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Hikvision H.265+ Bullet Tested (2035)

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Continuing our tests of Hikvision's new low cost Value Plus line, we bought and tested the 3MP DS-2CD2035FWD-I, now including H.265+. We shot the camera versus competitive models from Axis (M2025) and Hanwha (Wisenet Q) as well as Hikvision's pas...

By John Scanlan - 3 days ago

Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E)

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Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We bought and tested Axis' compact door station, the A8105-E, checking: Audio quality Echo cancellation Noise reducti...

By IPVM Team - 8 days ago

Avigilon Announces New Lowest Cost Camera (Mini Domes)

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Avigilon's first Micro Dome (see IPVM's test) is now 4 years old. Since that time, low-cost fixed focal Chinese manufacturer dome usage has increasing significantly industry wide. Now Avigilon has released preliminary details on the Micro Dome's...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Samsung SmartCam A1 Totally Wireless System

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Hanwha is keeping the Samsung brand alive in consumer cameras with the SmartCam A1, a new offering combining an autotracking 1080p camera with base station and totally wireless, battery operated cameras. We bought and tested the A1 to see how it ...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months ago

IP Camera - 15 Year Shootout

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How far have IP cameras come? We bought and tested 4 cameras across the past 15 years to understand how much and where performance has improved. For consistency across the long time frame, we bought these 4 Axis cameras: Axis 2100: ~2002, ...

By Ethan Ace - 2 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 - 3 months ago

Axis Lowest Cost Outdoor IR Camera M2025-LE Tested

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Axis has lagged offering low cost IR cameras while their Asian competitors have made IR standard even in their most entry level cameras. Recently, Axis has added the M2025-LVE, a 1080p outdoor, integrated IR camera that sells online for $300 or l...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Hanwha Lowest Cost WiseNet X Camera (XND-6010) Tested

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IPVM bought and tested the lowest-cost WiseNet X model, the indoor 2MP fixed focal XND-6010 dome, continuing our testing of Hanwha's new WiseNet X line. We shot out the 6010 against competitive low-cost fixed focal models from Axis and Hikvision ...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Pelco Surevision 3 Tested

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Pelco has released generation 3 of its Surevision cameras, claiming improved performance in both super low light and WDR performance. We bought and tested the 1080p Pelco IME229 against competitive models from Axis, Hikvision, Hanwha, and Panason...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet X Tested

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Hanwha has released their latest generation, the Wisenet X series, powered by their new Wisenet 5 processor. This new series claims improvements to low light, WDR, compression/bitrates, and image stabilization. To see how the X series performs, w...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested

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"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that Uniview is owned by Bain Capital, the American investment firm. In the past few years, Uniview, has...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Arecont Vision MicroDome Duo Tested

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Arecont Vision is back with another multi-head camera, this time thinking smaller with the MicroDome Duo, a two-imager model, with the tagline "Look both ways for hallway surveillance", a form factor rarely seen in surveillance. However, given ...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Panasonic Extreme H.265 Cameras Tested

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Panasonic has released their latest generation, the i-Pro Extreme series, with enhanced compression (smart H.265) enhanced WDR and secure communication. We tested their Extreme series vandal dome, the WV-S2531L against their previous generation S...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

WDR Shootout 2017: Low vs High Cost Cameras

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Multi-exposure WDR was once only available in expensive cameras but in the past few years, this capability has become available even in sub $200 cameras. But is the multi-exposure WDR in low cost cameras just as good as more expensive ones or is ...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Goodbye Samsung, Hello Wisenet X

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Samsung is gone but Hanwha is back. Their latest generation Wisenet X, touts a slew of new high end features including H.265, WiseStream II, gyroscopic stabilization, audio analytics, and more. See their marketing video: Inside, we take a look...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Surveillance Cameras 2017 Review

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This report concisely explains the developments and most common options for surveillance cameras offered in 2017, including resolution, H.265, HD analog, image quality, video analytics and cost. Compared to surveillance camera developments in 201...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Calculating Video Surveillance Storage / Bandwidth

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Calculating surveillance bandwidth is complex, and inexperienced users can easily underestimate bandwidth, leading to reduced storage durations and/or overloaded networks. The most common way technicians estimate storage is to use manufacturer or...

By IPVM Team - 7 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 - 7 months ago

WDR Tutorial 2017

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Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any manufacturer can claim WDR, and many do even if actual performance is weak, causing confusion for eve...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

HD Analog vs IP Guide 2017

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For years, HD resolution was IP camera's greatest advantage. However, starting in 2013, analog cameras with HD resolution started shipping and, now, just a few years later, HD analog has become a significant force in the video surveillance indust...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Video Surveillance Bandwidth Guide 2017

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Bandwidth is one of the most fundamental, complex and overlooked aspects of video surveillance. Many simply assume it is a linear function of resolution and frame rate. Not only is that wrong, it misses a number of other critical elements and fai...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Resolution Tutorial

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Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use in surveillance is far from it. In this tutorial, we will explain 5 critical elements: What resol...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Longse vs Dahua and Hikvision Tested

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For many, even $100 cameras are too expensive. That is where spam king Longse comes in with their relentless offer of ~$20 cameras. In our past tests, Longse was no match for Hikvision or Dahua, with numerous quality flaws. But with cameras advan...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Dahua 4MP HD Analog Tested

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A few years ago, analog was SD only. In the past few years, HD analog, up to 1080p, has become commonplace. Now, HD analog is doubling its max resolution to 4MP. We bought and tested two of Dahua's new 4MP CVI 3.0 cameras, the A43AG23 turret/ey...

By Ethan Ace - 9 months ago

Samsung Wisenet Q 4MP Tested

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The 4MP trend continues, now with Hanwha Techwin / Samsung in their latest Wisenet Q series. We bought one of these models, the QNV-7080R, to see how it stacks up against 4MP competitors from Axis and Hikvision in full light, low light (below), W...

By Ethan Ace - 9 months ago

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