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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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

Vivotek 3MP 180 Wall Mount Camera Tested (CC8370-HV)

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Purpose-built wall mount panoramics have become an attractive niche to cover entranceways. In 2013, we bought and tested Vivotek's 1MP version. Now, Vivotek has released a 3MP version, the CC8370-HV with IP66 and IK10 ratings, and "anti-ligature"...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested

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"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that Uniview is owned by Bain Capital, the American investment firm. In the past few years, Uniview, has...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Arecont Vision MicroDome Duo Tested

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Arecont Vision is back with another multi-head camera, this time thinking smaller with the MicroDome Duo, a two-imager model, with the tagline "Look both ways for hallway surveillance", a form factor rarely seen in surveillance. However, given ...

By John Scanlan - about 2 years ago

Hikvision PanoVu Multi Imager Tested

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Hikvision has entered the multi-imager market with their 180° PanoVu DS-2CD6986F-H, an 8MP, 4-imager model equipped with ~1/1.8" imagers and Hikvision's Darkfighter super low light capabilities. We bought the Hikvision DS-2CD6986F-H and tested it...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Axis 15MP Multi-Imager Tested (Q3708-PVE)

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Axis continues to expand in the multi imager market, adding to a segment started with the 33MP Q3709. We bought the Q3708-PVE and tested it against: Hikvision PanoVu DS-2CD6986F-H (Separate test report to be released later this week) Pelco O...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Sony Favorability Results 2017

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Sony is one of the largest brands in the world and a long term provider of both video surveillance imagers and cameras. But, like all incumbents, they have been challenged by the race to the bottom of the last few years. Indeed, just a few month...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

Invisible IR Camera Tested (Vivotek)

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Integrated IR is everywhere in surveillance, from high-end long range cameras to even the lowest cost models. But this IR usually comes with a distinct red glow from its 850nm illuminators, giving away the camera's position at night. Now, Vivotek...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Panasonic Extreme H.265 Cameras Tested

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Panasonic has released their latest generation, the i-Pro Extreme series, with enhanced compression (smart H.265) enhanced WDR and secure communication. We tested their Extreme series vandal dome, the WV-S2531L against their previous generation S...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Avigilon Pro 4K Camera Tested

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Avigilon is best known for their large sensor, high megapixel cameras. But with new offerings from Sony and soon Axis, the questions is how well their H4 Pro Series can keep up with competitors. In this report, we tested the Avigilon 4K Pro (8L-H...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Surveillance Cameras 2017 Overview

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This report concisely explains the developments and most common options for surveillance cameras offered in 2017, including resolution, H.265, HD analog, image quality, video analytics and cost. Compared to surveillance camera developments in 201...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Calculating Video Surveillance Storage / Bandwidth

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Calculating surveillance bandwidth is complex, and inexperienced users can easily underestimate bandwidth, leading to reduced storage durations and/or overloaded networks. The most common way technicians estimate storage is to use manufacturer or...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

Lux Rating / Minimum Illumination Guide

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Lux ratings are one of the poorest specifications to use in selecting cameras. Now, with the rise of integrated IR, they are increasingly useless. You need to be able to understand why lux rating (aka minimum illumination specifications) are so p...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

The PPF / PPM Video Surveillance Guide

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Pixels per foot / Pixels per meter is the most fundamental and valuable, though imperfect, metric for specifying video surveillance image quality. In a single number, this metric (e.g., 10ppf, 40ppf, 100ppf) conveys important information about wh...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

Surveillance Camera Imager Tutorial

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Imagers - CCD, CMOS, 1/2", 1/4", big pixels, small pixels, etc. In this tutorial, we explain the fundamental issues and drivers in surveillance camera imagers, including: Sensor vs Imager CCD vs CMOS Imager Manufacturers Camera Manufacturer...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

HD Analog vs IP Guide 2019

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For years, HD resolution was IP camera's greatest advantage. However, starting in 2013, analog cameras with HD resolution started shipping and, now, just a few years later, HD analog has become a significant force in the video surveillance indust...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

F-Stop Tutorial

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To understand low light surveillance, appreciating the importance and role of the f-stop metric is critical. In this tutorial, we explain: Why minidomes and other small form factor cameras typically have far worse f numbers How the range of a ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Video Surveillance Bandwidth Guide

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Bandwidth is one of the most fundamental, complex and overlooked aspects of video surveillance. Many simply assume it is a linear function of resolution and frame rate. Not only is that wrong, it misses a number of other critical elements and fai...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Shutter Speed / Exposure Tutorial

Surveillance users do not need to be photography experts but understanding the basics of shutter speed is critical to avoiding major low light problems. In low light conditions, surveillance video can appear blurry and objects will look like ghost...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Dirty Dome Camera Test

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Dome cameras are the most widely used type professionally but many note that dirt, dust, rain, and scratches can cause image quality problems, especially with integrated IR. We tested an integrated IR dome with these very issues to see how it imp...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Hanwha Wisenet Q 4MP Tested (QNV-7080R)

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The 4MP trend continues, now with Hanwha Techwin / Samsung in their latest Wisenet Q series. We bought one of these models, the QNV-7080R, to see how it stacks up against 4MP competitors from Axis and Hikvision in full light, low light (below), W...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Sony 35mm Super Low Light Camera Tested

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Sony is making a big push for their SNCVB770 camera, touting its low light capabilities that they claim can deliver true color in pitch black darkness. While the 'super low' light market segment is definitely growing, Sony's SNCVB770 has a dramat...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

IR Camera Reflection Test

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All that might stand between good video and bad in your IR dome is a ring of foam rubber, keeping infrared from reflecting into the lens. Installers may have seen this small part on any number of cameras, The gif below shows removing and replacin...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

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