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History of Video Surveillance

This is a concise history of video surveillance covering the past decade.  The goal is to help professionals newer to the industry understand the important business and technology shifts that impact the market today. It is not intended to cover...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Hikvision 4K Camera Tested

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Hikvision is the most common choice for low price entry level products but they are also competing with low light models, smart CODECs, WDR cameras, and more. In this report, we focus on the growing 4K segment, testing the Hikvision DS-2CD4585F-I...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Pelco Optera 270° Camera Tested

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Multi-imager cameras are typically 180° or 360°. Pelco has released a fixed 270° versions of their Optera intended to cover exterior building corners, such as this typical view: In this report, we test this new model, compared to a repositiona...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Fisheye Panoramic Camera Guide

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Fisheye panoramics have become widespread, with most manufacturers offering fisheyes. However, with many options, it can be confusing to understand the tradeoffs. In this guide, we explain: Why Panoramic Camers Fisheye Panoramic Basics 'Warp...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Dahua Smart H.264+ Tested

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The smart codec trend continues, with Dahua adding Smart H.264+ to many of their models in new firmware. In this test we see how it performs and how it compares to Dahua's key competitor Hikvision and their H.264+ smart codec in day and night sce...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

21 Scenes Lux Readings For Video Surveillance

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IPVM went to numerous locations and measured the lux readings / light levels at each one. Here is an example of the approach we took and output created:   Many surveillance professionals know that knowing light levels is important but tend not t...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Vivotek 12MP IR Multi-Imager Tested

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A key weakness of multi-imager cameras is poor low light. While integrated IR has become dominant in cameras overall, it is still uncommon in multi-imager cameras. But now, Vivotek has released the MS8391-EV, a 12MP multi imager model touting 30...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Integrated IR Camera Use Dominates - 2016 Statistics

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In 2014, IPVM statistics showed integrated IR camera use was surging. Now, new IPVM statistics show that the surge continues, with integrated IR camera use now dominating the market. In this note, we provide the statistics and examine trends tha...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Pelco Optera 180° Camera Tested

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In our initial testing of Pelco's Optera multi-imager, the main issue was their ONVIF 'bowtie' video streaming which undermined third party integration.  Now, Pelco has released new firmware that they say fixes this problem with what they call 't...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Hikvision 12MP IR 360 Camera Tested 2016

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Hikvision has released their latest IR panoramic camera, the DS-2CD63C2F-IV, with a 12MP sensor.  To find out, we bought one of these new models and tested against Panasonic's 12MP entry, the WV-SFV481, one of the best performing panoramic camera...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

4MP Low Light Weakness Tested 2016

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4MP cameras are an emerging force in video surveillance, with many manufacturers now focusing on 4MP as their new high end, surpassing 1080p. However, IPVM has found a specific weakness in low light capabilities versus 1080p and not simply in ult...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Axis Chinese Competitor Companion Dome V Tested

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A $169 1080p dome from Axis? The Companion Dome V is, by far, Axis' lowest cost 1080p dome, a full $100 less than even their new M3045-V. Every manufacturer has been hit by rapid Chinese expansion over the last few years. Axis is clearly trying ...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Hikvision vs Dahua High-End 4MP Cameras Test

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4MP models hit with a splash last year, offering increased resolution and true WDR at past 1080p prices. However, these models have been limited to the low end, with fixed lenses and limited options.  Now, Dahua and Hikvision have released new do...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

"World's Smallest Recessed Mount Camera" Tested (Vivotek)

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Vivotek claims their FD816C-HF2 is the "World's Smallest Recessed Mount Camera", only 2.5" wide, shown here installed in a ceiling tile: We bought one and tested it out since a number of members have asked about it. Inside we look at its size, ...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Axis Lowest Cost 1080p Camera (M3045-V) Tested

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We bought the new 1080p Axis M3045-V and tested it against Hikvision and Samsung to see how it compared. This is the second in our series (starting with the Axis M3044-V Test and concluding with the M3046 4MP test). Below is a preview of the com...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Axis New Lowest Cost Dome M3044-V Tested

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It has been 4 long years since Axis launched new low cost domes. In that time, the industry has changed massively, with massive price drops driven by Chinese manufacturers. Now, Axis' new dome release claims better low light, true WDR, and Zipst...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Arecont HD WDR G5 Camera Tested

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This concludes our testing of Arecont's G5 series, including our previous Arecont 10MP G5 Test and the Arecont Stellar Camera Test  We bought 3 Arecont cameras Inside, we see how the G5 WDR camera stacks up against competitive models from Axis...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Arecont 10MP G5 Tested

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For years, Arecont Vision had an advantage with their 10 megapixel cameras as few rivals offered more than 5MP. Indeed, they capitalized on it by claiming one could replace 32.7 analog cameras, pushing pixels per dollar, and more. But now, with 4K...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Arecont Stellar Camera Tested

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Arecont offers:  STELLAR (Spatio TEmporal Low Light ARchitecture) technology that dramatically increases low light performance to capture color images in near total darkness. Indeed, Arecont notes it uses: patented algorithm that reduces ...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Yi 2 Intelligent Camera Test

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Mega Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi's investment into the security space, Xiaoyi, first entered the market with a super low cost $50 IP camera (the Yi Home Camera which we tested). Now, they are back with their second generation offering. In additio...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Panoramic IR Illuminator Tested (Axton Nano)

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The Axton Nano is designed to illuminate large areas from above, aiming to cover much wider areas, up to 4,600 square feet, unlike typical illuminators or integrated IR cameras that provide spot illumination. We bought one of these compact ceilin...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Camera Innovation is Amazing

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The innovation in the video surveillance camera market has never been higher or faster. While there is much negativity about the race to the bottom, including from IPVM, it is important to appreciate this important distinction. Not A Commodity ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Avigilon H4 5MP and 4K Cameras Tested

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Avigilon has released their H4 HD line, with promised improvements including their most sensitive low light camera (the 5.0L-), analytics on all models, and a new, less expensive, 4K/8MP model. We bought the 4K and 5P H4 IR domes to see how they ...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Axis P3225-LVE Camera Tested

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Though Axis is embattled at the low end of the market, the mid to high end has typically been more favorable to them. Recently, Axis announced new mid-tier P series dome cameras that provided true WDR, Zipstream and integrated IR. We bought a 10...

By John Scanlan - almost 3 years ago

Ambarella Pushing These IP Camera Trends

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Will the market soon be ruled by H.265 and 4K Multi-sensor cameras? Ambarella is the largest supplier of IP camera chipsets to high-end manufacturers like Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Samsung / Hanwha, Nest and many others. What Ambarella develops and ...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

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