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VMS - Video Management Solution

VMS - Video Management Solution

Video management systems and video analytics are intellectual elements of a comprehensive security system for any organization and enterprise.

Video Management System (VMS - Video Management System) provides video camera management, video stream distribution and image display to security monitors, quick and effective incident response, access rights to control video cameras and video archive, prompt notification of security incidents.

Video analytics is a key element of any video surveillance system, as it allows you to automate the main tasks of protecting objects and territories, namely, the prediction and detection of potential risks, tracking and recognition of objects.

The image from video surveillance cameras is transmitted to the video content storage server, and using specialized software, it is automatically analyzed and processed, and the result is output to the administrator or head of the security system.

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Characteristics

Supported devices quantity

Near 5000
More than 6000
Near 5000
Near 6000
Near 5000
More than 7000
Near 5000

Scalability

Yes, depends on version
Yes, depends on version
Yes
Yes, depends on version
Yes, depends on version
Yes, depends on version
Yes

Centralized management

Yes, depends on version
No, Security Center needed
Yes
Yes, depends on version
N/A
Yes, depends on realization type
Yes

Distribution architecture types

Federated architecture
Federated architecture
Meging peer server
Federated architecture
Federated architecture
Federated architecture, Interconnect
Meging peer server

Supported IP devices types

  • Camera
  • DVR
  • NVR
  • Microphone
  • Door phone
  • Camera
  • DVR
  • NVR
  • Speakers
  • Microphone
  • Door phone
  • Camera
  • DVR
  • NVR
  • Speakers
  • Microphone
  • Door phone
  • Camera
  • DVR
  • NVR
  • Camera
  • DVR
  • NVR
  • Door phone
  • Camera
  • DVR
  • NVR
  • Speakers
  • Microphone
  • Door phone
  • Camera
  • DVR
  • NVR
  • Speakers
  • Microphone
  • Door phone

Camera q-ty per server

  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • 128
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • 20
  • 80
  • 479
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • 128

Camera q-ty per system

  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • 50 in merged system
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • 50 in merged system

Bandwidth restriction

Unlimited
200Мb/с
Unlimited
Unlimited
N/A
Unlimited
Unlimited

Client connections

  • Depends on version
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • Unlimited
  • Depends on version
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited

Mobile clients

WEB/Mobile
No, Security Center needed, additional license
WEB/Mobile
WEB/Mobile
WEB/Mobile
WEB/Mobile
WEB/Mobile

Mobile device camera video streaming

Yes
No, Security Center needed
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A

Free version

No
N/A
Yes, only for live view
Yes, 9 channels up to 2Mp
N/A
Yes, 8 channels verision
Yes, only for live view

Licensing

  • Per device license
  • Base license
  • Per device license
  • Per device license
  • Per channel
  • Per channel
  • Base license
  • Per device license
  • Per device license

Camera streams quantity

  • Unlimited (see licensing)
  • Unlimited
  • 2 streams
  • Unlimited (see licensing)
  • Unlimited (see licensing)
  • Unlimited
  • 2 streams

FPS recording

Unlimited
Unlimited
25
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
25

Supported protocols

  • HTTP
  • MJPEG
  • ONVIF
  • PSIA
  • ONVIF
  • RTSP
  • native video transport
  • HLS
  • HTTP
  • MJPEG
  • ONVIF
  • RTSP
  • progressive streaming (WebM)
  • HTTP
  • ONVIF
  • PSIA
  • RTSP
  • ONVIF
  • PSIA
  • RTSP
  • HTTP
  • ONVIF
  • PSIA
  • RTSP
  • HTTP
  • MJPEG
  • ONVIF
  • RTSP
  • progressive streaming (WebM)

Supported video codes

  • H.264
  • H.265
  • JPEG
  • MJPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • MxPEG
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • JPEG2000
  • MJPEG
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • Wavelet
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • MJPEG
  • WebM
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • JPEG
  • MJPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • MxPEG
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • MJPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • MJPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • MPEG-4 ASP
  • MxPEG
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • MJPEG
  • WebM

Supported audio codecs

  • AAC
  • G.711A
  • G.711U
  • G.722.1
  • G.726
  • G.729A
  • GSM-AMR
  • PCM
  • Depends on integration level
  • AAC
  • G.726
  • MP3
  • PCM (Mu-Law, A-law)
  • Transcoding to WebM
  • G.711
  • AAC
  • G.711A
  • G.711U
  • G.722.1
  • G.726
  • G.729A
  • GSM-AMR
  • PCM
  • AAC
  • G.711A
  • G.711U
  • G.722.1
  • G.726
  • G.729A
  • PCM
  • AAC
  • G.726
  • MP3
  • PCM (Mu-Law, A-law)
  • Transcoding to WebM

Supported OS, Server side

  • Windows
  • Windows
  • Windows
  • Linux on ARM architecture
  • Windows
  • Windows
  • Windows
  • Windows
  • Linux on ARM architecture

Supported database

proprietary
MS SQL
optimized SQLite
proprietary
proprietary
MS SQL
optimized SQLite

API/SDK

  • SDK
  • SDK
  • API
  • SDK
  • API
  • SDK
  • SDK
  • API
  • SDK
  • API
  • SDK

Supported OS, Client side

  • Windows
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web
  • Windows
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • MacOS
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web
  • Windows
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web
  • Windows
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • MacOS
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web

Virtualization

Yes
Yes
Yes, plus Docker
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, plus Docker

Failover

Yes, additional license required per channel
Yes, depends on version
Yes
Yes, depends on version
Yes, additional license required per channel
Yes, depends on version
Yes

Components monitoring system

Embeded, depends on version, ext. monitoring systems supporting
No, Security Center needed
Yes
Yes
N/A
Embeded, depends on version, ext. monitoring systems supporting
Yes

3rd party failover

Dual recording

Yes
Yes, with additional licensing
Yes
Yes, without additional licensing
Yes, with additional licensing
Yes, with additional licensing
Yes

Archive encryption

No
Yes, AES 256
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes, AES 256
N/A

Digital signature

Archive grooming

Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes, depends on version
N/A

User account types

  • Basic
  • Windows
  • AD
  • Basic
  • AD
  • Basic
  • LDAP
  • Basic
  • AD
  • Basic
  • Basic
  • Windows
  • AD
  • Basic
  • LDAP

Active Directory integration

Yes
No, Security Center needed
Yes
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes

Dual authorization

Dual authentication

User audit logs

Embedded analytics

Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes, additional licensing
Yes, additional licensing
N/A
N/A

3rd party integration

Yes
Yes, Security Center required for some of them
N/A
Yes
N/A
Yes
N/A

SmartSearch

Yes
Yes
Yes, camera should support MD event
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, camera should support MD event

Maps

Simpe maps
No, Security Center needed
Simpe maps
Simpe maps, Online maps
Simpe maps
Simpe maps, Online maps
Simpe maps

Smart Wall (software)

Yes, depends on version
N/A
Yes
Yes, depends on version
Yes, depends on version
Yes, depends on version
Yes

EdgeStorage

Yes, depends on integration
Yes, depends on integration
N/A
Yes, depends on integration
Yes, depends on integration
Yes, depends on integration
N/A

Transparent access to NVR storage

Yes, some models
Yes, some models
Yes, some models
N/A
Yes, some models
N/A
Yes, some models

Quick Sync support (Client/Server)

Yes/Yes
Yes/No
No/No
N/A
No/No
Yes/Yes
No/No

Nvidia HW accelaration (Client/Server)

N/A
Yes/No
Yes/No
N/A
No/No
Yes/Yes, depends on version
Yes/No

Update subscription

free
Subscription
Free
2Y/4Y/10Y subscription. Device drivers update is free.
N/A
1Y/2Y/3Y subscriptions. Device drivers update is free.
Free

Technical support

  • Free
  • N/A
  • Free
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Free
  • Paid
  • Free
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F.A.Q about VMS - Video Management Solution

What is Video Management Software?

A video management software (VMS) is a part of a video surveillance system that allows the user to access real-time videos, record, store, & playback recorded videos and derive useful insights of the surveillance site.

When to upgrade a Video Surveillance System?

Current Video Management Systems are capable of offering much more than just surveillance, hence, upgrading a VMS system becomes as important as upgrading the other assets of the business. A VMS system can be upgraded when an organization is:

  • Using a traditional CCTV surveillance system (Old equipment and cameras)
  • Incurring increased maintenance costs of the existing surveillance system
  • Expanding from Single site to multiple sites (Small to medium to large-sized enterprises)
  • In the need of Intelligent Video Analytics for monitoring sites, employees or business processes
  • Requiring Video Analytics for improving the site operations to benefit the customers, users of the VMS or employees
  • In need for standardization of VMS system equipment

What are the factors to consider while selecting video surveillance cameras for the VMS System?

Video surveillance cameras come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, features, and functions, which are designed to perform in diverse environmental conditions of the surveillance sites. There are few things that users must consider while selecting Video surveillance cameras for their VMS system. Users must check:

  • The camera resolution (image quality)
  • Indoor or outdoor camera compatibility
  • Wired or wireless cameras
  • Light sensitivity of the camera (ability of a surveillance camera to work in low light)
  • Shape of the camera (box type, bullet camera or dome camera)
  • Frame rate (more frames per second –fps defines more clear video)

Why should enterprises switch from traditional CCTV systems to cloud-based Video Management Systems?

Traditional CCTV systems are just analog devices with limited functionality to monitor and track the events in the camera vicinity, whereas new age cloud-based video management systems are smart enough to record, store, playback, and analyze the captured events in real-time and later. Cloud-based Video Surveillance systems are equipped with high-quality IP cameras, which provide a high-quality image with better fps for the system network. Storage is never an issue with these systems as all the data is stored on the cloud and can be fetched whenever required. Cloud-based video management systems are easy to install as users can just plug-and-play these devices for small setups. These systems are easily customizable in terms of camera numbers, features in the software, types of video analytics, etc.

What are different deployment types of Video Management Software?

Video Management Software can be classified into three deployment types:

On-premise VMS. On-premise VMS solutions are best suitable for managing video surveillance of a single site. All the streaming, recording & management servers, storage devices & applications are installed locally on-site. This allows user to manage their security and connected device ecosystem from the site itself.

Cloud based VMS. The cloud based VMS, unlike the on-premise VMS possesses higher flexibility and scalability. It allows the user to manage multiple sites, all at the same time – from any location and at any time.

Hybrid VMS. Hybrid VMS solution is a flexible surveillance solution, which generally comes with the capability of managing both analog and IP video signals simultaneously. It allows the enterprises to have traditional VMS solution to coexist with the functionalities of cloud Video Surveillance.

What are the benefits of microservice architecture in cloud video management software?

Microservice architecture based Cloud video management software overcomes the limitations of traditionally designed VMS solution (monolithic architecture) and addresses the evolving security needs of the businesses. Let’s see how it benefits cloud video management software:

Modularity: Micro-services allows video management software to be designed as a suite of various independent modules that remain integrated through APIs.

Scalability: A cloud based video management software on microservices is easily scalable i.e. any of the new service can be added or existing services can be upgraded in the software without affecting the video surveillance.

Flexibility: Through microservices based cloud video management software, users can opt for any new VMS services to be added or removed in their existing software according to their evolving business needs. This can be of great help to the users as they can follow the pay per feature business model. It also allows developers to choose the programming languages of their choice, for its development.

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