Vivotek Low-Cost NDAA Compliant C Series Cameras Tested

By Derek Ward, Published Aug 06, 2021, 08:49am EDT (Research)

*******'*****-********* * ************** ******* ***** *** ********* *** which ** ******?

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** **** ***, ** ****** *** tested ********** ***** ******-*(***** ****, *** ** ****) ********** *** ******-**(****-***** ****, *** ** ****), *** tested **** **************** *********** *************' *****-*, *********:

  • *** **** ***** ******* ******* ** full ***** (~*** ***), ***** *** light (~* ***), **** (~*.*****) **** IR ** *** *** ******?
  • *** ***** ***/** **** ****** ** low ***** ******?
  • *** **** ******* ******* ** ***** low-cost ******?
  • *** **** **** *** ****** ********* with *****?
  • **** *** *** ** **** *** usability ******??

*******

***** ** *** *****, *** ******* C ****** ***** ******* ******** ******* details ** ***-**** **** *** ********* 1080p ****** ** **** *****, **, and *** ******. *** *** ******* camera ******** ********** ****** ******* ** full ***** *** *** ******, *** practically ******* ******* ** ***** ** low ***** *** **.

****** **** *** ** ************ **** present ** *** ******* ******. **** could ** ******* ** ******* *** down, **** *** ******** ** ********* digital *****, ********* *********** ******* *******. Additionally, ********* ** *******'* "************ ********" mode *** *** ********* ************.

**** ******* *******' ***** *.*** ********* bitrates **** ****, ~*-** ****** **** daytime ****** (***** ****** *** *******, dynamic *-***** **).

*****-***** *** *********** ** *****, **** streaming, *************, *** *** ****** ********** to *** ***** ****** (********, *****, Genetec, *********, ******* *****).

*******, *** ******* *** ** ~* seconds **** **** * **** *** loaded ***** *** ******'* ****** *** visible. ***** **** **** ***** ******** on ******, *******, ******** ******** *** Microsoft ****.

*******

*** ******* ******-* ***** ***~$*** *** ******, ******** ****** **** *********'****** ******************** ************* ***** (~$***/~$*** ******), ******* ** the ****** ***-***** (~$*** *** ******) *** ***** **** ****' ******-**** dome, *** *****-* (~$*** ******, ** **, ****** ****).

*** ******* ******-** ***** ***~$*** *** ******, ********** ****** **** *********'********** ******************* ************ (~$***/~$*** ******).

Compared ** ***** *** *********

***** ** ***** ******* *** ***********, Vivotek's * ****** ***** ******* *** competitive **** ***-**** ***** *** ********* 1080p ******, ****** *** ****** *** moderately **** *********.

******* *** * ***** ******* ** 1080p *** *** ** ******* **** various **** ******* **** ** *******, domes, *******, *** **********. *******, ***** and ********* ***** **** *********** **** as ***, ***, ***, ***, *** 4K ** ***** ***** **** *****.

************, ***** ******* *** ******* ****** with ********* (***** ***) **** **** to ****** ***** ***** **** ********* S *** * ***** (****** **************** * *** model ** *** *** ******* ********** *** ******** ***). ***** *** Hikvision ***** ***** ** ***** ***-**** lines (********** ****** *************** ** ****). ******* **** *** ***** *** integrated ***** ***** ******.

5MP ***** **** **. ********* *********** *******

**** **** ** ******** ** *** varifocal *** ***** ***** *****, ** also ********* ****** ******* ******-****** **** *****. *******, *** *********** was **** *******, ** ** **** omitted ** *** ***** ******* *****.

Dark/IR ***********

** ~**' ******** *** ~*.** ***, the ******* * ****** ******* ******** similar ******* ** *** ********* *********** series ******, **** ***** ******* ********* and *-* ***** ** *** **** chart ******* ** ****. **** **** the **** *****-* *** *** ******** in **** ******* ** ** *** not ******* * ****** ***** ** this ***** *****.

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

*** ******* * ****** ******* **** a ******** ******* *******, ****** *** edges ** *** *** *** ******* illuminated, ********* ******* *** *********.

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Vivotek ** "************ ********" ** *******

*** ******* * ****** ******* ****** include ** ** **** ****** "************ restrain" (******** ** *******) ***** ** intended ** ****** ***** **** ******** are ******* ** *** **** ***. Turning **** **** **, ******* ** still *** ****-****** ******** *******, ******** overexposure **** ***** *** ******'* ******* mode.

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*******, ********** ** ************ ******** ***** on ** ***, ******** ~**' *** closer **** ***********, ** *** ****** was **** ** ****** ********, **** with ************ ******** ****** **.

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** *** ******* ***** ******* *** scene **** ************ ******** "**", ******* are ****** *** ** ** ** ~15-20' ****. ** ** **********, *** camera *******, *** * *** ******* of *** ******* *** ** ****, though *** **** ** *** ***** becomes **** ****.

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** ******* *** ** ******* ********* the ****** ** ******* ************ ******** by *******, **** ***** ******** *****:

*** ***** ****** ** ** ******* sufficient *********** ****** ** *********. ***** default ** “****-************” (***), ********* ******** installation ******* *** ****** ** *** dark ***** ** *** *** *** objects.

Color *** ***** (~* ***) ***********

** ~* ***, *** ** *** cameras ****** **** ****** ** ******* clear ****** ******* *** ** ***** and *********. **** *** ******* ***** IT9380-H *** ******-** *** ******* ******** smeared ***** ******, **** *** **** chart ********* **** **** *.

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Low ***** ****** **** *** ***********

****** **** *** ********* **** ********* facial ******* ** ****** ******** *********, shown *****. ** *** ******* ******, facial ******* *** **** *** *******, and * ***** *** ** **** behind ***.

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This **** ***** ** ******* ** ******** *** ********, *** *** **********. ************, ******* ***** ********* **** *** *******, ********* ** ********* *********.

*** ******* ****** *** ******* ****** blur ****** **** ****** ******** ** ~1 ***. **** ** ******* ** what ** **** *********** **** **** high *** ****** **** **** ******* in ******* ***** *** ***** ********.

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WDR ***** ** ****** ******

****, ** ****** *** ******* * series ** ** ******** ******* *** scene, ***** *****, **** * ******** variance ** ~**** ******* ******* (~** lux) *** *** (~*,*** ***).

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** **** *****, *********** ** *** 1080p ******* *** ******* ** **** and ********* **** * ******* ** the *******, ****** *** *** ******-** Vivotek ******* ********* ******** ******, **** more ********** *** ******* ******* ********. Inside, ***** ******* **** *****, *** subject ******* **** **** *** ** shadows **** ** *** *******'* ****.

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Slow *** **********

** ******, *** ******* * ****** cameras *** **** ** ********** ******** for *** ******* ** *** ****. The ******* ** *********** ***** ******* and ************ ******, ********* **** *******.

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WDR ********

**** *** ******* (~** *** ** this *****), ******** ** ***** *** noticeable ** ****** ********.

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*******'* ******** ** **** **** ***:

**’* * ***** ***** ** ***-***** scenes. *** ** *** ********** ** ISP’s **********, ****** ****** ********** ** not ******** ** *** **** ****.

Full ***** *****

** ****, **** ******** (~*** ***), details ** *** ******* ****** **** solid, **** ** ***** ****** *****.

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Long *** ** **** *****

******* ** ***** ***** ********* *** camera's **** ****** **** ~* ******* to **** ****** *** *****. ** menus ******* *** **** ******, **** times **** ~* *******. *** *** below ************ *** **** ** **** for *** *** ** ** ****** from *** ****/************* **** ** *******. Long *** ** **** ***** **** seen ** ******, *******, ******** ******** and ****.

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******* **** **** ******** ** ***** load *****:

**’* ******* ** **** ******** ***’* Performance. ***** ******* ***** **** ** the *** ******* ** *** ***.

Bandwidth **********

*** ******* * ****** ******* *** modest ********* *********** ** ****, **** light (~*** ***) ****** **** *.*** / ***** ****** *** *******, ~*** Kb/s ** *** ***** ****** *** ~850 **/* ** *** ******. *******, bit ***** **** ~*-** ** ~* lux ***** *** ***** *** **** w/IR ******* ****** *** ** ***** and *********.

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VMS ***********

*** ******* * ****** *******' *.*** streams ********* *** **** ************ ** all ***** ******, ** *** ****** side ***. ******* ***** *** *** only ***** *** ****** **** ***** not ****** *** ** *** * series ******* *** *.***.

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******* *****'********** ******* ********* **** ** ****** ******* *** stream *** ******* * ****** ******* via *.***. *******, * ********** ***** initiate, *** **** ****, ************, ** the *** ***** ************:

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** *** ***** *** **** ****** version ** ** ******* ******, ***** is ******* *.*.*.**** ** **** ** testing.

Size **********

*******'* * ****** ****** ***** *** similar ** ***** *** **** ** competitive ******, **** ** *****'* *** Series ******* *** *********'* *********** ****** DS-2CD2325FHWD-I.

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Made ** ******

*** ** *** ******* * ****** cameras ****** *** **** ** ******.

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Vivotek *** ****

*** ******* * ****** *** *******'* own ****-**** ***.

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Test ***********

*** ******* **** ********* ***** ** testing **** * *** *********** ** standardize ******** **** **:

  • ****-************ *******.
  • ******* ***** *** ** */***.
  • *.*** *** ****, **** ***** ****** III *******.
  • ************ *** ** ~**.
  • *** *** ** **.
  • *** *** & *** ******** *** used ** *** *******.

Firmware ******** ****

*** ********* ****** ******** ******** **** used *** *******:

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

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** *** ******** *** *** * viable *** ******** **** ********* *********** to *********... ***** ******** * ********** more ********* ********* ********. ** **** the ********?

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***** *** ****** ** **** **** also ******* **** *** **** *********.

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***** ***’* *** ********** ****** *** if *** ***** *** **** **** are ****** *** ****** *** **** as * ******* *****. *** *** to *** ** *** *** *** with * *** *** *** * cameras ****.

*** *** ******* ********* ** **** article *** ** *** **** **** compared **** ****** *******, ********** ** you **** *** **** ** *** setup ** * ******* *******.

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**** **** **** ** ******* *******'* cloud *******?

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** *** ********* ********* ***** **** also ***** ******* *** ***** ***** VMS ********.

** ***** ** **** ** *** IPVM ** **** *** ** ***** as *’* ** ******* ** *** how **** ** **** **** ******* the ***********

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********** ** *** *** **** ***** the ******* **** **** **** *** recognition. *'* ******* *** *.** **** a ****** ******-* ******* ******* *** testing ******** *** **** *** **** able ** *** *** ******* *** ONVIF, **** ******* ****.

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**********, *** ***** ******* ******** ** camera ** **** ******* ******* ** onsite ***. **** **** ** ************* as ******* ** *'* *** ********. Maybe *** ** **** ******** *** it's ****... *'* ********** ** *** well **** ** ******* ******* ** could ** * ***** ******** *** some ************.

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********** ** *******' ********** **** ******* quality *******/*********. ** ********* ***** ******* for * ***** ****** **** ***** ago, **** ** ********** ** ********* high ******* **** ****** * ****** of ************. ***** **** **** ******* under ********, ** ***** **** *** to *** ********.......*** **** *** **** back.

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**’** ********* **** ******* ******* **** the **** * ***** **** * could **** *** ** *****. **’** had **** **** * **** ** that ****. * ****** **** *** to ********* ******* *** * ****** were ********* *****(****’* ****** *** ****** was ** *** *******) *** ***** got **. *** *** **** ****** a **** ** **** *** ****** a **** ** ************. ***** **** that **’** *** ****** ***** **** with ***** ********.

**** *** **** **** ****** **** their ***’* ***** *** *** ** ended ** ***** ******** ******* *** fixed ********** *****. *** ***** * will *** ** **** ***** **** support *** ****** **** *** ***** for **. ****** ***** ** ****** and **** **** ** **** ***** stuff ** *** ********* **** ****** an ***** **** *** ** ******** within * *** ** **.

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***** *** ****** ** ******* ******* for ** *******/**** ** *** *********** and ******* ** ********* *** ** those. ** *** ****** ** ****** to *******, *** *** ***** *** overly ******** **** *******, * ***** this ****** *******:

*) ******* *** **** ********* ** cameras ***** ****. *** ** *** oldest ************* ** *** ****** ** this **********. ***** ********* *** ********** is ******* ***** *** **** ***** brands ** *** ****** **** ****** boards ** **** ***** ******* ******* by *******. ** ***** **** ** the ****** ** *****, *** ****** for *** ***** **** ** ******* and ********* ***********.

*) *******'* ******* ******* ******* ** a **** ***** *** **** *** very ******** ***** ********** ******* *** Project ************* (****** ****** ** ******** to ***** ** ** ******).

*) ******* ******** *** *** ********** plastered *** *% *** ** ***** wholesaler ***** *****. *** *******/*******/**** ******* and ***'** *** ** ** *** mercy ** * ********** ***** **** to ******** *** ** *** ****.

*) ****** *****- * ***** **** speaks ******* *** **** *******.

* *** ****** ******* ** ****** familiar **** ******* **** ******* ***** name ** *** **** ********* **** were '***********' ***** *** ** ******* back ** *** ** **** *** we ******* ** *** *** ******* and ***** ******* ******* *** **** beyond ******** ***** ** **** ****. Having **** ***** *********** **** ***** hand, * *** ****. **'** **** their ******* ******** *** **** ******* since ****.

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** **** ********* **** ********? ***** & ***** ** ****** **** ** kilobytes

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***** *** ******, ***** ****!

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