Video Management System
Designed for Scalability

Interface’s video management system (VMS) combines the performance and reliability of local recording with the convenience and flexibility of the cloud to enable rapid, secure access to live or recorded video for faster investigations and proactive actions to deal with threats.

When combined with Interface’s award-winning remote monitoring service, customers can maximize their ROI and gain actionable business intelligence.

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Interface video management system

Video Management System
Designed for Scalability

Interface’s video management system (VMS) combines the performance and reliability of local recording with the convenience and flexibility of the cloud to enable rapid, secure access to live or recorded video for faster investigations and proactive actions to deal with threats.

When combined with Interface’s award-winning remote monitoring service, customers can maximize their ROI and gain actionable business intelligence.

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Video Management System Built for Distributed Enterprises

Enterprises with multiple locations need a solution that can not only handle a large number of video files, but also streamlines user management and minimizes downtime. Explore some of the key features of Interface’s video management software.

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Hybrid Architecture

The hybrid architecture of the Interface video management system allows enterprises to utilize NVRs (Network Video Recorders) that maintain a low-bandwidth connectivity to the centralized cloud platform delivering exceptional performance and reliability. Videos can be viewed via the cloud using any smartphone, tablet or desktop, giving loss prevention teams tremendous flexibility.

Simplified User Management

User management and permissions can be easily configured in the cloud. Users can be assigned to groups and access to video repositories or specific NVRs can be changed with just a few clicks with granular controls on group permissions and exceptions. IT and Loss Prevention teams administering large departments on the video management platform can roll out changes with just a few clicks.

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VMS security

Secure Identity Management

Interface’s video management architecture supports integration with popular enterprise identity management systems like Azure Active Directory, ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) and Okta. Logging into the Interface VMS cloud portal is a breeze for employees as they can use the same credentials they use for accessing other enterprise applications.

Seamless Video Sharing

Designated users can easily and securely export video clips of interest to the cloud. Exported videos can be shared via password-protected links along with summary notes for better context. Permission to view or download videos from password-protected links can be revoked anytime to further safeguard confidential videos.

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Comprehensive Reports

Interface’s video management system has a number of out-of-the-box reports in addition to custom reports that can be configured for customers. Reports include information about the health of the video surveillance system, camera position, open/close activity, and custom thumbnail reports to check on important areas.

Predictive Health Monitoring

The Interface video management system allows enterprises to eliminate system downtime by proactively monitoring the health of the cameras, NVRs, or any other sensor device that may be connected to the VMS. Events such as low memory space on NVRs, camera battery issues or sensor malfunction can trigger alerts via the cloud platform or through email or text messages to designated users.

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Upgrade Business Security with Interface’s Video Management System

Enterprise IT teams can integrate the Interface VMS with any internal application or third-party platforms to gain visual insights or verify events tracked by other systems. Interface VMS comes with a well-documented API for rapidly combining video data with alerts and activity logs to offer rich business intelligence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does a video management system work?

Video management system (VMS) comprises software, hardware and network to collect videos recorded by cameras, process and store them securely either on local machines or on the cloud for users to quickly locate, review and share video recordings.

The hardware needed for setting up a VMS includes analog cameras, IP cameras or cameras with edge processing capabilities, together with Network Video Recorders (NVRs) for all types of cameras. In addition to the hardware, a typical VMS requires network connectivity with adequate upload speeds together with the video management software to offer users secure access to videos and video management features.

What kind of cameras are needed for setting up a VMS?

A VMS can be configured to work with analog CCTV cameras, high definition analog cameras, IP cameras, smart cameras with edge processing capabilities and even IoT (Internet of Things) sensors such as intrusion or motion detectors.

What is a NVR?

A NVR is a Network Video Recorder.

What is the difference between NVR and DVR?

A Digital Video Recorder stores standard NTSC analog video signals in a digital format on hard drives. While this was a leap forward in storage capabilities beyond VCRs and tape drives but the processing power required does limit capabilities. Network Video Recorders allow a direct IP format to be saved without the need to translate the images. This increases processor efficiency and allows the higher resolutions of IP MegaPixel cameras.

How does a NVR work with analog cameras?

Hybrid NVRs utilize encoders to convert NTSC signals from analog cameras to a digital signal which is stored like any IP camera in the NVR.

Does VMS work when there is a network outage?

The ability for VMS to work during a network outage depends on the scope of the outage.
If the internet or WAN connectivity goes down, the VMS system can continue processing video images on the NVRs and store the processed videos locally. When the Internet connectivity is restored, the processed videos can be uploaded to the cloud application for remote access to the video management software.

If there is a LAN outage, smart cameras can continue to record videos and upload them to the cloud when connectivity is restored. However, analog cameras and IP cameras may not remain functional.

Does VMS work when a location has only a low bandwidth connectivity?

The video streaming capabilities of a VMS platform require broadband connectivity with sufficient upload speeds only when the videos are accessed remotely. A VMS system can be designed to allow access to the videos recorded at a location via the LAN which can function without Internet connectivity.

The VMS solution implemented by Interface can be configured to optimize bandwidth usage in several ways. Video data can be scheduled to be uploaded to the cloud application at specific times of the day when the bandwidth demand from primary applications (such as a Point of Sale system in a retail store) is limited. If broadband is not available, Interface can roll out a cost effective wireless WAN solution that’s optimized for VMS workloads or implement a broadband connectivity solution by working with local ISPs.