Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance Camera

Designed for agricultural applications

Indoor/ Outdoor

Will the camera be placed indoors or outdoors? Outdoor cameras are protected from dust and moisture. Indoor cameras can be temperature sensitive and made out of a less expensive plastic housing.

Night Vision

Is night vision a factor? Most cameras come with LED eliminators that brighten the image the same way a broad flashlight would except the light is infrared and invisible to the human eye. The LED light is clearly seen in the recorder and on the monitor. In rare cases the environment the camera is looking at has highly reflective material that can bounce back to the camera blinding the image. In this case you may need a "Low Light" camera with an upgraded processor chip made to detect and enhance the very little ambient low light in an enviroment and give a seemingly lit and clear image. The downside to "Low Light" cameras is the need for at least a small amout of light (star light). Additionally, the processor turns on when darkness is detected, so the image is usually in black and white.


Determining what resolution is required will help determine what kind of a camera is needed. Analog cameras can get as high as 700TVL (WD1 is about 1/4 of 2 Megapixel)IP cameras can have as little as CIF (1/4 of WD1) all the way up to 5 MegapixelsSDI and CDI cameras currently go from 1.3 Megapixels to 3 Megapixels

Analog, IP or SDI?

Whats the difference between IP, SDI and CDI cameras? IP (Internet Protocol) cameras process the HD image at the camera and send it to your network or recorder via cat5e or cat6 cable using data packets. PROS: cat5e cable is cheep. CONS: All IP cameras have an amount of latency (data relay delay), micro seconds to multiple seconds. IP cameras may experience pixel glimmer with EMF disruption at the cable or the camera. SDI cameras carry HD video feed over RG59 or RG6 cable with great clarity to a recorder. PROS: no pixel glimmer. Little to no latency (data relay delay) CONS: RG59 and RG6 can be more expensive than cat5e. SDI cameras can run hot so camera size is genraly larger than IP cameras to make up for over heating. Restricted to 250 FT camera cable runs without repeaters.CDI cameras - the same as SDI cameras but can be read up to 400 FT.SDI and CDI cameras are ideal for retrofitting existing surveillance systems that have RG59 75-Ohm or RG6 cable installed.


What you need to know about DVRs.

A Digital Video Recorder (DVR) is sent raw video from an analog camera and encoded and processed digitaly at the DVR and stored on a hard drive or SD card. A Network Video Recorder (NVR) can be a software or dedicated recorder that digitally records video to a hard drive or SD memory card. An NVR differs from a digital video recorder as its input is from a network and not a direct connection to a video capture card or tuner. Video on an NVR is encoded and processed at the camera, then streamed to the NVR for storage or remote viewing.

The application of High Definition–Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI) video cameras and recorders is a great way for existing CCTV customers to upgrade their security system. In most cases, the existing video coaxial cable infrastructure can be utilized, thereby making for a reasonably priced retrofit of new HD technology. It’s mainly used for higher output video transitioning and can output video resolution of up to 1080p.

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