Hikvision DeepinView Camera Analytics Tested

By: Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick, Published on May 08, 2019

Hikvision is expanding its 'deep learning' offerings with a new camera series called 'DeepinView' claiming false alarm reduction and improved accuracy.

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We bought a DeepinView 1080p bullet camera (DS-2CD7A26G0-IZHS) and tested in multiple scenes for over two weeks to see how it performs examining:

  • False alert performance: What did and did not cause false alerts?
  • Intrusion detection accuracy: Did it miss valid people or vehicles in the scene in multiple conditions?
  • Face detection performance: Did face detection work reliably in full light and low light at multiple angles?
  • Ease of setup: How difficult or time-consuming was setup and optimization?
  • Vs. competitive analytics: How did DeepinView compare to camera analytics from our IP Camera Analytics Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview?
  • What components does it use? Ambarella, Huawei, Intel, NVIDIA, others?
  • What difference does firmware version make?

********* ** ********* *** 'deep ********' ********* **** a *** ****** ****** called '**********' ******** ***** ***** reduction *** ******** ********.

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** ****** *********** ***** ****** ****** (DS-2CD7A26G0-IZHS)*** ****** ** ******** scenes *** **** *** weeks ** *** *** it ******** *********:

  • ***** ***** ***********: **** did *** *** *** cause ***** ******?
  • ********* ********* ********: *** it **** ***** ****** or ******** ** *** scene ** ******** **********?
  • **** ********* ***********: *** face ********* **** ******** in **** ***** *** low ***** ** ******** angles?
  • **** ** *****: *** difficult ** ****-********* *** setup *** ************?
  • **. *********** *********: *** did ********** ******* ** camera ********* **** ***** ****** ********* ******** - ********, ****, *****, Dahua, ******, *********, *******?
  • **** ********** **** ** use? *********, ******, *****, NVIDIA, ******?
  • **** ********** **** ******** version ****?

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Performance *******

***** ** *** ***** of *******, ********* ********* of ******, *** ********** DS-2CD7A26G0-IZHS *** ******* *********:

  • ** ****** *********: ****** ******* *** ****** managed ** ***** ***** alarms ** ******* ** the ***** **** ******* branches, *****, ***., ****** in **** ***** ******** cameras.
  • ** ****** ** ****: *** ********** ****** did *** ***** ** heavy **** ** *** scene, *** ** *** most ****** ******* ** false ****** ** *** past ********* *****.
  • ** ****** **********: ****** *******/******* ******* *** scene **** *** ****** during *** ***** ** testing ** ******* **********, day, *****, *** ** rain.
  • **** ********* **** ******** in **** *****: ** **** *** ******, face ********* *** *** miss *** *****, **** at ***** **° ******* or **** ********* ********.
  • ****** *************:************* ** *** ******** requires **** ******** ********* Detection ** **** *********, with *** ****** ********** to * **** ****** zone.

*******, ** ******** **** false ****** ** ******* sources *** ******* **** detection *********** ** *** light:

  • ***** ******* ******* ******** alerts:** *** *****, *** DeepinView ****** ********* ******* on ***** ******* *****, sheep, *** ****, * few ***** *** ***. Smaller ******* **** ** birds, ****, ********* **** alarmed ** *** **** frequently. ** ** ******* if *** ****** *** these ******* ** ***** or *******, ** ** does *** ******** *******.
  • ******* ***** *******: ******* ***** ******* such ** ****** ** a **** ******* ** or **** ********* ******** caused ***** ******.
  • **** ********* *********** ***** in ****/*** *****: ** *** *****/**** ****** with ** **, **** detection *********** ****** ************, sometimes ********** ******* ********, especially **** ** ******* angles ** ******* ****** the *****.
  • ******** ******* *********: *** ********** ****** used ** ******* (****** through ** ************) ******* with ******** *.*.*, ***** performed ***** ******, **** false ****** ** *****, shadows, ****, ***. *** seen ** ***** ********. Hikvision ******** ** *.*.**, ********* in ***** ******* *** not *** ** *** USA ****, ****** **** say ** ** ********* in *** ******* ** being ********* *** *****. Our **** ******* *** based ** *.*.** *** we ********* *** ***** with ******* ******** ** upgrade ** ****.

Vs. ******** ****-******** *********

********** *** ********* ********* by ***** ***** ******* which ********'* ** ****-******** analytic ******* ********. ** our *****, ** ******** camera ** *** **** scenes *** *** ********* by *** ******* ****** several **** ** *******, nor ***** *******, *******, foliage, ***.

Vs. ***** ********* *********/***

********** *********** ** *** tests ** ****** **** of **** *********** ********* ** **** tested, ********* **** (********* Defender *** ****** *****), Hanwha ******* *, *****, and *********'* *** ******** intrusion ********* *********, **** much ****** ********* ** foliage, *******, ****, *** even ***** *******.

***** **** ********, *** only ******** **** *** shootout ******** *********** ****** DeepinView ** *****'* ***, which ******** *******, ****, foliage, *** ****, ****** occasionally *** ****** **** shadows. ***** ***** ** more ******* **** *********, however, ********* ******* ***** to ********* *** ******* calibration *** **** ******, instead ** ****** ******** the ****.

******** ** ******** ***, performance ** *********** ******, as **** ****** **** VMD ***** ****** ***** on *** ***** ******, including *** *** ******* to *** ****** ***** alert ******* *****, ******* discriminating ******* ******, ********, or ***** *******. *******, DeepInView ** *** **** expensive **** ************ *******.

*******

*** **-*********-**** ***** *** ~$900 *** ******. **** pricing ** ********** *******'* ********* **** **(******* ***** *** *****/******** camera), ****** ********** ****** than********'* ******** ******* (~$***-*** ********* street *****).

*** ***-** * ****** equivalent ** **** ****** (**-*********-****) ***** *** ~$*** online, ****** **** ******** a ~$*** *** **.

Physical ********

*** ********** ****** ** physically ******* ** *********'* non-deep ******** ****** ******. It ** ******* ** size *** ************ ** other **** **** *******, such ** ****** (***** below), ******** ******, **** an ******** **** ***.

** ****** *** ******** of *** ****** ** this *****:

DeepinView ********

*********** *** ********** ****** is ******. ***** *********** only **** ** ****** Intrusion ********* (** **** Detection). ***** ******** *** be **** ** ******* (full ****** ********* ****, and *******/******* ****** **** settings), *** *** * limited ****** ** *********** in *** *****.

** ****** *** ***** setup ** **** *****:

Rejected ***** ******: ****, *****, *******

*** ********** ****** ******** many ***** ***** ******* that ******** *********** ** past ********* *****. 

*** *******, ********** *** not ***** ** ***** rain ****** *** *******, through ******* ****** *** and *****. **** *** one ** *** **** common ******* ** ****** in **** *****, **** nearly ***** ******** ****** frequently ******** ** *********.

No-False-Alerts-In-Heavy-Rain-Wind

*** ****** **** ******** alerts ****** ** ******* branches/foliage ** **** ** the ******* **** ******, another ****** ***** ** past *****.

No False Alerts On Brush Shadows

Regular ***** ****** ** *******

*** ********** ****** *** notable ****** **** ***** alerts ** ***** *******, such ** **** ** the ******** ** *** field ** **** *****.

False-Alert-On-Dogs-In-FOV

** **** ******* ** goats *** ***** (***** below). ** ** ******* whether *** ****** ********** these ******* ** ** people ** ********, ** it **** *** ******* differentiate ** ******* ****** of ****** ********.

False-Alert-On-Sheep-In-FOV

Fewer ****** **** ***** *******

**** **** *** ****** also ************ ******* ** small *******, ********* * few ***** ** *** testing, ****** ** * much ***** **** **** larger *******, ***** ********* nearly ***** **** **** were ** *** *****.

False-Alert-On-Birds-In-FOV

*******, ** ******* *** cat ** *** ***** below, ***** ***** ******** on **** ******* ****.

No-Alert-On-Cat-In-Scene

Alarms ** ***** *******

******* ****** ****** ** false ****** *** ******* light *******. **** ******* in ******** ******, ********* outdoors ****** * ************:

Alert After Lightning Flash

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

****** * **** ** testing ** ******* ******, people ** **** **** not ****** **** ******** the ***** ** **** of *** ****** ******* or *******.

No-Missed-Detections

****** ********* **** ********* well ** ***** ****, alerting ** *** ****** walking ** *** ***** and ******** *** ****.

People Detection In Heavy Rain

Person/Vehicle ********* ***** ***********

** *** *****, *** DeepinView ****** *** **** to ******** ****** ****** at ***** ~** *** (~160' ******** ***** * ~175' ****). **** **** detected ** **** ** this ********, ~***', ***** 3-4 ***.

**** ** ********** ****** than ******** ****** *** day (~* ***), ****** lower ** *****, ***** Avigilon ******** ** **** as ~** *** *** detection. ***** *** ******** day *** ***** ** ~4-6 *** ** *** tests.

Face ********* ***********

*** ********** ****** **** includes **** *********, ***** may ** ******* ******* of ********* *********, *** the *** ****** ** used **************. **** ******* is ******* ** ********* to ** ** *** "VCA ********" *** ** basic *************. "***** *****" refers ** ******* ******** rules **** ** ********* detection *** **** ********.

Smart-Event-Or-Face-Capture,-Not-Both

** *** ******* **** detection ****** **** ** a **** ***** ***** (~200lx), **** ********* *** subjects **** ** ******* degrees ** **** (~** degrees) *** ******* ******** across *** ***** ******** only **** ** *** face.

Face-Detection-Works-Well-In-Full-Light-Harsh-Angles

** *** *****, **** IR ** ** ***, performance *********, **** *** camera ******* ***** ** subjects ******* ****** *** scene.

Face-Detection-Misses-In-Low-Light-IR

Movidius ****** * *** ****

*** ********** ****** **** an***** ******** ****** * vision ********** **** (***), ******** *****.

DeepinView Camera Uses Intel Myriad 2 Chip

******** ** ************* ***, ***** **** * single ***** ****** ********* for ** ******** ** intrusion, ********** * ****** 2 ** * ****** channel ** ***** ******** much ******* ********** *****. As ******* **** ** the ***** ****** * in *** **** *** years, ********** ***** *** likely, ** *** ****** X ** ******* **** powerful **** *** ****** 2 (*** *** ****).

Unknown ***

** **** **** * private ******* ***, *** the ********* ** ********* labeled ***** ********* **** in ***** *******:

Unknown SoC Used

* ****** *********** ****** suggested * ******** *******:

  • * *********-******** ***, ******* of ***** *** ***** party ***** **** **** historically **** ** ***** models. "**** ***** **** them *** ***** ******** they **** ** * device ** ******* ******** pricing ****** ********."
  • * ********* *** **** another *********, *.*., *********. Given ***** ********** *****, Hikvision *** ** ***** chips ** ****** **** their **** ** ****. "It **** *** **** that **** ****** ** order ***** **** **** your *** ****** ******** on ****... ** ** could ** **** * normal *** *** ***** HiSilicon ****, *** **** Hikvision ********.  "

Versions ****

*.*.** ******** *** **** for *** ********* **-*********-**** *** is *** ***** ** our ********.

** **** ****** *.*.* and *.*.** (**** *** shipped ** ** *** is ***** ****** ** Hikvision *** ** *******), accuracy ** ***** ******** was ******* *****, ********** 5.5.5, ***** ******* ** shadows, *****, ****, *** more ******* ***** ***** versions *** ***. ** did *** ******* *** examples **** *.*.* ** 5.5.81, *** ***** ****** be ***** ** *** substantial ********** ** ***********.

Country ** ******

*** **-*********-**** *** **** in *****.

Comments (15)

*** **** ** *****/***? Eg *** *** ****** performance **** ** * range ** **** **** a ******** ***, ** 20M **** * ******** FOV?

** *** *****, *** DeepinView ****** *** **** to ******** ****** ****** at ***** ~** *** (~160' ******** ***** * ~175' ****). **** **** detected ** **** ** this ********, ~***', ***** 3-4 ***. ***** ******* are ***** * ~**° FOV.

**** ** **** ********* to *** ****.

********* *** **** ******* was *** ******* **** this ***** (*** ******* them, **** ** * common ******* ** ***, they *** ********* *** trained ** *** / advanced ********). **** ******* verified **** *** ******** shown ** *** ** that .** *** *** latest.

**** ****, ********* ********** actually ******** **** *******. We ******* *** ** European ******** *** ********* that .** *** ******. To *********'* ******, *** USA **** **** ** a ****** **** ** the .** ******** ** we ***** ****.

*** **** ****** **** year's********** ********** *** ****************** ******* *******.

******* ** ****, ** have ******* ******** *** DeepInMind. *******, *** *** is **** ******* *** 'A' ******** ******* ********* (which ** **** ** bought) ***** ****** *** the '*' ********, ***** is ********** ******. ** are ****** ** ******** through ****.

*.*. - ****** *********, don't **** ***** *** have ***** ********* ********. If *** ***** **** to *******, **** ** what **** ** ***, production ********* (** ***** in *** ***) ****** production-ready ********.

******* *** ****** **** products ** ****** *** Chinese *************. ** ** experience **** **** ***** and ********* ********* *** first ******* ******** **** a **** ***** ** bugs *** ******* * a *** ** *********** to *** ******** ** get **** *****. **** of *** *********** **** use ***** **** ************ or ****** *********** *** have *** *** ********** of ****** *** ********** these ***** ** ***** release ******** *****  ****** are **** * “****” style *******.

*** .... ***** *** you *** *** ***** from ?

*** ***** **** *** sheep **** **** **** territory. *** ****** **** their **********? *** ** been **** ******* *** birds, **** ** ****** knowledge? ****'* **** **** with *** ****** **** and ** *** ** the ******* **** **** of ** ****** ******** group? *'* *** ********* IPVM ** ****** ***** data ********** **************** *********.

********* * **** ****** report *****. *'* ******* though - ****** *** two-week **** **** *** much ******** **** ***** and *** *** ***** positives ******* **** **** - ****** *** ********* for ******* ***********?

*** ******** ***-*******, ***** Trumps ****** *****-******** - how ** ******* ****** the ***** ******* ******* of *** ******? **** curious.....

****'* **** **** **** the ****** **** *** do *** ** *** targets **** **** ** an ****** ******** *****?

* ***** *** *** joking *** * ***'* think **'* ***** ** make *** ** ***** rights ******. ****** **** Hikvision ** ********* *** it, **** *** *** ******* ************ ***** (Part * *** *)

** *** *****, ******* would *** ** **** of ** ****** ************ ******* ***** *** Hikvision*** ***** ********* **** human ****** ****** *****.

* *** **** ** there *** *** **** so *** ***** **** your ***.....

************* *** ****'* ****** with *** ********* ***** though, *** **** **** the *********** ** *** the ******* ***.

* *** *** ********** the ****. **** *** think **'* ***** ** joke ***** ***** ****** abuses **** * *** about ***.

*'** **** ***** ******* your ******** ***** ***********. In *** ******, ** you **** ** *** a ********* ********, *** it ******* ****** ***** oppressing ****** **********.

* ***’* **** ** undermine ** ******* *****’* work ** ************ **** rant *** ********** **** the ******.

*** **** ********** *** devalued ********* ** ******** up ***** ********* **** human ****** ****** ** a **** **** *** nothing ** ** **** that.

** *** ** *********** over ****. **’* **********, and *** ******* **** firmware ******* ** ******** version, *** ** *** not **** ******** ** branches ***** ******* **** in *** **** ***** or ***** ******** **** after ****** **** ** the **** ****. **** there ** ** *** to **** ****** ** valid ** *****, ** it ***’* ** ******** trained. 

****** *****.

*** ******* *** ****** be  "****** ********* **** V101" 

#*, ******. *** *** you ****** **** ***? Is ***** **** ******* or ******** **** ******* you ** ******** * specific ********* ****?

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