License Plate Recognition (LPR) Axis App Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 08, 2014

License plate recognition (LPR) has historically been very expensive, requiring specialized hardware and software.

An embedded LPR app from ipConfigure aims to change that, turning compatible Axis cameras into all-in-one LPR systems, now with integration to Exacq.

LPR vs LPC

Many confuse LPR and LPC.

License plate capture (LPC) is the ability for a camera to 'capture' a clear image of a license plate that a human being can read. For background, see License Plate Capture Shootout 2014.

License plate recognition (LPR) is the ability for a computer to automatically recognize and display the specific characters of the license plate as text, without any human intervention. It requires LPC but is far more demanding.

LPR Test

To see how the ipConfigure app performed in real world applications, we tested it with an Axis Q1604 at both slow speeds, below 5 MPH, and high speeds, 30+ MPH, seen below:

In this report, we detail its performance in these scenes, potential issues in your application, key recommendations, and more.

******* ***** *********** (***) *** ************ **** **** *********, ********* specialized ******** *** ********.

********** *** ********************** ** ****** ****, ******* ********** **** ******* **** ***-**-*** *** *******, *** with *********** *******.

LPR ** ***

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

******* ***** ******* (***) ** *** ******* *** * ********'*******' * ***** ***** ** * ******* ***** **** * human ***** *** ****. *** **********, ********** ***** ******* ******** ****.

******* ***** *********** (***) ** *** ******* *** * ******** to ************* ********* *** ******* *** ******** ********** ** *** license ***** ** ****, ******* *** ***** ************. ** ******** LPC *** ** *** **** *********.

LPR ****

** *** *** ***************** ********* ** **** ***** ************, ** ****** ** **** an **** ***** ** **** **** ******, ***** * ***, and **** ******, **+ ***, **** *****:

** **** ******, ** ****** *** *********** ** ***** ******, potential ****** ** **** ***********, *** ***************, *** ****.

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

Key ********

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

  • *** ******:** * *** *** *****, ********** *** *** **** ** ******* ****** ****** *** *** and ** *****, **** ** ****** ***** (**/**), ****** ******** reads ** *** **** ***** **** ********.
  • **** *****: ** **-** *** ***** * ***** ****, ******** ******* to ***** **-**% **** *** *** ***** (**/** ** * half **** ******), **** *** **** ******** ***** ***** ******** of ******* ********** **** ******, **** ** */* *** */*.
  • ********** ***** ** ***** ***** **** ******* ******, **** ** background *******, ******* *******, ** ********** ******* ********* (* *********** in ** ******* *** ~*** ****).
  • ****** ** ********** ******** ** ****** ***** *** ** **** with***** **** ********** *********.
  • ***** ****:****** ** ************ ** ******** *** ********* ***********, *** **** be ********* *** ** ** *** ** ** *** ****, not ********* ****** ********, *** *** ******, ******* *** *** plate.
  • ***********: *** **** *** **** ******** *** ** *** ***.* ****,*** ****** *** ******************* ***** *** *****, ********* ** * ****** (~*'*") *** short *** ***** *** **** **** ****** ** *** ********* set, **** ** ***** ******* ****** **** ****** ** ****** and ****.
  • ******* *********:******* ** ****** ** ********** **** ******-* ******* ****. *** Q1602 *** ******************* *************. ***** ***** * ****** ******* **** *** *****-** (******-* with *****-** **) *** *** ***** *** ******* *** ********************.
  • ***** *********:*********** ********** ********** **** *****. ***** ***** ***** ****** ****** strings **** *** *** ** *********, *** **** *** ****** by***********.******************* ***** ************ ***.

*******

*** ******** *** *** *** ** **** ** $*** ***. Combined **** *************, ***** ****** ****, ********* ** ***-** ***********, ** ** the ***** ** $*,***-*,***. **** ** *** ******** ** **** other *** ******, *** *******:

  • ******** ***:********'* *** ***-** ******** * *********** ******, ******** *******, *** server ******** *******, ********* ***** ~$*,*** *** ****.
  • ******* ******:*** **** *********'* ************ **** ********** **** ****** ~$*,***, **** ******* ~$*,*** ** licensing ***** *** ****** ******, ******** $*,*** *** * ****** camera ******.
  • ********************:*********'* ******** ***** *** ** *** ****** **** *********** *******, **** ** initial ******* **** ** ~$*,***, **** $*,*** *** **** ********** camera. **** **** *** ******* ******** **** ********* (********* ** higher), ********* ******* ** ************.

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

******* ** *** **** ******** ** *** ****** *** *** cost ******** ** **** *** *******,***********'******** ** **** ****** ** ************ **** **:

  • *** ***** ******* ******* ******* *****, **** ** * ********* campus ** ****** *********.
  • ****** ******* ****** *******, ***** ****** ** **** ***** *********, etc.

** ***** ************, ******** ****** ** ****** *************'* ********** *** *************, ***** ** ****, *** ************ *** followed.

*** ****** ****** ***** **-** ***, *** **** ** ******** makes *** ********** ** ****** ******** *** ******* ********** **** problematic. ***** ******* *** *********** ** ***** ****** ***** ****** be ****** ****** ** ****** *** ********* *** *******. ******* such ** ***** **** ********* ** *** ****** **** ****** such ** ******** *****, ******* ******* ******* ** *******, ***.

App ***********

******* ** *********** **** *** **** ***'* ******-* ********* ** relatively ****, ***** *** *** *** *********** ** *** ***********:

  • *** ***** ****:********** ** **** ******* ** ********** ** ** ** ***, and **** ** *** ******* ******. ****** ******* ** ***** speeds ******* ** *** ********** ***** ******* ** *******, ******* the **** **** ***** ******* ** ***** **** ***** *********.
  • *** **********:**** **** **** ** *** *.*** *****, *** *** ********* images **** ** *** *** * *** **********. ******* ** this, ****** ** **** *** *****, ******** ****** ******** *****.

Narrow ***** ** ****

********************* ******** ** ***** *** ****** *** **** **** ***** the **** *****, ********* ** **** * *'*" ********** ***** of ****, *** ***** * *' ******** ***** ** ****. Because ** ****, **** ********' ****** **** ******* *** **** for *** ***.

************, ******* ** **** ***** ***** ** ****, * **** overview ** *** *** ** *** ********, ********* ******* ****** if **** ** *******. **** *** ***** **** ********* ******* on *** **** ** *** *******, ** **** ** ***** in *** *******. ** *****, *** ** *** */***** ******* and ** ************ ********, ***** *********** ** ********** ***********.

App/Camera *************

********** ******** ** ** **** *********** ** *** ***** *** Q1604.

*** ********* ***** ******* *****************'* ******** *** *********** ******* ** ****** ********.***********'* ********** ***** * ***** ******* ***** ** */*****, *** gain ******* ** **** ***.

App **** *********

*** **** ********* ** *** *** ******** *****, **** ****** and ******* (*********** ** ***), *** ****** ***** ** ****** for *** ****** *****. **** ***** ******* *** ****** ** use:

Read ******

***** **** * *** ****** ****** ***** ******** ** ******** and *********** ***********:

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

* ******** ***** ***** ***** ***************** *********** *** ******** ***** *** *** **** *******. **** increases *** ***** ********** *****, ******* ***********, *** **** *********** reads. ***** ****** ***** ******** **** **** ******* ** ****, inaccurate ****** *** ***** (** ****) ***** ** * ***** otherwise ******** **** ***** **** ******.

******* ***-***** ****

*** *** ********** **** ***-***** **** **** ** *** ********* or **** ****** ********, **** ** **** ***** *******. ***** reads ****** ******** ** ****** ********, ** *** ***** *** also ****, *** ******* ***** ** *** ********* ** *** reads.

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

******* ****** *** ******* ******* ***** ********* ************ ***, ** with *** ***** ** ***-***** ****, ***** *** ******* ******** of ***-******** ********.

********** ******* *** ******* ** *** ***** ***** ************ ****** a ***** **** ** **** *****.

High ***** *****

***** ** ****** *** ****** ** * ******** ****, **** traffic ****** ***** ** ***.

*******

****** *** ***, ******* *** ******. ** ******** ****, ***** 80-85% ** ****** ********** **** *******. **** ********, *** ***** were *** ** ** ******** *** ** ** ** ******** for **.

*********

** *** ** ** *** **** ***** ** ***** ***** a **** ******* ******** ** ***********, ********** *******. **** ****** ******* ****** *** *** **** ******* ** night, **** ********* ********, *** ******* ******** ******** ***** *** same.

Low ***** *****

** *** ****** *****, ** ****** ******** ** *** *****, typical ** * ********** ******* *********/*****. ** ***** ******, ******** reads ** *** ****** **** ********. *******, ******** ***** **** still ********.

** ***** ** **** *****, ***** *** ** *********** *** located ****** ** *** *******, *********** ***** *** ** ** carefully ******** ** ******* ****** ******** ** ********** *** *****, but *** ********** **, ******* *** **********.

ExacqVision *********** & ****** *** ** ****

********** **** *****, ********** ***** ****** *** **** ** **** ***** ** * watchlist, ***** *** ********* ** ** ******* ** *** ******'* video ****, *** *** ** ******** ** **** ** ******* events. **** ***** ***** *** ************* ** **** ***********, * typical ****, *** ****** ******:

*******, *** ** **********, ***** *** ** * ***** ******* the ******* ******* ******* *** *** *** *** **** ******* being **** ** *****. **** ******* ** ****** ****** ***** linked ** ********* *****, **** ** **** *******:

**** *** **** ****** ** **** ***** *****, ***** *** processing ***** ******* ******. ****** ** ** **** ** ** seconds **** ******** ** **** ********. ** ****** ******, ****** data *** **** **** *******, **** ****** ** ** *****.

***********

*** *******, ** **** *** **** ***** **** ******** ******* 5.50.3. *** ******** ** *********** **** *** * ******* *******-****.

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

Comments (27)

**** ** ** **** ***** *** ********? * ** **** many ** *** **.

** ******* **** **** *** ******* *** *** **** *** compatibility **** * ***** ****** ************ ***** ** ******** *** a ***** ******* ** *** ******.

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

*** ******** ******* ... ******** **** ******** ****** **** ******** to ********, ******* ** *******, ***** ** ***** *** ***** conditions **** **** ** *** *** ************, *****, **** ******, FoV *** (****** ******* ********** ** **** ****). *** ** the ********** ** ** ******* *********** ****** *** *** ***** variables. *** **** *** *** ***** ** **** ** **** across *** **** ********** ** **** ********** ******** ** ****** who ***** **** ** ****** ***** ********* *********.

*'* ** ********** ** ****** *** ****** ********** *** ***** Sensing *******: **** *** ********* **** ***********.

* ****** *** **** ***********, **** ******* *** *********** **** with ** **** ***** *** * **** ** *** * was **** ***********. *'** **** *** ** ** "*** ****" compared ** ***** *******, *** ** *** ***** ************* ********* for *** ******** ****...

#***************

(* ** ** *********** *** ***********)

****,

* ** *** ***** ** *** ********* ** **** **********, but ** ******* ** **** ***** **** **** *********** ******** is ***** *** ** ** ********* ******** ************. ******* ******** LPR **** * ************-***** ****** *** **** ** * ****** with ******* ********* *********, ************ ******* **** ** ******-***-****, ****** between ****** *** ******* *****, *** ******* ******** ***** **** to ** ******* *****. ******* **** ******, **** **** ********* LPR-specific *** *******, **** ** ** **** ********* ** **** respect.

****,

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

* **** ** ******* **** ****** *** ****** **-******* *** CMOS ****** **** ******* *********** ******* **** ** **** ** fast ****** ****. **** ** **** *** **** ******* ******* and **'* ****** *** ** **** **** ** ** **/* (just **** * **** ** **** ******* ** *** *******). Taking **** **** ******* * ******* **** ******* *** **** cars *** ** ****** ** **** ** ******** ******* ****** view. ************* ******* ******* **** ******* *** *********** *******, **** embedded *** ******-*****. ** ******* **** ** ********* **** ****** license ****** *** **** ** *** * ****** **** ****** shutter ******.

** ****, *** **** ****** * **** **** *****. ** you **** ** *** ************ ******* **** *** * ****** shutter? * ****** ** ********* *** ** *** ******* *** a ****** *******?

** ****, * ** *** **** **** **'** ** ******* to ******* **** ***** ******. ****, ****** ******* **** *****.

** ****, * ******* ** ***** ** **** ******* *** important ** ******* ******** ** ** ************ ******* **** ****** shutter ** **** *****. *'* *** **** *** *** ***** be ******* ** ** ******* **** ***** ** * ******* thing ** **. ** *** **** ** *********** **** *** of *** ******, **** **** ******* **** ** **** **** post *** ** ****** ** ****.

*'* ** ********* ** *** ***** **** ****** ******** ** its ****** **** ** ************ *******. ** ***** ** **** only ****** ****** ***** **** **** ******* *** ** ***** be **** ******* ** **** *** *** **** *** ****** of *** **** *** ****. ** **********, *'* ********* *** topic ** ****** ******* **** *** **** ** **** **** raised ** *** ****, ********** *** ******* ** **** *****. I ****** *** ***?

**** ** ** ******* **** *** ***** **** ** * 'regular' ******* ******* ** ****** ** ***** (**** * */***** shutter):

*** **** ** *** **** ******* ** *** *******, ** cited ** ***** * *******:

*** ******* ** **** ****** *** ***** *****. * ***'* see *** *****.

****** **** **** ****. **'* ***** **** ******* ******* ** a ***-***** ** *** ******** *** **** ********.

*'* **** ********* *** ** ***'* ** *****? * **** that ******* (*** ************) ******* *** **** ** ******* ******* problems, *** **** ******** *** **** ** ******* ******* ******** even **** *** *******. ***** *** ******** **** *** ** be **** ****** **** ******* ******* *** ** ** ** an ***** *** ************ *******?

**** **** * ******* *******, *** ******* ** ****** **** quickly *** *** ******* ***** ** * ********** ***** ****, meaning **** *** ***** ** ** **** ******* ****** *******.

**** * */***** *******, *** ***** ***** ** ******** ** .5ms, *** **** ***** *** ******* ***** ** * ******** of **** ****. *** **** ** *** ***** ****** ** a ******** ** * **?

** *** ******* ***** ******, *** **** ** ****** **** will **** *** **, *** ***** **** ***** ****, **'* not * ********* ******* *****. ***** *** ***** **** *********** at *****, *** *** **** ****** *** ***** *** ** such ******. *** ** ***** ******, ***** *** **** ** other ******, ********* ****** * **** ****** ***** **** ** even *** * **** ** *** *****.

***** *** ****, ****'* **** *******. * ***** **** ** one ******* ***** ** ******* ******* ****** ** ***** ** straight-on ** ********, **** **** ************ ***** ** ****** *** rolling ******* ******.

**** * */***** *******, *** ***** ***** ** ******** ** .5ms.

****, **** *** *** *******, * ***'* ***** **** ** how ******* ******* ******** *****. ******, *** ***** ***** ** NOT ******** ** .***, *** ** *** **** .*** ******. With * *** ** ****** ******* **** *** *** ** true, *** **** **** ** *** ******** ******* ***** ******* (usually) ** *** **** * ********* ** ***** ****** ** each *****.

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

*** ******* ***** **** ******* **** *** ***** ****** ** timeany *** of pixels is exposed is exactly .5ms, but not that it is the same .5ms. This time-shifting of reads is the very cause of rolling shutter artifacts.

*******, *** ******* ******** **** *'** **** ** ******* ******* involve **** ***** ****** **** ******* ** *** ******, *.*. fan ****** ********, ********* ***** *******. *** *** ****** ** not ** ********** ** *** ******* *** ******** ***** ** far ******. ** *** **** ** *** ** ******* * number ******* ** * **** **** **** ** ***** ***** then ** ***** ** **** ********.

"*** ******* ***** **** ******* **** *** ***** ****** ** timeany *** of pixels is exposed is exactly .5ms"

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

** *** ******* ***** ** */*****, **** ***** *** ****** frame ** ******** ** **** */*****, *** *.***. ** ***** are, *** *******, **** ****, **** ***** **** *** ** captured ** *.*** / ****.***/**?

** *** ******* ***** ** */*****, **** ***** *** ****** frame ** ******** ** **** */*****, *** *.***.

*** ******* ******* **** ** **********not ****. If it ******** ***** ***** ** ** ********.

* ******* ******* ** **** *********. *** ******* ******* ******** exposes ********* ******** ** *** ***** ** ********* ****** ** time, “*******” ******* *** *****. ... *** ****** ** ******* different ******** ** ****** *****-********* ** ********* ******* ** ****, and ** **** ******* ******** **** *** ****** ** *** full *****, ***** *** ****** ***** ** *******.*******.***

*** **** ** ******** ****** **** * **** ****** ****** object ** **** ** *** *** *** ** *** ******, and ** *** ****** ** ****** ******** **** ****** **** it **** ******** ** *** ****** *** ** *** ******, then *** ****** **** ****** ***** ** ******** *********, ** the **** *****! **** **** ** *** **** ***** *** object ***** ** ***** (** ****) ** ******** *******, **** so: (******* ****, ****** *****).

*******,

* ** ****** ** ***** ****** *** ****** ****** ** 0.5ms *** * ****** ***** ** */***** *******.

***'* *** *** ***** *** **** **** (** **** **** simple). **** **** *** ***** ** ******* ** ***** ** the ******* ***** *** */***** (*.*., *** / **** = 500ns). ***/**?

* ** ****** ** ***** ****** *** ****** ****** ** 0.5ms *** * ****** ***** ** */***** *******.

********. * **** **** *** *** ******, **'* ******* *** intuitive *** **'* **** *** ****.

**** ** * ****** ***** **** *** ******** **** **** of * ******* ******* ***** **** ****** ** ****** **** that ** *** ******** ** *** ******* *****.

* ******* ******* ***** ** (*******) **** ** ****** ************, starting ** *** ***,one *** ** * ****, and very quickly*. It does this all the way to the bottom row.

*** ****** *** ********* **turned ** ****, after the ******* ******* ** *** *** ***** ****.

*** ****must ** ******* the ************ **** ****** ***** ****** *** (****), ** *** **** that *** **** *** ** *********** **** **** (*-** ************?*) ***** *** *********** *** *****. ********* *** ********** ******* *** ***** *** turning ** *** *** **** *** ******* *** ** ** least *** ****** ** ******* *****, **** *** ******* *****. So *** ***** **** **** ****** ******* **** *** ** interval *****. *****?

** ***, *'* *** **** **** * ***** ***** *******, maybe *** **** * ********** ********* * *** **** ** I *** ********** **** *** ****.

*** ******* ** *** ****** *** * **** **** ********* from * ** ************** *** *** ** *-** ************ *** **** **** ***** seems **********. *** ** ****** **** ** ******************* **** ** **** ** **** ***.

**** ****,

**** ****** *** ***** *****, *** ********** ***** ******* ** vehicle *****. ** ********** **** ****** ******** ***** ** ***** must ** ***** **** ******* ** ************ ***** ** ********** images. ***** **** ** ********** **** ** ********** ***'* ** this.

***********'* ******** *** ******** * **** ********** ********** **** **** attempts ** ******* ******** ******* ***** ********** ****** *********** **** as ****. **** ** *** *** ********* ***** *** ***** image ** ****'* ** *** ***** ******* ******* **** ****** the **** ** *** ******** ***** ** ********* *******.

* ****** ******* ** ********* *** **** ******* ****** ************, but ** *** **** ** *** * ******* ******* ** not *************** ** *** *********** ********* ******** * **** ********** method, ** *********.

** ****, * **** **** ****** ******** **-******* **** ****** shutter ******. *** *******,****://***.*********.***/********/*****-***.****?*****=***&********=**&********=**

** ****, ***** *** *** *** ****. * **** ***** paper ** ******* ******* ** ****** ******* *** ***** ************. I *** *** ********** **** *** ****** ******* ***** ** useful ** ********** **** **** ************ (** ******* ******) *** fast ********. ******* ** *** ** *** ***** ** **** article **** ****** ** ***** ******** ** **** ** ************ at *****, ** ***** *** ****** **** ****** ******** ***** be ** **** *******.

*** *** ********** *****. *** **** **** ** **** *** matter **** **** ** ******* *** *** *****. "******" *** poor ************ ** **** ****** *********** (********** ** ******* ****).

**'** ********* * ******* ** *** ******* ******* *****. *** $15,000 **** ***** *** ******* ********* * ***-****** ****** ******. The ***** *** * ****** ***** ****** ** ***** $*,*** in ****** *** ********** **** ******** **** ***** $*,*** ** licenses *** ****** ****** *** ******* ********.

** ***

** **** ** * **** *********** ******* *.*. ********* **** moving ******, *** *** ******* ***** ***** ** ** * core **********, * **** ** ***** **** *** * **** I ***** ** * *********** **** **** **** ****** ******* lots ** ******* *** *******. **** *** **** ** ***** the ******.

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

****://***.**************.***/**********-***-******-**-****-*****-*******-*******/

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

*****, *** **** ********* ***** ** **** *** ******* *** objects ****** ********** **** - ****** *** ********** ** ********* of ***** ** ****. ** ****, **'* *** ********** ** even '****' ****** ****.

**'** **** ********** **** *** **** * ***** ** *** UAE *** ***** *** ******* ********/******* ***** **** **** * system ********** ***** ** ********** *** ***** ****** *** ** US ***** ***. **** **** *** ******* ****** ** ******* checkers *** *** ****** *** ******* **** ** **** ****** up ** ******. ********** ***** ***** ** *** ***** *********** side, *** ******* ** ****** **** *** *****. *** ****** needs ** ** *********** ******* ** ********* *** *** ******. The ******* ********** ******** ** **** **** ** ****, ********* overview, **** *** * ****** ** **** *** ** *** casing. ********, *** ******** *****'* **** ***** ** *** *** does *** *** ****.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Dirty Dome Camera Test on Nov 28, 2016
Dome cameras are the most widely used type professionally but many note that dirt, dust, rain, and scratches can cause image quality problems,...
Genetec Lower Cost Sharp V LPR Camera on Nov 23, 2016
Genetec has announced the latest offering in their AutoVu Sharp line, promising new features, simplified installation, and lower price. In this...
Hanwha Wisenet P 4K Bullet Tested on Nov 21, 2016
Hanwha Techwin (formerly Samsung) continues their push into H.265 cameras, now with the high-end P series, including 4K resolution and smart...
Longse vs Dahua and Hikvision Tested on Nov 16, 2016
For many, even $100 cameras are too expensive. That is where spam king Longse comes in with their relentless offer of ~$20 cameras. In our past...
Major Manufacturers Dropping MJPEG on Nov 04, 2016
MJPEG has hung on for years, still in use in some systems despite H.264's dominance for the better part of the past decade. However, now some...
Samsung Wisenet Q 4MP Tested on Nov 03, 2016
The 4MP trend continues, now with Hanwha Techwin / Samsung in their latest Wisenet Q series. We bought one of these models, the QNV-7080R, to see...
Sony 35mm Super Low Light Camera Tested on Oct 31, 2016
Sony is making a big push for their SNCVB770 camera, touting its low light capabilities that they claim can deliver true color in pitch black...
IR Camera Reflection Test on Oct 17, 2016
All that might stand between good video and bad in your IR dome is a ring of foam rubber, keeping infrared from reflecting into the lens....
Bosch First Starlight 1080p Camera Tested on Oct 13, 2016
Bosch has released their first 'Starlight' 1080p camera, the Flexidome IP starlight 7000 VR. We tested this new dome against competitive super low...
4 Biggest Low Light Problems on Oct 10, 2016
100 integrators told IPVM what their biggest problems were with low light images. The most commonly cited themes were: Limited IR Range Uneven...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Sony IP Camera Backdoor Uncovered on Dec 06, 2016
A backdoor has been uncovered in ~80 Sony IP camera models, attackers can remotely enable telnet on the camera, and then potentially login as root,...
Milestone Favorability Results on Dec 06, 2016
In our second installment of manufacturer favorability results (first was Pelco), we turn to Milestone. 100+ integrators rated and explained what...
XiongMai Master Password List Emailed By Chinese Spammer on Dec 05, 2016
XiongMai created an international uproar as their devices drove massive botnet attacks of major Internet sites. After pledging to recall cameras...
Hikvision Cloud Security Vulnerability Uncovered on Dec 05, 2016
A security researcher uncovered a critical vulnerability in Hikvision's global cloud servers. This vulnerability allowed an attacker to remotely...
Door Operators Access Control Tutorial on Dec 05, 2016
Doors equipped with door operators, specialty devices that automate opening and closing, tend to be quite complex. The mechanisms needed to...
Pelco Favorability Results on Dec 02, 2016
This is the first in a series of studies of manufacturer favorability. 100+ integrators rated and explained their views of each manufacturer. We...
Hikvision CEO Declares 'We Do Not Cut Rates" on Dec 02, 2016
Hikvision has led another press trip to China, and this time Hikvision's CEO is sharing insights into their competitive strategy, including...
Network Security Audit App (March Networks) Examined on Dec 01, 2016
Verifying one's video surveillance devices are locked down against common cybersecurity vulnerabilities is increasing important, as hacks using...
FLIR Acquires Drone Manufacturer For $134M on Dec 01, 2016
FLIR has acquired Prox Dynamics, a Norwegian maker of small military-grade drones, for $134M.  FLIR president Andy Teich provided additional...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact