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Testing Dahua HDCVI Encoder With VMSes

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HD Analog cameras have incredibly low prices for true HD video. But HD analog recorders are pretty simplistic and underwhelming. Moreover, many want to use HD analog cameras with their established, higher end VMS software systems. Now, Dahua ha...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Testing IP Camera Test Monitor (Tatung)

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Integrators frequently cited insufficient installation tools as one of the key problems of IP camera installation. While many use a laptop, the size and necessary accessory devices to do this make it cumbersome. We bought a new device from Tatung...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Uniview Starlight Camera Tested

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The company claims $263 million in 2013 revenue and to be the third largest Chinese surveillance manufacturer (after Hikvision and Dahua). Despite being owned by American investment firm Bain Capital and spending hundreds of thousands on an ISC W...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Worst ISC West Showing 2015

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Here are the top 4 candidates: Arecont IDIS Milestone ONVIF Let's break down the cases for and against each organization's ISC West showing:

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

ISC West 2015 Show Full Report

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The IPVM team spent 3 days on the show floor going through what is new and what manufacturers are pitching. Plus, we have been taking video throughout the show floor. Here is a look at the show entrance:   Inside, we have a whole show floor...

By IPVM Team - over 4 years ago

OnSSI Ocularis 5 - The Milestone Migration Begins

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Just one week after OnSSI acquired rival VMS developer Seetec, OnSSI has announced the newest version of their Ocularis platform. In this note, based on speaking with OnSSI, we examine the key changes in product offering, price, Milestone support...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Pelco Optera Multi-Imager Cameras Overview

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2015 looks to be the year multi-imager goes mainstream. Pelco is one of a number of major brands launching multi-imager cameras. In this note, we examine the features, pricing and positioning of Pelco's Optera series.

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Testing Messoa 3MP LPC Camera

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License plate recognition has historically required specialized cameras with limited general surveillance use. Messoa is aiming to change that with the LPR606, a higher resolution 3MP claiming scene overview and capture in the same camera. We te...

By Derek Ward - over 4 years ago

NMAPing IP Cameras

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The Hikvision hack has increased security concerns. Indeed, most users do not know whether they are vulnerable or not, which ports of their systems are open, and what services they may be running, leaving them potentially vulnerable. NMAP, a com...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Super Low Cost Chinese Camera Shootout

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The 'Chinese' are the industry's #1 threat (or opportunity depending on one's perspective). IPVM has extensively covered the rise of Dahua and Hivkision (see test results). But those two are not the only ones. Many of you get bombarded with emai...

By Derek Ward - over 4 years ago

Most Needed Improvement: Access Control Software

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100 integrators answered IPVM's question: "Which aspect/element of access control system technology (ie: credentials, locks, controllers, management software, system openness, etc) most needs to improve? Why?" Software and openness were the clea...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Directory Default IP Camera Addresses

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Initializing IP cameras can be tedious and frustrating, made worse because manufacturers have no standardization, with some supporting DHCP, some using default IP addresses, and some using both. In this post, we have compiled a list of 14 IP came...

By Derek Ward - over 4 years ago

What 51 Members Want Us To Test

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Over 50 members submitted their requests for products / technologies for us to test. We are looking to build on our industry leading 300+ tests based on your input. We share all of them below including our feedback.

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

DVTel ioimage HD Analytic Camera Tested

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Four years after acquiring ioimage, DVTel has released new HD analytic cameras, with the promise of higher probability of detection and lower false alarm rates.   Now, the question is whether these new models can fill the gap left by Avigilon's a...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Testing $50 Mini NVR

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As an NVR, this performed very really badly. But, as a member suggested to us, could a $50 mini NVR be used as an IP / HD spot monitor? Adding a spot monitor or public view display in an IP surveillance system often means adding a dedicated cl...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

ONVIF Profile Q Aims To Change Discovery and Default Passwords

ONVIF is gearing up to release a new profile, called Q. They market it as providing "quick configuration and installation, providing innate discoverability and reliable device monitoring and event management capabilities." However, How is Pro...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Mobotix Wedge Panoramic Camera

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Mobotix was one of the first manufacturers with panoramic cameras. Since then, everyone has gone 360, and panoramic cameras have become commonplace. Now, Mobotix has a new wedge style panoramic camera that is being offered at a steep discount to...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

VMS Labor Standards

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We continue our industry first installation labor standards result with a look at Video Management System setup, adding to the camera installation and cabling installation entries. These standards help integrators improve the accuracy and efficie...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Axis Corner Mount Camera Q8414-LVE Examined

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Few options exist for corner mount cameras. Despite this, they are a popular choice for jails, elevators and other confined areas. Axis has now announced its own HD corner mount cameras. In this note, we examine the key claimed differentiators,...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 5 years ago

Dahua HDCVI 2.0 Tested

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A strong initial reception but can it repeat? Dahua's initial HDCVI analog HD offering, with its super low cost and HD resolution, was extremely well received (see IPVM's HDCVI test results). Now less than a year later, Dahua is releasing HDCVI ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

Avigilon Analytic Cameras Tested 2014

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Analytics remains the 'next big thing' But supply of high quality, ease to use analytics remain in short supply. VideoIQ had been the favorite choice of integrators surveyed. But VideoIQ was acquired by Avigilon and VideoIQ cameras were end of l...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

Claimed: All Surveillance Manufacturers Are Proprietary

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Are all surveillance manufacturers proprietary? Is proprietary a good thing? Mobotix's magazine, MxInstaller, makes that case. In this note, we examine what makes surveillance manufacturers proprietary and what factors differentiate them as bei...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Access Interoperability: Going Nowhere

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The dream was simple: access control interoperability.  You know; the ability to change management software on a whim, or mix together different brands of controllers, yet have everything work together.  It is an idea could fundamentally change th...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 5 years ago

Hikvision Tribrid Recorder Tested

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HD over existing coax, IP and legacy analog cameras, all in a single recorder. A 16 camera 'tribrid' DVR that does all that for less than $400. This is what Hikvision is claiming with its 7200 series HDTVI tribrid DVRs. We bought one of them,...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

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