779 Tests

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FLIR Saros Visible / Thermal Analytic Camera Tested

FLIR's Saros claims "accurate, actionable alerts" with a combination of 1080p visible and dual thermal sensors along with IR and white light illumi...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Axis Live Privacy Shield Analytics Tested

Privacy is becoming a bigger factor in video surveillance, driven both by increased public awareness and by GDPR. Now, Axis has released Live Priv...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Hikvision ColorVu Camera Tested

Hikvision says their new ColorVu line captures "vivid chromatic images in darkness", with unconventional white light illuminations whereas most cam...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

HID Mobile Tested

HID Global is one of the largest access brands, but their mobile access has had challenges. Indeed, the company has already restructured their mobi...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Exacq Remote Cloud Access Tested

Remote cloud access has been missing from most VMSes (including Exacq and Milestone). Now, Exacq, after releasing Cloud Drive Storage earlier in 20...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Repositionable Multi-Imager Camera Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Panasonic, Vivotek

Repositionable multi-imager cameras are one of the fastest growing segments in video surveillance, with a slew of new offerings being recently rele...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Farpointe Data Conekt Mobile Access Reader Tested

California based Farpointe Data has been a significant OEM supplier of conventional access readers for years to companies including DMP, RS2, DSX, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Avigilon 32MP and 12MP H4 Multisensor Cameras Tested

Avigilon has released their H4 Multi-Sensor line of cameras claiming "broad scene coverage and high image detail" We bought and tested the Avigi...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Hikvision DeepinMind 2019 Test

In 2018, Hikvision's DeepinMind AI NVR performed terribly, recognizing vehicles, animals, and other objects as humans, misclassifying demographics,...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

IndigoVision Control Center VMS Tested

IPVM's last test of IndigoVision's VMS was in 2010, which found enterprise VMS features and a simple client interface. but no 3rd party camera supp...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Vivotek 20MP Multi-Imager Tested

Vivotek has released their latest repositionable multi-imager camera, the MA9321-EHTV, a 20 MP model claiming "Supreme Night Visibility", "Optimal ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Verkada Video Quality Problems Tested

Verkada suffers from numerous video quality problems, not found in commercial IP cameras, new IPVM testing of Verkada vs Axis and Hikvision shows. ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Axis ~$150 Outdoor Camera Tested

Axis has released the latest in their Companion camera line, the outdoor Companion Dome Mini LE, a 1080p integrated IR model aiming to compete with...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Facial Recognition Systems Fail Simple Liveness Detection Test

Facial recognition is being widely promoted as a solution to physical access control but we were able to simply spoof 3 systems because they had no...

By Brian Rhodes and Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Panasonic 32MP Multi Imager Camera Tested (WV-X8570N)

Panasonic has released their first multi imager models including the 32MP (4x4K) WV-X8570N, claiming "Extreme image quality for evidence capturing ...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Milestone XProtect 2019 R1 Tested

For the past few years, Milestone has released quarterly software updates XProtect VMS platform. What is new and how much impact do the updates hav...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Proxy Access Control Tested

Silicon Valley Access Startup Proxy raised $13.6 Million in May 2019, focusing on mobile physical access control. Beyond the fund raising, Proxy...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Hikvision DeepinView Camera Analytics Tested

Hikvision is expanding its 'deep learning' offerings with a new camera series called 'DeepinView' claiming false alarm reduction and improved accur...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Dahua ePoE Long Distance UTP / Coax Tested

Dahua's Enhanced PoE (ePoE) line is claiming extended video and power transmission over 600m without repeaters, with devices interchangeable via UT...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Verkada Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested

Verkada is arguably the most ambitious video surveillance startup in many years. The company is developing their own cameras, their own VMS, their ...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Camera Configuration Manager Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision

Which camera manufacturer has the best management tool? We tested 6 manufacturers - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision to find out. ...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

The HIVIDEO $31 Face Detection DVR Tested

Face detection in a $31 DVR? That is what "HIVIDEO" (not to be confused with Hikvision, even if the company intends to do that) was promoting at IS...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Locking Down Network Connections Guide

Accidents and inside attacks are risks when network connections are not locked down. Security and video surveillance systems should be protected ag...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Speco Ultra Intensifier Tested

While ISC West 2019 named Speco's Ultra Intensifier the best new "Video Surveillance Cameras IP", IPVM testing shows the camera suffers from signif...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Dahua Repositionable IR Multi-Imager Camera Tested

Dahua has released their first repositionable multi-imager camera, the Multi-Flex 4x2MP, claiming integrated IR, true WDR, and flexible positioning...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

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