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Testing DMP XTLPlus / Virtual Keypad Vs Alarm.com & Honeywell

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DMP has a strong presence in commercial intrusion alarms, but not in residential. However, the company's XTLPLus wireless combo panel and Virtual Keypad system aims to address the gap, and is DMP's competition to smart home platforms like Honeywel...

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day ago

Calculator - NEW Advanced Searching, Camera Favorites, Model Adding

The IPVM Calculator has significantly improved your ability to work with 5,500+ camera models: Advanced searching - now pick cameras based on specific resolution range desired (e.g., 4MP - 6MP), form factors (e.g., only PTZs or bullets and dome...

By IPVM Team - 9 days ago

Hikvision Door Station Tested

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Hikvision has entered the video intercom market, aiming to bring the race to the bottom to a whole new audience. To see how it stacks up, we bought and tested their vandal resistant door station, the DS-KB8112-IM, to see how it compared to the Ax...

By Ethan Ace - 14 days ago

Dahua Multi-Imager Tested (PDBW8800-A180)

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Dahua has released their latest generation of multi imager models, including the PDBW800-A180, a 4x1080p dome model claiming 30m/~100' IR and Smart H.265+, making it one of few IR multi imagers available. We tested this new model against several ...

By John Scanlan - 16 days ago

Hikvision 4K IR PTZ Tested (DS-2DF8836IV-AELW)

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The IR PTZ trend continues, now with 4K resolution, with Hikvision releasing its DS-2DF8836IVAEL-W camera, a 4K 1/1.9" PTZ model specifying 200m IR range and 36x zoom. We bought and tested this model to see how it performs in day and night scenes...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Axis M3106-LVE Mk 4MP Camera Tested

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Axis has released the latest in their low(er) cost M series outdoor cameras, the M3105-LVE Mk II, a 4MP turret model specifying 15m IR, their latest WDR technology, Zipstream 2 and H.265, new to Axis. We bought and tested this new model against l...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

ONVIF Wire Free Camera Tested (Netgear FlexPower)

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Totally wire-free cameras are a hot growth market. But they have had one major problem: Proprietary. IPVM has tested Netgear's Arlo and Arlo Go, Blink/Blink XT, and EZVIZ's Mini Trooper, none of which work with VMS systems. There is clearly a n...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

Avigilon H4 IR Mini Dome Camera Tested

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Avigilon has released their successor to the aging Micro Dome, the H4 Mini Dome, claiming easy install, a patent-pending surface/recessed mounting system, Lightcatcher low light performance, true WDR and more. We bought this new model and teste...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months ago

Geovision GV-EDR2100 Tested Vs Hikvision

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A number of ADI's top selling IP cameras are, at least surprisingly to us, from Geovision. We recently bought and tested the Geovision EDR2100 1080p IR minidome, which is priced below Hikvision and Dahua 1080p IR models. Inside, we share our r...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months ago

October Camera Course Registration

Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live online classes, recorded videos, personal help, cutting edge education and certification. We have substantially rewritten the course and training materials for 2017 to reflect new de...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Geovision 4MP Super Low Cost Turret Tested (EBD-4700)

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~$100 cameras, even for 4MP, are now expected by many dealers, as price cuts and ongoing sales have set this expectation. At the same time, many dealers are looking for alternatives to Dahua and Hikvision, due to cybersecurity concerns, dealer sa...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

SkyBell Trim & Slim Models Tested

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Given continued growth of video doorbells and the central role Skybell plays in smarthome packages like Alarm.com and Honeywell Total Connect, we bought a SkyBell Slim and SkyBell Trim to compare how much has changed since Skybell HD: We evalua...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Resetting IP Cameras - 30 Manufacturer Directory

Every camera has a reset button (well, almost) but it is not always clear what these buttons do, how long they need to be held, what settings they actually restore, etc. Since factory default is not frequently necessary, remembering the procedure ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

New IPVM Calculator V3 Released

The New IPVM Calculator V3 is released. An entirely new architecture delivers the following benefits: Turbo The calculator is now ~50% faster in loading. Exports are now ~50% faster in downloading. Plus, the calculator is much more responsive ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320)

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Geovision has released the GV-CS1320 door station, priced at a fraction of others, with additional bells and whistles like a built in card reader, face detection, and capacitive touch button, and more. We bought and tested the CS1320 against the ...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

DoorBird D101 Tested Vs Ring and Axis

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Video doorbells are a big growth market, with Ring, in particular gaining a lot of attention on the consumer side and Axis making a push on the commercial side. See IPVM's Ring Pro Test and IPVM's Axis Door Station Test. DoorBird is emerging as a...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

FLIR Lorex Wire Free System Tested

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Wire free video surveillance is a major trend amongst consumers. But wire free systems tend to be designed for few cameras, lower resolution and short battery life (related see IPVM's Blink test, IPVM's Netgear Arlo test, IPVM's Hikvision Ezviz M...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Camera Application Selection Guide 2017

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Entrances, hallways, rooms and parking lots are perhaps the 4 most common areas where surveillance is deployed. But what is the best type of camera for each? What resolution, form factors and FoV are best? Where do special features like WDR, integ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 Tested

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Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with Total Connect 2.0 being the company's remote security and smarthome platform. We bought and tested the system to see how well it actually works. For this test, we connected a Honeywell alar...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Dahua 4K IR PTZ Tested

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4K has made its way to IR PTZs. In this report, we examine the Dahua 6AE830VNI, a 4K PTZ with 30x optical zoom, 200m (~650') integrated IR, and 1/1.7" 4K sensor, to see how it performed in daytime and night time scenes. Note that this report is...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Top Used License Plate Capture Cameras

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Capturing license plates is a common video surveillance application. But what cameras do integrators mostly commonly used? Special purpose LPC cameras or regular cameras? And would it be from the biggest camera manufacturers or from specialists? ...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Sony Next Gen HD Dome Camera Tested (SNC-EM642R)

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Sony has released their latest generation, claiming improved WDR and low light, increased IR range, and more. We tested the SNC-EM642R outdoor IR vandal dome to see how these new models stack up against the latest from others, including: Axis P...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Axis Laser Focus PTZ Tested

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Axis has been touting its new Q6155-E laser focus PTZ as 'always in focus' and 'always in color'. Does it really deliver? We bought and tested the Q6155-E to see how laser focus worked and whether this "flawless focus" was all marketing hype or ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

ADI 'In The Dark' About Low Light

ADI's recent post on 'How To See Better In the Dark' makes basic mistakes, promoting outdated technical claims. Missing: Super Low Light Interestingly, ADI completely omits super low light cameras. This is surprising because ADI sells many o...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

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