Great write up to tell the real value of a VMS, not much live monitoring going on these days at least in financial vertical where I practice my skills. I am curious to get some feedback from both the End User and Integrator Communities on what products offer the best Search UI's, everyone is different and unique in their own way.
Every VMS can do some sort of date/time or motion based search and the use of analytics or data to index POS/ATM Transactions are great tools but what about when you are just searching raw video to find that that needle?
Who has the best search tools native to their UI? Like Brian mentioned its about how quick you can find what you need with the least amount of effort.
How does traditional search tools in the UI stand up against VCA? Do you find any value in bolt on tools like BriefCam.