828 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.

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 - 6 days 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 - 7 days 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 - 14 days 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 - 20 days 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 - 29 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 months ago

Integrated IR Camera Shootout 2020 - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Panasonic, Uniview, Vivotek

The best and worst cameras tested in this IPVM shootout showed major differences in quality and performance. While many view IR as being a commo...

By Ethan Ace and Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Breaking Into A Facility Using Canned Air Tested

Access control is supposed to make doors more secure, but a $5 can of compressed air may defeat it. With no special training, intruders can unlo...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Camera Analytics Shootout 2020 - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek

Analytics are hot again, thanks to a slew of AI-powered cameras, but whose analytics really work? And how do these new smart cameras compare to top...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Halo Smart Vape Detector Tested

The Halo Smart Sensor claims to detect vaping, including popular brand Juul and even THC vapes. But how well does it work in real world application...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Wyze Smart Door Lock Test

Wyze's inexpensive cameras have grabbed the attention of many in the consumer market, but can the company's new smart lock get similar attention? ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Bosch / Milestone Forensic Search Tested

Bosch's Forensic Search Milestone plugin integrates Bosch IVA and EVA analytics search in Milestone XProtect, claiming to "gain complete control on...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Uniview Color Low Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu

Hikvision has been marketing ColorVu aggressively. Now, Hikvision domestic rival Uniview (UNV) is offering aggressive pricing for their new rival w...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

BriefCam Video Analytics Tested

BriefCam, acquired by Canon in 2018, is one of the most commonly used video analytics offerings in the West. But how well does it work? We teste...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Avigilon Facial Recognition 'Appearance Alerts' Tested

Avigilon has released 'Appearance Alerts' in ACC 7.4, which adds real-time facial recognition. To see how this performed, we tested them with ou...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Axis Next Gen P32 Camera Tested (P3245-LVE)

Axis has released the next generation of their widely used P32 camera series, now with their current ARTPEC-7 chip, claiming their imaging features...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Hikvision DS 2nd Gen Intercom Tested

With its newest IP intercom, Hikvision proclaims users can 'get full control over an entrance' regardless of where it is installed, home or office ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Honeywell 30 Series Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

Honeywell has infamously OEMed Dahua and Hikvision for years, but now they have introduced an NDAA-compliant line, the 30 Series, claiming "lower c...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

IP Camera Browser Support: Who's Broken / Who Works

For many years, IP cameras depended on ActiveX control, whose security flaws have been known for more than a decade. The good news is that this is...

By Ethan Ace and John Scanlan - 4 months ago

IP Camera Installability Shootout 2019 - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek

What are the best and worst cameras to install? Which manufacturers make it the hardest or easiest to install their cameras? We tested 35 total ...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

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