940 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.

How to Handle Headlight Surveillance Problems

Headlights are a painful problem for video surveillance. Figuring out how to overcome headlight's glare is both a fascinating and frustrating...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Lens Selection Standards for Camera Testing

With surveillance cameras, deciding what lenses to use for testing can be a difficult decision. We see two basic yet fundamentally opposing...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Parking Garage Shootout

Parking garages are a key area for using surveillance cameras. Thefts, assaults, vandalism and accidents are among the many incidents that cameras...

By Benros Emata - about 10 years ago

Test Your Video Surveillance Knowledge v2

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

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Intersection Shootout

Intersections are an important area for using surveillance cameras. Accidents, thefts and traffic congestion are among the many common incidents...

By Benros Emata - about 10 years ago

PTZ Versus Fixed MP Camera Shootout

As megapixel surveillance cameras become mainstream, many have begun questioning the value of PTZs. The main criticism of PTZs is that they can...

By Benros Emata - about 10 years ago

Parking Lot Shootout

Parking lots are one of the most important areas for using surveillance cameras. Thefts, assaults, vandalism, loitering and accidents are among the...

By Antony Look - over 10 years ago

Testing: Bosch Dinion IP (SD and 720p)

In January 2011, Bosch announced the release of an HD camera line [link no longer available]. This was anticipated for 2 reasons: (1) Bosch became...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

Color Versus Day/Night Shootout

Most people prefer color over black and white but when it gets dark out, almost all surveillance experts agree that black and white video provides...

By Antony Look - over 10 years ago

Directory of Video Management System (VMS) Tests

We have developed the broadest and deepest series of testing series on Video Management Software systems.This directory provides links to each...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Analog vs HD Night Shootout

The whole point of megapixel is better image quality but what if megapixel was actually worse than analog at night? In the consumer world, maybe...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

DVR vs VMS Software: Test Results

DVRs don't get much respect anymore. Widely viewed as old and antiquated, the buzz now goes to VMSes. When IP video people think good software,...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

Testing: HD Decoder (NLSS)

The typical way of displaying IP surveillance video is dedicating a PC and loading a network viewing client. In the analog world, this was simpler...

By Antony Look - over 10 years ago

Testing: Edge Recording (Genetec Trickling)

Edge recording is one of the most promising emerging video surveillance technologies. In many scenarios, it is highly desirable to record video (at...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

Testing ONVIF Integration 2011

The IP Video market has come a long way since 2008 when 'standards' were first proposed by 2 industry trade groups. Now, 'standards' are widely...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

WDR Camera Shootout 2011

One of surveillance's biggest challenges is bright sunlight, especially when that sunlight shines into a building's entrance. Sunlight tends to...

By IPVM Team - over 10 years ago

Testing: P-Iris Lens Performance

A new form of iris control, called P-iris, is emerging as a challenger to manual and auto iris lenses. P-iris can more 'precisely' control the...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

Testing: Axis P1347 5MP Camera

Up until 2 years ago, a common criticism of Axis was a relatively weak megapixel camera line. Since then, Axis has rapidly and broadly expanded...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

Testing: March CamPX Microdome 2011

In this report, we examine a new camera from March Networks that incorporates 2 new industry developments - the use of ONVIF and the incorporation...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

Testing Lorex's Home/Baby Monitor

For home surveillance, you can get really fancy and expensive but how simple and cheap can you get? Homeowners generally do not want to spend a lot...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Testing Videolarm's Liberty (Cellular Housing)

One of the largest challenges for outdoor surveillance is backhaul: How do you bring the video back to the central monitoring location? Without...

By Ethan Ace - over 10 years ago

Testing Axxon's Smart VMS (16 Channel Free)

In this report, we test Axxon's Smart VMS. The most intriguing feature is a free version for up to 16 cameras that includes fairly broad 3rd party...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Testing TRENDnet's IP Camera (TV-IP110)

TRENDnet offers one of the most well known and least expensive IP cameras in the budget/home market. In this report, we test the TRENDnet's...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

Testing: Ubiquiti Wireless IP Video (NanoStation)

While the increasing maturity of IP cameras makes using IP wireless networks easier, the lack of inexpensive IP wireless transmission products is a...

By Benros Emata - over 10 years ago

T24 Test Criticisms Reviewed

In this note, we review the key criticisms of Mobotix's T24 access control offering from NetworkWebcam's T24 test. We strongly recommend you read...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

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