Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320)

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Sep 12, 2017

Geovision has released the GV-CS1320 door station, priced at a fraction of others, with additional bells and whistles like a built in card reader, face detection, and capacitive touch button, and more.

We bought and tested the CS1320 against the Axis A8105-E to see if it can hold up against higher priced models or if its low price also means low performance.

Those interested in other door stations should also see our test of the Axis A8105 Door Station and DoorBird's D101, as well consumer doorbells Ring Pro and SkyBell HD. Future door station tests will cover Dahua, Hikvision and others.

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