This guide teaches the fundamentals about video management software.
Inside, we cover:
- NVR vs VMS
- Viewing Video - What are common client features? Layouts? Camera Lists? Timeline?
- Searching Video - How is video searched for? Time? Motion? Analytics? Thumbnails?
- Exporting Video - How is video exported? File Format? Watermarks? Cloud? Mobile?
- Camera Discovery/Addition - How are cameras discovered/added? Auto? Manual?
- System Administration - How is the system configured? Recording? Users? Health?
- Mapping Support - How are maps supported? Images? Hosted Maps? Dynamic?
- VMS vs Low-Cost NVRs - What are pros and cons of each? Cost? Features?
- Installation Comparison - Why are NVRs easier to install? Training? Skills?
- VMS Hardware Flexibility - How are VMSes more flexible and scalable? Open?
- Widely Used VMSes/NVRs - What companies are widely used or notable?