Genetec Launches Subscription VMS

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 30, 2016

Are the days of paying $50, $150, $300 up front per camera from VMSes soon to end?

Genetec is pushing forward with an additional subscription pricing model including an all new subscription only plan.

In this note, we share feedback from our discussion with Genetec, examining its competitive impact.

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Competitive ******

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