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The Security Dilemma: Cloud Storage vs. Local Storage - IZUM gsm gps smart device for tracking control spaces security sports

With technology evolving so quickly, it’s difficult to determine what type of storage is best for you. Hard drive, solid state drive, cloud drive … which one works and best suits your needs?

Unfortunately, the answer is a vague one — it depends on. But when it comes to surveillance and security for the smart home, cloud storage is the go-to option. Here’s why.

To start, here’s a diagram of how the cloud works:

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As you see, no information is stored on any of the physical devices. Because of this, the cloud holds several advantages over traditional storage.

Reliability: Hard drives are known to be corrupted or fail altogether. On the other hand, cloud storage is constantly backed up (think Google Drive) to prevent data loss.

Security: Also, since your information in the cloud is stored in a secure, remote location (protected by bank-level encryption, no less), cloud data is quite difficult to steal. Comparatively, a fragile local storage device like an SD card can be easily stolen, lost, or broken. In the event of a house robbery, it is all too easy for a thief to remove an SD card, destroying all video evidence of the crime. With cloud storage, even if the IZUM is stolen altogether, you would still have remote access to your device.

With IZUM all your data is safe!

That’s the expanding power of the cloud: unlike an SD card, the cloud will not suddenly run out of space. On our plans, you can store as much cloud video as you want within the given period.

Convenience: With cloud storage, you can access your data from pretty much anywhere. If you have the Internet, you have the cloud at your fingertips. What does this mean for you? You’ll have a more reliable, scalable, and the safer connection between your IZUM and you — wherever you are.

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