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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 - 2 days 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 - 6 days ago

October 2018 Camera Course

Today is the last day to save $50 on the October 2018 Camera Course, register now. 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 r...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 days 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 - 9 days 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 - 14 days 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 - 29 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 months ago

Avigilon "Self-Learning" Analytics And VMD Tested

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Avigilon is a popular choice for video analytics, offering "self-learning" analytics built into their cameras as well as appliances. We tested their self-learning analytics indoors and out on Avigilon's H4 dome cameras, as well as their standard ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Axis ~$100 Camera Tested

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Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can this new model compete with these low-cost incumbents?  We bought and tested the Companion Eye Min...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

Digital Watchdog Low Cost 4MP Camera Tested

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Based on member 4MP testing requests, we bought and tested Digital Watchdog's low-cost 4MP DWC-MTT4Wi to see how it performs in real world scenes, examining key features, including: Full light performance Low light performance Integrated IR...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Hikvision ColorVu Integrated Visible Light Cameras Examined

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When it comes to low light, infrared light has become the defacto standard in surveillance. But IR is limited to monochrome images, making colors impossible to distinguish. Hikvision has the DarkfighterX (see IPVM test results), a dual imager cam...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

IFSEC 2018 Final Show Report

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IPVM attended the IFSEC show for the first time this year. The Chinese took over the show, centered on Hikvision, flanked by Dahua, Huawei and a legion of other Chinese manufacturers. IFSEC is much smaller than ISC West, with about 50% fewer e...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Mobotix Releases 'Move' Into 21st Century

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For years, Mobotix stood resolutely against, well, every other manufacturer, selling it as a virtue: MOBOTIX equipment is designed with no moving parts to provide the best overall return on investment Now, Mobotix has moved with their new Mo...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Hikvision 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (DS-2CD63C2F-IV)

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Hikvision's DS-2CD63C2F-IV is their flagship panoramic camera, with a 12MP imager, 15m integrated IR, smart codec, and more. We tested the 63C2 in full light and low light scenes, with common VMSes, taking an in-depth look at: Client side dewa...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Avigilon H4 Multi-Sensor Adds 32MP, H.265, Analytics

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Avigilon has announced the H4 Multisensor, the successor to their repositionable multi imager line, adding features like H.265, integrated IR, higher resolution, smaller sensor modules, and more. In this note, we look at the features of this new ...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Hanwha Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (QNV-7010R)

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4MP usage is increasing noticeably, as IPVM 2018 resolution statistics show. And low-cost, fixed focal cameras, are popular for budget applications. While this segment is a stronghold of Chinese manufacturers, Korean manufacturer Hanwha has the Q...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Hikvision PanoVu 20MP Flexible Camera Tested

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Hikvision has released their first repositionable multi imager cameras with integrated IR included, atypical in competitors. We bought and tested the PanoVu 20MP Flexible Series Camera, the DS-2CD6D54FWD-IZHS, to see how it performs, examining: ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Stats: Upgrading Cameras Far More Common Than Replacing Failed Cameras

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The old saying "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It" does not apply here. New IPVM statistics show that 60% of cameras that are replaced still work but are upgraded to newer and better technology. We asked if cameras were replaced because of planned ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Oncam 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested

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Oncam has made their name since the early 2000s as a fisheye specialist, focusing only on panoramic cameras. To see how this specialist stacks up against their generalist competitors like Axis or Hikvision, we bought and tested the Oncam Evolution...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Dahua 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (NK8BR4)

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Continuing our coverage of 12MP sensor fisheye cameras, we bought and tested the Dahua NK8BR4, examining: Default vs. Optimized settings Smart PSS integration/dewarping Third party VMS dewarping Full light image quality Low light/IR image...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

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