The Future of VMS

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 19, 2012

10 years ago, video management software was a novelty. 5 years ago, it was a hot up and comer. Today, it is mainstream. In just a decade, VMS has made quite the transformation.

But what now? Where does it go from here? Some say it will wipe our DVRs and NVRs, leaving a VMS only world. However, just as VMS is gaining supremacy, the 'cloud' and the 'edge' are emerging as threats. Indeed, they both ranked in the top 3 'next big' surveillance technologies.

Looking Ahead

This raises key questions:

  • What will happen to the growth of VMS software?
  • How will VMS software develop?
  • Can hosted video or edge storage impact VMS growth?
  • Who are the biggest new competitive threats to VMS software providers?

Our Outlook

While VMS software sales will continue to grow, we believe the rate of growth will decelerate as later adopters of IP cameras seek simpler solutions and developing technologies offer greater value to a significant section of the surveillance market.

** ***** ***, ***** ********** ******** *** * *******. * years ***, ** *** * *** ** *** *****. *****, it ** **********. ** **** * ******, *** *** **** quite *** **************.

*** **** ***? ***** **** ** ** **** ****? **** say ** **** **** *** **** *** ****, ******* * VMS **** *****. *******, **** ** *** ** ******* *********, the '*****' *** *** '****' *** ******** ** *******. ******, they **** ****** ** ****** * '**** ***' ************ ************.

Looking *****

**** ****** *** *********:

  • **** **** ****** ** *** ****** ** *** ********?
  • *** **** *** ******** *******?
  • *** ****** ***** ** **** ******* ****** *** ******?
  • *** *** *** ******* *** *********** ******* ** *** ******** providers?

Our *******

***** *** ******** ***** **** ******** ** ****, ** ******* the **** ** ****** **** ********** ** ***** ******** ** IP ******* **** ******* ********* *** ********** ************ ***** ******* value ** * *********** ******* ** *** ************ ******.

[***************]

VMS ******** ******** ********

***** *********** ************ *** ********, *** ******** ** ******** ********. There ** *** **** *** ******* *** ********* ** *** that ***** ************* ****** ***** ******* ****** ***********. **** ** not ** **** *** ******** ** ***, **** **** ** is ******** *** **** ********* *** **** * ****** / server ********* ************ *** *******. *** **** *********** ******* ** see *** *** ******* ** ********* ******* *** ******* ('****') capabilities *** ****** ******* ****** (*.*.,***** *****). *** ****** **** ******* ***'* ******* **** ********* ** large ***** ************ ***** *** ***** **** **** ****** ******* hosted ***** ** * ******.

IP ****** ******* ** *** / *** ******

**** ******* ***** *******, *** ******** **** ******** ** ******* from *** ******'* ******* ********* **** ****** ** ** *******. Every ****** ******** **** ****** ** ** ********* *** ******* of ***** *** ******** ****** * *** **** ***** ** encoder *****. *******, *** **** ******* **** **** ********* *********.

*******, ** ** ******* ******** *** ****** ******* *** *** of **** ****** ** *** **** *** ********* ****** ** switch ** *** ********. ** **** *****, **** ** ** other *********** ******, *** *** ****** ****** (***** ** *** 20-30% *****) **** ******** **** *** ****** ******* ***** ************ market ****** (*-**%).

**** ***********, *******, ** **** *** ****** ** *** ** camera ****** **** ************ **** **** ******* ***********. ***** ***** scale / **** ****** ***** ******** **** ***** ******** ** IP *******, ****'* '****' *** *** ****** ** ****************** ** smaller ********. **** *************, **** ******** *** **** ** * fundamental *** **********.

VMS ********** **********

* *********** ********** ** ****** / ****** *** ** **** software ***** ** ** *********, ********** *** ******* ** ***/*******. While *** ********* *** ******** ******** *** ******* (******* ******** tools, *******, ***.), ** '****' ************ ************* ******* **** ***** of **********.

**************'* *** (*******) *********, **** (****?) *********** ******** ******** ** ******* *** ********* - *** ********** ** *********** ** '****' ******** ** *** party *******, *** ***** **/******* *** ***** ********** ********. ** can ** **** ********* *** *********** **** *** ********** ***********, not ** ******* ***** **** ******* ******.

***** **** ** * ********, ** **** *** **** **** for *** ** ***. ******, ******* ***** ******, *** *** clearly ***** ******** **** *** **** * *****. ******* ***********, the ****** ** *** ********, ********** ** ***** ***** ******* with ****** ** ******* (** ****) ** * **** ** very ******. ***** ** ** **** ********** *** ******** ** be *** ********** ** *** ******.

Mini ******** *** **********

*** ******* ****** ***** ***********, *** **********, ******** ******* **********, will **** **** ****** ******* **** *** *********** ** **** hardware. ***** ** ** *** ******* *** ***** ***** **** to *** *** **** ** ****, ********** **** ****** **** of ***** ***** **** **** **** *** **** ******.

*** **********, ***** ***** *** ******* **** **** * ***** advantage. ***** **** *** ******* *** ******** ********* ******* ************ (e.g., *******, *********), ** ****** ******* **** *** *** ** NAS ******* *** ****** ** ***** (*.*., *****) ** **** primarily ** ********** (*.*., ****), ** **** ** ********* ****. While **** **** *** ***** *****, ** **** ********* *** growth ** ******* ***** *****. ***** ***** ************ *** *** on **********, **** **** ****** ******* ******* ********* ********* *** higher **** ******** *********, ********** *** *********** *********** ** ***** offering.

Camera ************* ****** *** ***********

*** ******* ******, ******, ** ********* ****** ************* ********* ********* ****** *** ***********. ***** **** ******** ** ******* ***** VMSes *** ********* (***** ***** ************), ** ** ********* ***** VMSes *** ******* (***** ** *** ***** ****** ***** ************).

** * ****** *****, ****** ************* *** **** *** *** license **** *** *** **** *** * *** ******, ******* directly **** *** ********'* **** ****** ** ******* *** ******* weakness (********* ** ******* ** *** *********** * ******). ***** doing ****, ****** ************* ******** ***** **** ****** ****** *** encourage ***** ********* ** *** **** *******.

**** **** ***********, **** ***** ****** ************ ********* **** **** many *********, ** ** **** ***** ** **** ** ***** VMS ********* *** ** *** ******. ******, *** **** *** camera ************* **** ****** ** ** **** * *********** ***** of ******* ****** ***** ************ **** **** **** ** ***** video *** ** *** **** ***** ***** ****** ***********, ***** monitoring, ***** *****, ***. [****: ** ****** ************* *** **********,****** ** *** ************ ******** *** ***** ** *** ****** ** ****** *******.]

*******, ***** ****** ************ ****** ***** ***** **** * ****** factor ** *** ****, **** ******* ************ *** ********* ** increase *** ************** ** ******** '****' *** ******** ** ***** of **** *** ******* ****** **** ******* .

Where's ******?

****** ** ***** ****** ***** ** *** **** *** ****** to *** ******** *** ** ** *** ***** **** **** be ***********. *****, *** ********* *** *** ** ******* **** disarm *** ****** ** ****** ** ******* ***** ****** (*.*.,***** *****). ********, *** ********** **** ******** *** ****** ***** (*** bandwidth, ***** *******) **** ****** ****** *** * **** **** to ****. ** ********** *** ********* **** ******** ** ********** with ******, *** ********* ********* ****** ****** ******** *** **** years **** *** **** **** ******* ********* ** ****** **** hosted *****.

The ******* *** *** ********

****** *** *** ******** ******* **** ****** ************ **** ********* over *** **** * *****, ******** ** ****** *********** *** increasing ****** ********** ** ** *******. *******, *** ****** **** differ ****** *** ******:

  • *** *** ** **** ***- *** **+ ****** ************, *** ******** *** * **** grasp ** *** ******. ** ******** ****** ** ******** ***** to *********** *** ********. ******, ** *** ******* ************, ** expect *** ******** ** ************ ********* ****** *** **** ******* as *** '*** ***' ** *** ******* ******.
  • *** '****' ******- *** ******* ************ (IP ******* **** ****, **** **** ** ****** ** ******* appliance ***** *** ********* *********** **** ********* **** ****** *************. This **** **** ** ****** ** **** *** ** ***** edge ******* ********* ****** *** ***** ******** ** *** ***** for **** *******.

*** ******** ** *** ***** ****, *** *** * **** long ****. *******, ** ** ****** ******* *** **** ***** lose *** ******** *** ***** **** ****** ***** ** *** significant ******* ** *********** ************.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Sports Stadium Security Design Recommendations on Jul 24, 2017
Sports stadiums pose many challenges for designing security systems. The facilities vary from being mostly vacant, to packed with tens of thousands...
Genetec Mission Control Tested on Jul 13, 2017
Genetec continues to move up market with their Mission Control, "Decision Support System", bringing PSIM-like procedures and incident management to...
OnSSI Gets $16 Million Funding on Jul 11, 2017
OnSSI has had a rollercoaster past few years. Between acquiring VMS company Seetec, breaking up with former OEM partner Milestone and a rocky...
Nest Cam IQ Tested on Jul 10, 2017
Nest has released their latest entry in their camera line, the Nest Cam IQ, touting 4K "Supersight", facial recognition, "HD audio", invisible IR,...
ONVIF Widely Used Toolkit gSOAP Vulnerability Discovered on Jul 10, 2017
A vulnerability has been discovered in a toolkit that video surveillance manufacturers widely use for implementing ONVIF. In this report, we...
H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial 2017 on Jun 30, 2017
For years, video surveillance professionals have talked about the potential for H.265. Now, in 2017, H.265 is starting to gain mainstream...
Hikvision H.265+ Tested on Jun 27, 2017
Hikvision, which in the past few years released H.264+ (see test results) has now released H.265+, that claims even greater bandwidth savings. We...
Milestone / Canon Launch Cloud Startup Arcus Global on Jun 27, 2017
Milestone has spun off a business, Arcus Global, funded by their parent company Canon. The new company aims to transform the VSaaS market with an...
Covert Cloud Camera Service Launching (KJB) on Jun 22, 2017
Cloud IP cameras, for consumers, has become increasingly commonplace. However, covert cameras, lag there, with few options. Now, North America's...
45 Drives 'Lowest Cost' Enterprise Storage Company Profile on Jun 21, 2017
45 Drives claims the "lowest cost per Hard Drive Slot in the industry." But who or what is '45 Drives'? What started as a product design to...

Most Recent Industry Reports

$28M Drone Detection Startup Examined (Dedrone) on Jul 25, 2017
Dedrone has received ~$28M in funding to build what they call an "automatic anti-drone solution", a system to detect drones, and then automatically...
Dahua Suffers Second Major Vulnerability, Silent on Jul 25, 2017
Less than 3 months ago, Dahua received DHS ICS-CERT's worst score of 10.0 for their backdoor. Now, Dahua has received another 10.0 score for a new...
Hikvision H.265+ Bullet Tested (2035) on Jul 24, 2017
Continuing our tests of Hikvision's new low cost Value Plus line, we bought and tested the 3MP DS-2CD2035FWD-I, now including H.265+. We shot the...
Sports Stadium Security Design Recommendations on Jul 24, 2017
Sports stadiums pose many challenges for designing security systems. The facilities vary from being mostly vacant, to packed with tens of thousands...
Competing Against Convergint on Jul 24, 2017
No integrator is more aggressively expanding than Convergint Technologies. Owned and funded by private equity firm KRG, Convergint has acquired...
Security Robots Are Just Entertainment on Jul 21, 2017
Great entertainment, no real security value.  That is the happy (or sad) state of security robots in 2017. Knightscope robot's drowning, the...
Wireless Burglar Alarm Sensors Guide on Jul 21, 2017
Wireless sensors for burglar alarm sensors are an increasingly common option for the historical labor intensive wired alarm systems. However,...
Competing Against ADT on Jul 20, 2017
ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection...
Hikvision Launching Deep Learning Recorders on Jul 20, 2017
Hikvision has become a common choice for super low cost NVRs. Now, Hikvision is aiming to move up market, with deep learning NVRs that claim far...
PR Campaign Exploiting Manufacturer Cybersecurity on Jul 20, 2017
Manufacturers increasingly have a bulls-eye on their back. As cyber security solutions providers grow, they realize a great way to get publicity...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact