Arcules Cloud VMS Tested

By: Sean Patton, Published on Nov 19, 2018

Arcules is a big bet, or as they describe themselves a 'bold company', spun out and backed by Milestone and Canon.

But how good is Arcules cloud VMS? They recently started general availability and, in this test, we examine their capabilities.

In this test, we examine Arcules' main strengths and primary weaknesses including:

  • Compared to Milestone XProtect
  • People and Vehicle Detection Analytics
  • Low Latency Cloud Streaming
  • Video Evidence Case Management
  • False Positive Video Analytic Alerts
  • Limited Alarm Notifications
  • Proprietary Format Support / Video Watermarking
  • PTZ Support
  • 3rd Party Integrations
  • Gateway Appliance Offered / 3rd Party Hardware Supported
  • Software Updates
  • Direct Driver and ONVIF Camera Support
  • Pricing
  • Compared to Eagle Eye and Genetec Stratocast
  • Features On Roadmap

********* * *** ***, or ** **** ******** themselves * '**** *******', spun *** *** ****** by ********* *** *****.

*** *** **** ** Arcules ***** ***? **** recently ******* ******* ************ and, ** **** ****, we ******* ***** ************.

** **** ****, ** examine *******' **** ********* and ******* ********** *********:

  • ******** ** ********* ********
  • ****** *** ******* ********* Analytics
  • *** ******* ***** *********
  • ***** ******** **** **********
  • ***** ******** ***** ******** Alerts
  • ******* ***** *************
  • *********** ****** ******* / Video ************
  • *** *******
  • *** ***** ************
  • ******* ********* ******* / 3rd ***** ******** *********
  • ******** *******
  • ****** ****** *** ***** Camera *******
  • *******
  • ******** ** ***** *** and ******* **********
  • ******** ** *******

[***************]

Executive *******

*** * ******* *** was **** ****-*** * year *** * **** ago, ******* ***** *** proved ***** ***** ** our *******, **** **** overall *********** ************ *** no ******** *** ***********. On *** ***** ****, not ************ *** * 17-month-old *******, ******* ** missing * ****** ** commonly **** *** ********.

*** ******* *** ***** cloud, ******* ** ***** considering *** *** ***** who **** **** ********** VMS ************, ************ *** software ** ***** ********. We **** ** ****** Arcules ** **** ** track *** ***** ** development.

VMS *********

******* *** ******* ******** strengths ****** **** ***** use ** *********'* **** base, ***** ******* *********, and ***** *********:

  • ****** *** ***** *** mobile *******
  • ****** *** ******* *********
  • ***** ******** **** **********
  • *** ******* ***** *********

VMS **********

******* *** ******* *********** features **** *** ******* or ******** ******** ** conventional *****:

  • ** ***** ****** ** Internet ** ***
  • ***** ******** ****** ******** / *********
  • ** *********** ****** ******
  • ** *** *******
  • ** *****-***** ****** ** other ************
  • ******* ***** ************ ********

Overview *****

*** ********* *-****** ***** overviews *** ******* *** Portal *** ***** ******, highlighting ********* *** **********:

Similarity ** ********* * *******

******* ***** ***** *** mobile *** *** **** similar ** *********, ******* the ********* ********* **** base. **** **** ******** like ****** ****** ******* are **** ******** **** Milestone.

**** ** * *********** advantage *** ******* ******** to ***** ***** ********, which ********* **** * thick ****** *** *********** direct ****** *******:

People *** ******* ********* *********

******* *** ********** ***** utilization ** ****** ***** services *** ******* *** video *********.

** * ******* ****** size *** ************ **** (default *********** ********, ** range ****** ****** ** missed *******), ****** *** Vehicle ********* ********* ************, with ** ***** ********* on ******** *******, *******, foliage, ***.

*******, ******** ** ******* video *********, ******* **** not ******* ******** *****, tracking *****, ** *** visual ********** ** *** trigger ** *** ******** event.

**** ********* ** ***** with * **** ***** camera **** ** *** not **** ********* * person ******** *** ***:

******** **** **** ******** during *** *** *** night ******* ********** ******:

*** ************* ********* **** caused ******** ***** ******** alerts *** ****** ********* was ***** ******** ** night:

Many ***** ******** ***** ****** ******** ******

***** ****** *** ******* detection ********* ****, **** limited ***** ********* (********* due ** ******* **********), the ****** ******** ******** suffered **** ******** ***** positive ****** *** ** lighting (* *********** ** blinking ******* ****** ****** and ** **** **** a ****** ****** ******** on *** ***).

Low ******* ***** *********

*** ***** ******* ****** in *** ******* ****** are **** ***** *******, not *** **-******* *******. Streaming ******* *** ********* around * *******, *** never ***** * *******. This ** *********** *** the ********** ************ ******* Arcules ** ********* **, with **** ****** ****** for **** ********** ** security ********.

Video ******** **** **********

******* ****** * ***** service ****** "*****" ***** video ******** **** ******* cameras ** ********** **** a **** **** *** be ******** ** ****** the *** ** ***** Client. ****** ***** ******** functionality, ****** ** **** the ***** *** ***** from ******** *** * single ******** **** **** includes *** ********** ***** files *** * *** Audit ***** ********.

* ******** ** ******* Cases ** *** **-****** maximum ***** ****** *** any ****** ***** ** evidence, ******* ******** ***** clips ** ******** *** be ********** **** * case.

Unconventional ******* ******

******* ****** **** ******** and *********** ******** ** conventional ***** ***** ** how **** *** *** cloud:

  • ** *** ******** ** out ** * **** using *******, ***** ******* will **** ** ****** to ******** *** **** video, **** ****** *** cameras *** ** ** the **** ***** ******* as *** ******. *******, remote ***** **** **** access ** ******** *****.
  • ** *** ******** ** working *** *** ******* Gateway ** ****, ***** viewers **** **** ****** to ******** ***** (****** in *** *****) *** not ** **** ***** that ******** ***** **** first ** *** *****.

******* **** **** * limited ******-**-******* *** ****** is ********* ***** * device "***** ***", *** instructions *** *** ********* in *** *************.

Limited ***** *************

******* ***** ************* ******** email ****** ** ******** recipients ** ******. *******, there ** *** ** option ** ******* ********* or ***** ***** ***** with *** *****. ** is ******* ** * basic ***** ******* **** UTC-coded **** *** ****, not ***** ****** ****:

No *********** ****** ******* / ***** ************

******* ****** * ******* for ********* *****, *** and *** *******. **** of ***** ******* *** easy ** ******** ** various *******, *******, **** provide ** ********, ************, or ******** ** *** video **** ** ** exported. ************, ******* ******* does *** **** * video **** ******, ***** is ** *****-****** ******** once *** ***** ** exported ** *** ** MKV.

**** ********** *** ********* provide * ***** ******** format **** * ********** player. ******* ************ ** typically **** ** ****** when ***** * *********** video ******.

******* ******** *** ***** export:

** ********, **** * proprietary ****** ******, *** clips ***** ** ********** into * ****** **** for **** ********* *** playback.

No *** *******

***** *** ** ******** for *** ******* ** any ** *** *******. Arcules **** ***** ******* from *** ******* ****** work, *** ****** ******* development, **** *** *** anticipate ***** ******* ***** be *** ****** *** accurate *** *******. **** said **** ***** *** consider ****** **, ***** on *** ******* ***********, but ** *** *** been * ****** ******* request **** *********.

No *** ***** ************

****** *********'* ********* **** of *** ***** ************ and ********, ******* **** not ***** *** ****** control, ********* ** ********* integrations.

******* ***** **** **** plan ** *** *** party ************:

** *** ****** ******* will *********, ***** ********* interfaces ** ***** ******** security ******** ******** * hybrid ******** ** ***** together *****, ****** *******, building ********** *** ***** IoT ********* ***/** *******. Arcules **** ***** ** open ******** ************ ** allow ***** **-*********** ************

** **********, *** ********* integration ** * ********, as **** *******:

************* ** *** ** the ***** ******** *********** partnerships.

Gateway ********* ******* / *** ***** ******** *********

*** ******* *********** ********* as * ********* ** Arcules ***** ******** *** is ********* ** **** the *******-******** ********* *** 3rd-party ********.

*** ******* ******* ********* tested *** * **** Optiplex **** **, ***** runs * ****** ***** OS **** *** ******* application *************** ********** ***************.

**** *** ******* ** added ** *** ******* web ******, ***** ** a ****** ** ***** the **** ** * single ***** ********** ****** to *** *******, ** multi-region ******* **** ****** backup.

arcules gateway

Software *******

******* **** **** ************* update ******** ******, ****** features *** ****** ****, including *** ******* ********* software.

Direct ****** *** ***** ****** *******

******* **** **** ******* both ****** *** ***** drivers *** ~*,*** ****** model. ****** *******, *** Gateway ********** *** ***** online ******* *** ******** manually ****** ******* ***** on ** *******. ************, Arcules *** **** ** connect ** ******** ********* streams **** **** ******* cameras **** ******* **-****** dewarping.

******* **** **** *** adding ****** ****** ******* for ******* ***** ** customer ********.

*******

******* *** * ******** when ******* *** * system:
*. ******* ******** *** - ****** ********
  • *** ******* $*,*** ****
  • *** ******* $*,*** ****
  • *,*** ******* $*,*** ****
*. * *** ****** fee ****** *******, ***** includes *** ****** **********, frame ****, *** ***** analytics:
  • ** *** ******* $** MSRP
  • ** *** ******* $** MSRP
  • +** **** ******* - custom
*. ******* ********* *******
  • $*** ***-**** ******** *** preconfigured ******* ******* *********. Gateway ********* ** ******** to ******* ** ** 30 *******.
  • ******* *** ***** ******** based ** *********** ******* appliance *************. *** ******* software ** ******** **** the ******* ******** ***.

Compared ** ***** *** *** **********

*******, **** ***** ***, requires * ******** ******* to ******* ******* ** cloud ******** *** ******* a ***** ***** ******. They **** ***** *****-***** video ********* *** *********** system **********. *******, ***** Eye ****** ******** ***-***** integrations *** *** * 5-year **** ***** ******** marketing, *****, *** ******* partner *******, ****** ******* has *********'* ********** *** Canon's *********.

******* ** ********* ********** surveillance *********, ***** ********** is ********* ******** ** residential *** ***. *******, Stratocast *** ** ********* to * ****** ******** Center ******, ***** ******* is *** ********** ** Milestone (***, **** ******** plans *****). ************, ******* requires **-**** ******** ********** for ************ ** *** cloud, ***** ********** ******** cameras ******** ** *** cloud, ******* ** **-***** for ***** ***** *********.

Features ** *******

******* **** *** ********* missing ******** *** ********* in *********** *** **** release:

  • ****** ****-**
  • *****-****** **************
  • ****** ******* ***********

******* **** ***** **** need ** ***** *** their ********** ******* ******* network *** *** ******** on ** / ******* Integrators, ** ******** *********** with ********** ***** **** strong ********** ***********.

Version ******

  • ******* ******* *.* (**-***)

Comments (10)

**** ******* ** ******* ** the **** ******** **** that ****** *********?

 

*** ******** *** ** disappointing ** **** ** tough ** ***** *** a ******* ** *******. But **** ** *** their ***** ** ********** *******. Is *** ******** *** per **** ** *** ******? 

 

*** **** *** **** work *** *** *** cameras ** ******* *** ******** **** 30 **** ** ******* versus **-***** ******* *** licenses? $**,***. ***** **** it ** * *** more ** *** ******* ****** in-house servers *** *********.

 

**** ** *** *********?

******* *** **'* *** sales **** *** ***********. However, ***** ** ******* that ******** * ********* integrator **** ******** ** Arcules **********.

*** *** ** *** client, *** ******* ** had * ******** ** 2 ********* ********* ****** our ****.

**** ** *** ********** to **** ***** *********, while *********** *******' $**,*** (which ** ****) **** 2 ***** **:

  • **** ***'* **** ********, its ******* ** ****, with ********* ****** ** multiple ****** ***********. ****** never **** ** ** replaced, *******, ******* ***'* have ** ** ********/******** when *** *** ** more *******.
  • ** ******/******* ** *** up *** *******, *** Gateways ** *** ******* any ************* ***** **** plugging **** **** ** Internet ********** *** ****** them ** *** *** portal. ** **** **********, etc.
  • ********* ******** *** ** updates, ** **********/******* ***** required.
  • ****** ****** *** *** client ******. ** **** forwarding, ** ****, ** 3rd ***** ******** *** remote ***********.
  • ******** *** **** ** the ****** **** * capital ******* ** ********* expense. ** *** ** much ****** *** *** customer ** **** $**,*** per **** ** * $10 ******* ****** **. a *** **** ******* cost ** $***,*** (**** as ** *******).

*** **** ** ***********, and ** ***'* ****** on ******** ******* ********* at **** *****, *** existing ***** *** ********* like ***** ***, *******'* Stratocast, *** ****** ****** have ********** *********** ** named ********* ******** *******, so ***** ** ******** that ********* **** *** for **** **** ** system. 

****, ** *** **** estimates ** *** ***** internet ***** ** ****** continuous ***** ***** **** 100 ******* ** *** cloud? ** ** **** included ** *** *** camera ****?

***** ***** *** *** included ** *** *** camera ****, *** **** vary ************ ********* ** the ******** ** *** given ********.

***/*** **** ******** ** New **** **** ***** around $**.** *** *****. These ****** ***** ** significantly **** *********, ** (more *****) ********** *********** less **** *** ***** away.

 

*'* ***** *** ******* the ****.

** ** * ** selling **** ** ** end-user **** * ********* which ** *** ********* formulas ***** **** **** to ***?

*: * * $**** (******** Fee) + * * $750 (*********) + **(*** camera ***)

*: * * $**** (platform ***) + * x $*** (*********) + 5*(per ****** ***)

** ***,

* ****** *** **** a ********** ** * 300 ********, ** **** storage, **** ******* **** over * ***** ***** customer ******* ******* ********** grade ******* ***** * years. 

* **** **** ************* the ******* *** *********, added ******* **** ** the ***** *********. 

*** **** ** ******* was **% **** ********* mainly *** ** *** storage **** *** *** local ********* ***** ** only ******* ** ** channels. *** ********** ***** have **** ****** 

* ** ******* *********** figures (**********), **, *** other ***** ** **** further ********  

**** ** *** ********** between ***** ******* *** local *** ? ** your *** *** * feature ** ********* ******* to ***** ******** **** you **** ***’* **** this **** ** ******* at ***. *** ***’** pay ******** ** ***** storage ******** ******* ********** expenses ** ****** **** software ** *******.

********, ** *** ******* with ********, *** **** local ****** ** ******* with ***. **, * don’t *** *** ****** to **** **** ******** with *******.

**, *** ****** ** to **** ****** ** that ******* ******* ********* NVR.

*** ** **** ******* should ** ****, ******** by *** ************.

"******* *** ****** ** all *** ************ ******** from *********"**** ********* ** ** Americas ** **** ******.

******* **** ****** *******, a ***** **** *** demonstrating **:

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