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Axis's IR Add-On (T90C) Examined

In this note, we provide a detailed examination of Axis's newly announced T90C, an IR illuminator add on to their P33 dome series. We explore how this solution differs from traditional approaches and how it further signifies the growing adoption o...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

IP Camera Statistics 2011

In this report, we analyze trends, features and pricing for IP cameras. We achieved this by using our Camera Finder to query 40 different criteria for approximately 550 IP camera models. We encourage you to use the Camera Finder so you can run you...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Examining American Dynamics' New Illustra 400 Series IP Cameras

In December 2010, American Dynamics announced the Illustra 400 series line of IP cameras. The cameras offer 30fps at H.264 with a unique resolution of 896x720 or 0.65MP. The 896x720 resolution is a 30% increase over commonly available SVGA (800x60...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Sony Fixed IP Camera Guide

Like many camera manufacturers, in the last 2 years, Sony has rapidly expanded its IP camera lineup. For instance, in our Camera Finder, we are now tracking 45 Sony IP cameras. With so many models, it starts getting difficult to discern the key di...

By Antony Look - about 9 years ago

Video Surveillance RFPs Reviewed - Vol 1

In this report, we review 4 recent real-world video surveillance Request for Proposals (RFPs). RFPs provide a good look into the needs, challenges and desires of actual security end users. In our first volume, we review: A Transit Center A Police ...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Sony X Series Camera Overview

Sony's latest addition to its network camera portfolio, the X series, provides HD 720p and HD 1080p models at lower price points, smaller form factors, and less features than Sony's premium V-series and the mid-tier E-series. The X-series consists...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

City Housing Authority RFP Examined

In this note, we examine a current video surveillance RFP for a housing authority covering more than a dozen sites. The RFP is specified in extreme details and, in may cases, too detailed or contradictory. For background, review the 154 page Housi...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

New Products Reviewed Fall 2010

In this report, we aggregate all our new products reviews for Fall 2010 announcments. Products Reviewed The following new products are reviewed. Links are provided both to the company's website and to our PRO member review. ACTi 4MP Cameras ...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Arecont's Bullet Cameras with IR LED Examined

Arecont Vision announced H.264 megapixel cameras in bullet style, outdoor rated IP66 form factors. These are the first bullet as well as embedded IR offerings from Arecont. The AV1325DN (1.3MP) and AV2825DN (1080p) MegaView models feature ...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Examining IR Illuminator Bandwidth Savings and Raytec's Test Results

In the past few years IR illuminator vendors have made strong marketing claims about dramatic bandwidth savings achieved by using IR (80-95% [link no longer available] reductions). In our IR testing, we found that wide outdoor scenes (common in su...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Examining Cisco's Two New SMB IP Cameras: VC220 and VC240

Cisco is adding two (2) new VGA resolution IP cameras to their SMB IP camera line up. The new VC220 (dome) and the VC240 (bullet) cameras use a different imaging sensor than the previous Cisco SMB IP cameras' 1/4" CCD and CMOS chips. The new addit...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Testing IR Illuminator Performance 2010

Low light can cause problems for surveillance cameras. IR illuminators may improve this situation. However, questions remain about the price and performance of IR illuminators. Over the last year, we have examined a variety of issues and approach...

By Benros Emata - over 9 years ago

ICx Company Profile

This note overviews ICx's product offerings and financial breakdown, including an analysis of their video analytic and PSIM products. In August, 2010, FLIR acquired ICx [link no longer available] at a valuation of $236 Million (acquisition price o...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Y-Cam Camera Overview

Y-Cam is a UK camera manufacturer specializing in the residential and SMB market segments. They offer a range of cameras [link no longer available] with the following key options: Cube vs. Bullet: Most models are cube; Y-Cam offers 1 bullet cam...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

High PoE Outdoor Illuminators Examined (IR/White Light)

Raytec has announced outdoor High PoE IR and white light illuminators (the product series is RAYMAX 50 HP POE [link no longer available]). This is Raytec's (and we believe) the first outdoor PoE illuminator. Raytec already has an indoor PoE produc...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing Vivotek's 2MP Bullet Camera with IR (IP7361)

Low light performance is a key consideration for using megapixel. While some 'tricks' can improve low light quality, most megapixel cameras have similar challenges in low light (review our MP comparison report). One approach is to integrate IR ill...

By Benros Emata - over 9 years ago

Axis Enters Thermal Camera Market (Q1910-E)

Axis has entered the thermal camera market with potentially disruptive pricing and positioning. Axis's first thermal offering - the Q1910/-E (indoor and outdoor options available) is an IP camera with an MSRP of $2,999 for the indoor and $3,499 f...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Testing EzWatch's Analog CCTV Kit

The future may belong to IP but the present is still dominated by analog cameras. In this report, we test one of the least expensive analog CCTV camera kits (EZKIT1/4-OUTDOOR [link no longer available]) from online retailer EzWatch Pro. The kit in...

By Scott Oie - about 10 years ago

Vumii's Night Vision Surveillance Examined

While thermal cameras and IR illuminators are the most common choice for night vision surveillance, Vumii offers an interesting 3rd option. Vummi's cameras produce and control their own IR illumination, allowing long range capabilities (1000 meter...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

IP Camera 2009 Mid Year Review

Megapixel was the most dominant trend in IP cameras over the first half of 2009. So dominant was megapixel, that not only did most manufacturers release new megapixel cameras but a new non-IP megapixel standard was proposed. Not surprisingly, indu...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

New IR for PTZ Cameras

Raytec has announced an IR System specifically designed for use with Pan Tilt cameras. using IR with PTZs can be problematic unless the illuminators are designed to match the range of coverage of the PTZ. This is especially hard given the broad co...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Examining Thermal Benefits

In the July 2009 Security Products magazine, FLIR published two articles - a Q&A and a survey of applications using FLIR cameras. The most note-worthy claims FLIR makes in these articles: (1) costs are being driven down to high volume commerci...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Video Analytics for Perimeter Violation Examined

Provides metrics and analysis of deploying video analytics for perimeter violation - Editor's note For the past 3 years, my organization, C3 Shared Services, has been deploying video analytics for many facilities with the highest level of risk in...

By IPVM - almost 11 years ago

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