Ideal SecuriTest IP Vs Unbranded IP Camera Install Tool Tested

By: IPVM Team, Published on Nov 21, 2018

In our recent IP camera installation tool shootout, multiple members questioned the Ideal SecuriTest IP's features compared to low-cost unbranded models found on Amazon.

To see how the two compare, we bought and tested one of these low-cost unbranded models vs the Ideal:

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Inside we report our findings on:

  • User interface similarities and differences
  • Physical differences, including construction, button quality, and port layout
  • Pricing, warranty, and support differences
  • Basic use overview
  • Cable and network testing utilities
  • Wearable use

** *** ******** ****** ************ **** shootout, ******** ******* ********** the ***** ********** **'* features ******** ** ***-**** unbranded ****** ***** ** Amazon.

** *** *** *** two *******, ** ****** and ****** *** ** these ***-**** ********* ****** vs *** *****:

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****** ** ****** *** findings **:

  • **** ********* ************ *** differences
  • ******** ***********, ********* ************, button *******, *** **** layout
  • *******, ********, *** ******* differences
  • ***** *** ********
  • ***** *** ******* ******* utilities
  • ******** ***

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***** ** *** *****, the***** ********** ***** ******* ********** **** low-cost ****** ****** ***** similar ********/********.

  • ***** ******** ****:*** ****** ****** ***** suffered **** ******* ******** bugs *** ***** ** the ***** **********, **** occasional *** ******* *** one *** **** ******* any **** ** ***** to **** **. ** contrast, ** *********** **** few ****** **** ***** the ***** ******.
  • ***** *******:*** ***** ********** **'* build ******* *** ******* improved ******** ** ****** models, **** **** ********** and ******* ****, *** a *******, **** ******* feel.
  • ***** ******* ********:*** ***** ********** ** includes **** ***** ******* features *** ***** ** the ****** ******, **** tone **********/***** *******. **** that ***** ******** *** available ** **** ********* import ******, ****** ** a *********** ***** *******, nearing *** ***** ******'* price.
  • ****** *******:***** ******** *** ******* to ******** * "****** report" ***** ******** *** details (****, ********, **** tested, ***** *************) ** well ** *********, *** included ** *** **** models.

***** ** ***** ********, unbranded ****** *** **** for ***** ******* ** save * *** ******* dollars, *** *** ***** model ****** ******* ****** usability **** ***** ****** as **** ** ***** support *** ********.

*******/************

******** ********** ******* ***~$*** *** ******.

***** ** *********** ******** in ******* ** ***** cost ****** ******, ********* on ******* ***. *** model ******(****** ********-****) ***** *** ~$400 ******, *** ******** ** analog *** **** ***** cable ******* ********, **** similar ** *** ***** model. *******, ***** **** models *** *********, **** as *******-********* ***** *** ~$*** and **** *** ******* HD ****** **********, ** well ** ****** ****** models ***** ******* ******* multimeter, ***** *******, *** even ***** ******* ********, but ***** ****** *** closer ** ***** ** the ********** ** (~$***+).

Same ***** ********

*** ***** ********** ** and ********* **** **** model *** *** **** basic ********, *** ******* operating ****** **** * selection ** **** **** for ******* *******, *************, and ****. *** *** devices ********** **** **** similar, **** **** ** the **** *****, ****** different *********** *** ***** schemes.

Ideal **. ********* ****** ***** ***********

*******, ***** **** **** very *******, ***** *** several *** *********** ******* the ***** ********** ** and ********* ****** **** as *** ****** ********* in **** ******, *********:

  • ***** ******** *******
  • **** ****** ***********
  • ***** ******* ****** ******
  • ***** ***** ******* ********
  • ***** ***** ******** *******/********/******

Ideal: ******** ******* (**** ********** *** *******)

***** *** *** *********** differences ******* *** ***** and ****** ******' *******/****:

  • ***** *******:**** **********, *** ***** tester's **** *** *******, making **** ****** ** see ** *** ***** compared ** *** ***-*** keys ** *** ****** model.
  • ***** **** **********:******, *****'* **** **** more **********, **** * more "******" ********** *** less **** ******** ** the ****** ******.

Port ****** ***********

*** *** ******* ******* essentially *** **** ******** and **** ** *****, though ****** ******. *** most ******* ********** ** that ********/*** ***** *** located ** *** *** of *** ***** ******, but *** ****** ** the ****** *****. **** users *** **** *** orientation ******** ******** ** the *****, ****** **** are *********** *** ****.

poe port location differences

Ideal: ******** ***** ******

*** ***** ********** ******** a ******** ******* *** off ******, ***** *** import ****** **** ***. This ****** *** ******* to ** ********** ************ when *** ****** ** not ** ***, ********* battery **** **** ** not ** ***. ** contrast, *** ****** ***** uses * **** ***** button ****, ***** ****** slight ***** ********* ***** the **** ** ******* off.

cut off switch conserves power when not in use

Ideal: *** **** ******** *** ***** ******** *******/******

*** ********** ** ******** a * **** ********, with ******* ********* ** Ideal's *** ******** **** Chicago. ** ********, *** Wsdcam ***** ******** ** warranty. **** ***** ***** repairing *******, *** ****** did *** *******.

************, ***** ****** **** they **** "**** **** 100" ***** ***** **** which *** ******* ***** support ** ***********, *** available **** ********* *****.

Basic ********

** *** **** *****, the ********** ** ****** users ** ******* * camera ** *** ****'* PoE **** *** ********/********* it ***** *****-** ****.

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

Ideal *******: ****** *******

*** ********** ** ******** the ******* ** ******** camera ************ *******, ***** provide ****** ***********, ********* location *** ********* ****, as **** ** ************* information (*****, ***, **********, etc.) *** *********. **** allows *********** ** ****** document *** ***** ** the ****** ** ******* when **** ****** * service **** ** ** part ** **************** *******. **** ********** ** not ******** ** *** unbranded *****.

Cable ******* ********

*** ********** ** *** be **** **** *** basic***** ******* *****. ***** ******* *** be ******* ***** *** tester *** ** ******** remote **** (**** **** for ***** *******). *** unbranded ***** ** ****** did *** ******* ***** features.

cable-wiremap-testing

************, ***** ****** *** attenuation *** ** ******** using *** ***** ** TDR **** (**** ****** Reflectometer).

cable length attenuation testing

Network *******

*** ********** ** ******** basic ******* ******* *********, such ** ****, ** scanners, ****** **** ********, and ****.

network-scanner-utility-included

Third ***** ****

** ******** ** ******** apps, ***** *** ******* third-party ************ ** *** SecuriTest ** ** ******* them ** *** ** card ** ***** * package ********** **** *********. **** ****** ******** camera ***/** *** ************ apps ** ** ********* depending ** ***** ****** the ********** ********* ***** with.

third-party-apps-may-be-installed

Ideal ******** ********

** **** *****, ** provide * ******** ******** of *** ********** **, including *** ******** ***/******** ports, ** ****** ** and ***, ***** **** ports, *** ****.

Wearable ***

*** ********** ** *** unbranded ******* *** ** worn ***** * ****-***** neck *****, ***** ****** the ****** ** **** at ** ***** **** the ****'* ****, ** it *** ** ****** hands **** **** ****** or ********. ***** **** tools ******* ** ***** one **** ** ** used, ***** *** ******** installation ********** ** ***** or *******.

Country ** ******

  • ***** ******** ********** **: Made ** *****
  • ****** ****: **** ** China

Firmware ****

*** ******* ******** ********* at *** **** *** used *** *******

  • ***** ******** ********** **: 1.8.1.2.2
  • ****** ****: **-*****.*.*-**.*.*-*****

Comments (9)

** ***** *** ******* *** **** ******** ** *** **** I ******, ***** ***** *** *******. *** *** **** **** fairly ******, *** **** *** **** *** ** *** ******. Most **** *** *** ** **** *****.

********* ******. **'** **** ***** *** ********* "******" ***** ****** for **** * ****. *'** *** *** "******" ** *** two *****, *** ***** "******* *" **** *** ** ******* devices. ** **** **** **** ** ******** **** ** ********. Even ****** *** ***** ** *** **** ****** **** *'** had **** ** **** **** - ***, *******, ***, .... they ****** ** **** *** ***** ***** *** *******. **'** had ***** **** ***'* "****" * ****** ******* ** *** misaddressed *** **** ***** ***** ****** ** **** ** ****. With ***** *******, **** ***** **** ****** ****** *******. (**** tech ****'* **** ** **** *** - ** *** ** come **** ** *** **** *** **** ** **.)

**** **** ******, *'* ******** *** *** ***** ******* *** - ******** ****** *** *** ** ******.

* *** **** *** **** *****, *** ****** ***** ************* devices. ****** ******* ******* ******* ** *****. **** ***** ******* rather *********, ** **** ** *** *** *** ***** ***** own. *** ** **** ***'* **** *** *** ********, ***** a "*******" ****** *** ***** *** *** ** **** ***********.

*****, ****** *** ******** *** ********* **** ***** **** **********. We **** * *************** **** ******** ****** **** *** ** *** ******** ****.

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** **** ******** *** ***** ****** *** *** **** **** IDEAL, *** *******, *********** *** ****** ***************** *********.. *** *********** **** ****** **** **** *************. **'** leave ** ** ****. **** ** ** *** ** *** most ****** **** **** ********* ** ** ** ******* .. when ** ***** .. ***** ** ****** ** ** ** 4 *********... ***** * ****** (** **** ** ******* ***** these **** ** ****** *** *** ********* ** ** * different *******/***********... ).. ****** ****** ...

*** ****** ****** ** ** *** ******* *** ***** *** these *******?

* *** *** ****** *** **** ****** (*** **) *** have * ***** *****. ** * ** ******* **** * analog ** ** **** ****** ****** *** ******* ** *** type (****, **-***, ***, ***) * **** ** **** **** app ********** *** *** ** * **** * ***** *******. (On **** ****** **** ****** *** *** *** ***. * am ****** ** *** ***** *** ******* ***** ** *** app **** **** **** ******** *** ****** *** ******* *** picture -- ***** ** *** ****** * ** ******* *** the *** ***** *** ***** *******.) ** ******** ******, ********* one ****** (*** ***) ***** ***** ******* ******* *** *** of ******* ****** *** **** * **** ***** *****.

* **** *** **** ****** *****://***.*************.***/********-*-****-*****-***-****-*******-***-***

*** ** **** ******* *** ****** ** *** ********* ****** -- *** ******** ** **** ******, ** *****'* **** **** 5MP *** ***** ** ****** ****, ** *** ** ** all.

** ** ***** - * ** ******* *** ** *** that *** *** ** ***** ******/***** ******* ****** **** *** auto ****** *** ****** **** ********* ** *** *** ****. Even ** ** *****'* ******* *** *****, **** ** ****... cause ** **** ** * **** *** ****** ******, **** I *** ** ** *** ******* *** ** ******* *** video.

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

****, *** ******** **** ********* ******* ******* ********* *** ***** some ******** ****. **** ******* **** **** **** *** **** source *****'* **** ******* * ** ******* *** **** **** with **** ******* ** ******* *.

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** ******* ** **** ********* ***** ** ********* ** **. Seems **** *** ******* *** ** *********....

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