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Panasonic WV-SP509 Camera Test

The world's best all around HD camera - that's what the new Panasonic WV-SP509 was declared at the Milestone shootout. But is it really? That's the goal of this test. We took the Panasonic WV-SV509, testing it against Bosch and Sony's Full HD...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Winners Losers Spring 2012

Now that the dust has settled from the product announcements of the last month, we can better understand the impact on the overall video surveillance market. Trends Here's the biggest three trends we see out of nearly 50 new product...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Beautiful - the New Surveillance 'Standard'

Crappy video quality is expected with surveillance. Grainy, fuzzy, pixilated, blurred images are the norm. In the UK, the common refrain is even that "80% of CCTV is not fit for purpose." Megapixel adoption, over the last few years, deliveres...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Best New Product Awards Investigated

The ISC best new product awards use a secretive process that lacks transparency, making it impossible to understand the rationale, fairness or accuracy of the awards. Equally troubling, SIA, the organization behind this program, chose a Pixim...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

TKH Siqura BC620WDR Reviewed

The highest award for any camera [link no longer available] was given to the new BC620WDR camera from Siqura at the ISC West 2012 show. In this note, we examine what makes this camera special and its potential application. Overview While the...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Arecont WDR Cameras Examined

Arecont Vision has once again set new low price levels, this time with the announcement of wide dynamic range additions to their MegaVideo Compact line. These cameras claim wide dynamic performance at prices well below mainstream competitors. In...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Avigilon H3 Series Reviewed

Improved low light and WDR performance are two of the year's biggest megapixel camera trends. Avigilon's H3 series [link no longer available] continues this trend with the company's new 'platform' supporting H.264 3MP and 5MP cameras. In this...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

FBI CCTV Recommendations

The United States FBI provides a CCTV Best Practices guide in a unique form of a TV show episode. In this post, we review the FBI's recommendations, providing feedback and commentary on what is realistic and what can best be done to improve...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Axis Q1604 Shootout Results

In the past year, Axis has advocated improved image quality versus more 'megapixels'. The two cameras most central to that are the Q1602 Lightfinder camera and the Q1604 WDR camera. In this report, we share test results of the Q1604. Areas...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing Pelco's Surevision Cameras

Undoutedbly, Pelco was a leader in analog CCTV. Years ago, integrators would have likely choosen Pelco as the most respected company in the industy. Yet times have changed. In the last decade, with a sharply shifting industry and a company in...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Bosch Dinion Camera Testing

In this report, we test Bosch's Dinion IP cameras against leading cameras from Axis, Pelco and Sony. Our goal in this test was to understand (1) how Bosch's cameras compared to one another and (2) more importantly how they matched up against...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Problems with CCTV Footage of LA Arsonist

Here's an interesting example of problems with real world surveillance footage. Recently, Los Angeles was hit by an arsonist who lit dozens of cars on fire around the city. Needless to say, this created a panic around the area as people feared...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

MP vs SD Cameras

With the surveillance industry shifting to IP cameras, important decisions still remain. Perhaps the most important is whether to use Standard Definition IP cameras or Megapixel IP cameras (such as 720p, 1080p HD, 3MP, 5MP, etc.). In the consumer...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Directory of Camera Shootout Series

The following directory lists all of our camera shootouts. These shootouts pit 4 - 8 different surveillance cameras in simultaneous tests on real world surveillance scenarios. The results reveal crucial limitations and debunk significant marketing...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Top 12 Reports for 2011

Here are our top 12 reports for 2011, starting with the state of the surveillance industry: 2012 Video Surveillance Guide - Key trends reviewed and in depth guide Buyer's Guide to Video Surveillance - What products to buy and why Winners and...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Axis Q1602 Lightfinder Test

Axis says its new Q1602 camera with 'Lightfinder' technology is a 'revolutionary improvement' for video surveillance cameras. It is a very bold claim. Until now, the only thing available has been Axis produced demos so we bought an Axis Q1602 and...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IP Camera Buyer's Guide 2011

WARNING: This report is out of date and only left for historical purposes. See the 2014 IP Camera's Buyer Guide. Before picking a specific camera or manufacturer, you should consider a few fundamental issues. The key ones we review...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2011

Now that the dust has settled from the new announcements of the last month, we can better understand the impact on the overall video surveillance market.Activity was fairly low and unimpressive. This is, by far, the worst recent turnout (compare...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

New Surveillance Products Directory Fall 2011

This report provides a summary of key announcements and news being made related to or around the ASIS 2011 show.For each product or change, where applicable, we provide a link to the manufacturer's announcement on their site and then a link to our...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Pelco Sarix SureVision Examined

In this note, we examine Pelco's announcement of SureVision [link no longer available] - examining how the feature set compares to existing Pelco Sarix cameras and how it will compete with major competitors such as Axis, Bosch and...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Axis Q1604 WDR Camera Reviewed

In September 2011, Axis announced a new HD camera, the Q1604, optimized for Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance. This camera joins the low light optimized Q1602 in an emerging premium series for Axis. This note examines the key features, pricing...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

How to Specify a Preferred IP Camera

Often users will find a camera that they trust and will prefer to get that camera rather than risk an RFP respondent low bidding a 'junk' camera and screwing the end user over. This issue was raised in our WDR megapixel shootout where one vendor's...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

WDR Megapixel Camera Shootout

Dealing with direct sunlight is one of video surveillance's toughest problems. Avoiding the sun is frequently impossible. Making things worse, when a scene has direct sunlight creating both dark and bright areas, image quality can suffer...

By Antony Look - almost 10 years ago

Testing Avigilon's H.264 HD Camera

Avigilon is one of the better known and respected recent entrants in the video surveillance market. While they have received significant praise for their quality and usability, historically they had two important constraints: The company's...

By Benros Emata - about 10 years ago

Axis vs. Sony HD Shootout

When deciding on camera selection, one of the toughest decisions is determining which camera has better image quality. You can try to guess based on certain image features but it is an inexact science as 'good' marketing can cause confusion. You...

By Benros Emata - about 10 years ago

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