Add an Onvif IP Camera to an Onvif Recorder

By Raymond Shadman Direct/SMS/Fax:  310.876.1540 Phone:           877.DEALS.79 or 310-370-9500 x1 Email:            [email protected] Web:            customvideosecurity.com Skype:           rshadman In this post, we list best practices for ensuring compatibility between IP recorders and IP cameras. Unlike analog recorders, NVRs or hybrid/tribrid/multi-format DVRs (also known as XVRs) require compatible makes and models of IP cameras.For example, if using a Dahua NVR, it’s a best practice to use Dahua IP Cameras in order to guarantee compatibility between recorders and cameras. If mixing brands, or if not using a stated make and model of listed IP camera, it’s very possible that the camera’s video stream won’t display on the NVR. In some cases, the camera’s video stream might be displayed, but other features may not work. The same holds true for VMSes (Video Management Systems) such as Milestone XProtect, which are essentially software-based IP management systems that are designed to accommodate numerous brands of IP Cameras, with certain limitations. If not using the same brand of NVR or IP camera, the best practice is to match each device’s corresponding Onvif profile. Onvif is a standard in the IP/Security world, which allows interoperability between IP security devices, even if they are […]

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Raymond Shadman2017-05-23

Raymond Shadman2017-05-23

ISONAS Access Control Integration FAQs into Milestone XProtect

By Raymond Shadman Direct/SMS/Fax: 310-370-9500 x1 Phone:           877.DEALS.79 or 310.370.9500 x101 Email:          [email protected] Web:          customvideosecurity.com Skype:           rshadman   Here are my questions to ISONAS regarding replacing a hospital’s S2 control panels with ISONAS IPBridge units so that they can use their existing S2 readers at each of their existing access controlled doors and have integration into Milestone XProtect. The hospital’s intent is to add new ISONAS equipment to the new doors, while to use existing equipment where possible, given their fairly recent investment into S2, which was substantial. S2, unfortunately, does not offer any integration into Milestone XProtect.   Q1) Is it the Pure Access Software that integrates with Milestone XProtect? A1) The Milestone Pure Access integration is expected to be complete in June. This is related to their newer RC04 Pure Access products, because their RC03 integration was complete at least 1-2 years ago.   Q2) The Milestone XProtect server will be running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Must we have Server2012 R2 or better for Pure Access, or is it better for Pure Access to run on its own server or workstation? A2) The Manager on-premise version of Pure […]

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Raymond Shadman2017-05-23

Raymond Shadman2017-05-23