VMS, Web Services, & Video Recorders

The Arecont Vision Costar video surveillance solution is designed for traditional stand-alone video surveillance with ConteraVMS® video management system software, ConteraCMR® cloud managed recorders, & both ConteraIP and MegaIPcameras. Adding ConteraWS® web services brings the synergy of local and cloud-based video surveillance.

The Arecont Vision Total Surveillance Solution powered by Contera delivers the fusion of Arecont Vision ConteraIP and MegaIP cameras with modern video management system software, a selection of advanced NVRs and recorders, and powerful cloud based management.

Everything Working Together.


Video Management System

Traditional local or advanced cloud video management system software.

  • Standard License up to 16 cameras per server & 3 concurrent remote connections
  • Premium License, up to 64 cameras per server & 5 concurrent remote connections
  • Professional License, up to 128 cameras per server & unlimited concurrent remote connections


Web Services

  • Cloud based centralized management system
  • Avoids the pitfalls of cloud based video storage by recording locally for increased performance & reliability
  • Export video to the cloud to store & share using secure links
  • Connect from anywhere via full featured thick client, mobile apps, Apple TV app, or multi-browser web client
  • User permissions & groups managed in the cloud
  • Remote monitoring with instant notification of alarms, motion, or system health to desktop or mobile devices
  • Eliminate cybersecurity risks of open inbound ports with no client side programming, supporting multi-factor authentication, NIST-compliant data encryption, & transport layer security


Cloud Managed Recorders

  • NVR Appliance slim desktop, 8 port/2 – 16TB or 16 port/2 – 20TB video storage, integrated POE switch
  • Desktop NVR Server, up to 32 channels, 4 – 24TB video storage
  • Compact NVR Server, 2U rackmount, up to 64 channels, 12 – 40TB video storage with available RAID 5
  • High Performance NVR Server, 2U rackmount, up to 128 channels, 16 – 80TB video storage with available RAID 5
  • Ready for ConteraVMS recorder license