Cloudastructure Nominated to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Cloudastructure’s cloud-based surveillance platform with powerful analytics, securely stores, indexs, and accesses your surveillance footage in the cloud, so you can monitor and review 24/7 from any internet enable device.

Cloudastructure, a provider of cloud-controlled video surveillance systems who recently secured more than $29 Million in First RegA+ offering, is pleased to announce that the Cloudastructure Video Surveillance Solution has been nominated to compete in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Cloudastructure is a revolutionary cloud based video and surveillance system that uses machine learning (ML) computer vision to recognize objects, faces and more.

These capabilities allow users to rapidly search video footage much like you do the web through our sophisticated object tagging capability.


Cloudastructure runs every video through the company’s own computer vision system which generates tags for every object it sees in the video.

Things like or “person”, “animal” or “vehicle”. Then, Cloudastructure allows you (the user) to search by tag. No more watching branches blow or cars drive by for an hour.

Just search on “person” and see only videos that have people in them. With facial recognition you can also search for a bad actor or specific person.


Cloudastructure tags all videos with faces in them, which allows clients to search by known person (e.g. Patrick) or unknown person (e.g. Unknown123), and additionally to track a person’s location history. (For example, “when was Unknown123 on campus and where?”)

(Cloud-based video surveillance keeps the enterprise safe and secure. Securely store, index and access footage in the cloud, so users always know what is happening, 24/7 from any internet enable device. Courtesy of Cloudastructure and Vimeo.)

AI + ML = Smarter Surveillance

Manage Anytime, Anywhere

The Cloudastructure cloud-based platform also offers an alternative to on-premises solutions, which can be costly to operate and scale and require on-site monitoring.

Securely store and access recorded and live video feeds in the cloud through a browser, so you can monitor and review 24/7 from any internet enable device.

Get full control and visibility of your entire distributed physical footprint with easy access to time-stamped video recorded by Cloudastructure Video Surveillance Software.

Cloudastructure securely stores & indexes all your footage in the cloud.

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Cost Effective, Scalable and Integrated Cloud Solutions to Secure One Building or an Entire Campus
With Cloudastructure cloud video surveillance service, your video is stored off-site, supporting any required retention time. Standard retention can be 30, 60, 90 days or longer. View footage live or searched by person, object or other factors. (Courtesy of Cloudastructure)

In terms of scalability, Cloudastructure is most competitive when servicing multiple sites — for example a customer with 25 locations can maintain 50 separate silo systems with traditional video surveillance systems, or utilize just one SaaS solution from Cloudastructure.

Rick Bentley, CEO at Cloudastructure Inc.
Rick Bentley, CEO at Cloudastructure Inc.

“The cloud-based video surveillance market has seen considerable growth in 2021, and yet there are still many reluctant businesses,” explained Rick Bentley, Cloudstructure’s Founder and CEO.

“It is estimated that 90% of companies have not made the move to cloud yet and are still relying on antiquated technology to secure their businesses.”

“We started Cloudastructure because we wanted to provide enterprises with a user-oriented, affordable and scalable solution that offers advanced AI/ML capabilities while also remaining extremely secure.”

Cloudastructure video surveillance systems are user-oriented and securely connects to the cloud. Cameras distributed throughout your enterprise send video to an on-site Cloud Video Recorder (CVR). Using the built in AI, the information is then moved to a secure cloud based remote server, where authorized users can log in from any internet enabled mobile device to monitor the feed in real-time and review recorded history up to 10x faster than a traditional DVR. (Courtesy of Cloudastructure)
Cloudastructure video surveillance systems are user-oriented and securely connects to the cloud. Cameras distributed throughout your enterprise send video to an on-site Cloud Video Recorder (CVR). Using the built in AI, the information is then moved to a secure cloud based remote server, where authorized users can log in from any internet enabled mobile device to monitor the feed in real-time and review recorded history up to 10x faster than a traditional DVR. (Courtesy of Cloudastructure)

“Unlike other industries, cannabis retail stores face strict compliance regulations that require 24×7 video storage for 3 months or more,” added Paul Henderson, President at High Times. 

“Cloudastructure’s solution allowed us to both store video in the cloud and on premises to meet our complex compliance requirements.”

“The additional AI features such as rapid search, facial recognition and license plate reading are critical features to protect and respond swiftly to any potential incidents at our stores.”

President and Co-founder of High Times Paul Henderson
Paul Henderson, President and Co-founder of High Times

With the Cloudastructure platform, cameras distributed throughout an enterprise send video to an on-site cloud video recorder which then sends the video via a secure connection to a cloud-based remote server.

Of course, with everything in the cloud, all the data stays physically secure in the event of fires, floods, robberies, or whatever damage could occur to building camera.

Authorized users can log in from any internet-enabled mobile device to monitor the feed in real time and review recorded history up to 10 times faster than a traditional DVR.

Manufacturers, universities and health care organizations have all successfully used Cloudastructure’s solution for a centralized view of multiple sites from any mobile device and access to the platforms AI (artificial intelligence) and ML features.

Cloudastructure analytics include:

  • Rapid search through sophisticated tagging

  • Facial recognition

  • Anomaly detection

  • Face mask detection

  • Social distancing detection

  • People or object counting

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  • Automatic license plate reading

  • Fall detection

  • Calculate how many people are in a space and their physical distance

  • Detect elevated temperatures

These unique capabilities along with the secure cloud-based architecture that offers a 75% lower total cost of ownership, separated Cloudastructure from its competitors at the most pivotal time.

Developed in 2003, Cloudastructure is one of the longest standing cloud based AI surveillance providers in the market today.

To Learn More about the Cloudastructure offerings, please visit

Cloudastructure to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer, David Pekoske
David Pekoske, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer

American Security Today is pleased to announce TSA Administrator  David Pekoske, will join the organization as a featured speaker at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon, on November 18, 2021 at ISC East in New York City.

“On the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic, continued unrest in our cities and potentially catastrophic cyberattacks on our nations critical infrastructure, the focus of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon will be on the latest, state-of-the-art innovations that are driving investments in new public security and safety technologies and systems,” said AST Editorial and Managing Director Tammy Waitt.

“As a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, innovation and aviation, surface transportation and maritime security, David Pekoske’s message highlighting his top priorities and challenges for the TSA based on his years of wide-ranging experience will be critical to our attendees internalizing the critical nature of these escalating challenges, and realizing innovative new approaches to meet them.”

The 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by AMAROK and SIMS Software, along with Returning Premier Sponsors
ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, and Reed Exhibitions.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!
COVID Innovations And Many Others!


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The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

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2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

At ISC East 2021 you with the opportunity to interact with a broad array of security industry professionals.

ISC East works closely with other businesses in the security and public safety space to help bring together the Northeast’s largest security trade show each year.

In collaboration with premier sponsor SIA (Security Industry Association) and in partnership with ASIS NYC, ISC East is proud to work with and be supported by various associations, trade publications, charities, and more.

Therefore, the ISC audience of security dealers, installers, integrators, consultants, corporate, government and law enforcement/first responder practitioners will be joined by the ASIS NYC audience of major corporate managerial-through-director-level national and global security executives.

The combination of one-on-one conversations with the industry’s top innovators,  integrators and security executives, special events, high-quality education and training, and strong support from industry associations, will allow attendees to learn and evaluate solutions from leading security exhibitors and brands. 

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

Your ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon registration includes complimentary attendee access to ISC East – Thank take advantage of this exclusive luncheon opportunity to take a break from the show – Invite your team, guests, clients and show visitors to a lovely and affordable plated meal event in the heart of New York City, for  a fabulous networking opportunity!

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The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

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The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

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It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION has what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitigate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

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