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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 - about 5 hours ago

Worst Products Tested In Past Year

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IPVM has done over 100 tests in the past year. But which products performed the worst? Which ones should users be most aware of? In this report, IPVM picks the 13 products that performed the worst, explains why they did and what to beware of. ...

By Ethan Ace - 7 days ago

2019 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview

Each year, IPVM summarizes the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This is the 4th year we are doing this, compare to: 2018 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview 2017 ...

By IPVM Team - 9 days ago

IPVM Best New Products 2019 Opened - 70+ Entrants

The inaugural IPVM Best New Product Awards has been opened - the industry's first and only program where the awards are not pay-to-play and the awarding organization does extensive testing to evaluate products awarded. 70+ Entrants Listed (So F...

By IPVM Team - 9 days ago

Camera Course January 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 and tradeoffs of current camera technology includin...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

ASCMA / Moni Problems Deepen, Lenders Terminate Support Agreement

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Ascent Capital Group, aka ASCMA, currently branded Brinks Home Security, formerly known as Moni and Monitronics faces a troubling end to a rocky 2018, as the company acknowledged that: the Support Agreement has been terminated, effective immedi...

By Dan Gelinas - 19 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - 2 months ago

Hanwha Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (PNM-7000VD)

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Hanwha has introduced their first dual-imager model, the PNM-7000VD, a twin 1080p model featuring independently positionable sensors and a snap-in modular lens design, not found on competitive multi-imager models, which they claim simplifies insta...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Dahua Face Recognition Camera Tested

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Dahua has been one of the industry's most vocal proponents of the value that AI creates: As part of this, Dahua has released a facial recognition camera, the DH-IPC-HF8242FN-FR, claiming: Artificial Intelligence at the edge – performing comp...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 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 - 3 months ago

Hikvision 4MP Camera Tested (DS-2CD2345FWD-I)

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Hikvision's latest Performance Series / EasyIP 3.0 4MP model, the DS-2CD2345FWD-I, was the top performer in our 4MP shootout, besting rivals from Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, and more in multiple categories. In this report, we look at this model in more ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Axis Vs. Hikvision IR PTZ Shootout

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Hikvision has their high-end dual-sensor DarkfighterX. Axis has their high-end concealed IR Q6125-LE. Which is better? We bought both and tested them head-to-head. Our shootout compared them, answering the following questions: Which provid...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Amazon Ring Spotlight Cam Tested

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Amazon's Ring has released their latest camera entry, the Spotlight Cam, which we bought and tested in our Consumer IP Camera Analytics Shootout. In this report, we test the Spotlight Cam's other functions, including: White light illuminatio...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Vivotek 4MP Camera Tested (FD8379-HV)

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Next in our series of updated 4MP testing, we bought and tested Vivotek's FD8379-HV, and entry level 4MP model claiming "top-notch quality video in high contrast environments", 30m integrated IR, smart codec, and more. Inside, we examine: Full...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Dahua Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (N44CL52)

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4MP use continues to increase, especially in low-cost models, according to integrators in our 2018 Resolution Usage Statistics. We bought Dahua's latest generation entry-level 4MP model, the N44CL52, to see how it performs in real scenes, examini...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Hikvision Value Express IP Cameras Tested Poorly

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Even lower cost Hikvision products? Their new Value Express line is marketed for applications where "budgets are limited and performance is expected", substantially less expensive than their existing Performance and Value series models. We bou...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Axis First IR PTZ Tested (Q6125-LE)

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Axis is very late in releasing IR PTZs. While competitors such as Hikvision and Dahua have offered them for years, Axis has just released their first, the Q6125-LE, claiming improvements over competitive models, including more even IR coverage, co...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500)

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Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated IR for ~$500 USD online. While historically multi-imager / PTZ combination cameras have been very ...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Panasonic 9MP Panoramic Fisheye Tested (WV-X4571L)

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Panasonic has released their latest fisheye camera, the WV-X4571L, with 12MP sensor and 9MP resolution, claiming "extreme image quality" under "challenging conditions", with smart H.265, 10m IR, and more. We bought and tested this new model to se...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Uniview Super Low Cost 4MP Tested

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Even lower cost than Dahua and Hikvision, China's self-proclaimed 3rd place company, Uniview / UNV, is offering aggressive pricing including for the increasingly commonly used 4MP category. We bought and tested two Uniview turrets to see how they...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

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