881 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.

Honeywell 30 Series Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

Honeywell has infamously OEMed Dahua and Hikvision for years, but now they have introduced an NDAA-compliant line, the 30 Series, claiming "lower c...

By Derek Ward - 10 months ago

IP Camera Browser Support: Who's Broken / Who Works

For many years, IP cameras depended on ActiveX control, whose security flaws have been known for more than a decade. The good news is that this is...

By Ethan Ace and John Scanlan - 10 months ago

IP Camera Installability Shootout 2019 - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek

What are the best and worst cameras to install? Which manufacturers make it the hardest or easiest to install their cameras? We tested 35 total ...

By John Scanlan - 10 months ago

Bosch Budget 3000i Cameras Tested

Bosch has long had a hole in its lineup for, as it describes, "competitively-priced cameras". Now, Bosch has released its 3000i series cameras offe...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 10 months ago

AVTech ~$70 IP Cameras Tested Vs Dahua and Hikvision

Taiwanese manufacturer Avtech is taking direct aim at low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision with ~$70 starlight and white light illuminator models. ...

By Derek Ward - 10 months ago

Budget Covert Cameras Tested

Covert cameras under $100 are widely available online but are they any good? To see how these models really work in the real world, we bought an...

By Derek Ward - 10 months ago

Wyze AI Analytics Tested - Beats Axis and Hikvision, Now Improved, Now Being Terminated

When we originally tested Wyze's free person detection deep learning analytics in July 2019, they performed well, with few false alarms, but a long...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 10 months ago

Axis "Best Of The Best" 4K Camera Tested (Q1798-LE)

Axis has released their "best of the best" Q1798-LE bullet camera, touting "4K without compromise" with a large Micro 4/3" image sensor, custom mad...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 10 months ago

Avigilon H4 Intercom Tested

Avigilon is well-known for video surveillance and access, but how well does the company's intercom work? We purchased and tested Avigilon's H4 Vid...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Hikvision Dual Lens Face Recognition Camera Tested

Hikvision's Dual Lens Facial Recognition camera, claims that it "adopts advanced deep learning algorithm and powerful GPU to realize instant face d...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 10 months ago

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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 12 months ago

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