A VMS can be the software component of a network video recorder and digital video recorder, though in general a VMS tends to be more sophisticated and provide more options and capabilities than a packaged NVR device.
Due to improvements in technology, it is necessary to make a distinction between a VMS and the built-in features of modern network based security cameras. Many modern network cameras offer internal capabilities to record and review video directly themselves via a web browser and without the use of a VMS. However a camera’s built-in web interface is typically exclusive to the camera itself and does not normally provide a shared access capability across other network cameras.
A video management system, also known as video management software or a video management server, is a component of a security camera system that in general: Collects video from cameras and other sources. … Provides an interface to both view the live video, and access recorded video.
Rather than continuously recording data, a VMS may also implement motion detection to reduce the amount of data to be recorded.
In older analog security camera systems, the cameras were “dumb” devices only capable of producing a video signal continuously, and any video signal processing had to be done by the recording VMS. With modern megapixel network cameras, the cameras are much more sophisticated.
Motion detection can now be distributed, so that the cameras do motion detection themselves and only send video when motion is detected.
Alternately, motion detection can still also occur in the VMS. Some VMS do not have motion detection and rely exclusively on it being done in the camera.
Developed by OSA over three years, VMS (Video Management Solutions) CCTV is a comprehensive range of video management solutions, created to meet a need in the security industry to provide a dynamic, vendor agnostic application to view remote video sources. … whatever the size of the CCTV system.
The video management software is an essential part of any surveillance system. VMS software allows you to manage camera and recording settings, view multiple camera feeds, and set alerts for tampering and motion detection.
Video management software can also review and analyse your recorded video, giving you important information. These analytics can range from retail software that tracks customer movements to better design stores to motion detection searches for suspicious people who came on your property during the night.