VMS Competitive Comparison 2010

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 22, 2010

This report provides the most extensive comparison of Video Management System software in the world. Inside the premium section, members may watch 1 hour of video screencasts, review 20+ comparison tables and benefit from dozens of recommendations on strength and weaknesses.

Vendors Compared

This comparison is based on our test results of 14 VMS systems:

  • Axis Camera Station (ACS)
  • Axis Video Hosted Service (AVHS)
  • Avigilon Control Center
  • Digifort
  • DVTel Latitude
  • Genetec Omnicast
  • ipConfigure
  • Exacq
  • Luxriot
  • Milestone Corporate
  • Milestone Enterprise
  • Mobotix
  • NUUO
  • OnSSI NetDVMS & Ocularis Client Lite
  • Pelco Digital Sentry

This collection provides a broad range of global VMS system from basic to advanced, from free to very expensive. Additionally, we will continue to test more VMS systems on an ongoing basis and those systems to future versions of this report.

Pre-Requisite

Optimally understanding and using this comparison requires review of our 2 hour VMS training or hands-on experience with multiple VMS systems.

Comparison by Differentiators

We identified 9 elements important to many specifiers where VMS systems materially differed:

  • Price
  • Simplicity
  • 3rd Party IP Camera Support
  • 3rd Party Security System Support
  • Enterprise Management
  • Analytics
  • Redundancy
  • Video Distribution
  • Alarm / Event Management

We analyze each of these elements and assess the relative strength of each VMS system in all of these elements.

Comparison by Vertical / Segment

We identified 5 verticals / market segments, providing recommendations on best fits for each. These segments are:

  • Residential
  • Small / Medium Business
  • Single Site Corporation
  • Multi-Branch Corporation
  • Municipal / Government

Restrictions on Use

This comparison is for the private use of members to make better decisions on VMS selection. No one is allowed to use these comparisons to publicly promote products.

As in all research we perform, IP Video Market accepts no advertising, no sponsorships, no consulting nor reprint fees from manufacturers. We are here to help integrators and end users make better decisions, not manufacturers market.

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