1.3 Megapixel Software Performance Test

Let’s see how home surveillance software works with 1.3 MegaPixel Axis 206M.

This 230 Euro network camera gives out 12 FPS at resolution 1280×1024 pixels.

Let’s see how home surveillance software works with 1.3 MegaPixel Axis 206M.

This 230 Euro network camera gives out 12 FPS at resolution 1280×1024 pixels.

It uses ½ inch CMOS sensor with 32bit-RISC processor, 16MB RAM and 4 MB flash memory. Objective parameters: 10mm F2.8.

camera axis 206m

So what have got here:

The lowest load has an alfa-version of NetVisus IntelliGuard Pro. It has shown a load of 40%, but we cannot rate any alfa or beta versions. So we didn’t include this result in the result table.

The second leader is Netcam Center. It was not tested in our previous 4 cameras test because of demo version limitation. In this test it has shown 44% processor load.

The old leader in 3 cameras test – iCatcher console have shown quite average results 75%.

Also in this test we were unable to measure WebcamXP processor load because the current version we have (2.20.0.24) doesn’t work with Axis 206M in MJPEG mode.

We have not test IVista from inetcam.com because of the demo version limitations – in the demo version of IVISTA all network cameras are disabled.

Software Processor load
NetCam Center (ver: 2.10) 44 %
iCatcher (ver: 2.3.0.7) 75%
ActiveWebcam (ver: 6.6.0.0) 81% – 100%
NetcamWatcher Pro (ver: 1.7.5.33) 88%
WebcamXP (ver: 2.20.0.24) not tested
IVista (ver: 4.1.0.0) not tested
NetVisus IntelliGuard (ver: 0.9.0.0) not rated

What does it say:

If you want to add even one 1.3 megapixel camera to your home surveillance system and you don’t have a powerful PC you need to upgrade your processor. Intel P4 2.4 GHz is definitely not enought!