Ideal SecuriTest IP Vs Unbranded IP Camera Install Tool Tested

Author: 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

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*******, ***** **** **** **** *******, ***** *** ******* *** differences ******* *** ***** ********** ** *** ********* ****** **** as *** ****** ********* ** **** ******, *********:

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

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  • ***** *******:**** **********, *** ***** ******'* **** *** *******, ****** **** easier ** *** ** *** ***** ******** ** *** ***-*** keys ** *** ****** *****.
  • ***** **** **********:******, *****'* **** **** **** **********, **** * **** "******" activation *** **** **** ******** ** *** ****** ******.

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

*** *** ******* ******* *********** *** **** ******** *** **** of *****, ****** ****** ******. *** **** ******* ********** ** that ********/*** ***** *** ******* ** *** *** ** *** Ideal ******, *** *** ****** ** *** ****** *****. **** users *** **** *** *********** ******** ******** ** *** *****, though **** *** *********** *** ****.

poe port location differences

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

*** ***** ********** ******** * ******** ******* *** *** ******, which *** ****** ****** **** ***. **** ****** *** ******* to ** ********** ************ **** *** ****** ** *** ** use, ********* ******* **** **** ** *** ** ***. ** contrast, *** ****** ***** **** * **** ***** ****** ****, which ****** ****** ***** ********* ***** *** **** ** ******* off.

cut off switch conserves power when not in use

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

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************, ***** ****** **** **** **** "**** **** ***" ***** sales **** ***** *** ******* ***** ******* ** ***********, *** available **** ********* *****.

Basic ********

** *** **** *****, *** ********** ** ****** ***** ** connect * ****** ** *** ****'* *** **** *** ********/********* it ***** *****-** ****.

**** ******* ** ************ ** *** ***** *****:

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

*** ********** ** ******** *** ******* ** ******** ****** ************ reports, ***** ******* ****** ***********, ********* ******** *** ********* ****, as **** ** ************* *********** (*****, ***, **********, ***.) *** snapshots. **** ****** *********** ** ****** ******** *** ***** ** the ****** ** ******* **** **** ****** * ******* **** or ** **** ** **************** *******. **** ********** ** *** ******** ** *** ********* *****.

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

*** ********** ** *** ** **** **** *** ********** ******* *****. ***** ******* *** ** ******* ***** *** ****** *** an ******** ****** **** (**** **** *** ***** *******). *** unbranded ***** ** ****** *** *** ******* ***** ********.

cable-wiremap-testing

************, ***** ****** *** *********** *** ** ******** ***** *** built ** *** **** (**** ****** *************).

cable length attenuation testing

Network *******

*** ********** ** ******** ***** ******* ******* *********, **** ** Ping, ** ********, ****** **** ********, *** ****.

network-scanner-utility-included

Third ***** ****

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Wearable ***

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Comments (7)

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