Manything Pro works with Hikvision to add cloud to analog systems

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

OXFORDSHIRE, U.K.—Manything Pro, one of Hikvision’s official technology partners with more than 900,000 registered global users, has worked closely with engineers from Hikvision to successfully integrate its offsite cloud recording software with a range of digital video recorders (DVRs).

This advancement makes it possible for professional integrators to easily add IP functionality to existing coax systems—giving them a new source of recurring revenue through cloud subscription plans without the need to replace cameras or cabling, the Manything press release reads.  

“Cloud video storage is ramping as the next frontier solution and RMR opportunity for dealers,” Peter Mendlinger, VP of sales at Brooklyn Low Voltage Supply, said in a prepared statement. “Cloud DVR compatibility with Manything Pro allows BLVS integrators to further differentiate their product offering, bring true value-add to their DVR clients, and strengthen their own revenue model.”

Setup is simple and takes less than five minutes through the Manything Pro smartphone app, which is available on Apple and Android. The integrator just needs to enter the DVR’s IP address, port number, username plus password and the app does the rest.

Once Manything Pro is installed onto the DVR, the security software detects the cameras and adds them into the app. These cameras can be viewed and controlled remotely, and their video will be sent to the secure offsite Manything Pro cloud.

The first three compatible Hikvision DVR models are DS-7204HUHI-K1, DS-7204HUHI-K1/P and DS-7204HUHI-K2, with more coming soon.

“Adding offsite cloud recording as a new source of recurring revenue doesn’t need to be arduous,” Manything said in its press release. “Manything Pro have a payment platform which handles the recurring subscription payments for the integrator, meaning they simply need to specify the price they want to charge their customer and let Manything Pro do the rest.”

Manything, founded in 2012, stands for ‘monitor anything’ and the original Manything app was developed to turn old smartphones and tablets into video monitoring cameras. In 2016, Manything turned its attention to the professional security industry and integrated their software with a range of Hikvision cameras. The Manything platform monitors 25 years of video every single day for more than 900,000 registered users, the company said.