Avigilon H4 IR Mini Dome Camera Tested

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Oct 24, 2017

Avigilon has released their successor to the aging Micro Dome, the H4 Mini Dome, claiming easy install, a patent-pending surface/recessed mounting system, Lightcatcher low light performance, true WDR and more.

We bought this new model and tested against Axis and Hikvision minidomes. Inside, we report our findings on:

  • Low light image quality
  • Full light image quality
  • WDR performance
  • IR Pattern
  • Bandwidth
  • Price Comparison
  • Physical Overview
  • Ease / Difficulty of Installation

******** *** ******** ***** ********* ** *** ********** ****, *** ** **** ****, ******** **** *******, * ******-******* surface/recessed ******** ******, ************ *** ***** ***********, **** *** *** more.

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  • *** ***** ***** *******
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***** ** *** *****, ***** *** ******* **** ** *** H4 **** ****:

  • ****** *** ***** *******: *** ** **** **** ********* *** **** ** *** three ******* ****** ** *** ***** ******, **** ****** ******* and **** *******.
  • **** ** ********:*** ****** ******** **** ** ******** *** ******* *** ********* 10m/~33' *****, ***** *** ********* ****'* ************ *** *** ** the ****** *** **** ** *** *****.
  • ***** ***: *** ** **** **** ********* **** ** *** ****** tested, ******** ***** **** *** **** *****, *** ******* ****** than *********'* **** (**** **** *** *******).
  • ****** / ***** ************:******** ************ **** **** * *** ******* ** *** ***** attempt, ******* *****. **** *** *** ** ******* *** ******* installations ** **** ******.

*******, ***** *** *** *** *********:

  • **** **** ***** ******:*** ** **** ************ ****** **** ***** ****** ****** (**** *** *********), ******** details ** **** *****.
  • **** *** **** ******:******** ****** **** *.*** ****** ** *** **** **** **** (as **** ****), *** ** ***° ***, ********* ** **********. However, ********* ****** *.*, *, *, *, *** **** ******* on ***** **** ****** *********, ****** **** **** ******** ** covering ******* ******.

*******

*** ***** ******** ** ** **** **** (*.**-***-**-**) *** * street ***** ** ~$*** ***, ************* ****** **** *** ********* 2522, ~$*** ******, *** ******* ** ****' ****** ** ****, the *****-* (~$***).

Physical ********

*** ** **** **** ** ******* ** ********'* **** ***** Dome ***** ** **** ******, *** ****** *** ******* ***** models *** *** *** **** **** ****** ****** **** ********* mounting ******** *** ******* *** ****** ********, ***** *****:

*** ** **** **** ***** **** ** ******** *** ******, an ********* ********* ***** *** ***** **** *** ***** ****** models. *******, ** ** ************* ******* **** *** ***** **** dongle, **** *** ***** ****** *** ****** ****** ***** ** the ****** **** ******* ** *** ******. *** ******* ******, and ******* ******** ******, **** ***** * ****** ********* ********* with *** ***** ****, ***** ***** ******** * **** ***** enough *** *** ****** **** ****** ****/******** *** **** *** the ******** ******, ***** ******* ********** ** **** ** *** creative **** ********* ** **** ******.

*** ****** ***** **** ******** ***** ** *********** *********, **** as ** *******, */*, ** *****. ** ****** ***** *** other ******** ******** ** **** *****:

Size **********

*** ** **** **** ** ********** ******* **** **** *** Hikvision *********, ***** *" ******* ** ********, *** *** **** about *" ****.

Quick ******** ************

************ ** *** ** **** **** ** *****, ****** ** only ~* ******* *****. ** *** ***** *****, ** **** the ************ ******* ***** ******* * *" **** ** *** tile (***** * *******). *** ***** ***** ***** *** **** first ******* ** ****** ******** *** ******, **** ** ********, making ** *** ** *** ******* ****** ***** ************* ** have ****.

**** ******* ** ******* ** **** ****** ***** *******, **** as ********'* ******** ***** **** *** *******'* ******. *******, *** HD **** **** ******** ***** **** **** ******** **** **** or **** ******* ***** ** ***** ***** ******, ***** **** like **** ***** ** ****** **** *** ******* **** ******.

**** **** *** ******** ** **** **** ** *** ***** for *** ******** ********, * ******* ***** ** **** ******** ****** ** ******** kits.

Image ******* **********

*** ****** *** ****** ** *** ********** **** *** **** low ***** *** **** ***** ***** ******* ** *** ***** of **** ***** *****.

Solid *** ***** ***** *******

*** ******** ******** ********* ****** **** *** ********* **** ** low ***** **** ** **, **** ****** ******* ** *** subject *** **** ***** *** **** **** ************ (*** *****). The **** *****-* *** ******* **** ***** ****** *** ** its **** ** ********** **, ****** ***** ******** ***** ******* of *** ******* *** **** ******* ***** ** ****.

** ******* *********, **** *** ******** ** ~**, *** ******** Mini **** ***** ******** ********** ****** ******* ** *** ******* and ***** **** *********.

Even ** *******

** ************ ** *** ** **** **** ** **** ****** the ***** ** ****, **** ** ****** ******* *******. *******, in *** ****** ******, * ********** *** ******* **** *** bottom ** *** *****, ********* ** * ****** ****** ****, shown *****.

Average **** ***** ***** *******

*** ******** ** **** **** ******** ****** ****** ** **** light **** *********** ***** ******* ******, ******** ******* *** ***** details.

Solid *** ***********

** ****** *** ******* ** *****/**** **** **** ***** ******** light ******, ~** *** ****** ******** ** ~*,*** *** *******.

***** *****, ******** ********* ****, ********* ******* ** *** ******* and ***** ********** **** ******* *** ***, *** *** ************ by *** **** ****** ***** ******** *******, ********* **** *********** images ** *** ******* *** **** **** ***** *** **** was ****. *** ********* ******* *********** *** ****** **** ***** the **** ** ****.

*** ******* **** **** ****** ** ******* ****** *** ***********, a ***** **** *****. ***** ****** ****** **** ~**** ****** and ~***** ***** *** ******** ******.

*** ** **** **** ********* **** ** **** *****, **** only ******** **** ****** **** *** **** *****-*. *** ********* 2522 *** *********** ******* *** **** ** ******* ** *** subjects ****.

HDSM ***** *****

*** ** **** **** ******** ********'* **** **********, ***** ****** users ** ****** *********** ** ********** ******* ** **** ** reduce ***** ****, *******, *** **** ***, *** *** ******** when *** ***** ** ****:

** *** *****, ******* ** ***** ***** ******, ********** ** ~90% **** **** ** ******* ***** ******, **** **** **% in ******* **** ******. ** *****, ******* **** ********, *** reductions ** ****** **% **** ****.

** **** ** **** *** **** ********** ** * ******** report, *** *** ** ****** **** ***** ******* ****** ******* (noise, *********** ** ********** *******, ********, ******, ***.).

Bandwidth **********

**** *** **** ***** ***** **, *** ******** ** **** Dome's ******** **** ***** **** *** ********* **** **** *.***+, and ******* ** *** **** *****-* ** ***** *** *** night ******, *** ********** ***** **** **** ** * **** motion ***** *****.

Test **********

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** *** **** ****:

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Comments (7)

********* ********** ** *****! *** ********* ***** **** **** *** worth *** **** ** *** **** ************ **** *** *****.

******* ** ** *** *** ******** ******* ** *** ***/***** with ** **** *****-* ****** ***** ***, *** *** *** $230-$240 ****** ***** ** *** *****-*. ** * ****-**** ********, the *****-* ***** **** **** ********** ****** **** ***** **** to *** **. *** *** ***** ********** *****'** **** **** more ********** *** *** **** *** *****-*.

****** *****!!

**** ********. ** ****** *** ******* ***** ******* ****'** * baseline *** **** ************. *** *****-* ** *** ****** **** indoor ***** *****, *** ** ***** **. *** ** **** Dome ** ********'* ****** **** ****** ***** *****, *** ***** is * ***-** *****, *** *** ***** ********** ** *****, only ~$** ****** *****, ** ** **** **** **.

**** ***** ****, ** *** *** **** ***** *********** **** IR *** ** ***** *** *** **** ** ***-** *********** and * **** **** ********** ** *** *****.

*********, ***** ***! ********, **** ** * **** ***** *** H4 *** *** **** *******'* ** *** *****, ** ** need ** ** ******* *** *******. * *** **** ******* in *** ***** ********** ** * *** ******* *** *****-* would've ****** ** ******* *** *** *** *** ***. *** H4 ********** *** *** ********* *********** ** *** ** ** such * ***** *********. *** ***** ** ***** $** *** space *********** ******** ***** *****/** ** ********. ****** *****!!

****** *****, ********* **********. * ***** **** ** **** * non-integrated ** ********** ** ****, ** ********. *** ***** ***** with ** ****** *******, *** **'* ****** **** ** *** what *** ********** **.

* ***'* **** *** *********** ***** ******* ***** *** **** for ***-***** ****. *** * ***** **** ** **** *********.

**** *** **** ******** ****** *** ***** *** *** ********? I *** **** **** **** **** ****** **** ******** ***** still ***** ;)

****** *** **** ***** *******!

** ********* / *********** ** */*** *** *** ***** ** all ******* ** ********* ******* ***** ** * ******* ** any ********.

* *** **** **** **** **** ****** **** ******** ***** still ***** ;)

*** *****. *** ********* *****, *** ***** ** ********* *** shutter *****, ** ************ *** ** *********.

**** *** **** ******** ****** *** ***** *** *** ********?

******* ** ********* *** ******* ***** ** */***, ******* **'* easier *** ****** ** *** * ***** ***** **** ***** on **** ***** *** ***** *** ******* ***** ** ********** to */***, ** ********** *** ****** ****** **** ************* ***** play **** ********.

******* -****** **** ******* / ******** ******.

**, ** **** ** ****. ***** ***.

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