IPVMU Certified | 10/15/13 03:14am
John, It would be great if you included Milestone's Camera Navigator, although its not exactly a map, it is configured based on a map, and although I think its cool concept feature, I have not been able to get it to function as its intended. It seams like when I place the cameras on the map the location of the camera hotlink changes on the image, but I cannot get it to correlate exactly to the location on live image, by adjusting its position on the map.
When you can put your access controlled doors and cameras both on the same map.
Aside from that I have rarely used camera maps other than in large installations.
We used mapping infrequently. Usually the customer was expeecting far more than the map could do. It would be nice if you could left click on the camera to bring up live video and right click to bring up recorded video. Maybe an option for a thumbnail right next to the camera with a snapshot updated hourly.
We use the mapping feature on our Exacq servers vewry frequently. Clients love the ease of use and realtime display of motion or events then be able to drilll down to the image with one click.
Along what John Groke said, having searchable icons of other security/safety systems on the same map - to allow faster access to the relevant camera in case of an event (such as access control, fire sensors, door sensors, motion sensors, glass break...)
Some of these system could be integrated to the VMS, resulting in automating the popup of the relevant cameras in case of a trigger, but most of them are not (could be, but might get too expensive)
I understand that this sounds like infringing on a basic feature of the PSIM functionality, but it would be far cheaper to have it in the VMS maps.