DVTel ioimage HD Analytic Camera Tested

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 29, 2015

Four years after acquiring ioimage, DVTel has released new HD analytic cameras, with the promise of higher probability of detection and lower false alarm rates.  

Now, the question is whether these new models can fill the gap left by Avigilon's acquisition of VideoIQ.

We tested the ioimage HD camera day and night to answer the following questions:

  • How common were false alarms and from what causes?
  • What FOV width can the camera cover?
  • How well does calibration work?
  • How does it compare to Avigilon's built-in analytic cameras?
  • **** ***** ************** *******, ***** *** ******** *** ** ******** *******, **** *** ******* ** higher *********** ** ********* and ***** ***** ***** rates.  

    ***, *** ******** ** whether ***** *** ****** can **** *** *** left ** ********'* *********** of *******.

    ** ****** *** ******* HD ****** *** *** night ** ****** *** following *********:

    • *** ****** **** ***** alarms *** **** **** causes?
    • **** *** ***** *** the ****** *****?
    • *** **** **** *********** work?
    • *** **** ** ******* to ********'* *****-** ******** cameras?

    [***************]

    Key ********

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

    • *********** *****: ***-***** *********** ******* ****** vague ********** *** ******* feedback, ********* ***** *** error ** ******* ******** calibration. *** **** ** making * ******* ** high.
    • ******** **********, *** ***** alarm *****, **** **** 1-2 ******* *********** *** day.
    • *** ***** ******: ****** ******* ** ***** alarms, **** ** ****** branches, ***** *******, ******, and ********* ****** ****** few ***** ******.
    • **** ***** ********* ** branches *** ********** ********* false ******, *** **** only ****** **** ******** shaken, *** *** ** normal ******/****.
    • ********** ***** ****** ****** by ******** ******* (********* cars) ******* ** *** same ****, ******* ** one ******.
    • ********* ******* ******** ***** ~300' ********** *** **** subject ******** *****, ******** to ~***' ** *** Avigilon *** *****.
    • ********* ******** ***** **** subject ******** *** ***** was ~***' **** **. 150' ** *** ******** camera.
    • ********* ***** *********** ******* (over **%) **** ******* approach ******, ******* ** crossing ***.
    • ******** ****** ********** **** DVTel's *** ***. ***** claims ***** ***** *** receive ****** *** *****.
    • *******, ** ***** ****** (Exacq, *********, *******, ** Avigilon) ********* ***** ****** in *** *****.

    *******

    **** ** *** ***** CF-5222 ** $**** ***, not ********* ****. 

    ***************

    *****'* ******* ** ****** provides **** ******** ********* combined **** *** ***** alarm *****, ******* ** Avigilon's ******** *******. **** should ** ***** ** orient *** ****** ** subjects ***** *** ***** of **** ******* ** toward *** ****** ******** possible, ** ********* ***** when *********** ** ************* reduced.

    *******, ****** ********, ***** cameras ******* ****** ***********, a ******* ***** ** often ** **** ** an *** ** * science. ***** ****** ****** trial *** ***** ** verify *** **-****** ****** calibration, ** ******* *** be ******** ********** (****** as ********, ***** ******* as ******) ** *** at ***.

    *******, *** *********** *** be ** ***** *** those ***** ********* ***** than *****'* *** ******** line. ***** ***** ********* events *** *****, ***** few ***** **** *********.

    ***********

    ******** *********** ** * 10-15 ****** ******* ***** ******** a ***** ******* ** walk ******* ***** *****, used ** ********* ****, as **** ** **** distance ************, ****** ******** and ******* ******. 

    ***** ********** *** ***** at **** **** ** the *******, *** ******* this, ** ********* ******** error ******** **** *********** was *** ***** *** should ** *********. ************** human ************ *** ********* distance *******  ***** ******* this **, *** *** always. ***** ** ********* adjusting *********** ** ****** this ******* **** ********, we ***** ** ******** cases **** *** ****** still ********* **** **** with ******** ******* ***********.

    **** ***** ******* *** full *********** *******:

    *************

    **** ***** ** ******* to **** *********, ******** users ** ****** *** detection ****, ****** ** objects ** ******, ******* delays, *** *******. ************, ******* allows **** ****** ** object **** *** ******** traveled, **** ** ******* terms (*****, ******, *****) as **** ** **** specific ****** ******* *****, more ******* **** **** analytics ** **** ******.

    **** ***** ******* **** configuration:

    ** *******, *** ******* HD ****** ****** ******** boxes (***** ****** ******** objects) *** ********* ** travel ****** ** *** video. ***** *** ** configured ** ******* ** specific ******, *** *** color, ******** ******, ***., with ***** ****** ************, depending ** **** ********** and ***** ** *******. The ****** **** ******** alarm *********** **** ** tampering, *** **********, ***., directly ** *** *****.

    **** ***** ******* ***** of ***** *** *******:

    Event ***********

    ** *** **** ** our ****, ******* **'* analytic ****** *** ********** only **** *****'* *** Latitude *** [**** ** longer *********]. ***** ***** may ********* **** ********'* ***** ********* *******, *** **** ** the ***** ***** **** done **. ***** ***** ** they *** ********* ******* with ***** ***** ***** to ***** ********, ****** no ******* ***** **** given.

    Test ***********

    **** **** ***** *** selected ** ** **** represented *** ** *** above ***** ***** ******, with ***** *** ******* traffic, *******, *** ***** animals ******* ** * typical ********** ***********.

    *************

    ** ********** *** ****** in **** ***** *****, as *********** *** ********* poor. ***** ************* ** found *** *** ****** which **** ** **** impact ***********.

    *****, **** ****** **********, we ******* * ***** marker ** *** ********** was ***** *** ****** plane *** **** *** deep ** *** ***. Though **** ********** ***** very ******, ** **** distance ** *** **** the ******** **** ** a ***** ******* *******.

    ******, ******** ********** **** not ***** ********. * measurement ** *** ****** of *** ******** *** slightly ***. ** **** the ***** ******, ***** even * *** ****** off ** **** ******** (this ****** *** ~***') can **** ******** ********** and ****** ********.

    ***** ********* ***** ******, with ******* *********** ****** the *****, ********* ******** improved *******, **** *** false ***** ***** *** much ****** ******** *****.

    False ***** ***********

    *** ******* ** ****** produced **** *** ****** over *** ****** ** our *******, ******* ** or ***** **** ********'* H3A ******** ******. ****** sources **** ** ********* lights *** ******* ******** triggered *** ***** ******, about *-* *** *** in *** **** *****. Small *******, ******, *** dust ********* ** ******.

    *** ******** **** ** the ********** **** ****** triggered ***** ******, **** once ****** ******* ***** normal **** **********. **** manually ****** ** ****** greater ********, ***** ****** were *********, *** **** would ******* ********* ****** winds ** ***** *********.

    ************, ******** ******* **** seen ** ***, ********** an ***** *** ** the ****** ******* **** of *** ******. **** was **** ****** ** 

    Analytic ********

    ***** *********** *** ********* configuration ** *** ******* HD ******, ** *** capable ** ********* * human ******* ****** ~***' HFOV *****, ***** **** the ******** *** ******, which ******* ~***' ****. This ********* *** ******** when *** ******* *** crossing *** ***** ** view.

    ********* ***********

    ** *****, *** ******* HD ****** ***** *** greater ***** **** *** Avigilon *** ******, ******** ~230' **** **. ~***'.

    Crossing **. ***********

    ********* ***** ** *** ioimage ** ****** *** drastically ******* **** *** subject *** ******* ****** the ****** ******* ** across *** ***. ***** issues *** ****** ** analytic *******, ****** ********* not ** ******* ** seen ****.

    *** *******, ****** *** day, *** ******* ** camera ******** ******** *** subject ** * ***' HFOV ***** **** ** was ******** *** ***. However, **** ** *** walking ******** ****** *** camera, ********* ***** *******. In **** *****, ******** width *** ** ****** as **' ****, ***** in ****** ** *** up ** ***'.

    Firmware ********

    ******* *** ******** ******** used:

    • ***** **-**** ******** ********: 2.1.1.245
    • ***** **-**** ****** ********: dt20141126NSX
    • ******** *.**-***-***: *.*.*.**

     

     

     

     

Comments (5)

Others people may have other opinions, but to me, good technical overview.

"However, no VMSes tested (Exacq, Milestone, Genetec, or Avigilon) displayed these events in our tests." Maybe dumb question, but I've learned not to assume, do the tested VMSes advertise being able to receive IP alarms via ONVIF?

Do the cameras have IO ports to receive alarm via relay or IO output?

Does DVTel have a list of confirmed 3rd party VMS compatibility to receive IP alarms via ONVIF. (Now that may be a dumb question, I conceded.)

Thorough overview, as usual! One non-technical question:

Now, the question is whether these new models can fill the gap left by Avigilon's acquisition of VideoIQ.

How did Avigilon's acquisition of VideoIQ leave a gap?

Avigilon restricts dealers per territory so most integrators can't get Avigilon analytics. Previously, pretty much anyone could buy VideoIQ including online. That's no more.

Insidious elves have burrowed into the channel, sir.

I know, try getting support...

I appreciate these technical overviews. Has IPVM given any thought to doing a true side by side shoot-out of analytics cameras to draw comparisons of camera performance under exact same conditions at the exact same time?

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