Video Management Software

 

ocularis video management software screensVideo Management Software runs on a Windows computer and allows you to view multiple cameras, record and retrieve video and monitor alarms.

We provide a choice of Video Management Software (VMS) that works with many types of IP cameras. Take a look at the VMS comparison table below which provides a review of IP camera recording software from OnSSi, TruViewIP, Milestone, and Axis.

Similar software is available in Network Video Recording (NVR) systems. The NVR is really a complete recording system that includes both the computer and camera recording software all in one box. These NVR products are Windows (or Linux) based systems that are easier to install and use but are usually not as flexible or sophisticated as the VMS software loaded on your computer.

Each IP camera recording  software platform has some unique capability that fit specific applications. For example, some provide motion detection, and helpful tools for finding recorded video segments. Others are compatible with smart mobile devices and some are easier to integrate with door access control systems.

For more information on selecting the right software take a look at our article How to Select the Right Video Recording System, or just contact us for help selecting your complete IP camera system.

IP Camera Recording Software Comparison

Ocularis OverviewOnssi-logo

The new Ocularis 5 model provides very powerful features and functions. This latest version has replaced the five old versions of software available from OnSSi.   You can select the level according to the size and sophistication of your IP security system.  The software is licensed with a base license plus per camera licenses.

One of the most powerful features of Ocularis is the ability to be combined with a database that allows you to integrate many different IP devices into the video stream.  Now you can view door access control information with the video from the door.  It can also be used with Point-of-Sales (POS) system, APLR and other systems.  The software, provided by C2P, not only merges the digital data, but also allows you to do forensic type searches.  For more details about the overall software capability, take a look at the Overview of Ocularis

The list below shows the upgrade path to the latest version of the Ocularis software:

OcularisPS -> Ocularis Pro

Description:  This has been replaced by Ocularis Pro.  This VMS software is designed for organizations or with small security and monitoring requirements. Ocularis PS is best used in small security applications operating in a single location, running a relatively small number of cameras.

This software replaced ProSightSMB.  If you have the older software, contact us for the upgrade program available.

Features:

  • Supports up to 25 IP cameras per server
  • Supports up to 4 concurrent video clients
  • Scalable by adding additional servers
  • Multiple servers can be located at multiple locations.
  • Includes Map-Based Navigation
  • Provides Instant Investigation during live monitoring
  • Includes Video evidence export
  • Also has advanced tools that help in investigations
  • Centralized User Rights Management

OcularisIS –> Ocularis Enterprise

Description:

Ocularis IS has been combined with CS and replaced by Ocularis Enterprise. It is a mid-range solution for organizations where the security organization is localized to each location.It is designed for security applications at multiple locations with up to 64 cameras. It supports integration with access control, intercoms and other 3rd-party systems. It is excellent for organizations with dedicated resources for security. It adds the capability of On-event automated push-video alerting.

This software replaced NetDVR software.  Note NetGuard-EVS client software has been replaced by the Ocularis client.

If you have the older software, contact us for the upgrade program available.

Features: (Adds the following additional capability)

  • Multi-site, multi-server support supporting many cameras per server.
  • Supports virtually unlimited number of Ocularis Clients
  • Client software is included for concurrent viewing on as many Window computers as required
  • On-event automated push-video alerting.
  • Shared event and alerting management
  • Makes use of secondary (economical) storage.
  • CaseMaker (enhanced bookmarking).
  • Supports audio storage and can listen using client software.

OcularisCS –> Ocularis Enterprise

Description:

Ocularis CS has been replaced by Ocularis Enterprise.  Ocularis CS is a more sophisticated product that is best for large distributed organizations with complicated command and control security needs.

It includes all the features listed for the other versions and adds support for VideoWall and OpenSight add-ons, allowing the control of video walls at multiple command and control centers, and incorporating camera streams from other Ocularis installations.

CS replaces the previous DS version and is an improvement over NetDVMS. NetGuard-EVS has been replaced by the Ocularis client. Contact us if you would like to upgrade your VMS software.

Features: (Adds the following additional capability)

  • Centralized administration
  • Control room video-wall management
  • OpenSight-compatible (as viewer system)

OcularisLS –> Ocularis Ultimate

Description:

Ocularis LS and ES has been replaced by Ocularis Ultimate.  Ocularis LS is best for organizations that have a large distributed security organization. It has no size limitation, and provides alerting and 3rd party integration including video content analytics when required.Customer typically has an extensive Command Center and requires centralized management of all recording servers, multi-cast network and system fail-over support..

Features: (Adds the following additional capability)

  • Supports many more cameras per server
  • Simultaneous setup/configuration of cameras connected to multiple servers
  • Multicast support.

OcularisES –> Ocularis Ultimate

Description:

Ocularis ES has been replaced by Ocularis Ultimate.  Ocularis ES is best for organizations that have a large distributed security organization. It has no size limitation, and provides alerting and 3rd party integration including video content analytics when required.Customer typically has an extensive Command Center and requires centralized management of all recording servers, multi-cast network and system fail-over support..

Features: (Adds the following additional capability)

  • Adds redundancy by using automatic Failover for recording servers

Ocularis 5.2

Description:

Ocularis 5.2 is the next generation of Ocularis video management software. It provides many new capabilities.  There are 3 versions of the software designed for small, medium and enterprise type surveillance systems.  more …

TruViewIP

Description:

Excellent solution when you require a web browser or mobile support. The server runs on a Windows computer. The client viewing software doesn’t just work on Windows Explorer, it also works on Firefox, Safari and Chrome, so you can view cameras on your Apple Mac.It also supports smart phones including iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Android mobile phones without the installation of an App.

It only supports one-way audio recording from the camera location.

Features: 

  • Utilizes the built-in motion detection available in many cameras as well as providing server motion detection
  • Supports many cameras per server with multiple video servers controlled through the viewing clients.
  • Includes facility mapping functions that allow you to easily locate your cameras.

Milestonemilestone-logo

Description:

This is very expandable and flexible video management software.  It supports a very large number of camera manufacturers including cameras that conform to OnVIF standards.  There are a number of different versions available.  XProtect Essential to XProtect Professional. There are also advanced systems called Enterprise, Expert, and Corporate.

The high end versions of this software supports hundreds of cameras that can be located in many different locations.  The Corporate versions allow central administration of all your cameras.

Axis Video Software

Description:

Axis Camera Station is a small to mid range single-server product. This is IP-Surveillance software that only works with Axis network cameras and video servers to provide video monitoring, recording and event management functions. Users can record video continuously, on schedule, on alarm and/or on motion detection. The software has multiple search functions for recorded events. Remote viewing and playback are also possible with the use of a Web browser or the AXIS Camera Station Windows client.

The software supports up to 25 cameras with up to 16 cameras per viewing window.. Economical software for home and small business from Axis that only works with Axis cameras.

Only supports one-way audio from the camera.

It only supports one-way audio recording from the camera location.

Features: 

  • Utilizes the built-in motion detection available in many cameras as well as providing server motion detection
  • Supports up to 16 cameras per server with multiple video servers controlled through the viewing clients.

 

Please contact us for help selecting the right software for your application.

Other Video Management Software:

AXIS Camera Recorder Discontinued.
The AXIS Camera Explorer Discontinued.
NUUO:  Is a simple video management software solution.