Avigilon is well known for its focus on High Definition video surveillance, offering a complete HD solution combining a broad range of megapixel cameras (from 1 - 16 MP) and and integrated Video Management System.
In this test, we examine Avigilon's High Definition IP cameras including the 2MP (2.0MP-HD-DN) and 5MP (5.0MP-HD-DN) cameras. We tested the Avigilon cameras with Avigilon's Control Center VMS software (read our review of Avigilon's VMS to properly understand the overall system).
Key findings include:
- Low light (sub 1 lux) video was bright but with moderate visible noise
- Wide dynamic range performance was solid compared to cameras with WDR optimizations
- Bandwidth, storage and video quality optimizations integrated
- Bandwidth consumption using Avigilon's default settings was high relative to H.264 and MJPEG competitive cameras at their default settings
Equally important, Avigilon cameras are only supported by Avigilon's VMS so a selection of their cameras requires the deployment of their VMS. Compare to a dozen other megapixel camera tests