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New Axis M30 Cameras Tested

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Axis has released a new generation of, for them, relatively low cost M30 series cameras, claiming to deliver "sharp video quality even in poor light". We bought and tested the new 1080p M3065-V and 4MP M3066-V, to compare to their last generati...

By Derek Ward - 13 days ago

TVT / InVid Facial Recognition Tested

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Facial recognition is frequently sold for thousands of dollars per channel but some China manufacturers are offering full facial recognition systems for under a thousand dollars. But how well do such low-cost facial recognition systems work? W...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 14 days ago

TVT / InVid White Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu

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With mega China manufacturers Dahua and Hikvision facing both bans and human rights abuse sanctions, many budget buyers are turning to smaller China manufacturers such as TVT. But how well do TVT cameras work vs. Hikvision? We bought and tested...

By Derek Ward - 21 days ago

Mobotix 7 Line Camera Tested

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Mobotix is attempting a turn-around, struggling for years, then releasing the OEMed Move line, Mobotix is aiming for its new 7th generation line to stand out. We purchased an M73, along with Mobotix's recommended optical and IR Illumination mod...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 27 days ago

Camera Resolution Usage Statistics 2020

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The average resolution used, for new cameras, is now 4MP, according to new IPVM statistics, continuing the rise that we have mapped from 2014, 2016, and 2018. In this report, we examine responses from 200+ integrators, examining their reasons f...

By IPVM Team - 27 days ago

Dahua Smart Motion Detection Camera Tested

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Dahua has introduced Smart Motion Detection, AI-based VMD, claiming to use an advanced algorithm to differentiate human and vehicular shapes within a scene and send alarms only when a person or vehicle is detected. We bought and tested one of t...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

Video Surveillance Cameras 101

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Cameras come in many shapes, sizes and specifications. This 101 examines the basics of cameras and features used in 2020. In this report, we review the basics of cameras, including: Core components of cameras Analog vs. IP cameras Common c...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

IronYun AI Analytics Tested

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Taiwan / US startup IronYun has raised tens of millions for its "mission to be the leading Artificial Intelligence, big data video software as a service (VSaaS) solutions provider." But how good is the product itself? We tested the product for ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet X Plus PTRZ Tested

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Hanwha has released their PTRZ camera, the Wisenet X Plus XNV-6081Z, claiming the "modular design allows for easy installation". We bought and tested the Hanwha XNV-6081Z to see how it performs, examining: How does installability compare to ...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance

This directory provides definitions and explanations for over 70 common video surveillance industry terms, including links to related IPVM tutorials and guides. This directory will be continuously updated. If there is a term you want to be incl...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Last Chance - Camera Course Winter 2020

This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Lots of manufacturer training exists but none of it teaches the underlying technologies and tradeoffs of current camera technology includ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Uniview Color Low Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu

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Hikvision has been marketing ColorVu aggressively. Now, Hikvision domestic rival Uniview (UNV) is offering aggressive pricing for their new rival white light LED camera. We bought and tested Uniview's super low-cost white light illuminator mode...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

2020 Video Surveillance Cameras State Of The Market

Each year, IPVM explains the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This is the 5th year we are doing this, compare to: 2019 Video Surveillance Cameras State of the Mark...

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich - 3 months ago

Axis Next Gen P32 Camera Tested (P3245-LVE)

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Axis has released the next generation of their widely used P32 camera series, now with their current ARTPEC-7 chip, claiming their imaging features: Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic WDR, and OptimizedIR. We bought and tested the P3245-LVE against the ...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Honeywell 30 Series Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

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Honeywell has infamously OEMed Dahua and Hikvision for years, but now they have introduced an NDAA-compliant line, the 30 Series, claiming "lower cost of ownership and reduced risk for end users." To see how this new series compares to low cost...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Bosch Budget 3000i Cameras Tested

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Bosch has long had a hole in its lineup for, as it describes, "competitively-priced cameras". Now, Bosch has released its 3000i series cameras offering "Essential Video Analytics" in a lower-cost line. We bought and tested three 3000i models, t...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

AVTech ~$70 IP Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

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Taiwanese manufacturer Avtech is taking direct aim at low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision with ~$70 starlight and white light illuminator models. There is a lot of interest in alternatives to Dahua and Hikvision due to the US ban and sanctions...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Budget Covert Cameras Tested

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Covert cameras under $100 are widely available online but are they any good? To see how these models really work in the real world, we bought and tested some of the most commonly bought hidden cameras on Amazon, including: WiFi photo frame ...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Axis "Best Of The Best" 4K Camera Tested (Q1798-LE)

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Axis has released their "best of the best" Q1798-LE bullet camera, touting "4K without compromise" with a large Micro 4/3" image sensor, custom made Canon zoom lens, Lightfinder 2.0, and using only "the same bandwidth and storage as regular 1080p ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Hikvision Dual Lens Face Recognition Camera Tested

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Hikvision's Dual Lens Facial Recognition camera, claims that it "adopts advanced deep learning algorithm and powerful GPU to realize instant face detection, capture, and comparison to accomplish face recognition and related alarm triggering." W...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Rhombus Cameras, VMS and Analytics Tested

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Rhombus boasts they have created "the new standard in Enterprise, cloud-managed video security" and told IPVM in January 2019 they offer twice the features of Verkada at half of the price. We purchased 2 R2 Rhombus cameras and Enterprise licens...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Sean Patton - 5 months ago

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 - 6 months ago

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