VSaaS by Bosch
Monitor, manage, record, and replay cloud video security footage from anywhere
VSaaS by Bosch enables users to monitor, manage, record, and replay video security footage directly in the cloud from anywhere. It helps site managers, security operators, or operations staff make quick decisions, especially from remote locations, when faced with events, preventing them from becoming incidents.
Scalable solution with minimized upfront investment
Each year demand for video surveillance continues to grow as organizations seek to increase the security and safety of people and property. Searching for a solution that scales with their operations while minimizing upfront investments is challenging for companies with many locations. Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) by Bosch is an easily scalable solution that addresses those needs. It helps users to monitor, manage, record, and replay video security footage from anywhere via the cloud. Thanks to VSaaS by Bosch, cameras are the only hardware investment needed on-site, which benefits many businesses, especially remote and unstaffed locations such as energy and construction sites. Since Bosch handles the video surveillance service and video storage in the cloud, less hardware is needed on location reducing capital expenses. It also eliminates maintenance and decreases costly site visits for storage equipment and server upkeep.
Businesses can operate the alarm management services and cloud storage directly or outsource to a Security Operation Center (SOC). The SOC will monitor all events across multiple sites 24/7 and deploy the appropriate measures for peace of mind. Whatever the choice, businesses can monitor remote locations and unstaffed sites from anywhere and only deploy measures or personnel, such as security guards when necessary, for additional cost savings.
Intelligent solutions that work around the clock
Instead of monitoring video footage 24/7, VSaaS by Bosch alerts when needed by combining AI at the edge and in the cloud.
VSaaS by Bosch works with Bosch and third-party cameras, offering video analytics at the edge. All Bosch IP cameras have built-in video analytics – a form of AI – to help them autonomously detect pre-defined situations and trigger the cloud-based alarm management service. If needed, the cloud service will alert users to take appropriate action. Bosch cameras are designed to minimize false alarms thanks to their ability to differentiate between real security events and false triggers such as snow, wind (moving trees), rain, hail, and water reflections, making video data more difficult to interpret.
Nevertheless, an actual alarm can still be unwanted based on the customer applications. It typically involves high costs because some response is needed. That's why an AI-based alarm verification service is planned for the second half of 2022 to complement our VSaaS offering. The service is designed to tailor alerts and filter unwanted alerts that don't meet the requirement of the intended application. For example, an animal detected by the camera alongside a perimeter is a valid alert, but unimportant for perimeter security. The planned AI-based alarm verification service will filter such unwanted alerts. The advantages of the service are minimizing false alarms, reducing costs, and strengthening the reliability of the security application.
Benefits of using VSaaS by Bosch
VSaaS by Bosch empowers users to improve operational efficiency, identify actionable insights with built-in Video Analytics on Bosch cameras, and gain a solid return on investment that delivers greater value across the entire organization.
Improved operational efficiency. Once cameras are deployed, all software maintenances, configuration settings and related processes are handled remotely. Users can easily and securely access and manage their live views and recordings anytime and anywhere from any smartphone, tablet, or computer for improved flexibility and operational efficiency.
Cost-effective. No servers are required to install, update, or maintain so businesses can quickly realize the cost-effectiveness of their investment. The only hardware needed are cameras, and businesses pay for only the services they use. They can add cameras where and when they need them and extend cloud storage depending on storage requirements and retention time needs. The flexible concept allows users to adapt a security solution that meets their budgets and needs. The planned AI-based alarm verification service will make it possible to tailor alerts to a customer’s needs, filtering unwanted alarms, increasing efficiency, and minimizing costs.
A future-proof and secure investment. Bosch continues to invest in and develop its cameras with AI running at the edge and in the cloud. Future cloud services and camera firmware updates ensure that the video system becomes more intelligent over time. This evolution minimizes unwanted alarms and delivers predictive insights enabling users to tailor solutions to specific customer needs.
Ready to connect. All Bosch IP cameras can securely connect to the cloud to build a secure ecosystem that supports remote monitoring, management, maintenance, and VSaaS. System integrators can work with their clients remotely via our cloud-based device management service. And perform services such as changing configuration settings or installing firmware updates, ensuring that a system meets the highest security standards.
Open platform: Bosch offers a flexible security solution that meets budgets and needs with no proprietary camera lock-in. VSaaS by Bosch can be deployed with Bosch and third party intelligent IP cameras to detect specific situations and trigger alarms.