31
Mar
14

ACTi E77 10MP Outdoor Vandal Dome Review

ACTi is pushing the boundaries of high megapixels at an affordable price. This camera offers up to 10 megapixel  resolution, has 2 way audio, alarm input & output and an SD card slot for internal recording. Combine the SD card slots with ACTi’s new Edge Recorder Client to view multiple camera and recordings without a need for an NVR or NVR PC and it all looks like a good solution.

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24
Mar
14

ACTi B95 1080P Outdoor Mini PTZ Review

Many PTZ cameras cost thousands, may require special power supplies or PoE+ injectors and are large. ACTi introduced a new line of mini PTZ cameras at various resolutions that is the size of a standard dome, uses standard PoE and comes with a street price of under $1,000.

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20
Mar
14

ACTi Announcements – ALPR, Analytics, VMS supports ONVIF

ACTi has made some big pre-ISC announcements that I wanted share with you including new ALPR software, new Analytics software and ONIVF support on their VMS software.

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10
Mar
14

New discussion forum for network camera enthusiasts

Many people angry with the German owned cam-it forum for their strict censorship are abandoning that forum and going to a new forum, IPCamTalk found at http://www.ipcamtalk.com.

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04
Mar
14

Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW 3MP IR Cube Camera Review

For those that need a simple indoor camera, easy to set on table or even mount on a wall or ceiling, provides great video quality at 1080P or 3MP, WiFi and PoE, IR illuminator, PIR motion detector, in camera recording and built in microphone and speaker, this may be the camera for you.

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03
Mar
14

Hikvision DS-2CD2532F-I 3MP Outdoor IR Mini Dome Review

This is by far the smallest IR Mini Dome I’ve ever reviewed. The actual dome measures about 1 3/4″ and the entire camera sits in the palm of my hand without touching any fingers, that’s small. Small usually means sacrificing features and quality, but in this case, this may be one of the better Hikvision cameras I reviewed.  Continue reading ‘Hikvision DS-2CD2532F-I 3MP Outdoor IR Mini Dome Review’

27
Feb
14

License Plate Recognition – Milestone LPR, ipConfigure, OpenALPR

I’ve been asked about license plate recognition many times and how can one capture readable plates day & night. The answer is actually counter-intuitive to what most people think.

I’ve tested a few solutions from a free open source solution to costly commercial solutions.

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15
Jan
14

Hikvision DS-2CD3332-I 3MP Outdoor Eyeball/Turret/Mini Dome Camera Review

Here’s an camera that is called by different names, even on the manufacturers website. Sometimes it’s called a mini dome, a turret but most in the industry refer to this as an eyeball camera. Sort of a cross between a bullet and dome. Has the ease of installation and easier aiming of a bullet, but the round more compact shape of a mini dome without some of the negatives associated with domes.

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06
Jan
14

Mobotix D15 DualDome Review

I’ve been a Mobotix fan for a while with excellent image quality, no moving parts for better reliability and a camera that can record to and playback from network storage (NAS). The D15 is their newest model that boast a 5MP sensor. The same sensors are also used in the D25, S15, M15, Q25 and M25. As with their previous DualDome, it comes with two sensors, for this review, this camera has one day color sensor and one night B&W 38mm sensors. The camera also has a built in PIR motion detector and built in microphone and speaker which is unique.

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20
Dec
13

Mini 0801 Dashcam Review

The previous dashcam I reviewed was very good, but the Mini 0801 is even better. This is the smallest dashcam available with an LCD display, GPS, G-Sensor and 1080P recording. It can hide discretely behind the rear view mirror without being disruptive. For example, the WS300W I reviewed would not fit behind the mirror on my Audi, but this one fits in there with room to spare.

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17
Dec
13

Dahua IPC-HFW4300S 3MP Mini Bullet Review

Dahua is now offering it’s “Eco-Savvy” series using the Aptina 3MP CMOS sensor vs. the 3MP Sony Exmor CMOS sensor used in other models. This new camera uses <5W of power vs. <6W on the 2MP mini bullet, the IPC-HFW3200S.  Cost from U.S. distributors seems to be close to the 2MP IPC-HW3200S. Image quality has different characteristics over previous 1080P and 3MP cameras from Dahua.

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12
Nov
13

Hikvision DS-2CD2732F-IS 3MP IR Varifocal Vandal Dome Review

Where the previously reviewed Hikvision IR mini dome is a very basic camera with limitations, the Hikvision DS-2CD2732F-IS has all the bells and whistles. It’s a full 3-Axis dome, has a microSD card slot with in-camera playback, two-way audio, alarm inputs but also has a nice wide range varifocal lens from a very wide 2.8mm to a good telephoto 12mm. Although it costs a little more than it’s little brother, it’s a far better camera in many respects.

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