Guest Column | October 18, 2012

Video Management Software Conforming To Changing IT Trends

BSM-Security Camera

By Gadi Piran, president, OnSSI

As video management system (VMS) capabilities continue to expand, these sophisticated software systems are also becoming easier to manage from an IT perspective. For example, VMS software now offers more centralized system wide administration of large installations. Automatic camera licensing can now enable a system administrator to connect and replace cameras – which are immediately fully operational – whenever convenient. Streamlined operation simplifies assignment of user privileges for viewing and controlling cameras, and more granular user rights can now be assigned. The ability to assign camera aliases allows administrators to maintain their own naming convention while assigning aliases that reflect camera location and function to promote more efficient user operation, such as “North Parking Lot PTZ Camera.”