Axis Guard Suite Video Analytics Tested

Author: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jun 25, 2018

In 2015, we declared Axis' Guard Suite analytics "weak", with missed detections and false alerts common. But after nearly 3 years and a 2.0 version release, has this improved?

We tested Motion Guard, Fence Guard, and Loitering Guard to find out, using two cameras:

And in multiple scenes outdoors and indoors, examining:

  • Configuration and calibration
  • False alert performance
  • Detection range
  • Comparison to Axis VMD4
  • Camera compatibility

Readers should also see our other updated camera analytics tests, including Axis VMD4, Bosch IVA Video Analytics And Motion+ VMD, Hanwha Wisenet X Analytics, Hikvision Intrusion Analytics, and Dahua Intrusion Analytics.

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Guard ***** *********** *******

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Motion ***** **. ****

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Configuration *** ***********

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Common ******: *****/*******/****

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Versions ****

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Comments (12)

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