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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  • ***** ******* ********:*** ***** ********** ** ******** **** ***** ******* ******** *** found ** *** ****** ******, **** **** **********/***** *******. **** that ***** ******** *** ********* ** **** ********* ****** ******, though ** * *********** ***** *******, ******* *** ***** ******'* price.
  • ****** *******:***** ******** *** ******* ** ******** * "****** ******" ***** contains *** ******* (****, ********, **** ******, ***** *************) ** well ** *********, *** ******** ** *** **** ******.

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

*** ***** ********** ** *** ********* **** **** ***** *** the **** ***** ********, *** ******* ********* ****** **** * selection ** **** **** *** ******* *******, *************, *** ****. The *** ******* ********** **** **** *******, **** **** ** the **** *****, ****** ********* *********** *** ***** *******.

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

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

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

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

***** *** *** *********** *********** ******* *** ***** *** ****** models' *******/****:

  • ***** *******:**** **********, *** ***** ******'* **** *** *******, ****** **** 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: *** **** ******** *** ***** ******** *******/******

*** ********** ** ******** * * **** ********, **** ******* performed ** *****'* *** ******** **** *******. ** ********, *** Wsdcam ***** ******** ** ********. **** ***** ***** ********* *******, the ****** *** *** *******.

************, ***** ****** **** **** **** "**** **** ***" ***** 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 ***** ****

** ******** ** ******** ****, ***** *** ******* *****-***** ************ to *** ********** ** ** ******* **** ** *** ** card ** ***** * ******* ********** **** *********. **** ****** ******** ****** ***/** *** ************ **** ** be ********* ********* ** ***** ****** *** ********** ********* ***** with.

third-party-apps-may-be-installed

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

** **** *****, ** ******* * ******** ******** ** *** SecuriTest **, ********* *** ******** ***/******** *****, ** ****** ** and ***, ***** **** *****, *** ****.

Wearable ***

*** ********** ** *** ********* ******* *** ** **** ***** a ****-***** **** *****, ***** ****** *** ****** ** **** at ** ***** **** *** ****'* ****, ** ** *** be ****** ***** **** **** ****** ** ********. ***** **** tools ******* ** ***** *** **** ** ** ****, ***** may ******** ************ ********** ** ***** ** *******.

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  • ***** ******** ********** **: **** ** *****
  • ****** ****: **** ** *****

Firmware ****

*** ******* ******** ********* ** *** **** *** **** *** testing

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

Comments (8)

** ***** *** ******* *** **** ******** ** *** **** 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 *******?

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

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

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