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Honeywell 30 Series Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

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Honeywell has infamously OEMed Dahua and Hikvision for years, but now they have introduced an NDAA-compliant line, the 30 Series, claiming "lower cost of ownership and reduced risk for end users." To see how this new series compares to low cost...

By Derek Ward - 1 day ago

Bosch Budget 3000i Cameras Tested

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Bosch has long had a hole in its lineup for, as it describes, "competitively-priced cameras". Now, Bosch has released its 3000i series cameras offering "Essential Video Analytics" in a lower-cost line. We bought and tested three 3000i models, t...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 7 days ago

AVTech ~$70 IP Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

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Taiwanese manufacturer Avtech is taking direct aim at low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision with ~$70 starlight and white light illuminator models. There is a lot of interest in alternatives to Dahua and Hikvision due to the US ban and sanctions...

By Derek Ward - 8 days ago

Budget Covert Cameras Tested

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Covert cameras under $100 are widely available online but are they any good? To see how these models really work in the real world, we bought and tested some of the most commonly bought hidden cameras on Amazon, including: WiFi photo frame ...

By Derek Ward - 16 days ago

Axis "Best Of The Best" 4K Camera Tested (Q1798-LE)

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Axis has released their "best of the best" Q1798-LE bullet camera, touting "4K without compromise" with a large Micro 4/3" image sensor, custom made Canon zoom lens, Lightfinder 2.0, and using only "the same bandwidth and storage as regular 1080p ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 21 days ago

Hikvision Dual Lens Face Recognition Camera Tested

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Hikvision's Dual Lens Facial Recognition camera, claims that it "adopts advanced deep learning algorithm and powerful GPU to realize instant face detection, capture, and comparison to accomplish face recognition and related alarm triggering." W...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 24 days ago

Biggest Low Light Problems 2019

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Over 150 integrators responded to our survey question: "What are the biggest problems you face getting good low-light images?" Inside, we share integrators' comments and analyze the most common problems, including: Limited IR Range Uneven I...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Avigilon Appearance Search Tested

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Avigilon Appearance Search claims that it "sorts through hours of video with ease, to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest across an entire site, or multiple sites." But does it really save time compared to typical search? To...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

Illustra Pro Gen3 4K Camera Tested

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Johnson Controls has released the latest generation in their Illustra Pro line, the Pro Mini-Dome Gen 3, a non-OEM model claiming to "optimize video quality while minimizing configuration time." We bought and tested the Illustra Pro Gen 3 4K mo...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Integrated IR Camera Usage Statistics 2019

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Virtually every IP camera now comes with integrated IR but how many actually make use of IR or choose 'super' low light cameras without IR? In this report, we examine statistics based on responses from 150+ integrators and examine the trends th...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Pelco Sarix Pro3 Camera Tested

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Pelco has released their Sarix Professional Series 3 cameras, claiming "more security detail in challenging scenes with excellent low light and wide dynamic range performance." We bought and tested a Pro 3 dome, the IMP231-1ERS to see how it pe...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Avigilon H5A Analytic Cameras Tested

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Avigilon has released its H5A analytic cameras, claiming to "detect more objects with greater accuracy even in crowded scenes." We tested the 1080p and 4K models of the H5A line to see how they perform compared to the H4A line of analytic camer...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) Guide

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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 Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

Vivotek 4K S-Series Camera Tested

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Vivotek's highest-end S-series camera claims "Supreme Night Visibility", "Smart IR II", "Smart Stream II", "WDR Pro for unparalleled visibility in extremely bright and dark environments" and a "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine". But how ...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Uniview Prime Series 4K Camera Tested

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Is the new Uniview 'Prime' better than the more expensive existing Uniview 'Pro'? In August, IPVM tested Uniview 4K 'Pro' but members advocated for us to test the new Prime Series IPC3238SR3-DVPZ model. To see how this newer model performed ag...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Panasonic 4K Camera Tested (WV-S2570L)

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Panasonic has released their latest generation 4K dome, the WV-S2570L, claiming "Extreme image quality allows evidence to be captured even under challenging conditions." To see how it performs and compare to their 1080p S series camera, we boug...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Uniview Pro 4K Camera Tested (IPC3238ER3-DVZ)

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In our 8MP / 4K Fixed Lens Camera Shootout, Uniview's low end 8MP was firmly in the middle of the pack. Does their higher end Pro Series 4K camera improve on this? We bought and tested the IPC3238ER3-DVZ to see how it performs, examining: H...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Wyze Image Quality Tested vs Axis, Hikvision And Nest

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With Wyze's new AI feature, it is strong at analytics, but how good is the camera's image quality? Is it just as good as incumbents like Axis, Hikvision, and Nest? To find out, we tested the Wyze Cam V2 against $100 options from each, the Axis ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Anyvision Facial Recognition Tested

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Anyvision is aiming for $1 billion in revenue by 2022, backed by $74 million in funding. But does their performance live up to the hype they have built? We tested Anyvision's Better Tomorrow platform examining: How does it perform in real w...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Dahua 4K Camera Shootout

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Dahua's new Pro Series 4K N85CL5Z claims to "deliver superior images in all lighting and environmental conditions", but how does this compare to their "high end" Ultra Series model (NK8BL7Z)? To find out, we bought and tested both their Ultra S...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Axis 4K Camera Shootout 2019

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Axis' 4K Q3518-LVE claims the "best video quality possible", with Lightfinder super low light performance, Axis' high end Forensic WDR, and OptimizedIR. However, the mid-range P3228-LVE claims all these features, too. So which should users choose...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Axis Door Station A8207-VE Tested

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Axis newest door station, the A8207-VE, claims to deliver "video surveillance, two-way communication, and access control" in a single device. But how well does each of these perform? The video in the unit tested disappointingly bad in low light, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Hikvision 4K Camera Shootout

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With their latest Smart Series 5 cameras, Hikvision is claiming cameras "fully loaded" with "state-of-the-art technology for high performance and enterprise applications." But how does this compare to their lower cost Performance Series which clai...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

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