958 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.

CCTV Lens Finder App Tested

Figuring out the right lens needed for a specific camera location can be difficult, especially if you want to monitor something that is not close...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Testing Lorex LNC

Lorex has quietly become one of the biggest forces in the consumer / home surveillance market, on pace to sell over 500,000 cameras this year...

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

Test Your Access Control Knowledge

How well do you know electronic access control? Do you understand maglocks, mullions, strikes, biometrics, card choices and more? Test yourself now...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

IPVM Testing Program Update

We are finalizing major improvements to IPVM's testing program. In this note, we explain what they are, how testing will change and what to expect...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Test Your Video Surveillance Knowledge v1

How well do you know IP Video Surveillance? Here is our first in a series on online tests for you. Each test will be 10 questions long and cover a...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Testing Smartphones as Surveillance Cameras

Using smartphones as surveillance cameras is one of the biggest trends in 2012, with multiple manufacturers announcing apps. These apps allow live...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Hikvision IP Camera 2012 Test Results

Hikvision is the most valuable video surveillance company in the world, going public in 2010 at $6 Billion USD and now trading at over $7 Billion...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Sony CH240 WDR Test

With Wide Dynamic Range becoming an increasingly prominent feature for manufacturers, understanding the actual field performance of cameras is...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Camera Pre-Installation / Bench Testing

There is a fine line between profit and loss on many surveillance projects. If just a few unexpected camera problems arise, the integrator may as...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

Aspect Ratio 16:9 vs 4:3 Shootout

In the past few years, as HD swept into living rooms, people have moved from watching video on 4:3 aspect ratios to the wider 16:9 format. This has...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Panasonic WV-SP509 Camera Test

The world's best all around HD camera - that's what the new Panasonic WV-SP509 was declared at the Milestone shootout. But is it really? That's...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Top Trend - Edge Storage Test

The top technology trend for Spring 2012 is edge storage, as selected by your fellow IPVM readers. While edge storage has slowly evolved it had...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Reducing Bandwidth Through Privacy Masks?

Reducing your surveillance bandwidth means lower storage costs and better remote monitoring. As such, professionals are always looking for...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

ExacqVision Edge Recording Reviewed / Tested

Edge recording is a big trend at ISC West 2012 with Axis's Camera Companion release generating a lot of debate. Now, VMS povider Exacq has released...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Axis Camera Companion (ACC) Released 2012

No more VMS? That's the plan for Axis's new Camera Companion (ACC). The 800-pound IP camera gorilla has taken aim at the low end of surveillance,...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

Axis Q1604 Shootout Results

In the past year, Axis has advocated improved image quality versus more 'megapixels'. The two cameras most central to that are the Q1602...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

H.264 Baseline vs Main Shootout (2012)

While H.264 is often considered a single 'thing', many different 'types' of H.264 exist. These types have performance tradeoffs. For the past few...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

How to Measure IR Illumination

Using IR for night time surveillance is a popular choice. The added non visible light can improve image quality when ambient street or visible...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing Pelco's Surevision Cameras

Undoutedbly, Pelco was a leader in analog CCTV. Years ago, integrators would have likely choosen Pelco as the most respected company in the...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Bosch Dinion Camera Testing

In this report, we test Bosch's Dinion IP cameras against leading cameras from Axis, Pelco and Sony. Our goal in this test was to understand (1)...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Axis Q1602 Lightfinder Test

Axis says its new Q1602 camera with 'Lightfinder' technology is a 'revolutionary improvement' for video surveillance cameras. It is a very bold...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

MP Camera Low Light Shootout 2011

With the market sharply moving to megapixel cameras, an increasingly important question is: what MP cameras offer the best low light performance?...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Testing Arecont's 20MP SurroundVideo Camera

Should you be using 20MP cameras? Once considered science fiction, 20 Megapixel cameras are now a reality for the video surveillance industry. This...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Testing Wide Vs Narrow Camera FoV

Determining the correct Field of View (FoV) for each surveillance camera is one of the most important decisions in designing surveillance systems....

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Ubiquiti Aircam Bullet Test

Can a $100 HD network camera change the surveillance industry? We are about to find out as Ubiquiti, a company whose massive growth has disrupted...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

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