Avigilon Blue VSaaS Tested

By Sean Patton, Published Aug 05, 2019, 10:01am EDT (Research)

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** ********* * **** ********* *** licenses, *** ** **** ****** ** examine ****'* **** ********* *** ******* weakness, ********* * **-****** **********:

  • ******* *********** ******** *****
  • *** ** **** *** ******** ********* Performance
  • *** ** *****/***** ************ ***********
  • *** **** **** **** **** ****
  • *** ** *** *** ****** **** Interface
  • *** **** ******** ********* **** **** 3rd ***** *******
  • **** ********** *** ******** *** *******
  • **** *** ****** *** **** ****
  • *** **** ** **** ** *********
  • *** ***** *** ******** *** ******** Updates
  • *******

Significant ******** ***** / *********** ***** **** **** ******

***** **** *** **** ******** *** some ****, *** ******* ******* ** July ****** *********** ******** ** *********** and *********. *** **** **, **** update ********* **** ******** **** *** a ***** ******** ** **** ********* webRTC *** ******** ********.

*** **** **** ******* **** ****** 18 ***** *** ******** ** ********, with ******** ******* ******* *** *********** video *** ********* ****** **** *******. Avigilon **** ***** **** *********** ******** due ** * ******* ** ********* server **** *********, *** ***** *********** issues.

**** **** ****** *** **** **** version *** ** ** ********* ** note *** *********** ********** ******* ******** and ******* ********.

Executive *******

***** ****'* ***** *** ****, ***** streaming *********** *** ***** *** ********* worked ****, ** ** ******* * significant ****** ** ****** ***/***** ************.

*** *** *** ****** ********** ***** basic *************, ***** ******** **** *** not **** * ******** ***** ******* their ******* ***** *** **** *** central ******* ********** ******* (*** **** ingest **** ********* *** ***** **** their ********** ********) *** *** ***** who ********* **** ** ******** ****** alerts/alarms. ******** **** ***** ******* *********** VMS ****** ************* ****** *** ***. However, ** ***** *********** *** ****** with *** ****'* **** ********* **** reviewing ****** *** ******** *****, ******** bookmarks *** ***** ***** *****.

** ***** *** ******** **** ************* (e.g. ***** ******, *********, ********) ******* in *************, **** ****** *********** ***** errors, *** ****** ** ****** ********, however *** ******** * ***** ****** with ***** ****** *** *** **** a *********** ******.

Blue ********* - ********* *** ***** **********

**** *** ******* ********* ******* ** ease ** *****, ***** ********* *******, event **********, *** ***** ************:

  • ******** ********* *** *** ***** *******:********'* ******-***** ****** *** ******* ********* analytics******* **** **** ** *** *****, *** ** ***** *** *********-***** analytics **** **** **** **** ***-******** cameras.
  • ***** / ***** ********** **** *** and ******:** ***** ******** ***** *** ***** review **** ******** *** *** ************ playback ******* ** ****** ** ******** in *** *** ****** *** ********* Blue ****** ***.
  • **** ** ********* ***** *** *************:*** ********* *** ** *******, ********* minimal ************* ***** ***** ******* *** power ***** ** ******* *** ******* into *** ********** ******. *****-******* ******** upgrades ** *** **** ********* *** Avigilon ******* *** ****** *** ******** less **** *-******* ** ********.
  • ******/****** ****** ****** *****:****** ******* ****** **** ****** *******, with ** ********** ******.

Blue ******** - ******* ******* *** ** ******

**** ** ******* **** ****** *** features/capabilities *** *** ** ****** ******/***********:

  • ******* **** ****** *** ********:** ***** **** ******** ******* ** Blue **** *** ********* ** *** or **** ******* ***** ******* (*.*. H.265, *******, ******* *******, ***** *********, 2-Factor **************, ** ********** *****-***** ********* Storage). ***** ** **** ** ******* for ******* ****** ************* ******** ******* multiple *******/*****/*********.
  • *** ****** ********* ** ***********:***** **** * *** ** ****** (e.g. ** ******** ** ******* *************, download ***** ** ****** ******** ****, multi-click ******* ** **** * ******) and *********** (*.*. ****** ****** ********, 1-hour ******* ***** ******** *****).
  • ******** ******* **** *********:** ******** **** ********* ******* ******* 4-6 *******, ***** ** ***** **** Meraki *** ******* ***** *********, *** higher **** ******* *** ******* *****.
  • ******* ********* ***********:*** **** ***** ********* ** ********* web ********* **** ********* ***** ******* drive ****, *** **** *** **** remaining ********* *******, ***** **** ******** or ******** ******** ****.

Overview *****

*** ********* **-****** ***** ********* ****, focusing ** ******* ********* *** ********** of *** ***/****** *******:

Monitoring ********* ****** ****

*** ********* *** ****** ***** ************* work ****, ***** ******** **** ** the ***** ** *** ********* ****** of *** **** *** *** ****** clients. *** ************ ****** ***** ****** and *********-***** ***** ******** ****** (*.* Vehicle *** ****** *********, *********, ***.) and ****** ****** (*.*. ****** ********** Lost, ****** ***/******). ********* *** ****** per ****** ** ******** ******* ***** well *** ******* ******** ******* ***** are ******** **** * **** **** and ******* ** *** *****:

** *** **** ****** ***, ************ alerts *** ********, ******** *** *** be ******* **** *** ***, *******, it **** ******** *** ******** ****, not *** **** **** *** ******** view ** *** *** ******:

Configuration ** ******** ******* **** / *** ***** ******* ************

****'* ************* *** ********'* **/** ******* worked ****, ******** ****** ************* ** HDSM ***** *****, **-****** ***** ********* configuration, *** ****** **** *** ***** tools ******* ****** ** *** *** camera's *** *********:

*******, ***** **** ********* ****** **** connecting **** ***-******** *******, *** ** mismatched ******** ********** ** **** ******** to **** *** ********** ** *** camera:

***** *** ********* ****** ********* ***********, while **** **** *** ****** ****** required ********** ************* ** ***** *** resolution *** ***** **** ******** ** the ******. ******** **** **** ***** camera ******* ****** ** *** **** in **** ** ****, *** ***** there ***** ** ***** *********** ** the ******* ****** *** *********.

Appliance - ********* *********** **** ***-******** ******* *****

* ******* ********* ***** *** **** is ******** ********'* ****** ********** ********* with ***-******** *******. ** ***** *** analytics ********* *******, **** ** ****** with *************, *** ** *********** ****** misses ** ***** ********* *** ** environmental/lighting *******.

**** ******* **** *** ******* ***** vehicle ********* **** * ********* *********** PTZ:

Appliance - ********** **** / ******* *********** / **** *** *** **** *******

*** ********* *** **** ** *** up, ********* ** ** ******* *** Internet **********, *** ** ************* ********* to **** *****. ** **** ******** to ***** *** ********** **** *** initiated * ******** ****** **** *********. The * ******** ******* ** ********* during ******* **** ***** * ******* to ********:

*** ****** ** ******** *** **** appliance ** ***** ******* *** *** limited *********** *** *********** ******* *** the ********* ***** *******. *** *** interface ** *** ********* **** ***** total ***** ******** *** ******:

***** ** ** ******* *** *********** (e.g. remaining ********* *******, ***** **** ******** or ******** ******** ****) ** *** Blue ***** ********* ** *** ********* web *********.

*******, *** ***** ********** ** *****, with ***** ******, *********** *** ******* the ****** **** *** ******** ********* cameras, *** *** **** ***** **** camera ** *****. ** **** ******** remote ***** ******* ** ******** ********* cameras, *** ***** *****- **** ***************:

Direct *** ********* / ******** *** ***** **** ****** *******

****** *** ***** ********* ** ********* by ****, *** ****** ******* *** connected ** *** ********* ****** ********** using ****'* ***** ******* (********* *****). When ******* **** ***** ** *** web ******, ***** **** ** ****** with ******* **** ** ******** *****, however, ** ******* ******** ********* *******, averaging ******* * *** * *******. There *** * ****** ** ***** quality (**** *** ***) *** ** did *** ****** * *********** ********** in ******* ******* *** * *******.

**** ** ****** **** **** ** tested ********* ***** **************, *** **** ************* ***** *********** ****** *** ******'* ** - 30 *******. ****, ** ******** ** ********* positioning **** *** ***** ***** ******, the **** **** ******* ***** **** less ****** *** ********** *******.

Mobile *** *********** *****

**** *** * ********* ****** ***, separate **** *** *** ****** *** Mobile * ****. *** **** ****** app ****** **** ** *** *****, with *** ****** *****, ***** *****, and ********** *********. *** *** ** limited ** **** *** ******** ** a ****** ******, *** ********* ******* on ***** ************ ******. ************, ** does *** ******* *********** *** ******* but **** ***** ******* *** *** analytic ******** *** ********.

Web ****** ** ****** / ***********

***** ******** **** *** *** *** mobile ******* ****** *** *** ***** as * *********** ***-**-*** *** ******, there *** ******** ****** ** ****** issues **** ****** ***** ******** *** system *************.

*** ************ ****** ********* **** *** reviewing ******** ******, ********* * ********* video ***** ** * **** *** time ** *** ********* ****. ***** is * ******** ***** ***** *** video ******** ***** ****** * **** and **** ******, *******, *** ******** does *** **** * ****** ********** of ******* ***** ********* *** ***** on * ******** **** ** ****:

**** **** **** *** ***** ******/**** of ******** ********* ** ********* ******** which *** ******* ** ***.

******* ** ***** *** ********** ** related ** *********** ***** **** ****. The "******** *****" ****** ** ******* in *** ****** "********" **** ***** the ***** ********, *******, ******** *** Bookmarks **** ********* *******:

*********** ***** ** **** ******* ** .MP4 ****** (**** ** ******* ****** watermark), *** * ******* ******** ** 1 **** *** *****. **** **** does *** ******* *****-****** *********.

** ***** * *** ************* ***** which **** ************ ****** ** ****** while ******* ** ***** (*.*. ********* email) ** ****** ******* (*.*. **** Subscription *****) **** **** ***** ************* to ******** *** ******* ** ***** after *** ************* ****** *** ******. This ******** ***** **** **** *** configuration **** ** **-***** *** ** the ***********, ** ********** ******** ******* in *** "********* *******" ****, **** though **** *** *** *********:

Pricing / ********** ** ****

**** ********** *** ******* ** * and **-**** *****, **** **** ****** between $*,***-$*,***.

****** ***, ******** **** ** ******* with ******* ************ ******** ** *, 16, **, **, **, *** *** sizes **** *, *, *, *** 5-year *********. ************ **** *** ******* averages ******* $* - $** **** per *****. *** ************ ******* **** does *** **** ** ***** ***** number ******** *** *********, ******* * user *** ******** * **-******* ********* and ******** ** * ******* ************.

**** ** ******* ** ***** ***'* subscription *******, *** **** **** ******** cloud ****** *** *****-***** *********, *** continuous. *******, ***** ***'* **** ******* for **-**** ** ********** ***** ******* is $** *** ****** *** *****, which ******** **** *** *****. ***** Eagle ***'* ******-****** ********** *** ************* cheaper, ******** ****** $***, ***** ***** do *** ***** ********** *** ******** or *********** **-******* *******. ***** *** offers ********** **** ********** ******* *** switches, ** ****** ********** ** **** appliances, **** *********-*********.

ACC *********** ****** ** ****

**** **** *** ********* ******* **** ACC, *** ******** **** ** **** be ********* ** ****, *** * recent **** ******* ******* ********** *** to **** ******** *** * ******* number ** **** ********** *** **** systems. ******** **** **** ********** **** offer *** ******* ****** ****** ****** through **** *******, ***** **** *** and ****** *******.

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Comments (1)

Excellent summary article of Avigilon Blue. I appreciate the thoroughness of the data presented. A few months ago I worked on testing this product as well as others. Most of the cameras I tested worked well with exception of one AXIS model, neither using AXIS integration or ONVIF. Avigilon Blue Support is a great staff however did experience delays for the integration solution.

The evaluation presented in this document is insightful and will be helpful moving forward with future similar work.

Thank you!

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