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Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course

This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online classes, recorded videos, personal help and certification. We have substantially rewritten the course ...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 days ago

Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R)

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Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low light and true WDR. We bought and tested the 5MP XNV-8080R IR dome against the 1080p XNV-6080R to f...

By IPVM Team - 8 days ago

Axis 'Best' Q3517-LVE 5MP Camera Tested

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Axis boasts of its Q3517-LVE: Simply put, AXIS Q3517-LVE delivers the best video quality possible. But is it really the 'best'? We bought and tested the Q3517 to see how well it performed. The Axis Q3517-LVE, their latest generation 5MP mo...

By Ethan Ace - 17 days ago

Dahua 5MP Starlight Camera Tested (N52BM3Z)

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Is 5MP the new 1080p? According to our recent statistics, average resolution continues to trend upwards. And now, manufacturers releasing new generation 5MP cameras featuring super low light capabilities previously found in 1080p models. In our f...

By John Scanlan - 22 days ago

Resolution Usage Statistics 2018 - Moving Up From 1080p

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In 2016, IPVM statistics showed the most common camera resolution used was 1080p, rising from 2014's 720p. Now, new IPVM statistics of 200+ integrators shows the most common resolution moving up beyond even full HD.

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Hanwha ExtraLux Camera Tested

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Hanwha has released the latest in their Wisenet X line, the "extraLUX" series, claiming to "capture crystal clear, true-color images in low-light conditions without IR LEDs, regardless of the environment or time of day", equipped with a 1/2" senso...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Canon Launches World's Most Expensive IP Camera (ME20F-SHN)

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Canon has launched the ME20F-SHN , likely the world's most expensive single imager, non-thermal, IP camera at ~$20,000. And Canon subsidiary Milestone is excited about it, centering a new announcement around it, touting the camera as 'needing no...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

Resolution Tutorial

Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use in surveillance is far from it. In this tutorial, we will explain 5 critical elements: What resol...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Repositionable Multi-Imager Camera Guide

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Multi-imager usage has been growing strongly over the past few years. Now, a new segment of multi-imagers has taken off, with many manufacturers offering repositionable models enabling the user to pan and tilt the cameras to customize the field o...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Avigilon H4 IR Mini Dome Camera Tested

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Avigilon has released their successor to the aging Micro Dome, the H4 Mini Dome, claiming easy install, a patent-pending surface/recessed mounting system, Lightcatcher low light performance, true WDR and more. We bought this new model and teste...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Axis 'Sold Out' P3707-PVE Multi-Imager Tested

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Axis faced significant product shortages over the summer. Perhaps the most notorious and significantly sold out model was the Axis P3707-PE 8MP multi-imager, with stories from integrators circulating of various large orders of this model blocking...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Geovision GV-EDR2100 Tested Vs Hikvision

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A number of ADI's top selling IP cameras are, at least surprisingly to us, from Geovision. We recently bought and tested the Geovision EDR2100 1080p IR minidome, which is priced below Hikvision and Dahua 1080p IR models. Inside, we share our r...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Hanwha 20MP Multi-Imager Tested (PNM-9081VQ)

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Hanwhwa has introduced the latest in their multi-imager camera line, the PNM-9081VQ, a Wisenet 5 20MP model with four repositionable 5MP camera heads.   We bought and tested this camera to see how it performs, examining: Physical construction...

By Ethan Ace - 5 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 - 5 months ago

SkyBell Trim & Slim Models Tested

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Given continued growth of video doorbells and the central role Skybell plays in smarthome packages like Alarm.com and Honeywell Total Connect, we bought a SkyBell Slim and SkyBell Trim to compare how much has changed since Skybell HD: We evalua...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320)

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Geovision has released the GV-CS1320 door station, priced at a fraction of others, with additional bells and whistles like a built in card reader, face detection, and capacitive touch button, and more. We bought and tested the CS1320 against the ...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Axis vs Sony Super Size Shootout (Q1659 vs SNC-VB770)

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Super low light, super sized sensor cameras are a growing trend. In the past year, 2 of the most notable entrants for these IP cameras have been Axis and Sony. IPVM has individually tested the Axis Q1659 and tested the Sony SNC-VB770. Now, we ar...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

DoorBird D101 Tested Vs Ring and Axis

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Video doorbells are a big growth market, with Ring, in particular gaining a lot of attention on the consumer side and Axis making a push on the commercial side. See IPVM's Ring Pro Test and IPVM's Axis Door Station Test. DoorBird is emerging as a...

By IPVM Team - 6 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 - 6 months ago

Sony Next Gen HD Dome Camera Tested (SNC-EM642R)

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Sony has released their latest generation, claiming improved WDR and low light, increased IR range, and more. We tested the SNC-EM642R outdoor IR vandal dome to see how these new models stack up against the latest from others, including: Axis P...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Axis Laser Focus PTZ Tested

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Axis has been touting its new Q6155-E laser focus PTZ as 'always in focus' and 'always in color'. Does it really deliver? We bought and tested the Q6155-E to see how laser focus worked and whether this "flawless focus" was all marketing hype or ...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

ADI 'In The Dark' About Low Light

ADI's recent post on 'How To See Better In the Dark' makes basic mistakes, promoting outdated technical claims. Missing: Super Low Light Interestingly, ADI completely omits super low light cameras. This is surprising because ADI sells many o...

By John Honovich - 7 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 - 7 months ago

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