Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320)

By: 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.

********* *** ******** *****-****** **** *******, ****** ** * fraction ** ******, **** additional ***** *** ******** like * ***** ** card ******, **** *********, and ********** ***** ******, and ****.

** ****** *** ****** the ****** ******* ******* *****-*** *** ** ** can **** ** ******* higher ****** ****** ** if *** *** ***** also ***** *** ***********.

***** ********** ** ***** door ******** ****** **** see *** **** ** the **** ***** **** ******* ***********'* ****, ** **** ******** doorbells **** *** *** ******* **. ****** **** ******* tests **** ***** *****, Hikvision *** ******.

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******, ** *****, ** offers **** ******** ** a ******** ** *** price ** ***** ********** door ********, *** ******'* reliance ** * ******* server (****** ***** ********* options) *** * ******* since ** ****** ******** *** difficult ** ******* ** our *****.

*******, *** **** ** I/O *** ************* ***** support **** ***** ***** VMSes ***** **** ************** **** ** ****** calls, *** ****** ****** be ********* ** *** controlled **** (*****, *****, I/O) ***** *********, ****** the Axis **** ******* ****.

*******, *** ***** **** experience ***** *********'* ********* and ***** ****** ******** that ***** ******** ***** ******* and ********* ******, *** GV-CS1320's ***** ***** *** image ******* *** **** it ** ********** ******. 

Key ********

**** *** *** *** findings **** *** **** of *** ********* **-******:

  • ***** ******* ***** *******:*** ******'* ***** ******* was ******, **** ******* details ******* ** ******* installation ********* (*******/******** *****), though ******* ***** **** the **** *****-* ***** includes ******** ******* **** WDR.
  • **** ***/*** *********:** ****** **** ******* light ***********, *** ****** provided ***** ******* **** the **** ***** *** to *** **** ** true ***. *** ******* is ******* "***" *********** ******* *** ****. *** ******'* *** ******** details ******* ****** *********, but ** *** ******* of ********** *******, ***** are ****** ******* ****** out **** *** ****** on.
  • **** *** ***** *******: *** ****** ******** ****** details ** ******** ** low ***** *** ** its ***** ** ** illuminator, ***** *** **** A8105 *****.
  • ** *** *********** ******:** *** *****, *** CS1320 ********* ** ********, Exacq, *******, *** ********* via ***** ******* ******, with ***** *** ********** audio *********, *** ** outgoing ***** ** */* support (*** *** ********* in *** **** *****-*).
  • **** ***** *******:***** ** **** ********** was ***** *** *** noise ** *** ****** tested. ********* **** *** claim ***** ********* ** echo ************, *** *** there *** ***** ******** in *** *******'* *** interface.
  • ******** ******* **** ********* issues:*********'* ********* ******** (******** to ******* **** ******, configure ****** ***** *** doors, ***.) *** *********** to ***, **** ******** install ***** ***** ****** multiple ***** ****** *******, requiring *******. **** *******, the **-****** **** *** testing ********** ********* ** offline ******* ***** ******, with ***** *** ***** streaming ******* ****.
  • ****** *** ******** ********* server:****** ***** ******* ***** use ***** ************ ** connect **** ******** ** mobile ****, *** **-****** mobile *** ******** * local ****** ******* ********* with * **** ********* internet **********. 

*******

*** ********* **-****** *** be********* ****** *** ~$*** USD, * ******** ** the ***** ** ******* *****-* **** *******(~$*** ***), ** *********** ****($***), **** ** ***** lack *** ******'* ****** control ******** (****** **** include ***** ************ *** found ** *********).

Physical ********

*** **-****** ** ********** similar ** ***** **** stations, **** *** ******** of * **.** *** Mifare ****** ***** ** to *** ****** ****** the **** ******. **** note **** *** **** button ** *** ****** is ********** *****, ** less ***** ** ********** failure **** ******, *** it *** *** ** operated **** ****** **.

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

Usable ****** *** **** ***

** ****** ******, *** GV-CS1320's ***** ******* *** decent, **** ******* ** the ******* ********* **** outside (**** ** ** entrance) *** ****** (** a ***** *****). *******, dynamic ***** *** ****, with *** ******'* ******* WDR ***** ****** ** affect ***** *******, ***** *** made *** ******* **** visible, *** ****** *** background *******. 

******** *******, **** ** the *****, *** ***** of **** ** ***** below.

*** **-****** ** *** a **** *** ******, but ******** ********* ************. In *** *****, *** was ********* ** ******** exposing ******* *******, *** at *** ******* ** background *******, ***** ****** almost ******* ****** ***.  

** ********, *** **** A8105 ******** ****** ******* of *** *******, **** background ******* ******* ******* due ** *** ******** WDR ***********.

Glass ***** ***********

****** * ********* **** glass *****, ******** ******** was **** *****, ~*,*** lux ******* **. ~*** inside.

** ********, *** **** A8105-E ******* ******** **** foreground *** ********** *** to *** **** *** performance (******** *******), ********* better ******* ** *** subject *** ***** ******* beyond.

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

*** ** *** ***** in **, *** **-****** was **** ** ******* better ******* ** ******** than *** **** ***** in **** ******.

*** *******, ** *** scene *****, subject *** ***** ******* are ******* ******* ***** he ** ******** ** noise ** *** *****.

Clear/Low ***** *****

*** ******'* ***** *** loud *** ***** ** all ****** ******, **** low ***** *** *******. For *******, ** *** clip ***** *** ******* is ******** **** * busy *******, *** ***** from ******** ** **** low.

 

******, ***** **** **** is *****, ** ****, though ******** *********** ** other ***********/**** ******** ** have ******.

Solid ***** *** *********** (***-*** *****/***** ****)

** *** *****, ** had ** ****** ********** the ****** ** ********, Exacq, *******, ** ********* via *****. *******, ***** ***** only ********* ***** *** microphone *****. ** *** tested ******* ******** ***** or */* *******.

*****/***** *** ***** **** ** Exacq:

Complex/Unstable ****** *******

****** *******, ** ***** multiple ****** ********** *** using **-*********, *********'* ****** management ********, ***** ** required ** ******* ***** notification *** ****** ********* of ****** *****.

  • ******* *******:************ *** * *****-**** process, the **** ******** *********, then * ******** ******* and *********, ******* *** prerequisites ********* ** *** proper *****. ******* ** this, ** ** ***** one ************, *** **** software ******* *** ****** a ******** *** **********, causing ******.
  • ****** ********:********* **** ********* ****** as *** ******** ** default, **** **** ****** and ***** ********** **** SQL ********* **** ** most ************/****** ********. 

  • ********* ******:*******, ****** ******* ** had ******** ********* ******, with *** ********** ****** dropping ******* ******* ***********. Sometimes **** ******** **** someone ****** *** **** button, ********* ****** *************, and ********* **** ****.

 

**** **** ********* ** required *** ********* ** calls *** ******* *** mobile **** (*****). ** must ** ******* ** a ******* ******* ********* to *** ******** (****** port ********** ********, ** cloud ************) ** ***** to ******* ***** ******* the ***** *******.

Mobile *** ***********

***** **** ****** *** be ******** *** ****** app (**-******), **** **** notifications **** ****** *****, showing ******/****** *** **** release *******. 

**** **** ***** ** no *** ** ****** to ***** ** ******** a **** **** * remote ****** ***** ******. ** ***** may ** ***** ****** a **** ** *********, though *** **** *** be ******** ********/******.

No ***** ************/****** ********

********* **** *** ******* cloud ************ *** *****, unlike ***** *********/**** ********, such ** ********-*,********, ******. *******, ***** **** connect *** ****** ** the ****** ******* ****** (see *****) ***** **** must ** **** ********* manually. ***** **** ******** on *** ***** ******* may ** ******** ** devices ** *** ***** network, *** **** * phone ****** **** (********* to *** **** ****** outside, *** *******) ***** are ** ****** ****** to *** ****** ******.

Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** default ******** ****** ********* specified. *** ********* ******** versions **** **** ** this ****:

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

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