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Camera Field of View (FoV) Guide

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Field of View (FoV) and Angle of View (AoV), are deceptively complex. At their most basic, they simply describe what the camera can "see" and seem self-explanatory. However, when analyzing images, comparing cameras or projecting quality, subtletie...

By IPVM Team - about 13 hours ago

Rhombus Cameras, VMS and Analytics Tested

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Rhombus boasts they have created "the new standard in Enterprise, cloud-managed video security" and told IPVM in January 2019 they offer twice the features of Verkada at half of the price. We purchased 2 R2 Rhombus cameras and Enterprise licens...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Sean Patton - 7 days ago

Illustra Pro Gen3 4K Camera Tested

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Johnson Controls has released the latest generation in their Illustra Pro line, the Pro Mini-Dome Gen 3, a non-OEM model claiming to "optimize video quality while minimizing configuration time." We bought and tested the Illustra Pro Gen 3 4K mo...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 22 days ago

Camect "Worlds Smartest Camera Hub" Tested

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Camect is a Silicon Valley startup that claims the "Smartest AI Object Detection On The Market", detecting not only people and vehicles, but specific objects like squirrels, UPS trucks, and more. IPVM tested Camect's AI and hub UI, examining: ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 27 days ago

IPVM Camera Calculator User Manual / Guide

Learn how to use the IPVM Camera Calculator (updated for Version 3.1). The guide below includes instructions, images, gifs, and videos demonstrating and explaining the Calculator's features. It will be updated periodically and you can ask question...

By IPVM Team - 29 days ago

Camera Focusing Tutorial

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Camera focus is fundamental to quality imaging. Mistakes can significantly reduce details, making cameras less effective. In this guide, we explain focus issues and proper procedure, covering: Fixed vs. Varifocal Cameras Auto vs. Manual Foc...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Avigilon H5A Analytic Cameras Tested

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Avigilon has released its H5A analytic cameras, claiming to "detect more objects with greater accuracy even in crowded scenes." We tested the 1080p and 4K models of the H5A line to see how they perform compared to the H4A line of analytic camer...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - about 1 month ago

Vivotek 4K S-Series Camera Tested

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Vivotek's highest-end S-series camera claims "Supreme Night Visibility", "Smart IR II", "Smart Stream II", "WDR Pro for unparalleled visibility in extremely bright and dark environments" and a "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine". But how ...

By Derek Ward - about 1 month ago

Hikvision Acusense Analytics Tested

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Hikvision touts "The Magic Behind It All" in their new Acusense line are 'deep learning algorithms' inside these cameras and recorders. But how well do these new models work? We bought and tested the Hikvision DS-2CD2346G1-I/SL camera and DS-76...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Axis Perimeter Defender Improves, Yet Worse Than Dahua and Wyze

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While Axis Perimeter Defender analytics improved from our 2018 testing, the market has improved much faster, with much less expensive offerings from Wyze (tested) and Dahua (Analytics+ tested) outperforming the expensive Axis offering. Inside t...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Vivotek "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine" Analytics Tested

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Vivotek has released "a neural network-powered detection engine", named Smart Motion Detection, claiming that "swaying vegetation, vehicles passing by, or animal activities in the scene will no longer trigger" events. IPVM tested this on Vivote...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Panasonic 4K Camera Tested (WV-S2570L)

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Panasonic has released their latest generation 4K dome, the WV-S2570L, claiming "Extreme image quality allows evidence to be captured even under challenging conditions." To see how it performs and compare to their 1080p S series camera, we boug...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Uniview Pro 4K Camera Tested (IPC3238ER3-DVZ)

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In our 8MP / 4K Fixed Lens Camera Shootout, Uniview's low end 8MP was firmly in the middle of the pack. Does their higher end Pro Series 4K camera improve on this? We bought and tested the IPC3238ER3-DVZ to see how it performs, examining: H...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Anyvision Facial Recognition Tested

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Anyvision is aiming for $1 billion in revenue by 2022, backed by $74 million in funding. But does their performance live up to the hype they have built? We tested Anyvision's Better Tomorrow platform examining: How does it perform in real w...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Dahua 4K Camera Shootout

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Dahua's new Pro Series 4K N85CL5Z claims to "deliver superior images in all lighting and environmental conditions", but how does this compare to their "high end" Ultra Series model (NK8BL7Z)? To find out, we bought and tested both their Ultra S...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Verkada People And Face Analytics Tested

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This week, Verkada released "People Analytics", including face analytics that they describe is a "game-changing feature" that "pushes the boundaries of enterprise video security". To see how these new analytics perform, we tested them with our ...

By Ethan Ace, Rob Kilpatrick, and Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Axis 4K Camera Shootout 2019

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Axis' 4K Q3518-LVE claims the "best video quality possible", with Lightfinder super low light performance, Axis' high end Forensic WDR, and OptimizedIR. However, the mid-range P3228-LVE claims all these features, too. So which should users choose...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Dahua Analytics+ Tested

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Dahua's analytics have performed poorly in past shootouts. But now, they claim their new Analytics+ "algorithms significantly improve accuracy and reliability." To see how these new analytics perform, we bought and tested the N45DL7Z 4MP dome, ...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Bosch Starlight 8000i Cameras Tested

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Bosch has released their new Flexidome IP Starlight 8000i cameras, claiming "exceptional detail even in extreme low-light situations." To see how these models perform, we bought and tested the 1080p NDE-8502-R and the 4K UHD NDE8504-R examining...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Axis ARTPEC-7 P1375-E Camera Tested

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Axis claims the new P1375-E box camera with ARTPEC-7 chip delivers "clear, sharp images in any lighting condition." But how well does it do? We bought and tested the P1375-E against Axis P3225 Mk II and the Q35 series models (which Axis said '...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Lens Focal Length Tutorial

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3mm, 6mm, 2.8 - 9mm, 5 - 50mm, etc. Camera specifications often list lens lengths but what do they mean? These metrics are important in determining the correct camera coverage and Field of View (FoV). In this tutorial, we look at: What lens...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Hikvision ColorVu Camera Tested

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Hikvision says their new ColorVu line captures "vivid chromatic images in darkness", with unconventional white light illuminations whereas most cameras use infrared. To see how these new models perform, we bought and tested the DS-2CD2347G1-L, ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Hikvision DeepinView Camera Analytics Tested

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Hikvision is expanding its 'deep learning' offerings with a new camera series called 'DeepinView' claiming false alarm reduction and improved accuracy. We bought a DeepinView 1080p bullet camera (DS-2CD7A26G0-IZHS) and tested in multiple scenes...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 6 months ago

The HIVIDEO $31 Face Detection DVR Tested

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Face detection in a $31 DVR? That is what "HIVIDEO" (not to be confused with Hikvision, even if the company intends to do that) was promoting at ISC West 2019. We bought the Hivideo HI-8004A to see how it works, examining what is being offered ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 7 months ago

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