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Pelco Sarix Pro3 Camera Tested

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Pelco has released their Sarix Professional Series 3 cameras, claiming "more security detail in challenging scenes with excellent low light and wide dynamic range performance." We bought and tested a Pro 3 dome, the IMP231-1ERS to see how it pe...

By Derek Ward - 29 days ago

Last Chance - Register Now - October 2019 IP Networking Course

Last Chance - Register Now - Fall 2019 IP Networking Course. The course starts next week. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. Lots of network training exists but none of it really expl...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

'Bunker Busting' Wireless Access Startup: Sure-Fi Profile

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An access startup is claiming its 'bunker busting' wireless Wiegand radios can punch through 'any obstruction'. We examine their offering, including: Sure-Fi's company background 'Bunker busting' 900 MHz wireless claims Device pricing comp...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Vivotek 4K S-Series Camera Tested

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Vivotek's highest-end S-series camera claims "Supreme Night Visibility", "Smart IR II", "Smart Stream II", "WDR Pro for unparalleled visibility in extremely bright and dark environments" and a "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine". But how ...

By Derek Ward - about 1 month ago

Dahua 4K Camera Shootout

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Dahua's new Pro Series 4K N85CL5Z claims to "deliver superior images in all lighting and environmental conditions", but how does this compare to their "high end" Ultra Series model (NK8BL7Z)? To find out, we bought and tested both their Ultra S...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Proactive CCTV "Only Affordable Video Archiving Solution" Profile

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Proactive CCTV is claiming to offer "the only affordable video archiving solution on the market", reducing the storage typically required for H.265 by 89%. Where did Proactive come from? What are they providing, and how affordable is it? We spo...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Hikvision 4K Camera Shootout

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With their latest Smart Series 5 cameras, Hikvision is claiming cameras "fully loaded" with "state-of-the-art technology for high performance and enterprise applications." But how does this compare to their lower cost Performance Series which clai...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Avigilon ACC7 VMS Tested

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Avigilon's Control Center 7 boldly claims it will "transform live video monitoring" with the new Focus of Attention "AI-enabled" interface. We tested ACC7 and in this report, we examine its main strengths and primary weaknesses including: Ne...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

History of Video Surveillance

The video surveillance market has changed significantly since 2000, going from VCRs to ab emerging AI cloud era.  The goal of this history is to help professionals newer to the industry understand the important business and technology shifts th...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Last Chance - Camera Course Summer 2019

Last day to register is Thursday, July 11, 2019. 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 underlying technologies ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2019

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Many wireless options exist for video surveillance but how are integrator's overall favorites? 170 integrators answered the question: What is your favorite wireless manufacturer for video surveillance applications? Why? This is the succes...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Avigilon 32MP and 12MP H4 Multisensor Cameras Tested

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Avigilon has released their H4 Multi-Sensor line of cameras claiming "broad scene coverage and high image detail" We bought and tested the Avigilon 32C-H4A-4MH-360 and the 12C-H4A-4MH-360 to see how they perform, examining: How does it perfo...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Smart CODEC Usage Statistics 2019

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Smart codecs are now nearly a standard feature in IP cameras, but our statistics show integrator adoption has not increased at the same rate. In this note, we examine adoption rates of smart codecs, and share integrators' feedback on why they d...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Verkada Favorability Results 2019

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Verkada has taken the industry by storm with the fastest growing video surveillance sales organization ever and a half billion dollar valuation. Now, it has achieved another milestone, in new IPVM integrator statistics, its net favorability of -28...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 [link no longer available], who served in the Navy military police and in the privat...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months ago

Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

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For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren [link no longer available] 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 a...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 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 - 10 months ago

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