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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 - 8 days 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 - 8 days ago

October Camera Course

Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live online classes, recorded videos, personal help, cutting edge education and certification. We have substantially rewritten the course and training materials for 2017 to reflect new de...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 days 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 - 19 days ago

Camera Application Selection Guide 2017

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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 - 27 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 2 months ago

Super Low Light Surveillance Guide

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At the beginning of this decade, low light performance of megapixel cameras was generally terrible. This was the era of super slow shutter where 'ghosting' was a common tradeoff of brighter low light images. Now, a lot has changed. The rise of ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months 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 2 months ago

Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E)

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Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We bought and tested Axis' compact door station, the A8105-E, checking: Audio quality Echo cancellation Noise reducti...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Axis P3225 Mk II Tested Vs. Original

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Axis has released a number of 'Mk II' versions of their cameras, which are the same fundamental camera but with specific improvements. We tested the P3225-LVE dome camera in 2016. More recently, Axis released the P3325-LVE Mk II, claiming improve...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

VMS UI - Light vs Dark Preferences

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Several VMS manufacturers have the ability to choose a user interface with either a light or dark color theme. 150+ integrators told us which they preferred, and why.  Inside, we examine the reasons integrators choose light or dark user interfa...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

Axis 20MP Q1659 Camera Tested

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Axis has joined the super high resolution camera trend with their Q1659, a 20MP model equipped with Canon's APS-C sensor. We tested the Q1659 against Axis' current super low light and integrated IR models: We tested: Daytime image quality ...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Samsung SmartCam A1 Totally Wireless System

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Hanwha is keeping the Samsung brand alive in consumer cameras with the SmartCam A1, a new offering combining an autotracking 1080p camera with base station and totally wireless, battery operated cameras. We bought and tested the A1 to see how it ...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

48MP 180 Camera (Digital Watchdog) Test

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Camera resolution continues to advance, with Digital Watchdog offering the MegaPIX PANO 48MP 180° camera, the highest resolution mainstream camera available, outside of $10,000+ specialty cameras (such as Dallmeier's Panomera). But, with this hig...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Hanwha 9MP Fisheye Camera Tested (PNF-9010R)

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12MP sensor fisheye panoramic cameras are becoming increasingly common. We have tested Hikvision's DS-2CD63C2F as well as Panasonic's SFV481 4K panoramic. Now, we bought and tested the Hanwha / Samsung PNF-9010R fisheye camera against those two ...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Axis Lowest Cost Outdoor IR Camera M2025-LE Tested

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Axis has lagged offering low cost IR cameras while their Asian competitors have made IR standard even in their most entry level cameras. Recently, Axis has added the M2025-LVE, a 1080p outdoor, integrated IR camera that sells online for $300 or l...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Ring Floodlight Cam Tested

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Ring has released their latest entry, the Floodlight Cam, calling it the "Evolution of Outdoor Security", touting motion activated floodlights, built in siren, two way audio, and more, made to replace residential fixtures. We bought and tested th...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Hanwha Lowest Cost WiseNet X Camera (XND-6010) Tested

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IPVM bought and tested the lowest-cost WiseNet X model, the indoor 2MP fixed focal XND-6010 dome, continuing our testing of Hanwha's new WiseNet X line. We shot out the 6010 against competitive low-cost fixed focal models from Axis and Hikvision ...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Pelco Surevision 3 Tested

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Pelco has released generation 3 of its Surevision cameras, claiming improved performance in both super low light and WDR performance. We bought and tested the 1080p Pelco IME229 against competitive models from Axis, Hikvision, Hanwha, and Panason...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet X Tested

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Hanwha has released their latest generation, the Wisenet X series, powered by their new Wisenet 5 processor. This new series claims improvements to low light, WDR, compression/bitrates, and image stabilization. To see how the X series performs, w...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

SimpliSafe Camera Tested

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SimpliSafe is one of the most controversial companies in the industry, as they have become the symbol of the DIY threat to traditional alarm providers. Indeed, Simplisafe is doing very well financially. Expanding from their foundation in alarm sy...

By John Scanlan - 7 months ago

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