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Alibaba Cloud Link Vision Video Service: An IoT Solution for the Security Industry

This article discusses how Alibaba Cloud's Link Vision Video Service can help the security industry with Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

On July 26th, 2018, Alibaba Cloud IoT launched Link Vision 1.0, a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) video service. This service will empower the traditional surveillance camera manufacturers and security protection projects and enable them to digitally and intelligently transform their industry by providing them with an open platform and video AI solutions for IoT.


According to the data, the value of the security industry is expected to reach 800 billion RMB by 2020 due to the high demand for security in sectors such as safe cities, traffic, finance, and education. The annual compound growth rate for the security industry is anticipated to reach 10%. The rapid growth of IoT technology provides a solution to the challenges faced in digitally transforming the security industry, and assists enterprises in implementing digital and smart tools.

At present, the consumer-grade security market is dominated by household cameras, with a few exceptions from high-end manufacturers. Many small and medium-sized enterprises in this industry rely on traditional P2P business model. Users can view camera feeds through a mobile app, but these apps often encounter technical issues such as poor quality and buffering delays. At the same time, many traditional household cameras store their videos on local SD cards, which pose threats to security.

Enterprises with less mature development capabilities will be able to quickly upgrade their technology with a "hardware + software + service" model with Alibaba Cloud's Link Vision IoT open platform. Moreover, customers will be able to smoothly access and manage their cameras through the cloud and experience higher picture quality against a traditional P2P model.

For security monitoring systems deployed across cities and large enterprises. , traditional solutions don't store and read large quantities of video data efficiently. This makes it impossible for these enterprises to conduct structured analysis of complex video AI or carry out global searches, and real-time monitoring, or tracking due to this issue. It is typically hard to report and follow up on the security incidents.

Alibaba Cloud Link Vision's IoT Video AI Solutions can solve the above-mentioned problems. A single edge media server can implement and connect to up to 128 local industrial-grade webcams. Businesses can extract high-quality videos with AI-structured data and upload them to cloud storage. Thus, it is easy to implement advanced services such as a global visual object, event searching, monitoring, and tracking.

Alibaba Cloud has already released a number of cloud-integrated products since the launch of Alibaba Cloud IoT in the Cloud Conference last year. Alibaba Cloud IoT takes the path of "computing everywhere." Computing should not be limited to cloud, but should also include edge and device clients.

In other words, it is possible to coordinate computing across all three ends - device, edge, and cloud. With the launch of Alibaba Cloud Link Vision, Alibaba Cloud IoT is not just opening cloud integration services to the video sector but is also helping businesses implement real-time processing and big data capabilities, striving to fully realize the digital and intelligent transformation within the security industry.

To learn more about Alibaba Cloud IoT solution, visit www.alibabacloud.com/solutions/IoT

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