Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 09, 2017

Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their new "plus" lineup based on the same code as the high-end XProtect Corporate VMS, including features not normally found in low-end systems.

How could is it? What strengths and weaknesses does it have?

We downloaded and tested XProtect Essential+, looking at:

  • Installation and configuration complexity
  • Live view and monitoring
  • Mapping and events
  • Playback, search, and export
  • Camera support
  • Mobile apps
  • Limitations compared to paid XProtect versions
  • How it compares to low-cost NVRs

See our full results inside.

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*** ***** ** **? What ********* *** ********** does ** ****?

** ********** *** ****** XProtect *********+, ******* **:

  • ************ *** ************* **********
  • **** **** *** **********
  • ******* *** ******
  • ********, ******, *** ******
  • ****** *******
  • ****** ****
  • *********** ******** ** **** XProtect ********
  • *** ** ******** ** low-cost ****

*** *** **** ******* inside.

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

*******

******** *********+ ** *** of *** **** ***** featured**** **************, **** ***** ****** support *** ******** ****** features *** ***** ** most **** ***** ** low **** ****, **** no ******* ******** ****** found ** **** **** offerings. ************, ********* ****** discovery **** ******* ****, adding ******* ** *** recording ****** **** ****** effort, ** ******** *******.

*******, *********+ ** ***** complex *** **** ********* for *****, ************** *** use *** * ***** scale / *****-***** ******. Novices *** ****** ** be ******** ** *** many **********, ************ *******, terminology, *** ****** *****, making ***** ***** *********+ systems **** ****** ** be **** *** ********* by *********** **** *********** by *** ***** **********.

Limitations ******** ** **** ********

******** *********+ ** *********'* latest **** *** *******, replacing ********* *** ** before **, **** ***** key *********** ******** ** other ******** ********:

  • ***** ********:*********+ ** ******* ** eight ******* ********. **** that "*******" **** *** always **** * ****** imager/camera, **** ******* **** as ******** *** *****-****** cameras ***** **** * single *******.
  • ****** ******:***** *** **** **** a ****** *********+ ****** at * ****, ********** of *** **** ******** are ********* ** **** server (*.*., ** ******* of *** *-****** ******* simultaneously).
  • ******* ***-***:*******, *********+ ** ******* in ***** ********* ***-*** may ** ****, **** only****** *****************.******** ***, ******, ***, *** Access ******* ****** **** paid ******** ** ********.

************, **** **** ****** features **** ** **** storage, ********* ************/********* *****, failover, *** *********, *** not *********.

****** ******* (*.***, ***** codecs, *******, ***********, ***.) and **** ***** ****** features (****, *** *****, events, ***.) *** ********* identical ** ***** ******** versions.

No ********* ******

************, ****** **** **** VMSes ***** ***** ********* duration ** ***** ******* or ***** **** **** viewing, *********+ **** *** have *** ********* ******. Users *** ***** ***** as **** ** ***** disk ***** ****** (********, external, ** *******).

New ******** **** ********

***** *********+ ******** *** free ** ********, ***** may ******* ****** ** installing *** *** ******* on *** ** *** previous ***. ** ******** upgrade ********** *** *********, unlike ***** ********* ******** which ******* **** **** in ***** ** ****** new ********.

Disadvantage: ******* ************

******** *********+ ************ ** more ******* **** **** VMSes, **** **** ******* presented ** *** ****, without ***** ********, ********* single ******/*********** ****** *******, IIS *****, *** ******** Milestone ****** ***** ***** are ******** (****** ******, event ******, "******* *******", etc.) *** **** ***** familiar **** ************ *** not **********.

**** **** ***** *** simply *** "****" ** walk ******* ************ ******* changing *** ********, *** the ****** ** *********** presented *** *********** **** may ** ********* *** novice ***** (* ***** segment ** ***** ******* for **** ***).

*** ************ **** *** take * *********** ****** of **** *** ** the **** ** *** install (****** ***). ** our *****, ************ **** over ** ******* ***** to ******, ******* ** stall ** ******* ****** in *** *******, *** ultimately ********** ******* ******.

Advantage: ********* ****** *********

****** ************, ***** ****** common *********** *** ******* on ***** *******, **** XProtect *********+ ************* ****** cameras ** *** ***** network ***** ***** ** complete. *** *******, ** entered ***** *** ****, two ****** ********* *** cameras:

*** ******** ***** * cameras ***** ** *** test ******* **** * variety ** ************* (*****, FLIR, *****, *********, *****) without *** ****** ************. Note **** ***** **** more **** * ******* online *** **** ** manually *** ******** *******, as ***** ** ** way ** ******* ***** cameras *** ************* *****.

Advantage: ********* ****** *******

******** *********+ ******** *** same ******* ** ***** versions ** ********,**** *,*** ************ ** *** **** of *** ****, **** some ******* ********** **** many *****:

  • ******* ************ *.*** *******:******** ******** * *************' H.265 *******, **** **** most *****, **** ** Exacq (* *************), ** Avigilon, ***** **** *** support *.*** ** ***.
  • ***** *.*** *******:************, ********* ******** *.*** via *****, ***** **** most ***** ***** ******* the ***** ** ***, a ******* ****** *********** issue (*** *** ******:*** *** **** ***** Will ******* *.***

************, ********* ******** ******* manufacturers' ******* *********, ******** configuration ** ****** ** multiple *************, ********* ***** codec *************, ***** *** I/O *** **** ********* devices, *** **** **** used ********, **** ** Mobotix's ***** *****, ****** it **** ****** ** support ******* ** ***** cameras **** **** *****.

Smart ****** ********

******** *********+ **** *** same ***** ****** ** other ******** ** *********, so ***** ** ***** versions **** *** ****** difference. **** ** **** good *** ***, ********* on ***'* ********** **** the ***** ******, ** some ********* *** **** intuitive ** **** ******* than ***** *****/*********, ********* briefly *****. **** **** we **** ***** ***** functions ** **** ****** in ************ ******** **** ****.

**** **** ***** **********

****** ***** *****, ** which ***** ****** **** cameras **** *** *** of ******* ***** ** a ******, ********* ******** users ** ***** ***** mode ** ***/****** ******* and ****** ******. ***** cannot ****** ****** ******* 2x2, ***, ** *** layout ** *** ***, without *********** **. ************, cameras ****** ** ******* from * **** ******* entering *****.

********/****** **********

********* ******** ******* ******** and ****** *****, ********* timeline, *****, *********, *** smart/pixel ******, ******** **** flexible ****** **** **** VMSes, *** **** ****** than ******* *** **** NVRs/CMS, ***** ********* ******* only ******** *** ***** event ******. ******** **** includes ************ *****-****** ******, not ********* ***** ** NVRs, *** **** *****.

*********: ********** ********** ***** (Events, ****, *** *****)

*******, ******** ******** ******** specialized **** ***** ***** may ** **** *** system **********, **** ** which *** ***** **** in ************ ** ********** systems.

  • ***** ****/*****:***** *** **** * list ** ****** **** a ******, ***** **** a ******** **** **** to **** ***** ***** as **** *****.

  • ******* ****:******** ****** ******* *******, allowing **** ** ** nested, ******* ******, */*, audio, ***** ***** *******, server ****** ***********, ***., allowing **** ******** **** than **** *** ****/**** platforms, ***** *** ********* limited ** ******* ****.

  • *** *****/******/****:*******, ***** *** *** web ***** ** **** as ****** ****** ** text ** ******** *******, typically ******** **** ** enterprise ***. ***** ******* may ** **** ** display ****, ************, *******, external *******, ***., ** the ******.

Disadvantage: ************* **********

***** *** ** ******** Essential+ *** **** ************** and ************* **** ********* than ***** *****/****, **** some ****** ***** ********* additional ************* ***** ***** may *** ** ******* to **** *********** ***** of ***** *****.

*** *******, ******* ** simply ******* * ********* schedule ** ********* "**********" as ********* ****, ***** must ****** * *** rule ** *** ******* to ************ ****** ** XProtect ****, ******* ******** from *** "******" *** of ****** *****.

************, ***** ****** **** VMD ** ********* *******, requiring ***** ** ****** an ***** (******, *********, I/O) ** ******** ****** it *** ** ****, while ***** *****/********* ****** receive ***** ****** ************* from ********* *******.

Advantage: **** ******** ****** ******/**** ******** ****** ***

******** *********+ ******** ********* Mobile ****** ** ** additional ******, ********* ** default. ***** ********* ****** apps, ***** *** **** live *****, ********, *** event ***** **** *** Essential+ ******, ***** *****. In *** *****, ** saw ** ***** ******* this ****** *** ** to * ******* ** the **** ****** ** recording *** **********, **** CPU **** **** ********** a *** *******.

Compared ** *** **** *********

******** ** *** **** NVRs **** ** ***** or *********, ***** *** several ********** ** ******** Essential+:

  • ****** ****** *******:******** ***** **** *,*** devices ** *********, *** direct ******* *** ***** Profile *. ** ********, most *** **** **** mainly ******* *** ************'* own *******, **** ******* support *** * ******* of ****** ******* *** ONVIF. ** *** *****, third ***** ******* ** typically ****** ** ***** recorders, *** ****** ** XProtect.
  • ****** ****** *** ******:** *** *******, ********'* search *** ****** ******** are ******** ** *** cost ****/*** ********, **** more ****** ******* (*********, smart ******) *** *****-****** export **** *********** ******.
  • ****** *** ********:******** ******** ******* ******** not ***** ** *** cost ****, **** ** screen *********, ******* *****-**** maps, ******** *** *****, event **********, *** ****.

*******, ***** *** ******* drawbacks, ** ****:

  • **** *******/**** *********:****** *** **** **** which ********* *** ** unboxed *** ******* ***** immediately, ***** **** ******* a ** *** ******* software **********, ******* ****** to *** ****** ** time ********* *** ****** setup.
  • **** ******:*-******* *** **** *** be ***** ****** *** $300-400, ******* ** *** pricing ** *** ******* PC ******** *** ********* installation. ************, ***** **** supply * ******** *** switch, ** ********** $***-***, making ** ******** *********+ recorder/switch ****** ***** *** price ** ** ***-**-*** NVR.
  • ** ***** ******/******** **** forwarding ** ***:*******, ***** *********+ ******** the ********* ****** ****** at ** ********** ****, users **** ******** ******* router ***** ** *** VPN *** ****** ******, while **** *** **** NVRs *** ******* **** cloud ******, ********* ** port **********.

Comments (29)

**** ********** *****.

* ******** ********* ******* and ************ *** ********* version ****. ****** **** process, ********* ******** **** Essential+ ** * ******** my **** ******* ** home **** *********+. ** surprisingly *** * *** of ******** *** * free ***.

* **** *** **** issue **** *********+ ** that *** ******* ******** might **** ******* *********** the ******. *** *******, I ****** ** ****** 24/7. ******** *** **** for ****** ********** ** these *******, * ** not *** *** ******* consumer ************* ** **** being ***** ** *** to ****** * **** to ** ****.

** ****** **** ** good **** *** *********** but ** ** *** likely ** ********** ***** be ******* & ********** the **** ******* ******. So ***** ** **** negative ***** ** *** the *** ********.

***! ****** **** ********* vaguely ******* ** ** something..... **** ***** ** be.... **** ***** ** be....... ** ****! **** Ethan *****:

"Disadvantage: ************* **********

***** *** ** ******** Essential+ *** **** ************** and ************* **** ********* than ***** *****/****, **** some ****** ***** ********* additional ************* ***** ***** may *** ** ******* to **** *********** ***** of ***** *****.

*** *******, ******* ** simply ******* * ********* schedule ** ********* "**********" as ********* ****, ***** must ****** * *** rule ** *** ******* to ************ ****** ** XProtect ****, ******* ******** from *** "******" *** of ****** *****."

**** *******, *** ***** your ******* ***** ******** so *** ** **** that.

* ********* ** ** home ** *********** ****** with *********. *** ***** that * ***** *********** - ** ******* ** block **** ************* ** mobile *** ** *** notifications.

*** *** *** ** set **** **?

* *** **** *************, but * ****'* *** SMS. *** ** **** into ** *******.

********* ************* *** ******* in *** **** ************ department. ***** *** **** sharing **** ** **** to *** ** *******?

****'* *** *********** *****...* don't ***** * *** anything! ** **** ****** to ****. *** ** take * **** *** get **** ** ***.

** **,

*** ***** **** ************ only ***** ** *** local *** **** *********+. This ** **** *** case **** *** **** versions ****** *** ****** has ** ****** **** Plus ** **** *******.

**** * ***** ***********, the **** ***** **** needs ** ** **** is ****** **** **** "Receive *************" ** ******* for **** ****** ** the ****** ****** (** is ******* ** *******). To *****, *** **** need ** ** **** the **** ******* *** the ****** ** *** Mobile ****** ***** *** would ***** *** *******, username, ***. ** *** screen **** ** ** option ** ******/******* "******* Notifications".

*** ** **** ** you **** ******* *********.

**** ************* **** ********* is ******** ** ******* an ****** ****+ ************.

***** ***** ** **** free ********* ******.

***** **** **** ** get ******** **** *** Knowledge **** *** ****. They ** **** * specific *** ********** ** a '****** ******'****

*** ** **** ***** a ****** **** *** manuals *** '*****' ** the ******* ****** **** as **** ***.

**** ****** *** **** article, ** * ******** I *** ***** ***** with *** ********* *****, and **** *** *********+ is ******* *** *** more ***** *** *******, even ****** * ***** ill **** ** ***** with **** ********* ***** of **** ******; ******* well *** **** *** lets *** ***** ******** where *** ***** ** all *****, *** **** of *** ******* ******* have *******, *** ******** & ** ** *** mostly *** **** ***** only *********** *** ** is ******, ** ******* it *** ** ***** that ** ******* ** the ******/**** *********** ***** and *****.

* ***** *** *********+ is * **** **** idea.

***** ********* **** *********/********/****** are *** **** ********** as ** ****** *** small ***** *************, **** actually ** *** **** much ** ******** ** offering **** **** *******.

*** ***** ************* *** Essential+ **** *** ** considered ** ****** ** it *****'* **** ***** business.

* ***** ***** *** brand ****** ******** ***** something *******....

**'** **** * ****** of *********+ **** ******* it *** ****.

*** **** ** *** Dell ** (** ****) was ***** * *** more **** ** *** but ** ******.

**** ******* *'** *** across ** **** * couple ** ***** (**** on ** **** ***** and **** ** * customer's ****) ** **** live *** ******** *****. The ******** ****** ** be *******...*** ******** *** restarting *** ******** "*****" the *******.

** **** *** *** been ***** ****** ** replicate *** ********* ********* the *****...*** ***** **'* free ** **** ******* is *******.

*** ** *** **** real ******** ********** ******* VMS *** *** ** adding ** ******* ** our ********* ****. ***** an */* ********** *********, that's *** ****** *** standard ******** *****.

***** ****, ******. * am ******** ** ******* it *** **** ** soon. ***** ** ******* my ******** ***.

Question *

***** **** *************/*** *.*** *** ***** -- **** **** *** device' ****** ** ************* testing ******* **** *****'* added *** *.*** ******* for **** ****** ** equipment * ****. *****'* quite ******** ******** *** machine * **** ** testing ** **** -- but... ****'* *** *********?

** *** ****** ******* in *.***, **** ********* Systems ****** ** ** that *****?

- ** -

**** * **** ** wait *** *** ******(*) to **** *** *.*** [seal] ***** ** ***** model #?

Question *

*** * *** ** rules *** *******; ** move **** '*****' ** 'layer' **** * '**** decay' ** ***** **********?

* **** ** ****** initially ** *** - unless *****'* ******* **** who's ********:

~*** ** *******
******* ***
******* ******* (*** **** HQ ******** - *** allow *** ****** ** decide)

Question *

*** ** ********** ****** required ** ****** ** mobile *******?

Question *

*** * *** *** NAS * ***** - as * ***** ** both ******* ** *** playing **** **** - albeit, ********* ** **** be ******.

Question *

**, ****** * *** an *** ** ** basic ********* ****** - and *** ********* ****** merely ** **** **? Will ********* **** * Hikvision ****(**) *** **** allow *** ******* ******** events * **** ** watch, *** *** '*******' ? ******* * **** require *** ********* ** those **** ********** ** believe **** ** ******* will ******** ** *********. As * ****, **** were *******, *** *** pro ******, ***, **** frustratingly ****.

***** *** ***.

* ****** ** ********.

*) *** ***** ********* to *** '******* ****' on *** ***. **** will **** ** *** do *** ****. ** makes *** ** ****.

*) *** *** ***** QSYNC ***** **** **** 4K *******. ** * tested **** ** *** lab ** *** **** E3 ******** (***** *** QSYNC) * *** **** to ****** ** ** streams ** ***** *** 16Mbits ** ****....**** ********* and **** ****** **** VMD. *** ****** ***** be **** ** ** CPU ** **** * cams *** ***** **** likely ** **** ** do ** ** ** i3 ***** ******. * variable ***** ** *** much ***** ******* ***** could *** *** ** an ** *** ***** 4 *******.

*) *** ****** ******** is * ****** ****** transcoding **** ***** **** use ** **** ******** as ***** ******* ** even ****. **** *** case **** ****** *** need *** * ******** machine. ** *** **** of ***** *** ** cams *****.

*** **** ** *** will **** ** ** class ******* (** *** of *** ** **** ones ;-))

*** '**** ********' ******** #2 ** **** ********* on *** ******/********* ********.

* ***** ********* ****** the * *** ********* technical ********. * **** been ** ***** *** since ****, *** *** amazed ** *** ************* abilities ** **** ******. You **** ** ** familiar **** “*****”, *** “storage/archiving”, ** ****** ******* the ***** ** **** system. ** ***** **** awhile **** ******** *** the ***** ********* *** programming **** ****** ******, but **** *** **, the ************ *** *******.

*** ******* **** * not ***** “******-******” ** a ****-****, *** ********* Milestone ******* ****** ** taking *** ******** ******, which **** ***** ** the ************.

******** *** **** ****** is ******* *** ********* dealers *** ***** ***** to **** ****** ** working **** *******. *** + ******** **** ****** migration, ********** *** “****” customers ** ******** **** similar ******* **** *** + ** ***** ******* on *** ******. (* will ***** **** *** smart ****** *** ***** been ********* *** *** non-technical *****).

*******,

**** *** ********* *** Milestone ******* ***?

** **, ***** ** Exacq *** *** *** give ** **** ** your ******** ** *** they *******?

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

* **** ***** **** Exacq ** **** ******* in *** **** *** when ******** ** ********** paid ********. ** **** true?

**, * ********* *** how ******** **** ** going ** ***** - but, *** ******* ** my ******* ****'* ***** found ** ******** *********+.

*. * *** **** all ******* **** ** addresses ** ** ******* via *** ******** *'** installed * ***** ** on ** *** ********.

*. * ******* *** 3 ********* *********, *******, etc., ******** *** ******** sophistication *******. *****, *** of ***** *'* **** to ***** **** * browser *** **** *** cameras **** *** **** computer.

*. * *****'* ****** off ******* ******** *** I'm ***** ** - although, * ***** **** will **** * **********. I **** * *******, all ** ***** *** on *** **** ******, subnet, ** *** ******** the ****** ** ********* on.

*. *'* ***** ** install *** ***** ****** and ******/**** *** ** them (****** *** ******* Hanwha, ** ***** * believe ****'* ***** *********?).

*** ** ***** ** way ** ****** ******* cameras ***** ****'* ********? This ** *** ******** thing ** **... *** can't * **** ******* an ** *******, ******** and ******** ** **** as *** *****/*********** ** it ***'* ******* *** info ** ********* *** camera? ** ** ***** a *** ** ** this **** *'* *** thinking **?

*'* **** **** ** a ******** ********, *** right *** * **** no *** ** ********* my ************ ****** ** using **** ** ** Mac, *** ******* *** IP ********* *** *** cameras... ***** **** ***** sporadically **** [****] ********* goodies. **** ** (*********), Uniview *** ** ** X *** ******, *** doesn't **** *** *** windows!? ****** ** ******* you ** ******** *** plugin? ***. ** ***** their ********** ***'* ********* on ***** *******.

****, ***** *** ** all/any ****** *** **** the **** ** ****.

*******,

******

*** **** ******* *** made ** *********, *******?

**** *******!

****** **** *** **** sure **** *** *** in *** ********* ********* device ****?

*** ****** **** *** should **** ***** ******* in *** *** ******** Wizard:

** ** *******. ** the *** ******** ******, there *** ***** ******* with *** ******** *********+ software. ** *** ******* are *** ***** ***** the ******* ******, **** the ******* ***** ******** or ****** ****** ****** be ****. **** ** those ******* **** ***** you ** ****** **** what ******* ****** ** included ** *** ****. The ****** ****** **** also *** *** ********** choose * ****** ** you **** *** **** what ****** *** ****** uses. ****, ** *** password ********* **** ** the *** ******** ******, I ***** ********* ********** the "******* *******" ******. I **** **** **** cause ****** **** ***** cameras **** ****'* ***** the ******* ********/******** **** our ***** ****** **** (which ** *****/*****).

************* ************ * **** ******* of *** ********* *** weaknesses ** *** **** Milestone *******:

*** ******** **** ** that ** *** ********* with *** ************* (**** makes ***** ***** **** if ****** ******** ** other **** ** *** cost *********). *** ******** is **** *** *** almost **** ** ******* it *** **** ** get *******.

**** ** * *** ironic **** *** '**** to *** *******' ********* is **** ********* *** several ***** ********* **** will ** * ****** job ** ******* *** started **** *** ******* versions.

********* ***** *********

**** ** * *** ironic... ******* ***** ********* that

** * **** ***** to ***** ******* ***** tutorials ** *** ******* it ***** *** ******* is *** **** ** use.

** ** *****, * am *** *********** ********* for ****** **** ******. I ** *********** **** the ******* ****** ** easy ****** ** *** started **** **** ****** are *** * ***********.

****, ****, *** ********** in *****/******* ** * think ** ***** ** hard *** *** ** empathize **** ****** **** getting *******. * **** that ********* ** * compliment!

*** *********+ ** ********** to ***/******* ***** ******?

** *********,

***** ****** **** ***** on *** **** ******** from *** ****** ****. However, ** ***** ****** was ********* ** *** of *** **** ********, you ***** *** *********+ to ******* ** ****.

****** ***** *** *** evaluation ** *********+.

* **** *'* **** to **** ** **** piece:

  • ******* ***-***: *******, *********+ is ******* ** ***** Milestone ***-*** *** ** used, **** ********** *****************.******** ***, ******, ***, *** Access ******* ****** **** paid ******** ** ********.

** ** ******** **** Milestone **** *** **** the ********* ***-** ******** you ******* (*** ***** custom ********* ************ ** well) **** *** **** Essential+.

*******, *********+is fully open to our MIP SDK (Milestone Integration Platform) for in effect any integration that someone would create for any Plus / Advanced version of Milestone software.

** **, **** ** could ** *huge deal. Anyone who wants to develop a custom integration for their video management system can do it - fully functionally - with our free version. Not demoware, not evaluation freeware with storage and client limits or other caps - a complete (of course capped at eight devices) VMS.

*******, *********+******* **** ** *** MIP *** (********* *********** Platform) *** ** ****** any *********** **** ******* would ****** *** *** Plus / ******** ******* of ********* ********.

** **, **** ** could ** *********.

** **** *****'* ********, if ******* *** *** talent *** **** ** do ****, ****'* ****** be **** ** **** thousands *** ***** **** work ** *** **** 8 ******** *** *** likely ** ** * significant ******* ** **** in **** *********. * am **** ***** *** a ******* ** ********** out ***** *** ***** want ** ** **** for *** *** * don't ******* **** ********** their *** ************ *** an * ****** ** under ******.

"** ******* *** *** talent *** **** ** do ****, ****'* ****** be **** ** **** thousands *** ***** **** work ** *** **** 8 ******** *** *** likely ** ** * significant ******* ** **** in **** *********."

** ***** **** *****'* advocate, ****'* **** *** large-scale ********** ************* *** integrations, *** **** ***** a ****-** *** *** Milestone ****** ** ***** management-side *********** **** ***** most ***** *** *** (tech-savvy) **** ** ***** business? ***** ************?

* *** **** ** an ********* *** *******-**-***** for *** ******** ** fresh ***-**-****** ********** ** make ***** *** ****** surveillance ****** ** * very ****** ********...

* *** **** ** an ********* *** *******-**-***** for *** ******** ** fresh ***-**-****** **********

** *** *** ***** below, *** ***** **** is *** ********** ** people ** **** *****, the ***** ******** ****:

*** **** ** ***** be * '**** ****' and * ** ********** that ** **** *** since ** *** ****** are (*) **** *** (2) ******* ** ** such ****.

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Remote cloud access has been missing from most VMSes (including Exacq and Milestone). Now, Exacq, after releasing Cloud Drive Storage earlier in...
Briefcam Buys Frost Award* on Jun 20, 2019
Frost 'awards' are well-known and widely disrespected. Now Briefcam is touting their win. The way it has worked for many years is that Frost...
IFSEC 2019 Show Report on Jun 19, 2019
The UK's largest trade show, IFSEC, is underway and IPVM has been examining what is new and happening at the show. Inside, we cover: Huawei...
Repositionable Multi-Imager Camera Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Panasonic, Vivotek on Jun 19, 2019
Repositionable multi-imager cameras are one of the fastest growing segments in video surveillance, with a slew of new offerings being recently...
Genetec Synergis Cloud Link - Complex, Costly and Confusing on Jun 18, 2019
Genetec's Synergis Cloud Link is complex, costly and confusing compared to competitor access control architectures. Inside this note, we examine...

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