As video management software matures, complaints increase about its high price. Even a small deployment of 16 cameras in a single site can cost $1,500 - $2,500 for basic VMS software without any enterprise management. There are free VMS options but those usually restrict support for only the manufacturer's own cameras. By contrast, Luxriot provides an open VMS software supporting broad numbers of cameras at 60% to 80% lower price than most open VMS offerings.
In this test, we examine LuxRiot’s VMS (version 188.8.131.52). The test was hosted on a Windows 7 machine, using the Canon VB-C60 (PTZ), IQInvision Series 4 and Axis Q1755. You may download a 1 channel LuxRiot VMS software to evaluate itself.
Our key findings include:
- Simple to install but some complexity in configuration
- Powerful advanced configuration options but limited enterprise management
- Limits in investigation and some challenges in accessing investigations
Compare to our test results of NUUO and Exacq for other lower cost VMS options. Contrast to our tests of expensive VMS options including Milestone and OnSSI.