Dahua Intrusion Analytics And VMD Tested (Poorly)

By: IPVM Team, Published on May 21, 2018

Dahua ships basic analytics on practically all their cameras, ranging from low cost to high end. To see how these analytics work in real world scenes, we tested multiple cameras indoors and out, varying in resolution, field of view, and form factor:

  • Dahua N25BB5Z 1080p Bullet
  • Dahua N52BM3Z 5MP Dome
  • Dahua N84BG44 4K Dome

Inside, we examine:

  • False negatives
    False positives
  • False alerts - where and how many
  • Indoor performance
  • Outdoor performance
  • Detection range / PPF thresholds
  • Configuration recommendations
  • VMS integration

Readers should also see our recent tests of Axis VMD4 and Hikvision Camera Analytics.

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  • ******** *** *** ********:** ******* *****, ******* failed ** ***** ** subjects **** ~**' ********, despite ************ *** ******** the ****** ******** ** ~100'+. 

************, ****** ********** *** not ** *******/********** ** increasing *********** ** ***** thresholds **** ** **** competitive *******, ******* *****'* intrusion ********* **** ******** commonly **** ** ***** manufacturers, **** ** ******* dwell **** ** ***********, including **** ******* *** maximum **** ********.

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*******, ********, ***** ******* in *** ********** *** heavy ****/******** ** ****/****** housings ********* **** ***** alerts. 

*******, **** **** ***** analytics ********** **** ********* XProtect *** *** **** Avigilon, *****, *******, ** NxWitness, ****** **** ******** to *** *** ******** of ***** ***** *** users.

Vs. ***** ***

*****'* ****** *** **** not ****** **** *** missed ********* ****** ** their ********* *********, *** generates **** **** ***** alerts. ***** *** ********* analytic ******* ******* ******* and ***** *** ******* objects ** *** **********, VMD ********* **** ************ on *** ** ***** sources, **** **** *********** and ********* ********** **** adjusted.

 

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** ****** *********, ***** first **** **** *** on, ***** ** *** "Smart ****" **** ** the ******'* *** *********. Some ****** ******* ******** modes, **** ** **** detection ** **** *******, which *** *** ** run ************** **** ***.

****, ***** *** *** Intrusion **** *** *** IVS ****, *** **** * region ** ********, ***** below.below.

 

Minimal ************* *******

***** ********* ********* *** a ******* ****** ** options *** **********, **** no ****** ** ****** dwell **** ** ***********, the **** ** **** with ***** *** ***** specified **** *** *** minimum/maximum **** **** *** be ******* ** ** optimize *** *** *****. The ********* ***** ********** the ******** ********* *** optimizing ********* *********.

  

Missed ********* ******* 

** ******** ** ***** missed ******, *** ********* analytic ***** ****** ******** in ****** ******. ** the ******* *****, *** subject ******, ******* ***********, but *** ********** ** an ****** *** ~*-* seconds, *** ********** ******. This ***** *** **** prevalent ** *** *** camera, *** ******** ** all ******.

Missed ********** ********: ******** *** *** ********

** *** *****, *** cameras ****** ** ******** track ******** ** **** longer ******/***** *** ****** than **** ******* **. For *******, *** ******* is ******* *********** **** a ***** ******** *** in *** ****** ***** and ******* *********** *** to ~*-** ***, *** alarming **** ** *-** higher *** (**-**). 

***** **** ******* *** not **** *** *************** on *** ** ******* this ** ******* ** may *****.

 

Indoor: *** ***** ******

** ****** ******, *** cameras *** *** ***** on ******* ***** ******* (shown *****) ****** ** ***** intrusion ******** *******.

************, ****** ******* ** in ***** *****, *******, and reflections, ***** **** ****** triggers ** ***** ************* analytics, did *** ******* ** alarm.

Outdoor ***********

********, ****** ***** ***** sources **** ** ******* branches *** ******* *** not ******* *** ***** Intrusion ********.

*** **** ****** ****** of ***** ****** *** small ******* ** *** foreground ** *** *****. These ****** **** ** ********** reduced, *** *** **********, by ********** ******* ****** size ******* *********** ****** on ********* ***** *** to *** ******** ****** discussed *****.

 

*******, ** **** ***** analytic *******, ******** ** the *******' ***** ****** rainfall rainfall **** * ********, and ****** ******** ****** until ******** *** ** drying.

Detection ***** ******* *** *** *******

********* ***** *** *** Dahua ****** ****** *** ~40' ****** * ~**° angle ** ****, ********** of **********. ***** *** **** similar ****** ** *** three ** ***** ****** despite ****** ******* ***, it ******* **** ***** is ********* * ******* 1080p ** *** ******, regardless ** **********. 

*** ****** ***** ** the *******' ********* *********** are ***** *****:

  • ***** ******* (***** **:*): ~**' FoV/~20 ***
  • ***** ******* (*** *:*):  ~87' *** *****/~** ***
  • ***** ******* (** **:*): ~95' *** /~** ***

Tech ******* ***************

****** *******, ** ***** Dahua **** ******* ***** recommendation *** ********* *****. They *********** ****** **** the "*******" *** ** toggled ** *** *** rest *** ** ********. These ******** *** ****** to ****** ***** ****** or ******* ********* *****, but ** ** ****, there *** *** ******** changes ** ********* ** Dahua's ********* ** *** have **** ******** ***** in ***** *********.

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

*****'* ********* *** *** integrate **** ********, *****, Genetec, ** *********. ********* events ****** *** *** integrate ** *** ***.

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Dahua ***** *** ***********

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Comments (13)

******* ***** **** **** report. *** *** ************* options *** ********* *** hard ** *** *** fine ****. ** *** at ***** ***** **** us **** **** *** actually **** ***** *** the ****** ******** *** but ****'* ***** **.

**** ** *** ************ side ***** *** ******* issues ** ***** ************** of **** *****. ** even ** *** ****** something *** **** ********** setting ** ** ** tell *** ***** **! We **** ** ****** trick ** **** *******... 

******* ***** ** **** found ** *** *** the ****** *** **** you **** ** *** a ****** ** ****** on *** *** ***** and * ****** **** email. ***** ** ** way ** ****** **** stop ***** ***. ** you **** ******** ********** using **** *** ***** increase ***** ****** ****** you ********* *** ******** to ****** ***** **** emails.

***** **'* ** ****** there..

* ****** ******* ***** cameras *** * **** more **** **** ********** as ***. * **** say **** *** *** price ***** ** ******* the ******* ** ** not **** ***.

* **** *** **** I *** * *** of ***** ****** **** I *** ******* ** in ****** - ***** fog ***********. ***** ******** crossing **** ***** *** object **** *** ***** ... **** *** ******** ball **** *** ********* create *****.

* ****** *** Missed ********** ******** is not triggering an alarm because in environments not as quiet and clean as yours this would cause tons of false alarms by distant movement.

*** ******'* *** **** to **** *** **** the ****** ** ******* on ***** ******* *******? Isn't **** **** *******/******* zones *** ***?

* ****** **** ***** don't **** ** *** the **** *** ****** because ** **** ***** there ** * **** chance *** **** ** those ********* ** **** just ***** ***** ******.

**'* * ********** *********** sometimes, ** **** **** you **** "***" ****** but ***'* ******* ** alarm *** ** **** as ** ***'* *** close ** ***'*.

** ***** **** **** HV *** ***** *** struggling **** *********.

*** ***'* **** **** buy ** ********* *******?

***** ******** ** *** an ****** ******* ***** are ******* ********* **** they *** *** *******.

****** *** **** **** quality ******** *****'* **** their ****...

******,

** *** **** *** same ******* *** *** this ********* * ****** ago? :)

*** ********** **** *** Dahua ** **** **** is ***** *** ********* and *** *** '**' ones *** ***** ** be *****. *** *********** case *** ***** ** that ** **** ****** even ** ********* ********* remotely **********, ** ** hard ** ******* **** are *** ** *******.

** *** ****** ** analytics *******, **** ***** obviously ****** ****** **, though *** **** ***** integrate ***** ********* ** (both ******* *** *&* team) *** **** **** that ***** ****** ** *** product ****, * ******.

*******, @*****, ****** **** down *** ** ***** Dahua *******. ** **********, check **** *** *** is. * ** ******* how **** ********* *********** is ********* *****'* ********.

* ***** *** *** right.

***** *** ******** ****** that *'* *** ****** into *************.

*** * ***** ***** want ** **** *** with ** ********* ******* that ***** *** *** a ***** *** **** does ***...

****, *** ** *********** old **** **** *****, so ** *** ****** that *** ******** ** the ********* *** ****** in.

****, *** ******** ******** on *** *******-**** ******** human **** ********* *** the ****** *********** ******** being ********** ** **** as **** *********.

***** **** ** *** this ****** ** ****. Especially ****** ***********.

**** ** *** **** updates ** ****, ** far * **** **** can ** **** **** IVS.
* **** *** ******** several ******* ** ******** properties *** ************ *****, and **** **** ***** happy **** *** ********** features **** ***.

*** *** *** ******* with **** ******* ***

********* *** *** **** push ************* ** *** pro *** *** *** customer *** **** ** or *** ************* *** camera!

** **** ******** **** this **** *** **** customers *** ******** * make *** ***** ****** work, *** *** **** this *** ***** *** help ** ***** **** on * ******* ****** system *** ***** ******** and *****.

**** ** **** **** you **** **** **** in *** **** ****.

****, * **** * look ** ***** *** and * ** *** seeing *** **********, **** specifically **** *** **** with *********** **** ** different **** *** *******?

***, **** *** ***** haha, ****, ********** *** systems **** **** ******* is **********, *** * thought ** *** * Dahua ***, ******** *** sure *** ***** **** for ***. *** **** aren’t **.

* ******* *** ***** and ***** *** ***** on ***. *** *** ICRSS *** *** ** the *** ** ****...

** *** *** * sell **** ** * ways *** ********.

*. ***** *** ******* with *** **** *** the *** ** *** dVR.
*** ** ***** **** like *** **** ** the ********* **** **/* or ********, ******, *****, IVS ** * *** of ***.

*. ** ******* **** built ** *** *** a ***. **** ********* as ***.

*. *** ** *** just *** ******* ******** is ** ******* **** built ** *** *** the ******** ** ****. No ** (***** ****)

**** * **** **** the **** ****** ***** with *** *** **** the **** ** ******* but *** **** ** high, (***** ******* *****)

**** ********* ***** **** I *** ** **** report ** *** ************ functions.

* ***** **** ********* hate ******* ****** *** once *** ****** ** configured *** ** ** is * ***** **** if *** ******** ****** getting ******** ************* **** no ******** *******.

** *** ***** *** app **** ******** **.** once ** *** ***** but ** ********** ******* fee. *** **** ** you *** **** *** customers **** ************* ** events ********* ** *** settings *** ********* ** the ** ** *** or ** *****.

*** *** ***** ****** the ******** *** **** on *** *** *** IVS ************* ** ****** via *** *** ***.

**** ** ***** *** feature ******* ** ** Ring **** ****. *** uses *** *** **** why ** *** *** being ****** *******.

*** * **** **** installed * ****** *** vision ******* *** ** idea ** **** **** a *** ********* ** how ** *****.

**** * **** **** done * *** ***** systems *** ** ***** to ** **** *** just *** ******* *** their *** ***** **** the ****** **** ******.

** ** ********** ** limited.

**** * *** **** of *** *** **** the ***** **** **** there ********.

* *** **** **** a ***** ****** **** the *** *** ** one *** ***** ***.
*** **** *** *** phone ***** **** *** and ** **** *** AIO **** *** **** or * ****** *** is *** ** **** for * *** **** weeks! **** ******** **** flip ***** *** **** I **** ****.

***** *’* ***** ***** the ******* *** ******* them **** **** **** with *** *****, ** work **** *** ***** Bosch *** **** *** VMS ** *****, ****** else ***** *** *** in *** **** ******?

* ****** *** ***** and **** ** **** thing, ***.

***** ************ ** *** guys.

**- ** ***** *** and *** **** **** of *** ***-

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