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Illustra Pro Gen3 4K Camera Tested

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Johnson Controls has released the latest generation in their Illustra Pro line, the Pro Mini-Dome Gen 3, a non-OEM model claiming to "optimize video quality while minimizing configuration time." We bought and tested the Illustra Pro Gen 3 4K mo...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 11 months ago

Access Control Door Controllers Guide

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Door controllers are at the center of physical access control systems connecting software, readers, and locks. Despite being buried inside enclosures or hidden inside ceilings, they are a complex component that ties everything else together. ...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Alarm.com Acquires OpenEye

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Alarm.com is targeting commercial expansion and now they have a commercial cloud VMS with the acquisition of OpenEye. In this note, based on speaking with executives at both companies, we examine the pros and cons of the acquisition, how it imp...

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

Axis HD Analog Encoder Tested

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Two years after declaring "Everything is IP", Axis has released their first HD analog encoder, the P7304, with support for AHD, CVI, TVI, and SD cameras, Zipstream H.265, analytics support, and more. We bought and tested the P7304 to see how it...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months ago

Network Optix NxWitness 4.0 Tested

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Network Optix released Nx Witness 4.0, proclaiming new features like a deep learning analytics metadata SDK, increased H.265 support, and UX improvements made the software "stronger and more full-featured than ever before." We tested Network Op...

By Sean Patton - 12 months ago

Crisis At China's Largest VMS Provider, Netposa, Now State-Controlled

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NetPosa, which bills itself as the PRC's largest VMS provider, is in a crisis. The firm is pursuing huge unpaid bills from clients, and its chairman is being sued for over $220 million of unauthorized loans, resulting in banks freezing NetPosa cas...

By Charles Rollet - 12 months ago

Vivotek 4K S-Series Camera Tested

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Vivotek's highest-end S-series camera claims "Supreme Night Visibility", "Smart IR II", "Smart Stream II", "WDR Pro for unparalleled visibility in extremely bright and dark environments" and a "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine". But how ...

By Derek Ward - 12 months ago

RealNetworks SAFR Facial Recognition Profile

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RealNetworks entered the surveillance market by giving away their analytics to schools for free, and is now targeting large commercial users with their live face recognition analytics, SAFR. We spoke with SAFR, to better understand their offeri...

By Sean Patton - almost 1 year ago

Hikvision Acusense Analytics Tested

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Hikvision touts "The Magic Behind It All" in their new Acusense line are 'deep learning algorithms' inside these cameras and recorders. But how well do these new models work? We bought and tested the Hikvision DS-2CD2346G1-I/SL camera and DS-76...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

Axis Perimeter Defender Improves, Yet Worse Than Dahua and Wyze

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While Axis Perimeter Defender analytics improved from our 2018 testing, the market has improved much faster, with much less expensive offerings from Wyze (tested) and Dahua (Analytics+ tested) outperforming the expensive Axis offering. Inside t...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

Vivotek "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine" Analytics Tested

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Vivotek has released "a neural network-powered detection engine", named Smart Motion Detection, claiming that "swaying vegetation, vehicles passing by, or animal activities in the scene will no longer trigger" events. IPVM tested this on Vivote...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

Panasonic 4K Camera Tested (WV-S2570L)

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Panasonic has released their latest generation 4K dome, the WV-S2570L, claiming "Extreme image quality allows evidence to be captured even under challenging conditions." To see how it performs and compare to their 1080p S series camera, we boug...

By Derek Ward - about 1 year ago

Genetec Stratocast VSaaS Tested

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The VSaaS market is rapidly expanding in 2019, with Verkada, Meraki, Eagle Eye, Avigilon and numerous startups growing their market share. When we tested Genetec Stratocast in 2015 there were significant limitations compared to Security Center and...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Scylla AI Video Analytics Company Profile

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Scylla, an AI analytics startup, says they are targeting 1 Billion dollar valuation in 5 years and it "is not rocket science" to detect weapons and threatening behaviors with AI video analytics. We spoke with Scylla to better understand their o...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Uniview Pro 4K Camera Tested (IPC3238ER3-DVZ)

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In our 8MP / 4K Fixed Lens Camera Shootout, Uniview's low end 8MP was firmly in the middle of the pack. Does their higher end Pro Series 4K camera improve on this? We bought and tested the IPC3238ER3-DVZ to see how it performs, examining: H...

By Derek Ward - about 1 year ago

Warning: Windows 7 Update Crashing NVRs

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Windows 7 updates are causing VMS servers to fail to boot. After running the update, impacted systems do not boot as normal, instead display this warning screen: In this note, we examine: Which systems are impacted What is causing the issu...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Anyvision Facial Recognition Tested

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Anyvision is aiming for $1 billion in revenue by 2022, backed by $74 million in funding. But does their performance live up to the hype they have built? We tested Anyvision's Better Tomorrow platform examining: How does it perform in real...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

Dahua 4K Camera Shootout

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Dahua's new Pro Series 4K N85CL5Z claims to "deliver superior images in all lighting and environmental conditions", but how does this compare to their "high end" Ultra Series model (NK8BL7Z)? To find out, we bought and tested both their Ultra S...

By Derek Ward - about 1 year ago

Proactive CCTV "Only Affordable Video Archiving Solution" Profile

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Proactive CCTV is claiming to offer "the only affordable video archiving solution on the market", reducing the storage typically required for H.265 by 89%. Where did Proactive come from? What are they providing, and how affordable is it? We spo...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Milestone "GDPR-ready" Certification Claim Critiqued

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Milestone is touting that its latest XProtect VMS is "GDPR-ready" with a 'European Privacy Seal'. However, our investigation raises significant concerns over the applicability and suitability of this. In this post, we examine Milestone's "GDPR ...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

Axis Door Station A8207-VE Tested

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Axis newest door station, the A8207-VE, claims to deliver "video surveillance, two-way communication, and access control" in a single device. But how well does each of these perform? The video in the unit tested disappointingly bad in low light, ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Avigilon Blue VSaaS Tested

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Avigilon says Blue is a "powerful integrator cloud service platform", easy to set up and configure, quickly scale business, by leveraging cloud connectivity. But as cloud startups grow in number and size, how much better does Blue work, and where ...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Cisco Settles False Claims Act Suit For Video Surveillance Vulnerabilities

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Cisco entered the video surveillance market in 2007 and suffered for many years through a variety of its own errors and arrogance. The conclusion of that embarrassing error may have just now been reached as Cisco has paid an $8.6 million settlemen...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Ionodes Company Profile

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What happened to Ionodes? With seasoned leadership from Jean-Paul Saindon founder of SmartSight and Dr. Michael Gilge, founder of VCS, back in 2007, they launched a Hybrid NVR appliance, supporting Gentec, and their own cameras (since abandoned). ...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Vivotek Trend Micro Cyber Security Camera App Tested

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Vivotek and Trend Micro are claiming five million blocked attacks on IP cameras, with their jointly developed app for Vivotek cameras. This new app integrates Trend Micro's IoT security platform directly into Vivotek cameras and NVRs to block b...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

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