What is a CCTV VMS
VMS: (a) Video Management System, (b)Video Management Software, (c) Video Management Server, in short a VMS solution is a software package specifically designed to manage digital video typically for surveillance applications. We used to typically refer to these systems as CCTV Closed Circuit Television systems but with the introduction of network based cameras and the internet many surveillance systems are no longer contained within a closed circuit and may indeed share connectivity across networks with many other systems.
Although manufacturers such as Dahua often have free to install use VMS or even CMS, Central Management Software, these software solutions are typically designed to be closely tied to the manufacturers own brand of Cameras, DVR & NVR IP Video Recorders with additional support for ONVIF compliant band third party CCTV equipment. These, generally free to install software applications, are ideal where you have the same CCTV surveillance equipment throughout your system and as a UK Dahua Integrator Partner Videcom Security do recommend and install Dahua Smart PSS CMS software for some of their customers.
Where we talk about VMS solutions, such as Luxriot EVO, we are referring to open architecture solutions, without specific manufacturer focus, and these VMS systems are often chosen for their flexibility, independence and advanced user functionality.