798 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.

Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested

Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous tes...

By Sean Patton - 8 months ago

Pelco GFC 4K Dome Camera Tested (IMP831-1ERS)

Pelco has finally released their first 4K IP camera, after years of competitors' releases. Is this move too late? Or is their new GFC Professional ...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Salient CompleteView 20/20 VMS Tested

In IPVM's last test of Salient 3 years ago, we found various problems and deficiencies. Now, Salient says their new CompleteView 20/20 "unified pl...

By Sean Patton - 9 months ago

Mobotix Move OEM Camera Line Tested

Mobotix has long been criticized for not offering integrated IR, mechanical cut filters, varifocal lenses, optical zoom and other features that hav...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

Axis IR Multi Imager Camera Tested (P3717-PLE)

Axis has released their first IR multi imager, the P3717-PLE, a repositionable model listing 360° IR illumination and flexible positioning, address...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 9 months ago

Hanwha Smaller Multi Imager Tested (PNM-9000VQ)

Hanwha's first repositionable multi imager PNM-9081VQ tested well, but was huge, over 12" wide and weighing in at over 10 pounds. Now, they have re...

By Ethan Ace - 9 months ago

Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested

Cisco Meraki says their cameras "bring Meraki magic to the enterprise video security world". According to Meraki, their magic is their management ...

By Sean Patton - 9 months ago

Bandwidth vs Low Light Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Geovision, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek

Nighttime bandwidth spikes are a major concern in video surveillance, but do all manufacturers' cameras perform the same? Are some more consistent ...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

Dahua Intercom Tested

Video intercoms are a growing market with video surveillance manufacturers expanding into this niche. IPVM is continuing its series of video interc...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Hikvision HDTVI Power Over Coax Tested

After years of delay, Hikvision's Power Over Coax (PoC) HDTVI models are finally shipping, aiming to make HD analog installs as simple as PoE, with...

By Ethan Ace - 10 months ago

Exacq's Cloud Drive Storage Tested

Less than a year after acquiring cloud video company Smartvue, Exacq has launched its 'cloud drive storage' offering. We see the VSaaS market expa...

By Sean Patton - 10 months ago

8MP HD Analog Tested (Dahua / Hikvision)

HD analog has promised higher resolution for years, but has lagged substantially behind for years. Now, both Dahua and Hikvision have started shipp...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Testing Bandwidth vs. Frame Rate

Selecting frame rate has a major impact on surveillance bandwidth and storage consumption. But with smart codecs now common and cameras more effici...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Testing Bandwidth Vs. Low Light

Nighttime bandwidth spikes are a major concern in video surveillance. Many calculate bandwidth as a single 24/7 number, but bit rates vary dramatic...

By Ethan Ace - 10 months ago

Bad: Dahua Villa Video Doorbell Tested

Doorbells are one of the hottest segments in the residential market but Dahua's Villa Video Doorbell is the worst we have tested.   We bought and...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Worst Products Tested In Past Year

IPVM has done over 100 tests in the past year. But which products performed the worst? Which ones should users be most aware of? In this report, ...

By Ethan Ace - 10 months ago

Axis Tailgate Detection Tested

Axis is aiming to tackle tailgating, one of access control's biggest issues, with the Tailgating Detector ACAP application. This camera app claims ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 11 months ago

Dahua Lorex White Light Camera Tested

IP cameras with integrated white light LEDs are a growing trend, led by most notably Hikvision ColorVu. While the Hikvision models are not availabl...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 11 months ago

8MP / 4K Fixed Lens Camera Shootout - Dahua, Hikvision, TVT, Uniview

8MP / 4K fixed lens models are now common in lower cost lines, with nearly every Chinese brand and their OEMs now offering multiple options. To se...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Network Cable Shootout - Belden, Commscope, Hikvision, Honeywell, NavePoint CCA, Windy City Wire

Every IP camera install needs UTP cabling. But how much of a difference is there between dirt cheap generic cables found online and the bigger, bet...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

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

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