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Geovision 4MP Super Low Cost Turret Tested (EBD-4700)

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~$100 cameras, even for 4MP, are now expected by many dealers, as price cuts and ongoing sales have set this expectation. At the same time, many dealers are looking for alternatives to Dahua and Hikvision, due to cybersecurity concerns, dealer sa...

By John Scanlan - 22 days ago

Axis: Use QR Codes Instead of Access Cards

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Innovation in access may be hard to find, but Axis recently suggested an idea for credentials few have considered. Rather than using plastic cards, Axis suggested a different approach: Use QR Codes instead. Furthermore, Axis explained how to im...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Camera Application Selection Guide 2017

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Entrances, hallways, rooms and parking lots are perhaps the 4 most common areas where surveillance is deployed. But what is the best type of camera for each? What resolution, form factors and FoV are best? Where do special features like WDR, integ...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Dahua 4K IR PTZ Tested

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4K has made its way to IR PTZs. In this report, we examine the Dahua 6AE830VNI, a 4K PTZ with 30x optical zoom, 200m (~650') integrated IR, and 1/1.7" 4K sensor, to see how it performed in daytime and night time scenes. Note that this report is...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

Sony Next Gen HD Dome Camera Tested (SNC-EM642R)

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Sony has released their latest generation, claiming improved WDR and low light, increased IR range, and more. We tested the SNC-EM642R outdoor IR vandal dome to see how these new models stack up against the latest from others, including: Axis P...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Axis Laser Focus PTZ Tested

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Axis has been touting its new Q6155-E laser focus PTZ as 'always in focus' and 'always in color'. Does it really deliver? We bought and tested the Q6155-E to see how laser focus worked and whether this "flawless focus" was all marketing hype or ...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

IR Surveillance Guide

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Infrared (IR) has become an increasing core component to video surveillance systems. In particular, the expansion of integrated IR cameras that build IR illuminators within the camera has become common. On the positive side, this means that camer...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Hikvision H.265+ Bullet Tested (2035)

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Continuing our tests of Hikvision's new low cost Value Plus line, we bought and tested the 3MP DS-2CD2035FWD-I, now including H.265+. We shot the camera versus competitive models from Axis (M2025) and Hanwha (Wisenet Q) as well as Hikvision's pas...

By John Scanlan - 3 months 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 - 4 months ago

Bluebeam Revu Security Floorplan Estimation App Test

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Bluebeam Revu is a construction design markup tool that claims it is "used by 94% of top US contractors", but what role does it have for physical security professionals? In this report, we share our tested findings of Bluebeam Revu, including 2...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Samsung SmartCam A1 Totally Wireless System

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Hanwha is keeping the Samsung brand alive in consumer cameras with the SmartCam A1, a new offering combining an autotracking 1080p camera with base station and totally wireless, battery operated cameras. We bought and tested the A1 to see how it ...

By John Scanlan - 5 months 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 - 5 months ago

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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 11 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

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