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SecurityStation VSaaS Blog

Plug and play vs. manual configuration

February 15th, 2011 by Kevin

In SecurityStation we’ve built an intuitive, open system. We’ve achieved this in a number of ways.

First, we wanted user choice to be an important consideration in any decisions we made, so we have avoided locking SecurityStation into any particular camera model or brand. Unlike many other vendors, we believe user choice is a key element in the growth and success of VSaaS.

Secondly, we offer a choice of connection methods. We have developed, in-house, a unique plug-and-play system that already works for Panasonic BL- and BB-range cameras and is currently in the process of being rolled out to a range of Axis cameras. If you prefer to configure your cameras manually that option is also available through our manual configuration facility. Why offer both of these methods? Flexibility. Plug and play is quicker and easier and provides the same feature set as manually configuring your cameras, but experienced customers with knowledge of router configurations, port forwarding and dynamic DNS might require a finer level of control that plug and play does not offer.

Our working process has been about tailoring SecurityStation to our customers. Where it is possible and beneficial, we want to provide choice. That’s been our philosophy during the development of SecurityStation, and it will continue to be so as we refine and expand the service.

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