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Avigilon Unveils Physical Managed Security Platform on Azure

Avigilon, a Canadian company that specializes in video analytics, surveillance cameras and access control solutions, has unveiled Avigilon Blue, a Microsoft Azure-based managed services platform for security and surveillance. The company introduced Avigilon Blue at this week's ASIS International conference in Dallas.

With Avigilon Blue, partners can adjust camera settings and perform system upgrades from the cloud, Avigilon said in a prepared statement.

Avigilon Blue offers the following capabilities:

  • Automatic system health notifications.
  • Identification of system performance trends.
  • Remote monitoring.
  • Site analytics.

In addition, Avignon Blue integrates an on-premise Avigilon Blue Connect device that supports local storage as well as Avigilon and ONVIF-compliant cameras and sends critical events to the cloud for users to view and verify from their web-connected device, the company said.

The platform also utilizes real-time alarm notifications to bring attention to events that matter most, Avigilon stated, and provides automatic system updates.

Ultimately, Avigilon Blue ensures partners can offer remote support and service for sites, Avigilon noted. It features a recurring monthly revenue model based on site subscriptions, Avigilon said, and will enable partners to add new services as the platform expands.

Avigilon Blue is expected to be available in the first quarter of next year, Avigilon indicated.

What Is Avigilon?

Founded in 2004, Avigilon is best-known for providing high-definition surveillance equipment and software. The company offers surveillance systems used in a variety of locations globally, including:

  • Casinos.
  • Government institutions.
  • Retail settings.
  • Stadiums.
  • Transportation stations.

Avigilon recorded $99.4 million in revenue in the second quarter of 2017, up from $85.7 million in 2Q16, according to a prepared statement. Meanwhile, Avigilon Blue may help the company further accelerate its revenue growth thanks in part to the increasing demand for video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) solutions.

VSaaS solutions are increasingly being adopted by end users globally, market research provider Transparency Market Research said in a prepared statement. Key factors that are driving the demand for these solutions include:

  • Decreasing IT costs.
  • Growing interest in smart cities.
  • Technological advancements in video analytics.

The global VSaaS market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent between 2017 and 2022, market research firm Markets and Markets has predicted. Markets and Markets also has projected the global VSaaS market could be worth $5.93 billion by 2022, the company said in a prepared statement.

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Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.