VMS vs NVR

VMS vs NVR cost breakdown analysis

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There’s a constant debate between supporters over Video Management Software (VMS) and Network Video Recorder (NVR). Both solutions do an outstanding job of recording and safeguarding your surveillance video footage, but what is the start-up cost to implement 16, 32, 64 or 128 channel system in your organization?

Assuming you are familiar with both types of the system, or maybe you are in the market for one now, let’s start by analyzing cost of implementation between ExacqVision VMS and Samsung Hanwha Techwin America NVR.

Cost breakdown VMS vs NVR

VMS – 16 CH

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  1. VMS Server Minimum Requirements – I5 Core, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD) – approximate cost $650
  2. VMS –   Exacq Professional IP License Cost $95 – $125 per camera

Approximate Cost: $2400 – $2650

NVR – 16 CH

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1. Samsung XRN-1610S 4K UHD Network Video Recorder with 2TB of HDD.

Approximate Cost: $950 

Cost of implementing 64 channel system

VMS – 64 CH

  1. VMS Server Minimum Requirements – I7 Core, 16GB RAM, 8TB HDD + external) – approximate cost $3000 – $5000
  2. VMS –   Exacq Professional IP License Cost $95 – $125 per camera

Approximate Cost: $11,000 – $12,500

NVR – 64 CH

1. Samsung PRN-4011 64CH H.265 Network Video Recorder – 12TB

Approximate Cost: $6,200

No doubt – Exacq Vision video management software compatible with thousands of IP camera models from 60 different manufactures, 20 access control systems and built in video analytics solution which capable of analyzing license plate recognition, heat mapping and intrusion detection, but when it comes down to a strict budget – Network Video Recorder would be your better choice.

However, in high security environment you would have to go with VMS, that’s the only way you would be able to setup security policies across your network and be in control of your traffic, protocols and system.

For more information on video management software, network video recorder or any other recording solution available on the market today, contact Cybersmetrics. Areas that we service include Panama City, Destin, 30A, Mexico Beach, Port St Joe and Tallahassee.