Vivotek $150 AI Camera Tested

By Derek Ward, Published Oct 21, 2021, 10:17am EDT (Research)

******* *** ***** ** ***** ******* ****** *********** ****** *** ****, **** ********* C-Series *******, *** *** **** **** it *******?

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** ****** ****** *-****** ******(***** ******* ********, *** ** ****) and ****** ***** ********* *** ***** quality ***********, *********:

  • *** ********** **** ** ****** ****** walking, *******, *** ******** ******* *** scene?
  • **** ** ***** ***** ****** ** shadows, ******, *** ***** ****** ****** sources?
  • *** *** *** ** ****** ******?
  • *** **** **** ** ********* **** various *****?
  • *** **** ** ******* ** **** light (~*** ***), *** *****(~* ***), dark **** ** *** *** ******?
  • *** ***** ***/** **** ****** ** low ***** ******?
  • *** **** ********* ******* ******* * Series ******?

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***** ** *** *****, *******'* ****** offers ****** ** ****** ********* ***** accurately ******** ******** *** *** ***** and ******** ****** *** ****** ***** alert *******, **** *******, *** ***** (~2 ***), *** ****/** ******* ******* to ***-**** ***** *******, *** *** smart ***** ********.

*******, ** ******** ****** *** *** person ********* **** *****/********* ***-**** ** camera (~**-** **. *-**), *** ********* integrated **** **** ******* *** ********* (not ********, *****, ** ******* *****), and *** *********** *** **** ******** to ***** ******.

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

*** ******* ****** ******* *** ~$*** *** ********** *** ***** ****** ********* *********** included, ***** ************* ******** **(~$*** ***),*****'* ***(~$*** ***), ******** ********(~$*** ***).

Accurate *******, *******, *** ******** ***** *********

****** ******* ******* ******* *** ***** were *** ******, *** ** *****, as **** **** ***** *** ******* the ********* **** *** **** ****** reliable ********* ***** ******** (~**', ********* below).

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******** ******* ******* *** ***** **** accurately *** ************ ********, **** **** partly ******** ** *******.

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******** ****** **** ********** ******** ** well, ** *********** **** ********** ***** ** *******'* ***** ****** Detection, ***** **** **** ****** **********.

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

****** ******* ******* ** ***** ****** were ******* ** *******'* ***** ****** Detection, **** ** ***** **** **** droplets ******* **** *** ******'* ****.

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******** *** *** ******* ***** ********** during *** *****, ********* ******* ****, large ****** (*****), *** *****. *******'* analytics ************* ******** ** ****** ************ in *** ******** ****.

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No ***** ****** ** ***** *******, *******, ** ***** *******

*******'* ***** ****** ********* ******* *** common ******* ** ***** ****** ******* such ** ******* ***** *******, ****** objects ** ****** ********. ** *** following *******, ** **** *** ****** on *** *** ** ***** ********** with ** ******.

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******, ****** ******* **** ** ***** or ****** *** *** ******* ***** alerts.

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

*** **** ***** ****** ********** **** in *** ******* **** *** ********* of *** ********** ******* ****** ******* that **** ******** ** *****.

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******* **** *********** **** ** ********* in ******** ********:

*** ****** ***** ****** ********* ********, since ** ******** ****** ** **** short ******, *** ***** ****** ********* on ****** *** *** ********** ****. Lately, ** **** ******* * *** firmware ** ******** *** ***********. ** will **** *** *******.

Reliable ****** ********* ** ~** *** (~**')

** *** *****, ***** ****** ********* reliably ******** ****** ** ~**/~** *** on *** ***** ******* ******. **** that **** ****** **** * ***** 2.8mm ****, ** ********* *** ********* range ** ******* ** ** *** possible.

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Streamlined ***** ********* *************

****** *** ***** **** ** *******'* Smart ****** *********, ***** *** ** input *** ****** ** *** ******, add * ****** ** ********, *** toggle ****** ********* **. ***, ** the ******, ***** **** * ***, enable ****** *********, *** ***** ****, without ******* ** ******* ****** ****** or **** ** * ******* ****.

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Limited *****-***** ***** ****** ********* ***********

***** ****** ********* ****** ***** **** integrate **** ********* ******** *** ******* Security ****** ** *** *****. **** did *** **** ** ********, *****, or ** *******. ***** ****** ********* fully ********** **** *******'* *** ***** VMS, ********* ***** ****** *** ****** detections.

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Dark/IR ***********

*** ******* * ****** ****** *** a ******** ******* *******, ****** *** edges ** *** *** *** ******* illuminated, ********* ******* *** *********.

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** ~**' ******** *** ~*.** ***, the ******* ****** ******** ******** ****** details *** ***** ** ********* ******* tested, **** ****** ******** *** ***** letters ********* *****.

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** *** ******* ***** ******* *** scene (**** ************ ******** "**"), ******* are ****** *** ** ** ** ~15-20' ****. ** ** ********, *** camera *******, *** * *** ******* of *** ******* *** ** ****, though *** **** ** *** ********** becomes **** ****.

**** *** ******* *** ***** ******* ~100' (*** ****'* ** *****) **** at *** ***** *** ** *** test ***, *** ******* ****** ****** can ****** *** ******** ** * subject *** ** **** ***** *** (~10), *** ** ******* *** ** seen.

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Color *** ***** (~* ***) ***********

** ~* ***, *** ****** *** unable ** ******* ***** ****** *******, with ******* ***** *****, **** *** test ***** ********* **** **** *. By ********, ***** *** ********* ******* both ******* ***** ****** *******.

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*******, *** ****** ******** ******** ******* on ****** ******** ** *** ***** than ***** ******* ******. ***** *** cameras ******** **** **** *** ****** trails, *** ******* ****** ******** ****** features, ***** ****** ** ***.

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***** ***** ** *** ******, ** the ******* ******, ****** ******* *** soft *** *******, *** * ***** can ** **** ****** ***.

**** **** ***** ** ******* ** lowering *** ********, *** *** **********. Additionally, ******* ***** ********* **** *** reduced, ********* ** ********* *********.

WDR *********** ****

** ****** *** ******* ****** ** an ******** ******* *** *****, ***** below, **** * ******** ********** ** ~15 *** ******* *** ~*,*** *** outside.

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*** ******* ******'* *** *********** ** weak *** ** *** *** ** digital ***. ***** *** ******** ******* and **** ***** ******* *********** *******, the ******** ******* *** ********** *** overexposed, ************* ******** *******.

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Slow *** **********

** ******, *** ******* ****** ** slow ** ****** ******** ** ********** for *** ******* ****. *** ******* is *********** ***** ******* *** ************ inside, ********* **** *******, ********, *** ghosting.

WDR ******** *** ****

**** *** ******* (~** *** ** this *****), ******** ** ***** *** noticeable **** ****** ******** ** *** Vivotek ******.

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Full ***** **********

** ****, **** ******** (~*** ***), no ********* ****** **** ****, **** similar ******* ***** *** ******* ******.

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Bandwidth **********

*** ******* * ****** ******* *** modest ********* *********** ** ****, **** light (~*** ***) ****** **** *.*** / ***** ****** *** *******, ~*** Kb/s ** *** ****** *** ~*** Kb/s ** *** ******-*. *******, *** rates **** ~*-** ** ~* *** color *** ***** *** **** */** enabled ****** *** ** ***** *** artifacts.

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H.264/H.265 *** ***********

*** ******'* *.*** *** *.*** ******* connected *** **** ************ ** *** VMSes ******, ***** ******** ***********, *******, Milestone *** ******* *****. ***** *** worked **** *** ***** ** ****. Additionally, *** ****** ***** ********** *.***/*.*** and ***** ****** ****** **** *******'* own ***** ***.

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Size **********

*******'* * ****** ****** **** ** similar ** **** ** *** ******* IT9360-H *** ******* ** *****/**** ******** to *** ***** *******.

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Made ** ******

*** ******* ****** ** **** ** Taiwan.

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Unlabeled ********* *** ****

*** ******* ****** **** ** ********* SoC, ***** ** ******** *****. ***** researching *** ********* ******** ***'*, ** identified *** **** ** *********, ***** Vivotek *********.

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

******* **** ********* ***** ** ******* with * *** *********** ** *********** settings **** **:

  • ****-************ *******.
  • ******* ***** *** ** */***.
  • *.*** *** ****, **** ***** ****** III *******.
  • ************ *** ** ~**.
  • *** *** ** **.
  • *** ******** *** **** ** *** testing.

Firmware ******** ****

*** ********* ****** ******** ******** **** used *** *******:

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

Comments (3)

**** *** ****** **** **** *******’* VMS?

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***** *******,

***, *** ****** ***** ** *******'* VAST2 *** *** *.***/*.***, *** ***** Motion ********* ***** ********** **** ** as ****.

*** *****/****** ******** **** *** ****** highlight ***** **** *** ***** **** VAST2.

* ******** *** *** *********** ******* for *******, ***** ***** ** *******:

*** ******'* *.*** *** *.*** ******* connected *** **** ************ ** *** VMSes ******, ***** ******** ***********, *******, Milestone *** ******* *****. ***** *** worked **** *** ***** ** ****.************, *** ****** ***** ********** *.***/*.*** and ***** ****** ****** **** *******'* own ***** ***.

***** ***!

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***** *********** *** ********* ******** ***'*, we ********** *** **** ** *********, which ******* *********.

***** ********* **** ** *** ***** it **?

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