True cloud video surveillance: Do we need cloud police?

Currently and unfortunately, there is no such thing as Cloud Police. If there were, two-thirds or more of the companies using ‘cloud’ in their advertising and documentation would be in Cloud Jail for seriously misusing the word in their marketing.
The term ‘Cloud’ is over-used and misused—sometimes intentionally and knowingly, but also often in ignorance. It’s just a word—but in the context of cloud computing technology, it does have a specific meaning in the United States. We may lack cloud police, but we do have a resource that defines cloud.
Video surveillance system
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) spells out the requirements in The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing. Regardless of where in the world your video system is located, there are certain, fundamental attributes of a ‘Cloud Video Surveillance System.’
A true cloud system would have significant advantages o…