You may find the perfect camera for your needs but you must make sure that the camera works with your VMS. This can be challenging as many cameras do not work with many VMS systems. Indeed, in our study below, we found more than half of MP networks cameras in our Camera Finder are not compatible with leading VMS systems.
To help alleviate this problem we have added a new feature to our Camera Finder, called VMS Siupport Finder (PRO Member Only feature). This allows you to select your VMS and check to see if the cameras meeting your performance needs are supported by your VMS.
Our finder supports searching for camera support across the following VMS systems:
Axis Camera Station
Pelco Digital Sentry
Pelco Endura via UDI5000-CAM
This list represents a broad list of leading global providers. We will continue to add more VMS systems. This is simple to do and only requires the 3rd party IP camera support list from the manufacturer.
What's Next? Standards
This version only tracks direct integration between VMS systems and IP cameras. At the end of October, we will add 'standards' support (PSIA, ONVIF). This will 'automagically' associate any camears supporting a 'standard' with any VMS system supporting the same 'standard'.
While the total number of combinations (VMS to IP camera) using standards is relatively limited today (compared to proprietary integrations), the number is growig and is sure to be significant in 2011.
Using VMS Support Search
VMS Support Search is a PRO Only feature of the Camera Finder.
The days of anyone buying Hikvision from anywhere off the Internet are numbered, at least in Europe, if Hikvision's plan comes to fruition.
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