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VMS Mobile App Shootout - Avigilon, Dahua, Exacq, Genetec, Hikvision, Milestone

Mobile VMS apps are a critical interface for the modern surveillance user. But who does it best and worst? We tested 6 manufacturers - Avigilon, ...

By Sean Patton - 12 months ago

Hikvision 4MP Camera Tested (DS-2CD2345FWD-I)

Hikvision's latest Performance Series / EasyIP 3.0 4MP model, the DS-2CD2345FWD-I, was the top performer in our 4MP shootout, besting rivals from A...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months ago

4MP Camera Shootout - Axis, Dahua, DW, Hanwha, Hikvision, Uniview, Vivotek

4MP usage continues to climb, especially for low cost fixed lens models. To see who was best, we bought and tested seven 4MP models from Axis, Dahu...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months ago

Axis Vs. Hikvision IR PTZ Shootout

Hikvision has their high-end dual-sensor DarkfighterX. Axis has their high-end concealed IR Q6125-LE. Which is better? We bought both and tested ...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months ago

Amazon Ring Spotlight Cam Tested

Amazon's Ring has released their latest camera entry, the Spotlight Cam, which we bought and tested in our Consumer IP Camera Analytics Shootout. ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 12 months ago

Vivotek 4MP Camera Tested (FD8379-HV)

Next in our series of updated 4MP testing, we bought and tested Vivotek's FD8379-HV, and entry level 4MP model claiming "top-notch quality video in...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

VMS Export Shootout - Avigilon, Dahua, Exacq, Genetec, Hikvision, Milestone

When crimes, accidents or problems occur, exporting video from one's video surveillance system is critical to proving incidents. But who does it t...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Dahua Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (N44CL52)

4MP use continues to increase, especially in low-cost models, according to integrators in our 2018 Resolution Usage Statistics. We bought Dahua's ...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Hikvision Value Express IP Cameras Tested Poorly

Even lower cost Hikvision products? Their new Value Express line is marketed for applications where "budgets are limited and performance is expect...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Consumer IP Camera Analytics Shootout - Arlo, Google / Nest, Amazon / Ring, Hikvision / Ezviz

Consumer IP camera usage is growing significantly driven by large companies including Google (with Nest), Amazon (with Ring), Netgear (with Arlo) a...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Assa Aperio Wireless Access Reader R100 Tested

Wireless access control is frequently promoted by manufacturers as a way to cut installation costs. Perhaps the biggest proponent of this is mega a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Synology Surveillance Station VMS Tested

With so many low-cost NVRs and enterprise VMSes, is there any place in the market for NAS-based VMSes? Recently, IPVM bought a Synology NAS for ge...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Axis First IR PTZ Tested (Q6125-LE)

Axis is very late in releasing IR PTZs. While competitors such as Hikvision and Dahua have offered them for years, Axis has just released their fir...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

2Gig Gun Lock / Motion Detector Tested

Safer guns for families and an opportunity for security dealers to sell more services? That is the aim of Nortek's 2GIG 'Gun Motion Detector' (2GIG...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Cut Milestone Licensing Costs 80% By Using Hikvision and Dahua NVRs (Tested)

Enterprise VMS licensing can be quite expensive, with $200 or more per channel common, meaning a 100 camera system can cost $20,000 in VMS licensin...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Uniview Intrusion Analytics and VMD Tested

IPVM's IP Camera Analytics Shootout featuring Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision created some ill will with a Uniview distributor who ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500)

Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated I...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Zenitel/ Stentofon Turbine IP Intercom Tested

IPVM has published reports testing an Axis door station and a Hikvision door station (tested). However, those companies are new entrants to this sp...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Panasonic 9MP Panoramic Fisheye Tested (WV-X4571L)

Panasonic has released their latest fisheye camera, the WV-X4571L, with 12MP sensor and 9MP resolution, claiming "extreme image quality" under "cha...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

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

Video analytics are hot again. But whose analytics really work? IPVM bought and tested Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha and Hikvision cameras,...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Eagle Eye Networks Cloud VMS Tested

Eagle Eye has become one of the most significant players in the industry in the past few years: Eagle Eye's Owner Acquired Brivo Eagle Eye Ac...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Uniview Super Low Cost 4MP Tested

Even lower cost than Dahua and Hikvision, China's self-proclaimed 3rd place company, Uniview / UNV, is offering aggressive pricing including for th...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Avigilon "Self-Learning" Analytics And VMD Tested

Avigilon is a popular choice for video analytics, offering "self-learning" analytics built into their cameras as well as appliances. We tested the...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Ladder Lockdown and Ladder Levelizer Tested

Ladders are a daily necessity for surveillance and security installers, but working on an unstable surface can be extremely dangerous. In addition ...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Axis ~$100 Camera Tested

Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

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