Milestone App - PSIM Lite (Alesys)

By Brian Karas, Published Feb 09, 2017, 09:31am EST

Milestone has many features in their VMS, but it is not a PSIM.

Italian PSIM developer Alesys thinks sensor integrations and alarm management can be improved with a PSIM-lite extension to Milestone XProtect. They are going up against 4 other contestants in the Milestone developer contest, including Parking Spotter, which we recently covered.

The owner of Alesys, Alessandro Ferrari [link no longer available], provided an overview of his company's MIPS entry, and why he feels it fills a niche that Milestone does not currently address. Inside, we examine features, pricing and competitive comparison to existing PSIMs and Genetec.

PSIM-Lite **. ****

****** ******** *** ***** a **** **** *****, called******** *******, ***** *** ************ with ********* *** ***** VMSes. ******** ******* **** a ***-***** *********, ******* to ***** *****, *** is **** ** ***** customers **** ****** ********* of ******* *** ****** end-points.

********* ** ******, ********* often ********* ** ***** that **** **** *** product *** **** ** configure *** *******, *** wanted * ******* *************, but ********* **** ****** XProtect ******* ** ** an ******** ***********. **** led *** ******* ** develop ** ***** *** the **** ******* ***** these *****.

*** ********* ********** ***** Alesys' **** *****, ***** is ******** ** * Milestone ******, ****** **** functionality ****** *** ******** UI.  * *** **** an ******** ****** ** in *** *** ****, a ***** ***** ** the **** ********* ** the ****** ** *** top *****, *** * list ** ****** ****** in *** ****** **** of *** ******:

Differentiator **** ***** ********* **** *******

*** ******* ***** *** of ***** ********* ********** is ***** ****-*-**** ***** interface *** ******* ****** to *******, ******* ** requiring * **** ** create ******* ******* ** rules. ***** **** ** to ******* * *** for ******* ********* ** get **** ************* *** of ***** ******, ******* needing ** ****** * lot ** **** ** setting ** *** **** functionality, ** ******** *** to ******* *** ******.

****** *********

****** **** **** ****** ** geared ** ********* **** want ** *** ****** tracking *** ***** ********** to ***** ******** *********, but **** ***** ** primarily ***** *******. ** example ***** ** * K-12 ****** **** ***** to *** ****** ** doors ****** **** *** trigger ****** **** ****** pop-ups, *** *****, ** email ******. 

Supported *******

*** ******** ******** * variety ** ********* *** fire ****** **** *****, Honeywell *** ***. ** also ***** **** *** ********* *******, *** ******* **** utilize *** ****** ********.

******* *** ***** ******* and ******* **** ** added ***** ** ******** feedback.

Server ************

******** ************ *** *******, according ** ******, *** the ****** ****** ** able ** *** ** any ****** ******* ******* XProtect ******* ********* *********.

Pricing *** ************

*** ******* ******* ** release *** ********, **** if **** ** *** win *** **** *******. It **** ** ****** at ~$** *** ******/*****, with ** ******** **% annual ******* *** *** support *** ******** (****** bug ***** **** ** free).

**** **** **** *** price-point, ***** **** *** ease ** *****, **** make ** ********** ** customers *** **** ** extend *** ************* ** their ********* ****** ******* having ** **** *** kind ** ********** ***** PSIM ******* ********* *******.

Compared ** ***** *****, ****** ******* ************

** **** ****, **** plugin **** ******* ************* to * *** **** panel ** ****** ******* integration. * ******* ********** would ** *** ***** who **** ** ****** sensor ****** **** * wide ******* ** *******, the ****** ****** ******** would ******* * **** consistent ********* *** *** of ******* **** ******** individual ************ **** ********* vendors.

Compared ** *** ********/***** *******

********* ******* ***** * number ** ***** ******** *******, **** ** ***** are **** ******** (**** the **** ***** *** activator [**** ** ****** available]), *** ****** **** ********* Toolbox [**** ** ****** available] add ******* ************* ** receive ****** *** ******* events.

******* *** **** ****** PSIM-style ******** ** ************ ******* ********, *** **** ***** already ***** **** **** of *****/********** *** *** ability ** ******* ***** actions *** ** ****** inputs ** ******* ******* I/O *******. ***** ***** features *** *** ** as ******** ** * PSIM, **** *** ***** sufficient *** *** *****-******* customers **** ****** ** targeting **** ***** **** lite ********* ***-**.

Challenges *** *****

***** **** ********* ** gain ********** ******** *** prove ***** ***, ********* being ********** **** ** very ***** ************* **** as *******/************** *******, ***** cities ** ******* *** companies. ***** *** ****** for *******/****** ** ****** PSIMs *** ** ******, the **** ******* "******** VMS" *** "**** ****" is **** ** ******, making **** ** *** features ** * **** PSIM ********* ********* ***** expect ***** *****-***** *** to ***** ** *******.

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