The Not Next Big Thing: Virtual Reality Video Surveillance

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 05, 2015

This company, according to the company, "wowed the industry-at-large, created a hunger amongst resellers."

Best known as another Dahua OEM, IC Realtime (also now calling themselves IC Real Tech) is working hard to transform itself as a pioneer of 'virtual reality video surveillance.'

Alas, having experienced it at ISC West ourselves, there are some critical flaws with the approach.

**** *******,********* ***** *******, "***** *** ********-**-*****, ******* * ****** ******* *********."

**** ***** ** ******* ***** ***, ** ******** (**** *** calling ************ **** ****) ** ******* **** ** ********* ****** ** * ******* of '******* ******* ***** ************.'

****, ****** *********** ** ** *** **** *********, ***** *** some ******** ***** **** *** ********.

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

IC ******** *****

*** ***** ** **** ******** *** * ******* ******* **** to ****, ******* **** * **** ****** *******. **** ****** is *** ******* ***, ** ******* **** **** ** ****, they *** *** **, ** ***** ***** ***.

**** ***** **** *** ********* **** ***** *** ** *****-***** VMS *******. *******, ** ** ****** ** ******* ******/****** **** (Android, ***, *******) ** **** ** *** ******* ******* *******, the ***** ** ***** ****** ***** *******.

********

** ******** *** ******** ************* ****** ** ******* ***** **** recently *******. *** *** * *********, ******* ******* ** * race ***, *** *** **** ** ** ****** ******* ******** application. ***** *** ******* ******** ** *** ** ***** ******.

*** ******** **** **** *** ***** **** ***. ** **********, most ** *** **** ******** *** ****** ** ******* / sky, ***** ** ********* *** ******. *******, ******* *** *** was ** ****, *** *** ********, ***** ****** **** ******* in *** ******* **** ***** *****. *******, **** **** **** imager ***** ****+, ****** *** **** **** **** ***** *******, coverage / ****** ********* *** ******* (** *** ******* ********* would).

"******* *******" ******* ********

****** ** ********'* **** ** *** ****, *** ********* "******* reality" ****** *** ****, ******** *** ********* ** ** ****** up, ****, *** ******, *** ** *** ********** **** ********* than ******* ***** ******* *** ******* *** *******. ***** *** VR *******, ***** *** **** **** ** **** * ******* of ******** ***** ** * ****. ** ********, ********* ******* typically ******* **** **** ** ******** ** *** ****** ***, whether ****** ** ******** **** * ****** ** ****** ******** or **** ****, ******** ***** ** *** *** ***** *****, and **** ** ** ***** ** ******** ** ******.

************, ******* ***** ** *** ********** ***** * **** **** be **** ** **** ** *** **********. ******* ********** ******** are *** *** ** ** ***** ****, *** ** ** unlikely ***** ***** ****** ** ********* ***** ********** ******(*) *** this ***** *******. *** ** ******* **** ***** ** ************* or ******** ******* ***** *******. ****** **** ***** ***** * pound, **** ****** ** ********** ********* ***** **** * ***** period ** *******.

*******

*** ***** ** ****** ** ~$*,*** *** ****. **** ******** deep ****** *********, **** ******* ** ***** **** ****** **** other ********* *******. ******* ******* ********* ****** **** *** $***-*** and *** ********* ********** ** ** *** ** ******* *** floor/ceiling/ground/sky *** ***** ********** ********. ********, ****** **** ******** ******** such ** *** *** ********** ** **** ****** ******, ********** key *********** ** ********* ******* ** ******* *** *** ***** specifically.

The **** ****

***** ** ********'* **** *** ******* ******* / *** *******, the ******* *** ** ********** *** **********, ******* ** ********* lower **** ***** ******** **** ***** *******.

****** * ****** ******* ******** ** ******** ** ** * very ********* ******** *** ****, **** ****** ********* ********* *** 'cool' ** *** ********** ******** ****** *** ***** *********** / perception ** ** ********. *** ******* *** **** * ***** job ******* ***** *** ****, *** **** *** *** *** itself ** ******* **** ********* *** ***** ************ ********.

Comments (27)

*'* ** **** ********** ** ******** * '******* *********' **** VR *******. *** ***** ****** * ******* ******* ****** ****** than ***** ***** ** * **** *** *** *** **** kind ** ******** ********* ** ********** *** *********** (***** ******** Report).

* ******** ** *** ******* *******: ***** * *.*.*.*.

******. *** ******* ******* ************ *** **** *** ** **. That ****, ** *** ** **** *** ******* *** ****** from ************ ******* ** * **** *** ******** ***** ***** from ******, **** ***** ** * **** ******** ********.

** **** ********** ******** ** **** **** * ********* ********. As *** *********, ***** ******* *** *** ***** ** **** during * *****.

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

*** ********* ******* ** *********'* ******** *** *** ****** ****** Magic **** **** **** **** *********** ******** *********** **** **. If **** *** **************** ******* ****** ** ******* ******** *******, augmented ******* **** ***** *** ** "***" ***** ******* ** walls *** ****** ** *** **** ***** *** **** ****** while ***** ****** *** ****** **** ** **** *********** **** in **** ***** ** ****.

***********, ******* ************ ****** ******** ************ *** *** ********** ***** solutions. **** ***** *** ********** **** ********* ******* *******, * security ****** **** ** **** ** "***" ******** *** **** radar ******* *** ***** ** ******** ******.

*** ***** ********* *** ****** ******* ****** ******* ****** **** give ******** ********* * *** ********** ******* *********** *** * picture ** *** ******* **.

******, **** ** *** *** **** ***** ********** *** ********* reality ** ******** ******* ** ********.

****** ******** *** ***** **** ******** *******, * ***** ******** will ** * **** ******** ******** ** **** **.

******, **** ** *** *** **** ***** ********** *** ********* reality ** ******** ******* ** ********.

****** ****. ;)

* *** **** **** ** *** **** *** * ***** you **** ** ****** *** ***** *. ** **** **** with ***** *** *** **** *. *** ** *** **** to *** * ** ******* *. *** *** *** ** iPad, ******, *******, ** ******* ******* *** ****** *** ***** to *** ** ***** ******* *** *** **** ****** ** navigate. *. ****** *** ******* ** ****** *** ** ****** cool. * ******* *** ****** **** ******* *** ****. *** double **** *** **** **** ************. *. * ******* *** camera *** ****** ****** *** ****** ****.

*****,

* ***** **'* **** ** *** **** **'* '****'. *** bigger ****-**** ******** ** *** *********** ** ** ***** ********* out *****?

******* *** ** *******, **'* **** ******* ********* ****** **** can ** ********** ** *********** ******* (*******, ***** *******, ***.). But **'* *** **** ********* *** *** **** ********** *****?

** ******* *** *********, "*** ****** **** *** **** **** ************."

**** *** *** ******** **? *** *** ***** *** *** better ***** **** *********** ********* ** ***** ****** *** **** third ***** ************?

****,

* **** ** * *** ** ***** ***** ************ ******** like ***** *********, *****, *** ***** & **** *****. *** environments *** ******* **** **** ** ****** ********* *** ***** objects **** ***** **** *****, ******* ****** *** ********, *** tall ******. ***** ********* ******* ***** ** ** ******** ************ views **** * ***** *** ****** ** * *** ****.

** ******** *** * ****** ****** ******* ** **** ********** for **** ***** *** **** * **** ******** ******* ** utilize -- *** ****-******. ****** ***** ** ***** $***. ** is * ** ****** **** ** *** ***** *** ** works ****** ****. * **** ***** **** ** *** * single ****** ** ******* ** *********** ******* ** * *** and **** ****** *** ***** ** *** *******'* *** ********. The ***** *** **** ** **-****** ** *** ****** ******** too. * **** *** *********** ** * ***** ** **-******* like ********* ***** *** ****** ****** ******* *** ****.

** ** **** * ** ********** ** **** **** ******** small ******** ** ********** ************ ******. *******, ***** **** ** capture * ***** ** *** ***** ***** * ******** ********* with *** ****** ** ********** *** ** ***** *****. * like *** ********* **** ** *** ****** *** ** ****** helps ** * **** ** *** ****** *********. * **** the ****** ** ****** ****** ****. ** ** ********* *** cost *********. *** ***** ** ***** *** *** *********** ** strong.

**********, * *** *** ***** ***** ** *** *** ****** version ******** ******* **** ** **** *** ******. ******* ************ for **** * ****** ***** ** ********, ********, *** ***** areas **** ******* **** ***** *****.

** ****** ** *** ******* ********** *** ************* ***** ***** is ** ******** *** *** *** **** *** ****** *** view **** **** ****, ** *** ** *** ***** ****** of **** **** ** ***** *****. ******* *** * ****** of ********* **** ** ** ******** **** ***** *** ** this ****** ***** ***** *** * ****** ** ************ ** still ** **********. *** ** ***** ** ***** *****, *** the ******** *** * *** ** ******* ** ****, *** with *** ******* *** *** ****, ***** *** * ****** of *********** *** *** ************ ** ** **********. **** * bought ** ***** **** ***** * ***** ***** ******* *** Iphone ** ******* ********** *** *** ********* ** ***** ******. We *** ** * **** ***** ***** ** ***/*********** *******. Once ******** ****** ** ********** **** ** *******, *****, *** analytics *** ** ********** ******* *** ****** **** ********* ******* and *** **** ******* ******** **** ** *********. *********, *** IC ******** ***** ** * ***** *********.

"** ******** *** * ****** ****** ******* ** **** ********** for **** ***** *** **** * **** ******** ******* ** utilize -- *** ****-******."

*******-*********** *****, *** ****'* * *********** ******* **** **** ** other ************* ****. ******, **** ***** ***** * *** **** the**** ** ***** **********-********.

"[*** ****** **]******* ************ *** **** * ****** ***** ** ********, ********, and ***** ***** **** ******* **** ***** *****."

* ***** ** *** *** ***, *.*., * ******* ***** want * ****** ***** *** **% ** *** *** ***** on *** *** *** *** *****. *****'* *** ** ***** products **** *** **** *********** ****** ***** ****** / ***.

"** *** ** * **** ***** ***** ** ***/*********** *******. Once ******** ****** ** ********** **** ** *******, *****, *** analytics *** ** ********** ******* *** ****** **** ********* ******* and *** **** ******* ******** **** ** *********."

*** *** **** ****** *** ** *****, ****, ******** ***. This **** ***** ** *********, *******, *****, ***. ***** ** right ****** *** **** *** *** ** **** **** ***** sounds **** * *** ** *** *** ** **.

* ** ******** **** * ***** ******* ****, ************* ***** with *** *****, *** ******** ************ ***** *** **** ** see *** ******* *** ** ***** *****. * ** *** sure *** *** ** ** ***** *** ** ********* ** 2 ** ******* **** *** *** ***** *** ********. *** technological ****** **** ** **** ** ******* *****. **** * first ***** ***** ******* * ******* ** *** ****. ** just **** ** **** **** ********* ** ****** ******* *** future.

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

*'* **** **** ******* ***** *** ********* ******** ************ ** AR (********* *******) ************ **** ******** *** ***** ****. *** company, ******, ******** *** ************ ** ******** ********** ********, **** integrates **** ****** ** ******* *** ***** ******** *********, *.*. Milestone, *******, ********. ** *** * ****** ***** ** ** and ********* ******** ***** **** *** * ***** **** **** of *** ****** ** ******** **** ** **** ******** **** AR ***** ** ******.

*** ********, ** **** * ******** ** ********* **** ***** an ******** ** ***** ******** ****** ************, ** ************* ********* cameras **** *** *******, ****** **** ** *** *******. ** the ******** ***** ** * ** ***, *** ******* ****** automatically *** ** ***********, **** *** ************* ****** ** *** optimal *********. ** ******* *****, ** *** **** ********* ******** of ****** ****** * ******* ***** ** *************.

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

- ** **** ***** ***** ** ************* ***** ** *** most ******** ******* ***** ** ***** **** *** *** **** they *** ******* **, **** ** **** ************

- ******** ** ** **** ** **** *** ******, *.*. waving **** ******* ** *** ********* ***'** **** ** ** all *** ****. * ****** **** ********** ********** **** ******* will ** ******** ****** ********, *.*. ** *************.

**'* ********* ** ******* **** ** **** ******** **** ****** suffer **** ****** *********** ** *** ***** **********, *.*. *** battery ****, *** ***** **** ******** ** ******* *** ******* mapping *** ***** ** ** ** ******** *** ******* *********. In *** ****, ******* ********** ** ** ** ******* **** of *** ******** ******* ** ** *** ******** **** **** these *********** ****** **** ********* **** ***'* **** * ** expertise.

******: ** ******** / **** ******* **** ****** $** *******. ** **** ****** *** ********* **** ***.

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

"** *** ******** *******, *** ******** ******* (*****) **already ********** * ******* ******** in the Virtual Reality sector for its ability to create and share immersive action videos. The IC720 and ALLiewill ****** ********* *** **** ***** **** ****."

...********* ** **** ***,*** ******** ***** ** **** ** ********* around *** ***** ********* **** ********* **Bahamas, *******, ******, *****, ******, *****, *****, ****** ******.

**** ** *** **** **** ** ****** *** *** ***** shown **************.

********* ****:***** '*******' ** *** * ******* ** ***?

'** **** ** *********'

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

****'* ****** ********** ** **** **** *** ******* ***** ******* OEM *****, ***** ******** *** **%+ ** ***** ******** ***** with ***** *** '**********'.

*.* - *****

***** ** *** *** ****. *** ** *** ********** * ******* ******** ****** ** was ******** ** ****...** * ********* *******.

$*** *** * **** ******??

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

*** **** *** ****** * **** ********* ** ***** * weak ******* ** *****...

***** *** *'** **** *** ***** * ***** ****:** **** **** **** **** ***** ***** *** ***** **** USA *******

** ******, *** *** ***** ** ************** ** * *** degree ****** *** **. *** ********** *** *** *** **** you ***** ****** **** ****** ****** *** **** ****** ** pre-recorded ***.

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

*** ***** *** ****** ***** ** * ****** **** **** nest *** *** ** *** ** ** ***** ****.

***** **.

"******** *** ******* **** **** **** ***."

* ****'* **** ***** ******* ********* ** ****...

**** *** ***** ***** ****** ****** ****** ** ***? *** how *** ** *** ******** **** ***** ** *** ** more **** * *******, ***** ** ******* ** **** **** an***** ***?

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

* ****'* **** ***** ******* ********* ** ****...

******** ***** ** *** ******, ***** *** ******, *'* * pixels *** ***** ***, ****** * ***** *** ********* ** hard ** ******.

*** ** * **** ***? ******* **'* **** **** ** absolute ******* ** ****** *****? ** ****** ***. *** ** is * **** ******** *****.

******, *** **** ********** *** ************, ********* **** **** **** does ******* ******* *** ******** ** ** ***. ***** ***** and ****** ********* *********, ****** **** * ***** ** ****** a *** ** *********** *** ****. ***** ***** *** ******* easier. *** ** *****'* **** ****'* *** *** ****** *******.

* ** ********* *** ******* ********* ** **** ** **** compared ** ******.

** ***** **, *** * **** ******, * ** *** sure *** ****** ***** ***** ****** *** ******** ** *** increased ****.

*** **** * ******* ***** ***** **** *** * *** for *** **** ** ** *****???

*** **** ***'* *** * ***** ** **** ****.

/*******

******** **** ** ** ******** ** ***** ** ********** ***** Luna.

*** ***'* **** **** *** ******** ** *** ** ******?

**, **** **** *** *********. :)

*** ** *** ** *** *** ****** **** ******** **** a ****** ****, ** *********** ***** *** ******* ***** ** the ****

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

******* *** * *** *********** *********. *** ******* ** * marketing *********.

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

**** ** ******* *** * **** ** **** ***** ***** of ******* "*************" ****** "*********."

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

Dahua ‘Duplicitous’ Says Botnet Victim on Oct 11, 2016
The victim of the record-breaking botnet, Brian Krebs, is calling Dahua duplicitous in its statements about the Mirai botnet. He says Dahua should...
Axis Secretly Paid Anixter Sales People To Push Axis NVRs on Sep 26, 2016
Internal Axis communication shows how Axis paid Anixter and Tri-Ed sales people with secret bonuses to push Axis NVRs. In this report, we examine...
Pelco Optera 270° Camera Tested on Sep 06, 2016
Multi-imager cameras are typically 180° or 360°. Pelco has released a fixed 270° versions of their Optera intended to cover exterior building...
Panoramic Camera (Fisheye / Multi-Imager) Guide on Aug 31, 2016
Panoramic cameras, including fisheyes and multi-imagers, have become increasingly widespread, with most manufacturers offering fisheyes and an...
US Embassy Requires Hikvision Cameras on Aug 29, 2016
The US Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan has required only Hikvision cameras in a new US federal government bid. However: Hikvision was founded...
Dahua Distributor Angered "Always Give Good News About Hikvision" on Aug 11, 2016
A Dahua distributor is angry that "IPVM always give good news about HIKvision while destroys Dahua." I can understand the frustration, not of...
Dahua Fakes Being American on Aug 10, 2016
Robbed from the Hikvision playbook, now Dahua takes it turn. Dahua, China's second largest manufacturer, is ramping up its marketing. Dahua...
Pelco Optera 180° Camera Tested on Aug 02, 2016
In our initial testing of Pelco's Optera multi-imager, the main issue was their ONVIF 'bowtie' video streaming which undermined third party...
Hikvision 12MP IR 360 Tested on Jul 28, 2016
Hikvision has released their latest IR panoramic camera, the DS-2CD63C2F-IV, with a 12MP sensor.  To find out, we bought one of these new models...
Logipix 20MP, 140MP and 200MP Cameras Examined on Jul 20, 2016
Looking for an Avigilon alternative? Logipix, based in Hungary, has created their own super high resolution end-to-end solution, featuring 20MP -...

Most Recent Industry Reports

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...
Down to $50 IP Cameras From Honeywell on Dec 01, 2016
$100 IP cameras are literally old news. And you do not need to buy from spam email vendors anymore to get $50 ones. [premium_content] You can...
Distributor Offers Local Job Site Delivery on Nov 30, 2016
Local distribution branches are a big differentiator for many integrators, as they facilitate quickly picking up supplies locally without having to...
Dump Axis and Hikvision, Arecont Will Pay You on Nov 30, 2016
Do you want to get rid of your Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Hanwha Samsung, Hikvision, Pelco or Sony cameras? Now, Arecont will pay you to dump them for...
CODEC Guide 2016 on Nov 30, 2016
CODECs are core to surveillance, with names like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG commonly cited. How do they work? Why should you use them? What issues may...
Free Online NFPA, IBC, and ADA Codes and Standards on Nov 29, 2016
Finding applicable codes for security work can be a costly task, with printed books and pdf downloads costing hundreds or thousands. However, a...
Selecting Wood Drill Bits For Installers on Nov 29, 2016
Running cables through studs is common for roughing in residential and some older commercial installs. To do this, you will need to drill holes in...

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