Avigilon Alta / Ava Flex Tested

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Katie Ferry
Published Mar 27, 2023 12:25 PM

Motorola describes the Ava, now Avigilon Alta, Flex as the "lowest barrier to entry" for cloud surveillance, but how well does it actually perform?

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IPVM bought and tested the Ava Flex (Flex-2MP-7), examining:

  • How does image quality compare in full light (~180 lux) against other smaller form factor cameras such as the Axis M2035 and Avigilon H6?
  • How does image quality compare in the dark (<0.1 lux, white light on) against other white light-integrated cameras such as Hikvision Pro Series and Wyze v3 Pro?
  • How is analytic performance in full light and dark scenes (white light on)?
  • How well does the "smart" white light work, and what issues were found during testing?
  • How accurate are the temperature and humidity sensors on the Ava Flex?
  • How is the sound recording quality?
  • How well does Wi-Fi connectivity work on the Ava Flex?
  • How does pricing compare to other models?
  • How does bandwidth compare, day and night?

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