Ptzs (71)

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Hikvision 4K IR PTZ Tested (DS-2DF8836IV-AELW)

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The IR PTZ trend continues, now with 4K resolution, with Hikvision releasing its DS-2DF8836IVAEL-W camera, a 4K 1/1.9" PTZ model specifying 200m IR range and 36x zoom. We bought and tested this model to see how it performs in day and night scenes...

By Ethan Ace - 13 days ago

Last Chance October Camera Course Registration

This is the last chance to register for the October Camera Course. Register now. Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live online classes, recorded videos, personal help, cutting edge education and certification. We have su...

By Brian Rhodes - 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 months ago

PTZ Usage Declines 2017 - Statistics

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PTZ usage is declining, now at ~6% of all cameras integrator use, down from ~10% of cameras used in 2014, according to new IPVM statistics: Inside, based on 150 integrator responses, we analyze trends and explain the reasons integrators cite fo...

By Ari Erenthal - 5 months ago

Panoramic Camera Usage Rising 2017

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Panoramic camera usage (including fisheye and multi-imagers) continue to rise rapidly. However, the race to the bottom is hindering even stronger panoramic uptake. In this note, we compare to 2014 panoramic camera usage, sharing 140+ integrator r...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Security Consultants Speak Episode 1 - Protus3

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This is a first of a series of conversations with security consultants. If you are a security consultant that wants to talk and can share frank insights into designing security systems, contact us at info@ipvm.com In this first episode we speak w...

By Brian Karas - 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

Axis Laser Focus PTZ Camera Examined

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How do you make a PTZ focus better and faster? If you are Axis, you add a laser to it. In this report, we examine Axis' new Q6155-E, looking at its functionality, pricing, and competitive positioning vs conventional D/N PTZs as well as IR and Las...

By Brian Karas - 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

Hikvision ~$300 Mini PTZ Tested

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A PTZ camera at fixed dome prices? That is the promise of Hikvision's new DS-2DE2103, a compact PTZ with 3x optical zoom in a package smaller than typical dome cameras. The question is, at this size and price point, what performance is given u...

By John Scanlan - over 1 year ago

$260 IR Outdoor 'Speeddome' Tested

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Just $260 for an outdoor 'speeddome' form factor with integrated IR, wireless, HD video and more? Pricing has certainly come down (e.g., we recently tested a ~$750 Hikvision speeddome), but $260 for a PTZ is eye opening. We bought a Foscam FI982...

By John Scanlan - over 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 - over 1 year ago

Bosch IR PTZ Tested

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PTZs have historically struggled in low light, with integrated IR being uncommon. In the past few years, this has changed, as some integrated IR models have emerged. However, in previous tests, we have seen significant focus issues making tracking...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Airport Video Surveillance Guide

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This 20-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Airport Surveillance market. A global group of 40 integrators and consultants with airport project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implementin...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

City Video Surveillance Guide

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This 31-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the City Surveillance market. A global group of 60 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining metropolitan video surveillance ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Shootout: 4K vs PTZ Cameras

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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 - almost 3 years ago

Testing FLIR IR PTZ

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FLIR's integrated IR PTZ, the DNZ30TL2R claims a whopping 150m (~500') IR range and HD resolution. Distances like these have historically been possible only with expensive high-end positioning systems which required expensive illuminators and moto...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

PoE Guide for IP Video Surveillance

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This guide provides comprehensive explanations of the elements in selecting, using Power Over Ethernet with IP cameras, covering: PoE vs Low Voltage When to Use PoE, When Not PoE Classes 802.3af vs 802.3at vs 802.3bt Nonstandard PoE Impleme...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

A Major Flaw in Long Lenses and PTZs Found

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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 3 years ago

PTZ Usage Declining, Multiple Fixed MP Replacing 2014

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New IPVM statistics show the rate of PTZ declines, where they are still being heavily used and what the most common replacement for PTZs is. Overall, just 1 in every 10 cameras being deployed by integrators today are PTZs.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Dahua Integrated IR PTZ Tested

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Integrated IR cameras are growing rapidly in popularity, as they help solve a key surveillance problem - poor low light imaging. However, integrated IR is rarely offered inside PTZs. Indeed, no major Western manufacturer offers an integrated IR P...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Axis Releases 9 New PTZs

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Axis has announced 9 new PTZ models. Nine is a lot, but what's new and what's the impact? In this note, we break down the specifics. PTZ Overview While there are 9 models total, there are 3 resolution options ('extended' D1, 720p, and 1080p) wit...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

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