We have developed the broadest and deepest series of testing series on Video Management Software systems.This directory provides links to each test, guidance on future tests and reference to our testing guidelines.
VMS Tests Published
The following is the list of VMS systems we have tested:
We have use 30 criteria for our VMS testing
. Each VMS test provides answers to those 30 questions and 4-5 videos that show and explain the key strengths and weaknesses of each system.
PureTech Video Analytics Examined
on Apr 21, 2017
PureTech's analytics were chosen for a US border protection system (see related post), which the company claims no other analytics vendor was able...
Axis Network Horn Tested
on Apr 18, 2017
We bought and tested the Axis network horn C3003-E, examining setup and calibration, event audio, VMS integration, and sound pressure levels...
Hikvision OEM Directory
on Apr 17, 2017
Hikvision OEMs for dozens of companies around the world. The following directory includes 50+ companies that OEM some products from Hikvision, with...
Aqueti 100MP Mantis Camera Profile
on Apr 14, 2017
One of the original gigapixel camera startups, Aqueti, which we first covered in 2012, is back.
This time, they have partnered with NVIDIA,...
Dahua OEM Directory
on Apr 11, 2017
Dahua OEMs for dozens of companies, including some of the biggest names in security, including Tyco, Panasonic, and Honeywell. The following...
VMS Vs NVR Usage Statistics
on Apr 07, 2017
What is used more often? VMS software or NVR appliances?
160 integrators told us what they most commonly use and why.
Panasonic Consolidates Video Insight
on Apr 04, 2017
Panasonic has consolidated VideoInsight, the VMS provider it acquired in 2015.
In this note, we examine Panasonic's goals and its potential...
Milestone / Lenel Resell Partnership
on Apr 03, 2017
Lenel has never found success in video management.
Nearly a decade ago Lenel OEMed an OEM of Milestone. Now, in an equally uncommon move,...
Most Recent Industry Reports
Hikvision EZVIZ Amazon Scam Revealed
on Apr 26, 2017
Hikvision is violating US Federal Trade Commission guidelines and Amazon rules with a "Honest" Review Program scheme that provides gift cards to...
Xandem Next Gen Intrusion Tested
on Apr 26, 2017
Xandem's "full coverage motion tracking technology" is unlike any intrusion technology we have seen.
We bought their new system and tested it...
Tri-Ed Favorability Results
on Apr 25, 2017
Tri-Ed, owned by Anixter, far outranked Anixter, the lowest ranked company in our distributor favorability series. Still, Anixter's ownership did...