Vibrations and shocks are present in all areas of our daily lives. They may be generated and transmitted by motors, turbines, machine tools, bridges, towers and even by the human body. The measurement of this is very crucial in as per its applications. This paper gives study of vibration measurement using a seismometer in ancient days to the accelerometer today. Study gives basic theory, construction and working of vibration measuring system used. It focuses on vibration measurement using piezo film and its advantages, disadvantages and applications. Latest triaxial miniature piezoelectric accelerometer is given with its applications over other measuring instruments.