Testing Speco HD IP Intensifier

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 06, 2014

Chances are you have seen Speco's promotion of its Intensifier HD IP line [link no longer available], 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.

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

  • *********** ******** ** ******* levels ** **** ** a ******* ******, **** very ****** ** ******* settings ** ****** ** ***, obscuring ******* ******* **** when ****** ******.
  • ********** ******* ***** ********* beyond ** (** * scale ** **) ******* in severe ****. ******** **** Intensifier, ******** *** ** barely ********** ** **** move ****** *** *****.
  • *** ***** *********** **** the ***** ******, **** eliminating ****** ****, *** **** below *******, **** ** usable ******* ** ******* or **** ***** ** our *** ***** ****.
  • **** ***** *********** ******* to *********** ** *******.
  • ****** **** ******* ********* consumption ** *** *****, ~7 **/* *** **** cameras, ******** ** *.**-*.* Mb/s ** ***********.
  • ****** ******** ** * Mb/s ***. **** ******** in ************ **** **, and ********** *******, ** low *****.
  • **** **** ***** ***, quantization **** *** ****** constant, ********** **** ~** in **** ***** ** 34 ** *** *****.

*****

*** ***** ********* **** ** priced ***** ***** ****** ****/*.*** dome ******:

*******, *** ***** ***** length ***** ** ****** on *** **** **** compared ** ***** ******* domes:

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

***** ***** *********** *****'* ******** of **** *** ***** performance ** *********** ****** ****, coupled **** **** ******** in *** ***** ******, they *** *** **** ********** in *** ***********.

***** ******'* **** ******* is ***** ***** ****, especially *** * ********* minidome. *******, ***** ******* for *** ******* *** light ****** **** *** similarly ****** ** ***** or ********** **** ********* 'super *** *****' *******.

Physical ********

**** ***** ******* *** physical ************ ** *** cameras:

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**** ***** ******* ************* of *** *********** *** light ********, ****, ***** reduction, *** ********.

** **** ***** ** review *** ***, **** for **** *** ***** configuration ******* *** ***** in *** *** *********, as **** ** ***** settings.

*******, ** **** **** video ** ****** ***** automatic ******** ****** *******, not ******** ***** ** IP *******.

Intensifier ****** ****

*********** ***** ** *** on * ***** ** powers ** *, *.*. X2, **, **, ******* X64. **** **** ** **** scale ********* ****** ****, though Speco does *** ****** *********** as ****** **** *******. However, *** ******* *** similiar.

*** ****** ***** **** varying *********** ********.

  • **** *********** ***, *** subject *** ***** *** very ********* ** ******, though ****** **** ** minimal.
  • ** *** ******* ** setting, *** ******* *** chart *** ****** ******* when *****, *** **** is ***********, **** *** subject's ******** *************, ****** he ** *******.
  • ** ******* ********, *** (with *** *** *** turned **), ******** ***** of *** ***** *** subject ******** *** *******. However, ******* ****** *** scene, *** ******* ** a ***** ******* *** background *** ****** ********** to *** ******* *** background ** ***.  

*** ******* *** ***** in *** *** ****** and ******* ****** *** room ***** **' **** the ****** ** *** bottom ***.

**** ***** ***** *** Speco**** ******** ** * Samsung ***-**** ** *** same ~*.* *** *****. The *********** ***** *********** **** while *** *******, ****** noisy, **** ***, **** edges ** *** ******* more ******* *******.

** **** *** ******* of ***** ******** ** motion, ** ****** ***** of ******* *********** ******** in *** ********* *****. These ***** *** **** available *** ******** *** further ****** (** ** .*** ****).

Image ***********

** ***** ****** *** Speco*********** ******* ***** ******* settings (****** *******, *********** X8). **** ***** ********, both ***** ******* **** well ******* ***** *** light ****** **** *** subject *** ***** ********* still. *******, ***** ****** note *** *********** ****** blur ****** ***** *****, obscuring ******* ******* **** when *** ****** ** walking ** ****** *****, at **** *** ******.

******* *********** *** ** standardize ******** ** */*** with ***** *******, *********** is *********** *****. ************ ***** ******** ****** details ** ******* ** test ***** ** *** <1 *** **** *****.

** **** *****, **** cameras ******* ********* ** other ******* ****** **** no ******.

Bandwidth ***********

******** ** **** ***** cameras **** **** * Mb/s ****** **** *** other ****** ****** ** low ***** **** *** exception ** *** ********* GV-MFD1501. ******** ** **** light **** ******* ** others ******* ** **** scene.

 

***********

***** *********** **** ********* using ******* ******** ****** for ******** ***** *** standardized ** */*** ****** where *****. 

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

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*********** *.*.*.***** *** **** for *********.

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