Low light (395)

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Hanwha Wisenet X Plus PTRZ Tested

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Hanwha has released their PTRZ camera, the Wisenet X Plus XNV-6081Z, claiming the "modular design allows for easy installation". We bought and tested the Hanwha XNV-6081Z to see how it performs, examining: How does installability compare to ...

By Derek Ward - 4 days ago

Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance

This directory provides definitions and explanations for over 70 common video surveillance industry terms, including links to related IPVM tutorials and guides. This directory will be continuously updated. If there is a term you want to be incl...

By IPVM Team - 8 days ago

IR Surveillance Camera Guide

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Integrated infrared (IR) cameras are everywhere in 2020, but not all IR is created equal, with many differences in coverage, overexposure, underexposure, handling moving objects, and more. In this guide, we examine these elements in detail to h...

By IPVM Team - 12 days ago

Last Chance - Camera Course Winter 2020

This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Lots of manufacturer training exists but none of it teaches the underlying technologies and tradeoffs of current camera technology includ...

By IPVM Team - 18 days ago

Uniview Color Low Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu

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Hikvision has been marketing ColorVu aggressively. Now, Hikvision domestic rival Uniview (UNV) is offering aggressive pricing for their new rival white light LED camera. We bought and tested Uniview's super low-cost white light illuminator mode...

By Derek Ward - about 1 month ago

BriefCam Video Analytics Tested

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BriefCam, acquired by Canon in 2018, is one of the most commonly used video analytics offerings in the West. But how well does it work? We tested BriefCam for over the past month to see how it performed, examining: How does BriefCam search c...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

2020 Video Surveillance Cameras State Of The Market

Each year, IPVM explains the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This is the 5th year we are doing this, compare to: 2019 Video Surveillance Cameras State of the Mark...

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Avigilon Facial Recognition 'Appearance Alerts' Tested

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Avigilon has released 'Appearance Alerts' in ACC 7.4, which adds real-time facial recognition. To see how this performed, we tested them with our H4A and H5A cameras and ACC7.4, examining: How well does Avigilon face recognition work? Where...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Axis Next Gen P32 Camera Tested (P3245-LVE)

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Axis has released the next generation of their widely used P32 camera series, now with their current ARTPEC-7 chip, claiming their imaging features: Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic WDR, and OptimizedIR. We bought and tested the P3245-LVE against the ...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 months ago

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