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Best Alternatives to Banned Dahua and Hikvision

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With the US government ban and a growing number of users banning Dahua and Hikvision, one key question is what to use for low cost? While Dahua and Hikvision were low on technology innovation, they charged substantially lower prices for many core ...

By IPVM Team - 5 days ago

Network Cable Testing Guide

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Proper cable installation is key to trouble-free surveillance systems. However, testing is often an afterthought, with problems only discovered when cameras have problems, resulting in increased troubleshooting, or even worse, reinstallation. Sim...

By John Scanlan - 20 days ago

Hikvision 4MP Camera Tested (DS-2CD2345FWD-I)

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Hikvision's latest Performance Series / EasyIP 3.0 4MP model, the DS-2CD2345FWD-I, was the top performer in our 4MP shootout, besting rivals from Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, and more in multiple categories. In this report, we look at this model in more ...

By Ethan Ace - 25 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 months 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 months ago

Princeton Identity Access 200 Iris Scanners Examined

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Iris recently registered a big jump as a preferred biometric in our Favorite Biometrics survey, but access-ready options can be difficult to find. Princeton Identity, the 2016 spinoff of iris focused SRI Sarnoff has released a new line of iris re...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Toughest Manufacturer Competitors 2018

150+ integrators answered: Which manufacturer, when offered by rival integrators, is toughest to compete against? Why? The overwhelming trend from integrators was low-cost products and, in particular, Hikvision. In this note, we examine t...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Top 4 Biggest Problems Selling Access Control 2018

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We received 150+ responses from integrators when we asked them "What is the biggest problem you face when selling electronic access control? Why?". In order, these were the top problems cited: Too expensive Too little customer knowledge Too c...

By Sean Patton - 7 months ago

Camera Form Factor Guide

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When selecting surveillance cameras, users may choose from a number of different form factors, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses, varying in physical size, aesthetics, vandal resistance, and advanced features provided. In this r...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Hikvision IR Bullet Camera Shootout

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Hikvision's widely used Value Plus line claims 30m/~98' IR illumination range, on multiple lens options ranging from wide angle (100°+) to telephoto (25°). We bought and tested 4 Hikvision DS-2CD2025FWD-I bullet cameras against each other: 2.8...

By Ethan Ace - 10 months ago

$800 Axis Thermal Camera Examined

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Axis is releasing two of the lowest cost thermal IP cameras ever. But will low cost be enough to spur adoption? In this note, we examine the 2 new models, review feedback from Axis and analyze the main issues likely to impact this product's adopt...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

WDR Tutorial

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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 eve...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Hikvision NVR 4.0 Tested

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Hikvision has released firmware version 4.0 for select NVRs, touting two years of research and development, and claiming "the new generation GUI will allow operators to do a lot more, much more intuitively." We installed this firmware on a DS-760...

By Ethan Ace - 11 months ago

Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested

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Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their new "plus" lineup based on the same code as the high-end XProtect Corporate VMS, including features no...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months ago

Cisco Falling - Favorite Network Switches 2017

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1 major manufacturer fell and 1 outsider manufacturer gained as integrator favorites for network switches from more than 140 votes / explanations submitted. These 2017 statistics is the successor to our Favorite Network Switches for Surveillance ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested

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With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives to this low priced gear. Exacq's M series NVRs aim to challenge low cost models from Dahua and Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Geovision 4MP Super Low Cost Turret Tested (EBD-4700)

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~$100 cameras, even for 4MP, are now expected by many dealers, as price cuts and ongoing sales have set this expectation. At the same time, many dealers are looking for alternatives to Dahua and Hikvision, due to cybersecurity concerns, dealer sa...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Low Cost, Low-End Competitors Challenge SMB Surveillance Market

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SMB video surveillance systems are a tough market. From IPVM's new survey results of 135 integrator responses, we have identified the key challenges here. Cost Is King SMB customers are extremely price sensitive. There were 4 main challenges re...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

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