Axis VMD4 Analytics Tested

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Apr 17, 2018

Axis is now on its 4th generation of video motion detection (VMD), which Axis calls "a free video analytics application." In this generation, Axis emphasizes:

reduce false alarms by analyzing and disregarding normal background motion. Axis False Alarm Filtering provides an additional layer of defense against false alarms by making it possible to ignore disturbing object motion such as headlights, swaying trees and small animals.

We tested VMD4 indoors and outdoors for over two weeks to see how it performed, how it compared to their previous VMD3 app, what triggered false alarms, what did not, and how it integrates (or not) with Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec, Milestone and Network Optix VMSes.

This is the first in a 2018 series of on-board camera analytics tests. Coming up, we plan to release tests of Dahua, Hanwha, and Hikvision analytics, as well.

**** ** *** ** *** *** ********** ** ***** ****** detection (***), ***** **** ***** "* **** ***** ********* ***********." In**** **********, **** **********:

****** ***** ****** ** ********* *** ************ ****** ********** ******. Axis ***** ***** ********* ******** ** ********** ***** ** ******* against ***** ****** ** ****** ** ******** ** ****** ********** object ****** **** ** **********, ******* ***** *** ***** *******.

** ****** **** ******* *** ******** *** **** *** ***** to *** *** ** *********, *** ** ******** ******* ******** **** ***, **** ********* ***** ******, **** *** ***, *** *** it ********** (** ***) **** ********, *****, *******, ********* *** Network ***** *****.

**** ** *** ***** ** * **** ****** ** **-***** camera ********* *****. ****** **, ** **** ** ******* ***** of *****, ******, *** ********* *********, ** ****.

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

*******

*******, **** **** ****** **** ****** ***** ***** ********* **** common ******* **** ** ********* ******, ****** ******* **/***, ******** monitors, ***. **** *** **** *********** *** ** *** ***, with ** ******** ******* ********.

********, **** ******** ****** **** ******* ********/*******, *** *** *********** to ***** ******** ** ******* *******, **** ** ******* **** or **** ***** ** *******' *****.

***** ******* **** **** ** ***** *** ***** ** ******* or ********** ** ******** ***** ****** ******** ** **** *****. However, ***** ******* *** ****-***** ********* ****** ********* **** ******* carefully, ** ********** ******* ****** **** ***** ********* ********* ** human ******** ** *** *** ***** ** ****.

*******, ***** *** *********** *** ******** ******** ** ****, **** Exacq, *******, *********, *** ******* ***** ********** *** ********, **** support ****** ** ******** *** **** ********** *** (*** ******* level) ** ** ********* ******** **** ***** ** *********** ** the ***.

Test ******* ********

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

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

**** ** ********* ** *** ****** ******* ******** *.** ** above, ***** ****** *** ******** ** ****' ******* ******* **** (60%+). *** ****** *** ******* **** **** ********* **** *** factory, ***** ** *** ** ********* *** *** *** ********* or**** ****** ********* ******.

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

Configuration ********

************* ** **** ** ******* ** ****, **** *** **** options *** *******/******* *****, *****-***** *******, ***** *******, *** ******* objects.

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

Few ***** ****** *******

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

*** *******, ********* ****** *** ******* ***** ******* (*.*., ****** switching ***/** ** * ****) *** *** ******* *** ****** in *** *****, ******* ****** ******* ** **** ******** *****.

***** ******* **** ******** ******** *** ****** *****, ****** ***** alert ******* ** **** *****, *** *** ******* ****, ***** below.

Outside ***********

********, **** *** *** ***** ** ******* **** ** ******* branches/foliage ***** ******** ******* ***** ********* ** **** ******.

*******, ***** ******* ** *** ********** ** *** ***** ********** triggered ****** (***** *****). *****, *********, *** ******* *** ****** multiple ******. ***** ***** ** ******* ******** ** ********* ***** animal ********, *** *** **********.

**** **** ***** ****** ******** ****** ** ********* *** ** longer ******** ********* ** *******, ** ******* ***** ******** *** be ******* **** ***** ** ***** ******* ** *** **********, and ******* ** *** ********, ******* ****** ******.

******, **** *** **** ****** ******* ***** ******, ** ****. Snow *** **** ******, ******* ******** ******. ****** **** **** could ** ******* ** ********** ******* ***** ****, *** ***** object/swaying ****** ******** *** ** ******.

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

*******, ******* ****** ****** ** *** **** ********* ****** ************, though ** * **** ***** **** **** *******/*******.

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

** ****** **** ***** ******* ******, ********* ***-*** * ****** models, * ******, *** * ****** *****. ** *** *****, all ******* ******** ******** ******** ** **-** ***, **** *** range ******* ********* ** ********** *** *** ***** (*** ********* range *****).

*******, *** ******* ****** ******** ********** **. ***** ******* ********** IR *** ****** ** ******* ***** ** ********* ****** ******* lighting ** ****** *** ****** *** ****.

Detection *****

**** ************ ******** ******** ** ~**-** *** **** *** *** night. **** ******* ** *** ********* ******* ******/*** ****** ** cameras ******:

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

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

**** ********** ******** **** **** ** *** ***** *****, ********* Exacq, *******, *** *********, ** *********** **** ****, ***** ********** only ** ******* *** ****' ********* ******* ***.

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

****'* *********** **** *****, *******, *** ********* ******* ******** ***** to ****** *********/****** *** **** ******, ******* ** **********, ********* below. ******* ***** *** ******** ******* *** **** ** **** 3.2, *** *** *********. ******** **** *** ******* **** (******, of ******, ******** ******** *** *** *******).

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

******* *** ********* *********** ******* ***** ** ****** **** ** the ******'* ****** ****** **** *********** ****** **** ******, ******* of ******** ***:

Exacq *********** *************

*** *** ******* **** **** *** ** ***** ****** ****** zones ********** (*, *.*, *), ***** ********** **** ** *** default ****** ********* ******.

*** ******* ***** **** ********** ********** **** ******* ******* ** motion *********, ***** **** ****** *** ****** **** *****, ****** the ***** ****** ***** ***** ***** ******, **** ****** * VMD4 **** *** **-*** ** *****. ***** ********* ******* *** VMD4 ****.

Other *****

*** ***** ***** ***** *****, ** *** ** ******** ** trigger ********* ** **** ****** ** ********** *** ******'* ****** to *** ***** (** *********) *** ********** ********* ** ***** activation. ** *** **** ** ******** ** ******* ****** ***** generic ***/**** *******. ** ******* **** ** ***** ******* ***** **** ******.

Versions ****

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

  • **** *****-*** ** **: *.**.*
  • **** *****-***: *.**.*.*

Comments (24)

***** ***** ***** *** **** ***, ** *** **** ** revisiting **** **** **** ***** *** ****** ** *** *****? I ** ********* ** *** ****** **** ****** *** ********.

** ****** **** *** ********* ******** **** *** **** *** weeks. ********* **** ** ******** ****. ** **'** ******* ****** later **, **'** ****** ** **** ********* **** ****** *** on *** *****.

**** ******* ** ****** **** :)

* *** **** ***** **** ******** **** *** ********* ********* Events ** ***.

* *** ******* *** * ***** **** ******** *** *.*.*.* using ********* ******. *** *** *** *** * ** ******* any ***** ** **** ** *** *** ******* *********. ****** using **** *****-*** *** *****-**** **** ******* ******** *.**.*

*****, **** **** ** ****. **** ** ** ***** ** searching **** ****** ** ***. ********* *** "**** **** ****" as ** **** ******* **** **** *** **** *** ****** to ****** *** ****.

** *** ******** ****** **** ********* ****** ** *** ***? Or *** **** ** *********** **** **** ********* *********? ** yes, **** *** *** ******** **** ** *** ********** ** objects ******* ******* ** *** ****** ** ****** ******** *********.

****** **** ** ****** ** *** *******, ***** *********** ******* to ** ***. *** *** **** **** *** ********* **** in * ******* (*** **** **** *** ******* ****). ******** for ***** *****, ***** *******, *** ******* *** ************ ************* of ***** ********.

***** , ******** ****! *** *** *** ******* ***** ****** results *** ***** , **** **** ** *** **** ***** you'll **** ****, ****** *******/ *********** **** ****.

*** ***** ********* *****/******** **** **** **** ** ******** ** vmd3 ;

**** *, *** *** ******* *** ****** (*** * ****** Firefox), ** ********* **** ****** *******/********, ** *** * *** had ** *** ******** ******** **** **** * ******* ********* (I ***** **'* ****** ****** ***** ******* ** ********* *******).

************ ** ****: ****** **** **** ***** ****** *****, *** can *** ** ***** (** *** ***) **** ******=******* **** , " ****** ********" , *******= *** ****** ********* *******. This **** **** **** ** ** *********. *** * *** deal, *** **** ***** ** ********* ** **** ** *** to *********** ** **'* **** ** *** ** ****** ******* how ***** ****** ********* ** ***** ******* (*** **'* ************ high-quality *** *** ***** ****** ** ** ****)

* ****** **** *****- ** * *** ******=******* **** , The ******** *** ****** *** ** **** **** ******* ******** is #*

(*** *** **** **** ** ******* *** ******.. * *** sure ** *** * *** **** *** ****** , ** #D ***'* **** ******* **********)

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

********* **** ****. *** ** *** *** *****, ***** *** lights *** *** *** *** *** * '***********' ** *** doorway. *** **** ******* ** **? ** ** ******* ****** right *****, ******* * ******, ***** **** **** **** ******?

*** ***** ***** ** ******* **** ****** **** ********** ****'* great....when **'* *******, **** **** ****** ***, ***.. **'** ****** 3 **** **** (*** *** **** ****** *************) *** ****'** missed * *** *** **** ********** ***** **% ** *** time.

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

** ****'* ***** ** **** ********** ** *** ****** ** the *******, *** ***** * ***** ** ******, ********. ** someone **** ******* ** **** ** ** *** *******, **'* not ****** ****** ** *** ****, *** *******'* *****.

** *** ** ********* ** *** ****, ***, **** ********* very ******** ** **** ***** *** *** *** ******** ****** we ******. ** **** **** * **** ** ****.

****'* *** ***** *****. **** -**- ** ****** ******, *** if ****'* ** ********* ** ********* *** ******* ******* ** the **** ** ****** ** *'* **** ** ****. ** is * **** **** ******. * ***** ***% **** ** generally ***** ***** ******, *** ** **** **** **** ******* as ****. **** ******** **** ** ***** ** ** *** integrator ** **** ** *** *** ***** ** *** ** miss **** ******** *****.

***** ******

*** ***** *** ****** ********* ********* *** ***** ** ***** you *** ****** ******** ********* ***** **** ****** ***/*** ***** size ****** *** **** ****** ******* ** *** *** ***** humans *** **** *** *** ***** ******* ***** **?

***** *** ** ****. ** **** *** ***** ** *** Axis ******* ** *******. **** ****** ** **** ****. **'* online **** ** *** ****** *** **** *** ** ** details ** *** **. ***** ******* ** ********* ***'* **** good ****** (****** ** *** *** ****!). ******* ****** ** configuring **** ********* ******** ** **** ***.

**** ** *** **** *** ** *'** ***** ** ***. Thank *** *****.

***** ** *** ***** * ** ******* **** ******* *** can ****? **** * ** ** ** **** ***** ****** Detection *, ***** ******* ***** ***** ** ** *** *** right-hand ******.

"***** **** ***** ******** ************ ****** ** ** ******* *******. For *********** *******, ** ** *********** ** *** **** *** at * ****. ****** ****: **** ***** ****** ********* *."

***** "****" ***** ** **** *** *** **** ** ********* - **** *.

****** ** **** ** * *** **** *** , ** first ***** ***** ** **'* **** *** ****** ** *** edge ****** ********* *********** (** ***** ***** ******* **** **)?

*** ** ***** ******** *** *** **** **** *** ******* anything. ********* **** **** **** ***** ****** **** (*** ****** settings / ****** *******(

(** ** * **** ****** , ******* ***** ***, ** nvr ********)

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

****** *** **** ******. * **** ** *** **** **** tests *** ******* ** ***** ********* **** ** ****. **** is * ***** ***** *** * *** *** ** *** claimed ***********/*** ************ ** *** ******* *** *** ****** *********** of *** ********.

* ******, ** **** ****** * **** ** **** ******* analytics, ** **** *** ****** ***** ****** ****** **** ****?

******* ** ***** ******* ** ***** **** **** **** ********* packages **** ***** ******* * *** ****** **** ****:

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

* **** ****** **** ** *** * **** ** ***** analytics **** *** **********.

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

* ******, ** **** ****** * **** ** **** ******* analytics, ** **** *** ****** ***** ****** ****** **** ****?

**** ***** **** * '***** ********* ***********'. *******, ** **** point, ***** *** **** ******** *******. ** ** **** ** test **** (*.*., ***** *****) *** ** *** ******** **** the *****-*****, **** **** ** ***** ********** *** **** ** not **** ****. **'** ** ***** **** ***** ********* ******* over *** **** *** ******.

** *** ***, ** ***** **** **** *** **** ** a ***** ******** ******** ** ****** ********* **** (**************) ********, Axis, *****, ******, *********, ***.

**** ******** **** ** **** **. ****. **** ****** **** what *** *********** *** ******* ****** ***** *** ****? **** look ****** *******...****, ****, ** * *****, * **** ***** guard, ****** *****, ****, *********.

* ******** ******* ****-******** *****'* **** **** **** *** - not **** ***?

-****

* ******** **** ***** **** *** ******* ** *********** *********** between **** *** ****** *****, ** ** *** ******** ** updated **** ** **** ****. *'** **** **** **** ** get * ********.

** ** ******* **** ********, ** ***** ** *** **** about **** ******* ******, ******* ******* ** *** **** ***/**** resolution ******* *** ******* **** **************** ****. ********* ** ****, *** *** *** ******** ** **** models, ** ***'* ****** ** *********, *** **** *** ******** to ** ******** ** ***** *********. *'** *** **** **** say ** **** *****, ***.

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

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on VMS

Integrator Laptop Guide on Oct 16, 2018
This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops,...
Mysterious Patent Troll 'Secure Cam' Targets Industry, Sues Hanwha, Hikvison, JCI, Panasonic, More on Oct 11, 2018
A company named "Secure Cam," who is actively hiding their ownership, has acquired a slew of video patents and is systematically suing video...
Security System Health Monitoring Usage Statistics 2018 on Oct 09, 2018
How well and quickly do integrators know if devices are offline or broken? New IPVM statistics show that typically no health monitoring is...
IACP 2018 Police Show Final Report on Oct 08, 2018
IPVM went to Orlando to cover the 2018 IACP conference, the country's largest police show (about as big as ASIS), examining the 700+...
VMS Mobile App Shootout - Avigilon, Dahua, Exacq, Genetec, Hikvision, Milestone on Oct 01, 2018
Mobile VMS apps are a critical interface for the modern surveillance user. But who does it best and worst? We tested 6 manufacturers - Avigilon,...
Hikvision 4MP Camera Tested (DS-2CD2345FWD-I) on Sep 27, 2018
Hikvision's latest Performance Series / EasyIP 3.0 4MP model, the DS-2CD2345FWD-I, was the top performer in our 4MP shootout, besting rivals from...
ASIS GSX 2018 Show Report on Sep 25, 2018
In the first major US show since the US government ban of Dahua and Hikvision was passed into law, the mega Chinese companies were in retreat and...
4MP Camera Shootout - Axis, Dahua, DW, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek on Sep 24, 2018
4MP usage continues to climb, especially for low cost fixed lens models. To see who was best, we bought and tested seven 4MP models from Axis,...
VMS Export Shootout - Avigilon, Dahua, Exacq, Genetec, Hikvision, Milestone on Sep 13, 2018
When crimes, accidents or problems occur, exporting video from one's video surveillance system is critical to proving incidents. But who does it...
Dahua Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (N44CL52) on Sep 10, 2018
4MP use continues to increase, especially in low-cost models, according to integrators in our 2018 Resolution Usage Statistics. We bought Dahua's...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Best Alternatives to Banned Dahua and Hikvision on Oct 17, 2018
With the US government ban and a growing number of users banning Dahua and Hikvision, one key question is what to use for low cost? While Dahua and...
Video Quality / Compression Tutorial on Oct 17, 2018
While CODECs, like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG, get a lot of attention, a camera's 'quality' or compression setting has a big impact on overall...
Knightscope Winning Investors, Struggling With Growth on Oct 16, 2018
While Knightscope's new financials show the company only winning 11 new customers in the past 12 months, the company continues to win new...
Integrator Laptop Guide on Oct 16, 2018
This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops,...
Huawei Admits AI "Bubble" on Oct 16, 2018
A fascinating article from the Chinese government's Global Times: Huawei’s AI ambition to reshape industries. While the Global Times talks about...
ADI's Financials Revealed + W-Box Growth Priority on Oct 15, 2018
  ADI is one of the most powerful distributors in the security industry but how big are they? How much profit do they make? How much do they sell...
Dahua Face Recognition Camera Tested on Oct 15, 2018
Dahua has been one of the industry's most vocal proponents of the value that AI creates: As part of this, Dahua has released a facial...
Amazon Touts Home Security Market Disruption on Oct 15, 2018
Amazon is coming for ADT and all of home security. Indeed, Amazon is advertising this as, in their own words, calling home security a: Inside...
Higher Power PoE 802.3bt Ratified, Impact on Security Products Examined on Oct 12, 2018
Power over Ethernet has become one of the most popular features of many video, access, and other security products. See our PoE for IP Video...
"New Zealand Govt Uses Chinese Cameras Banned In US", Considers Security Audit on Oct 12, 2018
Newsroom NZ has issued a report: "NZ Govt uses Chinese cameras banned in US": This comes after the US federal government banned purchases of...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact