Axis Laser Focus PTZ Tested (Q6155-E)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Aug 14, 2017

Axis has been touting its new Q6155-E laser focus PTZ as 'always in focus' and 'always in color'.

Does it really deliver?

We bought and tested the Q6155-E to see how laser focus worked and whether this "flawless focus" was all marketing hype or offered actual performance gains, testing in:

  • Low light (3-5lx)
  • Dark (0.3-0.5lx)
  • Day (4000+ lx)

Actively tracking a moving subject across 500'+ range.

See our full results and recommendations inside.

Key Findings

In our testing, we found:

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

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

** ****** *** ****** *** *****-* ** *** *** ***** focus ****** *** ******* **** "******** *****" *** *** ********* hype ** ******* ****** *********** *****, ******* **:

  • *** ***** (*-***)
  • **** (*.*-*.***)
  • *** (****+ **)

******** ******** * ****** ******* ****** ***'+ *****.

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

Key ********

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

[***************]

  • ***** - ******** *** *****: *** ***** ***** *** *** greatest ******* ** ********** *** ***** (*.*., * - * lux, *** **** ** ********** ****** ** ***** ***** ** lit ******* ****), ************* ********* ******* ********* ***** ******** ******** to ************ ***-***** ****.
  • ******** - ******* / ****-***: *** ***** ***** *** ******** benefits ** ****-***, ******* **********, ********** * ******* ***** **** moderately **** *******. *******, ** *** *** ** *********** ** moderately *** ***** **********
  • ******* - ****: *** ***** ***** ********* ******* *********** ** dark ********** (in *****' *** '**** ** *** ****', *** ****** ***** barely ******* *** ********** ******* ** *** ****.

****, *** ******'* ***** *** ********, ***** ******, ****** ** remove **** ******** ** *** *****. ***** ** **** ******** areas ****** *** ****** ***** *** ** ****** *** ************/************* issues.

Compared ** ***** ****

** *** *******, ****** *** **** **** *** ***** ***** issues, ******* ******** ******** ** ********* ******** ***** *******. ** best, **** ********* ***** *-* ******* ****** ****** ***** ** found.********** ** ******* *********** ****, **** **** ****** **-** ******* ** ********* in *** ***** ** ** **** ***** *** ******** ** all.

Market ******

*** **** ***** ***** *** ** * ***** *********** *** differentiator *** ****, ***** **** ** ** *** **** ******** of *** **** ** *** ******. ** **** ** *** application ******** *** ********** *** ***** (*.*., ***** *****, *** parking ****), *** *** ** ****** ** ******* ***** *********** benefits.

*******

*** *****-* ***** *** ~$*,***-*,*** *** ******. **** ** **** higher **** **** ********** ** ***** ****** **** ********* *** Dahua (~$***-*,***), *** ***** ** ***** ** ****** **** ** Bosch ** **** (~$*,***-$*,***). **** **** **** ** ***** ***** models ******* ***** ***** ******.

Physical ********

*** *****-*'* ************ ** ******** ********* **** **** ********* ******, and *** ****** ** **** ******* **** ****. ****** **** PTZs, *** ******/****/**** ******** ** *********, **** *** ****** ****** rotating **** *****, ******* ** *** ****** ******** ****** *** dome.

******* ** **** ************, *** ****** "*****" ******* * ******** curvature, ******* ** **** ***** ***** **** * ********** **** the ****** ** ******** ******* ** *** **** ***** ******* may ** *******. ************, ***** *** **** ***** **** *** camera (****** ******* ****), ** *** ** ******** ** ****** moisture, * ******* ***** ** "***** ***", ************ ** *** end ** **** ******.

Laser *****

*** ******'* ***** ***** ********* ** ******* ***** *** ****, appearing ******* ** ** ************ ** **** ********** ** ******, but **** *** ******* *** ************. *** ***** ** ********** invisible ** *** ***** ***, ** **** ** ***** *******.

***** ***** ** ****** ** ** ******* *** ***** *************. It *** ** ******** ** ********* ** *** ***** ****** section ** *** ******'* *** *********, *** **** ** *** recommended.

** *** *****, *** ******* ** ****' ***** ***** ******** were **** ********** ** ***** **** ****** **** **** ***** light, **** ********* ** ****** ****** (during *** *** ** **** *** ******.

Low ***** ***** ******: **** ***** ********

*** *******, ** * *** ******* *** (~*-***), ***** ****** greatly ******** ***** ********, **** *** ****** **** ****** ***** on *** ******* *** **** ***** ******* (contrast, ****** ******** **** **** *** ****** **** ***** ** the ******* **** ***** ****** ***. ** *** ******* ***** below *****, *** ******* *** *** ** ***** *** ******* seconds ****** ********.

******* **** ******* ******* *** ******* *** ***********/****** **** **** the ****** ** ****** ****** *** *****. *** *******, *** subject's **** *** **** *** ******* ********* **** ***** ****** on, *****, ******* *** ******* ******* ****** *** *****. **** laser ****** ***, ******* *** ****.

** * ****** *******, *** **** ***** ***** *** ******* moving **** ***' ***** ** *** ****** ******** **** ***** assist **, **** *** ****** ****** ***** **** ******* ****** the ****** ********.

** ********, *** **** ***** ***** ***** ****** ****** ****** our *****, **** *** ******* ******** *** ** ***** ***** tracking, ********* ** ***** *** ****** ** ****** ***.

***** *** ******** ***** **** **** ***** ** ****.*** **** (* *****, ~*** **).

Dark (

*******, ** * ****** (with ***** ****** ** *** ***, **** *** ****** ******** only ******** ***** **** ** ****** ***, ***** *****. ******* were ******* ****** ***** **** ** **** ****, *********** *** crossing *** *****.

******* *** ******** ***** ***** ** ****~***** .*** **** (* *****).

Daytime ***** ******: ******** ********

*******, ****** *** ***, ***** ****** ********* ******** ********. ** the ******* *****, *** ******* ** ***** **** ***** ****** on ****** ********, *** **** ******** **** **** ** ****** off. ***** *** *** **** *** *********** ******* ****** ** or ***. ** **** ***** ******, ***** ******* **** ********** across ******** ******** ** **** *****.

******* *** ******** ***** ***** ** *~***** .*** **** (* *****).

Image *******

*** *****-* ********* **** ** ******* *** ********** *** *** light ******. *******, *********** ** with ** ******* ** *** *******.

*******, **** *** ***** *********** ** ******** ******** ** **** Axis *** ****** ******, **** ** *** *****-* ** ***** *** ****. ***** ***, *** ***** ******** ** ****** ******, **** for *********, **** *****:

Long ***** ****** ***********

*** *****-* ********** ********* *** ** **** ***** ******* ****** than **** ** **** *****, ** ***** ***** ** ****** in *** *********** **** ** **** ****** *** **** *****, ***** ********* *** *** ********* ~**% ** ******/***********.

*** *****-* ***** ***** ******* ** **** ***** ******* *** to * ****** ******. *** *******, ** ~***' ********, ********* PPF ** ~** (***** ** ***** *** ****** ******), ***** 30% **** **** ******.

Bandwidth ******

**** ***** ***** ****** **, ******** **** ******* ****** ** both *** *** ***** ******. ***** *** ***** ** ****** focused *** **** ** *** ****, **** ****** **** ** encoded, ********** *******, ***** *****:

Speed ***

*** *****-* ******** ****' ***** *** *******, ***** ******** *** dome ** ****** ********. ** *** *****, **** ******** ******* some ******** **** *** ******* ** *** ******'* ****, *** left **** ***** ********.

*** **** ***** ***** ***** **** *** ******, **** ******** covering *** ****, ****** *** ***** ***** ***.

**** **** ***** **** ******** ** ******, *** ****** **** be *********** ******** *** ~** *******. ******* **** *** ** visible ** *** ****** ******** *** ***** ** ****** *** be ****. ******* ** ****, ********* ****** ** ******* ** timing **** ***** ***** ***.

Comments (41)

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*** ****** ** ********* *** ********* ******* ** '***** *****' hurt ** ****** *** *********** ******* ** '***** ********' ** 'super *******' ** '** ** ***% ******* *******'.

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

'*********' **** ** *** ********** *****, ** ******.

*** ** **********, *****, ************* ****** **** '***** *******' ****** register.

***'** *** ******** *** * *** **** ** *** **** complimentary *** ********....

***** ***** ******* ** ***** ********** ** ********** *** *** as **** ** ***** *** *** ********** ** ******** ** operational *******.

***'** *** ******** *** * *** **** ** *** **** complimentary *** ********....

*'* **** ** ***** *'* ********** ******** ;)

****** ******** ******** ******* **** *** ** *** *******. * don't **** ** * ***** **** ********* *** ****** *** 30 ******* **** **********. * ***** ***** * ***** *** Blade ** *** *** ** *** ****, ****** *** **** around *** **** ** *** ****** * *******.

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

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

***** *** *** *** **** **. **** ** *** ****** is ********** **** ** *** ***** *****. ** ******** ********** the *** *** / ***** *** *******.

* ** ***** ******** *** ********* (*** ***** **** ****), *** *** ****** ***** ***** **** *** ****** ******* about ****** ********* ******** ***** **** ** ***** ****** *** this ******* (***** *****) ***** **** *********** ************* **** ******.

*** ** *** *** ***** *********** ** ********** **** *** Q6114-E?

** ** ** *********** ******* *** ********* **** ****'* ***** quality ** *********** ** **** ** ** (*** ***** ***!) I ***** **** ** *** **** **** ***** **** ** turret **** ******* (**** * ***-***) ***** *** ********** ****** is **** ******** *** **** **** ** **********.

** *** *** ** *** *** *** **** * **** pin ***** ****** ******* ****** **** * **** ** *****!

********* *******, ** ** ****, *** * *** *******, ***** PTZ **** ** ****** **** ** ** ** *** ** stabilize *** *****? ** ******, ***** *** *** ***-**** ******* be **** ** ******* *************? ** ****** * ****** **** we ***********, **** **** **, *** ** ****, ** ***** between * ** * *** *** *** *****, ******* ****** by *** ************, ** *** ******* ** *******. ** *** cutting **** *******, **** *** ****** ******, *** *** **** IR, *** ***** ** **** ****, ***** **** *** **** 2 *** *** *** ***** ** ** ***.

** **** *** ***** *****-* *** ** *** ***** *** about * ****** ***. ** ******** *** ***** * *********** improvement ** ******** ** *** ***** ***** ***********. ** *** a ***** ******* **** * ***** ** ** ** ****** situation. **** **** ******** ** ******* **** ***** ** ** build *** *** *******.

* *** **** *** **** ********** **** ** ******** *** best *** * **** **** *********** ** **.

*** ****** ** ******* *** ******** ***** ** *** ********* behind *** ***** ***** ******* **** ****. ** ****** *** camera ** *** ** ******* ***** *** ********** ****. ***** not ****** ******, ***** *** **** ***** *** *** ******* on **** **** ** **** ****, ********** ******** *** *** use **** ** **** ****** ***** **** *** *** *** more **** *** **** ** ***** ** ******* ******, *** handlers, ******, ***. **** *** ***** *** ******** ***** ***** mounted ** ***** ****** **** ****** *** **** ** **** than ****** ** *** *** ***** ********.

******* ******* ** **** *** *** ***** * *** **** cam **** *****-* ** ** ** ** *** ******** *** immersive ******* ***** **** *** *******.

* **** **** * ************ ****** ** ***** *** ** far *** ******** *** **** **** *****. **** ** ****** 60fps.

*'* *****, *** ****** *** * *****-* **** *** *** series *******.

*** ******** ******** ********* *** ****** ** *** ******* ** not *** ****.

*****-* ******* ** ** ***** *** *** ****** *******, *** Q61 ******.

******* ******* ** **** *** ********* *** **** *** **** *****-* ** ** ** **...

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

*****, *** ** ** * "*******" ** ** ******** ********** with ***** ***** *********?

*** *** *****, *** ** *** ** ** *** * series ** **** ******: *****://***.****.***/******/**/********/****-*****-*/

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

**, * ***'* **** *** ****, *** **** ** * bad *** ******:

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

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

*'** ***** ***** ***** **** **********, *** **** * ****** for ** ** ****'* ******* * ****'* *** ** ** it *** ****** *** *** *** **** ***** *************. * expected ** *** ** **** *** ***** ********.

** *******.

**'* ****** *** - **** ****'** ** ** *** **** a *** ****** **** *** * ******* **** ****** ********* for ******** ***** * ***** ** *** ***. * ***** that *** ***** ***** ** **** ***** ******.

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

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

***** ******* ** **-**° ******, ** ****. * ****** ***** fascinated ** ** **** **** ******** ***** ** **** ** 2007-2008ish. *** ********** ** *** **** **** (********* ** ****) is **** ***** ** ** **** ******* *** **** *** curved **** ** *** ****, ***** *** ***** **** ********* is *********, ** *****'* ** **** ** ******* ***** ***** two ***** *** ****** ******** ** ********* **** ******* ** other *******. ***********, ** **** **** ****** **** **** * recall **** ****** ******* ****, *** ** *****'* ********** ****** it ****. ** *** ******* ** ** *** ******.

**** *** **** **** ***** ** *** **********: *** ***** will ** *****, ***, *** **** ** ****. *** ********* on ***** ******* ** **.

*'* ********** **** ******** ** **** - *** ***** ** the ******* ** **** ***** ** ************ ************? **** **** have **** * ********* ******** **** ***** ** ********** *** R&D *** ** **** **** ******** ** ******. *** *** guys ******* **** **** ********* **** **** **** *** ***** for * ******** **** ********* ***** *********** *** ** **** drops?

**** **** **** **** * ********* ******** **** ***** ** justifying *** *&* *** ** **** **** ******** ** ******.

*****, *** * ** *** ***** **** ** * *****. I **** **** ****** ********* ** ********* ***** ****** *** fun/experimentation **** *** ***** ****** **** ******** '********' ** *********. This **** *** **** ** ** * *** *****.

*** *** *****-*** *******, ** ** ****** **** ****** ******** capabilities (******* ** **** *** ******) *** ********* **** **** a '*******'. * ***** **** **** **** * ***** *** of *&* ***, *** ** **** ** ***** **** **** discovered ** ******** (****-******** **** **** ***** *** ******** *** quickly ****** ** ******* * ****** *** ******* ****** "**** how ** ****** *** ******, **** ***** **** **** ***** droplets, ***'* **** ** * *******!".

*** ***** ***** *** *** **** ****** ** ** * happy ********, *** **** ******** ******** **** ******** *** ******** before ******** ** ***** **, *** *****-*** *** ****** ********* me ** * ****-****** **** ** ******* ********.

* ***, ******* ***** ** *******. *** **** ** *** sure, ******* *** * *** ** ****** **** (** *********) things **** **** ** **** ** *** **** ****** ******* years, **?

*** ******* *** *** ** * *********** ****** ** *** experience **** *** *****, * **** *** ***** ** *** 20 ****** ****** ** ** *** ****** ******* *** ***** value ** **************. * **** **** *** ******* ******* *********** of *** ******** ** **-********* ** ***** *** ***'* ** be, ** ****, *********, *** ** *****, ***** ******* **********. Pixel *******, ***** **********, ******* ***********, *********, ****** ********, (** mention * ***) ** *** ** **** *** *** ***** have ** *** * *** ****** ****** **** ** ** clients **** *********** ******** ***'* ** * ******** *** ********* with **** ***** ** ***'*. ***** **** **** ** **** are ******* *** **** ** ***** **** ***....

****, *** *** **** *** ** ***** ***, * ******** pragmatism ** * ****** ********, ** *'** **** ******** **** form *** ***.

* ***** **** **** **** * ***** *** ** *&* NRE, *** ** **** ** ***** **** **** ********** ** accident (****-******** **** **** ***** *** ******** *** ******* ****** to ******* * ****** *** ******* ****** "**** *** ** shakes *** ******, **** ***** **** **** ***** ********, ***'* call ** * *******!".

*** *** ******* **? *** **** *** ***** *****'* **** a ********* ****-********* *****-********* ******? ;)

**** ******* ******* **** **** ******** ****** ** **** *******, they *** **** ** **** ***** ******* ******* *****.

*** ***** ** *** ******* ** **** ***** ** ************ applications?

****, * *** **** ***** *********** *** ** ***** ** every ** ***** **** *** ***********, ****** ** **** ** did ***** ****** ********* *** ***** *** ** ******* ****.

****** *** **** *********. **** **** ******** *** ********. *** of ***** ** **** **** **** ******** (******* ** **** Axis ********* ***) *** **** *********** ** **** *****. * agree **** *****'* ********** *** *****-*** ******* ***** **** **** backed ****, *** ***** ** **** *** **** **** **** product ** ******. *** ** **** **** ** *** ***** faceplate **** **** ******** **** **** *** **** ***** *******. This *** **** **** **** * ****** *** * ***** to *** *** ******** *** *** *******.

*** ** **** **** ** *** ***** ********* **** **** probably **** **** *** **** ***** *******. **** *** **** have **** * ****** *** * ***** ** *** *** droplets *** *** *******.

******** ****** **** **** ******* *** ***** ******** ** ***** 4K ***, **** ** ****** ***, ** *********** *** ********, ********** "******* ** ***" *****:

* ****** *** "***** ***" ******* *** **** ******** ** all ***** *** ****** *** ******* (*** *** **** **** that ****** - *** ******** ** **** ********** ***, ** the ** ***)

****'* *******. ** *** ********* ** ****** ***** *******.** ******* ** ** *** **** *** **** **** *********, too:

******** ******** ** *** ****-**** ******* **** ********* ****** *** a *** ***** *** ** ********* **** ******* ********? * know **** **** ***** **** *** ** ******* (*'* **** no ********** ***** **** ***** *** ******* ****** ************...) *** even ******* **** **** **** ********** **** **** *** * years, *** ** ***** ****** * ***** ********* ** *** bubble **** ***** *** **** ** *** ******* ***** **** come ** **** * ****** **********. **** *** ***********?

******* *** ******** ******* *** *********** ********* ** **** ***** and **** **** **** *****. *** ***** ** ** ****** doesn't **** ******. ** **** ****** ***** ** *** ******** biz, *** **** ********* / ******** ********* *'** ***** ** far ** ** ***** **** *******, ******* **** * **** cloth ***** *******.

*** ***** ** **, ** ** ***** *** ******* ******* of *** ******** ** ***** **** ** *** ***, *** Beeswax ********* ***** ** *** **** *** **** * **** on *** ***********.

************ ******* * **** **** ** *** *** **** ** cannot ** **** **** *** ***** **** *******!

*********** *******! *'* ********* **** ******* ****-***** *****'* ******* ******. I'm *** ** ****** ** ***-***** ***** *** ** **, the ****-**** ** **** ****** ** ******, *********** ****** ****** that ****** ***** **** ******** ** ******* *** ****-*****, ******* any *****.

*********** ****** ****** **** ****** ***** **** ******** ** ******* the ****-*****

**** **** ** ******* ***** **** * ****-**** **** ******** auto-focus ********** ******* ******? ** ******* ***** ** **** ** a ****** ** ******** * ****** ******, ** ***** **** to ******* ********* ******* ** **** **. * ***** ** presumably ********* ** *** ***** ** ***** ** ******** ***** to ** ***** ***** ******* ** ********* ***. ******** ** latency *** **** ******** ** **** ** ***********?

**** ******** ** * ****** ** ***** * *** **** the **** *** ** *** ********** ************. ** **** ** cameras **** ** ** ***** ******.

**** ******* ** ** ***** *** ***** ** *****? ** guess ** **** *** ***** ******** ** ******, *** *** laser **** ******** *********** *** **** ***** ** **** ** the ******* ******* (***** *** ***** *****'* **** ****** *** housing). ** ***** **** *** ***** ** **** * ****** detection ***** ******, *** **** *** ***** ** *** ** the ******'* ***** **** ***** *** * ******* **** ** some ****.

** ****'* *** ****, **** ******* **** **** ** ***** analytic ***** ********** ***** ** *** ***** *******, *** ** would ***** ** ** ****, ********, ** ******** ** ***** as * ********* ********* ***** ***** ******.

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

"** ****'* *** ****, **** ******* **** **** ** ***** analytic ***** ********** ***** ** *** ***** *******, *** ** wouldnever ** as fast, accurate, or probably as ***** ** * ********* ********* ***** ***** ******."

**** ******** ******** **** ****** *** ************ ****** ****. ****** 18 ****** ***** **** ** *** ******* ****** ** ****** with ****. *** ******* *** **** *** **** ******* ** a ****** ******* ****** * ******* ***. *** **** ** change ** ***** **** ** *******. ******* ** **-******* ****-***** algorithm **** ** ***** * ****** **** ** ********** ** achieve **** ** *** **** ************ ** **** ***** ***** finder. ******* **** ****** ** ******* ** *** **** *** than ********* ********.

*** *** **** **** **** **** ******** ******* ** ******* good ******** *** ********** ****. **** **** ****-***** *******, **** would ** *******, **** *** ***-***-***** ***.

******* ** **-******* ****-***** ********* **** ** ***** * ****** will ** ********** ** ******* **** ** *** **** ************ by **** ***** ***** ******.

*** *** ********* ** ****? **** *** ******** ** * person ******* *** *** *** ***** **********, ***** ** * common *** ********. **** *** ** ** **** ***** * second **** **** ** ******? **** ** *** **** **** by *** **** *** ** *** ********* *** *****, **** the ****** ***/** *** **** **** *****?

****, *** **** * **** ***** ***** * ****'* ********* think *****. *** ****** **** ***** ***-**** ******** *** ******** probably *** ** *********** **** *** ***** **** ** ****** than *** ******* ****-***** *********, *** **** ****** ***** ** a ****-****** ******, * ***** **** ******* *** ******** *-* algorithm ** * *** *****-**** ***** ** **********.

****, ******* ***, ******* **** ** ******* ****-***** ********** ***** probably ** ******** ** **** ********, ** *** **** **** in ********** **** *****.

* ***'* **** **** *****, * **** **** ******* ***** steps.

*** **** **** **** ******** ********* **** *** *****? **** me ******* **. ** **** ** ***** *** *** ** says ****? ***** *** ***** / *******? **** ** **** another *****? ***** **** ***** / *******? **** ***** *** is ******. * ** ****** ** ********** *** **** ****** does *** ** **** ** ** ******* ** ****** *** which *** ** *** ******* *******? *** ******* ** ****, how **** **** **** ****? *** ** ***** ********* **** again *** ***** **?

> *** **** **** **** ******** ********* **** *** *****? Walk ** ******* **. ** **** ** ***** *** *** DL **** ****? ***** *** ***** / *******?

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

****** ********** ** **** ******, *** ** ********* ********* ***** take *** **** ***** (*****, ******* ***** ******) *** ******** the **** ****** (******** ** ******** ***** *********/*********, *.*. **** if ********* **** *****) ** ** ***-****** ********* *********.

*** ********** ** **** ****** *** ******** *****, *** ** autofocus ***** ************* ***** ******* ******* (*********** **** **** *******) that **** ********** ** ****-*****-********-********** *** ****** ***** ******* *** custom ********** **** *********.

** ******* *** ******** **** *** *** ** ********* **** minimal ****** *** **** ******* ***** *****, *** ***** ******* a ********** ****** ****** ** ************* ******** *** ******** **** by ***** ******* * ******* ** *** ** ** *********** that *** ******** ******** *** ****** ********, *.*. ** * shopping ****. *** *** ******* ********* **** *** **** ***** distance. ****** *** ***** *** *** ***** ********. ****** *** focal ******** *******/******** ** ********* ********** (******). ****** **** **** lower *********, *.*. */***** - ** ******** ***** ****. ****** the ********* ****** *** *** ******. ****** *** ********* ***-****-**** values, ******** ** ** ********. ********** **** *** *** ** a ********* *********** ** ****** ****** **** ** **** ** different ************. ** ******* *** ******** ** *** *****, ******* before/after ******** *** ***** **** *** ******* **** *** ******. This *******'* **** **** **** * ****** ** **** ** collect ****** **** ** **** ******* **** *****, *** ***'* say * *** ***** ** ******* ****** ********* ************ *** a ****** ***** ****** (*.*. *******, ********* ******* ********, ***).

**** *** **** *** **** ****, *** ****** **** ** run * ******* ** ******** *******, *.*. ***** **********. * simple *** **** * *-* ****** ****** ********** *** ***-****** autofocus ********* *** ****** ***** *** ** ********** *** *** low-light. (*** ************ ******** *** ******** ***** ******** ** * good ******** *****, *.*. ***.) **** ** *** *** **** of *** ****** **** ******** ******** *** ***'* ****** **** hard.

**** ***** ******* *** ** ******** **** ****, *.*. ** running * ****** ***** ******* ********* ***** ** ********* ************, by ***** * ***** ** **** *** ****** ***** (**** during **** ********** *****), ***.

*********** *** ********-******* **** **, * ******'* ** ********* ** there *** ******* ********* ***** **, *.*. ** ****** ****** where *** ****** ** **** ******.

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

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Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can...
Axis Perimeter Defender Video Analytics Tested on Jul 12, 2018
Axis 'high security' video analytics offering is Perimeter Defender, OEMed / developed with Digital Barriers. But how good is Perimeter Defender?...
Digital Watchdog Low Cost 4MP Camera Tested on Jul 02, 2018
Based on member 4MP testing requests, we bought and tested Digital Watchdog's low-cost 4MP DWC-MTT4Wi to see how it performs in real world scenes,...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Video Analytics Integration Guide on Aug 16, 2018
Video analytics is hot again (at least conceptually) but integrating video analytics with VMSes can be challenging. This is especially significant...
Hikvision IP Camera Critical Vulnerability 2018 Disclosed on Aug 16, 2018
The same day that the US government passed a prohibition on Hikvision cameras, Hikvision disclosed a critical vulnerability for its IP...
ISS VMS / Video Analytics Company Profile on Aug 16, 2018
Who is ISS? In the past few months, they had one of the craziest ISC West promo items in years. Then, they hired industry veteran and ex-Dahua...
Chinese OEM Avycon Gets ADI Push on Aug 15, 2018
Who is Avycon? An American company? A Korean company? A couple of guys relabelling Chinese products? The latter is the best explanation. While...
Backboxes for Video Surveillance Tutorial on Aug 15, 2018
Backboxes are a necessity in surveillance, whether for managing cable whips, recessing cameras, adding wireless radios. But it can be confusing to...
Genetec Stratocast / Comcast 'Motion Insights' Examined on Aug 15, 2018
Comcast recently announced "SmartOffice Motion Insights", an extension to their Genetec OEMed cloud video service (covered by IPVM here). This...
Ban of Dahua and Hikvision Is Now US Gov Law on Aug 13, 2018
The US President has signed the 2019 NDAA into law, banning the use of Dahua and Hikvision (and their OEMs) for the US government, for US...
Cut Milestone Licensing Costs 80% By Using Hikvision and Dahua NVRs (Tested) on Aug 13, 2018
Enterprise VMS licensing can be quite expensive, with $200 or more per channel common, meaning a 100 camera system can cost $20,000 in VMS...
Nortek Sues SDS, Battle Over Unpaid Bill and Cancelled Lines on Aug 13, 2018
Nortek and SDS legal battle continues. As IPVM reported, SDS sued Nortek alleging bribery and antitrust violation. However, Wave fired back at SDS,...

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