Bosch Flexidome 3000i NDAA IP Camera Test

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published Aug 24, 2021, 11:05am EDT (Research)

***** ******* ******** *******-********* ***** ****, *** *** **** ** ***** new ****** ******* ******* *****?

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** ****** *** ****** *** ***** NDE-3502-AL-P (***** ********* ****, *** **), against****' ***,********* *********** ******, ******** **** ******. *********:

  • *** **** ***** ******* ******* ** full ***** (~*** ***), ***** *** light (~* ***), **** (~*.*****) **** IR ** *** *** ******?
  • *** ***** ***/** **** ****** ** low ***** ******?
  • **** ** **** *** ********* ** range?
  • *** **** ** *** ******/********* ********* with *****?
  • *** **** ********* ******* *** *** night?
  • **** *** *** ***** ***/*** ************* make ** ******* ** *********?
  • **** *** ******** ****** *** ******** properly?
  • *** **** *** ***** ****** ******* to ***** *** *********?

*******

***** ** *** *****, *** ***** 3000i ****** ****** ******** ******* ** better ******* **** ****, *****, *** Hikvision ***-**** ***** ****** ** **** light, *** *****, ****/**, *** *** scenes.

************, *** ***** ***** ********* ******* IR ************ ** ***** ***** (~**' and ******) *** ****** ****. ***** some ********* **** ******* ******** ******/****** moving ********, ****** ******* ******** ************.

*****-***** *** *********** *** *****, **** H.265/H.264 ********* *** ************* ********** ** all ***** ****** (********, *****, *******, Milestone, ******* *****). ******** ****** ********** with *******, ******* *****, *** *********, while ******* *** ******* ***** **** integrated ****** *************** (*******, ******, ****, etc.)

******* *.*** ***** ***** ******** **** moderately ****, ~*.* **/*, ******** ** many *********** ******* ***** ******** Mb/s, ***** *** ***** *** ** bitrates **** ***** **** ******* (~***-*** Kb/s).

*******

*** ***** ***** ******* **** *** ~$280-300 *** ******, ********** ****** **** Hikvision's *********** ****** ***** (**-***********-***, ~$*** online) ** ***** ******* (~$*** ******).

**** **** ***** *** *****-****** ***** cameras *********, ************ ***** *********** (~$***), ****** ***** ****** **** integrated **. *** ****** *** **** available, ****** **** *** ****** **** $400 ***, ******* ** *** ***** of ***** ***-****.

Compared ** ***** *** *********

*****'* ***** ***** ******* *********** ** superior ** ***-**** ***** *** ********* models. ************, *****'* ********* ***** ********* (EVA) **** *********** **** ***** *******/******** and********* ********. *** ******** ***** ****** **** on ***** ****, ***** *** *** trigger *****/*********, ****** **** ***** *********** produced ***** ****** ** *******, *** found ** ***** ***. *** ********* ********* ******** ******* **** ******* ** ***** ******.

*******, *** ***** ***** **** ** notably ****** ** ***** (********* *****), and ********** ******* ** ******* *********. Dahua *** ********* ***** * ******* variety ** *********** (*****, ***, ***, 6MP, **) **** ***** (***** *** 5MP ****). ************, ***** *** ********* low-cost ***** ******* ***** ***** ************, fisheye **********, *** ***** ********.

Dark/IR *********** (~*.** ***)

** ~**' ******** ** ~*.** ***, the ***** ***** ****** ******* ******* than *** ***** *** ********* ******* without ************ *** ******* ** **** chart. *** **** *****-* **** *** produce ** ***** ** **** *** level *** ** *** **** ** IR *** *** *** ******** ** this **********.

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Little ************ ** ***** *****

*** ***** ***** *********** ******** ** close ***** **** **** **** ***** recent ***-**** *******. **** *** ******* approaches, *****, *** **** ******* ******* throughout, ***** ** ******* ~**', ***** he ** ******* *********** ****** *** camera ******* ** **** ***** ****** details.

No ******* ** *** ** *****

*** ***** ***** ****** *** *** specified ** ***** (***/~**'), *** ******* were **** ** **** ******** *** to *** *** (~**-** ********* ** zoom *****).

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Details **** ** **** ** ***** ** ****

******* ** *** **** ** *** scene *** **** *** ** ** not ******** *** ***** *****.

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Low ***** **********

** ~* ***, *** ***** ***** camera ********* ********** ****** **** *** cameras ******, **** ******* ***** ******* and **** ******* ****** ******* **** Axis *** ***** ****** ********* *** similar.

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Limited ****** **** ******

** ****** ** *** ***** (~* lux), ** ******** ***** *** ** seen ****** *** *******. *******, ****** details ****** ************, **** **** ***** impact **** ***** *********.

**** *********** ** ******* ** *** past **** ** *** ***-**** ********* Bosch ***** ****** ******* ** ***** reducing ******** ***** ********* *** *** of *** ******** ***** *** ********* noise ** *** *****, *********** ******** facial *******.

Wide ******* *****

** ****** *** ***** ***** ****** in ** ******** ******* *** *****, shown *****, **** * ******** ******** of ~**** ******* ******* (~****) *** out (~*,*****).

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** **** *****, *** ***** ***** outperformed ***** *******, **** ****** ******* of *** ******* *** ********** ******* strong *********, *** ****** ******* ** the ****** **** ****** *** ****.

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*******, ** ******, *** ***** ****** does *** ****** ******* **** *** door ** ****** *** ******, ******* out ****** *******. ******* *** *** clear ***** *** ******* ** ***** inside *** ****. **** ********* **** both *** "****" *** "*******" ********.

Full ***** *********** (~*** ***)

** **** *****, *** ***** ***** camera ******** ********** ******* ******* **** Axis *** *****, ******* ** *********'* Performance ******.

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Essential ***** ********* ***********

*** ***** ****** ******** *****'* ********* Video ********* (*** *** ******** ****), ***** ******* ***** ********* *********, person *** ******* ************** (****, ******, bikes, ***********), ****** ********, *********, *** others.

** *** ******* *** ********** ******** human ********, ********* **** ******* *** crawling.

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******** **** **** ******** *** ********** as ****** ***** **********, **** ** the ******* ** ***** ** *** van *****.

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No ***** ****** ** ******* ** *******

******* ** *** ***** **** ******** as ******* (*********** ** ******), *** did *** ******* ***** ** ******* alerts. **** ** * ***** *********** since *** ******** **** ** ***, where ***** *** ***** ******* **** classified ** *****.

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Additionally, ******* ******* *** *** ******* *** *** ******* *** ***** ******, **** ** **** *****.

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False ****** *** ******* ****** ** ***** ****

*** **** ********** ****** ** ***** alerts ***** ** *** *** ******* was ** **** ******** ******** **** the ******'* ****, ***** ********* **** person *** ******* ******.

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***** **** **** ***** ****************** *** typically ** ******* ** ********* *******/******* object **** ******* *** ********* ***********, but ** **** **** ****** ** test **** ** ** *** *** to **** ** ****.

Vehicles ********** ** ******

******** ** *** ***** **** ************ classified ** ******.

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**** *** ******** ****** *****, ***** says ***** ****************** *** ***** ** removed ** ********* ****** ******* (*******/******* size *** ******/***** *****). *******, ********* these ******* ** ****** ** ******* significant **** ********** *** ** ***** and ***** ********.

No ***** ****** ** ****** *******

*** *** *** ***** ** ******* indoor ***** ***** ******* **** ******* caused ** ******** ** ******** *****.

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** ** ****** ***** ****** **/*** in *** *****.

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Bosch ***/*** *********** ********** / ***** ******** *** **************

***** *** ********** ********* *********** *** both *** *** *** ** ***** Configuration ******* ******, *** ***** * wizard ** **** ***** ******* *****, which ******** * *** ******* *** camera. *********** ** ******** *** ***** detection, *** ******** ** ******/******* ************** is *******.

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***** **** **** **** ** ******* to *********, ***** ******** ********* **** as ******** ** **** **** ** not ********* *** ************** ** ******** (Axis ******** ******** ***********, *** ** is *** ****** *** **************).

** **** ** ******* ******* ** this *** *********** ** ** ****** to ******** *** ***** ********* ****** *** **** *** *****.

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

*** *********** *** *****, *********** *.*** and *.*** ********* *** ************* **** Exacq, ******* *****, *******, *** *********.

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EVA ********** ****** ***** ***********

***** *** ********** **** ******* *****, Genetec, *** *********, ********* ******** ****** events ** *******.

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************, ****** *** ******* ****** ****** were ***** ** ******* ***** *** no ******* ****** (*.*., ***, *****, bike, ***.).

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Bandwidth **********

******* *.*** ***** ***** ******** **** moderately ****, ~*.* **/*, ******** ** many *********** ******* ***** ******** Mb/s, ***** *** ***** *** ** bitrates **** ***** **** ******* (~***/~*** Kb/s). *** ************ **** ***** **** moderate ****** ** *** ***** (******** walking).

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Size **********

*** ***** ***-****-**-* ** ******** ******* than **** *********** ********* *****, **** as *** ********* *********** ****** *****.

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SoC **** / **** ** ********

*** ***** ***** ****** ****** **** an ********* ***. *** ***** ****** is **** ** ********.

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Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** **** ****** testing.

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Comments (6)

**** ****** ***** *********. *******, ******* at *** ***********, * ****'* *** a ****** ***** ****** *** **** camera. *** *** **-***********-***, ***** ** the ***-* ******** ***** *********. * might ******** ***** **** *** * project ** **** *** * ******** mount ******. **** *** *****?

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**** ********** ***** ** ** *******/****** rated ******, *** ******'* ****** ** have * ******** ***** ****** *** it. *** ****** *** ***** ***** capabilities, **** ** *** ***** ****** which *** ** "*********" ***** ****** (Bosch *****'* **** ** "********"). **'* available **** (***-****-**) ** ******* ** (NDI-4502-A)

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****** *** *** *****. **** ******* my ********. *** *** ***** ** about $*** ** ****...****** *** ****** (NDI-4502-AL)? *** ***-****-**-* ** **** **** that *** ** *******-***** ******.

* ******'* ****** ** ** **** a ******** ***** *** ************* **** waste ********* ****** ****** *** ******* rated ********. **** **** **** *** outdoor *** *** **** ** (**** a ******** ****** ** ******* **). When * **** ** *** ****** domes ******* ****** ********, *** ***** would *** ********** *** **** ****** the ****. * *****'* *** **** issue **** ******* ****** ***** **** inside. *'* *** ****** ***** *** this *****, *** ** ** ** issue **** * **** *** ** the ****.

******* ** *** ********* ******** ****, they ****** **** *** ****** *******. If *'* ******* *** ************ ** Hikvision, **** **** ** **** *** the ******* ** ** ***********. ** an ****** **** **** ****** * recessed ***** ****** ** ******** ** dollars ****, **** *'* ***** ** look *********.

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** ****,

**** * **** ** *** ***** video ********* ***** ********* *****, **** has ***** *********** *** *** ******** mounts *** *** ******* ******.*** ****

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******. **** *** ** **** ****. I ****** *********** *** *** ********* they **** *** ***** ***** ******* and *************. ***** **** ** **** easy ** ****** *** *** ******* I ******. **** ******** ********** ******** my ******** ** ******* ** *** 3000i ****.

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******* ****** ** ****, ** *** result ***'* **********.

**** *****'* **** **-******, ** **** of *********** ** *********.

***** ** ***** **** **** ***** EVA *** ********** ****** ** "** cameras". ****!

** ***'* **** *** *********** ******* allow ** ****** **** ****** ******** only ** **** ** ********* ******** moving ** *******?

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