IP Camera Installability Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Oct 08, 2018

What are the best and worst cameras from an installation standpoint? Which manufacturers make it harder or easier to install their cameras?

We tested 25 cameras from 8 manufacturers, as overviewed below:

Our test included multiple series from various manufacturers as this series / model breakdown shows:

We examined key installation features suggested by IPVM members (see: Worst Features for Camera Installation and Top Features For Easy Camera Installation, including:

  • Does the camera have a cable whip? How easy is it to manage?
  • Do weatherproof gaskets stay in place or hang loose?
  • Can the camera mount to standard backboxes?
  • How easy and precise is the gimbal to adjust and does it stay in place while adjusting?
  • Does the camera include an installation template?
  • Does the camera include video out for connecting a service monitor?
  • Is the dome/housing connected with a safety leash/cable?
  • Do housing screws fall out easily or stay captive?
  • Does the camera include a desiccant or other dehumidifier device?
  • Does the camera's web interface open on all browsers without plugins?

Inside, we provide full details on our rankings, showing what makes these 25 cameras good, bad, and average, as previewed below:

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  • ****:*** **** ******(*) ** **** ***** ****** ****** ** ****, if *** ***, ** *** ********** ******, **** ** ***** usability ****** *** **** **** ** *** ********.
  • ******:**** ***** ********* ******** **** ** ******* ************ *****, *** may ** ******* **** ** *** ** ******** ******** ***** on **** ******.
  • *******:*** ******* ***** *** ******* ***** ** *** ** **** basic ******* ******** *** ** *******
  • *****:*** ***** ***** ******* ****** ** **** **** ***** ************ features, **** *** ******** **** ** ***/***** *** ******** ******** found ** ****** ***** *******.

** **** ******* ******** ** ***** ***** ***** *** ********* varifocal ***** *****, ***** ***** ********* **** ********* *********** ******** and *******.

Fixed ***** ****** ********

***** ** *** *****, *** ***** ***** ******* **** **** these ******:

**** *** ****** *** **** ***** *** ****** ******* *** common **** ******** (*** ********, ** ***** *****, ***** *******, etc.), ***** *** ********* ***** ******* ***** **** *** ** their *** ** * *-**** ****** *** ***** ****.

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

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

Motorized ********* ****** ********

********'* *** *** **** *** ******'* ******* * ******* ****** varifocal ********, ***** **** ****** ***** ******* ********** **** ** cable ***** (******** ** **** ** ***** ******), ******* *******, box ******** ********, ***** ***, **** ****** ******, *** ****. Uniview's *** *** **** ****** *******, ********* ***** ****/****** *.*, and ***** **** ******* ********* *****, *** ***** ***** ***** (with *** ******* *** ********* ****** ***** *** ******** ***** whips *** ******), ******* ******** *** ******** *******, *** ***** loose *******.

motorized varifocal installability rankings

*** *******' *********** ** ******** *** ******* ** ***** ******:

China ***** ** *******

** *******, *****, *********, *** ******* ********* ***** ** *** testing, **** **** ******* ********* ***** ***** (*** ** **** cameras), ******* *** ******** *******, ********** ***** *******, *** ***** advanced **** ** *** ******* **** ***** *************, **** ** Avigilon, ****, *****, ** ******.

What *** ******* ****** *** *****

** *** *****, ***** **** *** ********** ** ***** ** saw ** ****** ** *** ****** ******:

  • ******** *********/********:***** ***** ****** ******** ** ******** ** ***** ******** ***** could ** **** ** ***-***** ***** *** ********. **** * few ***** ***, ***** **** **** ** ***** *******, **** paper, ******* ** *** ******** **** ******* ******** ***.

  • ******* ****** ****** *******:** *** ********* ******** *** **** ****** ************, *********** ********** ********* ******* ****** ***** ** *****, **** some *************' ******* *** ** **** ****** **** *******. *******, in *** *******, ******* ****** ******** ** *** ******* ** all ******* ******.

Camera **-**************/**********

*** ******* ****** ******** **** ****** ** ******** ******** **** the ****, **** **** ********** *** **** ***** ********** ********* packs. ********* ***** *** *** ** ********** ** ***** ***** since **** **** ** ************ ********, *** **** **** *** an ***** ** *** ** *** ******* ** ****** (********* lower **** ***/** ******* ******), *.*., ******* ** *** *** of ******* ** ***** ***********.

Cable *****

**** ************** ***** *****. ***** ***** ******* ********** ****** ****/******* ************, ****** ********** of ****** *****, *** ********* ******* ********** ********* *** ***********.

******* ** **** **** ****** **** ***** ** ***** **** (preferred/best) ** ***** * ****** *****/***** ***** ****. ***** *** the ********* ***** ****/****** *.* ****** ********* *** ******* *****/**** series *******, ***** **** *** ***-********* ***** ***** ** *** camera, *** *** ********/***** *** ******* *** *****, */*, ***. These ***** ***** **** ****** *** ****** ***** ** ******* multiple **** ************, ****** **** **** ********* ** ***** ******* a ****** *"+ ****.

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

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

Gasket *******

****** ******* ** * *** ******* ** ******* *******. ***** gaskets *** ** ******* ** **** *** **********, ******** ********, dust, ** ***** **** *** ******'* *******.

** *** *****, **** ****** **** ******* ******* ***** **** recessed **** ******* ** *** **** ** ******* *** ***** not **** ***. *******, ********* *** ******* ****** **** *********** prone ** ***** ******* ****** *** *****.

*** **** ********** *** ********, *** *** **********:******* *** *****: ***** **** *******.

Standard *** ********

******** *** ******** ****** ***** ** ***** *** ****** ******** to *** ** **** ***** ** ********** ***** ** *** voltage *****, ***** ****** ***** ** **** ****** ****** ***** slack/terminations *** ***-**** ******* ***** ** ************. ************, ***** ******** mounting ******** ****** ***** ** **** **** * ****** ** aging ****** *** ******* ** ******* ****** *** ******** *****.

******** *** ***** ******** **** *** * ********* *******, **** on **** **** ********* ********* *****. **** ******* *** ****** available **** ** *** ******* ****** ** ****/******, **** ****** lacking **.

*** **** ***** ***** ****** ***** ******** * *** ******** option *** *** ******** ***********/****** *.* ******. ************, **** ***** focal ****** ****** *** ******* **** **** ********** *****/*** ******* rings, ****** **** * **** ********* ******* **** ** ****** domes, ****** **** ***** ** ** ** ***-** ********* (**** as ****).

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

Easy/Precise ****** **********

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

  1. *** ** *-**** ** *-****? ** ****, *-**** ******* *** heavily ******* **** ** **** ********** ****** *********** *** ******.
  2. *** **** *** *** ****** ** ****? *** ** ***** in *****/**** ******* ** ********? ***** ****, ***, ** **** all ** ******** ************ ******* *********** ********* **** *****/******** *** camera *** ** ********?
  3. *** *** ****** **** ** ***** **** ***** ** ****** and "**** ****" ***** ******?

*** **** ******** ** ****** ******* ****** **** *-**** *** easy/precise ** ******, ** **** ****** ********* ********* ****** *** smaller ***** **** *******. *******, ** *** *******, ** *** two *** ****** ** ***** ***:

  • ********* ***** *******/****** *** ******* * ****** ***** **** ******* both **** *-**** *******, *** **** ****** ** *** **** to ** **, ****** **** **** ********* *** **** ******** to ********.
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** **** ** ******* ** **** *****:

Video *** ***********

******** ******* ***** *** ****** ********** ** ******* * ******* monitor ** *** ****** *** ******/********. **** ** ********* ********* analog ***** ***, ****** *** **** *** ****** **** ****** HDMI, *** ***** ** ***** *******.

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

  • ****: ** ***** ***** *** ** **** **** ********** ** the ****, *** ** *** *** ** *** ***** ****, whether ********* (***** * *******) ** *** (***** ***/***/*.***). **** method ****** ***** ** *******, *** *** ****** ******* ****** it, *** **********.
  • ****: **** **** ** ******* ***** *** ** *** ******'* cable ****. **** ****** *** **** ** **** *************, **** as **** ******* ** **** ** ********** ******* ** ****, but ** ************* **** **** ******** ** ******** *****, *** video *** ********** *** ****** ** ************, ****** ** *********** useless. ************, ***** ********** *** **** ** ***** **** ****, increasing *********** ****.
  • *****: *******, ** ***** ******* **** ** ***** *** *****. Some *** **** ***** ***** ** ******* ** *** ******, such ** ******** ******* ** ****** ****, *** ***** ********* additional ********** ******** ** ***** ***, ***** **** ***** *** likely ******** ****.

Dome *****/****** *****

**** "*******", **** ****** ****** ******, ******* *** ******'* **** and ******* ** ******* ** **** ******* ** *** ****** while ******* ** * ******/****. **** ** * *** ******* in ************, ** ***** *** ******** ******* ** ******* ***** *** **** ******* ****** ** image *******.

**** ***** *** ****** ****** **** ************ ** ************ *** model ** ***** *** *** ******** ** **** ** *** compact ***** **** ******* ******. ***** *** ********* ********* ******, only *** ************* *** *** ******* ******* ** *** ******: Axis *** *****. *** ****** ******** **** *******, ****** *** Dahua's **** ****** ******.

Camera *********** ********

****** *********** ******** ***** ********** ** ******** ******* ******* *** camera ** *****. **** *******, **** ** *** ***** ********* 7000 ******* ***** ******** (****** ** * ******* ****) ***** can ** ********** ******* ********, ***** ****** *** ******, ***** may ***** ** ** ****, ********* ** *** ******.

Wifi ******

**** ******* *** * ********** *** ******* ** ** *******. This ****** ****** ********** ** ****** ** **-*** ******** ******* by ******** *** ****** *** *** *** ******** ** * USB ******, ***** **** *** **** ******* ** ***********/****** ****,****** *******, ** *******.

** ****** ******, **** ******** *** ****** ******* ***** *******. Some ********* *** ***** ****** ******* *****-** ******** ***** *** be **** *** *** **** *******, *** **** ** **** common.

** **** *** ****** *** ************ ** ***** *******, *** plan ** ** ******** ********** ****** ***** **** *********.

Web ********* ***** ******* ****-***:

*******, *** ** *** ********** ***** *** ******** ************ ******, but *********** **** ********* *** **** *** ******* ** ****/********* the ****** ***** * *********** *****. ****** **** ********** ***** installers ** **** *** ******'* *** ********* **** ****** *** table ** ****** ***** *** ****** ******* **** ******* ****** when **********.

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

  • **** *** ***** ****** ***** ******* *.***/*.*** ***** ** *** browser **** ** ******. ** *** *****, **** *** ******* to **** *** ****** ** *** ****** ******, *** ***** and ********* ** **** ******** ********, *** *** ********* ** all ******.
  • **** ****** ** ***** ***** ** *** ******* *******, *** provide **** ***** ** *** *******, *** *.***/*. **** ***** includes ********, ***** (***** *********), *** *******.
  • ***** **** ***** ******* ***** ******* * ****** ** **** any *****, ********* *****, **** *********, *** *******.

** **** * **** ****** ** ******* ******* **** ******* of **** ************, ********* ******* ******* *** ***** *************** **** ***********. *** ***** ***** **** **** ****** ************ H.264 ***** ** *** ******* ***** ** **** ******.

Country ** ******

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Comments (25)

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**********, * **** *** **** ** ***** ****** ** * tech's ****** ** ** ************* *********, *** ****** *** **** for * ***** ********* **********.

*** ** ********* *** **** ************, *** ***** ****** ** tech's ****** *** ***** ************ **** **** ******** ******** *** licensed ** *** ** "**'*" ****** ** **********, ** ****** how ***** *** ************ **. *'** ****** ** ***** *** small *********** *** ***** ******** **** *** ******* **** *** put ** *** ** *** ******** ** ********** *** ***** liabilities.

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**** *******. *****'* **** ** * ****** ** * *****. Thanks ***** *** ***** ******.

** **** *******, ***** ** ** * *** ***** **** and *** ** ** * ***** **********, ****** ******** ********* or **********. ****, ***** ** ** * ********* ******, ** may ** * ********* ****** *****.

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  • ******* ********** ******* ******** **** ********* ***********, ********* *** ******** and ***** ***** *** ****** ******* *. **** **** ******** ranked *********, *** ********* ***********, *** **** **** *****.

*** **** ******* *******, *** ******* ******* ** ****** ** install ** ***, ** ***** **** * ********** ***********. ** heaters, *******, ** ***** & ****** ************ ******** ******.

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"**** ******* ******* **** *** ******* ******, *** ** **** pages *** ******** *** ******. **** **** **** *********.********"

* ***'* *** ***** ** **** ***** *** * *****. Is ***** *** ******?

#*, ***** *** ****** * **** *** *** ** ** longer * *** ********, *.*.***** - * ****** ** *******,***** *** ** ***,***** ** *** ****

**** "*** ********" ***** ** **** ****?

* *** ********* ***** **** **** ******* (****) **** *****.

* *** ********* ***** *** **** ***** ****** ** **** pelco.

* *** ********* *****, *** **** ***** *** ** ***** of "*********" ****, **** *****.

* *** ********* *****, *** ****** **** **, *********, ***.

* *** ** ******* ***** ** *** ** ** ****, as ***** ** ***** * ********* ******** ***** *******.

*****'* ******* ****** ******* ** ******* **** ****** ** *** list ** ******.

***** ** **** ** ******* *** *** **** *** *****. Pelco ** ******* ** *** ** *** ********* ******** ****** lists, ***.

* *** ********* *****, *** ****** **** **,

*** *** ******** ** ***** ***** ****** ** ******** ******* of ***** *** ********* *** * ** ********* **** ******** people ********.

**** ****,

* ** ***** ***** ****** *********** ** ********** *********** **** any ***** ***** ********** **** ************ ***.

* ** ***** **** *** *** ******** ****** ** ** answer, *** *** ***** ****** ****** *** * *****, ** is *** ****** ***** ** ***** *** **** ******* ** camera *** "******".

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Abstracted **** *****.

* ***** *** ** ***** ********* *** **** *** *** the ******** *** * ** ********* **** ******** ****** *****. It ** ****** ********* ** ********* **** * ****** *****. When *** ******* **** *** ******** ***** ** **** **** (we ** *** ****) ** *** ****** ******** ** * community ** ** *** *****. ** ** ****** ** *** put ********* ** *** "*** ********" ******. ** ***. ** we **** * ***** **********.

** ** ***** * ******* ***** *** ** * *** provider, *** *** ************ ********* **** *** ****** ***** *******, and ** **** ******* ** *** ** ***** *** ** they ***** ******* **.

**** ** *** * **********, *** ************** ****, *** **** cannot ** ******* **** ****** ********** ******* ** **********, ** most ** **** **** ** ******** ******, *** ** * product ** ******* *** ****** ** ******.

** ** ***** * ******* ***** *** ** * *** provider, *** *** ************ ********* **** *** ****** ***** *******,

****? *** **** ** ** ****** ***** *** *********? :)

**** ** *********** *** ***** *** *********, ***, *** **** than *** ***** ** **** (*** ******* **** ** *********** compete ******* ********* ***** *****). ****'* *******. **'* *** ** included ****. ** *** *** ********* **** ** ******* ****** to *** **** *** ** ***** ** * ********** ** the ******** ** *** ******* ****, ** ******** ****** **** to **** ***** **** *** **** ** ***.

** *** **** * ******, **** ********:

* *** ********* *****, *** **** ***** *** ** ***** of "*********" ****, **** *****.

**** ** *****'* *** ** ****** **** *****'* *****, *** should **** ********** ****** **** ** **** ** ******* ** a ****** ********?

***, ****** ******, *** *** **** ** *****! :*

**** *** *** ********** ** ** ******* *** **** *** I ****** ** ******** *******, ********** ****** ** ****** **** profitability, *** (****) **** *******.

**** ** *****'* *** ** ****** **** *****'* *****, *** should **** ********** ****** **** ** **** ** ******* ** a ****** ********?

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*** #* -

***** ****** **** * ****** **** ***** *** ******* ** upset **** ***** ******** ******** ***** ** *** ***********. ***** were **** ***** ** ***** **** ******** *** *** ** camera *****. *******, ******* ***** ******** ********* **** ***** ************ is ****** *** ********. **** ******** ***** *** **** *********** to ***** *** ** ***** ** *************, *******, **** ******** to ******** ****** **********, ********/********** ******** ********, ** ************ ******** product ***** (***** ** ********), *** **** ******* ******** (****** series ** **********). ****** *****'* ******** ****** * ** ******* you **** *** **** **** ***** ** ***** *********.

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* *** ********* ***** **** **** ******* (****) **** *****.

***** ***(*)? *** **** ****** ******* ** *** ***** ***** did ** ****? (**, **** ** *** **** **** **** instead).

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********* ** ** *******. **** *** ******** ********* * ****** in *** **** * *****. ******** ** *** **** ********* within **** / ***.

**** ** * *** ******, ** **, *** ** ****** a *** ** *******. ** *** **** ** ********* ****** in ****** ******** *** *** **** ** **** **** ** a ******** **** ** **** ********** *****, *********, **** ** Illustra ******* ** *** ******, ** *** ******* **** *** rank **** ** *** **** ********.

***** ** *** *** ******, **** *********************?

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******* **** ****** **** *********** *** **** ** *****, **** a **** *** ** *** **** *** **** ****** **** we ***** **** ** *** ******.

**** *** **, *** ******** / ********** *** ******* ***** cameras / ******** **** ** ***** **** * ******** ******. We **** **** **** ****** ******* ** *** **** *** anyone *** **** ***** *** *****. *** ******* **** *** approach ** '*** ***'* * ******?' ** **** ** ********** the ******** *** ***** *** ******** **** ********** *** ***** at **** ** *** **** ******'* ********* ************ ** *** included.

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With the US government ban and a growing number of users banning Dahua and Hikvision, one key question is what to use for low cost? While Dahua and...
Video Quality / Compression Tutorial on Oct 17, 2018
While CODECs, like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG, get a lot of attention, a camera's 'quality' or compression setting has a big impact on overall...

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