VMS Update Automation Compared

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 20, 2017

Updating VMS software can be a tedious and time consuming processing, which historically has required users to access each machine, download update files (typically large), and apply them to individual servers.

However, some VMS/NVR developers have begun making this process easier, with bulk and cloud updates now possible. In this report, we review automated/bulk update processes for 7 providers, including:

  • Avigilon
  • Dahua
  • Exacq
  • Genetec
  • Hikvision
  • Milestone
  • Uniview

Avigilon ******* ******: **** ****** ******* / ****** ** ****** *******

** ******** ******* ******, users *** ****** * server ******* **** ** one ** **** ******** in ***** ******, ***** can **** ** *** remotely **** *** *** client. **** **** ***** must ******** *** ******* they **** ** ***** manually **** ********. *** **** recent ******* ** *** downloaded *************.

****** ******** ** *** ************* updated, *** ***** *** notified **** * *** version ** ********* *** install **** ***** **** login, **** *** ****** to ******* *********** ****** opening *** ******.

Dahua: ***** *******, ******* ****** ****

***** ***** ********** ********, users *** ****** ******** Dahua **** **************. *******, these ****** **** *** the **** ******** ****, as * ******** **** must ** *********, *** a **** ** ******** files. ***** ** ** way ** ************* ****** multiple *******.

ExacqVision: **** ****** ******* **** ***

***** ****** *** ********* servers ** ** ******* via *** ******, ****** only *** ** * time. **** ** ***** under ********* ****** > Update ** **** *******. 

***** *****'* ********** ****** Manager, ******* *** ** run *** ********* ****** all ******* **** * single *********, ***** ****:

Genetec: ****** **** ******/****** *******

******** ** ****, ******* added **** **** **** the ****** *******, * web ***** **** ***** allows ***** ** ****** connected ******* *** *******. 

***** ******* ** *** Security ****** ********* ****** on **** ****, ***** ******** an ****** *********, ******* current ******** *** **** server ******** (******** ******, Synergis, ********, *** ******) as **** ** ******* (Security **** *** ****** Tool). ***** *** **** update *** ******** **** one *****, **** ******* versions ********** *** ******* via *** *******.

Hikvision: ***** *** (*** ** ******) *******

***** *** ****** ******** NVRs (*** ** *******) simultaneously *** ********* ***** [link ** ****** *********], a ******** ******* **** other *******. **** **** this ****** ** *** devices ****. ***** ** no *** ** ******** batch ****** ****** ********.

**** ***** ******* *** be ******** ***** * single ****. *** ******* using ******** ****** ** NVR, ******** ******* *** be ****** ** * directory, **** *** ****** firmware **** ************* ********.

****: ** **** *** tested *********'* ***** ***, iVMS-5200, *** ********* *** announced ** ******** ********** system called **********. ***** ******** may ****** ********/******** ******* differently **** **** ** shown ****.

Milestone ********: ****** **** ****** / ****** *******

*********'* ******** ******* *** managed ***** * ******** software ****, ****** "******** Manager." **** *********** ****** users ** ****** ******** servers *** ******* ** ******, with ******** ************* ********* (or ******** *** ***** install). **** **** ***** installation ******** *** *** the ******* .*** **********, but ******** ******** (***** ***** *** "******** Manager" ******** ** *********'* downloads).

Uniview ****: **** *** ******* / ***** ********

******* **** *** ** updated ********* *** ***** EZ ***** ********. ************, like ******* *** *****, the **** ****** ******* *** downloaded ************* *** *** cloud. ****** ******** (** used) **** ** ******** updated ** **** *******.

 

 

What ** *** *****?

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Comments (2)

Note that these installation packages are not the typical .exe installers, but separate packages (found under the "Software Manager" category in Milestone's downloads).

Small update - Milestone's latest release has an update to the Software Manager that does not require these "separate packages," just the standard ones.

(link to Software Manager)

 

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