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Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested

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Cisco Meraki says their cameras "bring Meraki magic to the enterprise video security world". According to Meraki, their magic is their management Dashboard, ease of use and configuration, accessibility and network security and "doing things in wa...

By Sean Patton - 9 days ago

Solink Raises $12 Million - Company Profile

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Most industry professionals have never heard of Solink, a company whose tagline is: It's time to revolutionize the way business uses video. However, raised ~$12 million USD recently, a substantial raise for video surveillance standards, espe...

By Dan Gelinas - 10 days ago

Dahua Intercom Tested

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Video intercoms are a growing market with video surveillance manufacturers expanding into this niche. IPVM is continuing its series of video intercoms tests, adding to our test of Zenitel/ Stentofon Turbine and Axis 2N. Can Dahua become a viable ...

By Brian Rhodes - 15 days ago

8MP HD Analog Tested (Dahua / Hikvision)

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HD analog has promised higher resolution for years, but has lagged substantially behind for years. Now, both Dahua and Hikvision have started shipping low cost 8MP options. We bought and tested 8MP CVI and TVI cameras and DVRs to see how they com...

By IPVM Team - 23 days ago

ONVIF Video Surveillance Tutorial

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ONVIF is well known within the surveillance industry as an interface to connect IP cameras and VMS systems. However, new users may find it confusing, with questions such as: Is ONVIF a standard? Why ONVIF? What does ONVIF do? What does it con...

By IPVM Team - 24 days ago

Verkada Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested

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Verkada is arguably the most ambitious video surveillance startup in many years. The company is developing their own cameras, their own VMS, their own cloud management software and their own video analytics, offering what they describe as the "Sec...

By Sean Patton - 25 days ago

Camera Course Winter 2019 - Last Chance

This is the last chance to register for the Winter 2019 Camera Course. 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 und...

By Brian Rhodes - 29 days ago

The IP Camera Lock-In Trend: Meraki and Verkada

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Open systems and interoperability have become core features of video surveillance systems, as virtually all professional IP cameras integrate with various 3rd parties for recording, analysis, and management. In addition to IP camera manufacturers ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial

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H.265 support improved significantly in 2018, with H.265 camera/VMS compatibility increased compared to only a year ago, and most manufacturers shipping H.265 models.  However, there are still challenges impacting H.265's competitiveness and comp...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Surveillance Codec Guide

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Codecs are core to surveillance, with names like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG commonly cited. How do they work? Why should you use them? What issues may you face? In this tutorial, we examine this in-depth covering: Uncompressed vs. Compressed Video...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

ONVIF Profile T Examined

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Despite ONVIF's overall success (11,000+ devices supported), ONVIF has been criticized for its limitations and problems, including VMD and video analytic issues, and various advanced integration restrictions. Now, ONVIF has released Profile T, bu...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

Dahua Lorex White Light Camera Tested

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IP cameras with integrated white light LEDs are a growing trend, led by most notably Hikvision ColorVu. While the Hikvision models are not available in North America, Dahua's Lorex division white light integrated camera is. We bought and tested t...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

8MP / 4K Fixed Lens Camera Shootout - Dahua, Hikvision, TVT, Uniview

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8MP / 4K fixed lens models are now common in lower cost lines, with nearly every Chinese brand and their OEMs now offering multiple options. To see which fixed lens 8MP/4K models performed best and how they compare to new generation 4MP models, w...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Ubiquiti $79 Flex IP Camera Tested

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U.S. Manufacturer Ubiquiti has released a 1080p, integrated IR IP camera, selling it directly for $79, making this one of the least expensive IP cameras available. We bought and tested the Flex vs the Axis Companion Mini L, Hanwha LND-6011R, and ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Akuvox Intercom Profile

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Akuvox, a Chinese manufacturer of VoIP products, is expanding heavily into Video Intercom products with disruptive pricing targeted for commercial use. They are one of 50 video intercom manufacturers (see directory) in this growing field. In this...

By Robert Shih - 3 months ago

Arcules Cloud VMS Tested

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Arcules is a big bet, or as they describe themselves a 'bold company', spun out and backed by Milestone and Canon.  But how good is Arcules cloud VMS? They recently started general availability and, in this test, we examine their capabilities. ...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Axis 2N Intercom Tested

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Axis expanded its video intercom business buying Czech-based 2N in 2016. Despite competing against owner Axis' intercoms, 2N recently registered as more favored by integrators.  This test expands IPVM's intercom test series including Zenitel's Vi...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Avigilon Opens Up Analytics And Cameras

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Avigilon is opening up. The company historically famous for advocating its own end-to-end solutions and making it harder for 3rd parties to integrate is now opening up. Inside this note, based on speaking with Avigilon, IPVM examines: Histo...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

IACP 2018 Police Show Final Report

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IPVM went to Orlando to cover the 2018 IACP conference, the country's largest police show (about as big as ASIS), examining the 700+ exhibitors: It is a big show floor: With President Trump shaving spoken at the show, as our shot of security...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Directory Of 110+ Video Management Software (VMS) Suppliers

This directory provides a list of Video Management Software providers to help you see and research what options are available. Listing Format The listing is in the layout of: Company Name, Product Name, Home Country, Notes, IPVM Tests/Report ...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Inputs/Outputs For Video Surveillance Guide

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While many cameras have Input/Output (I/O) ports, few are actually used and most designers do not even consider them. However, a good understanding of their flexibility can save hundreds of dollars on complex designs. In this guide, we explain ca...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Synology Surveillance Station VMS Tested

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With so many low-cost NVRs and enterprise VMSes, is there any place in the market for NAS-based VMSes? Recently, IPVM bought a Synology NAS for general data storage. The NAS comes with Synology's own VMS software (Synology Surveillance Station) b...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Video Analytics Integration Guide

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Video analytics is hot again (at least conceptually) but integrating video analytics with VMSes can be challenging. This is especially significant when using 'smart' IP cameras or 3rd party server-based analytics that need to sent their results / ...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

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