802 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.

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

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 mad...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 17 hours ago

Avigilon H4 Intercom Tested

Avigilon is well-known for video surveillance and access, but how well does the company's intercom work? We purchased and tested Avigilon's H4 Vid...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 days ago

Hikvision Dual Lens Face Recognition Camera Tested

Hikvision's Dual Lens Facial Recognition camera, claims that it "adopts advanced deep learning algorithm and powerful GPU to realize instant face d...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 days ago

Hidden Camera Detectors Tested

Hidden cameras are a growing problem as cameras become smaller, cheaper and easier to access. However, some companies claim to be able to detect th...

By Derek Ward - 4 days ago

Color Low Light Mega Camera Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Panasonic, Speco, Sony, Vivotek

This is the biggest color low light shootout ever, testing 20+ super low light models from 10 manufacturers: Increasingly, each manufacturer off...

By Ethan Ace and Derek Ward - 10 days ago

Rhombus Cameras, VMS and Analytics Tested

Rhombus boasts they have created "the new standard in Enterprise, cloud-managed video security" and told IPVM in January 2019 they offer twice the ...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Sean Patton - 16 days ago

Aiphone Video Intercom Tested (IX Series 2)

Aiphone was one of integrator's favorite intercom manufacturers but how well do their products work? The company's newest offering, the IX Series 2...

By Brian Rhodes - 17 days ago

IP Camera Mount Shootout - Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Vivotek

Which manufacturers offer the best or worst mounts? We bought and tested ~50 IP camera mounts and related components from Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Ha...

By John Scanlan - 18 days ago

Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 Tested

Milestone has had problems over the last few years releasing significant new software. Now, in XProtect 2019 R3, Milestone is touting "one search p...

By Sean Patton - 23 days ago

Avigilon Appearance Search Tested

Avigilon Appearance Search claims that it "sorts through hours of video with ease, to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest acros...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 23 days ago

Illustra Pro Gen3 4K Camera Tested

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 vide...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 30 days ago

Camect "Worlds Smartest Camera Hub" Tested

Camect is a Silicon Valley startup that claims the "Smartest AI Object Detection On The Market", detecting not only people and vehicles, but specif...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

Pelco Sarix Pro3 Camera Tested

Pelco has released their Sarix Professional Series 3 cameras, claiming "more security detail in challenging scenes with excellent low light and wid...

By Derek Ward - about 1 month ago

Axis HD Analog Encoder Tested

Two years after declaring "Everything is IP", Axis has released their first HD analog encoder, the P7304, with support for AHD, CVI, TVI, and SD ca...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Network Optix NxWitness 4.0 Tested

Network Optix released Nx Witness 4.0, proclaiming new features like a deep learning analytics metadata SDK, increased H.265 support, and UX improv...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

HID Fingerprint Reader Tested

HID has released their first access reader to use Lumidigm optical sensors, that touts it 'works with anyone, anytime, anywhere'. We bought and te...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Avigilon H5A Analytic Cameras Tested

Avigilon has released its H5A analytic cameras, claiming to "detect more objects with greater accuracy even in crowded scenes." We tested the 10...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Vivotek 4K S-Series Camera Tested

Vivotek's highest-end S-series camera claims "Supreme Night Visibility", "Smart IR II", "Smart Stream II", "WDR Pro for unparalleled visibility in ...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Consumer IP Camera Analytics / AI Shootout - Arlo, Google / Nest, Amazon / Ring, Hikvision / Ezviz, Wyze Cam, Yi Home

AI analytics are hitting the mainstream in the consumer camera market, with entrants Wyze and Yi Home releasing free people detection on their supe...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Lasers Impact on Surveillance Cameras Tested

Hong Kong protests have brought global attention to video surveillance and the ongoing attempts of protesters to disable or undermine those cameras...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Hikvision Acusense Analytics Tested

Hikvision touts "The Magic Behind It All" in their new Acusense line are 'deep learning algorithms' inside these cameras and recorders. But how wel...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Axis Perimeter Defender Improves, Yet Worse Than Dahua and Wyze

While Axis Perimeter Defender analytics improved from our 2018 testing, the market has improved much faster, with much less expensive offerings fro...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

Uniview Prime Series 4K Camera Tested

Is the new Uniview 'Prime' better than the more expensive existing Uniview 'Pro'? In August, IPVM tested Uniview 4K 'Pro' but members advocated fo...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Vivotek "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine" Analytics Tested

Vivotek has released "a neural network-powered detection engine", named Smart Motion Detection, claiming that "swaying vegetation, vehicles passing...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

Panasonic 4K Camera Tested (WV-S2570L)

Panasonic has released their latest generation 4K dome, the WV-S2570L, claiming "Extreme image quality allows evidence to be captured even under ch...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

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