Alarm Management Tutorial

By: Sarit Williams, Published on Nov 25, 2013

Professional VMSes aim to be more than simply video managing machines. In particular, larger organizations need to respond to specific alarms (or events) in a timely, organized manner. Because of that, many VMSes have added in capabilities to do so.

In this tutorial, we examine the options for VMSes managing alarms, how they are created, received, handled, acknowledged and searched.

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Searching ******

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