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Bosch NTC-255-PI Day/Night Infrared IP Bullet Camera

B&H # BONTC255PI Mfr # NTC-255-PI
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Product Highlights
  • 1/4" CMOS Sensor
  • 3.7 to 10mm Varifocal Lens
  • Resolution Up to 640 x 480 pixels
  • Tri-Streaming Video Profile
  • 32 LED High Efficiency Array
  • Night Vision up to 82' (25 m)
  • Tamper & Motion Detection
  • 16-Channel PC Surveillance Software
  • IP66-rated / Sturdy Aluminum Housing
  • ONVIF / PoE Compliant

The Bosch NTC-255-PI Day/Night Infrared IP Bullet Camera integrates high-performance technology into the realm of network security to bring an affordable surveillance solution to small offices and retail businesses. Through the use of a 1/4” CMOS sensor and 3.7 to 10mm varifocal lens, this camera is capable of producing high quality imagery at resolutions of up to 640 x 480 pixels. Furthermore, it can even record footage at 1 lux (IR on) and 0 lux (IR on) illumination.

The tri-stream video feature enables generation of 2 independent H.264 streams and 1 M-JPEG stream simultaneously. You can use the H.264 streams for local recording and viewing, while the M-JPEG stream can be used with legacy DVRs.

Thirty-two integrated IR LEDs in the camera unit offer night vision up to 82’ (25 m) for surveillance even in extremely low-light (0 lux). A built-in IR illuminator turns on automatically as per ambient lighting conditions for round the clock surveillance.

With the camera, you get 16-channel PC surveillance software that provides a user-friendly interface for easy camera installation and configuration. You can set up and monitor multiple cameras simultaneously on a single screen via the software’s built-in wizard. In addition, recorded footage can be archived and searched using a single application.

Rated IP66, the camera’s aluminum housing offers protection against dust and water, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. Tamper detection determines any kind of anomalies in the output signal or unauthorized camera access, while the motion detection triggers an alarm when any movement is detected in a designated area.

Conforming to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) standard, this bullet camera works smoothly with other surveillance, for hassle free upgrades in the future. PoE (Power over Ethernet) uses a single cable to power and control the camera from the network itself without any extra wiring for auxiliary power outlets.

High-Performance Surveillance System

Ideal for small offices and retail businesses
1/4" CMOS sensor and 3.7 to 10mm varifocal lens helps to capture crystal clear images at a resolution of up to 640 x 480 pixels
Record footage at 1 lux (IR off) and 0 lux (IR on) illumination
Tamper detection for identifying any changes in the output signal or unauthorized camera access
Motion detection triggers an alarm when a movement is detected in the video

Recording & Compression

H.264 compression allows for optimal use of the available network and storage resources without compromising image quality
Records VGA and QVGA resolution videos at 30 fps
Progressive scanning eliminates visual artifacts that may hamper the quality of the captured images
Tri-streaming video feature generates two H.264 streams for local recording and one M-JPEG stream for use with legacy DVRs
Archive, search, and export video clips in a single application

Low-Light Functionality

Built-in IR illuminator helps camera capture images even in extremely low-light (0 lux)
32 IR LEDs offer night vision up to 82' (25 m) for round-the-clock surveillance

Surveillance Software

Provides user-friendly interface for easy camera installation and configuration
Built-in wizard for simultaneously monitoring and configuring multiple cameras

Construction & Safety

Housed in a robust aluminum housing
IP66 rating guarantees resistance to dust and water, making the camera suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications


Works with Divar 700 Series recorder as well as iSCSI server connected via the network to store long-term recordings
ONVIF compliance ensures compatibility with other surveillance products to reduce further upgrade or migration costs


PoE powers and controls the camera from the network itself
Consumes only 6 W of power
Sensor 1/4" CMOS
Pixels 640 x 480
Sensitivity 1.0 lux (IR off)
0 lux (IR on)
Video Resolution VGA, QVGA
Video Compression H.264 MP (Main Profile)
H.264 BP+ (Baseline Profile Plus)
Frame Rate 30 fps
Night Vision
Distance 82' (25 m)
LED 32 LED High Efficiency Array, 850 nm
Lens Type Varifocal 3.7 to 10mm, DC Iris F1.4 to Close, D/N Switch
Lens Mount Board Mounted
Analog Video Output 2.5mm Jack for Installation Only
Alarm Inputs Short or DC 5V Activation
Connectors Relay Output Input Rating Maximum 1 A 24 VAC/VDC
Audio Input Line in Jack Connector
Audio Output Line out Jack Connector
Audio Communication Two-way, Full Duplex
Audio Compression G.711, L16 (Live and Recording)
Software Control Unit Configuration: Via Web Browser or PC Surveillance Software
Protocols HTTP, HTTPs, SSL, TCP, UDP, ICMP, RTSP, RTP, Telnet, IGMPv2/v3, SMTP, SNTP, FTP, DHCP client, ARP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SNMP, UPnP, 802.1x, iSCSI
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, Auto-sensing, Half/Full Duplex, RJ45
PoE IEEE 802.3af Compliant
Input Voltage +12 VDC or Power over Ethernet
Power Consumption 6 W (Maximum)
Operating Temperature -4 to 131º F (-20 to +55º C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 158º F (-20 to 70º C)
Humidity 10% to 80% Relative Humidity (Non Condensing)
Certifications and Approvals
Safety EU: EN 60950-1: 2006, Reference IEC 60950-1:2005
US: UL 60950-1: 1st Edition Dated October 31, 2007
Canada: CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60950-1-03
EMC Certification EN 50130-4:1995 + A1:1998 + A2:2003
FCC Part15 Subpart B, Class B
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2 :2006
EN 61000-3-3 : 1995+A1 :2001+A2 :2005
EN 55024
AS/NZS CISPR 22 (Equal to CISPR 22)
ICES-003 Class B
EN 50121-4:2006
Certifications CE, FCC, UL, cUL, C-tick, CB, VCCI
Ingress Protection Rating IP66
Dimensions 3.94 x 3.94 x 11.46" (100 x 100 x 291mm)
Weight 3.42 lb (1.55 kg)
Bosch NTC-255-PI Day/Night Infrared IP Bullet Camera
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Installation Paper Sticker
  • Torx Screwdriver
  • CD ROM
  • Camera Fixing Screw Kit
  • 3-Year Warranty
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