Axis Perimeter Defender Video Analytics Tested

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jul 12, 2018

Axis 'high security' video analytics offering is Perimeter Defender, OEMed / developed with Digital Barriers.

But how good is Perimeter Defender? And how does it compare to Axis VMD4 and Guard Suite analytics?

We tested Perimeter Defender in indoor and outdoor scenes to find out, using two cameras:

 

We tested in multiple scenes outdoors and indoors, examining:

  • Configuration and calibration
  • False alert performance
  • Detection range
  • Detection scenarios
  • Comparison to Axis VMD4 and Guard Suite analytics
  • Camera compatibility
  • VMS integration

Readers should also see our other updated camera analytics tests, including Axis Guard SuiteAxis VMD4Bosch IVA Video Analytics And Motion+ VMDHanwha Wisenet X AnalyticsHikvision Intrusion Analytics, and Dahua Intrusion Analytics.

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**** ********* ******** **** results **** *********** *** 'high ********'. ***** ** performed ****** **** *** free **** *** *** ~$60 ***** *****, ** still *** *********** ***** alerts ********. ***** *** premium ***** *** **** 'high ********' ****'* ************ for ****-**** ***** ******, Perimeter ******** ***** ***** problematic.

****, *************, ** *** upcoming ******** **** ****, there *** * ***** vendors **** ******* ****** performing ********* *** ***** that **** **** ********, low ***** ***** *********.

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  • ******* ******* ***** ******:********* ******** *** *** trigger ** **** ****** sources ** ***** ****** outdoors, **** ** ***** animals, ******* ******, ** shadows.
  • **** ********* *****:********* ********'* ********* ***** was ****** **** **** competitive ********* ******, **** detection ** **** ~*-* PPF, ***** **** ********* required **+ *** ******** detection.
  • ****/******** ***********:********* *********** ****** ******* and ********** ** *** tests, **** *****-***** ******* within * *** ****** of ****** ****, *** ground ***** ******** *******, and *** ******* ********** estimated.

*******, ***** **** *** negatives:

  • ********** ***** ****** ***********: **** ********* ***** ** moving ***** ** **** screen *****, ********* ******** frequently ********* ***** ******. Alerts **** ******* ** less **** *** *** day **** ******** ***** areas **** *** ********* zone.
  • **** ***** ******:******* ** **** *********** camera *********, ********* ******** triggered ********** ** **** dripping **** *** ******'* dome, **** ******** ****** sent ****** ******** ****** over *** ****** ** testing (**** *** *****).
  • ******* ***** **** **** VMSes: **** ******* *** ********* require ** ********** ******** component ** ********** ** order ** ********* ******** to *** ***, ** additional **** *** ******** when ***** ***** ** Nx *******, *** ******** by **** ***** ****** analytics ****** (***** ***, VMD4, ******, ***.). 

****: ** **** * future **** ** *** Axis ********* ** ** Axis ******* ******, ****** the ************* ****** ***** point ** ******* **** limit *************, ********** ** results.

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

********* ******** *********** ****' other ********* (****/****** *****) in **** ***** ***** resistance *** ********* *****. VMD4 *** ***** ***** both **** *********** ** blowing *****, *******, *** especially ***** *******. ********, the ****** *** ******** at **-** ***, ***** Perimeter ******** ****** **** 5-6 *** *** ******** detection.

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

********* ******** ** ************** **** ** ****' current * *** * series ****** *** ****** M ****** ******. **** that ****' ********** ******* listing ** *** ** to ****, *** ** verified ************* **** **** product ********** ****** *******. Additionally, **** **** **** may ****** *********** ** other ****** ***** ** customer ******* *** ** such ** ********* ***** contact **** ** *** desired ***** ** *** listed.

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

*******

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

Separate Application *** *************

********* ******** ** ********** using * ******** ***********, not ** *** *******' web *********, ******* ** Bosch *** *** ********'* H4 *********. **** *********** 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 interpret *** *****.

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

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

****** ****' ***** *********, ********* Defender *** *** ****** from ***** ****** ** many ** *** ****** outdoor *******. *** *******, cameras *** *** ***** on ***** ******* ** the **** ***** ** view, ****** ** **** and ***** *****.

****** ******* *** *** trigger *** ****** ** our *****, ******, ***** below.

*******, ********* ******** *** significant ****** **** ***** alerts ****** ** ******* brush, **** ******** ****** on **** ******* ***** days (***** *****). **** when ******** ***** ***** from *** ********* ****, some ****** **** ***** triggered (~* *** ***) due ** ***** ******.

************, **** ***** ********* caused ***** ******, **** as *** ******* ****** down *** **** *****, with ******* ***** ****** during ******** ****** ** the ****** ** *******.

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

******** ****** ******** ** larger ******* *****, ********* Defender *** **** ** used ******* (**** ****** calibration).

*******, ********* ******** *** not ***** ** *** typical ***** ***** *******, such ** ****** ******* on *** ***, ***** below:

 

************, ** ****** **** triggered **** ******** ****** on/off, * ****** ****** false ***** ****** ** other *****:

*** **** ****** ** ******** rooms ******* *******/***********:

Detection *********

********* ******** ************ ******* on *** ******* ** ~5-6 *** ****** *** and ***** ***** ******** in *** ********* ***** of **** ******/*********. ***** ranges **** **** ** the ******* **** ** our *****, ****** **** most ***** *********, **** the ********* ** ***** (~4-5 *** ** **** scenes). ******* ****** ********* ranged **** ~** *** to **** **. 

  • *****-*** (***/*:*): ~***' ****/~***' ********
  • *****-*** ** ** (***/**:*): ~***' HFOV/~200' ********

Detection *********

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

  • *********: ******** **** ** object ****** * ****
  • **** ********: ******** **** when ******* ***** **** one ******** **** **** another
  • ***********: ******** **** ******* enter * **** ******* first ******** *******
  • *********: ******** ***** * specific ****** ** ****

** ****** ******** ******** in **** *****:

** *** *****, ***** more ***** ***** ****** without *****, **** ****** and ***** ***** *********** similar ** *********. *** example, ** *** **** crossing ***** *****, *** camera **** ****** **** the ******* ***** **** the ********* **** ** the **** ****** ** the ********. 

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

********* ******** *********** ****** ********* on *** ***, **** Genetec *** ********* ********** both ****** *** ******** boxes, ***** ***** *** Network ***** ******* **** events, **** ** ******** boxes *********. ******** ******* Center **** *** ******* either.

Milestone/Genetec ***********

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

Exacq/Network ***** ***********

** ***** *** ******* Optix, ********* ******** ** only ********** ***** ******, with ** ******** ***** displayed. ***** ************ ** not ******* ********** ******** and **** *** ** the ***. ** **** VMSes, ***** **** **** select ********* ******** ** an ***** ******* ** start *********, **** *************, trigger ******, ***., ***** in ***** ****:

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** *** software ******** **** **** during *******:

  • **** *****-***: *.**.*
  • **** *****-*** ****: *.**.*
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Comments (15)

** *** **** - (well **** ** ****** is - ******** **** from ******* ******** ;) ). *** ******* **** on. *** **** ********* shouldn't **** **** ** issue ** ** *** zone *** *** ******* and ***** ****** ** avoid *** **** ****.

*** *** ****** ** a "****" ******* ** most ***'* ** ******* TCP ************* ** ** the ***. *** **** complicated **** ******* ** more **** *** **** quite ****** ** ****** installations.

*** **** ***** ** get ** ***********, ** if *** **** * large ******* **** * road *** ********* **** see * ****** ** this *** *******, **** for ****** ******* ****. Something *** ******** **** suffer - **** ***********.

*** **** ********* *******'* have **** ** ***** as ** *** **** was *** ******* *** drawn ****** ** ***** the **** ****.

*'** *** ***** / Rob **** ***** *** specific **** ******* **** 'bush *********' *** * want ** ********* * fundamental *****.

** ** ******** ****** cannot **** *** ********** between ****** *** * human, ****'* * ***** constraint. ***** *** ****** too **** ***** *** applications ***** ****** *** trees **** ** ** issue. ** **** ***** the ********* '************' ** quite ***********.

**** ** ***** - that ** * **** point! *** :)

** ******* *** ***** from *** **** ****** testing *** ** ********, but *** *** ********* false ******. ** ***** ended ** **** ~* per *** ** *** bush ********** *** **** the **** ***** ******** on *** ******.

***, **'* **** **** you *** **** ** further ***** **** *** brush, *** ** **** world ******, **** ** not ****** ********, ** it *** ****** * zone *** **** *** risk ******* **********, ** brush *** ****** ** in *** ****** ** a ****.

********, ****** **** ******* ****** ******** (**** ******) did *** ******* ** these **** *****.

** *****,

* **** * ******** regarding *** *********** ** the *******. ** **** disclosure * ** * field *** **** *** of *** ************* ******.

** *** ** *** tests ** ***, *** cameras **** **** *** to * **** ***** of ****.  * ******* that ******* *** **** of *** ***** ** view *** ****** ************ of **** ** *** of *** ********* *** exceeded.  ** ***** ***** be **** *** *** attempting ** ***** *** ultimate ********* *********** (***) on * ***** ******* field?  *’* ********* *** you ***** ***** ********** outside ** *** ****** envelope ** *** *********? I ***’* **** ** there **** *** *********** with *** ** *** manufacturers, *** * *** wondering ** ** *** a *************.

***** ***

*** ***** ****** ** have **** ** **** as **** ** ***** tests ** ***** **** almost *** **** ********* by ***** ** *** near ***** ** ****, not ** **** ******. Additionally, ** **** ****** all *** ********* ** this ****** ** **** wide *** ****** ****** of **** ** ***** differences, *** *********** *** been ****** ********** ** both **** *** ****** AOVs ** ***** ** false ******. *******, ** a ****** *** ****** with ***** ***** **** fields ** ****, ** also *** ****** ** narrower ****** ** ****.

**** ***** ******, ** have ********* *** ******** with ************* ** **'** been ******* ***** *********, both **** ******* *** product ********** ***** ********. We **** ******** ******** and ******** ***** ** that ********, ** ****. So ************* **** *** opportunity ** ***** *** whether ** **** ******* outside ** ***** ************.

"**** ********* ******** **** results **** *********** *** 'high ********'"... * ***** *** IVA will ** *********** *** outdoor ************ ** **** **** ****** cameras, ******* ***** *** smoke, ****, ************ ******, rain, ***.. * *** of ********* ******** **** will inevitably ******* ***** ******. Besides ****, ** * simple *** **** ** the ******, **** ********* system **** ****... ** my ********, * ****** with ***** ********* *** *** be **** ** ** '**** ********' ***********.

** ** ********, * avoid ** *** *** in ******* *** ******* use ******** ******* ** detect **********.

**** ***** ******, ** addition ** **** **** Axis **** * ********** miss * ****** ******* across * ******* *** on * *** *********.  We ****** ** **** by **** ** * real *********** (****** *******, docks) *** ** ****** too **** ****** ** use *********** ******** ** did ****** * *** of ***-******** ******.  ******* the *** **** ****** is * *** ****, especially ** ***'** *** doing * ********* **** time *********.

*** ** **** ***** my *******. * *** no *********** **** ************, but, *** ********** ** Video ******** (**** *** matter *** ************). * dont ***** ** ** a **** ********** *** outdoor ************ ** '**** security' ******* ***** ****** cameras. ***** *** ******* non ****** ******* **** more reliable *** ****.

 

 

 * **** ***** ** is * **** ********** for ******* ************ ** 'high ********' ******* ***** visual *******.

* ***** ********.  *** problem ** **** ******** creators, *******, *** **** trade ********* *** *** over *** ********* ***** analytics ***.  **** ***** that **** * **** our ******** *** **** leadership **** * ** not ********* ********* ******* they *** *** ********** to ****** **** ********** and ****** ******** *** critical ********* * *** a **** ********* "** I ***** *** ******, videos ******, *** *** news ******** * **** are *** ***** ***** its *************?"

** * ****** ** a ******* ****** *******, *** **** ************ situation ** **** * need ** ******** ***** customer's ***** ********* ***** perception ** *************. *** exaggerated ********* (********* ****** unreal), ******* ** *** customer's **** * ************ level ** *********, *** the ********* ***** ** achieve **... **, ** is * ********** ********* industry.
*'* **** **** *** technology *** * **** potential *** ***** ************ applicantions, ***, ***** *** some ***** ************ ***** now, ******* ** ****** (that *** ********* * bit **** *********) *** indoor ********** ************. ***, I **** **** **** in *** ** *** outdoor ******** *************, ***.
* ***** **** **** learning ***** ********, **** Camio *** ********, *** can ****** '**********' **** is *********, *** **** see * **** ** pixels ******** * **** or ******** ** * forbiden ****, ***** ** be ****** ** **** time *************, ** **** experience * ********** ** the ***** ************ ******, but, ***** ** **** not ******, * **** using *** ****** ******* to ****** ** *******.

* **** * ** acres ****** * ******. We're ********* ******** ** using ********* ********. * was ********* *** **** it ******** ***** * year *****?

*** ***** *** ***** available ********* *** ******* on **** ****? ***** are ***** * *** of **** ******* ********* Defender. *** ******* ***** Vi. ** ***** *** experience **** ***** ***** options, *** **** **** perform ******* **** ** the ******** ** ***** tests?

***, ** **** *** tested ***** ** *** but * **** ***** it ** ********** *** testing.

*** **** ***** ******* we **** ****** *** VMD4 *** ***** *****, which *** *** ******* as **** ** ********* defender, ***** ** ***** in *** ******.

**** ****** *****, ****** Rob!

** * ***, ****'* a ****-****

*******, ***** (****** ** the *** ******* *******, but ** ****** ** the **** ******, ****** why)

******* ********, ********-**** (**** Perimeter ******** ** ***** on, ** ** ****** in ******** ****?)

***** **********, *****-*-**** (* heard **** *** ******* this ** ******* ** one ** ***** ********** centers * ***** ****)

*** ***** ******** * might ****** ***

*. *** + ******* camera *********** (* ****** combination ** **********)

*. *** ****** *** “burning **” *** ******** bounding ***** **** *** image ****** ****** ******* the ******. **** ** bad ******** ** **** circles, *** **** ****** that *** ***** *** bounding ***** **** ** at *** ********** ******* (regardless ** ****) *** they **** *** ** sync – **** ** still *******.

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