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Artificial Intelligence Robot Assistant (ACTi)

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Has artificial intelligence come to the video surveillance industry? ACTi has released 'SARA' which it bills as an 'AI assistant that brings valuable information at your fingertips 7/24' We tried it out, spoke with ACTi about some details and bu...

By Brian Karas - about 20 hours ago

Axis Favorability Results

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For many years, Axis sold the most IP cameras but, with the rise of Hikvision and Dahua, that has changed. How would that impact Axis favorability? In this installment of our integrator favorability ratings, we share Axis' results, highlighting ...

By Brian Karas - 21 days ago

LAST DAY - Camera Course Winter 2017

[NOTE: Today, Thursday is the last day to register.] Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live online classes, recorded videos, personal help, cutting edge education and certification. LAST DAY - Winter Camera Class. Regi...

By Brian Rhodes - 22 days ago

Dahua UnFavorability Results

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Dahua, the mega-Chinese surveillance manufacturer not primarily owned by the Chinese government has been trying to break out of the shadow of Hikvision (who is controlled by the Chinese government). They have struggled to differentiate themselves,...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

ONVIF Favorability Results

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ONVIF has been one of the most debated aspects of the video surveillance industry. On the one hand, its aim to increase interoperability has been widely applauded. On the other, many have criticized ONVIF for not working well enough or fully deliv...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

DeskCamera ONVIF Screen Capture

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Recording PC screens have historically been an expensive proposition, requiring dedicated hardware or specialized, proprietary software. However, some developers are attempting to change this, with applications which stream PC desktops via ONVIF. ...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months 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 months ago

Hikvision No on H.265 But Pro On H.265+

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Hikvision said H.265 was a 'solution in search of a problem' a half year ago but now they are getting bullish, embracing H.265+. In this report, we examine Hikvision's new position on H.265, and the likelihood that the company can change the slow...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Surveillance Cameras 2017 Review

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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 months ago

ONVIF Tutorial 2017

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ONVIF is well known within the surveillance industry as an interface to connect IP cameras and VMS systems but: Is ONVIF a 'Standard'? Why ONVIF? What does ONVIF do? What does it consist of? Who supports ONVIF? What does that mean? What are...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

HD Analog vs IP Guide 2017

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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 - 2 months ago

API / SDK Tutorial

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While Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are key to 'open' platforms, they are frequently misunderstood and over-hyped in physical security. While APIs can provide great benefits, using them is much more complex than often mentioned in sale...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Milestone: H.265 Not Ready For Prime Time

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Hype for H.265 has been growing, but Milestone is recommending restraint, despite supporting H.265. In this note, we examine Milestone's position on H.265, and what the company says is holding back H.265 adoption, contrasting it to recent moves b...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

CODEC Guide 2016

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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 Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Longse vs Dahua and Hikvision Tested

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For many, even $100 cameras are too expensive. That is where spam king Longse comes in with their relentless offer of ~$20 cameras. In our past tests, Longse was no match for Hikvision or Dahua, with numerous quality flaws. But with cameras advan...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Genetec Expels Hikvision

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Genetec has removed support for Hikvision devices, deeming them 'untrustworthy', citing customer concerns about Chinese government ownership / control. While manufacturers infrequently remove support for competitive reasons, doing it for cyber se...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

60% Lower Bandwidth, 'Video Anywhere' - Digital Barriers TVI / EdgeVis

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Streaming video over low bandwidth, wireless connections often results in stalled video, broken up video or significant video delays. But Digital Barriers says their TVI CODEC (not to be confused with the HD Analog format), which is being re-bran...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Smart H.265 Samsung Test

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In our first test of H.265 cameras (including Samsung and Vivotek), H.265 benefits were essentially nil, both versus leading H.264 cameras and, worse, to emerging smart codec H.264 cameras. Now, Hanwha is claiming improved H.265 performance combi...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Move Aside Cisco, Axis Has A Network Switch For Integrators

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Cisco is a common choice for network switches, including in our Favorite Network Switches survey, but now Axis is releasing a 16 port PoE+ switch specifically targeted to the security market. They say this switch has features that make it more su...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Mobotix Founder Out, Company Embracing Open Platform

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The founder of Mobotix, Dr. Ralf Hinkel, is out of Mobotix, just 7 months after the company was acquired by Konica-Minolta. With his departure, Mobotix is shifting its market approach and embracing a more open one. We spoke with Mobotix about cha...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Milestone Launches Free Upgrade, Building Upon New Free Essential

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Now that Milestone has killed Go and made 8 Channel Essential free, they are launching another free offer to give more features away. In this report we examine Milestone's offer, compare the two versions, and discuss when it might make sense for ...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

IndigoVision Going Head-To-Head Against Milestone, Genetec

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Cameras are commodities, the money is in VMS. This is the new philosophy of IndigoVision, long known as a closed end-to-end systems provider. The company is relaunching their VMS, Control Center, and shifting their focus heavily to the software s...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

How And When ONVIF Will Support H.265

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ONVIF Profile S does not support H.265. And Profile S is what literally every ONVIF device supports today for video. So what happens to H.265 cameras? In this note, we explain ONVIF Media2 service and ONVIF Profile T, how they impact H.265, the...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Totally Wireless IP Camera (IPVideo Corp NomadHD)

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Wireless battery powered cameras have been a surveillance pipe dream for years, limited by camera power consumption, battery technology, and more. Now, IPVideo Corporation is looking to change this with the NomadHD, a "wire free" camera system in...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Milesight - A Chinese "End To End" Solution Examined

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Where most Chinese manufacturers have focused on their camera hardware, one is attempting to be the Avigilon of China. We spoke with the President of Milesight's US division, Michael Slack, about how he wants to provide the market with a new end-...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

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