Axis Video Analytics Are Weak

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 05, 2015

For more than a decade, video analytics has frustrated and disappointed users.

Now, Axis has released their own "series of robust video analytics applications" that they call Guard Suite. Unfortunately, IPVM's testing shows that Axis' video analytics are weak. We tested both the Q1615 and the P1428E with the motion and fence applications ($149 MSRP each but free 30-day trial applications are available here).

It is disappointing and surprising given Axis overall quality level and strong R&D effort.

*** **** **** * ******, ***** ********* *** ********** *** disappointed *****.

***, **** *** ******** ***** *** "****** ** ****** ***** ********* ************" **** **** ********* *****. *************, ****'* ******* ***** **** ****' ***** ********* *** weak. ** ****** **** *** ***** *** *** ****** **** the ****** *** ***** ************ ($*** **** **** *** **** 30-day ***** ************ ************ ****).

** ** ************* *** ********** ***** **** ******* ******* ***** and ****** *&* ******.

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** **** ***, ******** ****, **********-****, **** *** *******, ********** subjects ****** ****** **** ***** ***** ****** **** ********** *** ********.

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**** ***** ***** ** ****.

***** ******* *** ** *** ******, *** **** ***** ***** struggles ** ******** ****** ***-***** **********. **** ****** **** ***** **********, false ********* *** ***** ********* ****** *********** **** ***** ***** struggling ** ********* **** ** * **** ***** ** ******, wires, *******, ***. ***** ******** *** *** **** ****** ************ (******)******** ******* (******).

*********** *** **** ** ************ ** * ********** ***** ******* **** lacks ******** ******** ** ******* **** ***** **** ********** *** this, ****** ********, ***** ******* ******* **** *************, *** ***** ioimage **** ******** ************* ***** *** *********** ** ******* ***********.

Market ****** / ***************

** *** *** **** ***** ***** ****** *** *** ** in ****** ****** ****** ** ****** ** ** ***** *** week ** ******* ** *** ***** ******** *** **** ** use **. ******* ****' ****** ******, ***** ***** ** *** 'robust'.

** ****** *********** ***** **** ** ** ********** ** *** poor *********** *** *** ********* ** ******** **. ** ** not *** **** ***** ****** ****, ******* **** ** ******** to ***** ** *** ***** ******** ****.

Performance ******

** **** ******* ** ***** **** *** *** ****** ********* **** Guard ***** ***********, ********* ***** ***** ******, ****** ***********, *** more, ** **** *****:


***** *********** 

****' *********, **** *** * ****** **, ****** **** ******** false *********** **** *****, ********, *******, *** ***** **********. ** the ***** *****, *** ***** ** *** ***** **** ** the *** ** **** ** ******* ** *** ******, ******* calibrating *** **** *** ***********. **** ******** ** *** ** to ************ ***** ***** *********** ** *** ******** **** ** the *****. 

***** *********, **** ** ******** *** ******* *** *** ********** these ******** ***********.

****** *********** 

** *** *******, ******** ******** * ******** ***** **** ***** Guard **** ***** *** ********. ** *** ***** *****, *** camera ****** **** *** ****** *** ******* ** ** ****** until ** ** **** *** ****. ********'* *** ****** *** 100% ******** ***** **** **** *****.

** ******* ******, **** *** **** *****, **** **** ******* runners **** **** **% ** *** ****, ***** ******** *** successful >**%. ** *** ******* *****, ******* *** ******* ***** seen ** ** ****** ***** ** *******, *** ****** ***** to ****** *** **** ** ****** ******.

**** **** ** ***** ****, **** **** **** ** ****** the ******* ** * ***** ******, ******** *********** ****** **** not ** ****** ** *** ******** *****. *******, **** ***** *** trouble ********* ******* ********, ******* **** ***** **% ** *** time.

** *****, ****** ********** ** ****** ****** **** ********, ** well, **** **** *** ******* ** **** ***** ****** ******** areas ** *** *****, ******** ** **** *****:

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

***** * ~**° ********** ***** ** ****, ***** ***** ********* were ******** ** * ******* ***** ** ***** ***' ***** *** 1080p ***** ****** *** ***. **** ** ***** **% **** ******** than *** ******** *** ******, ***** ******* ~***' ****.

**** **** **** ** *** ******* ***** ******** ********* *** possible (>**%). ****** ****, ******** ** ****** ******* ****** *** **** frequently ******, ****** ********* ******.

Setup *** ***********

**** ***** ***** ********** *********** *********** *** ***** ** ***** ******** applications, **** ** *** *, ******** ** ****** ********* ******** and ****** **** ** ********* ******* ** *** ***.

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

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

******** ** *****, ***** **** ******** *********** (******** **** ***), there *** ******* *** *********** ** **** *******:

  • ** ******* ****/***** ***** ******:****' *********** ************ *** ********* ** * ***** ******, **** no ****** ** ********* **** ** ******* *** ****** ** more ********** ******* ******** ** ** ***** (**** * ** the ***** *****). **** *** **** ** ********* ** ****** measurements ** *** ***** *** *** ****** ** ** ******, reducing ********.
  • ***** ********* ** ********:**** **** * **** ** ******* *******, **** * ***** dot ** ****** *** ***** ********* ****, ***** *** ******* the **** ** *** ****** ***** ********. ***** **** * capital * ***** (**** * *****) ** ******* *** ****** scroll ***** ********** ** ****, ****** ** ****** ** ****** to *** *** *** ****** ** ** ******.
  • ** ******** ***********:**** ******** **** ****** ** *******, *** ******** *********** ***** in ***** (*** *****'* ****** *** ********). (**** * ** image *****)
  • ** ******* ****:***** ******** * ******* ****** ***** ** **** ** ****** adjust *********** ** *** ******, ** **** ** ******* ******* in *** ***. **** **** ***.

************, **** ******** ** ****** ************ ***** ** ***** *** accuracy ** ************, **** ** ****** ** ********, ** ****** measurements *** ********. ***** *** ***** **** ******* **** *******.

*******, **** ******** ** ******* **** ******** ** ******* **. human **************. *** ******* *** ********, ********** ** ****/*****.

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

** *** ***** ***** ** *********** *** **** *********** ******* and *** ****** ***** *****:

VMS ***********

*********, **** ***** ***** ** ******* ** ****** *********** *** TCP ****** ** ***** ***** ****. ** ** ****** **** integrations **** ** ******** ** *** **** *** ******, **** Axis *******:

"**** ***** ***** **** ** ********* ** **** ****** ******* *** ******* *** ********* ******* *** ******* ******* ******* **** cameras’ ***** ******, ***** ********* ******* **** ******* ****** ***********. Support ** ******* ****., ***** ************ *** ***** ** ******* to ** ********* ** *** *** ** ****."

** ** ***, ***** *** ******* ***** ****** ** ********** text ** *** ***** *** ****** ** *** ******, ** seen ** *** *** ** *** ****** *****. ***** *** set * ****** **** ** ********* ****** **** ** *** area ***** **** **** *******, *********** ******** ** *** ******** rule:

***** *** **** **** *** ****** ************* **** *** ****** to ***** ***** ****** ****. **** ** ************ ** *** video ***** ***** ***** *** *********** ** ***** ***** **** Exacq, **** ***** **** ********** *** ********** ******** **** **** *****.

Comments (9)

*** ******* ******** ** * **** - ** ***** ********. IMHO ** **** ***** :)

*** ********* ********* ** **** *** ******** ** ****** * low-end ******* ** ***, ******** * **** ** **** ***** VMD *** ****** *****-**** ** *** *** ** ****** * high-end *** (*** ** *****). *** ******** *** *** ** compromise ***** **** ******** ** ********* **** *** *** ***** higher-end *** ********* **** *** *** ** ***** *******.

**** *'* * ****** *** ********* ***** ** *** *****, I *** *********** **** **** **** ***** ** ***** **** for * **** ***** ****, **** ** **** **** ***** previous ***** **** *********.

* ***** ** ** ********* ** ***** ********* *** * 'low-end ******* ** ***'. ** ** **** **** ** ********* how ****** *** ********* **** **** ** ********* *********, ***** makes ** ****** **** **** *** ******** ** ********** **** cannot ****** ****, ***** ***** ********* ********** *** ****** *********** to **** **** ** ***** *************** / ****** ** ********.

**** **** ********* ****** *** ***** ***** ** "****** *** reliable ****** *** ******* *********" **** "******* *** ****** ****** the *****". ** **** ****** ****** ** ** ** '***-***', then **** ****** **** ******* **** ******. ** **, **** have *** ************ **** **** ****** ****.

***, ************* ********* **** **** ****** ****** ****-**** ********.

** *** ********* *** ***-***, ****'* **** **** *** **** the ***** **** (** ** *******). ** ****** ** ******* rather **** ******** ** *** *********** ** *** ***** *** performed. *** * ***** ***** ********* ******** ****'* ** **** then.

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

* ***** ********** ** ********* ********* ** *** *** **** Cross **** ** *** ******* *********** ***** *** ************ ** missed ****** *** * **** ***** ***** **** ***** ** devastating ** *** ***** *** ***** *****.

** **** ******* ** *********** ** *** *** **** *** new **** ********* *******. ********* ** ** * **** ** from *** *** ***** **** *** *** ****** ** ***** that ** ** ***** ******* *** *****-***** **** ******** ******** to *** *.*. ******* ** *** ******* **** ****** ** ideal, ******* ************ (** *** ********* ** *** ****).

** *** **** **** *** **, ** ***** ** *********** to *** *** *** ****** *****-********* ******** **** *** *** Axis ** *** ****** ***** ****** ** **** ****** **** the ***.

********* ** *** ***** ********* (** **** ** **** ***** any ***** *** ** *** ****** **** ** ******** *********), I ***** **'** *** ******** *********** **** **** **** *** new **** ********, *** ******** ** **** (** **) ** will ** * **** ****** ** *** ** ***-***** ********* as **** *** ******* ** **** ** ****** ** ** competitive ******* *** ***** ****** *************. **** **** **** ****...

**** ********* ********** *** **** ***** ***** ****** **** *** see ** ***** *****. * ****** **********, *******, *** ******* leaves ***** ****** ****** **** **** **** *** *** ****. Guard ***** ** ** ***** *** **** *********** ** *** headlights/shadows.

**** ***** ****, ********* **** ****'* **** ** **** *** same **** ** ****** ******* **** ***** ***** ****. ****'* likely ******* ** ******** ********** ** ** ******, **** ******/**********/*******, so ** *** **** ****** *** **** ****** ** **** an ****** **** ********.

* ***** **** ** *** ** **-***** ******** ***** ******* Pelco, ****, *******, ***** ***..

*** ********* ** **** *** *********** ** *** ***** (*** the "**** *********** ***********" ******) ** ********* ***** ******* **** should ** ****** ** *** ****** *****. ********* *** **** essential *** *********** **** ** **********. **** ** **** **** with **** * *** * ***** **** *** *** ****. The **** ****** ** ***** *** ***** **** ******** **** (which ** *** ** *** "********" ** *** *******).

* ***'* **** ** **** *** **** * **** ** this **** ** *** ****** *** ** *********** ** ******** with **** ***** ** ******.

*** **** *** *** ***** ** ******. *** **** *** see ** *** **** **** ***** ***** *** **** **** from *** **** ** *** ****** ** *** ***** ***. However, **** ***** *** ***** ** ******** ***** ****'** *****, but **** ****** *** **** ******. * ******** *** **** those ***** **** ***** **, ** ****, ** ** ********.

*** **** ********** ***'* ****** ***** *** ** *** ***** of ****. *** *** ******* ** *****, ******, ** *** can *** *** ***** ** *** ********** *** ********.

****, **** ***** *** ***** ************ **** * ***** ******* back ** **** ***** *** ******* *******.

*** *********, **** ***** ****** ******** ** ** **** ** right/wrong ** **** ***********, *** *** **** ******** ** ***** manual.

****** *** **** *************. ****** ******* **** **** "*****" *** bars ** ********... ** *** ** ****** ***** *** **** had **** ***** *********.

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