842 Tests

IPVM delivers the world's most comprehensive security and video surveillance tests, featuring video screencasts, quality comparisons, and break downs of strengths and weaknesses.

Hikvision and Uniview Entry Level Thermal Handheld Cameras Tested

While most screening systems cost $10,000 or more, manufacturers such as Hikvision and Uniview have now released handheld models for $1,000 or less...

By Derek Ward - about 17 hours ago

FLIR A Series Temperature Screening Cameras Tested

FLIR is one of the biggest names in thermal and one of the most conservative. While rivals have marketed fever detection, FLIR has stuck to EST (el...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 2 days ago

Dotty "Hot Or Not" Elevated Body Temperature App Tested

What if you could take an existing phone or tablet and transform it into "fever camera"? That is what DottyAR is doing with their strangely named "...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 5 days ago

Seek Scan Thermal Temperature Screening System ReTested

Now that IPVM has tested Dahua, Hikvision, and Sunell, we are returning to Seek, the first blackbody system we tested and retested it with our enha...

By Ethan Ace - 9 days ago

ZKTeco Body Temperature and Mask Detection Reader Tested

While dedicated fever cameras emerged first, now tablet/kiosk fever detectors are ramping up. China's ZKTeco has been aggressively promoting such ...

By Brian Rhodes and Derek Ward - 11 days ago

Hikvision Temperature Screening Tested

Hikvision has ramped up the promotion of its 'temperature screening' system, including their salespeople arguing for no blackbody needed. But how w...

By Ethan Ace - 17 days ago

Sunell Panda Cam Body Temperature Measurement Camera Tested

Sunell is far less well known than its gargantuan domestic competitors Dahua and Hikvision but the company's 'Panda Cam' is going head to head agai...

By Ethan Ace - 23 days ago

Dahua Thermal Temperature Monitoring System Tested

Dahua's thermal temperature monitoring system has gained mass attention as a fever detection solution for organizations around the world, including...

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich - 26 days ago

Tiandy Super Starlight Cameras Tested

Tiandy is taking aim at China competitors Dahua and Hikvision, with a new series of "super starlight" cameras, including white light illumination, ...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - about 1 month ago

30 Million Criminal Face Database Tested (Captis Intelligence)

30 million criminal mugshots are now available for facial recognition searches by subscribing to Captis Intelligence. Plus, this service is in...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Avigilon Open Analytics Tested

After years of effectively closed analytics, Avigilon decided in late 2018 to open up. Now, via ONVIF Profile T, Avigilon analytics are open and in...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Vivotek LPR Camera Tested

Vivotek has historically sold license plate capture cameras but not LPR. Now, they have released their own cameras with embedded LPR. How do they p...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Smartphone Thermal Camera Body Temperature Measurement Tested (FLIR / Seek)

Thermal cameras have exploded in popularity due to coronavirus, but can portable smartphone thermal cameras be used for temperature screening? ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

YCombinator AI Startup Visual One Tested

Startup Visual One, backed by Silicon Valley's powerful Y Combinator, aims to be "Your 24/7 Watchman" with advanced analytics and object recognitio...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

New Axis M30 Cameras Tested

Axis has released a new generation of, for them, relatively low cost M30 series cameras, claiming to deliver "sharp video quality even in poor ligh...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

TVT / InVid Facial Recognition Tested

Facial recognition is frequently sold for thousands of dollars per channel but some China manufacturers are offering full facial recognition system...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

TVT / InVid White Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu

With mega China manufacturers Dahua and Hikvision facing both bans and human rights abuse sanctions, many budget buyers are turning to smaller Chin...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Mobotix 7 Line Camera Tested

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...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Dahua Smart Motion Detection Camera Tested

Dahua has introduced Smart Motion Detection, AI-based VMD, claiming to use an advanced algorithm to differentiate human and vehicular shapes within...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

HLC Camera Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Panasonic, Uniview, Vivotek

Highlight Compensation (HLC) claims to reduce the effects of strong light sources, such as headlights, that can wash out an image. But how does thi...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Masks Cause Major Facial Recognition Problems

Coronavirus is spurring an increase in the use of medical masks, which new IPVM test results show cause major problems for facial recognition syste...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

AI/Smart Camera Tutorial

Cameras with video analytics, sometimes called 'Smart' camera or 'AI' cameras, etc. are one of the most promising growth areas of video surveillanc...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

IronYun AI Analytics Tested

Taiwan / US startup IronYun has raised tens of millions for its "mission to be the leading Artificial Intelligence, big data video software as a se...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet X Plus PTRZ Tested

Hanwha has released their PTRZ camera, the Wisenet X Plus XNV-6081Z, claiming the "modular design allows for easy installation". We bought and t...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Monitoreal "Completely Autonomous" Home AI Tested

Monitoreal claims to allow users to "see the things you want (people, vehicles, animals) and ignore the things you don’t”, using AI to distinguish ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

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