Night Time Images Show Long Distances On Outdoor Security Camera

cctv camThe night time images show up to 50 feet. Many cameras will claim a certain distance or number of feet. I have found that these claims are usually pretty much off. For example, a CCTV camera that claims to show you up to 120 feet may technically show up to 120 feet. However, after a certain distance, the image starts to rapidly deteriorate in quality. Lorex has taken a different approach. Instead of claiming a maximum distance, they actually give a realistic one. So there 50 feet claim is not only accurate, it may even understate their abilities. I LOVE a company that over delivers on their promises!

Even though I have not heard about Lorex before doing this particular research, it seems like a solid business to use. I would imagine that their customer support is also quite good. However, I have not had the opportunity to test this theory.

An anti-glare mode is also provided with this security camera. This allows for high performance, even under direct and bright sunlight. Ultimately, you can likely place this camera almost anywhere and expect it to perform well.

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Defender SP301-C – Night Vision Acceptable But Basic

security systemsWith the Defender SP301-C, the night vision is acceptable, but very basic. The camera has 12 Infrared LED lights, which allow you to see fairly clear images even in the dark. The downside is that these images are only viewable within about 15 feet. There are many, many other security cameras with a much further range. On the other hand, how far do you really need to see? How would you determine someone is a threat until they get close to the home or business anyway? Is a burglar going to come strolling up with a crowbar or gun already brandished? This is not likely. Therefore, I personally take claims of a long range or field of vision with a grain of salt. So, 15 feet would probably be acceptable. Continue reading “Defender SP301-C – Night Vision Acceptable But Basic”

8MP Brown Bushnell Trophy Security Camera

security-video-cameraThe 8MP Brown Bushnell Trophy Cam is one of the more unusual products I have run across. In my capacity as a security camera and optics reviewer, researcher and blogger, I have seen quite a few cameras, and more than a few security cameras and security systems. However, this product is more designed for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Actually, the idea is interesting to me. What someone would do with this is to place it in position on a tree or post (or some other stationary position) and then let it record.

The idea here is that the security camera will record the wildlife that passes by this position. This way, the hunter will have an accurate idea about whether or not this would be a good place to invest their time while waiting to bag that buck or some other type of animal. Personally, I am not a hunter, but I love the idea of working smarter rather than simply harder. This is a great tool to gather the intelligence that you need. Continue reading “8MP Brown Bushnell Trophy Security Camera”

Good Range Of Vision For A Security Camera

belkin-netcam-wifi-security-camera-2I actually installed one of these bad boys (I guess it could be a bad girl also, depending on your perspective) near my front door. I initially just wanted to get an overall impression of how it worked. My experience was generally pretty positive. The security camera shows good detail to a range of about 25 feet or so. It can see beyond that, although it loses so clarity. You would not really be able to see the details of a face beyond this range. However, how far out do you really need to see, if the main goal is just to pick up who is at the front door, or who is coming up to the house? Personally, I was very satisfied at this level of performance.

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