IP Camera Bootup Shootout 2011

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 19, 2011

IP cameras, like PCs, take some time to boot up. And just like PCs, the amount of time can vary greatly. Many people do not care but some people find it annoying. Perhaps more importantly, in surveillance, the longer it takes to boot, the longer the camera is down and not recording what's happening.

What Do You Think?

 

The Tests Peformed

We tested how long it took to boot up 15 total cameras from 12 manufacturers including:

  • ACTi
  • Avigilon
  • Arecont
  • Bosch
  • Axis
  • Bosch
  • Canon
  • IQinVision
  • Panasonic
  • Pelco
  • Sony
  • Vivotek

We were somewhat surprised at how significant the variation was and how quick some were and how long at least one of the biggest brands was.

** *******, **** ***, **** **** **** ** **** **. And **** **** ***, *** ****** ** **** *** **** greatly. **** ****** ** *** **** *** **** ****** **** it ********. ******* **** ***********, ** ************, *** ****** ** takes ** ****, *** ****** *** ****** ** **** *** not ********* ****'* *********.

What ** *** *****?

 

The ***** ********

** ****** *** **** ** **** ** **** ** ** total ******* **** ** ************* *********:

  • ****
  • ********
  • *******
  • *****
  • ****
  • *****
  • *****
  • **********
  • *********
  • *****
  • ****
  • *******

** **** ******** ********* ** *** *********** *** ********* *** and *** ***** **** **** *** *** **** ** ***** one ** *** ******* ****** ***.

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

*******

*** ******* **** ** **** ** ** ** ****** ** our ******* *** ******* * ****** *** * ****** *** 15 *******. *** **** *********** ******* *** ***** ***** ********** box ******, ****** ** ** ****** * ******* *** ****** twice ** **** ** **** ** *** **** *******. ** camera ****** ** ****** **** ***** ** *******.

Test *******

*** ***** ***** ***** ******** * ****** ****** ** *** we ********* *** ****:

 

Table ** *******

***** ** * ***** ** ******* ******* ** *** **** the ******* ****** **:

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

********

***** ** ******* *** ********* *** ****** ****** *** ***** distributions, *** **** ***** **** *** ******** ********** (********* **** Pelco's). *** *********, **** ** ********** ********** ** ** ********* ***** ***************** ***** **** ***** ******* **** ** ** ** *******.

** *** *** ******* **** ****** *** ***** ** **** time ***********. **** ** ********** **** ** ******* ** ** involves ***** ***** ********* ********* **** ************* ********* **** *** disclose. *******, **** * ********** **** * *** *********** *******, it ***** ******** ********* ** *** **** ** ******** ******** and *** ******* ******** ** *** ** ****** ************ ** include ** *** ********* ******. 

** ** *** ******* **** ***** ****** ** * ******* buying ********. *******, ****** **** ***** *** * ********* ***** for ********** *** * ********* ******** ****.

*** *** *********, *** ****** *** **** ****, *** **** they **** ** **** **** ********** *** ***************. *****, ******** reboots *** ****** ** **** ****** ** ** **** ******* to *** ****** ***/** *******. 

*** *** ******** ****, *** ****** *** **** ****, *** greater *** **** **** *** ****** **** **** ********* **** rebooting. ***** ******* ******* *** ********* ********, ****** ******* *** happen ******* ** ******* ** ***** ******.

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.

Most Recent Industry Reports

Artificial Intelligence Robot Assistant (ACTi) on Feb 23, 2017
Has artificial intelligence come to the video surveillance industry? ACTi has released 'SARA' which it bills as an 'AI assistant that brings...
Cutting Costs 70% Using Milestone With HD Analog on Feb 23, 2017
HD analog and enterprise VMSes are often thought of as being on opposite sides of the spectrum, with HD analog best for small jobs due to its low...
Dahua 4K HD Analog Cameras Announced on Feb 23, 2017
HD analog has been gaining popularity (even if Axis hopes otherwise). Last year, HD analog's max resolution doubled from 1080p to 4MP (see our 4MP...
Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested on Feb 22, 2017
"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that...
Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial on Feb 22, 2017
The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing...
Exacq Favorability Results on Feb 22, 2017
For years, Exacq has been one of the most frequently favored VMSes in IPVM integrator statistics (e.g., see Favorite VMS Manufacturers...
The Hot RMR Company - Electric Guard Dog on Feb 22, 2017
The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and...
Hikvision Leads Multi-Manufacturer Sales Promo on Feb 21, 2017
Earlier this month, Hikvision launched new 'super value' kits, with 40% discounts, and now Hikvision is offering another promo, but this time they...
Washington DC MPD's Surveillance Equipment on Feb 21, 2017
The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department's surveillance system was hacked in January 2017. Two immediate questions were: Whose...
Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested on Feb 21, 2017
Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80. That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this...

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