With so many low-cost NVRs and enterprise VMSes, is there any place in the market for NAS-based VMSes?
Recently, IPVM bought a Synology NAS for general data storage. The NAS comes with Synology's own VMS software (Synology Surveillance Station) built-in.
NAS-based VMSes are not new. Synology and QNAP, e.g., have been offering them for a decade or more. But are they still relevant today in a world of $200 NVRs? And has Synology improved their software much?
In this test, we examine:
- 5 key strengths
- 4 key weaknesses
- How Synology integrates with Axis
- System Management operation
- Camera support capabilities
- Video export limitations
- Search performance
- Contrasted to NVRs
- Contrasted to Enterprise VMSes