Arcules Cloud VMS Tested

Author: 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

********* * *** ***, ** ** **** ******** ********** * 'bold *******', **** *** *** ****** ** ********* *** *****.

*** *** **** ** ******* ***** ***? **** ******** ******* general ************ ***, ** **** ****, ** ******* ***** ************.

** **** ****, ** ******* *******' **** ********* *** ******* weaknesses *********:

  • ******** ** ********* ********
  • ****** *** ******* ********* *********
  • *** ******* ***** *********
  • ***** ******** **** **********
  • ***** ******** ***** ******** ******
  • ******* ***** *************
  • *********** ****** ******* / ***** ************
  • *** *******
  • *** ***** ************
  • ******* ********* ******* / *** ***** ******** *********
  • ******** *******
  • ****** ****** *** ***** ****** *******
  • *******
  • ******** ** ***** *** *** ******* **********
  • ******** ** *******

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Executive *******

*** * ******* *** *** **** ****-*** * **** *** a **** ***, ******* ***** *** ****** ***** ***** ** our *******, **** **** ******* *********** ************ *** ** ******** nor ***********. ** *** ***** ****, *** ************ *** * 17-month-old *******, ******* ** ******* * ****** ** ******** **** VMS ********.

*** ******* *** ***** *****, ******* ** ***** *********** *** for ***** *** **** **** ********** *** ************, ************ *** software ** ***** ********. ** **** ** ****** ******* ** 2019 ** ***** *** ***** ** ***********.

VMS *********

******* *** ******* ******** ********* ****** **** ***** *** ** Milestone's **** ****, ***** ******* *********, *** ***** *********:

  • ****** *** ***** *** ****** *******
  • ****** *** ******* *********
  • ***** ******** **** **********
  • *** ******* ***** *********

VMS **********

******* *** ******* *********** ******** **** *** ******* ** ******** compared ** ************ *****:

  • ** ***** ****** ** ******** ** ***
  • ***** ******** ****** ******** / *********
  • ** *********** ****** ******
  • ** *** *******
  • ** *****-***** ****** ** ***** ************
  • ******* ***** ************ ********

Overview *****

*** ********* *-****** ***** ********* *** ******* *** ****** *** Thick ******, ************ ********* *** **********:

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

******* ***** ***** *** ****** *** *** **** ******* ** Milestone, ******* *** ********* ********* **** ****. **** **** ******** like ****** ****** ******* *** **** ******** **** *********.

**** ** * *********** ********* *** ******* ******** ** ***** VSaaS ********, ***** ********* **** * ***** ****** *** *********** direct ****** *******:

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

******* *** ********** ***** *********** ** ****** ***** ******** *** storage *** ***** *********.

** * ******* ****** **** *** ************ **** (******* *********** settings, ** ***** ****** ****** ** ****** *******), ****** *** Vehicle ********* ********* ************, **** ** ***** ********* ** ******** changes, *******, *******, ***.

*******, ******** ** ******* ***** *********, ******* **** *** ******* bounding *****, ******** *****, ** *** ****** ********** ** *** trigger ** *** ******** *****.

**** ********* ** ***** **** * **** ***** ****** **** IR *** *** **** ********* * ****** ******** *** ***:

******** **** **** ******** ****** *** *** *** ***** ******* noticeable ******:

*** ************* ********* **** ****** ******** ***** ******** ****** *** People ********* *** ***** ******** ** *****:

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

***** ****** *** ******* ********* ********* ****, **** ******* ***** positives (********* *** ** ******* **********), *** ****** ******** ******** suffered **** ******** ***** ******** ****** *** ** ******** (* combination ** ******** ******* ****** ****** *** ** **** **** a ****** ****** ******** ** *** ***).

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

*** ***** ******* ****** ** *** ******* ****** *** **** cloud *******, *** *** **-******* *******. ********* ******* *** ********* around * *******, *** ***** ***** * *******. **** ** significant *** *** ********** ************ ******* ******* ** ********* **, with **** ****** ****** *** **** ********** ** ******** ********.

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

******* ****** * ***** ******* ****** "*****" ***** ***** ******** from ******* ******* ** ********** **** * **** **** *** be ******** ** ****** *** *** ** ***** ******. ****** basic ******** *************, ****** ** **** *** ***** *** ***** from ******** *** * ****** ******** **** **** ******** *** associated ***** ***** *** * *** ***** ***** ********.

* ******** ** ******* ***** ** *** **-****** ******* ***** length *** *** ****** ***** ** ********, ******* ******** ***** clips ** ******** *** ** ********** **** * ****.

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

******* ****** **** ******** *** *********** ******** ** ************ ***** based ** *** **** *** *** *****:

  • ** *** ******** ** *** ** * **** ***** *******, local ******* **** **** ** ****** ** ******** *** **** video, **** ****** *** ******* *** ** ** *** **** local ******* ** *** ******. *******, ****** ***** **** **** access ** ******** *****.
  • ** *** ******** ** ******* *** *** ******* ******* ** down, ***** ******* **** **** ****** ** ******** ***** (****** in *** *****) *** *** ** **** ***** **** ******** being **** ***** ** *** *****.

******* **** **** * ******* ******-**-******* *** ****** ** ********* using * ****** "***** ***", *** ************ *** *** ********* in *** *************.

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

******* ***** ************* ******** ***** ****** ** ******** ********** ** groups. *******, ***** ** *** ** ****** ** ******* ********* or ***** ***** ***** **** *** *****. ** ** ******* to * ***** ***** ******* **** ***-***** **** *** ****, not ***** ****** ****:

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

******* ****** * ******* *** ********* *****, *** *** *** formats. **** ** ***** ******* *** **** ** ******** ** various *******, *******, **** ******* ** ********, ************, ** ******** of *** ***** **** ** ** ********. ************, ******* ******* does *** **** * ***** **** ******, ***** ** ** multi-camera ******** **** *** ***** ** ******** ** *** ** MKV.

**** ********** *** ********* ******* * ***** ******** ****** **** a ********** ******. ******* ************ ** ********* **** ** ****** when ***** * *********** ***** ******.

******* ******** *** ***** ******:

** ********, **** * *********** ****** ******, *** ***** ***** be ********** **** * ****** **** *** **** ********* *** playback.

No *** *******

***** *** ** ******** *** *** ******* ** *** ** the *******. ******* **** ***** ******* **** *** ******* ****** work, *** ****** ******* ***********, **** *** *** ********** ***** latency ***** ** *** ****** *** ******** *** *******. **** said **** ***** *** ******** ****** **, ***** ** *** latency ***********, *** ** *** *** **** * ****** ******* request **** *********.

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

****** *********'* ********* **** ** *** ***** ************ *** ********, Arcules **** *** ***** *** ****** *******, ********* ** ********* integrations.

******* ***** **** **** **** ** *** *** ***** ************:

** *** ****** ******* **** *********, ***** ********* ********** ** other ******** ******** ******** ******** * ****** ******** ** ***** together *****, ****** *******, ******** ********** *** ***** *** ********* and/or *******. ******* **** ***** ** **** ******** ************ ** allow ***** **-*********** ************

** **********, *** ********* *********** ** * ********, ** **** explain:

************* ** *** ** *** ***** ******** *********** ************.

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

*** ******* *********** ********* ** * ********* ** ******* ***** services *** ** ********* ** **** *** *******-******** ********* *** 3rd-party ********.

*** ******* ******* ********* ****** *** * **** ******** **** PC, ***** **** * ****** ***** ** **** *** ******* application *************** ********** ***************.

**** *** ******* ** ***** ** *** ******* *** ******, there ** * ****** ** ***** *** **** ** * single ***** ********** ****** ** *** *******, ** *****-****** ******* data ****** ******.

arcules gateway

Software *******

******* **** **** ************* ****** ******** ******, ****** ******** *** fixing ****, ********* *** ******* ********* ********.

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

******* **** **** ******* **** ****** *** ***** ******* *** ~3,500 ****** *****. ****** *******, *** ******* ********** *** ***** online ******* *** ******** ******** ****** ******* ***** ** ** address. ************, ******* *** **** ** ******* ** ******** ********* streams **** **** ******* ******* **** ******* **-****** *********.

******* **** **** *** ****** ****** ****** ******* *** ******* based ** ******** ********.

*******

******* *** * ******** **** ******* *** * ******:
*. ******* ******** *** - ****** ********
  • *** ******* $*,*** ****
  • *** ******* $*,*** ****
  • *,*** ******* $*,*** ****
*. * *** ****** *** ****** *******, ***** ******** *** camera **********, ***** ****, *** ***** *********:
  • ** *** ******* $** ****
  • ** *** ******* $** ****
  • +** **** ******* - ******
*. ******* ********* *******
  • $*** ***-**** ******** *** ************* ******* ******* *********. ******* ********* is ******** ** ******* ** ** ** *******.
  • ******* *** ***** ******** ***** ** *********** ******* ********* *************. The ******* ******** ** ******** **** *** ******* ******** ***.

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

*******, **** ***** ***, ******** * ******** ******* ** ******* cameras ** ***** ******** *** ******* * ***** ***** ******. They **** ***** *****-***** ***** ********* *** *********** ****** **********. However, ***** *** ****** ******** ***-***** ************ *** *** * 5-year **** ***** ******** *********, *****, *** ******* ******* *******, though ******* *** *********'* ********** *** *****'* *********.

******* ** ********* ********** ************ *********, ***** ********** ** ********* utilized ** *********** *** ***. *******, ********** *** ** ********* to * ****** ******** ****** ******, ***** ******* ** *** integrated ** ********* (***, **** ******** ***** *****). ************, ******* requires **-**** ******** ********** *** ************ ** *** *****, ***** Stratocast ******** ******* ******** ** *** *****, ******* ** **-***** for ***** ***** *********.

Features ** *******

******* **** *** ********* ******* ******** *** ********* ** *********** for **** *******:

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

******* **** ***** **** **** ** ***** *** ***** ********** channel ******* ******* *** *** ******** ** ** / ******* Integrators, ** ******** *********** **** ********** ***** **** ****** ********** backgrounds.

Version ******

  • ******* ******* *.* (**-***)

Comments (10)

**** ******* ** ******* by *** **** ******** reps **** ****** *********?

*** ******** *** ** disappointing ** **** ** tough ** ***** *** a ******* ** *******. But **** ** *** their ***** ** ********** clients. ** *** ******** fee *** **** ** per ******?

*** **** *** **** work *** *** *** cameras ** ******* *** 24months **** ** **** of ******* ****** **-***** servers *** ********? $**,***. Seems **** ** ** a *** **** ** run ******* ****** **-***** 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 ***?

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

*: * * $**** (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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