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Top 10 VMS &VCA of 2019

Top 10 VMS &VCA of 2019
Here we present the top ten video management and video content analytics software of 2019, based on page views and customer inquiries on our website.
The software has become a critical part of physical security over the last few years, growing from their smaller role as a simple platform to manage camera feeds to full-fledged suites that make use of complex algorithms to integrate and execute analytic solutions. In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that software has become an even more important topic of discussion than hardware in trade shows and industry conferences where solution providers highlight their coding abilities.

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Here we present the top ten winners of the "Security Buyers' Choice Awards," in video management and video content analytics software of 2019, based on page views and customer inquiries on our website.
  1. Vanderbilt Security Management System

The Ireland-headquartered Vanderbilt’s Security Management System can integrate access control, video surveillance, and alarm solutions. The software gives operators comprehensive control over most aspects of security, with features that enable photo ID badging, visitor management, and elevator control.

Key features
  • Can manage both standalone and network openings
  • Has anti-passback feature
  • Provides remote access through a web application
  • Can integrate an unlimited number of cardholders and devices 
  1. Milestone XProtect Professional+

Designed for mid-size businesses like schools, retail chains, and production plants, Milestone’s XProtect Professional+ allows an unlimited number of cameras, servers, and devices. It enables operators to have a comprehensive view of the installations with multi-layered maps and full alarm management capabilities.

Key Features
  • Ease of integration using XProtect's open architecture and Milestone's integration Platform Software Development Kit.
  • Allows linking video with metadata like GPS coordinates, heat maps, motion data, and facial recognition.
  • Support for edge storage enables optimization for bandwidth availability
  • Hardware-accelerated motion detection improves performance while lowering the cost
  1.  Genetec Security Center 5.9

The latest version of the Canada-headquartered Genetec’s security platform boasts of better protection against video tampering and unauthorized export. Footages sent from the company’s video surveillance system now uses a digital signature system that enables improved protection from breaches or fraud.

Key Features 
  • EdDSA digital signature scheme to secure against tampering and fraud
  • Allows the use of video watermarking on all exported footage
  • Long-Term Support (LTS) feature helps customers keep systems secure between long upgrade cycles
  • Cameras mapped directly to specific intrusion inputs, instead of intrusion zones.
  1. Digital Watchdog Spectrum IPVMS v3.0

DW Spectrum IPVMS is an enterprise-level HD video management solution aimed to provide a low total cost of deployment and ownership. Besides the usual features found in most VMSs, this solution has certain advanced features like interactive mapping and universal fisheye de-warping from a single interface.

Key Features
  • Uses open architecture and allows cross-platform operation
  • Includes lifetime upgrades without any annual agreements
  • Can work with just one or thousands of devices
  • Standard enterprise features 
  1. Wavestore VMS v6.10

The British manufacturer of Linux-based video management software, Wavestore’s VMS v6.10, claims to offer simpler camera setup, new and improved features and performance. The key among the new features is the automatic configuration of ONVIF cameras. The VMS, which already provided lip-synchronized audio, now integrates ONVIF cameras that support two-way audio.

Key Features
  • Efforts made to minimize latency when joystick controls are used
  • Alerts when over-storage could potentially lead to footage deletion
  • A host of third-party integration supported
  • Allows easy broadcast of messages across a site 
  1. Bosch Video Management System 8.0

The German manufacturer Bosch claims its Video Management System (BVMS) to be a unique enterprise solution that enables easy management of IP-based video, audio, and data. It works with Bosch cameras and third-party devices and manufacturers. A unique embedded resilience feature allows the operations to continue even if management and recording servers fail.

Key Features
  • Employs GPU coding to process more video with less power
  • The 64-bit function offers greater capacity
  • Supports H.265 cameras, significantly reducing space required and costs
  • Stitching feature allows a single panoramic view of footage from many cameras 
  1. Vicon Industries Valerus VMS Version 18

Valerus 18 is an update to video management solution from Vicon, a US-headquartered manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware, and components. It supports H.265 cameras, offers a new interface and data backup.

Key Features
  • Valerus-ViconNet Gateway allows integrating legacy devices
  • Application server redundancy to avoid data loss
  • H.265 compression allows costs saving through optimized encoding
  • Navigation made easier in the new interface 
  1. Axxon Next 4.0.2 Video Management System

Axxon Next 4.0.2 can support over 10,000 IP devices with an easy interface, according to the company. Some of the unique features it offers include a smart forensic search, that allows easy retrieval of required footage. The software also provides a host of AI-powered analytics for efficient operations.

Key Features
  • AI-powered behavior analytics, license plate recognition, smoke and fire detection, etc.
  • Generates metadata of a video stream for easier search
  • Can search for faces and license plates
  • TimeCompressor feature provides a condensed visual synopsis of objects in motion at different times
  1. innoVi Remote Guarding

Agent VI’s innoVi Remote Guarding is a video analytics software offered as a service for real-time detection of security breaches. When an intrusion is detected, the software sends an alert with a video clip of the breach. Providing a relevant video clip quickly allows personnel to verify the alert.

Key Features
  • Real-time detection of sterile-zone breaches and perimeter intrusion
  • Centralized management makes it an ideal solution for remote sites
  • Supports fixed IP and analog cameras
  • Deep learning technology for high accuracy 
  1. Pure Tech PureActiv 14.2

One of the major attractions of the latest version of PureActiv geospatial video management and video analytics software is a map-based user interface. The software allows the import of KML maps which offers users more options to customize and achieve better situational awareness.

Key Features
  • Allows virtualized server architecture
  • A better server failover feature
  • Can temporarily disable alarms in a particular area for expected activity
  • KML maps import allows a better reflection of specific sites or areas of interest
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