Video Management System
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
- Records / stores that video to a storage device
- Provides an interface to both view the live video, and access recorded video
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 analyze 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.