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Ubiquiti UniFi Pro Video Surveillance

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In 2011, Ubiquit got the attention of the video surveillance industry with their launch of sub $100 HD IP cameras, a breakthrough level at the time. In the interim, Ubiquiti was distracted by a counterfeiting crisis. Now beyond that, they have re...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

IP Camera Buyer's Guide 2014

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The 2014 IPVM IP Camera Buyer's Guide provides recommendations on the right types of cameras to choose, the strongest manufacturers to consider and the best overall values. Trending Manufacturers We explain what manufacturer's products have si...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

7 Key Surveillance Trends for 2014

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Here are the 7 key trends we see for the video surveillance market emerging in 2014: Low cost camera manufacturer competitive shift FLIR and Samsung aggressive expansion 4K camera problems emerging H.265 availability limited Axis access c...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Super Low Lux Geovision Minidome Tested

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'Super' low light cameras have become increasingly common in box and full size cameras. However, no one we know has offered them in a minidome, the most common form factor for many users, valued for their small size, aesthetics and low cost. Rece...

By Derek Ward - almost 5 years ago

FLIR's Super Low Cost Thermal Cameras

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FLIR has been hyping the future of super low cost thermal cameras seemingly forever.  And yet, it has been a competitor, DRS, who a few years ago delivered a breakthrough in thermal camera pricing at $2,000, while FLIR thermal IP cameras remained...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

Foscam Low Cost HD PTZ Tested

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The $68 SD PTZ we tested disappointed, due primarily to poor image quality and high bandwidth consumption. A member suggested we test a newer HD version that cost $40 more - the Foscam FI9821W, so we bought one from Amazon for $127 to put this to...

By Derek Ward - about 5 years ago

Testing $29 ONVIF IR IP Chinese Camera

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The #1 IP camera problem is cost, as unique IPVM survey results show. Rectifying that is critical. Last month, we received a (spam) email offering IP cameras, with integrated IR and ONVIF support for $29.90 from Wodsee. We get hundreds of Chines...

By Ethan Ace - about 5 years ago

Foscam Low Cost SD PTZ Tested

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$68 for an IP PTZ? That's what the Foscam FI8910W goes for on Amazon where it is the #2 overall selling surveillance camera. We bought one to try it out. Obviously, at $68, it's no enterprise speeddome. Indeed, there is no optical zoom, and it's...

By Derek Ward - about 5 years ago

Firetide Introduces Lower Cost Line

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Over the past few years, Firetide has struggled to gain the upper hand against lower-cost options like Ubiquiti (whose explosive growth impacted the entire market until it became the target of counterfeiters). In fact, our Favorite Wireless integr...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

Testing The Q-See HD IP NVR Kit

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The Q-See HD IP kit may be the hottest budget product around. At just $699 online for (4) 720p HD IP IR cameras plus a 1 TB NVR with a built in PoE switch, it is an absurdly inexpensive. It is hard to buy a single low cost NVR unit for this price...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

Exacq's Low Cost LC vs Milestone Arcus

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A key Exacq competitive advantage has been their appliance lines, especially compared to Milestone, who essentially had none (i.e., the HP workstation). However, this spring, Milestone released Arcus, a new VMS platform, embedded into third party ...

By Sarit Williams - over 5 years ago

Axis M30 Minidome Shootout

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Minidomes are popular. Their combination of low cost and small size make them a common choice for many surveillance applications. One series in particular, the Axis M30, is mentioned on IPVM frequently, both positively and negatively. We bought t...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

Testing Super Low Cost VMS (Xeoma)

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VMS software for less than $3 per channel? Prices have certainly come down over the last few years, but a relative newcomer is pushing them even lower. FelenaSoft's Xeoma charges no more than $19.95 per channel and under $10 per channel for 32 cam...

By Sarit Williams - over 5 years ago

List of Lowest Cost Outdoor IP Cameras 2013

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Recently, a member asked for the lowest cost outdoor IP cameras, observing accurately that the range in price between manufacturers was significant. So we surveyed 10 manufacturers including Axis, Bosch, Sony, Avigilon, ACTi, Vivotek and more to f...

By Derek Ward - almost 6 years ago

Testing Pelco Sarix IL10

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Value / budget cameras are becoming increasingly important for even 'professional' oriented manufacturers and are viewed as a key means to expand IP to the lower end of the market. This spring, Pelco joined this trend with its IL10 series Sarix ca...

By Ethan Ace - almost 6 years ago

Bosch Low Cost Encoders

Many lament that encoders are so expensive. Indeed, a recent fascinating IPVM discussion examined why encoders typically are so much more expensive than DVRs even though a DVR is an encoder plus VMS software and storage. During the discussion, we ...

By Ethan Ace - about 6 years ago

IP Camera Competitive Guide 2013

IP cameras remain the main growth and competitive driver within the surveillance industry. Indeed, IP camera advances clearly led 2012 major events across the industry. In this report, we examine 4 key drivers and how they are changing the market:...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2012

Recently, surveillance innovation has been underwhelming. Indeed, this Spring, it hit a low point, with incremental advances in video quality and a boost for edge storage being the most notable trends, raising questions about what would come in th...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Low Cost Radar / Analytics Replacement (SpotterRF)

Outdoor detection is critical to security but video analytics have disappointed due to high false alarms. Seeking to overcome this, SpotterRF has announced the C40 surveillance radar, targeted at commercial deployments, claiming larger coverage ar...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Samsung's Budgetline Megapixels

Just a few months after introducing aggressively priced VGA IP cameras, Samsung is looking to do the same for megapixel. Is this pricing attractive enough to differntiate within the most competitive segment of video surveillance? In this note we t...

By Brian Rhodes - over 6 years ago

New Surveillance Products Fall 2012

Dozens of new products are reviewed and collected in the list below, covering announcements from Summer 2012 through the ASIS show. The first list covers all products followed by segments for cameras, recorders and others. All Products Reviewed ...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Bosch Advantage Line Additions

Over the last year, Bosch has aggressively promoted its 'Advantage Line' on the Internet and in trade shows, including a massive tower at ISC West 2012. Now, they have expanded this line with 5 new cameras. In this note, we examine the key feature...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Axis Low-Cost HD Minidomes M3004/M3005

Axis has released a new series of minidomes which may be a bit confusing at first. Doesn't Axis already have multiple minidome series? Yes. Then how does it relate/compare? In this note, we dig into the features, positioning and pricing comparing ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Thermal Camera Under $2,000?

While Axis and FLIR have loudly proclaimed steep drops in thermal network camera pricing, their cameras are still at least $3,000 and most are far more expensive. Now, a newer entrant to the security market, DRS Technologies, has radically slashed...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Video Surveillance Buyer's Guide 2012

With so many manufacturers and so many new products, deciding what products to buy can be overwhelming. Last year, to make this easier, we released our first ever Video Surveillance Buyer's Guide - a huge success. Now, we are updating the guide to...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

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