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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 - 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

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: Fisheye vs Multi-Imager Usage

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Panoramic cameras are a growing trend within video surveillance. The two main options are fisheye cameras using a single imager with an ultra-wide angle lens and multi-imager cameras using (typically) 4 imagers in a single housing / unit. Both re...

By Ari Erenthal - 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 - 6 months ago

Hanwha 9MP Fisheye Camera Tested (PNF-9010R)

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12MP sensor fisheye panoramic cameras are becoming increasingly common. We have tested Hikvision's DS-2CD63C2F as well as Panasonic's SFV481 4K panoramic. Now, we bought and tested the Hanwha / Samsung PNF-9010R fisheye camera against those two ...

By John Scanlan - 7 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

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 - 9 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 - 10 months ago

Lux Rating / Minimum Illumination Guide 2017

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Lux ratings are one of the poorest specifications to use in selecting cameras. Now, with the rise of integrated IR, they are increasingly useless. You need to be able to understand why lux rating (aka minimum illumination specifications) are so p...

By IPVM Team - 11 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 - 11 months ago

Pelco Optera 270° Camera Tested

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Multi-imager cameras are typically 180° or 360°. Pelco has released a fixed 270° versions of their Optera intended to cover exterior building corners, such as this typical view: In this report, we test this new model, compared to a repositiona...

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

Pelco Optera 180° Camera Tested

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In our initial testing of Pelco's Optera multi-imager, the main issue was their ONVIF 'bowtie' video streaming which undermined third party integration.  Now, Pelco has released new firmware that they say fixes this problem with what they call 't...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Hikvision 12MP IR 360 Tested

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Hikvision has released their latest IR panoramic camera, the DS-2CD63C2F-IV, with a 12MP sensor.  To find out, we bought one of these new models and tested against Panasonic's 12MP entry, the WV-SFV481, one of the best performing panoramic camera...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Logipix 20MP, 140MP and 200MP Cameras Examined

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Looking for an Avigilon alternative? Logipix, based in Hungary, has created their own super high resolution end-to-end solution, featuring 20MP - 200MP cameras, video analytics, and claims to offer advanced solutions for critical customers. We s...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Panoramic Cameras Wall vs Ceiling Mount

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Panoramic cameras are almost always ceiling mounted, looking down for a general overview of the scene, but is this really the best location, or can wall mounting provide similar or better details and overview? To find out, we shot out panoramic c...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Panoramic IR Illuminator Tested (Axton Nano)

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The Axton Nano is designed to illuminate large areas from above, aiming to cover much wider areas, up to 4,600 square feet, unlike typical illuminators or integrated IR cameras that provide spot illumination. We bought one of these compact ceilin...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year 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 hi...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Axis 360 Panoramic Released

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Last year, Axis entered the multi-imager camera market but, unfortunately, the only way to get it was to mount it on top of an Axis PTZ. Now, 6 months after announcing a 180-degree 33MP multi-imager, Axis has rectified their initial multi-imager ...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Beware Imager vs Stream Resolution

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Typically, a camera's sensor resolution and stream resolution are the same. So a camera with a 3MP imager supports a 3MP stream max. However, sometimes the actual stream resolution supported is significantly less than the imager resolution. Worse...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

SMB Market Video Surveillance Guide

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This 13-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the small-medium business surveillance market. A global group of 90 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining video surveilla...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Pelco Criticizes Arecont's Multi-Imager

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Pelco is rolling out their new multi-imager line and they are taking aim at Arecont. In their new promotion, here is the comparison they offer:

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Warehouse Camera Selection Guide

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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 2 years ago

The Not Next Big Thing: Virtual Reality Video Surveillance

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This company, according to the company, "wowed the industry-at-large, created a hunger amongst resellers." Best known as another Dahua OEM, IC Realtime (also now calling themselves IC Real Tech) is working hard to transform itself as a pioneer of...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

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