Features You Need In Day/Night Security Cameras

December 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Security and Surveillance 

security camerasSecurity cameras are used on a daily basis to help capture and convict criminals for crimes they commit. There are many different types of security cameras available on the market although when it comes to purchasing day/night surveillance and security cameras there are some features that should be taken into consideration before buying to make sure you have the camera that is suited for your application.

Features from Day/Night Security Cameras That Will Capture Criminals

Resolution: Resolution is one of the most important features needed in a security. Resolution is the clarity and clearness of the image being projected and captured and is rated by the TVLs. Standard resolution ranges around the 300-400TVL mark while high resolution ranges from 400-700TVLs. When purchasing a security camera it is ideal to purchase one that features high resolution. This is because when a crime is being committed you will have a better chance of identifying the criminal in the act.

Motion Detection: Motion detection is another great feature that can be used to your advantage when installing a day/night security camera. This feature allows for the camera to switch on and record when there is motion detected in the vicinity of your cameras sensing range. Because crime doesn’t happen every night, there is no need to waste valuable DVR space on recording unnecessary footage. This is why motion detection is a great feature to have in a day and night security camera.

Light Sensitivity: Day/night cameras generally feature a LUX rating. This rating is designed to tell you whether the security camera can be used in complete darkness or in just low lighted areas. A LUX rating of 0lux or lower is perfect for use in completely dark areas. The lux rating combined with an Infrared LED and a Cut Filter can easily provide easy recording in night time and completely black areas.

Backlight Compensation: Backlight compensation is also a good feature to have in a day and night surveillance camera. The backlight compensation feature is designed to bring dark recorded background objects to the foreground allowing for easy identification of objects and people.