NEW YORK, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To expand video management for the Samsung SmartCam HD Plus and deliver unmatched security to customers, Hanwha Techwin America (formerly Samsung Techwin America) today launched the SmartCloud, a cloud storage service powered by video analytics. The service provides a viable alternative to the 128 GB of local video storage that the SmartCam HD Plus currently offers.
"In studying customer feedback to improve our offerings, we found an overwhelmingly high demand for cloud services," said Richard Simone, Hanwha Techwin America VP of Sales and Marketing. "By releasing the SmartCloud, we're introducing an unparalleled level of cloud capabilities that meets consumers' expectations and provides the optimal home monitoring experience."
With the SmartCloud, video footage is securely and privately stored in the cloud, offering users the strongest level of protection against any home invasion. Whether a camera is stolen or damaged, the video will be preserved and users will be equipped to review the footage history from any unforeseen events.
The SmartCloud also delivers improved motion detection accuracy in any setting, leveraging enhanced algorithms to better analyze lights and shadows to filter out irrelevant activity from footage that could trigger false alarms. It can disregard rain, snow and shadows seen through a window, resulting in improved video accuracy for challenging outdoor environments compared to the SmartCam HD Plus' standard features.
This offering also represents the latest progression in activity recognition. While most home video monitoring services overwhelm users with alerts regarding slight changes in the vicinity, the SmartCloud's Zone feature can accurately distinguish between motion that is of interest to consumers and meaningless noise. With this tool, there are also no limits to the number of zones, within a camera's field of view, that a user can individually monitor.
"In the home surveillance marketplace, we know customizability and affordability is critical to customer satisfaction," said Simone. "With the SmartCloud Zone feature and storage options, we're equipping users with the tools to accurately monitor activity around their properties and peacefully safeguard that footage in the cloud."
Users will also have the option to continuously record video 24/7 for extra safety, depending on the SmartCloud service plan they select:
- Starter – For $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year, users can access up to five days of event recording.
- Essential – For $7.99 a month or $79.99 per year, users can continuously record and store up to seven days of video.
- Elite – For $19.99 a month or $199.99 per year, users can continuously record and store up to 21 days of video.
The SmartCloud also leverages bank-level security to ensure that users can safely view and manage their videos, even on open wireless networks. With the enhanced restrictions, footage will be encrypted while in transmission to the cloud and streamed securely on computers, iOS and Android devices via SSL encryption.
Customers can subscribe to the SmartCloud at www.mysmartcamcloud.com to gain access to these latest capabilities and start a free 15-day, risk-free trial.
About Hanwha Techwin America
To advance video surveillance solutions worldwide, the Hanwha Group acquired Samsung Techwin America from Samsung Electronics in December 2014 and is re-branding the division under Hanwha Techwin America. As part of the arrangement, both organizations agreed to preserve the Samsung product name to continue the development of innovative products for professional and consumer security applications. Building on the company's history of innovation, Hanwha Techwin America is dedicated to providing system solutions with the highest levels of performance, reliability and cost-efficiency. For more information, visit www.hanwhatechwin.com.
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