What To Include In An Enterprise VMS Checklist?

What are the key features and functionality required in a VMS to make it 'enterprise class'?

Post your requirements in the comments, and we will compile them into a list here.

Features listed so far:

  • 2 Factor Authentication support
  • 3rd party integrations/API
  • Active directory support
  • Alarm/Event notification and management
  • Alarm/Event scripting/automation (move PTZ on event, etc.)
  • Automated software update option
  • Camera statistics/details (bitrate info, online status, storage used, etc.)
  • Configuration backup/import from server
  • Detailed logging
  • Dual stream support (for cameras that offer it)
  • Encrypted client/server communications
  • Encrypted server/camera communications (where supported by camera)
  • Federation support
  • Global/cross-server configuration management options
  • Granular logging of user login/logout, configuration changes, rights grants, etc.
  • Granular rights management, by group or user
  • Graphical log viewer/parser
  • Invalid login alerts
  • Mapping functionality
  • Multiple alert methods - email, popup, video push, etc.
  • Multiple NIC support
  • Notification of critical events (loss of camera, loss of disk, etc.)
  • NTP Synchronization support
  • ONVIF Device discovery
  • Per-device recording and retention management settings
  • Private bookmark ability
  • Redundant recording support
  • Server failover capability
  • System statistics report (retention data, oldest video stored, retention per camera, CPU usage, memory usage, network errors)
  • Two way audio support
  • Unlimited client connections
  • Unlimited device support (may be restricted by hardware/network)
  • Unlimited, or very high limit for users and groups
  • Video wall support
  • Watermarked/verified video export
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