Examining NICE's NiceVision VMS

Author: Antony Look, Published on Dec 08, 2010

NICE is one of the largest video surveillance vendors yet the company's products are not very well known nor understood. Over the past decade, NICE has been widely considered a leader in high end DVRs/recorders. As the market has shifted to IP, many of the leading DVR providers have evolved their IP offerings. However, it was unclear even to us where NICE stood or what progress they have made. Like many high end vendors, publicly available details for NICE's products are scarce.

In this report, we examine NICE's IP video offering based on a combination of hands-on testing, interviews and private documentation review.

We look at both their VMS software and appliance offering including the 3 product tiers they recently introduced. Moreover, we examine their broad array of advanced features.

We believe the two best comparisons for NICE's offering are Genetec and DvTel and recommend you compare this report to our Genetec test results and DvTel test results.

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376 manufacturers and integrators revealed their outlook on the future of the video surveillance industry in a recent IPVM survey. Both groups are...

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Broken Browser Support for Video Surveillance on Mar 22, 2017
Modern web browsers have left the security industry behind. Current Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers do not support NPAPI plugins,...
ADI Favorability Results on Mar 22, 2017
150 North American integrators provided feedback on 6 distributors, and why they do (or do not do) business with ADI. ADI is clearly a big name in...
1 Million Dahua Devices Exposed To Backdoor on Mar 22, 2017
Statistics show that 1 million Dahua devices are publicly exposed and vulnerable to the Dahua backdoor. Despite this, Dahua has downplayed the...
Hikvision Hires Crisis Communication Writer on Mar 21, 2017
Hikvision has hired a crisis communication writer as the company ramps up its efforts to deal with the 'crisis' it feels it is facing. 'Crisis...
Glass Break Sensor Tutorial on Mar 21, 2017
Burglars often break glass windows to get into a house. Using glass break detectors in conjunction with alarm contacts is a good way to protect the...
Unikey Smart Phone Access Control Platform on Mar 21, 2017
More and more people carry smart phones. Many think this could replace the conventional key or card for access control. However, using a phone...
VMS Update Automation Compared on Mar 20, 2017
Updating VMS software can be a tedious and time consuming processing, which historically has required users to access each machine, download update...
Anvil Traveler Threat Management Offering on Mar 20, 2017
A common component of enterprise security systems is traveler threat management, complementing the various physical security systems in place. One...
Simplisafe Warns Customers About Alarm Fines on Mar 17, 2017
Simplisafe markets themselves as a 'better way' than traditional professional alarm companies. However, in one key way, Simplisafe hides the...

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