Testing Pelco Digital Sentry VMS Software

Author: Benros Emata, Published on May 03, 2010

Pelco is not known for its software. While the company is one of the largest global analog surveillance providers, this is primarily for its cameras and recorders. However, Pelco does have VMS software. As they and other incumbents move to IP, these offerings will receive more attention.

In this test, we examine Pelco's Digital Sentry VMS software - ControlPoint client v. 7.0, DSAdmin v. 4.3 and DS service v. 6.8. The test was hosted on a Windows XP machine, connected to the IQinVision Series 4Pelco Sarix IXE20DN and Sony SNC-CH140 cameras. You can test the software yourself (with the DS4U free edition). Note that the DS4U edition only supports Pelco IP cameras (while the full Digital Sentry supports 3rd party IP cameras).

Compare to our test results of Axis Camera Station (for a single camera vendor solution) or Exacq (for a multi-camera vendor solution) that provides comparable features and functionality. 

[Update October 2010: Pelco has added a few new features and changed pricing moderately. Read our review/update on Digital Sentry Version 7.]

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*** ** *** ******** ****** ** ******* ******** ** ***************?

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**** ** *** ** ********* *******.

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*** *** *** ******* *** *** ********?

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**** *** *** *** ***** ** ******* *** ******?

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*** ***** *** ******* ***** ** ********* ******** ** *** server *******?

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*** ***** *** ******* ***** ** ********* ******** ** *** client *******?

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*********

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*** ******* ** *** *** ** *** *** ****** ** * ***?

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*** ******** ** ** *** *** ****** ********?  

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***********

**** **** *** * ***/***** **** ******* ** *** **** time?

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*** ** *** ** ******** ****** **** ***** ******** *******/**********?

**** *** ******** **** **** ***** *** ***** **** ** added ** **** ****** ** ******. ***** *** ** ******* for ********** ** ******* ****/****** **********.

*** *** * ***** **** ***** ***** **** ********* **********/*******?

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*** *** * ******* ******** **** ***** ***** ****** ** different **********/*******?

**** ******** ******* ***** ** ** *****************, *** ************ ****** ********* ** *** ****** ****. **** the ********* *** ********** ******* ****** ** *** **** ********* tree, **** ******* ******* ** ****** ** *** ****** ****. From ****, *** ******** ** *** **** ** ********* *****.

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