Summary

Agence Code is a communications and design agency in Montreal, Canada. Owners use the Stratocast™ cloud video system to retrieve video from their iPad, mobile phones, or computers to see what’s happening in the office when abroad, or to quickly address alarms.

The company

Agence Code is a boutique agency offering services in graphic design, advertising, and communication, backed by over 20 years of experience. Their 1,500 square foot office is located in downtown Montreal in Quebec, Canada. The space provides an open loft working environment for six employees with a spacious meeting room. Business partners, Pierre Chapdelaine and Jean Lesage, own the property and all assets, and take great pride in their work environment. Security is always top of mind.

The challenge

“There have been a few instances of false alarms from our intrusion system,” explained Pierre Chapdelaine, Co-owner at Agence Code. “In these cases, we receive a call and are asked if the police should be dispatched, which results in a penalty fee. We wanted to add video surveillance to easily identify real threats of burglary versus false alarms. If our equipment was ever vandalized or stolen, we would lose valuable time and maybe even some work, so we need to make sure it is protected.”

“With Stratocast, we know our video is backed-up, safe and accessible from anywhere. It’s an affordable and easy-to-use solution that lets us keep an eye on our business when it is necessary.”

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Pierre Chapdelaine, Co-owner, Agence Code

Results

Agence Code relied on the expertise of Nuagesight, a Stratocast partner, to install and configure their new Stratocast video solution. The entire system was installed in a few hours. Agence Code owners now use the cloud video system to easily retrieve video from iPads, mobile phones or computers to see what’s happening in the office when abroad, or to quickly address alarms.

They also use the one-click accessibility to Stratocast video from their smartphones to verify when cleaning staff are in their offices or in case some weekend hours need to be logged for big projects. According to Chapdelaine, “As a small business owner, security is not always something we think about, but Stratocast is an affordable and easy-to-use option that lets us keep an eye on our business when it is necessary, for whatever reason.”

The solution

Convenient video access

Owners can quickly access video from their iPads, phones, or computers, whether they are in the office or not. They can check-in on the office or quickly address any false intrusion alarms.

Easy-to-use system

“We appreciate the modern and intuitive interface of Stratocast which makes us feel at ease even though we previously had very little familiarity with security technology,” said Chapdelaine.

Quick installation

The installation at Agence Code only took a few hours. With no servers installed, the integrator only had to pull wiring and install the cameras. It is easier than usual because there are no servers involved.

Efficient network bandwidth

To save bandwidth, Nuagesight was able to set up automatic event recording that’s triggered by motion detection. This ensures video won’t bog down the network and allows for ample storage.

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