974 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.

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...

By Derek Ward - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 years 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...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years 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...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 years 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...

By Derek Ward - about 2 years ago

Color Low Light Mega Camera Shootout 2019

[[Note: See our more recent Color Low Light Mega Shootout 2021 for more up-to-date testing, including new models, additional white light models,...

By Ethan Ace and Derek Ward - about 2 years ago

Rhombus Cameras, VMS and Analytics Tested 2019

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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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,...

By John Scanlan - about 2 years 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...

By Sean Patton - about 2 years 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...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 years 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...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - about 2 years 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...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 years 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...

By Derek Ward - about 2 years 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...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Network Optix Nx Witness 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...

By Sean Patton - about 2 years 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...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years 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...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

Consumer IP Camera Analytics / AI Shootout - Arlo, Google / Nest, Amazon / Ring, Hikvision / Ezviz, Wyze Cam, Yi Home

AI analytics are hitting the mainstream in the consumer camera market, with entrants Wyze and Yi Home releasing free people detection on their...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 years ago

Lasers Impact on Surveillance Cameras Tested

Hong Kong protests have brought global attention to video surveillance and the ongoing attempts of protesters to disable or undermine those cameras...

By Derek Ward - about 2 years ago

Hikvision Acusense Analytics Tested

Hikvision touts "The Magic Behind It All" in their new Acusense line are 'deep learning algorithms' inside these cameras and recorders. But how...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 years ago

Axis Perimeter Defender Improves, Yet Worse Than Dahua and Wyze

While Axis Perimeter Defender analytics improved from our 2018 testing, the market has improved much faster, with much less expensive offerings...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 years ago

Uniview Prime Series 4K Camera Tested

Is the new Uniview 'Prime' better than the more expensive existing Uniview 'Pro'? In August, IPVM tested Uniview 4K 'Pro' but members advocated...

By Derek Ward - about 2 years ago

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