Genetec Stratocast VSaaS Tested

By Sean Patton, Published Sep 05, 2019, 11:12am EDT (Research)

*** ***** ****** ** ******* ********* in ****, ***********,******,***** ***,******************* *************** ***** ****** *****. **** ** tested******* ************ ********* **** *********** *********** ******** ** Security ****** *** ***** *****. *** **** *** ******* ******* Stratocast **** *** **** * *****?

** **** ****** ** ******* **********'* main ********* *** ******* **********, ********* a **-****** **********:

  • *** **** ** **** *** ******** video ********* ***********?
  • ********* ********** **** ********* **** *******, what ************* **** **** *****?
  • **** ****** *** ******** *** *******?
  • *** ***** *** ************* ****** ** concerns?
  • *** **** **** *** *** ****** App *******?
  • **** ****** *** *********** *** ***** with **** **********?
  • **** ******** ** ********** **** ** easy ** ********* ** *** **?
  • *** **** **********'* ******* ******* ** other ***** *********?

Executive *******

***** ********** ***** **** **** ********* to *******'* ******** ******, ** *** various *********** ********, ******* ***********, *** is ********* *** *********** *** ********** VSaaS ************.

*** **** ******** ******* *********** ******* setup, ** ***** *** ****-***-**** ************* of ***** ********* **** *** ********* gateways ** *********** *******, ***** ******** issues ** *** *** ******, ****** support ** ******* ** * *************, and ** ** ******* ***** ******** common ** ***/***/***** *********.

*** *** *** ****** ********** ***** limited *************, ***** ******* **** **** have *********** ******* ******* **** *** next * ****** *** * ******** overhaul ** *** **** ** ******. Genetec **** ********** ** ********* **** in ***, * "***** **********" ****** by*******'* ********** *** '***********'.

Stratocast ********* - **** ***** **********

********** *** * ******* ****** ** strong ******, ********* **** ****** ***** monitoring, ******-**-***** ****** ************, *** * clean ******* **** *********:

  • **** ********** **** *** *** ******:****** ******* **** ***** ********** *********** was *****, **** ******* ************* ** buffering, **** ******* *** ******* * 1080P *******.
  • ********** ** **-******* ******** ******:********** ******* ********* ** ******** ****** through * ********** *******, ***** ******* additional ****** ******** (*.*. ******* ******) and ***** **** *** ******** ***** viewing.
  • ******-**-***** ********* *** *********:** *** *** **** ** *** up * ******** ******* (*.*. *******, EagleEye, ********), ** *** ****, ******* and ***** ******* ********* ******** ** Stratocast ***** *******.
  • ***** ** ******:** ***** *** *** *** ****** clients **** ** ******** **** *** hidden ** *****-***** ****** *****. **** is * *********** ********* **** *******'********* ****** *********, ***** ** ********* and ******** *********.

Stratocast ********** - ******* *** ****** *******

********** *** ******* ****** *******, *** is ******* **** ****** *** ********/************, and * ********* ************* *****:

  • ******* ****** *******:** ********* ****, ***** *** ******* cameras ** **********, ******* ***** ********* support ******** *** **** ****** (*.*. Bosch *** ******* ** *** ******* edge **-**** *********, **** ****/* **** be ******** ** ******* ** **********).
  • ******* **** ****** *** ********:** ***** **** ******** ******* ** Stratocast **** *** ********* ** ******** Center ** **** ******* ***** ******* (e.g. *.***, *******, ******* ******, ***** Watermark, ****** *-****** **************, ***** **** Support, ***** *****, *-**** ****** ***** etc.). ***** ** **** ** ******* for ******* ****** ************* ******** ******* multiple *******/*****/*********.
  • ************* ***** ***** (*** ****):****** *******, ** ***** **** **********'* Federation ********** *******, **** *** ********** Stratocast ** ******** ****** *******, ****** unencrypted **************. ******* **** "**** ** *** ** * ********** caused ** *** *** ******* ** are ***** (* ******** ******* ** SC5.2). ** *** ******, ** ******** this ** ******** ******* *** ***/** using ***** ******* ****** *** ********* concerned ** ****, *** ** *** actively ******* ** ********* *** ******* to *.* ** ***** ****** ********** connections (*** ** ****)"
  • ****** *** ****** **** ****** ***********:** **** **** ******* *** ** email ************* *** ****** *************/************, *** there ** ** ******** ** **** in *** *** ******. ***** *** no ******-******* *********** (*.*. ****** ****** connections, ****** ****, ***** ******), ** camera ****** ****.

Overview *****

*** ********* **-****** ***** ********* **********, focusing ** ******* ********* *** ********** of *** ********** *** *********:

Camera ******* *********** / ******

********** ***** **** **** ************ ****** ** ********* *********** ****, *****, ******, *******, *** Vivotek, ******* ** ***** ******** ************* and ********* ******* *********** ****** *******.

***** ******* ********* ****** **********

********** **** ******** ***** *********, **** though **** ********** ******* ******** *** and ****** ********** ******* **** **** manufacturer. **** ** * *********** ************ compared ** ***** ***** ********* (*.*. Avigilon **** - ** ** ***).

****** ********* ******* ******

**********'* **** ********* **** ******** * summarized *** ********** ****** ********* ******* for *** ******** *-**** **** ****** (**** - ******* ********** / ******* 'Motion ********' ******). *******, ** ***** ******** **** cameras **** *** *** ******* ****** data, ** ******** * ******* *** supported *****, ***** ******** ** ****** event ************* *** ********* ******* ****:

******* **** **** ***** *** * few ******* *********** ******* ** ***** cameras *** **** *****-*******. ************, ***** suggestion ** *** ******* ***** ****** detection *** *** ******* *** ** factory ***** *** **-****** *** *******:

****** ********* ****** **** *** **** and ******* ******, ****** *** * known ********** *** *****-****** ******* (**** are *** **** ******** **** **** Stratocast). ***** *****’* ******* ****** ********* yet, **** ** ***** *********** ** their ****. ** * *****, ****, troubleshooting ****, ******* ******* *** *********** cameras *** **-******** ****, **** ** eliminate * ********* ******* ************* **** could **** ******* *** ******* ********.

**** **** *** **** *** *********

** * ***** ********** ***** **** and ***** ******* ** * ******* resource, ******** ******-**** ********* *** ** a *********** **** ****** *******. *******, Stratocast ******** ********* ****** *** ************, * ****** ********** ****** ********* analytic:

**** ******* *** ********* **** *** **** ****** ***** alarm ********* **** ****** ******* **** as ********* ******, ****** ******* **/***, swaying ********/*******, ***.

******* **** **** **** *** ** supported, *** ** ****** ** **** 3 ********* ****** ****** *** ********** was *** ******* *** ****** ******.

****** *********** ***** ******

**** ****** ******* **** **** **** configured, ******* *** ******* ** *** field, ********** *** *** ***** *** in-camera ******** *** ****** ****/***********. **** causes *** ****** ****** ** ****** upside-down ******* ****** **** ******* ** the ****** *********:

** ******** ****** *******

********** **** ******** *-******* *** ***-****** image ******** ********, ****** **** ***** and ******** ******:

******* **** **** ***** ** ********** this ** * ****** ******:

** **** ** **** **** ***** by *** **** ******* ******, ******* for ***** *******

** ******* ****** - **** **-****** Dewarp **********

********** **** *** ******* ******** ****** in *** *** ** ****** ******, however, ** *** **** ** ****** the **-****** ******** ******* **** **** fisheye *******.

**** ** * ******* ********** ** found ** ******** **** *** ******* testing.

***** *** ******* **** ******* *** Supported

********** **** ******** **** ********* ** specific **** ******* *** **** *** devices. *******, **** *********** ******* *** Bosch *******, ***** ** * ******* that ******** *** ** ************ *** SD **** *** *******. **** ** confusing *** ****** ***** **** *** feature ** *** *********:

Non-Axis ****** ********** **** ********** ******** *****

** **** **** ** ******* *** and ********* ********* ***** *** ******* cameras ** **********, ***** *** * dedicated ********** *********** **** ** ******** with *** ****** ******** ** ***** camera ********. ****** **** ******* ***** require *** ******'* *** ******* ***** ****** ** **********, ******* **** supported *** ********** *********** ****** *** application ******* *** **** ***** ** an ********** **** ******** ** *** Stratocast *********:

** ******** ** ***** ** ******/******* process ** ****** *******, *** **** and ********** ******** ******* ** *** association ** *** *****, ***** **** Axis ******* *** ****/***** ******* ******** must ** ********* ** ****** *** camera **** *** ******* ** * customer ***** ** **** ** ** a ********* ***** *******.

******* **** **** **** ****** **** updating *** ******* ***** *** **** cameras, *** **** *** ***** ** to ***** *******:

** *** ******* ***** **, ** we ***** ******* **** *** ********** mechanism ******* ** ***, *** *****’* move ******* **** **** ***. *** enrollment ********* **** **** **** ** well-liked ** *** *** / ******* Service ******** *****, ***** * ********** will **** ****** ** ********** * brand-new ****** ***** *** ** *** box. *** **** **** *** ********** doesn’t **** ** ****** * *** page ** *** ** * **** saver, *** ** *** ******** ******* with ***** ************* ** *** ** place ********* ******* (****** “**** **********”) without *********** *** ******* ********, ** both ******* **** ** *********.

Cybersecurity ******** *** ** *+-****-*** *******

******* **** *** ** ****** * ******* ********* ****** ************ ******* ** ** "****** ******". However, ****** *******, ** ***** **** Stratocast's ******* ****** *******, *** ********** Federation ****** **** *** ******** ******* the *** ** ********* **************. **** could *********** *** * ****** ** risk *** ************* ** *** ** the ****** *******.

*** ********** ** *** ****** ********* the ******** ** *** ****, ***** Genetec **** *** *** ** *** use ** * ******** ******* ** their ******* *.* ******** ****** **** 2013, *** **** **** **** * workaround *** **** *****:

**** ** *** ** * ********** caused ** *** *** ******* ** are ***** (******** ******* ** ***.*). At *** ******, ** ******** **** by ******** ******* *** ***/** ***** Azure ******* ****** *** ********* ********* by ****, *** ** *** ******** working ** ********* *** ******* ** 5.8 ** ***** ****** ********** *********** (ETA ** ****)

** **** **** *** ****** *** report ** ** ********* ** * future ******.

Web ********** ******* ** * ****** ***

**********'* *** ****** ******* ** * maximum ** * ************ **** *** playback *****. **** *** ******* ***** cannot ** ******* ** **********, **** are ****** ******* ***** *******.

******* **** **** ******* *** ******* Stratocast ************ ** *****, ***** ** little ****** *** ****** ********* ******:

*** ******* ****** ***** *** * typical ********** ************ ** ******* * and * *******, *** ******* **** a *** ** ******* ******* **** on ** *** **** *******. ** have *** * *** ******** **** and ***** ** ******** *** ****** of *****, *** *** *********** **, but *** ***** **** **** **** a ***** ********** ** ***** ********* use *** *-**** *******, ** ** is *** ** *** *** ** our ******** ****. ** ** *******, on *** ***** **** ******* ** available, **** **** *% ** ******** use **** **** * *****.

Video ******** ******

** *********** ******** ********* ** ******** errors, ********* *** ***** ******* ************* jumping ******* *** ******** ******** **** and *** **** ******:

************, *** ***** ******** ***** *** indicate ***** ***** *** ********* *** playback ** ****** ****** ** ** should:

******** *** ****** **** *** **** and ************ ** ** (********* ******** times) *** *** **** *** ** were **** ** *** *** ******** to **** ********. ******* **** **** have ********** *** *****, *** **** are *** **** ** ************ ********* the *****:

** **** ******* ******** ** ******** in ********** ***** *** ******** ***** not **** ** ******** *** ******** can **** ******, ** *** ******* on **** ***, *** *** ***** working ** ********* ****** **** *** issue ** (***** ** ** ******* to *** **** ** *** *******).

Export ********** ****

********** **** *** ***** * ****** download **** ***** ******* ******. *** video **** ** ********* **** * cloud-stored ****** ** ** .*** **** which *** **** ** **********. ** found **** ********** **** ***** *-****** videos **** ** ******* ** * minute. **** ** ******** *** **** VSaaS *******, ** **** *** ******* nearly ********* ***** ********* ** ******** processing ****:

************, ********** **** *** ***** *****-****** exports, ******* ************ ** ******** *****, and **** *** ***** ** ********** it ** ***** **** * ***** alphanumeric ********:

No ***** ****** ** *-****** **************

********** ****** * ********* ****** ********** for *********** *** *** *****, **** different ********* *** *************, **********, *** monitoring. ** ***** **** ******* ********** complicated *** **********, ********* ******, *********, or ***** ******* ***************.

****** **** ***** *********, ***** ** not ** ****** ** ****** ***** users ** ******* ******-***** ********. ** a ****** **** *** *** *** of ***** ********* *** ***** *****, they **** **** ** ****** ********* accounts **** ** ****** **********, ** use ***** ******** ***** ***********:

******* **** ***** ** ******* ****** support *** ***** ****** ********* **** Office ***, *** **** ********** ********** supported ******* *************** ******* *** ** their *******.

Asynchronous ******** *********

* ******* ******* **** **** ***** interfaces ** **** ******, ********** ********* well **** ************** ******* **** *** recorded *****, **** *** **** ** multiple ********* *******:

Mobile *** **** *** ******** ******** *****

**********'* ********* ****** *** ********* **** with **** *** ******** *****, *** experiencing *** ** *** ******** ****** found ** *** *** ******. ************* worked **** *** *** ** *******/******** per ****** ** * ****** ******** per ****** ***. ** **** **** to **** ******* *** ******* ********* 6 ******* ******* *** ****** ** buffering:

Integrations / ******** ******** ******** ******** ****** ********** ** *****

********** **** *** ******* ****** ******* integrations, ******* ***** *********** ** ***** commonly ********* ******* ******** ****** ********. If ***** ******** *** ******** ** a ***** ********, ******* ********** ********** Stratocast ******* ** ***** ********* ** Security ******, ** ***** ************* ****** *************.

*******

********** ** ******* ** * ********* Plans ** ******* ** ****** *** camera ************:

  • ****:** ** ***** *** *****, ** Cloud *******, **** $*.** *** ***** / $** *** ****
  • *****:** ** **** *** ****, *-**** Cloud *******, **** $**.** *** ***** / $*** *** ****
  • ********:** ** ***** *** *****, *-**** Cloud *******, **** $**.** *** ***** / $*** *** ****
  • *******:** ** ***** *** *****, *-**** Cloud *******, **** $**.** *** ***** / $*** *** ****

********** ***** ********* ** ******* *** day ** ********** ******* ** ******* or ****** ***-** *************, ******* **** $0.15 ** $*.** *** *****.

**********'* ***** ** ******* ** ********** for * ***** ********, ***** ******** based ** ********** *** ***** **** supported, *** **** ********* *-**** ** cloud ******* ** *******. **********'* **** plan ** ********* ****** ** ***** Eye's ****** **********/******* ************. ********** **** not **** *** ********** *******/******** *****, unlike ******** **** *** ********, *** lacks ***** ********* *** *********** ***** camera ******* **** **** *****. **********'* Premium **** ** ************* **** ********* than *********** ** **-**** ** ***** storage ** ********, ******* ~$** *** camera *** *****.

Comments (8)

what is veraka? ;)

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Thanks Armando!

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Do you know what protocol is being used between the cameras and the Stratocast backend? Just curious.

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They're using 256-bit SSL encryption. We confirmed this with Wireshark traces in our 2015 test. After the connection is made, you don't see any traffic other than TLS, similar to this trace (from our Remote Network Access for Video Surveillance report):

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Ideally they would be using RTMPS (RTMP over SSL), but most likely it's just RTP packets tunneled over TLS.

It's obviously not in Genetecs interest that the protocol is open (as in Open Source), but it IS in the consumers interest. Open Standards are ALWAYS better than proprietary - even if they are as bad as ONVIF.

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Mobotix is also a supported manufacturer.....

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Thanks Luis, Genetec officially announced support for Bosch, Euklis and Mobotix yesterday after the report was published. Currently, our system does not show Mobotix as an option:

I am checking with Genetec to see when production availability is expected for Mobotix, and will update the report.

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Than k you.....

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