Infrared cameras are security cameras that use infrared light. This can often be seen by the lights that surround the lens in a round shape. This gives the security camera a somewhat larger size, but can film in the dark using this infrared light. Depending on the number and strength of the infrared LEDs, a certain night vision distance is achieved by the infrared camera. There are infrared cameras on the market that have night vision of up to 100 meters. Would you like to know how to use an infrared camera and how an infrared camera works? You will find more information about this in this article. This way you can see the differences between night vision cameras and you can choose the camera that suits you best.
Features infrared security cameras
In our opinion, your infrared surveillance camera must meet the following requirements:
- Clear vision in a dark
- Smooth transition from day to night and vice versa
- High resolution
- High light sensitivity
Of course there is even more important! Especially when you buy a set of surveillance cameras! Ask yourself questions such as: Does the accompanying recorder have sufficient storage capacity? Can you view surveillance images via your smartphone? Is there motion detection? These kinds of functionalities can be important.
Infrared security camera with sensor for day and night
The infrared camera contains a sensor that detects the amount of light and switches on the infrared LEDs when there is insufficient light. Some infrared cameras have the IR cur option, which means that the sensor can also be switched off.
Wireless and wired infrared cameras
As with all security cameras, there are wired and wireless varieties. It is also important with wireless cameras that the distance between the receiver and the camera cannot be too large without interference. Wired gives a better image, but if this is not possible, a wireless digital infrared camera can be a good choice.
Infrared cameras with invisible IR LEDs
Since the beginning of this year, infrared cameras have also been available where the infrared LEDs are not visible to the human eye. Especially when it is important to catch a perpetrator and the infrared camera should not stand out, these cameras are a good option.
Placement of the infrared camera
The most important point with infrared cameras is the way and location they are placed. It is not possible to place the camera behind glass. This is because the infrared light reflects off the glass and will only give a white image. Objects close to the lens have the same effect. The infrared camera must therefore hang in a free place.
Order online or buy in store?
You can order an infrared camera directly online in our webshop, but it is also possible to visit one of our stores. Here you can see the surveillance cameras with infrared working and possibly buy them right away. Our advisers are happy to talk to you about the various security camera models and options.