Avigilon Blue VSaaS Tested

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

Avigilon says Blue is a "powerful integrator cloud service platform", easy to set up and configure, quickly scale business, by leveraging cloud connectivity. But as cloud startups grow in number and size, how much better does Blue work, and where does it fall short?

** ********* * **** appliance *** ********, *** in **** ****** ** examine ****'* **** ********* and ******* ********, ********* a **-****** **********:

  • ******* *********** ******** *****
  • *** ** **** *** Recorded ********* ***********
  • *** ** *****/***** ************ Performance
  • *** **** **** **** With ****
  • *** ** *** *** Client **** *********
  • *** **** ******** ********* Work **** *** ***** Cameras
  • **** ********** *** ******** Are *******
  • **** *** ****** *** Work ****
  • *** **** ** **** To *********
  • *** ***** *** ******** and ******** *******
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Significant ******** ***** / *********** ***** **** **** ******

***** **** *** **** shipping *** **** ****, our ******* ******* ** July ****** *********** ******** in *********** *** *********. The **** **, **** update ********* **** ******** said *** * ***** overhaul ** **** ********* webRTC *** ******** ********.

*** **** **** ******* took ****** ** ***** for ******** ** ********, with ******** ******* ******* and *********** ***** *** interface ****** **** *******. Avigilon **** ***** **** significant ******** *** ** a ******* ** ********* server **** *********, *** other *********** ******.

**** **** ****** *** July **** ******* *** it ** ********* ** note *** *********** ********** between ******** *** ******* versions.

Executive *******

***** ****'* ***** *** easy, ***** ********* *********** was ***** *** ********* worked ****, ** ** missing * *********** ****** of ****** ***/***** ************.

*** *** *** ****** interfaces ***** ***** *************, which ******** **** *** not **** * ******** focus ******* ***** ******* users *** **** *** central ******* ********** ******* (who **** ****** **** analytics *** ***** **** their ********** ********) *** SMB ***** *** ********* want ** ******** ****** alerts/alarms. ******** **** ***** needing *********** *** ****** functionality ****** *** ***. However, ** ***** *********** and ****** **** *** Blue's **** ********* **** reviewing ****** *** ******** video, ******** ********* *** other ***** *****.

** ***** *** ******** site ************* (*.*. ***** groups, *********, ********) ******* in *************, **** ****** implemented ***** ******, *** delays ** ****** ********, however *** ******** * small ****** **** ***** issues *** *** **** a *********** ******.

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

**** *** ******* ********* related ** **** ** setup, ***** ********* *******, event **********, *** ***** connectivity:

  • ******** ********* *** *** Party *******:********'* ******-***** ****** *** vehicle ********* **************** **** **** ** our *****, *** ** ***** the *********-***** ********* **** work **** **** ***-******** cameras.
  • ***** / ***** ********** with *** *** ******:** ***** ******** ***** and ***** ****** **** designed *** *** ************ playback ******* ** ****** to ******** ** *** web ****** *** ********* Blue ****** ***.
  • **** ** ********* ***** and *************:*** ********* *** ** quickly, ********* ******* ************* steps ***** ******* *** power ***** ** ******* are ******* **** *** integrated ******. *****-******* ******** upgrades ** *** **** appliance *** ******** ******* was ****** *** ******** less **** *-******* ** downtime.
  • ******/****** ****** ****** *****:****** ******* ****** **** during *******, **** ** connection ******.

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

**** ** ******* **** common *** ********/************ *** has ** ****** ******/***********:

  • ******* **** ****** *** Features:** ***** **** ******** missing ** **** **** are ********* ** *** or **** ******* ***** systems (*.*. *.***, *******, Fisheye *******, ***** *********, 2-Factor **************, ** ********** Cloud-Based ********* *******). ***** is **** ** ******* for ******* ****** ************* settings ******* ******** *******/*****/*********.
  • *** ****** ********* ** Limitations:***** **** * *** UX ****** (*.*. ** warnings ** ******* *************, download ***** ** ****** settings ****, *****-***** ******* to **** * ******) and *********** (*.*. ****** camera ********, *-**** ******* video ******** *****).
  • ******** ******* **** *********:** ******** **** ********* latency ******* *-* *******, which ** ***** **** Meraki *** ******* ***** streaming, *** ****** **** Arcules *** ******* *****.
  • ******* ********* ***********:*** **** ***** ********* or ********* *** ********* only ********* ***** ******* drive ****, *** **** not **** ********* ********* storage, ***** **** ******** or ******** ******** ****.

Overview *****

*** ********* **-****** ***** overviews ****, ******** ** primary ********* *** ********** of *** ***/****** *******:

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

*** ********* *** ****** event ************* **** ****, which ******** **** ** the ***** ** *** interface ****** ** *** Blue *** *** ****** clients. *** ************ ****** shows ****** *** *********-***** video ******** ****** (*.* Vehicle *** ****** *********, Crossline, ***.) *** ****** events (*.*. ****** ********** Lost, ****** ***/******). ********* for ****** *** ****** or ******** ******* ***** well *** ******* ******** results ***** *** ******** with * **** **** and ******* ** *** event:

** *** **** ****** app, ************ ****** *** selected, ******** *** *** be ******* **** *** app, *******, ** **** provides *** ******** ****, not *** **** **** and ******** **** ** the *** ******:

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

****'* ************* *** ********'* H3/H4 ******* ****** ****, enabling ****** ************* ** HDSM ***** *****, **-****** video ********* *************, *** remote **** *** ***** tools ******* ****** ** use *** ******'* *** interface:

*******, ***** **** ********* issues **** ********** **** non-Avigilon *******, *** ** mismatched ******** ********** ** Blue ******** ** **** was ********** ** *** camera:

***** *** ********* ****** connected ***********, ***** **** Axis *** ****** ****** required ********** ************* ** match *** ********** *** frame **** ******** ** the ******. ******** **** that ***** ****** ******* should ** *** **** in **** ** ****, but ***** ***** ***** be ***** *********** ** the ******* ****** *** different.

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

* ******* ********* ***** for **** ** ******** Avigilon's ****** ********** ********* with ***-******** *******. ** found *** ********* ********* solidly, **** ** ****** with *************, *** ** significant ****** ****** ** false ********* *** ** environmental/lighting *******.

**** ******* **** *** testing ***** ******* ********* with * ********* *********** PTZ:

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

*** ********* *** **** to *** **, ********* an ** ******* *** Internet **********, *** ** automatically ********* ** **** cloud. ** **** ******** to ***** *** ********** code *** ********* * firmware ****** **** *********. The * ******** ******* we ********* ****** ******* took ***** * ******* to ********:

*** ****** ** ******** the **** ********* ** found ******* *** *** limited *********** *** *********** offered *** *** ********* video *******. *** *** interface ** *** ********* only ***** ***** ***** capacity *** ******:

***** ** ** ******* use *********** (*.*. ********* ********* storage, ***** **** ******** or ******** ******** ****) in *** **** ***** interface ** *** ********* web *********.

*******, *** ***** ********** is *****, **** ***** Budget, *********** *** ******* the ****** **** *** directly ********* *******, *** how **** ***** **** camera ** *****. ** also ******** ****** ***** cycling ** ******** ********* cameras, *** ***** *****- step ***************:

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

****** *** ***** ********* is ********* ** ****, and ****** ******* *** connected ** *** ********* direct ********** ***** ****'* cloud ******* (********* *****). When ******* **** ***** in *** *** ******, there **** ** ****** with ******* **** ** recorded *****, *******, ** measure ******** ********* *******, averaging ******* * *** 5 *******. ***** *** 2 ****** ** ***** quality (**** *** ***) and ** *** *** notice * *********** ********** in ******* ******* *** 2 *******.

**** ** ****** **** what ** ****** ********* ***** **************, *** **** ************* lower *********** ****** *** ******'* 15 - ** *******. ****, ** ******** is ********* *********** **** for ***** ***** ******, the **** **** ******* would **** **** ****** for ********** *******.

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

**** *** * ********* mobile ***, ******** **** the *** ****** *** Mobile * ****. *** Blue ****** *** ****** well ** *** *****, with *** ****** *****, clear *****, *** ********** interface. *** *** ** limited ** **** *** playback ** * ****** camera, *** ********* ******* on ***** ************ ******. Additionally, ** **** *** support *********** *** ******* but **** ***** ******* PTZ *** ******** ******** box ********.

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

***** ******** **** *** web *** ****** ******* design *** *** ***** as * *********** ***-**-*** VMS ******, ***** *** multiple ****** ** ****** issues **** ****** ***** playback *** ****** *************.

*** ************ ****** ********* well *** ********* ******** events, ********* * ********* video ***** ** * date *** **** ** not ********* ****. ***** is * ******** ***** below *** ***** ******** which ****** * **** and **** ******, *******, the ******** **** *** have * ****** ********** of ******* ***** ********* was ***** ** * specific **** ** ****:

**** **** **** *** offer ******/**** ** ******** Searching ** ********* ******** which *** ******* ** ACC.

******* ** ***** *** limitation ** ******* ** downloading ***** **** ****. The "******** *****" ****** is ******* ** *** camera "********" **** ***** the ***** ********, *******, Snapshot *** ********* **** dedicated *******:

*********** ***** ** **** limited ** .*** ****** (with ** ******* ****** watermark), *** * ******* duration ** * **** per *****. **** **** does *** ******* *****-****** downloads.

** ***** * *** configuration ***** ***** **** insufficient ****** ** ****** while ******* ** ***** (e.g. ********* *****) ** adding ******* (*.*. **** Subscription *****) **** **** allow ************* ** ******** but ******* ** ***** after *** ************* ****** has ******. **** ******** going **** **** *** configuration **** ** **-***** all ** *** ***********, or ********** ******** ******* in *** "********* *******" list, **** ****** **** are *** *********:

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

**** ********** *** ******* in * *** **-**** sizes, **** **** ****** between $*,***-$*,***.

****** ***, ******** **** is ******* **** ******* subscription ******** ** *, 16, **, **, **, and *** ***** **** 1, *, *, *** 5-year *********. ************ **** per ******* ******** ******* $6 - $** **** per *****. *** ************ package **** **** *** need ** ***** ***** number ******** *** *********, meaning * **** *** purchase * **-******* ********* and ******** ** * channel ************.

**** ** ******* ** Eagle ***'* ************ *******, but **** **** ******** cloud ****** *** *****-***** recording, *** **********. *******, Eagle ***'* **** ******* for **-**** ** ********** cloud ******* ** $** per ****** *** *****, which ******** **** *** offer. ***** ***** ***'* lowest-priced ********** *** ************* cheaper, ******** ****** $***, those ***** ** *** offer ********** *** ******** or *********** **-******* *******. Eagle *** ****** ********** with ********** ******* *** switches, ** ****** ********** to **** **********, **** similarly-specified.

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

**** **** *** ********* connect **** ***, *** Avigilon **** ** **** be ********* ** ****, and * ****** **** release ******* ********** *** to **** ******** *** a ******* ****** ** Beta ********** *** **** systems. ******** **** **** connection **** ***** *** systems ****** ****** ****** through **** *******, ***** Blue *** *** ****** clients.

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Comments (1)

********* ******* ******* ** Avigilon ****. * ********** the ************ ** *** data *********. * *** months *** * ****** on ******* **** ******* as **** ** ******. Most ** *** ******* I ****** ****** **** with ********* ** *** AXIS *****, ******* ***** AXIS *********** ** *****. Avigilon **** ******* ** a ***** ***** ******* did ********** ****** *** the *********** ********.

*** ********** ********* ** this ******** ** ********** and **** ** ******* moving ******* **** ****** similar ****.

***** ***!

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