VIGI Video Management System

VIGI Video Management System

VIGI Video Management System
VIGI Video Management System
2024-01-29 03:22:02 - last edited 2024-01-29 03:22:53

  Hi Everyone,
We’re excited to announce the official launch of VIGI VMS here! Welcome to try VIGI VMS, which will help to better use and manage your VIGI devices.
We will welcome all suggestions or problem reports related to VIGI VMS.
 

What is VMS

VIGI VMS, or VIGI Video Management Server, is a network and database-based video management server system that integrates network and video surveillance solutions. It is an all-in-one system primarily used for centralized management of VIGI devices in medium and large security monitoring networks.


The Software of VMS System

VIGI VMS comprises two components, VIGI VMS Service Manager and VIGI VMS PC Client.
VIGI VMS Service Manager:

A server which needs to install in a Windows PC, it is used to manage VIGI devices and push the streams.

VIGI VMS Service Manager provides a web portal and supports features such as Live View, Playback, User Management, Site Management, Device Management, Event Search, Rules setting, Log Management and System Backup & Restore. 


VIGI VMS PC Client:

A Windows PC client that supports live view, playback, AI monitoring, evidence collection, real-time event monitoring, and view capture.


The Type of VIGI VMS

Currently, VIGI VMS includes Local VMS and Cloud VMS. 
Local VMS:

It typically operates within the same network as monitoring devices, communicating through the network to centrally manage VIGI devices in the system. 

Cloud Access is also supported by local VMS, but it is currently disabled in the system. We will enable it in the near future and you will be able to manage your local devices remotely as well.

Cloud VMS:

It is built on the TP-Link Cloud server, and are commonly used in distributed networks to add devices in different countries and regions, completing the unified management of the headquarters.


Key Benefits of VMS

Monitoring Center

  • Up to 64-Channel Live Views.
  • Customize views and quickly access frequently used monitoring devices.

System Dashboard

  • All-in-one display of device status, alarm trends, and the latest alarms.
  • Stay updated on abnormalities and alarms and respond quickly.

Virtual Map

  • View device distribution on a Floor plan for clear monitoring coverage.
  • Click on devices on the map to access on-site monitoring screens.
  • Easily add virtual devices, simulate monitoring effects, and generate deployment plans with a single click.

AI Monitoring

  • Captures and summarizes moving humans in real-time, ensuring comprehensive monitoring without missing anomalies.
  • Smart framing enhances visibility of moving objects.

Evidence Archive

  • Save monitoring footage promptly and centrally archive and manage important evidence.
  • Customize evidence type, tags, and remarks for clearer and more efficient evidence management and easier backtracking.

 

The difference between VIGI VMS and VIGI Security Manager

Items

VIGI Security Manager

VIGI Local VMS

Scenarios

Small security monitoring networks;

Remotely Management via TP-Link Cloud.

Medium/Large security monitoring networks;

Locally centralized management.

Site

1

Multiple sites.

Device Number

Limited, less than 256

Unlimited, 256 cameras for a free license

Account

1 main account.

A device can be shared to up to  guest accounts

1 admin account.

Up to 50 accounts for the system with different permissions for different sites

Features

Centralized Management

Live View

Playback

Centralized Management

Live View

Playback

Monitoring Center

System Dashboard

Virtual Map

AI Monitoring

Evidence Archive


Typical Topology

A complete VIGI VMS topology should include the VIGI VMS server, VIGI NVR, cameras, and network communication devices such as switches, routers, APs, and wireless bridges if a wireless connection is used.
A third party camera could be managed by VIGI VMS via a VIGI NVR.


Hardware Requirements

 

Items

Minimum hardware requirements

for VMS server & PC client

Recommended hardware requirement

for VMS Server

for PC Client&Web Portal(video streaming)

Operating System

Windows Server 2008, 32 bits/64 bits

Windows 7/10/11, 32 bits/64 bits

CPU

i5-9400(6C/6T 2.9GHz)

i5-9400(6C/6T 2.9GHz)

i5-13600k/i5-14600k(14C/20T 3.5 GHz)

Memory

16GB and above, 8 GB available for VMS

16GB and above, 8 GB available for VMS

16GB and above, 10 GB available for VMS

Network Bandwidth

100Mbps and above

1000Mbps and above

System Disk

100GB free for VMS

Browser Version

Microsoft Edge 106 and above, Google Chrome 107 and above, Firefox 106 and above

Note:

  • VMS server manages the whole surveillance system and pushes video stream to PC client.
  • VMS PC client decodes and plays the video, thus requires high performance of CPU and GPU.

 

Related Information


Download Link: Download the latest VIGI VMS.
Learn more about VIGI VMS: VIGI VMS | VIGI Video Management System | TP-Link
Compatible Device List: Devices Supported by VIGI VMS (tp-link.com)


Notes: 

Please make sure the VIGI device has been upgraded to the latest firmware before using VMS.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How many VIGI Cameras can the VIGI VMS manage?
A: Currently, the free version of VMS can support the management of up to 256 channels.
For expansion needs, please contact us for customization.

Q2: How many account can I create?
A: One super admin account and 50 user account.

Q3: Can I access the VMS Web Portal on a non-Windows system?
A: Yes, VIGI VMS provides a Web portal that work on browsers without limiting the type of system.
However, it should be noted that for advanced video playback through the web portal, a special web plugin needs to be installed, which can only be installed under windows.

Q4: What are the browser software version requirements for Web Portal?
A: Google, edge and Firefox are recommended. Best to use the latest browser release.

Q5: Do I need a discrete graphics card for the host running VMS Server?
A: Video playback requires a graphics card for decoding.
Generally, the performance of integrated graphics on Intel processors from the 10th generation onwards is good enough for video playback. Installing a discrete graphics card will help improve video decoding performance, and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards are recommended.

Q6: Could VIGI VMS work with cloud service at the same time?
A: No. After the VIGI device is connected to the VIGI VMS system, it is automatically dropped from the TP-Link cloud. At this time, it is not possible to use VIGI APP or VIGI Security Manager to manage the device remotely.

Q7: Can VIGI VMS manage third-party ONVIF devices?
A: No, VIGI VMS is designed for VIGI Solution, it cannot manage third-party devices directly.
However, it is possible to add third-party cameras to the VIGI NVR first, and then indirectly manage the third-party cameras by managing the NVR through the VMS.


Related FAQ
How to set the dark mode for VIGI VMS web portal | TP-Link
How to set up org, site and account on the VIGI VMS | TP-Link
How can I create an evidence on VIGI VMS PC Client | TP-Link
How to add VIGI devices to VIGI VMS | TP-Link
Frequently asked questions of VIGI VMS | TP-Link
Which ports do VMS use? | TP-Link
How to install VMS PC client only (without VMS Service Manager) | TP-Link


   

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Re:VIGI Video Management System
2024-02-01 01:45:19

  @Steven.Zhang 

on VIGI installed on window , im unable to set the camera to record motion or event to local harddrive.
the option to do so is completely removed from UI.

i have seen screenshot of vigi UI on the web showing the option to add motion and event in recording schedule, my cameras TP-Link VIGI 4MP C540(4mm)  that supports all sort of AI tracking , motion detection , smart event for human or vehicle , and ii have this options enabled in the camera .
Why then this options dont show up for recording schedule and im only able to record continuosly ?

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2024-02-06 08:32:55

  @Steven.Zhang this looks promising. I have downloaded and tried it out, but I notice that VIGI VMS Service Manager doesn't install as a service and requires a logged in user to have the app open in order for it to be available on the network. If the user logs out, the service stops. Is there a way to have it run as a persistent windows service?

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2024-02-06 10:18:41

  @Steven.Zhang When a camera is added to VMS, it is no longer available in the Vigi app on Android. How can we receive push notifications for the device when it is managed by VMS? Thanks.

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2024-02-17 13:35:41

  @Steven.Zhang 

 

Cloud Access is not working (if i click to enable but still its not enable)

 

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2024-02-20 09:02:56

Hi @Babun-Sikder 

Thanks for posting in our business forum.

Babun-Sikder wrote

  @Steven.Zhang 

 

Cloud Access is not working (if i click to enable but still its not enable)

 

 

Please do not repeat the same question over and over again. Was answered before. https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/652014?replyId=1309780

It is not open yet and when it is ready, we should release some kind of article about that.

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2024-02-20 09:04:06

Hi @peterxbaker 

Thanks for posting in our business forum.

peterxbaker wrote

  @Steven.Zhang When a camera is added to VMS, it is no longer available in the Vigi app on Android. How can we receive push notifications for the device when it is managed by VMS? Thanks.

https://community.tp-link.com/en/business/forum/topic/652014?replyId=1309780

And QA 6 has already answered it. It does not work together at this moment.

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2024-02-25 05:17:20 - last edited 2024-02-25 05:28:06

  @Steven.Zhang Does VMS server have no NVR Storage?

 

Clarification: Why cant the VMS server have local NVR storage like the security manager. Its a server based solution but it seems TP-link is forcing the offloading to NVR hardware.

 

It needs local NVR storage to be a viable enterprise platform.

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2024-05-04 14:32:05
Yes I know it doesn't work together, I just wondered if there was an equivalent function in VMS to achieve what we could in the mobile app. No worries though, it looks like this software is still very unfinished so I will wait and have a look again in the future.
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