Avigilon 'Blue' Cloud Entry Examined

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Sep 19, 2017

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
  • Outlook

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Analytics-Centric ****** ******

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Connectivity ************

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

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Pricing - ***

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Comments (8)

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