Axis VMD3.0 Analytics Vs Avigilon Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 12, 2015

Axis has released the next generation of their advanced video motion detection application, VMD 3.0. It promises improvements in false alarm rates compared to its predecessor, with new features like swaying object rejection, object size and duration settings, and more.

The question is, how does this new version compare to full-blown analytics like the Avigilon H3A analytic cameras? Can it compete while giving users more options in cameras?

We tested Axis VMD 3.0 running on two cameras, the high end 1080p Q1615 and the 720p integrated IR P3364-LV, against Avigilon's 3.0W-H3A-BO1, to see how they compared in false alerts and coverage area.

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Comments (16)

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** ***** **** **** *** '****' *** ** ********** **** this **** **.

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**, *** **** *** ******** ******* ** *** **** ******. However, *** *** ****** ***** ** **** *** ** ******* alerts **** *** ******. ****'* *** ***** / ********** ********* throughout *** ******.

****,

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