Avigilon is moving to the cloud. The company announced their Avigilon Blue platform, designed to be a web-managed surveillance system, utilizing cloud-based connectivity.
Blue offers Avigilon's analytics on any connected camera, and provides integrators with a way to centrally manage customer equipment, and get an RMR revenue stream. However, the platform has some shortcomings, which may frustrate integrators or users.
Inside, based on a briefing with Avigilon, we examine Avigilon's Blue offering, examining:
- Managed, not hosted model
- Analytics emphasis plus 3rd Party Cameras
- Release schedule
- User Interface options
- Connectivity architecture
- Vs Avigilon ACC VMS
- Scalability Limtations
- Comparisons to Eagle Eye and Genetec