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Mobotix Bucks Western Trend, Adding White Light Illumination

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In a rare move for non-PRC manufacturers, Mobotix has announced white light illuminators at IPVM's Fall New Products Online Show. In this note, we look at these new releases, compare to other western manufacturers, and examine their potential...

By Ethan Ace - 18 days ago

Axis M30 Series Cameras Tested (2021)

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Axis has cited improvements to its entry-level M30 series since we initially tested it in 2020. We tested both the 1080p Axis M3065-V and 4MP M3066-V using firmware version 10.7.3, in this report, we examine: Claimed low-light performance...

By Derek Ward - 27 days ago

Vivotek $150 AI Camera Tested

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Vivotek has built in their AI Smart Motion Detection to select low cost, NDAA complaint C-Series cameras, but how well does it perform? We bought the 2MP C-Series FD9369 (1080p outdoor minidome, 30m IR spec) and tested Smart Detection and...

By Derek Ward - about 1 month ago

Hi Sharp NDAA IP Cameras Tested

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Taiwan manufacturer Hi Sharp has recently begun aggressively marketing their NDAA-compliant cameras, but how did they perform? IPVM bought and tested the Hi Sharp 5MP indoor/outdoor turret dome HS-D106KD-G (2.8-12mm varifocal lens, 30m IR...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Eagle Eye Cloud VMS and Camera Test 2021

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Three years ago we tested Eagle Eye Cloud VMS/VSaaS and found many fundamental features missing and UX limitations. Since then the company's revenue has rocketed and the company has raised $40 million. How much better has the product...

By Ilya Ignatenko and Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Turing Video Smart Series IP Cameras and NVR Tested

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Turing Video has made aggressive moves in 2021, hiring 30+ Hikvision USA employees and an ex-Honeywell president, and is now distributed by ADI, but how do their cameras actually perform and who makes them? In an IPVM LinkedIn poll, most...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Meraki MV2 IP Camera Test

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Meraki has released their MV2 Indoor Flex wireless camera, with an atypical form factor more like a Nest Cam than typical commercial cameras. To see how it really works, we bought and tested the MV2 (wireless, 1080p, 8m/~26' IR),...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

Ubiquiti Smart Flood Light Tested

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White light illumination is a growing trend, but usually illuminators are built into IP cameras (see our shootout). Now, Ubiquiti has released a compact PoE Smart Flood Light as an add-on accessory, but how well does it really work? To find...

By Ilya Ignatenko - 2 months ago

IDIS NDAA Cameras Tested

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Korea's IDIS has struggled to gain traction in North America, despite big tradeshow booths and international expansion plans. But now, with users seeking Hikua alternatives, can they gain ground? We bought and tested two cameras, the...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Ubiquiti G4 IP Cameras Tested

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Ubiquiti is expanding its camera line with its G4 series but how do they compare to surveillance incumbents like Axis and Hikvision? To find out, we bought and tested the Ubiquiti G4 Pro (4K IR, varifocal lens), G4 Bullet (4MP IR, fixed...

By Ilya Ignatenko - 3 months ago

Digital Watchdog (DW) MEGApix NDAA Cameras Tested

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Digital Watchdog is growing as an alternative to Hikua, with US integrator favorability up, but how do their cameras compare? IPVM bought and tested the Digital Watchdog MEGApix 1080p DWC-MB72Wi4T Bullet (4mm fixed lens, 100'/~30m IR) and...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 3 months ago

3xLogic VISIX Gen III NDAA Cameras Tested

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3xLogic dropped Hikvision for their NDAA-compliant VISIX Gen III camera line, but how do they perform? IPVM bought and tested the 3xLogic 5MP indoor/outdoor IK10 mini-dome VX-5M4-MD-IAW (4mm fixed lens, 30m IR spec) and 5MP indoor/outdoor...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Dahua H1 2021 Results Examined

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Dahua posted strong ~37% H1 2021 revenue growth, rebounding from 2020, when sales declined slightly as the pandemic progressed . In this report, we examine Dahua's H1 2021 financials, including: H1 2021 revenue Domestic v. Overseas...

By Isabella Cheng - 3 months ago

Video Surveillance Resolution Tutorial

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Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use in surveillance is far from it. In this tutorial, we will explain 5 critical elements: What...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet Q NDAA IP Cameras Tested

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Hanwha's NDAA-compliant Wisenet Q series is one of integrators' most commonly selected alternatives to Hikvision and Dahua. But how does it actually compare? We bought the Hanwha Wisenet QNV-8080R (5MP, varifocal lens, 30m IR) and QNV-6082R...

By Ilya Ignatenko - 3 months ago

Bosch Flexidome 3000i NDAA IP Camera Test

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Bosch dropped Dahua for its NDAA-compliant 3000i line, but how well do these new models compete against Hikua? We bought and tested the Bosch NDE-3502-AL-P (1080p motorized dome, 30m IR), against Axis' M30, Hikvision Performance Series, and...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Save $50, Register Now: Camera Course Live - January 2022

Learn to design video surveillance systems based on 900+ tests and unique research, teaching the underlying technologies and tradeoffs of current cameras. This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Illustra Essentials Gen4 NDAA IP Cameras Tested

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Tyco has dropped Dahua for its new Essentials Gen4 NDAA-Compliant cameras but how well do these new cameras compete against Hikua? We bought and tested the 2MP Tyco Illustra Essentials Gen 4 Fixed Lens Mini-Bullet and Mini-Dome against the...

By Ilya Ignatenko - 3 months ago

Pelco Low Cost NDAA-Compliant Sarix Value Series Tested

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Pelco touts their NDAA-compliant Sarix Value Series as an "affordable, compact, and versatile security solution" that helps customers "meet regulatory requirements within budget", but how well does it really work? We bought and tested the 5MP...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance

This directory provides definitions and explanations for over 90 common video surveillance industry terms, including links to related IPVM tutorials and guides. This directory will be continuously updated. If there is a term you want to be...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

IronYun AI Vaidio v5 Tested

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IronYun has released their newest analytics, Vaidio v5, claiming improved accuracy and increased performance since our 2020 test, now including cell phone and PPE detection as well as vehicle make/model recognition. We tested these new...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Vivotek Low-Cost NDAA Compliant C Series Cameras Tested

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Vivotek's NDAA-compliant C Series competes against Dahua and Hikvision but which is better? To find out, we bought and tested the Vivotek 1080p IT9360-H (fixed lens, 30m IR spec) and Vivotek 5MP IT9388-HT (vari-focal lens, 30m IR spec), and...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Hanwha Low Cost NDAA-Compliant Cameras Tested (L Series)

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Hanwha's NDAA-compliant L Series competes against Dahua and Hikvision but how do they really compare? We bought and tested Hanwha's lowest cost L series model (LNV-6012R, fixed lens 1080p, 30m IR spec) and the varifocal LNV-6072R (1080p...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Why Non-PRC Manufacturers Should Release White Light Cameras

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White light cameras have clear advantages in our low light testing, is simple to add to cameras, yet non-PRC China manufacturers have refused to offer them. In this note, we look at integrated white light's history, key advantages, and...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Ubiquiti $29 G3 Instant Camera Tested

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Ubiquiti's $29 UniFi Protect G3 Instant is NDAA compliant and one of the lowest cost cameras in the industry, but how does it really perform? We bought and tested the Ubiquiti G3 Instant (1080p, IR, indoor only) against low-cost models from...

By Ilya Ignatenko - 4 months ago

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