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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...

By Ethan Ace - about 5 years 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 - over 5 years 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...

By John Honovich - over 5 years 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,...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years 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 - over 5 years 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...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Avigilon HD Multisensor Camera Tested

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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 - almost 6 years ago

Axis 33MP Camera Tested (Q3709)

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In 2012, Axis declared the megapixel race over. Now, Axis has released a 33MP camera, the Q3709-PVE, one of the highest resolution cameras in the entire industry. This release also is a major marker in the new race for multi-imager cameras, a...

By Ethan Ace - almost 6 years ago

Axis Digital Autotracking Tested

As camera resolutions continues to climb, the likelihood that you will ever display any camera at full resolution on a monitor declines. This is even more improbable for the normal configuration of 4, 9 or 16 cameras on screen. How do you help...

By Ethan Ace - about 6 years ago

Camera Calculation Presentations Released

Wow your customers with beautiful presentations of your video surveillance designs.  Now you can generate PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, Word Docs and Zip files of your Google Map Camera Calculations. This provides you with (1) satellite image...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

iControl Piper NV Camera Test

iControl has raised over $100 million in VC funding to transform the home security market.  Last year, they acquired Piper, a camera / home automation startup. iControl now faces off against two other super well-funded Silicon Valley competitors...

By Derek Ward - over 6 years ago

Corridor Mode Tested

HD 'widescreen' aspect ratios are increasingly becoming the norm for video surveillance cameras, with 720p HD, 1080p Full HD and now 4K Ultra HD. The wide format can be very useful in many surveillance scenarios but some of them fit poorly. The...

By IPVM Team - over 6 years ago

Warehouse Camera Selection Guide

Warehouses can contain many high-value items yet often do not have people inside them watching for issues. Expanding on our Camera Selection Guide, we tested a warehouse with different camera types, shown below: Inside, we show the results of...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Google Maps Camera Calculator Released

The new IPVM Google Maps Camera Calculator empowers surveillance professionals to plan and design systems like never before. Whatever project you are working on, enter the address and start mapping out cameras. This video overviews what the...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Milestone LPR Tested

How well does Milestone's LPR work? Milestone's LPR supports off the shelf IP cameras, integrating license plate recognition with the Milestone Smart Client for live video, playback, and alarms. We tested Milestone's LPR with three cameras...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Shootout: 4K vs PTZ Cameras

Resolutions continue upwards, with 4K cameras hitting the street. Meanwhile, PTZ usage continues its downward trend, with fewer and fewer integrators choosing them. The question is: how does this increase in resolution compare to the optical zoom...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Bosch 4K Tested

4K promises more pixels but does it undermine WDR and low light performance? We tested the Axis 4K camera and there were certainly issues. Now, we tested the Bosch 4K camera, the Dinion IP Ultra 8000 against the 4K Axis P1428-E and Arecont 10MP...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Testing Day vs Night With IR

IR illumination helps. When it gets dark, especially real dark, with no nearby artifical lighting, pretty much every surveillance camera (even 'super' ones) are going to deliver significantly degraded images (see: Super Low Light vs Integrated IR...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Resolution vs Compression Tested

They are not the same thing. Unfortunately, too many industry people conflate them. Worse, resolution and compression can silently undermine each other. The Impact Compare the two images below. The resolution (aka pixel count) is exactly the...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Calculating 180 and 360 Camera Coverage

The key challenge in designing and using 180 and 360 cameras is to determine how far can they deliver meaningful details. Their upside is that they can see 'everywhere' or, at least, an incredibly wide area. But the downside is that, spread out...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Axis 4K Tested (P1428E)

[UPDATE August 2015: We recently updated firmware on this camera for an upcoming test, from 5.55.5.1 to the new 5.80.1. In doing so, WDR increased significantly, with shadowed areas more visible than previously tested. This October 2014 test has...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

A Major Flaw in Long Lenses and PTZs Found

Theoretically, long lenses should let you capture faces and license plates very far away. For example, over 900 feet away from a 1080p camera one should get over 40ppf from a 100mm lens. But how well does this work in practice? In this test, we...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

Elevator Surveillance Guide

Installing surveillance in an elevator can be challenging. Small but wide areas, vandal resistance, and transmission methods all present challenges not found in other areas cameras are installed. In this note, we look at: Form factor: Box vs....

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

Is There Ever Enough Resolution?

The megapixel 'race' is over. Or it is not. Not only is this an ongoing debate among manufacturers, it is a key decision among specifiers and users.  Now, as the alarm industry finally turns towards modernity IP, they offer an amazing...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

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