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Axis ~$150 Outdoor Camera Tested

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Axis has released the latest in their Companion camera line, the outdoor Companion Dome Mini LE, a 1080p integrated IR model aiming to compete with low-cost offerings. This is the outdoor counterpart to the ~$100 indoor Axis camera we tested. ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 days ago

Facial Recognition Systems Fail Simple Liveness Detection Test

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Facial recognition is being widely promoted as a solution to physical access control but we were able to simply spoof 3 systems because they had no liveness detection. The image below is an example of how it works. If a person is in a facial reco...

By Brian Rhodes and Charles Rollet - 6 days ago

Panasonic 32MP Multi Imager Camera Tested (WV-X8570N)

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Panasonic has released their first multi imager models including the 32MP (4x4K) WV-X8570N, claiming "Extreme image quality for evidence capturing under challenging conditions", "outstanding low light", and "Super Dynamic" performance. We bough...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 7 days ago

Hikvision DeepinView Camera Analytics Tested

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Hikvision is expanding its 'deep learning' offerings with a new camera series called 'DeepinView' claiming false alarm reduction and improved accuracy. We bought a DeepinView 1080p bullet camera (DS-2CD7A26G0-IZHS) and tested in multiple scenes...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 15 days ago

Dahua ePoE Long Distance UTP / Coax Tested

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Dahua's Enhanced PoE (ePoE) line is claiming extended video and power transmission over 600m without repeaters, with devices interchangeable via UTP or coax, a claim that few competitors make. We bought and tested ePoE converters, cameras, and ...

By Ethan Ace - 20 days 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 - 21 days ago

The HIVIDEO $31 Face Detection DVR Tested

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Face detection in a $31 DVR? That is what "HIVIDEO" (not to be confused with Hikvision, even if the company intends to do that) was promoting at ISC West 2019. We bought the Hivideo HI-8004A to see how it works, examining what is being offered ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 28 days 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 - about 1 month ago

Dahua Repositionable IR Multi-Imager Camera Tested

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Dahua has released their first repositionable multi-imager camera, the Multi-Flex 4x2MP, claiming integrated IR, true WDR, and flexible positioning. We bought and tested the Multi-Flex to see how it performs, examining: How does it perform i...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

ISC West 2019 Report

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The IPVM team has finished at the Sands looking at what companies are offering and how they are changing their positioning. See below for 50+ manufacturer booth videos: Coverage includes: Top Trends In and Out of the Show Biggest Develop...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Brinks Home Security / ASCMA Risks Bankruptcy

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ASCMA, aka MONI, aka Brinks Home Security has issued a warning in their most recent financials that they risk bankruptcy. In this note, based on our research we look at the following topics: What does the company's financials show How does ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

Spring 2019 50+ New Products Directory

We are compiling a list of new products for Spring 2019 and have over 50 already. Contrast to Fall 2018 New Products Directory and Spring 2018 New Products Directory We will be adding to this directory daily as more are announced. Startups ...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Startup Spectral Edge RGB+IR Claims "Unique Low Light Performance Tech"

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This UK startup, born out of university research, is boldly proclaiming that they deliver "Unique low light performance tech for video surveillance systems", using machine learning. Low light is certainly an issue for video surveillance, though w...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Axis 5MP P Vs Q Camera Shootout (P3227-LVE vs Q3517-LVE)

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While Axis' Q3517-LVE tested well, it is one of Axis' most expensive dome cameras, over $1,000 USD. Because of this, members asked us how it compares to Axis' "mid range" P3227-LVE, their P series 5MP option. To find out, we bought and tested t...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

UTC Interlogix Series 6 Tested

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UTC Interlogix has long been deceptively OEMing Hikvision as our 2017 results show. Now, Interlogix is back with their newest IP camera series, Series 6. Have things changed with Series 6? Has the Hikvision OEMing stopped? How well did the new ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Pelco GFC 4K Dome Camera Tested (IMP831-1ERS)

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Pelco has finally released their first 4K IP camera, after years of competitors' releases. Is this move too late? Or is their new GFC Professional 4K line on par with others? We bought and tested the IMP831-1ERS vandal dome to see how it compar...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

Mobotix Move OEM Camera Line Tested

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Mobotix has long been criticized for not offering integrated IR, mechanical cut filters, varifocal lenses, optical zoom and other features that have been commonplace for almost all other manufacturers for many years. In 2018, Mobotix announced 'M...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Axis IR Multi Imager Camera Tested (P3717-PLE)

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Axis has released their first IR multi imager, the P3717-PLE, a repositionable model listing 360° IR illumination and flexible positioning, addressing major limitations of their first generation P3707-PE. We bought and tested the P3717-PLE to see ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Hanwha Smaller Multi Imager Tested (PNM-9000VQ)

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Hanwha's first repositionable multi imager PNM-9081VQ tested well, but was huge, over 12" wide and weighing in at over 10 pounds. Now, they have released their second generation, the PNM-9000VQ, aiming to remedy this issue with smaller size and mo...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

PlateSmart LPR Profile

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PlateSmart Technologies claims to "turn any conventional surveillance camera into a license plate recognition camera" We spoke with PlateSmart to better understand their approach and how their offerings differ from other LPR offerings. In this n...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

8MP HD Analog Tested (Dahua / Hikvision)

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HD analog has promised higher resolution for years, but has lagged substantially behind for years. Now, both Dahua and Hikvision have started shipping low cost 8MP options. We bought and tested 8MP CVI and TVI cameras and DVRs to see how they com...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Camera Course Winter 2019 - Last Chance

This is the last chance to register for the Winter 2019 Camera Course. 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 und...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months ago

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