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.

** ****, ** ************' ***** ***** ********* "****", **** ****** ********** *** ***** ****** ******. *** ***** nearly * ***** *** * *.* ******* *******, *** **** improved?

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

*** ***** ***** ************ (******, *****, *********) ******** **** ***** alerts ****** ** *****, *******, *** **** ********, **** ******* performance ** **** ** ***** ******.

************, ********* ******** ** *** ************ *** *********** ******* **** increasing ******* ****** ******** *** ** **** ** ********* ********* these ***** **** *** *** ******* ** ********** ** *********** them *** ******** *******.

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Detection *********** *********

** ******** ** ***** ******* ********, ** ***** ***** *** findings ******** ** **** ***** ***** *********** ** *** *****:

****** *****

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***** *****

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********* *****

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

******** ** ****, ****** ***** ******** **** ***** ***** ****** on ***** ******* *** ** ***** *****'* *********** ***********. **** could ** ******** ** ****** ***** ****** ** ********** ******* object ****, *** ** *** ******* ** ********* *****, ***** Motion ***** **** *** *******.

******* ** ****, *** **** ***** ******* *** *** **** performing ****** ********, ****** ***** ** ***********, ********** ** * series ******* ***** *** ******* ** *** ****.

*************/************

**** ***** ***** ** ********** **** *** **** ******* ******* firmware *.* ** ******, ***** ****** **** ****** (*-* ***** old) *, *, *** * ********.

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

*** ***** ***** ***** ************ ***** **** ****** ************* *******, such ** ***** ******, ******* ******, *** *****-***** ****** *******, though ***** **** ******** ********* ** *** ******** (********* **** not ******* ***** *****, *** *******, ** ***** ***** ******* would *** ****** ** ******).

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Beware: ******* ****** ******* ********* *****

********* ******** *** ********* ** **** **% **** ******* ****** settings **** ********* **** ******* (*%) ** *** (**%) ** ignore ******* *****. ******** ********* ** ~**' **** ***' ** the ***** (***** *****) *** ~**' **** ~**' ** *** P3225-LVE ** **.

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

********** *******, ******* ***** *** * ****** ***** ***** *** Guard ***** ************, ******* ******** ***** ******. **** **** ********* these *****, ***** ****** ** ******* ** ***** ***** ******* brush *** ********* *****, ** ******** ***** *** ****** ****** further **** ********, ******* ***** ******.

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*******, *** ***** ************ *** ****** **** ******** ******* ***** alerts, ******* ** **** ***** ****** ********* ** **** ******.

Motion ***** ***********

********, ****** ***** *** *** ***** ** ***** *******, * common ***** ****** **** *******, ** **** ** ***** *********.

*******, ****** ***** *** *** ***** ** ****** ***** ***** sources **** ** ******* ***** ******* ** *** ***** ** view.

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  • *****-*** (*** **:*):~***' **** *****/~***' ********
  • *****-*** **** (*** **:*) ~***' **** *****/~***' ********

Improved ***** ***** ***********

****** *******, ***** ***** ************ ******* ** ******** ******** *** line ** ~**'/*****. ***** ***** **** ******** ******** ***** ********** ** *** ******* *****, ********* ******** ******* ****** *** ***, **** ****** *** day:

** **** ** ** *****, ****** *** ******* *** ********* to **** ********.

*******, ** *** ** ****** ********* ****** ******* **** ****** or ********, ***** *****:

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

********* ***** *** *** **** ** ****** *** ********* ********, day ** *****, ** *** *****. ******* *** *********** ********* to ****** *****, *** **** *** ******** ** * *****/*** which ***** ** *** ****** *******, ******** **** ****:

**** **** **** ********* ***** **** *** ***** *** * minimum ****** ** ******* *******, *** ******** **** ******** ** a ***** ** ***** ** ****. *** "*****" ******* ** Loitering ***** ****** ******* ** ******* ********* ** ********** ***** on * ****** ****** ************, ** ** *** ******* ** the ***** (*.*., ** **** ** *** ******* ******* *** 120 *******, *** ******* ** **********), *********** **** ** * display ****** **** *********** **********.

Versions ****

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

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Comments (12)

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**** *** *** ** ********* ********, ***** *** **** ******* an **** ******* ******?

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**'* *** ********** *** *** ****** **** *** ***** *********.

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* ***** **** ** *** ** *** ******* ************ ** IP *******, **** ***** ** ** **** *********** ** **** aspect ** ***** ********. ** *** **** *** * **** talked ** **** ******** *** **** ****** ** *******, **** mention **** **** *** ******** *** ********* ** ********* ***** analytics. **** **** ********* **** **** ******** ***** *** **** using ********* *** ** * ***** **** ** ** *** just * ****** ***** ** **** *****.

***'* **** *** *** **** **** ***** ** *** **** couple ** ******!

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** *** ************ ****** *** **** ******* ** *** ******** test ** ***** *****, ** ****** ** ****** ** ***** cases. * ********* **** ** *** ****.

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** *** ********** ******* ** ******* ******* ******** ** ******** cameras *** ********* ** *** ** **** ******* ******* *** single *****. * *** *** ** ** **** *** *** way ***** ***** *** ********** ** *** *********** *** *** understanding ** *** **** ****.

*** ***** **** * **** ******* ** **** ** *** analytic ********* **** * **** ****** ** ****, ******** ** way ***** ** *** **** ******** *** **** ****** ** is **** ** ** **** ** *** *** ******** ** configure.

********* ***********! **** *******, **** ***** ****** **** ***** *******, sporadic ********, ******* ******* **********; ********* *** **** ******* ** loitering.

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