821 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.

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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 months ago

Illustra Pro Gen3 4K Camera Tested

Johnson Controls has released the latest generation in their Illustra Pro line, the Pro Mini-Dome Gen 3, a non-OEM model claiming to "optimize vide...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Camect "Worlds Smartest Camera Hub" Tested

Camect is a Silicon Valley startup that claims the "Smartest AI Object Detection On The Market", detecting not only people and vehicles, but specif...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Pelco Sarix Pro3 Camera Tested

Pelco has released their Sarix Professional Series 3 cameras, claiming "more security detail in challenging scenes with excellent low light and wid...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Axis HD Analog Encoder Tested

Two years after declaring "Everything is IP", Axis has released their first HD analog encoder, the P7304, with support for AHD, CVI, TVI, and SD ca...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Network Optix NxWitness 4.0 Tested

Network Optix released Nx Witness 4.0, proclaiming new features like a deep learning analytics metadata SDK, increased H.265 support, and UX improv...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

HID Fingerprint Reader Tested

HID has released their first access reader to use Lumidigm optical sensors, that touts it 'works with anyone, anytime, anywhere'. We bought and te...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Avigilon H5A Analytic Cameras Tested

Avigilon has released its H5A analytic cameras, claiming to "detect more objects with greater accuracy even in crowded scenes." We tested the 10...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 5 months ago

Vivotek 4K S-Series Camera Tested

Vivotek's highest-end S-series camera claims "Supreme Night Visibility", "Smart IR II", "Smart Stream II", "WDR Pro for unparalleled visibility in ...

By Derek Ward - 5 months ago

Consumer IP Camera Analytics / AI Shootout - Arlo, Google / Nest, Amazon / Ring, Hikvision / Ezviz, Wyze Cam, Yi Home

AI analytics are hitting the mainstream in the consumer camera market, with entrants Wyze and Yi Home releasing free people detection on their supe...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Lasers Impact on Surveillance Cameras Tested

Hong Kong protests have brought global attention to video surveillance and the ongoing attempts of protesters to disable or undermine those cameras...

By Derek Ward - 5 months ago

Hikvision Acusense Analytics Tested

Hikvision touts "The Magic Behind It All" in their new Acusense line are 'deep learning algorithms' inside these cameras and recorders. But how wel...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Axis Perimeter Defender Improves, Yet Worse Than Dahua and Wyze

While Axis Perimeter Defender analytics improved from our 2018 testing, the market has improved much faster, with much less expensive offerings fro...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Uniview Prime Series 4K Camera Tested

Is the new Uniview 'Prime' better than the more expensive existing Uniview 'Pro'? In August, IPVM tested Uniview 4K 'Pro' but members advocated fo...

By Derek Ward - 5 months ago

Vivotek "Neural Network-Powered Detection Engine" Analytics Tested

Vivotek has released "a neural network-powered detection engine", named Smart Motion Detection, claiming that "swaying vegetation, vehicles passing...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Panasonic 4K Camera Tested (WV-S2570L)

Panasonic has released their latest generation 4K dome, the WV-S2570L, claiming "Extreme image quality allows evidence to be captured even under ch...

By Derek Ward - 5 months ago

Commend ID5 Intercom Tested

Commend touts the new ID5 intercom as 'timelessly elegant' and the slim body, glass front touchscreen indeed looks better than common, but ugly, in...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Yi Home Camera 3 AI Analytics Tested

Yi Technology is claiming "new AI features" in its $50 Home Camera 3 "eliminates 'false positives' caused by flying insects, small pets, or light c...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 6 months ago

Genetec Stratocast VSaaS Tested

The VSaaS market is rapidly expanding in 2019, with Verkada, Meraki, Eagle Eye, Avigilon and numerous startups growing their market share. When we ...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

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