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ONVIF Chairman Criticizes Low Cost Cameras (Also, He Works At Axis)

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ONVIF Chairman Per Björkdahl has taken a strong public stance against low cost cameras that are 'much more vulnerable to attack' as he explains in this Source Security 'roundtable': This is fascinating on a number of levels.

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Universal HD Analog Encoder Tested (DW Compressor)

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Digital Watchdog has released the Compressor HD, a "universal" HD analog encoder, with support for AHD, CVI, TVI and SD analog cameras. We tested the Compressor HD with over a dozen AHD, TVI, and CVI cameras from multiple manufacturers to see how...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision H.265+ Tested

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Hikvision, which in the past few years released H.264+ (see test results) has now released H.265+, that claims even greater bandwidth savings. We bought and tested two models from this new series, the 2MP DS-2CD2025FWD-I and the 8MP DS-2CD2385FWD...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Uniview Low-Cost Bullet PTZ Tested

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Uniview is offering a HD zoom bullet camera, the IPC742SR9-PZ30-32G, with an integrated pan / tilt positioner, for the price of a low-cost bullet. This demo shows the camera panning and tilting through just part of its range: We bought this ca...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Chinese Direct Disruptor Reolink Tested

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Another Chinese disruptor, Reolink, is gaining attention. This one is selling direct from its own website, with fulfillment by Amazon. And a number of their prices make Dahua and Hikvision look downright expensive. For example, a fixed lens 4MP c...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

48MP 180 Camera (Digital Watchdog) Test

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Camera resolution continues to advance, with Digital Watchdog offering the MegaPIX PANO 48MP 180° camera, the highest resolution mainstream camera available, outside of $10,000+ specialty cameras (such as Dallmeier's Panomera). But, with this hig...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Aqueti 100MP Mantis Camera Profile

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One of the original gigapixel camera startups, Aqueti, which we first covered in 2012, is back. This time, they have partnered with NVIDIA, radically dropping the camera's physical size, resolution, and pricing. In this report, we analyze Aqueti...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

ISC West 2017 Best and Worst

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IPVM went to Las Vegas, examining what vendors are showcasing and what is new. Attendance was up, according to the show, and was certainly well attended. This is our final edition of the show report covering all 3 days of exhibits and key takeaw...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

TVI 4.0 Doubles HD Analog Bandwidth

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HD analog's move up market continues. Starting a few years ago at just 720p, HD analog is now poised for 4K and beyond. Techpoint, the company behind HD-TVI, the HD analog format used most notably by Hikvision, has released their 4th generation ...

By Brian Karas - about 2 years ago

Uniview NVR Tested

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Uniview, China's self proclaimed #3 video surveillance manufacturer behind Hikvision and Dahua, is ramping up its international sales efforts. In this report, we test Uniview's NVR and, in particular, its extended PoE claim to double or triple ra...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

20 Manufacturer Favorability Ranked 2017

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20 security industry organizations' favorability was ranked based on direct feedback from over 100 integrators. In-depth comments revealed insights on which brands were well regarded for value or support, and which were viewed as out of date, over...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

Axis Favorability Results 2017

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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 IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

Dahua Favorability Results 2017

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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 IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

ONVIF Favorability Results 2017

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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 IPVM Team - over 2 years 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 - over 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 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 - over 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

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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

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