Axis Perimeter Defender Improves, Yet Worse Than Dahua and Wyze

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published Sep 19, 2019, 10:32am EDT

While Axis Perimeter Defender analytics improved from our 2018 testing, the market has improved much faster, with much less expensive offerings from Wyze (tested) and Dahua (Analytics+ tested) outperforming the expensive Axis offering.

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Inside this report, we examine what has Axis improved, what problems still remain and where and how it is significantly worse than Axis much less expensive competitors.

Improved: ******* ******* ***** ****** **** *******/**** ********

********* ******** *** *** alarm ** ******* ** rain ** *** ** a **** ** *******. By ********, ***** *** sources **** *********** *** the **** ******** ** false ****** ** ********* Defender ** **** ***** so ********/*********** ***** ****** improves ** ****' *********** versus ******* ******** *** Bosch.

Not ********: ******* ***** ********** ** ***** ******* *******, *** **********, *** "*******" *******

*******, ** ***** **** due ** ******** ***** alerts ** ******* ******* (e.g. *****) ** *** headlights ** *** ***** of ****, ***** ****** did *** ****** ****. Additionally, *-* ***** *** night, ** "*******" ****** type *** ********, ********* on ******* **** ** a ****** **** *******/******* and ***** ***** ** no ******* ****** ** the *****. ** ******** changes ******* ***** ****** totally.

Vs. ***** *********+

******** *******'* *********+ ** ******, **** ********* ********'* false ***** ********* ** worse. *** ***** ****** rejected ***** ****** **** foliage, *******, *******, ****, etc., ******* ** ********* Defender, *** ** *** not ********* ** ******* objects ** ********** ***** triggered ****' *********. ************, Analytics+ ******** ****** *************, calibration, ** ************, *********** just ******* * **** and ******* ** ***** and/or ******* **************.

Vs. **** *** / ****

****'* **** ** ****** detection*********** **** ********* ********, ignoring *******, *******, ******, shadows, *** ***** *******. However, **** *** **** non-analytic *********** ***** **** it ********** *** ********** use *** ** ***** integration ** ***** ***** VMS.

Reduced ***** ****** ** ****** ******* *******

** *** *****, ******* false ****** **** ******* reduced ******** ** *********** ********* ******** *******. ****** ******* **** as ****** ******* *** shadows **** *** *******, previously * *********** ***** for ********* ********.

No-False-Alerts-On-Foliage-And-Shadows-Outdoors

************, **** *** ******** on *** ****** *** not ***** ***** ****** in **** *** ******* of ********* ********, ***** they ********** ********* ******** false ******.

Swaying *****/*** **********/"*******" *************** ***** *****

********* ******** ********** ******* on * **** ******* in *** ********** ** one **** *****, *********** below. ********* *********** ** this ***** ******* ****** but *** *** ********** eliminate ****.

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*********, ********* ******** ********** this ** * *** and * ****** **************, and **** * ******** box ****** **.

Flag Classified As Person And Vehicle Simultaneously

******* ****** ** ***** alerts **** ****** *** headlights ** *** ********, shown ** *** **** back ** *** ***** below. ***** ****** **** often ********** ** "***** of ******" ** "*******." Settings ******* *** *** mitigate ***** ******.

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*******, ****** ****** ********** as "*******" **** ******* on, ********* ** ***** once *** ***. *****, exactly **** ********* *** alert *** ********* ** discern. ***** ***** ** was **** *****, **** as *** ****** **** shown ******* *****, ~***' from *** ******.

Opening Garage Door Classified As Unknown

Other ******* ***** ****** *******

******* ** *** **** tests, ***** ******* **** as *** *** *** cat ** *** ***** below *** *** ******* false ******.

No False Alert On Animals

Crouching/Crawling ****** ********* *********

**** ********* ******** *** not ****** ******** ******** unless * ******** ******/***** setting *** *******.

*******, ***** **** ******* allowed ******** ******** ** be ********, ** **** resulted ** ***** ****** on ******* ** *** scene, ***** ****:

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Running ******** ******** **********

** *** *****, ****** were *** ****** ******* upright/running ******* *** ***** within ~***'/~*-* ***.

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

****** ****** ******* ** false ****** **** ********** ignored ***** ******** ************, which ********* ********* ** just ********** *** "******* presence ** ****" ** ~1 ******, **** ******** in ********* ** ****** false ***** ******* ******* such ** ******* ***** changes *** *******, ***** below.

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

********* ******** ********** ****** and ******** ***** ** Exacq, *******, *** *********. Network ***** ******** **** event ***********, **** ** boundoing *** *********, ***** Avigilon ******* ****** **** not ******* ******.

VMS Integration

ExacqVision *********** ********

**** ** **** ****** Perimeter ********, *********** **** Exacq **** ********* ******, but *** ******** ***** or ********. ***, ******** metadata ** ********* ** the ***, ***** **** bounding *****, ***** *****:

Bounding-Box-_-Metadata-Now-Integrated-To-Exacq

Genetec *** ********* ************

******* *** ********* *********** remains ********* ******** ** our ******** ********* ******** test.

** ******* *** *********, cameras *** ******** **** zone *** ******** *** information, ** **** ** a *****/*** ***** ********* in *** *** ***** corner, ***** *** **** an ********'* ********* ****** than ******* ******** ***** in *****-****** *****.

****** *** **** ** used ** ****** ******, shown ****:

***** ************ ******* ********** software ********* ** *** VMS ******, ****** *** Perimeter ******** ******, ***** translate ******** **** *** proper ****** *** **** VMS. **** **** **** is * *********** ***********, only ******** ********, *** is *** ********* *********.

** ******** ** *** bridge, ******* ***** **** have *** ** **** SDK ******** ********* ** their ********* ******* ** order ** ******* ********* Defender ******, * ~$*** MSRP *******.

Camera *************

********* ******** ** ************** **** ** ****' current * *** * series ****** *** ****** M ****** ******. ************, Axis **** **** *** verify *********** ** ***** models ***** ** ******** request *** ** **** we ********* ***** ******* Axis ** *** ******* model ** *** ******.

**** ****** ******* ** not ***** ** ***** as ***** ***** ***** or **** ************, ***** support ****** *** ******* models, *** ****** **** mid ** **** *** models ***** *** ****** to ** **** ** these ************.

*******

********* ******** ******** **** for ~$*** *** *** camera. ****** ******** *** ten ***** *** *********. This ******* ** ****** than ****' *** ***** Suite (~$** *** ***********). Many *********** ******* ***** analytics ** ** ********** charge **** *** ******** of ***** *******.

Separate *********** *** *************

********* ******** ** ********** using * ******** ***********, not ** *** *******' web *********, ******* ** Bosch *** *** ********'* H4/H5 *********. **** *********** does *** **** ** run **** **********, **** events *** ******** **** directly **** *** ******* to ********** ***.

Automatic ***********

********* ******** **** ** automatic *********** ****** ***** analyzes ***** ** * subject ******* ********** *** field ** **** ** interpret *** *****. ***** calibration, ***** *** ********* with ** ***** *** verification, ******* *** ******* at ******* ******, *** marking *** ******* (***** in ****), ***** **** a "*********" ****** ***** indicates *** ******'* ********** in **** ***********. ***** calibration, ***** *** **** feed *** ******** **** used *** *********** **** the ******** ** **** detection ** ***** ******.

** *** *****, ********* calibration ****** ******** *** accurately ***** **** ** was ********* *******, **** subject **** **** ***** at *** ******. ** smaller ****** ******, ****** calibration *** ********, ** the ******** ***** *** properly ********* *** *****.

** ****** *** *********** process ** **** *****:

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******:

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Comments (18)

****** *** *** ****** and ********* *** ** usual. ******.

********* ******** ***** *********** into *** ******* ****, is *** *****+******** ***** also **** ** ** passed ** ****** ** a ********** ****** **** platform? ** ***** *****, would ** ******** ** a ********** ****** ***** a **** ******** **** Immix *** **** *** video *** *** ******** boxes.

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

** ** ******** ** include *** ******** ***** (as **** ** *** detection ***** *** ***** status ** ********) ** the ***** ****** ***** the ******* ****** "*****-** metadata". *** ******* ***** video ** *** ********** resolution **** ** **** to *** *** ***** overlays

**** ** ** ** to **** **** ** the ******* **** ******* burnt-in ******** *** *** to ******:

**** ********* ******** *****-** Metadata *************

*****,

****'* ***********, **** *** !

*** ***** **** * miss ** *** ***** tests *** *** **** is ***** ** ********* test ***** ****** * good ********* ** ***** events, ** ** ** always * ******* **** you **** ** ****** between **** ********* *** low ***** ****** ****. Especially *** ****** **-*** detection ***** ***** ******** "optimizations" ** ** ** get *** ** ***** detection, ** **** **** you ***** *** ****** properly, ***** ?

****, **** * **** deal ** *** ****** has ******** ** ******* sensors *** **** ***** be ***** ** **** solutions ** **** ***********, that ********** ***** **** filtering ***** *******. **** it's *** **** **** as *** **** ** get * ******* ****** out ** ****, *** that's *** * ***** model ** *** **** hand **.

******,

*******

*******, **** ********. ** this:

**** * **** **** of *** ****** *** switched ** ******* ******* and **** ***** ** great ** **** ********* in **** ***********, **** supposedly ***** **** ********* light *******.

*** ****, ******* ***** compensate *** **** ********** but ********* *** ************* improving. **** ** *** point *********** **** ** Dahua *** ****.

**** ********* *** **** about *******. *******, *** push **** ** ******. So **** ***** * $2,000+ ****** ** ********** for *** ******** ********* vs * $** **** cam?

**** **** *** ***** to *** ****** ****. Going ******* ** ** longer *** ******. ******* real **** ******** ********* is. **** **** ********, it's ****** **** ** distinguish ******* ******* *** a *****, ******* ****** to *** *******.

**** ****,

* ******* ********** **** point, *'* *** ****** at *** **** ******* should ** ****** ** compensate *** ********* *********: keep ** **** **** that ******* ********** ****** that *** *** ******* on ******* *******, **** as **** ******* ***** and **** ** ******** weather **** *** ***** false ****** ****, *** invisible *********** ** ***** in *** ****** *** example.

******* ******* **** ** be **** *** **** they **** ******** ***: allowing ****** ********** **** there ** ****** ** no *****, ** ******* conditions **** ** *** or ***** ****, ** in ***** ********* ***** is ** *********** ****** able ** ******* * usable *****.

*'* ************ ********** *********** issues ** ********** ***** that *** **** ******* (environmentally, ************, **** ** avoid ********** *********) ** not ****/**** ******** ** that **** ** ********* proper ******** ****** *** weather. ***** ********** ********** at ***** **** ** my ******** ** ********* even ****** * *** provide *** **** ***** of *********** ** * good ******* *****.

**** **** *****,

*******

*******, **** **** ******** and ***** ******* ***** for **** ***********. ********, we ******* **** **** their ********* **** ******* significantly ****** ** *******. So, ** *** ***** quality *******, *** *** using ******* ********** ** analytics, ** ** * good ******.

****'* *** ***-******* ******** for ****** **** *********?

******,** *** *******, ******** *** ***** are *** *** **** stand ***. * ****** the **** ** ******, though,****** ********* ** *******, * **** ***** Axis **** **** **** AI ******* **** ****,*** **** ** ******** overall.

****** *** *** ********. I ****** ********** **. My ******* ** **** I **** **** *** Q-series ***** * ****** job (*** ***** *********), but * **** **** continue ** ** *** older * ***** *** use ** ********* ********, and *** *********** ********* Defender ** ****.

****'* ** ****** ******* about **** *********, *** manufacturer *** ****** *** moment ** *** *** out ** ** ******* because **** ****** ** "too ***". **** ** mind **** *** ********* price ** ******** ** comparison ** *** ****** price, ** *** ************'* interest ** ***** ***** to ****** *** ********** the ****** ***** (********* giving *** ********* *** free ** *** *** model).

**** ** ***** ****** clearly ** ** ******* might ** ******, *'* a ******** ** *** edge *********, **** ****** I've **** ********** ******* times ** **** ** these ******* *********, * totally ********** *** ******** simplicity ** **** *********, but ** ***** ** a ***** ** *** see.

*******

***** ******, ** *****. Seems **** **** ** those ******* ****** *** be ******* ** ****** the ******** ***** ***** things **** ****** *** trees ******** ********. ****, with *** ***** *** mentioned, **** **** ***** like ** ********** **** value.

****, **** *** ***** you *********, **** **** sound **** ** ********** good *****.

************** *****?”

*’* *** **** **’** reading *** **** ******.

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

********* ******** ******** **** for ~$*** *** *** camera. ****** ******** *** ten ***** *** *********. This ******* ** ****** than ****' *** ***** Suite (~$** *** ***********). Many *********** ******* ***** analytics ** ** ********** charge **** *** ******** of ***** *******.

** *******...***** *** *** it ** ************* ***** than **** **** **** expensive ***********.

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

************, *-* ***** *** night, ** "*******" ****** type *** ********...** ******** ******* ******* these ****** *******.

********* ******** ********** ******* on * **** ******* in *** ********** ** one **** *****, *********** below...********* *********** ** **** scene ******* ****** *** did *** ********** ********* them.

******* ****** ** ***** alerts **** ****** *** headlights ** *** ********...******** ******* *** *** mitigate ***** ******.

*'* ******** ***'** * competitor ***** ***'** ********** undisclosed...

** ******* *** *** my *********, ***** * can't ******* ***'** ******** with.

** ******* *** *** my *********, ***** * can't ******* ***'** ******** with.

**, *** *** **, i ***** *’* *** overly ******** **** **** “situation”. ********, * ****’* even **** *** *** a “*********” *** *** mentioned **.

****, *’** ******** *** a “*********” ** *** myself, ** * **** what ***’** ***** ****, (in * *******, ***-******** sense ****). **** **!

*'* ******** ***'** * competitor ***** ***'** ********** undisclosed...

***, *** * **********, just * ********** :)

@*#*, ******* ******** *** Bosch, *** ***** *** other **** ********* *** solutions *** ********* ******* at? *** ******* ***** brands ********, ** ***** edge *** **** ** ACAP, ******* ** ***.. Genuinely *******, *** ********** have * **** *** on **** *** ** is ***** **** ********. A *** ** ******* out ***** **** *** poised *** *********, ** it ****, *** ***** complications ** *******, ************, integration, ******* ***, ***.

********* *******, *** ********** have * **** *** on **** *** ** is ***** **** ********.

**, * *****’* *** enough ********** **** **** VCA ** **** *********** raising * ***. ** fact, **** ** ** knowledge ***** **** **** testing. * ** ***** to ********** **** *** Dahua, ******* **’* *****, and ****** ****** ******. after **** *’** ******** look **** ******* ** at ***** * *** bar *** **** ***.

***, * ****’* ****** to ******** **** ***** on *** *** ***; i **** ******** ** the “********** *****” ****************.

*** ******** ** *** well ** **** ** justify *** **’* **** an *********** ******* ***,*** *** *** **** is ******** *******, ** provides ** **** *******, and **** ***** * false ********** ** *** report’s **********, ****.

**** *** ******* ***** and ******* *** *** only ******* *** ******* beforehand:

***** ******, ** *****. Seems **** **** ** those ******* ****** *** be ******* ** ****** the ******** ***** ***** things **** ****** *** trees ******** ********. ****, with *** ***** *** mentioned, **** **** ***** like ** ********** **** value.

******** ***** *** ** integrated **** *** *** via "*****-** ******** ** the **** ******" ...

**** **** *********: ** enable *** *******, **** AXIS ********* ********, ***** on ****** ** *** menu, *** ***** ** the ******** ****+***+*. **** product *** ****** *********** in ***** ** ***********, depending ** *** ******** resolution ** *********** **** the *****-** ******** ******* feature.

******* *** *********, *** just ******** ** **** at ** ** ******* our ******** ***:

** *** ******* *** camera ************ ** ** it * ******* ***** to *** ****** ******** itself? ******* ** **** if * ****** ****, do *** **** ** buy *** ******** *** another *******?

**** *** *** ****/**** of ** ** *** camera, ****** ** *** have * *********/******* ******, going *** ****** ***** AI (**** ***)? ********** benefits ** ******* ********** to *** ****, *** are ***** ***** ********* or ********** **** ****** approach?

***** **** ****** **** going ****** ***** ** means *** ***** ***** it ** ******* **** can’t ********* ******* ** the ****, **** ******** cameras ******** ** *** AI, *** ****** ********/****** if *** ****** ***** to ** ********.

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:********* - ******** ** Look ** ** ** Support *** ******** ***

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