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FLIR IP Cameras Tested vs Hikvision

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Hikvision is well known for being a low cost leader, but our recent Camera Price Comparison Report showed an unexpected challenge from FLIR, one of Dahua's top OEMs, and one of ADI's favorite vendors.  We bought two FLIR models representing the h...

By Ethan Ace - about 3 years ago

Camera Coverage Areas

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How wide and far on an area can a camera cover?  A fundamental metric in analyzing this is pixel density (aka PPF or PPM). Three key factors contribute: Resolution of the camera (e.g., VGA, 720p, 1080p, 4K) Size of the area (e.g., a room, a r...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Video Surveillance Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 60+ point checklist helps end users, integrators and consultants verify that video surveillance installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Camera Physical Setup Camera View Setup Camera Network / Security settings  Cam...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Axis vs Avigilon vs FLIR vs Hikvision vs Samsung Camera Pricing

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The 'race to the bottom' is a big issue, with average prices dropping sharply over the past few years. But who is racing the hardest? And how do manufacturers compare? To find out, we compared cameras from Avigilon, Axis, FLIR, Hikvision, and Sam...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Security Cameras 2016 Review

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In 10 minutes, this note explains the current state of security / surveillance cameras in 2016, reflecting new technology changes and market shifts. This will help you to avoid mistakes based on out of date information. We cover: Resolution - ...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Avigilon HD Multisensor Camera Tested

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Avigilon has released 9MP and 12MP HD Multisensor cameras, adding reposition-able sensors with remote focus and zoom, features not before seen in the expanding multi-imager market. However, with Arecont no longer the only game in town, and Axis (...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Axis Daybreak App Tested

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Many users complain about cameras cutting over from day to night too early or too late. On the one hand, you want to have color as long as possible, presuming it is light out. On the other, if you stay too long in color, the video quality can be m...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

The Siliconization of Surveillance Cameras

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This is an insightful observation from Vicon's CEO Eric Fullerton: “Over the past couple of years, we have seen the functionality of complex megapixel cameras become integrated mainly onto chips. Chipset providers, such as Ambarella and Hisilicon...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Sony 20MP / 4K Camera Tested

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For 18 month, Sony has been hyping 4K cameras, a year before they even announced a 4K network camera. Now, amidst intense competition and price pressure, Sony has released their long awaited 20MP / 4K camera, the SNC-VM772R. We tested the Sony 20...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Dahua Starlight 1/2" Camera Tested

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In super low light, an area that the West has long dominated, can the Chinese manufacturers beat their Western rivals? Dahua has a new 'Starlight' offering, featuring a 1/2" imager, priced ~$300 online.  We bought one, the Dahua Starlight IPC-HF...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Samsung Covert WDR Camera Tested

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IPVM member Steve Beck asked us in IPVM chat to test the Samsung covert WDR camera (the SNB-6011) so we did it. Covert cameras are often used in ATM applications, locations with demanding dynamic range needs. However, as we saw in our Axis MP Pin...

By Derek Ward - over 3 years ago

The 4MP Shootout - Dahua vs Hikvision

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4MP cameras are an important emerging trend in video surveillance, aiming to replace 1080p. This is being driven by new sensors from OmniVision that deliver almost twice the pixel count of 1080p at the same 16:9 aspect ratio. These sensors also i...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Hikvision Darkfighter 1/2" Imager Camera Tested

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Can Hikvision beat Axis and Samsung in pure low light? The Chinese mega-manufacturer has made a name for itself as a low-cost leader, popularizing $100 HD cameras with integrated IR. However, most do not consider Hikvision to be in the same leag...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Axis WDR Zipstream Low-Cost M1125 Tested

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Axis has been busy promoting speciality devices like IP horns and video intercoms. However, they have quietly released a new series of low-cost HD cameras with true WDR and Zipstream support, specifically the 720p M1124 and the 1080p M1125. We b...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Panasonic 4K / 12MP Camera Tested

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We bought the new Panasonic 4K / 12MP WV-SFV781L dome camera and tested it against the:  Axis P1428E Bosch NBN-80122 Dahua IPC-HFW4800E In this in-depth report, we tested: FoV widths up to 135' to determine how the 4K cameras would comp...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

$100 True WDR Camera Tested (FLIR CVI)

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True WDR has traditionally been quite expensive. And HD analog has so far been mostly low-end models. Now, FLIR has released a ~$100 1080p CVI camera with true WDR and integrated smart IR. We bought the FLIR C233BD to see how it performs agains...

By Derek Ward - almost 4 years ago

ADI's W Box Camera / NVR Gen 1 (Hikvision) Tested

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ADI moves hundreds of millions of dollars worth video surveillance equipment each year. And now, they are disrupting the channel, cutting out manufacturers. We bought an IP camera and NVR from ADI's new W Box line to learn more. The products are...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

Avigilon HD Micro Dome Test

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The Avigilon HD Micro Dome is, by far, the company's lowest cost camera line. Now, it is still significantly more expensive than many fixed focal MP cameras (e.g., Hikvision and Dahua), but the Micro Dome line is almost 50% less than Avigilon's n...

By Derek Ward - almost 4 years ago

New: Axis Video Intercom

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A suicide resistant camera, an IP horn and now a video intercom. Axis might be getting pushed out of the low end of the market, but they are building out high-end speciality niches. In this note, we examine the new Axis video intercom, the A8004...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Samsung Wisenet Lite Cameras Tested

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Far lower-cost MP cameras are a major trend now. So far, the 'Chinese' have been leading the way here. Samsung's Wisenet III series hit the market offering performance similar to more expensive high-end models at much lower prices. Now, Samsung ...

By Derek Ward - about 4 years ago

WDR Camera Shootout 2015

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This is the most comprehensive Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) IP camera shootout ever. We tested 10 of the latest generation multiple-exposure true WDR cameras, including: Arecont Vision AV3116DNv1 Avigilon 3.0W-H3-B2 Axis Q1615 Bosch NBN-932V H...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Uniview Starlight Camera Tested

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The company claims $263 million in 2013 revenue and to be the third largest Chinese surveillance manufacturer (after Hikvision and Dahua). Despite being owned by American investment firm Bain Capital and spending hundreds of thousands on an ISC W...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Samsung WiseNet Lite Challenges Hikvision Low Cost

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It has been the 'Chinese' pushing down IP cameras at a feverish pace. Now, Samsung is joining. In this note, we review the features and pricing of Samsung's new Wisenet Lite series versus Samsung's WiseNet III offerings as well as Axis and Hikvi...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Sony Launches 4K With 20MP Mode

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After a year of talking about 4K, Sony is now announcing its first 4K surveillance camera. In this note, we break down the 3 most interesting features and contrast how it will match up with 4K offerings from Axis, Bosch and other rivals.

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

4K Panoramic Panasonic Tested

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Panasonic has released their first 4K cameras, and surprisingly, they are panoramic, which they tout include high sensitivity 1/2" image sensors, true WDR, auto back focus, and other features not common in competitive cameras. But will the combin...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

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