Uniview Intrusion Analytics and VMD Tested

By: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 13, 2018

IPVM's IP Camera Analytics Shootout featuring Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision created some ill will with a Uniview distributor who objected:

Could you pls explain why do you keep insisting to limit the comparisons w/ only Dahua and Hikvision, but not w/ Uniview...

I'm sure that many members like us are willing to start getting more benefits from being an IPVM member by having the opportunity of getting some test results of the products from the manufacturers that we represent instead of just the competitor ones, as in our case we are not a distributor of any of those brands you are always choosing for comparisons, although representing some of the best in the market, such as Mobotix, Vivotek and Uniview.

So we bought and tested Uniview's analytics, examining:

  • Causes of false alerts - indoors and outdoors
  • Detection distance achieved / pixel density necessary
  • 3rd party VMS integration of Uniview's analytics
  • Ranking vs Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha and Hikvision

****'* ** ****** ********* ******** featuring ********, ****, *****, Dahua, ******, ********* ******* **** *** **** with * ******* *********** who********:

***** *** *** ******* why ** *** **** insisting ** ***** *** comparisons */ **** ***** and *********, *** *** w/ *******...

*'* **** **** **** members **** ** *** willing ** ***** ******* more ******** **** ***** an **** ****** ** having *** *********** ** getting **** **** ******* of *** ******** **** the ************* **** ** represent ******* ** **** the ********** ****, ** in *** **** ** are *** * *********** of *** ** ***** brands *** *** ****** choosing *** ***********, ******** representing **** ** *** best ** *** ******, such ** *******, ******* and *******.

** ** ****** *** tested *******'* *********, *********:

  • ****** ** ***** ****** - ******* *** ********
  • ********* ******** ******** / pixel ******* *********
  • *** ***** *** *********** of *******'* *********
  • ******* ** ********, ****, Bosch, *****, ****** *** Hikvision

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

Summary - **** *********** 

** *** ******* *******'* Intrusion ******** ********* ******, suffering **** ***** *** *********:

  • ***** ****** **** ****** sources: *******'* ********* ********* on ******* *****, ***** animals, *******, *** ***** changes ***** ***** ********* were *********** **, ** well ** ********** **** cameras ******** **** *** to ***** *** *** to *******/******* ****** ** passing ******, *** ****** not **** ******* ********* ******.
  • *** ********* ******** / higher *** ******** *** detection: ******* ******* ****** required ** ******* ** 25 *** *** ******** detection, ******* ****** **** most ***** ****** ********* tested (**-** ***), *** only ******** ****** **** Dahua *** ********* (**/** PPF ** ******).
  • ******* ***** ***** *** Integration: ******* ********* ********** only **** ***** (****** only, ** ******** *****), with ** ******* ** Avigilon, *******, *********, ** Nx *******. ********* **** also ********** **** *******'* own EZStation ***.

***** *********** **** *******'* analytics ******** ** ** ****** in **** ************. 

*******, ******* ***** ******, Uniview's ****** *** *** even ***** **** ***** Intrusion *********, ***** ********* almost ********** ******* *** out, even **** ***** ******* sensitivity.

Ranking - ******

***** ** ***** *********** in *** *****, *******'* analytics **** ** *** bottom ** ***** ** have ******, *** * number ** *******.

***** *** ********, ******* was *********** ** ***** alarm ******* ***** *** *** trigger *** ***** ****** analytics, **** ** ******* clouds ******* ******* *** the ****** ********* **** day ** *****.

******, ******* ******** **** of *** ******* *** of *** ******/******** ** our *****, ~**+, **** most ********* ****** ** 10-15, *** **** ** low ** *-*.

*******, *******'* ********* ********** only ** *****, ***** several ******, **** ** Axis, *****, *** ******, integrated ** *******, *********, and ******* ***** *****, as ****.

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

********* ********* **** ** Uniview's *** ** **** tier *******, ***** "*****" and "***" ** ***** America. *** "****" ****** includes **** ***.

Configuration *******/***************

**** **** ********* *** not ******* ** *******. Instead, ***** **** ****** which ********* ** ****** from *** "***** ********" menu:

********* ************* ******** ******* vaguely ***** *********** ***** in ***** ***-**** ******* such ** ***** *** Hikvision, ********* ******* ****, detection ***********, *** "**********" (ratio ** ****** **** to **** ****).

** ***** ***********, **** threshold ******** *** **** practical *******, *********** ****** from ******* ***** *** in *** ***** *** only ********* ** * second. *********** ****** **** 30 ****** ** ******* increase ***** ****** ***** producing ****** *******. *******, percentage ***** ** ****** in ******** ****** ** eliminate ****** **** ***** animals, *** ***** ****** carefully **** ********* ***** increasing, ** **** ******* may **** ****** *** valid ******* ** ****** range ** *** ***** of ****.

Frequent ***** ****** ******* *** ***

*******'* ********* ********** ******* on **** ***** ** motion ** ***** ****** during *** *******, **** indoors *** ***. **** included ****** ********* ** the ***** ********* *** to ******* ******. ** other ****** ****** ** our ****** ** ****** ********* ******** ******* *** ** ****** passing, **** ***** **** false ***** ****** *** to ***** ******* ** light *******.

************, *** ******* ********** triggered **** ******** **** day ** ***** ****, indoors *** ***, ******* uncommon ******* ** *** tests.

******* **** ******* ** common ******* **** ** other ****** *********. *** example, **** ***** ************ outdoors, ********* ********** ******* on ******* ***** / foliage:

** **** ** ***** animals, **** ** *** groundhog *****. ***** ****** could ** ******* ** increasing ********** (***** ** object **** ** **** size), *** ** *** expense ** ******** ********* in *** *** ** far ***** ** ****.

*******, ******** ******* ** the **** ****** **** caused ******** ******, * common ****** ** ***** alarms ***** **** ***** brands ******.

*******, *** ********* ******** from ***** ****** **** light *******, ** **** as *******/***********, **** ** the **** **** ********** in *** ******* *****.

VMD **** *****

******* ***** ******, *******'* intrusion ******** ************ ************ motion ********* **** ******* and ***. **** ***** attempting ** ******** ****** detection ***********, ****** **** constant ** *** ****** ** the *****, **** *********, shadows, ******, ****** *****, etc. 

*** *******, *** ***** list ***** ** *** a ****** ******* ******* on * ***** ***, with ****** ********* ***** few *******.

Detection ********

******* ******* ****** ******** ******** at ** ******* ** ~25 ***, ********* ** about **' ********* ******** in **** *** ******* tested.

  • **********-****** (***): ~***' ****/~**' Distance
  • **********-***** (***): ~**' ****/~**' ********

****** **** *****, ********* of ******** ** *** field ** **** *** very ********, **** ** missed ********** *** ** night, *** ** ********* of ********* ******** ** night. *******, ******* *** some ** *** ******* PPF ************ ** ******* tested, **** **** ********* below **-** ***, *** some ** *** ** 4.

Limited *** ***********

*******'* ********* ********* ********** only **** ***** ** our *****, **** ** support ** ********, *******, Milestone, ** ** *******.

***** ****** *** ********** in ***** *******, **** Intrusion ***** "**********/*************/*************":

******** ********** *** **** searchable *** ********* ** the ******** ** ***, shown ****:

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** ** **** test, **** ****** ** of *** **** ** testing:

  • **********-******: *********-*************
  • **********-*****: *********-*****************

Comments (12)

****... **** ********* *********, Uniview ***********. 

***, **** ***.  ** he ****** **** **** thanking **** *** *** doing * ******, ******* of chastising ****.  * ***** he ***** ***** *** phrase, ** ******* **** you **** ***?

****** *** *** ******, I'm ****** **** ********** in ***** *****!

**'** **** ***** ********** at *** ********** ******* a ******* **** ** *** very ***** *** * would *** ** ** right ** ******* ******** and *****. ** ** called ******** **** *******-********* (http://videowave.ca).  ** ********** **** a ****** ** *** (Genetec & ***** *** maybe * ****** ****).  If **** *** ** another **** *** ********* products, * ***** ** curious ** ** *** you **** *** ******** and ** *** **** time * ***** ** really ***** **** **** get *** ******** **** should ** **** *********** know **** ***** ** they **** **** ******* hard *** **** ***** to *** *** ********* improving *** * ***** they've **** * ***** job.

******, ******. * *** never ***** ** **** before *** * *** speak **** **** ** the ***** *** * few ******* ***** (* told **** *** ******** us!).

**** ******** * ***** get **** * * minute ***** ****, **** seemed **** * ********** company ******** * ****** based ********* ******** (********). * ** *** sure ** ** **** we ***** **** **** as **** **** ***** low **** *********** *** at ***** **** * am ***** ** ****.

** ****, ****** *** the *****. ** ******* for *** *********** ** test ** ***, * understand *** ******. ** goal *** ** ***** the ********* * *** so ** ***** ******* others **** **** *** analytics ********* **** **** so ** *** ** done :)

** ******* ****** ** sites **** **** ********** and ** **** ** works *********** *** *****'* generate *** **** ***** alarms.

******* ** **** **** of ***** ***** **** by **** ***** ******* a *** ** ***** for ** ** ***** with *** ***********!

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