How does the VCS work?
It's as simple as connecting the video signals from your cameras
to the VCS Server and connecting the server to your existing
network. You decide how many cameras and how long images are
Is the VCS easy to use?
Absolutely! Just start any Internet browser
on your PC, go to your VCS website, enter your user name and password
Where can I look at the images?
View video from any camera connected
to the VCS using the PC in your office, at the plant, on a remote
site, or while at home.
For extra protection, allow police, fire and emergency service
providers access to some or all of the cameras on the system.
type of support will I get from Benchmark Automation?
Solutions Integrator magazine named Benchmark Automation the "Top
Service Organization in America" because of
our commitment to excellence and our track record of providing
superior customer service. By delivering this level of service,
we are able to respond quickly and efficiently to meet your needs
Are there additional computer costs?
The VCS is web-based. This means that any computer with a standard
web browser, which can connect to a network or the Internet, is
capable of displaying live and archived images. You can install
the VCS Client software on as many PCs as desired without additional
Are there camera costs?
Possibly. The answer is "No" if
we can use the video signals from your existing cameras. The answer
is "Yes" if
you do not have any cameras installed, with a low additional cost
for each camera.
What makes a VCS different from off-the-shelf DVRs?
We customize the VCS to meet your visual monitoring requirements,
rather than selling you a box and requiring your needs be modified
to conform to what the box can offer. A VCS offers you more
flexibility and monitoring options than a DVR could ever possibly
Can I add cameras in the future?
Yes, you can add cameras and/or storage without purchasing another
system. The VCS is scalable and will grow as your needs grow.