Testing Speco HD IP Intensifier

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 06, 2014

Chances are you have seen Speco's promotion of its Intensifier HD IP line, with ads online and in trade mags claiming color images down to an incredible 0.0005 lx.

Speco funded a vacation for security trade magazine editors this summer, showcasing Intensifier:

With such astounding performance claims and marketing efforts behind this launch, we wanted to see how well these worked.

To find out, we bought both Speco Intensifier 720p HD IP models, the varifocal OiD4 and the fixed focal OiMD1. We tested them against leading low light models from Axis, Bosch, Geovision, Samsung, and Sony.

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