886 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.

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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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