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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

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

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 - 4 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 - 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

Color Low Light Mega Shootout 2021

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Low light performance is key in surveillance, but which cameras are best and worst? To find out, we shot out 24 cameras from 11 manufacturers, ranging from 1080p to 4K resolution, low cost to high, and several with white light illumination to...

By Derek Ward - 5 months ago

Ubiquiti Favorability Statistics 2021

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Ubiquiti has been an integrator favorite in wireless and switches, but have recent data breaches and firmware issues affected opinion? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Ubiquiti's...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Digital Watchdog Favorability Statistics 2021

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Digital Watchdog (DW) has been around for many years but how has the American / Korean company done facing much larger China competitors? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from 200+ security integrators on Digital...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

2021 Video Surveillance Cameras State of the Market

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Each year, IPVM explains the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This is the 6th edition of this report, compare to: 2020 Video Surveillance Cameras State of the...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Best Alternatives To Dahua and Hikvision

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With the NDAA ban in effect and human rights sanctions against Dahua and Hikvision, one of the most common questions IPVM members ask is what alternatives to those companies for low-cost offerings. We asked integrators, with 200 respondents...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Network Cable Usage Statistics 2020 (Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a)

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Integrators are split between using Cat 5e, 6, and 6a but 2 of them have gained at expense of the other, in new IPVM statistics. 175+ integrators answered "What category of cable do you install the most (e.g., 5, 5e, 6, 6a, etc.)? Why?"....

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Favorite Network Switches 2020

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Cisco has long been the gorilla of network switches but would an upstart unseat them among security integrators? 170+ integrators responded: What is your favorite network switch manufacturer / brand? Why? In this report, we share...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Dotty "Hot Or Not" Elevated Body Temperature App Tested

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What if you could take an existing phone or tablet and transform it into "fever camera"? That is what DottyAR is doing with their strangely named "Hot or Not" app. But how well does it work? We bought an add-on thermal camera and connected it...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - over 1 year ago

ProCam Low-Cost Open Thermal Temperature Project

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An engineering professor in Switzerland is building what he hopes will be the world's lowest-cost fever camera, costing a fraction of commercial offerings today. In this post, based on an interview the project's founder Touradj Ebrahimi, we...

By Charles Rollet - over 1 year ago

IR Surveillance Camera Guide

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Integrated infrared (IR) cameras are everywhere in 2021, but not all IR is created equal, with many differences in coverage, overexposure, underexposure, handling moving objects, and more. In this guide, we examine these elements in detail to...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

2020 Video Surveillance Cameras State Of The Market

Each year, IPVM explains the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This is the 5th year we are doing this, compare to: 2019 Video Surveillance Cameras State of the...

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

AVTech ~$70 IP Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

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Taiwanese manufacturer Avtech is taking direct aim at low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision with ~$70 starlight and white light illuminator models. There is a lot of interest in alternatives to Dahua and Hikvision due to the US ban and sanctions...

By Derek Ward - almost 2 years ago

Color Low Light Mega Camera Shootout 2019

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[[Note: See our more recent Color Low Light Mega Shootout 2021 for more up-to-date testing, including new models, additional white light models, and more scenes.]] This is the biggest color low light shootout ever, testing 20+ super low light...

By Ethan Ace and Derek Ward - about 2 years ago

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) Guide

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Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any manufacturer can claim WDR, and many do even if actual performance is weak, causing confusion for...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Wyze Image Quality Tested vs Axis, Hikvision And Nest

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With Wyze's new AI feature, it is strong at analytics, but how good is the camera's image quality? Is it just as good as incumbents like Axis, Hikvision, and Nest? To find out, we tested the Wyze Cam V2 against $100 options from each, the Axis...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Hikvision 4K Camera Shootout

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With their latest Smart Series 5 cameras, Hikvision is claiming cameras "fully loaded" with "state-of-the-art technology for high performance and enterprise applications." But how does this compare to their lower cost Performance Series which...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

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