IPVM has officially opened a 12,000 square foot facility to test video surveillance equipment. The new facility was built to determine how well different surveillance solutions perform in a simulated real-world setting, and whether or not those solutions live up to the marketing expectations.
“Increasingly, security products claim to include AI, deep learning, and facial recognition, but our testing shows many perform poorly,” said IPVM President John Honovich. “Camera manufacturers are presenting capabilities that were measured in unrealistic or misleading environments.”
The controlled experiments at the IPVM facility will give organizations a more accurate sense of a camera’s surveillance capabilities. For example, IPVM will be able to figure out how well the equipment does in areas with poor lighting, or how effective the facial recognition and AI features are when using a specific system.
IPVM is one of the leading evaluators of surveillance technology, and has already carried out more than 800 tests since 2008. The new facility should only further the organization’s ability to measure a range of different technologies, which will be increasingly important as more and more surveillance solutions hit the market in the coming years.
To that end, Memoori recently reported that physical security products would register more than $34 billion in sales in 2019, while MarketsandMarkets predicted that the global security market would climb to nearly $400 billion in the next four years.
December 16, 2019 – by Eric Weiss