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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 - 11 days 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 - 24 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 12 months ago

Favorite SMB Recorder Manufacturers 2017

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Low cost cameras have been a major force in the small to medium business (SMB) market (as our 2015 SMB favorites and 2017 SMB camera favorites) have shown. But, our 2015 SMB recorder favorites showed strong results for more expensive, Western rec...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Favorite SMB Camera Manufacturers 2017

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Small to Medium Businesses (SMB) have been hotly pursued by lower-cost entrants over the past few years. Nowhere has that been as strong a factor as in the camera segment. But who are the favorites amongst integrators? 5 top manufacturer choice...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Camera Application Selection Guide

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Entrances, hallways, rooms and parking lots are perhaps the 4 most common areas where surveillance is deployed. But what is the best type of camera for each? What resolution, form factors and FoV are best? Where do special features like WDR, integ...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months ago

Dahua 4K Turret Tested Vs Hikvision (N84BG44 )

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Dahua has released their latest low cost 4K model, the N84BG44, claiming Smart H.265+ and 50m IR range. We bought and tested this new model against Hikvision's recent low cost 4K camera to see how it compares in: Full light scenes IR range and...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

IR Surveillance Guide

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Infrared (IR) has become an increasing core component to video surveillance systems. In particular, the expansion of integrated IR cameras that build IR illuminators within the camera has become common. On the positive side, this means that camer...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Hikvision 8MP Low-Cost Camera Tested

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Hikvision has introduced their latest generation of low-cost Value Plus cameras, now including smart H.265 and up to 4K resolution, with prices much lower than existing 4K models. We bought and tested the 8MP DS-2CD2385FWD-I turret to see how i...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

ONVIF Chairman Criticizes Low Cost Cameras (Also, He Works At Axis)

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ONVIF Chairman Per Björkdahl has taken a strong public stance against low cost cameras that are 'much more vulnerable to attack' as he explains in this Source Security 'roundtable': This is fascinating on a number of levels.

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

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