ViconNet video management software
is a high-performance, open-platform solution


ViconNet is an open-architecture, feature-rich video management software (VMS) solution that delivers complete access to live and recorded security video across your network.

Supporting industry-standard compression and transmission formats, including H.264, ViconNet displays and records clear, high-resolution video while minimizing bandwidth and storage requirements.

Cameras can be viewed and controlled using ViconNet software, which is managed using one of several intuitive interfaces: Vicon Mobile for on-the-go access from smartphones and tablets, a web browser-based option and a desktop viewer. It also features an administrative workstation for advanced operator tools and the ability to control a smart wall.


Please click links for quick and easy access to ViconNet software and hardware downloads:

ViconNet NVRs

ViconNet Workstation

Virtual Matrix Display Controller (VMDC)

Express NVRs and DVRs

Live Demo

Use the Free version of ViconNet to learn more about the application and view live images from a number of Vicon’s megapixel cameras. We have made it easy to compare cameras with an online system accessible from your browser or mobile device.  Click each camera into full screen to experience their true high-resolution capabilities.

First download ViconNet and then login to our Web Browser or Mobile Browser following directions below:

To access the ViconNet network please use the following (works best in Internet Explorer and Firefox after installing Silverlight):

User Name:  DEMO
Password: 1234

Access via web browser
Click the Web Browser link below to access Vicon’s network utilizing our latest ViconNet video management software. All cameras are configured with factory default settings. Just drag and drop each cameras into the pink shaded box and you have complete surveillance

Access via mobile device
In order to view live video stream on your mobile devices, you will first need to download our FREE mobile application from with the App Store or Google Play Store:

Google-Play    app-store

Key ViconNet VMS benefits and opportunities


  • Streamlined recording management allows quick and easy setup of recording tasks.
  • Intuitive search function allows users to quickly find devices.
  • Event and alarm management combines video with data from a wide range of security systems into a unified SQL database.
  • Easy archive wizard makes it a snap to create authenticated archives for playback on any PC.
  • Monitor your ViconNet system anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or web browser.
  • Automatically resizes the monitor display to maximum resolution even when moving between monitors. 
  • Support of museum search on IQeye and Vicon cameras, and analytics on IQeye cameras.


  • ViconNet has been a critical component in securing thousands of installations worldwide.
  • Professional Services give you peace of mind. Our unique program ensures ease of installation, consistent performance and long-term reliability.
  • Vicon’s line of compatible hardware and edge devices ensure a complete solution and single point of support.


  • With recent software upgrades, ViconNet now has significantly higher camera density thereby reducing cost per channel. 
  • Start small by downloading free JUMP for up to six cameras. Mid-size installations benefit from ZONE with up to 35 cameras. Enterprise-level systems rely on PEAK, offering unlimited scalability. 
  • Network multiple NVRs to build an enterprise scale system.
  • Software upgrades and software integration keep you current.
  • An open-platform system and compatibility with a wide range of products allows for easy system expansion and versatility.

Introducing ViconNet 8.1 VMS


The latest up to our video management software, ViconNet 8.1 improves the system’s stability while enhancing both user experience and overall performance to deliver an exceptionally efficient and cost-effective solution for any size video security system.

Key features and functions of ViconNet 8 VMS


Increased NVR density
Based on continual improvements to the recording database performance, version 8.1 now offers improved recording engine that supports up to 1.5 times more channels per ViconNet NVR, which reduces both the total number of NVRs required to handle recording in a system and the cost-per-channel factor, making ViconNet more affordable than ever. Click here for details.


Enhanced Vicon Analytics
With version 8.1, the IQeye line of cameras can now used the Vicon Basic Edge-Based Analytics. It has been enhanced to show bounding boxes around the detected objects in live and playback video and we have removed the fee and licensing requirements. Support of the updated analytics requires a firmware update to the camera firmware in addition to ViconNet 8.1.


Museum Search with IQeye cameras
The Museum Search feature in ViconNet, previously only working with ViconNet-based devices (Kollector DVR, ViconNet encoder and IP cameras), is now available with many of our IQeye cameras. This popular feature allows ultra-fast search for changes in selected areas of post recorded video. Please note that it requires a firmware update to the camera in addition to ViconNet 8.1.

Camera connection indication
When ViconNet 8 begins to stream video, an indicator will clearly be displayed in the tile to show that it is connected. In the event that the video stream disconnects, it will automatically attempt to reconnect. The indicator will simultaneously change to reflect the connection status, making it easy for the user to know the current status of the video connection.

Layout options
Users have the ability to choose a popular six tile layout or a 10 tile layout with two larger tiles in Virtual Matrix Display Controller.

Updated Archive Wizard
With the latest update, the Archive Wizard is an intuitive feature that helps users to directly start an archive by selecting the relevant cameras, eliminating the need to point to a specific database. The archive wizard reduces steps in the process of exporting video by automatically searching all available databases for relevant video and archives from the best match.

Display settings
Automatically resize the monitor display to maximum resolution, even when moving application between monitors.

Camera grouping
Easily move groups up and down the list to allow sorting the group list when adding new camera groups.

Supports Vicon Access Control (VAX)
ViconNet supports the VAX system and can be linked to any camera in the ViconNet system. Connected cameras can be viewed and video recorded when users try to enter an access point.

New video clip export
The new export wizard allows for higher resolution video clips and faster exporting. The new wizard offers export in M4 format or to a new MKV format used with a VLC player. The MKV format offers even greater speed and the ability to remove the timestamp if needed.

Archive player update
Playback authorization is no longer required for a user who wants to playback an archive.

Edge device support
Any device that supports edge recording and playback can be viewed or played back directly from the user interface.

Recording management
Recording management allows quick and easy setup of the recording tasks, providing a list for the selection of cameras/microphones and choice of recording options.

Multiple channel options
ViconNet VMS is available in multiple channel options:

  • A free six-channel option with no camera licensing fees. Want to try it? Simply download it and get started.
  • An option of nine*, 16, 35 or unlimited camera channels with no licensing fee for Vicon cameras

ViconNet Web and Mobile Viewers
Monitor your system via a web browser or mobile application and gain access to live and recorded video, including control of pan-tilt-zoom cameras.

Thumbnail search
Quickly arrange a visual search for a selected time period, which can be continually narrowed. A thumbnail can be launched as playback or exported as an archive.

Enhanced macro functionality
Macro Editor provides advanced recording and scheduling configuration.

Events management
Link ViconNet video with data from a wide range of security systems, including access control, point-of-sale, license plate recognition and perimeter intrusion monitoring.

Video masking
Users can create a video mask for any video channel, which can be removed from either live or playback by a user with the appropriate authorization.

Quick lookup function
Each device list can be quickly searched for a text match to a specific device. It also includes a previous and next button.

*The 9 channel version is only available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

To learn more about the Cameras-to-NVR ratio, click here to download a paper. For a graphic representation, click here.

ViconNet Software Downloads

Model numberViconNet video management software
Link to download software and drivers English-US English-UK German
Brochure English-US
 English-EMEA Español
Data/spec sheet English-US  German  French  Español
Upgrade fact sheet English-US German
Software manual English-US
Quick guide English-US
A&E spec English-US  Español
Software installation and upgrade guide English-US
Network diagram English-US
System diagram English-US

Related products

ViconNet VMS covers any security solutions and is optimized for your needs. That is why we have ensured that ViconNet VMS is compatible with a variety of surveillance products:

ViconNet Workstation

A workstation preconfigured with ViconNet software, enabling administrators to manage all DVRs and NVRs within the network. The workstation allows users to remotely access and operate a ViconNet surveillance system.

ViconNet NVRs

High-performance NVRs preinstalled with ViconNet VMS. The NVRs offer a variety of storage options including internal, external and RAID.

Express NVRs and DVRs

The Express line of NVRs and DVRs seamlessly integrate with ViconNet. Cameras being used with Express devices can be viewed and played back from the Site List.

Virtual Matrix Display Controller (VMDC)

A tower or rack-mounted server preinstalled with Virtual Matrix Display Controller Software enabling users to design and control a multi-display video wall.

Compare channel optionsSix-channel ViconNet VMSNine, 16 or 35-channel ViconNet VMSUnlimited ViconNet VMS
System sizeSmall installationsMedium installationsLarge installations
Number of cameras6 Maximum9, 16 or 35 MaximumUnlimited
Per camera license fee *Free
Virtual linking of NVRs **
System configuration
Software only
Software preloaded on certified NVRs
Bundled NVR pre-packaged with cameras
System redundancy
Web viewer
Supports external storage options
Compatible with Vicon Workstation and VMDC
Integrates with third-party access control
Supports all NVR features and functions
Technical support ***
Factory-direct pre-configuration available

*  No fees for Vicon cameras. Third-party network cameras and encoders may require additonal license fees.
** ViconNet has the ability to link multiple NVRs virtually to create an Enterprise Class System.
*** Technical Support through dealer.

At Vicon, we realize that selecting a security system marks the beginning of a long-term relationship. You’ve chosen a system in which to place your trust for years to come and while your security needs change over time, Vicon offers you a program to future proof your system.

With the release of a new video management Valerus software,  Vicon is committed to offering you a one year maintenance and migration plan that will ensure you keep pace with our latest ViconNet upgrades as well as converting to Valerus. Learn more.

Third-party opportunities for ViconNet


Third-party integration software

With an open application programming interface (API), ViconNet VMS can easily be integrated with third-party software. This enables customers to install additional functionality to help provide additional security or to streamline processes.

Development of new software is only limited by creativity. Inspiration is the key element in generating technological innovation.

Find third-party integration software


Third-party cameras

Vicon products are compatible with a wide range of third-party cameras, giving customers the freedom of choice to reuse their existing cameras or use cameras that meet specific system requirements.

This is ideal for customers who are transitioning from analog to IP, as they can use their existing analog cameras while overtime replacing them with new IP devices.

Find third-party cameras


ONVIF compliant

Vicon products follow ONVIF standard to ensure our commitment to a global standard and interoperability between products in the industry.

To help facilitate standards-based interoperation, Vicon has founded the Vicon Developers Forum to provide a framework for the ecosystem to communicate, share ideas and innovate.

Vicon ONVIF-certified products

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