926 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.

ADI Secretly Relabels Dahua

ADI has started to secretly relabel Dahua with Huawei chips inside, IPVM has verified. Watch the 90-second video below to learn more:

By John Honovich, Gurami Jamaspishvili, and Derek Ward - 4 days ago

Axis "Motion Adaptive Exposure" Tested

Axis claims their Motion Adaptive Exposure provides "excellent image quality in high-motion scenes" by automatically adjusting for fast-moving...

By Derek Ward - 13 days ago

Amazon Ring Access Controller Pro Problems Tested

Amazon is seemingly expanding everywhere and this includes electronic access control, with its Ring Access Controller Pro that 'enables smart...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

Quanergy AI LIDAR Tested

Quanergy has raised over $130M USD and is a well-known LIDAR provider. Now, they are moving into surveillance with AI LIDAR. But how well does it...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 17 days ago

Kantech EntraPass Tested

Advanced feature access control systems are typically restricted to dealers only. However, Tyco Kantech EntraPass access management system touts...

By Brian Rhodes - 18 days ago

Hack Your Access Control With This $30 HID 125kHz Card Copier

Many access control systems that allow 125kHz cards can be easily hacked by a cheap $30 card copier. We overview this risk in the video...

By Brian Rhodes - 26 days ago

Fever Inspect Tested

US Startup Fever Inspect has released a Made-in-the-USA device with atypical integrated blackbodies, eliminating the need for a separate blackbody...

By Derek Ward - about 1 month ago

Avigilon Appearance Search 7.12 Tested

IPVM tested Avigilon Appearance Alerts Version 7.4 in December 2019, noting it lacked key features included in competitors Anyvision and Briefcam....

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

Kantech KT-1 PoE+ Controller Test

Tyco-owned Kantech is commonly cited as an integrator favorite access offering, ranking higher than sister access offering Software House. The...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

IP Camera People Counting Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision

People counting has become more common in IP cameras, with many manufacturers now offering it. But how well does it work? We tested people...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

Bosch MIC Inteox 7100i Cameras Tested

Bosch has released their first S&ST-enabled camera, the MIC Inteox 7100i, calling it "The first fully open camera platform." We tested the...

By Derek Ward - about 2 months ago

Camera Analytics Shootout 2021 - Ava, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Lilin, Meraki, Mobotix, Rhombus, Uniview, Verkada and Vivotek

AI is improving analytics, but which cameras are the best and worst? In this report, we compare and contrast 30 different camera analytics from...

By Ethan Ace, Rob Kilpatrick, and Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Feenics Hosted Access Control Tested

Hosted access control has gained significantly in the past 5 years since IPVM first tested Feenics. How much has Feenics improved and how well do...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Dahua Seatbelt And Phone Analytics Tested

Detecting people not wearing seatbelts or talking on the phone are 2 areas that have been marketed as being advanced uses of video analytics. Now,...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

Axis 20MP Multi Imager Tested (Q6100-E)

Axis' new generation 360° multi-imager Q6010-E claims "total situational awareness" with 20MP resolution, directional audio analytics, and...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Provision-ISR IP Cameras Tested

Provision-ISR bills itself as an Israeli alternative and positions its new 'case designs' as a differentiating feature. But how good is it and is...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

AVA VMS And Video Analytics Tested

VSaaS startup Ava says they offer "simpler video security and powerful intelligence for everyone", but how well does the platform work? We...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Avigilon 61MP H5 Pro Camera Tested

Avigilon's 61MP H5 Pro camera more than doubles their previous highest resolution camera. But how does this super high resolution model perform in...

By Derek Ward - 3 months ago

Axis AI-Based Object Analytics Tested

Axis has finally released deep learning analytics in their Q1615 Mk III with Axis Object Analytics, but does it live up to their claims of "smarter...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Meraki Object Detection Analytics Tested

Cisco Meraki's cloud analytics performed poorly in our 2019 testing. But now, they are claiming increased accuracy through machine...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Ava Cameras Tested

Ava has released their new direct-to-cloud IP cameras competing with Verkada in the growing cloud connected camera space. But how well do these new...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Tyco Cloudvue VMS and Cameras Tested

Cloudvue is touting "Never Buy Another New Camera", offering hardware along with their cloud VMS for one annual subscription. We tested...

By Sean Patton and Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Hikvision Motion Detection 2.0 Tested

Hikvision has released Motion Detection 2.0 claiming it "supports detection of real security threats faster", embedding their AcuSense technology...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Verkada Access Reader Tested (AD31)

Verkada is expanding into access control. We tested Verkada's controller and system software a few months ago. Now, Verkada has its first reader...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Flock Safety LPR Tested

LPR startup Flock has raised over $80 million, claiming their license plate readers "stop crime", but how well do they work in the real...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

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