First 100,000 CCTV cameras – Rostelecom’s smart cloud video surveillance for households gains momentum

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Moscow, Russia – April 15, 2019 – Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), the largest digital service provider in Russia, today announces that it has sold 100,000 cameras since the video surveillance service for households was launched in the market. The solution helps householders monitor their homes remotely from anywhere as long as they can access the Internet.

Rostelecom’s video surveillance system is a proprietary cloud solution with a smart control system and robust security system for sensitive data. Rostelecom’s solution encrypts data along the entire transmission path – from cameras to the Company’s data centers.

In order to use this service, clients only need to acquire an off-the-shelf solution, which includes a digital video camera (HD or FullHD) with infrared illumination, enabling properties to be monitored in complete darkness; cameras also have a wide view angle, a built-in microphone and a motion sensor. The Push-to-talk function transmits voice messages, enabling users to contact their family members, when their smartphones are in silent mode.

The system can be used to deliver indoor and outdoor video surveillance of properties as well as their gardens and driveways. Clients can install, activate and customize camera displays and their output independently.

An intuitive web-interface and a free mobile app provides a simple and user-friendly live online surveillance service. Customers are able to control more than one smart CCTV camera remotely across multiple locations, anywhere in Russia. A cloud-based platform stores and processes video files in an archive facility for between 7 and 30 days (depending on the tariff plan). An automatic video recording is provided when a sensor is triggered or camera view is overlapped. Clients can also arrange online broadcasting of recordings or provide access to other users via a web link. In case of interruptions in Internet access, video image does not disappear and is automatically recorded on a SD card.

Diana Samoshkina, vice president for the mass-market business unit:
“The ecosystem we are creating within Rostelecom comprises services and platforms for households and families and covers almost any need they may have. The desire for safety and security for loved ones is a basic human need and the most common source of stress. Rostelecom’s video surveillance service gives customers piece of mind by enabling them to rapidly and efficiently check up on their children, parents, monitor repair works at home or even watch their pets. We are pleased to see the great interest from our clients in this simple and user-friendly smart digital solution, which will free them from daily concerns.”

Rostelecom intends to expand its partnerships with leading manufacturers of CCTV cameras in order to ensure that their equipment synchronizes with the “Video Surveillance” service. Dahua Technology has already developed the first IMOU cameras, which are compatible with Rostelecom’s cloud “Video Surveillance” service.

The comprehensive off-the-shelf solution “Smart Home. Video Surveillance” is available for orders at or Rostelecom’s sales and maintenance points. The service is compatible with any Internet network, and also works over Wi-Fi.