IPVMU Certified | 09/06/15 01:47pm
Steve - I've been down the same path, and found that Video Insight's VMS suits the bill. I can give you demo login to 5 or 6 live customer installations. These provider very high quality images, the inexpensive upgrade of a coax system, and very sophisticated VMS features with $0 ongoing cost of ownership. Visit me at www.allcampussecurity.com and call to chat.
Am I the only one who thinks it is odd to have settled on that many cameras of a certain type, and THEN begin to wonder what VMS they will play well with?
Cart before the horse, etc...
Ethan has tested Dahua with a number of VMSes. He will be able to provide detailed feedback on what he found works and does not work.
IPVMU Certified | 09/06/15 10:25pm
Steve - understand your situation, and frustration, perfectly. While I don't see that specific Dahua IP camera model on their list, the Video Insight solution does support a long list of Dahua cameras. You can easily try the VI VMS to see if it works for you. Tap on my name/link above and give me a call or email. I'll walk you through the full-function, 60-day, 99-camera trial. - Michael
Instead of pushing VI on him why not ask what features his customer is looking for.
The cameras we are looking at so far are the Daquan ones listed above they come with tripwire, intrusion,face and scene change. Which is what the client is looking for plus a little more. Thank you for all your help.
I'm not finding this exact camera listed in Milestone, Exacq, Genetec or Avigilon, maybe it's too new?
So unless a manufacturer were to confirm directly, I would say you need to get a sample and try it out with the VMSes themselves, especially considering the number of cameras.
IPVMU Certified | 09/07/15 12:29pm
I have limited experience with Dahua, if you're looking to use the analytics, it might be best to stay with an end to end solution. I don't think you're going to find a lot of VMS's that will allow you to configure the analytics inside the vms...which could be time consuming and cumbersome for the customer and you. If I were you, I would stick with all Dahua. If you don't like their CMS and that's why you're looking for a VMS. You could consider using Hikvision, IMO their client software is better, and you can configure the analytics via the web UI and client software. Pickup a 64 channel recorder and use the IVMS client software to manage it.
If integration of their analytics is what you're after, I can't comment just yet. None of the models we have have intrusion, tripwire, etc. We have a couple on order which do, but it will likely be another week til they arrive.
As far as integration of the cameras and basic features, Genetec, Milestone, Exacq, Avigilon, and Video Insight all integrate motion events from the cameras. I'd hestitate to say one integrates them better or worse, because nothing simply stood out as such in my testing.
We currently use the Dahua SD59230SN-HN with Video Insight and I can confirm that VI does work with camera-side motion detection on that model Dahua. We also have two of the new SD6AL230FN-HNI low-light PTZ's with on-board analytics and I can confirm that VI does NOT integrate with those analytics, nor does VI directly support that model (you can use the 59230 settings in VI to get basic support). The only thing I have found that suports the on-camera analytics is Dahua's own SmartPSS. We plan to do extensive testing soon on the analytics using FTP and email alerts directly from the cameras. Thus far we have tested the object tracking and found it works "OK" in scenes that are not busy, but have not yet tested tripwire, intrusion, or any of the other IVS settings (the new analytic cameras just arrvied at our facility this past week).