The dark gray Speco Indoor/Outdoor IR, 4 to 9mm Varifocal Turret Camera is a color video camera mounted in a water and dust resistant turret with 36 IR LEDs. This security unit features Sony's 1/3" Super-HAD CCD sensor delivering an NTSC signal with 480 TV lines of resolution. Once installed the unit requires little attention from the user as exposure, shutter speed, white balance, backlight compensation and even the IR illumination are all managed automatically.
The camera captures video in light levels as low as 0.1 Lux and the IR LEDs allow the camera to capture images in complete darkness. A Cadmium Sulfide (CDS) sensor activates the IR LEDs when light levels drop below 10 Lux. The IR LEDs operate at a wavelength of 850 nm that allow the camera to capture images of objects up to 98 feet away, depending on the IR reflectivity of the objects in the frame. The units IP66 rated housing protects the camera and LEDs from damage from dust and water spray.
- The Sony 1/3" Super-HAD CCD camera captures NTSC video with more than 250k effective pixels of resolution
- The camera provides a clear image during daylight conditions by automatically adjusting the white balance, shutter speed and gain
- In strong backlight conditions the camera also activates backlight compensation to maintain a clear image
- When light levels fall below 10 Lux the CDS sensor activates the 36 IR LEDs to provide increased exposure for a clear image in dim light and complete darkness
- The dark gray turret housing has a rating of IP66
- The housing completely seals the camera from dust
- The housing also protects the camera from strong water jets, so that heavy rains or spray washing the unit will not damage it
- The unit can be mounted either indoor or outdoor, on a ceiling, wall or even a shelf using the included mounting hardware
- Image orientation is adjusted by manually rotating the turret
- Once the unit is aimed as desired, use the supplied Allen wrench to lock it in position
- Focus and zoom are also set manually by using an available jeweler's screwdriver