Avigilon "Self-Learning" Analytics And VMD Tested

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Jul 23, 2018

Avigilon is a popular choice for video analytics, offering "self-learning" analytics built into their cameras as well as appliances.

We tested their self-learning analytics indoors and out on Avigilon's H4 dome cameras, as well as their standard camera VMD, to see how it performs in real applications.

Inside, we look at:

  • Self-learning vs. calibration
  • False alert performance
  • Detection range
  • Analytics compared to camera VMD

Note that this is the first of our updated tests of Avigilon's analytic offerings. Tests of Appearance Search and Unusual Motion Detection will follow in upcoming reports.

This report continues our recent series of updated analytics tests. Readers should also see our tests of Axis Guard Suite, Axis VMD4, Bosch IVA, Dahua Intrusion Analytics, Hanwha Wisenet X Analytics, and Hikvision Intrusion Analytics.

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