Ptzs (66)

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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

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 - 6 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 - 7 months 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 - 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

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 - 10 months 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 - 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

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 - about 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 - almost 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 - almost 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - over 2 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 - over 2 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 - almost 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 - over 3 years ago

Camera App Integrates PTZs and Perimeter Detection

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One of the biggest risks when deploying PTZs is having them pointed in the wrong direction when bad events occur. Axis and Optex have partnered on an integration claiming to prevent that from happening. Optex has announced an ACAP module that dire...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Small City Surveillance Leasing Investigated

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Is leasing cameras a good solution for municipalities with small budgets? A small city in Ohio is participating in a trial to find out. By paying month to month instead of buying its own system, Canton found a way to provide its city with a survei...

By Carlton Purvis - over 3 years ago

Surveillance Camera Specification Guide

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Anyone reviewing RFPs knows there are countless common problems, with 'good' specs seemingly few and far between: RFPs copied from more than 10 years ago, vague and confusing ones, those specifying older tech at extremely high costs, systems costi...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

NC City Surveillance Challenges

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City surveillance systems can be challenging, even for a small city of one hundred thousand people with just a handful of cameras. In this note, we dig into the problems that Wilmington NC faces and the solutions that it is planning to fix them. ...

By Ben Wood - almost 4 years ago

Axis New Direct Drive P5414-E PTZ

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There's not a lot of innovation in PTZs these days but Axis's new P5414 offers a number of novel incremental features. While it does not break ground in resolution or zoom, it has the potential to improve aesthetics, ease of installation and long ...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Choosing the Right Camera Type

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When selecting a camera, you can choose from a number of different form factors and options. Each form factor comes with its own unique strengths and weaknesses - both in terms of physical sizing and advanced features provided. In this report, we ...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Panoramic Camera 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 - over 4 years ago

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