Review-OEM 4mp AI Cam IPC-T5442TM-AS Starlight+

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Dahua OEM IPC-T5442TM-AS from EMPIRETECANDY
4MP WDR Turret AI Network Camera

Review unit courtesy of Andy (@EMPIRETECANDY) in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Andy's ipcamtalk vendor forum: link
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Andy's Email: kingsecurity2014 (at) 163 (dot) com

Price Approximately US $160
Link to camera on Andy's AliExpress store: US $160.0 5% OFF|Aliexpress.com : Buy 2019 New Arriving IP Camera IPC T5442TM AS 4MP Starlight+ WDR IR Eyeball AI Network Camera , free DHL shipping from Reliable Surveillance Cameras suppliers on Empire Technology Co., Ltd
(price and link valid 05/31/19)

The IPC-T model number is an OEM model number specific to EMPIRETECANDY

I do apologize to @EMPIRETECANDY for taking so long to get this review up.

4MP WDR IR Eyeball AI Network Camera

Edit to add Spec Sheet. See attachment to this post.


> 1/1.8” 4Megapixel progressive scan CMOS
> H.265&H.264 triple-stream encoding
> 25/30fps@2688×1520
> WDR(120dB), Day/Night(ICR), 3D DNR, AWB, AGC, BLC
> Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/PSS) & DMSS
> 2.8mm fixed lens (3.6mm, 6mm optional) I have the 3.6mm version.
> Max. IR LEDs Length 51m
> Micro SD memory, IP67



Image Sensor 1/1.8” 4Megapixel progressive scan CMOS
Effective Pixels 2688(H) x 1520(V)
RAM/ROM 512MB/128MB
Scanning System Progressive
Electronic Shutter Speed Auto/Manual, 1/3~1/100000s
Minimum Illumination 0.0016Lux/F1.6 ( Color,1/3s,30IRE) 0.015Lux/F1.6 ( Color,1/30s,30IRE) 0Lux/F1.6(IR on)
IR Distance Distance up to 51m (167ft)
IR On/Off Control Auto/ Manual
IR LEDs 2
Lens Type Fixed
Mount Type Board-in
Focal Length 2.8mm,3.6mm,6.0mm
Max. Aperture F1.6
Angle of View H: 113°, V:60°/H: 89°, V:48°/H: 56°, V:31°
Optical Zoom N/A
Aperture Type Fixed
Close Focus Distance 1.3m(4.27ft)/1.9m(6.23ft)/3.8m(12.47ft)
Audio Built-in Mic.

Artificial Intelligence
Perimeter Protection Tripwire, Intrusion(Human & Vehicle classification)
People Counting/ Line crossing/ people counting, Region people counting.

General Intelligence
Event Trigger Motion detection, Video tampering , Scene changing, Network disconnection , IP address conflict, Illegal Access,Storage anomaly/Object Abandoned/Missing.

This is smaller in physical size than the 5231 series of turrets.

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Recorded and exported from Blue Iris.
All settings at factory defaults, except time and channel name


I have now tested the AI portion of the cam by using IVS and Automobile (filtering out humans)
Then changed from automobile to humans (filtering out cars) and it works as designed in my non scientific setup.
IE: When setup to detect cars, I can walk through the scene and it does not record me.
When set to only humans, it doesn't pickup cars traveling through the scene.
AI Test..PNG

Night video.
IR and 7.5 watt led post lamp on, then with post lamp off, IR on...factory defaults
Weird noise's in the audio is because I failed to turn off the audio noise filter.


Variety of combos, Ir on/off. Auto setting/manual shutter and gain settings. Forced color/bw.
 
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Thanks Looney, looking forward to seeing night video and as more versions of them (Starlight +) are released, I.e varifocal and motorized zoom bullets etc IR version. Andy may be able to chime in here but curious if the lineup may be available with a black finish? My guess is the Starlight+ will be the go to series as time marches on. This particular camera may possibly be a choice for an entry cam at front door?
 

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great daytime video.

cant wait to see that starlight +power.

is this available in varifocal as well?
 

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Right now only bullet and dome cams has motorized lens, this camera bit small, so hard to use motorized lens, same size of IPC-HDW4231EM-ASE
Ah! Now I feel quite a bit better about having just taken delivery of a 5231 :) I haven't used the varifocal on any of mine yet, but I plan to on at least one. Maybe even all three.
 

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Ah! Now I feel quite a bit better about having just taken delivery of a 5231 :) I haven't used the varifocal on any of mine yet, but I plan to on at least one. Maybe even all three.
Everyone should own at least one varifocal to help getting their correct fov for the fixed cameras they buy in the future.. Great tool
 

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Thanks for the review Loony

While these new cameras don't fit the old junction boxes we used with the 5231's, am I correct in thinking they will fit the Wall Mount Brackets that were used with the 5231 cams? PFB203W

Also, do you have to have a special NVR to use the AI features of the camera?
 
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I don't know the engineering behind this new cam (But I love it!), it seems as though if they used the same casing as the 5231's they could make a vari-focal. Would be interesting to find out why they think the smaller size, is better.

PS: i'm ordering one now. @looney2ns you really are a bad influence (kidding) LOL
 

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Dahua OEM IPC-T5442TM-AS from EMPIRETECANDY
4MP WDR Turret AI Network Camera

Review unit courtesy of Andy (@EMPIRETECANDY) in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Andy's ipcamtalk vendor forum: link
Andy's AliExpress store: link
Andy's Amazon store: link
Andy's Email: kingsecurity2014 (at) 163 (dot) com

Price Approximately US $160
Link to camera on Andy's AliExpress store: US $160.0 5% OFF|Aliexpress.com : Buy 2019 New Arriving IP Camera IPC T5442TM AS 4MP Starlight+ WDR IR Eyeball AI Network Camera , free DHL shipping from Reliable Surveillance Cameras suppliers on Empire Technology Co., Ltd
(price and link valid 05/31/19)

The IPC-T model number is an OEM model number specific to EMPIRETECANDY

I do apologize to @EMPIRETECANDY for taking so long to get this review up.

4MP WDR IR Eyeball AI Network Camera

> 1/1.8” 4Megapixel progressive scan CMOS
> H.265&H.264 triple-stream encoding
> 25/30fps@2688×1520
> WDR(120dB), Day/Night(ICR), 3D DNR, AWB, AGC, BLC
> Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/PSS) & DMSS
> 2.8mm fixed lens (3.6mm, 6mm optional) I have the 3.6mm version.
> Max. IR LEDs Length 51m
> Micro SD memory, IP67



Image Sensor 1/1.8” 4Megapixel progressive scan CMOS
Effective Pixels 2688(H) x 1520(V)
RAM/ROM 512MB/128MB
Scanning System Progressive
Electronic Shutter Speed Auto/Manual, 1/3~1/100000s
Minimum Illumination 0.0016Lux/F1.6 ( Color,1/3s,30IRE) 0.015Lux/F1.6 ( Color,1/30s,30IRE) 0Lux/F1.6(IR on)
IR Distance Distance up to 51m (167ft)
IR On/Off Control Auto/ Manual
IR LEDs 2
Lens Type Fixed
Mount Type Board-in
Focal Length 2.8mm,3.6mm,6.0mm
Max. Aperture F1.6
Angle of View H: 113°, V:60°/H: 89°, V:48°/H: 56°, V:31°
Optical Zoom N/A
Aperture Type Fixed
Close Focus Distance 1.3m(4.27ft)/1.9m(6.23ft)/3.8m(12.47ft)
Audio Built-in Mic.

Artificial Intelligence
Perimeter Protection Tripwire, Intrusion(Human & Vehicle classification)
People Counting/ Line crossing/ people counting, Region people counting.

General Intelligence
Event Trigger Motion detection, Video tampering , Scene changing, Network disconnection , IP address conflict, Illegal Access,Storage anomaly/Object Abandoned/Missing.

This is smaller in physical size than the 5231 series of turrets.

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Where are the NIGHT videos!
Sheesh, give the guy a chance!

These reviews take quite a few days to produce and will be updated as and when the footage is available

I for one am grateful that any footage is posted when available else we’d be waiting even longer for a complete review with all the test footage.
 

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In another review it was mentioned that this new cam can be mounted into the old surround for the 5231 which would/could mean that the exiting junction box could be used. Is this something that you can maybe check/test as I’d want to simply swap a 2 for a 4 without hopefully having to replace the junction box as well.
 

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Does anyone have any details about the new sensor so I can research some of the technical specs and differences to the previous Sony Starvis? It's quite impressive to claim a 2x resolution increase and x3 low light sensitivity.
 
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