888 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.

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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years ago

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