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Sony PTZ Camera Guide

PTZs can be especially challenging to select as the price range amongst product options can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. In our Camera Finder, we are tracking 90 IP PTZs from as low as $350 to as high as $3,300 (online) pric...

By Antony Look - over 8 years ago

Sony Fixed IP Camera Guide

Like many camera manufacturers, in the last 2 years, Sony has rapidly expanded its IP camera lineup. For instance, in our Camera Finder, we are now tracking 45 Sony IP cameras. With so many models, it starts getting difficult to discern the key di...

By Antony Look - over 8 years ago

Survey: Hardened PoE Switches for IP Video

Deploying IP cameras in environmentally demanding applications such as utilities, public safety, transportation, marine, manufacturing, railway, etc. are increasingly common. In these environments switches with the proper regulatory approvals to w...

By Antony Look - almost 9 years ago

New Products Reviewed Fall 2010

In this report, we aggregate all our new products reviews for Fall 2010 announcments. Products Reviewed The following new products are reviewed. Links are provided both to the company's website and to our PRO member review. ACTi 4MP Cameras ...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Testing IR Illuminator Performance 2010

Low light can cause problems for surveillance cameras. IR illuminators may improve this situation. However, questions remain about the price and performance of IR illuminators. Over the last year, we have examined a variety of issues and approach...

By Benros Emata - almost 9 years ago

Testing MP USB Cameras for Video Surveillance

A frequently cited downside of megapixel cameras is their cost. Even a 'cheap' megapixel network camera is $250 or more (compare that to cheap SD cameras which can be under $100 or analog cameras that can be under $50). Recently, we were scanning...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

Testing Panasonic's Remote Monitoring Network Camera (BL-C210A)

Panasonic is one of the most well known network surveillance camera providers in both the consumer and professional market.  In February 2010, we tested their megapixel/HD camera (WV-NP502). Now, we turn to one of their higher end consumer/residen...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

Testing Cisco-Linksys IP Home Monitoring Camera (WVC80N)

How well can a $120 camera from Cisco work? Is it good (and simple enough) for your home? Does it make sense to integrate with a VMS system? In this report, we examine our test results of the Cisco-Linksys home monitoring camera (WVC80N). Quite a...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

Testing HD PTZ Camera (IndigoVision 11000)

Popular opinion contends that high definition (HD) will eliminate pan tilt zoom cameras (PTZs). However, what then, is the value of combining the two and providing HD PTZ cameras? In this test, we examine a PTZ with HD resolution (IV11500) from I...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

New Video Surveillance Products Spring 2010

The following report provides a directory and analysis of new video surveillance products announced in 2010. The current version focuses on products being released in March 2010. Additionally, we have added a section on New Video Surveillance Pro...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Selectable Power over Ethernet Classes

As cameras offer more options (storage, analytics, etc.), their power needs will certainly rise. This poses a problem for appropriately measuring and setting up power draw for PoE switches. NetworkWebCams has a good explanation of the benefits of ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Mobotix Camera Installation Tool

Mobotix has announced a new camera installation tool that allows connecting and powering one's laptop and IP camera through this tool, called the NPA-PoE set. The tool requires an external battery or connection to a power outlet. The MSRP is liste...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Axis Enters Thermal Camera Market (Q1910-E)

Axis has entered the thermal camera market with potentially disruptive pricing and positioning. Axis's first thermal offering - the Q1910/-E (indoor and outdoor options available) is an IP camera with an MSRP of $2,999 for the indoor and $3,499 f...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Top 5 Reasons Analog Cameras are Easier to Install than IP

While IP has many advantages over analog, ease of installation is not one of them. IP cameras are far harder to install even if the installer has extensive networking expertise. And for the majority of security technicians with modest IT skills, i...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

MicroPower Ultra-Low Power Wireless/Solar Video Surveillance

MicroPower Technologies is a startup aimed at eliminating power wiring for wireless video surveillance cameras through radical reduction of power consumption for the wireless camera. Their first two planned product offerings include (1) a small fo...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

10 Keys for 'Easy to Use' Video Management Software

In this report, we examine well established usability principles for software, how they are routinely violated and what can be done. Contrary to common suggestions, the answer is not more training, ignoring it because engineers can use it as is or...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

QNAP NVRs Low-Cost IP Video Examined

Network attached storage (NAS) manufacturers are rapidly entering the video surveillance market, offering low cost NVRs with advanced storage management compared to traditional video recorders. Perhaps the most well known of these manufacturers a...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing EzWatch's Analog CCTV Kit

The future may belong to IP but the present is still dominated by analog cameras. In this report, we test one of the least expensive analog CCTV camera kits (EZKIT1/4-OUTDOOR) from online retailer EzWatch Pro. The kit includes a 1 channel capture ...

By Scott Oie - almost 10 years ago

Vue Home IP Video Cameras Examined (Avaak)

Many new products are being introduced for the home IP video market. One that is drawing significant interest is Avaak's Vue. Overview of Avaak's Vue Avaak pitches super simple setup as the Vue requires no cables for power nor communication (wir...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP) Launched

Axis has announced an open application platform for video analytics. This allows customers to run a variety of 3rd party video analytics on Axis cameras. Simultaneously, video analytic manufacturers gain access to Axis' extensive user base. The fi...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Examining Mx2Wire

Mx2Wire enables existing building wiring to support power (PoE) and network transmission of IP cameras (read the Mobotix sales deck and the Mx2Wire manual for details). These units can eliminate the need for pulling new Cat5/6 network cable and p...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

High PoE Report

Axis recently released a new report/power point presentation advocating/describing High power PoE and PoE in general. The one real strange point about the presentation is the remarks about needing an outlet for each camera if you are not using Po...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Power of Marketing for Video Analytics

What's interesting is that when I talk to industry people, BRS Labs now is consistently listed among the top video analytics companies. This has to be their strong marketing efforts over the last year (since it is certainly not independent test re...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

JVC PoE PTZ Camera Overview

JVC PoE PTZ Camera Manufacturer Description: “Power over Ethernet (PoE) IP network pan tilt zoom built into a IP66 water-proof/dust-proof/vandal resistant dome housing. Operating temperatures are -10° to 40° C/0° to 104° F with only PoE. Direct d...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Video Surveillance & CCTV Introduction Video

Getting started with video surveillance? This report covers the basic elements of video surveillance, walking you through each aspect including cameras, recorders, power, cabling and wireless. In addition to the report, we are providing a high qu...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

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