Do you need a cloud-based IP camera on a magnet? A detailed discussion with an expert

Video surveillance has become a household necessity when you need to keep an eye on children and pets, hired staff, elderly family members when they are alone at home. It is also worth being aware of the situation in the house during vacations and at the cottage in winter time. Would a cloud-based IP camera be suitable for such purposes? What is it and how to find the best video surveillance solution?

What is a cloud camera? 

A cloud video camera can be an ordinary surveillance camera as well as an old smartphone with an app installed. The innovative cloud surveillance system allows you to save significantly on the purchase of an analog camera.    

The app service turns an ordinary gadget into a cloud video camera. And all the basic functions can be used for free. The user has a choice of what to use as a surveillance camera – already installed cameras or a smartphone.

What is a cloud video camera on a magnet? 

Cloud IP surveillance cameras already have software in their kit. It consists of a computer program, a mobile application built into the surveillance camera. “Stuffing” performs the functions of encryption, video processing, establishing communication between the camera and the cloud, recording, and other “smart” processes.

The cloud video camera on the magnet is convenient to mount in different locations as needed, it is mobile. It easily connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi.

The video camera on a magnet is enough to connect to a personal account once. It does not need to be reactivated and configured in case of transferring and connecting in another location. 

Cloud storage allows you to be calm in the fact that if a camera is carried away by intruders, the video archive will remain. It is also possible to record on an SD card.

Two solutions. Which one should I choose? 

When you need an easy-to-use and inexpensive video surveillance system for your home, there are two solutions to this problem. Let’s look at both and choose the best one. 

Chinese-made camera with P2P connection. The camera and mobile application are connected directly via the Internet. The Chinese focus on mass production and are not particularly keen on the quality and viability of their products.

A cloud camera with a special cloud surveillance service transmits data to a server where the video will be processed. From there it is transmitted to a mobile application, to the user’s personal account, or to a desktop program.

It should not be forgotten that no one gives guarantees for Chinese equipment, it may violate the norms of Russian legislation. And the responsibility and all the risks will only be borne by the Russian buyer.   

Chinese CCTV cameras may well be unsuitable for full installation and operation. But this is only minor trouble compared with the criminal liability, which can threaten the use of special devices to gather information covertly. The conclusion is obvious.

Rational Solution

Today, cloud video surveillance is artificially intelligent, highly efficient, and multifunctional. It no longer requires large financial investments and costly equipment.

Free cloud storage for IP surveillance cameras allows you to access video archives at any time from anywhere in the world where there is the Internet.

The Faceter cloud surveillance system allows you to integrate any number of surveillance cameras into one system. And the camera can be an IP camera, a tablet, or an old smartphone. 

Yes, an old smartphone or tablet can get a second life and become useful in surveillance. And it doesn’t matter that it is morally and physically obsolete. If there is a camera, a processor, a screen in it, then use it instead of a video camera. A great money saver if you need a video nanny or baby monitor.     


Faceter’s cloud-based video surveillance service is convenient, simple, and straightforward for anyone to use. It is possible to control home video cameras from your smartphone. And for the role of a camera, any gadget will do. Faceter will send a motion notification, mark it in the archive, and turn on the night vision mode itself when it gets dark.

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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