Should you buy your own PC/server and load VMS software on it or get a turnkey appliance (both hardware and software, e.g., NVR, Hybrid DVR) from a VMS/NVR manufacturer?
While many feel strongly in both directions, both approaches have advantages depending on the scale of the system and the expertise of the deploying organizations. Our VMS/NVR deployment survey results showed 60% of systems are installed as VMS software installed on a server, and the remainder were turnkey appliances. In this report, we will examine the main drivers for both options.
In this report we will examine the advantages of each approach, focusing on:
- Western vs Asian appliances
- Setup Time
- Hardware Flexibility
- Recurring Costs
- System Growth
- Small vs Large System Deployments