Axis Network Radar Tested (D2050-VE)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Dec 19, 2017

Axis is expanding into a new market - radar.

The company has released their D2050-VE Network Radar Detector, claiming to minimize false alarms, in any weather, day or night.

We bought and tested the D2050-VE to see how it performed, testing:

  • Detection range
  • False alarm issues
  • VMS integration
  • Setup and calibration
  • PTZ autotracking

And more. See our full results inside.

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

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