The enabling architecture for ARQvault VMS is the ARQvault Active Intelligent Repository (ARQvault AIR), which was purpose-built to manage video and other unstructured data. Ideal for capturing, storing, using, and managing video, ARQvault is:

  • Active: all storage is an active part of the repository – ARQvault knows where all video is stored and actively seeks, finds, and retrieves any video in real time, no matter its age or location.

  • Intelligent: ARQvault VMS uses policies to move video to different storage tiers, creates low-resolution proxies for fast retrieval, and uses metadata and analytics integration for rich analysis.

  • Repository: a collection of vaults creates a federated repository. ARQvault software combines different and distributed storage resources into an integrated system for video shared across the network. Vaults consist of a server, storage, and ARQvault software.

ARQvault VMS features:

  • Supports thousands of cameras and camera standards
    • Support for any ONVIF or RTSP-enabled IP camera
    • More than 5,000 certified cameras from 250 manufacturers
    • ARQvault VMS automatically detects any supported IP camera on the network and then easily adds it to the surveillance management system
  • Full-featured live viewing
    • Multiple different layout configurations for viewing live video streams
    • View up to 36 cameras on a single monitor (6×6) if desired or customize the layout for how you want to view your cameras per monitor
    • Set patrols so groups of cameras are cycled through during the live view
    • No third-party applications are needed to control cameras
  • Massively scalable and customizable video wall
    • Capable of supporting thousands of monitors with multiple layouts
    • Intuitive, easy to use, drag and drop interface
  • Read more about ARQvault’s live view and video wall on the dedicated feature page.
  • Numerous settings provide controls for cameras, layout configurations, creating and utilizing patrols, camera pooling, and multi-camera video playback
  • Screen pops and actions generated easily from programmable and analytics-based alerts and triggers
  • Multiple sites can be operated and managed from one central location or from multiple locations
  • Create camera pools based on any criteria
  • Directly control mechanical and digital PTZ cameras
  • Provides digital PTZ for non-PTZ cameras
  • Automated tiering lets you securely store video forever (if you want to)
  • Active intelligent automated tiering optimizes performance and reduces costs
  • Policies set by you determine what video gets moved to lower cost storage tiers and when
  • Creates low-resolution versions (proxies) of high-res video that take ~5% of the original file’s space while retaining fully intact high-resolution originals
    • Provides faster search and smoother playback without straining the network
  • Videos moved to optical or tape are not “archived and forgotten” – they remain an active part of the repository and can be retrieved when needed exactly as any other video on disk
  • Read more about ARQvault’s storage and tiering on the dedicated feature page.
  • Provides fast results no matter where your video is located or its age
  • Offers numerous search categories including where video is stored, file attributes, access level, and any metadata that has been applied
  • Sends a parallel search request to all vaults to provide the fastest path to your video
  • Quick results over slow or congested networks using low-resolution proxy files
  • Metadata can be applied at ingest, in tiering decisions, and/or integrated with third-party analytics packages
    • Allows non-security professionals to search and find what they need easily
  • Comes preloaded with canned metadata fields and there are unlimited user definable fields
  • Read more about ARQvault’s intelligent search on the dedicated feature page.
  • Manage from where you are. Operate and manage multiple sites from one single, or multiple locations.
  • Single-pane-of-glass operation reduces complexity and simplifies day-to-day management.
  • Automated policies prevent runaway storage issues by enforcing a high-watermark percentage so that an automated action can make space available.
  • Content can be migrated, replicated, and purged within the ARQvault system based on custom metadata, specific criteria such as date, last use, file size, and current location.
  • Read more about ARQvault’s management on the dedicated feature page.
  • Single-pane-of-glass operation reduces complexity and simplifies day-to-day management
  • Save 50% on storage costs by moving video to tape and optical
  • Reduces operating costs through automated, policy-based tiering
  • Optimizes existing storage resources
  • Three levels of access security at the vault, storage, and file levels
  • Integrates with Active Directory or local authentication with a complete audit trail
  • Ensure video remains unaltered using a digital fingerprint (SHA-256) and a full chain-of-custody history
  • Distributed architecture with no single point of failure

Video Surveillance Add-Ons

ARQvault VMS add-ons provide additional integrations and capabilities to expand your surveillance capabilities.

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