779 Tests

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DVR Examiner - Recorder Hard Drive Recovery Tested

Bypassing passwords and long download times on-site, DVR Examiner collects and organizes video evidence directly from a hard drive extracted from e...

By Robert Shih - 9 months ago

Ubiquiti $79 Flex IP Camera Tested

U.S. Manufacturer Ubiquiti has released a 1080p, integrated IR IP camera, selling it directly for $79, making this one of the least expensive IP ca...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 9 months ago

VMS Live Monitoring Shootout - Avigilon, Dahua, Exacq, Genetec, Hikvision, Milestone, Network Optix

Viewing live video is the first interaction and most common task most users have with a VMS. Who does it best and worst? Who offers the most featu...

By Sean Patton - 9 months ago

Hanwha L Series Lowest-Cost Camera Tested

Hanwha has released their lowest-priced IP camera line ever, the L series, that competes on price with low cost competitors Dahua and Hikvision. W...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Amazon Rekognition Facial Detection Tested

Amazon's Rekognition service has announced improvements, that if accurate, would be a significant advance over conventional facial detection. In...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Alarm.com "AI" Video Analytics Tested

Alarm.com has announced what it calls an "artificial intelligence (AI) architecture and video analytics service", touting that  Alarm.com's comp...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Facit Cloak Identity GDPR Redaction Software Tested

The fear of GDPR fines for releasing personal information has increased interest in video redaction software. One of these entrants is the UK's Fa...

By Robert Shih - 10 months ago

Genetec Kiwi Intrusion Detector Analytics Tested

Genetec has built Kiwi Security's Intrusion Detection analytics into Security Center, aiming to simplify deployment compared to separate camera bas...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 10 months ago

Ideal SecuriTest IP Vs Unbranded IP Camera Install Tool Tested

In our recent IP camera installation tool shootout, multiple members questioned the Ideal SecuriTest IP's features compared to low-cost unbranded m...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 / Movidius AI Test

AI is a major trend in video surveillance with manufacturers paying significant attention to Intel's Movidius Myriad chips. Indeed, Avigilon has an...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Openpath Access Control Tested

Big investment in access startups is uncommon, but Openpath has recently attracted $20 million doing just that. The company has limited security i...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Arcules Cloud VMS Tested

Arcules is a big bet, or as they describe themselves a 'bold company', spun out and backed by Milestone and Canon.  But how good is Arcules cloud ...

By Sean Patton - 10 months ago

Facial Detection Tested

Facial detection and recognition are increasingly offered by video surveillance manufacturers. Facial detection detects faces in an image/video bu...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Amazon Go Store Tested

IPVM's trip to and testing of Amazon Go's San Francisco store shows a number of significant operational and economic issues that undermine the hype...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

Genetec Privacy Protector Tested

Genetec has built Kiwi Security's Privacy Protector into Security Center, an analytic which anonymizes individuals in cameras' fields of view witho...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 10 months ago

Axis 2N Intercom Tested

Axis expanded its video intercom business buying Czech-based 2N in 2016. Despite competing against owner Axis' intercoms, 2N recently registered as...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Dahua Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (HDBW4231FN-E2-M)

Dahua has introduced a dual-imager dome model, the HDBW4231FN-E2-M, with two independently positionable sensors including integrated IR, not found ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 10 months ago

VMS Camera Management Shootout - Avigilon, Dahua, Exacq, Genetec, Hanwha, Hikvision, Milestone, Network Optix

Camera setup, configuration and maintenance are the most common tasks when managing a surveillance system. Who does it best and worst? Who offers ...

By Sean Patton - 11 months ago

Axxon Face Search Tested

AxxonSoft has brought facial recognition to their Axxon Next VMS for free with the simply named Face Search, claiming to allow users to find subjec...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 11 months ago

IP Camera Installation Tool Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Ideal, Hanwha, Triplett, Veracity

Setting up IP cameras has historically been challenging, with techs often precariously using a laptop on a ladder or lift. Some options for install...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Hanwha Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (PNM-7000VD)

Hanwha has introduced their first dual-imager model, the PNM-7000VD, a twin 1080p model featuring independently positionable sensors and a snap-in ...

By Ethan Ace - 11 months ago

Dahua Face Recognition Camera Tested

Dahua has been one of the industry's most vocal proponents of the value that AI creates: As part of this, Dahua has released a facial recognitio...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 11 months ago

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

What are the best and worst cameras from an installation standpoint? Which manufacturers make it harder or easier to install their cameras? We tes...

By John Scanlan - 11 months ago

Axis 4K vs. 5MP Camera Shootout (Q3518-LVE + Q3517-LVE)

Axis has released the 4K counterpart to their 5MP Q3517-LVE (see our test). Axis claims of both these cameras: Simply put, AXIS Q3518(17)-LVE...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months ago

Network Cable Testing Guide

Proper cable installation is key to trouble-free surveillance systems. However, testing is often an afterthought, with problems only discovered wh...

By John Scanlan - 12 months ago

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