Enterprise Surveillance Manager

ESM 6.0  |  Enterprise Video Management Software
Enterprise Surveillance Manager (ESM) is an enterprise-class video surveillance management and recording application designed to operate with commercial off-the-shelf IP cameras, servers, switches and storage. Through a web browser, both users and administrators can access the system from any network computer, removing the need to install or license client software.

The advanced map navigation, thumbnail search, synchronized multi-camera playback, and alarm monitoring interface provides the most advanced unified video management software platform available in the industry today.

ESM has the ability to seamlessly support unlimited cameras, locations, and users across a distributed infrastructure while offering hardware independence and centralized management.

ESM is distributed through Anixter, CSC, Graybar, Ingram Micro, and ScanSource.

Key Features

Browser-based User
& Admin Interface
No Camera MAC Address
Required for Licensing
Case Management for
Recorded Video
Motion Grooming of
Recorded Video
Active Directory Support
at No Additional Cost
Add-On License
Plate Recognition
Thumbnail Motion-
based Search
Advanced System
Forensic Export with
Hash Key Verification
Unlimited Cameras,
Servers, & Locations

Matrix View

Live Map View

Recording Features

- Configurable motion detection with depth perception
- Unique scheduled recording of cameras or facilities
- MPEG-4, MJPEG, H.264, and camera-based recording
- Configurable recording frame rates and resolutions

Playback Viewing Features

- Simple archive access through motion histogram
- Search video on multiple cameras simultaneously
- Save video to the library for archival storage
- Video editing and annotation

Management Features

- Alarm monitoring interface for motion detection
- Email notification of alerts and system reports
- Advanced recording rules engine
- Audit trail with historical user activity log

Standalone Architecture

The standalone architecture leverages a single ESM server with IP cameras or encoders on a local network. ESM is accessible locally or remotely through a web browser interface.

Recommended Server Specifications

8-32 Cameras
32-64 Cameras
64-120 cameras
Baseline Processor
Intel i5 or i7
Dual 4 core Intel Xeon
Dual 6 core Intel Xeon
Minimum RAM
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
Minimum Storage
1 TB
6 TB
6 TB
64-Bit Operating System
Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012
SQLServer Express 2008, 2012 or 2014
SQLServer Express 2008, 2012 or 2014
SQLServer Express 2008, 2012 or 2014
SteelFin Server Match
Tiger Server Line
Reef or Mako Server Lines
Mako or Whale Server Lines
Recommended specifications based on 720p cameras at 10fps under typical conditions.

Distributed Architecture

The distributed architecture leverages a separate management server and one or more recording servers for more scalable applications. Each recording server operates autonomously for maximum reliability across multiple locations.

Centralized Architecture

The centralized architecture is used when remote IP cameras are in place and adequate bandwidth is available from the camera for centralized management and recording. This model is ideal for hosting ESM in the cloud.

ESM Motion-Based Playback

Tools & Resources