It’s Cloud 9 for new security company

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West Island natives driving force behind Nuagesight

Nuagesight founders Michael Elkin (right) and Dylan Chero (centre) examine potential spots their ‘smart’ surveillance system could monitor in Dollard des Ormeaux recently.

Two West Island natives are the brains behind a new company that will allow property and business owners to keep an eye on their property – without really keeping an eye on their property.

Nuagesight is a new company that opened for business earlier this month, and its guiding forces are president Dylan Chero, a Kirkland native and vice-president Michael Elkin, who grew up in Dollard des Ormeaux.

The company’s cloud-computing services will monitor security cameras and alert those responsible before there’s even something to watch out for, Elkin said, thanks to the application that can predict – based on certain factors – an incident, in advance.

“At that point, the client receives an e-mail on their phone or their tablet and they can immediately see what’s happening,” said Elkin, a graduate of Lindsay Place High School in Pointe Claire, said.

The company’s tagline is ‘Video surveillance just got smarter,’ and that’s an apt description of what they do, Elkin said, because the company’s applications can be more wide-ranging than simple surveillance; the cloud-computing algorithm allows for clients and business owners to monitor traffic in their retail establishments and set up their displays and merchandise accordingly.

“We’re able to help business owners use the information they get to help their business as well. Our advanced analytics help track and monitor specific day-to-day happenings, and give the client the ability to interpret that data, and react,” he said.

The service will allow companies to streamline their video-surveillance teams and allow property- and business-owners to tend to their main priority: running their businesses.

“It really does free them up to focus on their core business and allow them to have the peace of mind to run their business and not have to worry their surveillance,” he said.

Nuagesight recently completed its first installation on the Lady Dutch retail store in the Carrefour Laval shopping centre.

Nuagesight has partnered with Pointe Claire-based Dynamic Alarm Systems and the partnership will allow them to pair services to clients when desired, Elkin said.

“It’s a very interesting partnership for us,” said Dynamic co-owner Darren Hill. “I think it’s a great idea for both us and it’s a great idea for us to have partnered with them.”

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Organizations: Cloud 9, Dynamic Alarm Systems

Geographic location: West Island

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