ISS VMS / Video Analytics Company Profile

By: Sean Patton, Published on Aug 16, 2018

Who is ISS? In the past few months, they had one of the craziest ISC West promo items in years. Then, they hired industry veteran and ex-Dahua Director Janet Fenner as CMO, who promptly took over Hikvision's abandoned GSX 2018 booth in the middle of the show floor.

But what do they do? 82% of integrators said they knew very little about the company in a recent IPVM survey.

To better understand their positioning, we spoke to ISS about their SecurOS VMS which focuses on their in-house developed LPR and video analytic solutions.

In this profile we examine:

  • Company Overview
  • Transportation / Critical Infrastructure Focused Analytics
  • Deep Learning Analytics
  • 5 Software Levels
  • System Customization
  • Cloud VMS Development
  • Direct Driver Camera Support
  • Global Deployments
  • Company Growth
  • Company Outlook

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System ************* ** **************

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Cloud *** ***********

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Targeting ******** ******

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Comments (16)

Any plans to test ISS?  Looks interesting. 

Thanks for the input, Mike. We have some other tests queued up first, but we have discussed testing ISS.

One of the challenging aspects of testing a VMS that heavily focuses on analytics and advanced features is determining where the VMS test stops and it becomes an analytics test (which have 2 very different sets of requirements).

Does this run on Windows servers only? Or Linux? Is there a windows client only? Or Mac and Linux? Are there mobile apps?  How about web support? IE only with ActiveX control? Or HTML5? 

There is a Linux version, mobile (iOS and Android) and web clients. I will check on the other details and update.

Thanks Sean, you are right. Regarding our web client (SecurOS WebConnect) – it uses HTML5. The web client supports majority of the browsers.

Are ISS and AXXONSOFT still using the same core engine? There are just too many rumors and versions around it. 

Core engine was the same 15 years ago!

During that 15 years we’ve developed new code for the product called AxxonNext. I’m sure that new SecurOS is also new development. In any case, during 15years of separate development, core engine can’t be the same.

So, it is absolutely different products.

But we both keep the same initial idea, to develop not just VMS, but integrated platform for all kind of devices and analytics.

Is/was ISS an Integrator? I feel like I’ve seen trucks with their logo rolling around looking like service trucks. Maybe their field engineering team?

This ISS is not an integrator but you are quite right that there are (unrelated) ISSes that are integrators. From our previous post:

(1) There is literally an integrator named ISS, they were acquired by Convergint in 2017.

And another integrator in Montana:

And another integrator in Kentucky:

We've evaluated ISS twice in the last 8 years.  It has its supporters, but the interface can't compete with the dominant VMS packages.  It's too complex to use, to set up, to troubleshoot.  Every relevant group - customers, techs and salespeople - all say that ISS SecurOS "looks cool", then gravitate toward other products that are more intuitive.

UI#3 I can agree with that statement, and if you are planning on attending GSX then I'd encourage you to come by our booth to see what's new and updated from us.

The layout was all changed, the platform is simple and friendly, it was very easy to manage the ISS.
Without a doubt, it owes nothing to Genetec and Milestone, but it stays ahead of Genetec and Milestone when the subject is analytical.

Regarding the overview above, Milestone currently has around 800 employees worldwide, and another 175 open positions to be filled in the coming months.

Thank you Courtney, I updated the Milestone and Genetec references to the latest figures.

Has Genetec or Milestone got Container Recognition software?

Hello Manfred, do you have a site where this analytic could help you? We could set up a discussion about it if so.

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