Understanding bandwidth is critical to using IP cameras. In this new training, we show how to measure bandwidth and how significantly bandwidth can change in different scenes and with different settings:
For more on bandwidth, we have extensive advanced training and test reports, including:
One of the most painful and common problems in dealing with bandwidth is misunderstanding the difference between bits and bytes. The video below explains the differences and how it impacts using IP cameras:
Take the 5 question quiz below to see how well you really understand bandwidth for IP cameras:
H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial 2017
on Jun 30, 2017
For years, video surveillance professionals have talked about the potential for H.265.
Now, in 2017, H.265 is starting to gain mainstream...
Hikvision H.265+ Tested
on Jun 27, 2017
Hikvision, which in the past few years released H.264+ (see test results) has now released H.265+, that claims even greater bandwidth savings.
Axis 20MP Q1659 Camera Tested
on Jun 13, 2017
Axis has joined the super high resolution camera trend with their Q1659, a 20MP model equipped with Canon's APS-C sensor.
We tested the Q1659...
48MP 180 Camera (Digital Watchdog) Test
on May 10, 2017
Camera resolution continues to advance, with Digital Watchdog offering the MegaPIX PANO 48MP 180° camera, the highest resolution mainstream camera...
Pelco Surevision 3 Tested
on Apr 12, 2017
Pelco has released generation 3 of its Surevision cameras, claiming improved performance in both super low light and WDR performance.
SimpliSafe Camera Tested
on Mar 07, 2017
SimpliSafe is one of the most controversial companies in the industry, as they have become the symbol of the DIY threat to traditional alarm...
TVI 4.0 Doubles HD Analog Bandwidth
on Mar 05, 2017
HD analog's move up market continues.
Starting a few years ago at just 720p, HD analog is now poised for 4K and beyond.
Techpoint, the company...
Most Recent Industry Reports
Competing Against ADT
on Jul 20, 2017
ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection...
Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E)
on Jul 19, 2017
Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations.
We bought and tested...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide
on Jul 19, 2017
This 120 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members.
It covers our 20 manufacturer favorability rankings and 20 manufacturer...
Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning
on Jul 18, 2017
A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue:
The implied message is that...
'Suicidal' Knightscope Robot Drowns
on Jul 17, 2017
Knightscope continues its hyper growth, at least when it comes to controversy, this time with a 'suicidal' robot in Washington DC.
And here is...