Great review really.It would be interesting also (i know it sounds funny)to "test" how the camera performs under spider web.It happens so frequently if the site is not supervised by 24/7 guard that some insect especially spiders can build their web on camera's glass.Especially in winter time and that might stay for hours untill somebody cleans it. That's the most challenging thing for analitics especially at night time with IR on and i've never seen a camera without millions of false alarms under that condition
From our own experience in our Avigilon demosite, I can confirm that spiders/ spider webs in combination with IR and wind did not have any effect, while it was still capable to detect persons and vehicles. The camera used was a 2.0C-H4A-25G-B01-IR.
In case I see that there is high risk of spiders and insects, I always recommend to my customers to install separate IR illumination 50 cm to 1 m away from the camera, and of course use box camera or turn of IR on bullet camera
Well i don't know if it's because here we're in the countryside but EVERY outside installation sooner or later has problems with insects.I'd rather choose box camera (also for better performance compared to compact) but that's a lost battle (aesthetic,price,smaller range of products,ecc. ecc.)Funny as it sounds i personally spray every camera's body with anti insects spray (the same you use to keep them out of the house)...it works for a while then customer must take care...
Luca what a great idea. We have that problem and I never though of that. In fact, I think they make a sticky paper like fly paper that you could put on the camera that might last even longer than the spray given weather issues. Hmmmm
Yeah that could be an idea...never tried it but i guess that sun and rain make that paper less and less sticky day after day...spray works fine the point is you can't put it on the glass in front of the lens but i think that the smell of that spray all over the camera is just enough to take the animals quite far away...the idea came from my older collegue who is a specialist in automatic gates a field that has big issues with ants,lizards and even small serpentines in the control panel that is usually placed close to ground level...the basic point is someone has to take care of a periodic maintenance even in terms of cleaning when you place electronics in the outside
Like i already wrote the box camera/non box camera topic is not even considerable...i am in this market since 20 years i started when cameras where only box black and white CVBS 300 TV lines. I'd personally choose box camera on every site since i exactly know all the benefits of using a box camera with separate IR the fact is….box cameras have been outwon by compact cameras.Maybe in some specific installations end costumer would allow the isntallation of a box camera but box cameras are ,unfortunately,stone age
You'd still have to use a separate IR light then and he's saying put it under the camera. You wouldn't just turn off IR and not add light another way or you won't achieve the picture that drove you to use the IR functionality to begin with.
Avigilon analytics appears to be reliable and the fact that it in compasses calibration/self learning features, this indeed is great tool for reducing false alarms. Also the outdoor and indoor performance in the above video tests are quite impressive as they are stable.
I would like to see Avigilon amend its classification to "human", "vehicle" or "other" or something of the like. I run into a number of applications where alerting on "threats to infrastructure" are commonplace. Knowing that a family of rats, or groundhogs, which can damage property are also interesting to some customers.
Avigilon H4 outdoor domes run from about $800-1,200, depending on the resolution. That's estimated street price, not dealer price.
I'd say that's fairly comparable to VMD only outdoor domes from years past, but on the high end of pricing in 2018. For example, you can get a Hanwha Wisenet Q 4MP dome with motorized zoom and no analytics for ~$300-350. But, if you look at the Wisenet X series, which includes analytics, pricing is more comparable, in the $700-800 range.