895 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.

Dahua Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (N44CL52)

4MP use continues to increase, especially in low-cost models, according to integrators in our 2018 Resolution Usage Statistics. We bought Dahua's ...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Hikvision Value Express IP Cameras Tested Poorly

Even lower cost Hikvision products? Their new Value Express line is marketed for applications where "budgets are limited and performance is expect...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years ago

Assa Aperio Wireless Access Reader R100 Tested

Wireless access control is frequently promoted by manufacturers as a way to cut installation costs. Perhaps the biggest proponent of this is mega a...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Synology Surveillance Station VMS Tested

With so many low-cost NVRs and enterprise VMSes, is there any place in the market for NAS-based VMSes? Recently, IPVM bought a Synology NAS for ge...

By Sean Patton - over 2 years ago

Axis First IR PTZ Tested (Q6125-LE)

Axis is very late in releasing IR PTZs. While competitors such as Hikvision and Dahua have offered them for years, Axis has just released their fir...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

2Gig Gun Lock / Motion Detector Tested

Safer guns for families and an opportunity for security dealers to sell more services? That is the aim of Nortek's 2GIG 'Gun Motion Detector' (2GIG...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Cut Milestone Licensing Costs 80% By Using Hikvision and Dahua NVRs (Tested)

Enterprise VMS licensing can be quite expensive, with $200 or more per channel common, meaning a 100 camera system can cost $20,000 in VMS licensin...

By Sean Patton - over 2 years ago

Uniview Intrusion Analytics and VMD Tested

IPVM's IP Camera Analytics Shootout featuring Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision created some ill will with a Uniview distributor who ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500)

Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated I...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Zenitel/ Stentofon Turbine IP Intercom Tested

IPVM has published reports testing an Axis door station and a Hikvision door station (tested). However, those companies are new entrants to this sp...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Panasonic 9MP Panoramic Fisheye Tested (WV-X4571L)

Panasonic has released their latest fisheye camera, the WV-X4571L, with 12MP sensor and 9MP resolution, claiming "extreme image quality" under "cha...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Eagle Eye Networks Cloud VMS Tested

Eagle Eye has become one of the most significant players in the industry in the past few years: Eagle Eye's Owner Acquired Brivo Eagle Eye Ac...

By Sean Patton - over 2 years ago

Uniview Super Low Cost 4MP Tested

Even lower cost than Dahua and Hikvision, China's self-proclaimed 3rd place company, Uniview / UNV, is offering aggressive pricing including for th...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Avigilon "Self-Learning" Analytics And VMD Tested

Avigilon is a popular choice for video analytics, offering "self-learning" analytics built into their cameras as well as appliances. We tested the...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Ladder Lockdown and Ladder Levelizer Tested

Ladders are a daily necessity for surveillance and security installers, but working on an unstable surface can be extremely dangerous. In addition ...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Axis ~$100 Camera Tested

Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Amazon Ring Alarm System Tested

Amazon Ring is going to hurt traditional dealers, and especially ADT, new IPVM test results of Ring's Alarm system underscore. IPVM found that t...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Axis Perimeter Defender Video Analytics Tested

Axis 'high security' video analytics offering is Perimeter Defender, OEMed / developed with Digital Barriers. But how good is Perimeter Defender? ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Digital Watchdog Low Cost 4MP Camera Tested

Based on member 4MP testing requests, we bought and tested Digital Watchdog's low-cost 4MP DWC-MTT4Wi to see how it performs in real world scenes, ...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Panoramic Fisheye Camera Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Oncam And Vivotek

IPVM tested Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Oncam And Vivotek 12MP panoramic fisheye cameras head to head, as shown in the test setup bel...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

OpenEye Apex VMS Tested

OpenEye is a US company, founded nearly 20 years ago. In the past few years, OpenEye has been one of a few VMS providers that have pivoted to being...

By Sean Patton - over 2 years ago

Axis Guard Suite Video Analytics Tested

In 2015, we declared Axis' Guard Suite analytics "weak", with missed detections and false alerts common. But after nearly 3 years and a 2.0 version...

By Rob Kilpatrick - over 2 years ago

Hikvision 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (DS-2CD63C2F-IV)

Hikvision's DS-2CD63C2F-IV is their flagship panoramic camera, with a 12MP imager, 15m integrated IR, smart codec, and more. We tested the 63C2 in ...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Hanwha Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (QNV-7010R)

4MP usage is increasing noticeably, as IPVM 2018 resolution statistics show. And low-cost, fixed focal cameras, are popular for budget application...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

The Benefits of An Access Control Test Door

Security system dealers can benefit from having their own access control test door both for demonstrations and training. Inside, we explain the a...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

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