815 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.

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 - 6 days 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 - 8 days 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 - 13 days 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 - 15 days 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 - 16 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

Bosch Budget 3000i Cameras Tested

Bosch has long had a hole in its lineup for, as it describes, "competitively-priced cameras". Now, Bosch has released its 3000i series cameras offe...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

AVTech ~$70 IP Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

Taiwanese manufacturer Avtech is taking direct aim at low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision with ~$70 starlight and white light illuminator models. ...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Budget Covert Cameras Tested

Covert cameras under $100 are widely available online but are they any good? To see how these models really work in the real world, we bought an...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Wyze AI Analytics Tested - Beats Axis and Hikvision, Now Improved, Now Being Terminated

When we originally tested Wyze's free person detection deep learning analytics in July 2019, they performed well, with few false alarms, but a long...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

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 - 2 months 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 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 'Centralized Search' 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

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