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Verkada Video Quality Problems Tested

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Verkada suffers from numerous video quality problems, not found in commercial IP cameras, new IPVM testing of Verkada vs Axis and Hikvision shows. Fundamentally, the problems originate from Verkada using a decade-old approach to streaming. inst...

By Ethan Ace - about 22 hours ago

Average Frame Rate Video Surveillance 2019

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What is the average frame rated used in video surveillance systems? In IPVM's 2011 statistics, the average was 6-8fps increasing to ~10fps in our 2016 statistics. Now, in 2019, the average has increased significantly to 15fps. Inside this repo...

By IPVM Team - 1 day ago

Bank Security Manager Interview

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Bank security contends with many significant threats - from fraudsters to robbers and more. In this interview, IPVM spoke with bank security manager Damon Hood, who served in the Navy military police and in the private sector examining: Who ...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 days ago

Registration Closed - Spring 2019 IP Networking Course

Register now for the Spring 2019 IP Networking course here - Closed. Last chance now.   This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals.  Lots of network training exists but none of it really explai...

By John Scanlan - 22 days ago

Verkada Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested

Verkada is arguably the most ambitious video surveillance startup in many years. The company is developing their own cameras, their own VMS, their own cloud management software and their own video analytics, offering what they describe as the "Sec...

By Sean Patton - 22 days ago

Speco Ultra Intensifier Tested

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While ISC West 2019 named Speco's Ultra Intensifier the best new "Video Surveillance Cameras IP", IPVM testing shows the camera suffers from significant, obvious problems. We bought and tested the Ultra Intensifier dome (O2iD8) against super lo...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

Arecont Favorability Results 2019

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Arecont's net negativity remained the same in IPVM's 2019 integrator study, though integrator's feeling became relatively more neutral compared to 2017's results, as the 2019 response shows: However, in the past 2 years, Arecont has changed sub...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

H.265 Usage Statistics

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H.265 has been available in IP cameras for more than 5 years and, in the past few years, the number of manufacturers supporting this codec has increased substantially. However, major manufacturers including Avigilon, Axis, and Bosch still only ...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

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For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren worked as a casino surveillance pro, while being active (and sometimes outspoken) on various online video surveillance groups What best practices has he picked up over the years and, now as a consultant, wh...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

Camera Course Winter 2019 - Last Chance

This is the last chance to register for the Winter 2019 Camera Course. This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Lots of manufacturer training exists but none of it teaches the und...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Testing Bandwidth vs. Frame Rate

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Selecting frame rate has a major impact on surveillance bandwidth and storage consumption. But with smart codecs now common and cameras more efficient than ever, what is the "right" frame rate? In this report, we tested 10 cameras from 3 manufact...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Testing Bandwidth Vs. Low Light

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Nighttime bandwidth spikes are a major concern in video surveillance. Many calculate bandwidth as a single 24/7 number, but bit rates vary dramatically from day to night. But how much? 100% more? 500%? 1,000%? To find out we tested cameras from...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Managed Video Services UL 827B Examined

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Historically, UL listings for central stations have been important, with UL 827 having widespread support. However, few central stations have adopted UL 827B, the companion listing for managed video, which debuted in 2015. In this note, based ...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial

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H.265 support improved significantly in 2018, with H.265 camera/VMS compatibility increased compared to only a year ago, and most manufacturers shipping H.265 models.  However, there are still challenges impacting H.265's competitiveness and comp...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Surveillance Codec Guide

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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 you face? In this tutorial, we examine this in-depth covering: Uncompressed vs. Compressed Video...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

8MP / 4K Fixed Lens Camera Shootout - Dahua, Hikvision, TVT, Uniview

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8MP / 4K fixed lens models are now common in lower cost lines, with nearly every Chinese brand and their OEMs now offering multiple options. To see which fixed lens 8MP/4K models performed best and how they compare to new generation 4MP models, w...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Ubiquiti $79 Flex IP Camera Tested

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U.S. Manufacturer Ubiquiti has released a 1080p, integrated IR IP camera, selling it directly for $79, making this one of the least expensive IP cameras available. We bought and tested the Flex vs the Axis Companion Mini L, Hanwha LND-6011R, and ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 6 months ago

Hanwha L Series Lowest-Cost Camera Tested

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Hanwha has released their lowest-priced IP camera line ever, the L series, that competes on price with low cost competitors Dahua and Hikvision. We bought and tested the lowest cost L series model, the LND-6011R indoor dome camera, to see how it ...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Dahua Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (HDBW4231FN-E2-M)

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Dahua has introduced a dual-imager dome model, the HDBW4231FN-E2-M, with two independently positionable sensors including integrated IR, not found on competitive dual-imager cameras. To see how this new model performs in real world scenes, we b...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 7 months ago

Cloud Video Storage Usage 2018

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Storing email and documents in the cloud have long been common, with on-site email or file servers increasingly eliminated. However, what about video surveillance? What percentage of new video surveillance deployments are integrators using cloud ...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Video Quality / Compression Tutorial

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While CODECs, like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG, get a lot of attention, a camera's 'quality' or compression setting has a big impact on overall quality. In this training, we explain what this level is, what options you have and how you should optimize...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Axis 4K vs. 5MP Camera Shootout (Q3518-LVE + Q3517-LVE)

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Axis has released the 4K counterpart to their 5MP Q3517-LVE (see our test). Axis claims of both these cameras: Simply put, AXIS Q3518(17)-LVE delivers the best video quality possible. But which one is truly best? We bought and tested the...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

SNMP / Network Monitoring For Surveillance

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Surveillance systems typically rely on the the VMS to report issues, but this most often just means knowing a camera is "down" with no warning or detailed information. Network monitoring systems can give users more insight into their network, f...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

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