Senstar Enterprise Manager

Deployment Models

SEM Deployment Models

Senstar Enterprise Manager™ (SEM) can accommodate several deployment models:

  • Symphony VMS only
  • Symphony VMS + SEM Bridge
  • Third-party VMS + SEM Bridge

Symphony Deployments

SEM can be used with Symphony by itself or in conjunction with the SEM Bridge appliance. SEM provides centralized cloud-based administration for large and distributed Symphony VMS installations. When an SEM Bridge is installed on-premises, device inventory, direct-camera health monitoring, and automated camera firmware management features are supported.

Non-Symphony Deployments

For customers using a third-party VMS, SEM can be deployed via the on-premises SEM Bridge as a cloud-based camera monitoring and management solution. In this scenario, SEM provides continuous camera availability monitoring, a centralized cloud-based camera health dashboard, outage reporting, device inventory, and automated camera firmware management.

Feature Comparison by Deployment Model

Symphony VMS OnlySymphony VMS
+ SEM Bridge
Third-party VMS + SEM Bridge
Camera inventory report **
Camera health monitoring ** (via Symphony) *
Camera health dashboard ** (via Symphony) *
Camera firmware management *
Camera password management **
Senstar Thin Client management **
Deployment health monitoring **
System-wide health dashboard **
E-mail health summaries **
VMS server / farm administration **
VMS policy templates **
Cloud VMS configuration backup **