What Is The Minimal List Of Features That SMB Recorders/VMSes Should Have?

Hello everybody

I was reading article about most common projects in the industry: SMB Market Video Surveillance Guide and Favorite SMB Video Surveillance Manufacturers

My takeaway is that most of the projects are relatively small, no more than 20 cameras.
Also while hikvision is doing very well well on hardware side, it has a weaker position on recorders/VMS/DVR.

It could be multiple reasons why, one of them could be that integrator tend to be consistent on solution they use for small and big projects .. or whatever.
I'd like to know what's the critical set of features VMS/Recorders must have to fit into SMB solutions.

For example: how critical is to have:

- 2 way audio
- alarm monitor
- storage backups
- bookmarks
- POS integration.
- LDAP integration.
How many projects will you loose if not having it on your solutions?
May be there is an article about it on IPVM I missed already?

May be I should ask a different question:
what is the minimal list of features to fit into SMB recorders/VMSes should have?
Any input is appreciated.
Thanks!
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