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Vivotek 3MP 180 Wall Mount Camera Tested

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Purpose-built wall mount panoramics have become an attractive niche to cover entranceways. In 2013, we bought and tested Vivotek's 1MP version. Now, Vivotek has released a 3MP version, the CC8370-HV with IP66 and IK10 ratings, and "anti-ligature"...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Hikvision PanoVu Multi Imager Tested

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Hikvision has entered the multi-imager market with their 180° PanoVu DS-2CD6986F-H, an 8MP, 4-imager model equipped with ~1/1.8" imagers and Hikvision's Darkfighter super low light capabilities. We bought the Hikvision DS-2CD6986F-H and tested it...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Axis 15MP Multi-Imager Tested (Q3708-PVE)

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Axis continues to expand in the multi imager market, adding to a segment started with the 33MP Q3709. We bought the Q3708-PVE and tested it against: Hikvision PanoVu DS-2CD6986F-H (Separate test report to be released later this week) Pelco O...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Camera Course Winter 2017

Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live online classes, recorded videos, personal help, cutting edge education and certification. We have just substantially rewritten the course and training materials to reflect new develo...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 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 - 4 months ago

The PPF / PPM Video Surveillance Guide

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Pixels per foot / Pixels per meter is the most fundamental and valuable, though imperfect, metric for specifying video surveillance image quality. In a single number, this metric (e.g., 10ppf, 40ppf, 100ppf) conveys important information about wh...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet P 4K Bullet Tested

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Hanwha Techwin (formerly Samsung) continues their push into H.265 cameras, now with the high-end P series, including 4K resolution and smart codec. We tested their high end bullet model, the PNO-9080R against Axis, Dahua and Hikvision 4K bullet a...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Samsung Wisenet Q 4MP Tested

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The 4MP trend continues, now with Hanwha Techwin / Samsung in their latest Wisenet Q series. We bought one of these models, the QNV-7080R, to see how it stacks up against 4MP competitors from Axis and Hikvision in full light, low light (below), W...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Sony 35mm Super Low Light Camera Tested

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Sony is making a big push for their SNCVB770 camera, touting its low light capabilities that they claim can deliver true color in pitch black darkness. While the 'super low' light market segment is definitely growing, Sony's SNCVB770 has a dramat...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Bosch First Starlight 1080p Camera Tested

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Bosch has released their first 'Starlight' 1080p camera, the Flexidome IP starlight 7000 VR. We tested this new dome against competitive super low light models from Axis ('LightFinder') and Hikvision ('DarkFighter'), as well as Bosch's existing 1...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

PTZ Camera Guide 2016

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Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras remain critical parts of many surveillance systems, especially in large security operations. Because of this it is important to understand and consider the key elements in selecting and using PTZ cameras. In this guide we co...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months 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 - 8 months ago

Panoramic Camera (Fisheye / Multi-Imager) Guide

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Panoramic cameras, including fisheyes and multi-imagers, have become increasingly widespread, with most manufacturers offering fisheyes and an increasing number offering multi-imagers. However, with many options, it can be confusing to understand...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months ago

Panoramic Cameras Wall vs Ceiling Mount

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Panoramic cameras are almost always ceiling mounted, looking down for a general overview of the scene, but is this really the best location, or can wall mounting provide similar or better details and overview? To find out, we shot out panoramic c...

By Ethan Ace - 10 months ago

Selling Super High Resolution Cameras

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Is bigger better? In the past decade, the surveillance industry has moved from 0.3MP to 1MP to 2MP to 3MP to 5MP to 4K (8.3MP), etc. But there are even higher resolution cameras above that. This report covers selling those super high resolution ...

By IPVM Team - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 11 months ago

Camera Calculator - 5 New Improvements Released

The incredibly popular IPVM Camera Calculator has added a number of improvements. Corridor Mode Support Now, the calculator will show you what cameras rotated 90 degrees will look like with a click of a button: And it works in Google Maps Str...

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

Hikvision EXIR Cameras Tested

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EXIR is Hikvision's newer IR technology that promises superior Infrared / low light performance. With Hikvision's release of their "Extra Infrared" (EXIR) models, Hikvision has added significantly increased IR range to their low cost '2' line, wi...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months 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 - about 1 year ago

Hikvision IR PTZ Tested

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Hikvision continues to break low cost barriers, now with a 1080p IP IR PTZ for under $800 online, the DS-2DE5220I-AE, half the price of past models.  We bought one of these new models to see if this new low price comes with tradeoffs, tracking su...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

First Integrator Face Off Results

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The results are in, and they are interesting indeed. Five integrators pitched us their designs in our First Integrator Face Off, aiming to solve this problem: "A large farmer's market has been experiencing vandalism and theft in their parking lo...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Avigilon HD Multisensor Camera Tested

(PRO Only)

Avigilon has released 9MP and 12MP HD Multisensor cameras, adding reposition-able sensors with remote focus and zoom, features not before seen in the expanding multi-imager market. However, with Arecont no longer the only game in town, and Axis (...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

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