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What Does the Rhombus Console License Cover?

May 26, 2021


As a hybrid-cloud video security solution, the Rhombus platform requires an annual license associated with each smart device.

In this guide, we'll go over what the Rhombus Console License covers, how it benefits you, and which option is right for your organization.

What Is the Rhombus Console License?

Rhombus is designed to deliver a simpler and smarter video security experience. This means providing an enterprise-grade solution that is extremely easy to use, manage, and maintain.

The Rhombus License is what supports this modern cloud experience. It covers the ongoing costs associated with providing a solution that no longer requires servers, DVRs/NVRs, extra hardware, or maintenance and upgrades on your end. This allows you to improve efficiency and operations while also saving on IT labor costs.

What does the Licensing cover?

The Rhombus Console License covers all aspects of the Rhombus solution outside of the hardware. This includes:

  • Remote System Management
  • Real-Time Video Access
  • Fast Video Search
  • End-to-End Encryption & Cybersecurity
  • Proactive Alert Notifications
  • Integrations with Best-in-Class Solutions
  • Powerful AI & Computer Vision
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage for Video Clips
  • 24/7 U.S. Based Support & Engineering

This also includes automatic rollouts of new features, routine third-party security audits, and robust cybersecurity and data privacy protocols.

Overall, the Rhombus License helps organizations maximize their time and resources. Because Rhombus can reduce wasted labor spent on finding footage, system maintenance, troubleshooting cameras, and more, many organizations find that Rhombus saves them money - even with ongoing license costs. Over the course of a video security system's lifetime (~5 years), Rhombus is considerably less expensive than comparable enterprise systems such as Avigilon.

For a full line-by-line breakdown of what the Rhombus Subscription covers, check out this chart.

Which Rhombus Console License Is Right for My Organization?

There are two types of Rhombus licenses available: Professional and Enterprise.

  • Professional Console License: Enables access to Rhombus Systems' modern cloud physical security platform.
  • Enterprise Console License: Enables access to Rhombus Systems' modern cloud physical security platform and includes Rhombus' suite of powerful AI features.

When it comes to performance, quality, and support, both licenses deliver a best-in-class cloud experience. So which version is best for you? It depends on what solutions your organization needs and what capabilities you expect from your video security solution.

For a feature-by-feature comparison of the licenses, see the Comparison Chart.

Enterprise Console License

The Enterprise Console License is the complete Rhombus experience. It enables Rhombus' suite of advanced AI analytics, including:

  • Facial Recognition
  • License Plate Recognition
  • Unusual Behavior Detection
  • Unique People Counting
  • Mask/PPE Detection
  • Advanced Video Search based on faces, behavior, clothing color, and more

This suite of features is built to make your security more proactive and automated, make video search faster and more powerful, and generate data-driven insights for your organization.

Real-world examples of Rhombus' AI analytics in action:

University Area CDC uses facial recognition to flag specific individuals as 'unauthorized,' and the system automatically alerts security guards if those individuals enter the premises.

Touch of Color Flooring uses reports on general foot traffic and unique people counts to understand busy hours, seasonality, and when they should hire more staff.

Professional Console License

The Professional License is the same as the Enterprise License but without the advanced AI features. Both the Professional and Enterprise Licenses provide:

  • Crystal-clear video quality
  • Unlimited users, locations, & devices
  • Full customization for policies, integrations, and more
  • No buffering on live streams or recorded video
  • The lowest bandwidth footprint among all cloud systems
  • 24/7 support

If your organization doesn't need advanced AI analytics but still wants a best-in-class cloud video security experience, Rhombus' Professional Console License delivers industry-leading performance, quality, and support at a hard-to-beat price.

Not sure which license your organization may need? Contact, and the Rhombus team will help you find the right solution for your organization.

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