Upcoming Mobile App Shootout - What Criteria Should Be Considered?

We are currently testing multiple VMSes Mobile Apps, and are evaluating what are the best features or capabilities to base our evaluation on.

The initial list of parameters / criteria we are starting out with are:

  • Number of Simultaneous Viewable Streams: Multiple Camera Streaming support is a strength.
  • Alarm Received/Acknowledgement/Forwarding: Receiving alarms as notifications on the app, and being able to acknowledge and potentially forward the alarm are strong points.
  • Video/System Event Support (Motion, Analytics, etc): In commercial/Enterprise environments using mobile apps as a primary video search tool might be limited, but being able to search through motion or analytic events in the app is a strength.
  • Streaming the Smartphone Camera back to the VMS Support: If a security officer has the app running in the field, they can trigger the phone to record back to the VMS.
  • Exporting/Downloading/Marking Video For Download: Being able to export or download a full quality version to the mobile device is a strength.
  • Snapshot Capture: Being able to capture a quick snapshot of an individual or vehicle to email/send to authorities is a strength.
  • HTTPS Support, 2 Factor Authentication, Security Features: Considering the mobility and potential dynamic network use (4G, public wifi, home wifi, etc), any/all data security features are a strength.
  • Cloud Connection Services: Related to the concerns in the above criteria, a secure cloud connection rather than port forwarding or firewall compromises is a strength.
  • Tablet Version of App: If the phone/small screen version of the app does not scale well to a 8-10+" tablet, having a tablet version is a strength. If the standard app scales properly, not having a tablet app won't necessarily be a weakness.
  • Stream Quality Settings: Streaming 1080P or 4K video over a 4G connection to a mobile device can cause data limitation concerns. Being able to adjust downscaling of live video at the server or at the device level is a strength.

What other criteria or aspects should we be considering for our evaluation? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks!

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