Favorite NVR / VMS Manufacturers 2018

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Feb 12, 2018

There is a new integrator favorite VMS.

In 2016, 2 VMSes were effectively tied for top choice. One of those VMSes favorability was stable while the other was trending down. Now, in 2018, significant separation has emerged.

From 200+ integrator responses, there is a clear #1 and 3 vendors grouped in the next tier.

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******, * ***** **** *********** **** *** *** ******. *** ** ***** ***** ************ *** ****** ***** *** other *** ******** ****. ***, ** ****, *********** ********** *** emerged.

**** ***+ ********** *********, ***** ** * ***** #* *** 3 ******* ******* ** *** **** ****.

[********: ** **** ******** *** ** **** *************. *** ****** or *****, ****** ****** ** *****@****.***]

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*******

*** ******* ***** ***** **** *** ********* ************* ********** ***** lead **** ***********, ********* ****** ***** ** **** ******** ** Avigilon, ***** ** *******.

******** ***** ** **** * ******** *** ***** ** ** in *** **** ********** ************ ******** ** ***** *** *******. These ***** **** *** ******* **** *** *** *****.

************** ******** *** **** ******** ***** *** ******* *** ******** score, **** **** ******** ************* **** ******** ******* **** ** 2016. **** ****** ********** ***** ********* (******* *** ** *******), not * ******** **** *** ***** "*********" ********.

******* ** ***** *************, *** ******, *****.

Why ********* ** / ***** ****

*** **** ***** ******** ** **** ****** * ****** ** Milestone ******* ****** ****-***** *********** ******** ******** '********'. ** *** **** *** *****, ********* *** ********* ** be ********** ** ******, ********** *** ***** ********, ********* ***** free ********* *** ***** *** ******** ********. ** ********, ***** Tyco, ***** ****** ******, ******** **** ** ********** ***** *** products,******* (*********) ****'* ******** ************ ************** ** ******* *** ***** *****. ***********, ****'* ***** with ***** ****** **** ********* ******* *** ******* *** *** overall *****. *******, ** *** **** *** **** ********** ** independent *********** **** *********'* *****.

***, **** ****/***** ******** ** ***, ****** *** ******* *** *** **** *** *** **** remains ** ** ****.

#1 - *********

***** ********* *** ************ ****** ***** *** *** ********* *****, this **** *** ******* ****** ************* **** ***** **** *** competitors. ********* **** *** *** ***** ***** *** "***** ***" among ***** *************, ******* * **** ****** ********** ***** ***********.

** ****** ****** *** ******** *** ********** *********. ******** ******** around ******* ******* **** ** *********, ***********, ******** *** ****** support. **** ********* **** ********* ** ********* ** ********** ****** and ********, *** ** *** ***** ****, ** *** ********* as ************ ******* **** ** ********. **** ** *** * bad *****, *** ***** ******* **** ******* *** ******* **** integrators **** **** * *** *******.

  • "*********. *** **** **** ** **** *** *****. ********* *** a ***** ** ******** *** ***** ********, ***** ********* ****** is **** ***** *** ***** *** **** ***** ******* (***+ vs *** *** *******) *** ****** ** ** **** ******** for **. ** **** ***** *** *** ***'*."
  • "*********. * *** ********* *** **** **** ** *****, ** I'm **** ******** **** **."
  • "*********. **** ***** ****** ** ******. **** ** ****** ********* with **** ***********"
  • "********* - ******* ****, **** **********, ***'* **** ******, **** gui"
  • "*********-******* **** *** ****** ******** *** **** *********/*****."
  • "********* ******* - ******* ********* ** **** ** **** **** than ***"
  • "********* - ***** **** ********** *** *** * *** ** partners **** ******* ********. ****** ******** ** *** *** ****** and ******** *** ********** - ***'* **** ** **** ***** the ************ "*** ********* *** *** **********". *** *** *** not ****** **** * ****** ** ************ ** *******."
  • "*********. ** *** * ***** ******* *** *** ** ****** right *** **** ** *** ** ***. * **** *** Husky ****** ** ****."
  • "********* ******** ** ** **** ** **** *** ********,"
  • "********* - ***** ****, **** ** ***, ***** **** *******"
  • "*********, **** ** ***, ********, **** ******* ** ********* ******* and ********** ********"
  • "********* ** ** ******** *** ******. **** ***** *** ****** integrations ******** ** *** ****** ******* ** ***** ***** *** the **** ****. ***** *** ****** ******* ****** ****** *** end **** ** *** ********* ** *** ********** ****** ** well."
  • "*********, ** *** *** **** ********* ******* *** **** *** little ****** *** ** *** ********."
  • "*********. **** ******** *** ********"
  • "*********. *** ****** ** ***** ******* **** * ****** ****** sites *** ***** ******* ************. **** ********** ** ********, **** compatible **** ****** **** ***** ****** ** ***** ** **, recognized **** *** *********."
  • "*********. ******* ****, **** ** *** *** ************, ********."
  • "*'* **** ** *** ********* ********, *** *** ****** **** that "** **** *****." * ***'* ***** ** **** ** enough, *** ** *** *** ********, ** *** *** ******** support, ** ** **********, *** ** **** *** ***** ****** of ******* ***** ** *** *** ** *****. **** **** can * ***?"
  • "*********, ******* ** ** **** *** ********. ***** ** *** range **."
  • "*********. **** *** ** *** *****"

*** ***** ******* ********* *** *** **** ************ ** *** channel, ****** ** ****** ** *********** ** **** ** * differentiated ********:

********* ***** *** ***** *******. *** **** ******** *** ********* is **** ** ***** **% ** *** ******** ***** *** install **. **'* *** * **************. *******, ** ** * solid ********* *** ** **** *** *** ******** ** ***. Besides, ** **** *** ******** ** *** ******** *** *** expertise, *** ** **** ******* ** ****. ** *** *** Servers ******* ** ***** ******** *** **** **** **** ***** let ** **** *** **** **** ********** *******.

********

***** ******** *** **** ********** ** *** ***** *** ******, positive ***** ********* ******** ***** ******* *:* ***** ***********.

**** ** ***, ************ ****** ***** ****** *** ******, *** a ****** ***** ***** *********** **** ********* ***.

  • "********. ******* & ****** ** ***"
  • "** **** ** **** ***** ** *****, * ***** **** Avigilon. *** **'* * ****** ****** *******, ********* ** **** of *** ********* ****** ** *** ********, *** **'* ********** effective. ** ****** *** ******** **** ** ****** ** *****, and **'* **** ** ***."
  • "********, **** ** *** *** *******"
  • "******** - ********* *** ********* *****, ********* ******* *** ***** support - ******* ** **** ** ********* ****** *** ******** is ***** ** ********"
  • "********. ** ** **** ** **** *** *********** **** **** value ***********, ** *********, *********, *** ** ****."
  • "******** ******* ******, ** ** **** ** *** *** **** works"
  • "********. ****** *** **** ********. ***** *** **************."
  • "******** ***. **** ** *** *** ****** *** ***** *******. No ****** ** ********* ***** *** ***-****."
  • "********. **** ** *** *** **********. ****** **** ****** ****** of ******** ************."
  • "********. ***** *** *********. **** *** *** ****** ** ***."
  • "********. ******** **** ****** **** ** **** ** ** ********, simple ** ***-** *** **** ***-**** ********."
  • "******** -- ******* ********* *** ** *******, ***** ***** ****** (indexing **** **** ** ***** ******* ** *****) **** *****, good ****** *********, **** *******"

*****

********* ****** **** *********** *** ***** **** ********* * **** erosion, ****** ** ***** ******** ****** ****** ****** ******* ** challenge ******** *** *******. *********** *** ***** ***** ********* **** of ***, *** ************ ** *** ******* *** ********** ***'* VMS.

  • "*****....**** ** ***."
  • "***** *** ** ***** ** ***** ******* ** **’* **** of ***** *** **** ** ***. ********* **** ** **** friendly."
  • "*********** ** ******* *** **** ** *** ******** ** ********."
  • "***** *** ** ************* *** **** ** ***"
  • "*****. ****** ** *** *** *******. **** ****."
  • "****** ******* - *****. ***** *******. ** *****. ********* **** the ****** *** ******* ****. ***** ****** *******."
  • "*****. ***** ***, ********** **** *** *******, **** *********** **** intrusion *** ****** ********* **** ** ***."
  • "*****, ***** ****** *********** ****, **** ***** ******* ******** ******** and ** * **** ***** *****."
  • "***** **** ** *** **, ******** *********** **** **** *** Kantech"
  • "*****. **** ** ***, ****, **** ************."
  • "*****, *** *** ** ** *** **** **** **** ** do. *** ********* ** **** **** ** ***** *** **********."
  • "*****. ***** ***, ********** **** *** *******, **** *********** **** intrusion *** ****** ********* **** ** ***."

*******

******* ********* ** **** ** * ****** ********* ***, ****** somewhat **** *********** **** ******** ** *****, *** ********* *** higher-end *******. *******'* ***** *******-*** *** ******* ** ****** *** system *********** *** *** **** ****** ****** *********** ********* **** VMS.

  • "*******. *** **** ******** *** ****** *** ****** ** **** into * ***** ******** **** ****"
  • "******* ******** ******. ** ***** ** * ****** **** ** glass *** *****, ******, ***, *********, ***. **** *******, ***** partner ******."
  • "******* *** ** ************, **** ********* *** ******* ************/************ **** are **** **** **** ***."
  • "*******. *** ****** ** ******** *** ******* **** ** *** absolutely **** ********** **** *** ** *** *****. * ****** of *** ********* **** **** ******** ********** *******. *** ************** is ** *** *** **** ****** *** ****** **** * security ********** ******."
  • "*******. *** *********** ** ***** *** ********* ***** **** ** team *** *********** ** ********** * ******* ****** ** *** platforms. ** *** *********** ******* ***** *** **** ***** *********** without ******** *********, *** **** ** * **** ********* **** a ********* ******* ***********."
  • "*******. *** ***** *** *********** ***** ** ***** *******."
  • "******* ** *** *** ** ******. **'* **** ****** *** enterprise **** *******, ** ****** *********, *** ****** **** ** up ** * ****** ****. * **** **** **** *** can ****** **** **** ** ******** ***** *** ** *** same ******."
  • "*******, ** ***, *** ** ********, *************, **** ***** ** supported ******** *** ********, **** ** ************ *** *************."
  • "*******. ********, ********, ********** **** *******. ***'** ***** **** ** tell * ******** "****'* *** ********"."
  • "*******, ****** ******* *** ** *** ***** *** *******"
  • "******* *** *** ****** ******** *** ***** *********** ** ****** control *** ***** *** ***** *******."
  • "******* *** ***** ******** *** **** ******** *** **** *******"

*********

***** **** ******* ********* ****** *********** ****** ** ** *** prices *** ***** *******. ***** **** ** ****** **** *** getting **** ********, ** **** ***** **** ********* *** *** managed ** **** ****** ******* ** **** ******* **********-***** *******,******* ***** ******* ** ****** **** **** ********** *********. *******, *** ******* ******** ******* **% **** ***** *** "Worst" **** "********".

  • "*** ******* *** ******* **** ** *** ********* ********. **** are **** ****** *** **** ******* *** ***** ** ***** cheap."
  • "********* *** *** **** *** ** *********"
  • "***** ******* - ********* ***. ***'* **** *** *****. ****** app ** ****. ******* *** ** ****."
  • "*********, ***** *** ***** & **** ** ***."
  • "********* **-******-** (** **** ** ******): *****, ****** ** ***'*, and ***** ** ******** ** **** **********."
  • "********* - ***** *** ********."
  • "*** ****** ******* ** ***** *** ****** ******** (********* **** Milestone)"
  • "********* *** *******, *****, *** **** *******"
  • "*********. **** ***** *** *** *******."

Others - ****, *****, *****, *****, *****, *******, ***** *******

***** *********, ***** *** *** ***** *** **** ***** ***. Additionally ***** ******** ****** **** ************ ******* **** *** **** shown *****. ********** ********* **** **** ******** ******* ***** ******** choices *** *** **** ****** ************, ******* **** ***-**** ** highly ************ *******, ****** ** **** *********** *** ***** ***** to **** *********** ****** ***** **** ***** **********. ****** *** of *** ***-***** ********* ** **** ****'* ****** ******** *************, we ***** *** ****** * ***** ******* ** *** **** 2 *****.

Comments (26)

** ***** ***** ****** ** *** ***** ** ************? ** starts **** #* ********* *** **** ****** ********* *****. ** this * ********** ******* ***** ***** ** *** *******/*****?

**'* ********* ** *** ******* ** ***, ****** ***** *** convenience:

*** ******* ***** ***** **** *** ********* ************* ********** ***** lead **** ***********, ********* ****** ***** ** **** ******** ** Avigilon, ***** ** *******.

******** ***** ** **** * ******** *** ***** ** ** in *** **** ********** ************ ******** ** ***** *** *******. These ***** **** *** ******* **** *** *** *****.

************** ******** *** **** ******** ***** *** ******* *** ******** score, **** **** ******** ************* **** ******** ******* **** ** 2016. **** ****** ********** ***** ********* (******* *** ** *******), not * ******** **** *** ***** "*********" ********.

*** **** **** ***** ******* *** *** **** **** *** list ****** ******* ** ***** ** ** **** ***** *** it. ***** ******* ****** ******* ********* ** *** **** ******** they **** ****.

****, ** ********,***** ******* ****** ** *** *********, **** **** **** (**** **) * ** ***** *** VMSes, ****** ******* :)

* ***** ***** **** (**** **) **** * ***** ***** 2008 ***'....... ***** **** ** *** **** **** ****** ** the ***'* *** **** *******.

[****: ****** ** **** *******]

**** ** *** **** ******* ****** *** ********* ******* *** most ***** ** *** ******:

*** **** ******** *** ********* ** **** ** ***** **% of *** ******** ***** *** ******* **. **'* *** * differentiator.

********* *** ************* **** ********* ********** ** ******** ***** ********. Milestone ****** ********* ******** *** ***** **** ** ** ** product ****.

** **********, ** ******* ** **** *** ******** ** *********** adding ******** ** **** ***** **** **** *** *** *** grow ** *** **** *** **** ******* ******* *********. ** results ** ***** *******, *** **** **** ****** ******** *** dealer. ***** ******* ***** ** *** *** ******* ** ** a**************

* ***** *** ******** **** ***** ** ****.

* ***** **** *********'* **** **** ****** ***** ** ** edge ** ******* ********** *******. * ******** **** ** ** the '**** ******* ******'. **** *********** ** *** **** **** Milestone ****** * ***** '*****' *** *** ***-******, ** ***** of ******* *** ******** ********, ** **********, **** ******** **** ******** (******)*** ***** ***** **** *********. **** *********** ** **** ** their ******** ** *** ***-****** ***** ***** ********* **** ********** than *******.

****, *** **** **** *********'* ************ ********* ** *** **** 2 ***** ** *** *** ****** ** *********'* ******* ** their ****** ** **** *** ******** *** **** **** *** years. **'* **** ** * ***** ** **** ********* ***** while ***** ******* ********* **.

** *** *******, * ** ***** **** ***** **** ******* strategy, *** ***'* *** ** ********** ********** *******. *** ******* important ***** ** *******'* ******* *** ******* ********, ***** ** clearly ******* ** ****** ********, **** ** **** ***** ******** far ****** ******* *** ******** / ********** *** *** *** less ********** ** **** *********** ******.

**** - * ********** ***** **** ******* ** **** ***. If **% ** *** ***** *** ******* *********, **** ****'* going ** *** *** ********** *******. ** **** **********, ** are * ******* ****** *** ********** *** **** ****** ***** channels. ** ************ **** ********* **** ** ******* *** ****** sized *******. ********* *** ***** *** **** * ****** *******, but **** *** *** ****** ** **** *** ******* ********** options, *** *** ****** * ****** ***** *** **. *** customers **** ********** *** *** ****** *** **** ****** ******* and *****. ** *** ** *** *** **** **** **** systems *** ****. ** *********** ********** *** ****** ******* ****** to ******** *** ****** ***** ***.

** **% ** *** ***** *** ******* *********,********'* ***** ** *** *** ********** *******.

** '****', * ***** *** **** *******, ** *** *** me ****.

************ **** ***, * ********* ***** **** ******* ** ** a ************ ** * ********** *******.

** *** ***** ****, ********* ****** *** *** *** '***' just ******* ** *** **** ************. *** *******, ******* *** more ***** ********** **** ********* **** ****** **** **** *********** use ********* **** *******. *** ***** ***** ******* ****, *********** **** *** *********** ******* ** ************* *** ** cost *** ******* ************.

* ** *** ******** ******* ****. * *** **** ****** about *** ******* ******/***** *** *** ******** ** *** ******* manages ***** ******* *** ***. * ** **** *********** **** Milestone ******* **** ****** **** ****** ****** ***** **** *** anyone ** *** *** **** ** *** *** ****** ** their *******.

**'** * ****** ******** ** ******* *** ** *** ********** level, *** ** *****, *** * ***** ******* *** *** less **** **% ** *** *********.

******* ** ** *** ***** *** *********, **'* ********* ** what ** ****, *** ******* ** ******* ** ****** ** the **** ** **** **** ****** **** ***** "***-**" (****, PSIM, ******** *** ***).

******* *** ******* *****, ******'* **** *** **** * ****** offering *** **** *** ***** ***** ** ****-**-**** **** ******, but ****** ********* ******* ** * ******* ***** *** ** more **** ** ** *********.

**** ** ***** *** ** **** ********** *** ******** ****** with ********, ********* "*****-***" ******** ** **** *** ***-**** ******* the ***** **** ** **** ******* ******-***** ** ******* ********, so *** **** ******* **** ******* ** ********* *** **** of *********.

** **, ********* ** **** ************ ******, ***** **** **** gaps *******.

*** *** ****** *** ********* ******* ******** ** ********* ******** sector ******** **** ****** *** ************** ** **********, ** ******** and *********, **** ** ****** *** *******.

** ***** *****, ** ** *** ***** ******* ** ** for ** ** ********** *** **** .

**** ******* ** **** ** **** ** ***** ** ********** an *********** ** **** *** * ******* *** ******* * VMS's ********,**********,*********,***********,****,****** *** ****** ************ ** ** *** ****** ** the **** ********.

** ***** ** * ********* ***** ** ***** **** ******.

* ***** ** **** ** **** * ****** ****** ******** list ** *** *** ****** ** *** *** ******* **** comes **** **** ** * *******, *** * **** **** would ** ****** **** ** ******** *** **'* ******** ********** how **** * "*******" *****.

#*, ****'* * **** ***** *** *** *** ***** **** this *** **** ******. ** **** * *** ****** ****** on ***** **** **** *** *** **** ** *** **** to ***** ** *** ****** ********** *** *****, *** ***** that ** ********** ***** ******* **.

*** ****** ****, ** *** *******, *** ** ******, *** it's ********* ***** ****** ** ******** **** **** ** * list ** **** ******* ***** ***************.

***’* **** **** ******, # *.

** ******** ** “****** **** ********** ** *** ***********?”

”** *** ******* ***** ** ***** ******** ** **** ** where *** *** ******* *** ********* ***** ***. **'** *** to ********** ***** ** *** ****.”

-**, *** ****, ****

****, ** ****'* **** *** **** ***.... :)

* **** ** ******* **** ******* ** * ******* ******** unlike *****, *********, ********* *** ******** ***** *** ********** *********. My ***** ************* ** **** * ******* ******** ************ ********* systems ** *** *** *** ********** ******** ********** **** ***** systems ******* ** ********* *****.

* ******* ******* *** ********** **** **** ************* ******* ** this ********** ********* *** ******** ** ***** ** *** ****** point ** ******* ************ ** ******* ********.

*** ****** ** ******* ** **** **** *** ******* ** having *** ********** ****** * ****** ********. *** *** ********* standby/failover ********* ******* ** *** *** ***** ******* ***** *** single ***** ** *******. ******* ***** ** ******** ** **** when *** *** ** ****** ******* ******** **** *******, **** will ******* ************* ** **** **** ********** **** * ******. The ****** ********** **** **** **** *** ****** *** ****** operates ********.

* ** *** *** * *** ** *********** ********** ** GeoVision ********* **** ***** *** *** ***/*** ********. *** ******** is **** ** *** **** ***** ******* *** ***** **** third-party ******* *** * ********* ***. **'** **** ***** ***** NVR/DVR ****** ****** *** ********* *** *** *****.

***, ********* ** **** *** **** ****** **** **********.

**'** ****** *********'* ** ******* **** ***************** **-******* ****** ** *********. **** **** **** ****** ********:********* ************* ******** *************** *** ********

** ******* *** *****/*******. ***** *** ***** ******** **** ** cameras **** * *** *** ******* *******, **** ******** *** a **** ***** ** ******* ******* ******* ***’*. *** ********* come ******* * ******** ***** **** ** ******* ** ***** programming. ** *** * ****** ** *** **** **** ********** for ********** *********. ****** ** *** ** ****** ** ******* by *** **** *****

*******, ****** *** **** ***** *******. * ********** *** ***** straight *** *** ** / ** ********* :)

* *** ******:

  • **** ** * ******* ***** *** **** ******* / *****, not ******.
  • ****** *** *** *** ******* ***** *** (****** ****, ****** ****) **** **** ******* ******** ********* **** *****. ******* ** is ** ***, ** ** *** ***** ** **** ** on ** ********** ******** ****.
  • ****** / ******* ********* *** *** **** ******* **** ***** cameras, ***** **** ****** ******* ****** (*.*., **** *** ******* Optix ***) ** **** ***** ********* *** *** **** *** list ***** *****.
  • ***, ****** **** ***** **** ** ***** *******, ** **** is *** * ****** *** **** ******'* **** **** ****. The ****** ***** **** **** *** **** ** ***'* *** where ****** ****** *****.

* ** ******** **** *** **** *** ******** ** ****, sold ** ******* *** **** ************ ***** *** ** ******** of ******** ** ***********, *** **** ** ** *********** *** with *******. **** ** ** ****** ********* **** ******* ***** is *** * ******** ** ****. *** ***** *** ******** required *** * *********** *** *** ****** **** * *** off ******* ******* *** * ******* ******** *** *** ****** place ** *****

**** *** ******** ** ****

**, **** *** **** *** **** ******** ********* *****. ******* ***** ** * ****** *** **** ***** ********* sales ******* ***** (*.*., ***** ****** ***** ******* *****, ***** VMS *** **** ********* *** ******* ******** ** ***** *******).

******* ***** *** ***** **** ********* (** ***** ** *** product ********, ********* *** ***********) *** *** ******* ********* *** held ** ****.

*** ****** *** *** ******* *** *** ** *** *****? Aside **** *** ****** ***** ****** ** *** ***** ********* specific ******* *** ** ********** ** *****, **** **** **** any ******** ********* ******/*******?

****** *** **** * ***** ********** ******** *** ***** *** and ***** ******* ******** *** ***** *** ******** ******* **** the **** ****** ***** **** **** ** ** * ******* mainstream ********.

* ***'* **** ****** ***** *** ********* ** ****** ******* development (** **** *******) ** ******* *****.

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