Security cameras are integral to the safety of domestic and corporate buildings alike, even when the sun goes down. Thanks to clever technology, security cameras are able to show high-quality imagery to ensure that your buildings and contents are kept safe at all times.
Infrared is one of those marvellous scientific minefields that has been around for centuries. First discovered in the 1800s, these nifty electromagnetic radiation wavelengths are what allow some CCTV cameras to see in the dark.
Though night vision technology is a world away from the grainy imagery during its early existence in the 1930s – originally invented to aid in world war II. Most modern night vision devices, including CCTV, are still only available in black and white, even if they show full colour pictures during the day.
How To Improve Night Vision on Your Security Camera.
Many of the security cameras with night vision capability on the market today have pretty decent imagery already, but there are some things you can do to improve your footage. For those seeking a little more reliability and the highest possible quality, here are some simple tips to get the most from your footage.
Low Lux Figures are one of the best ways to check how sensitive your CCTV can be, including how well it will be able to perform in the dark. A night Vision CCTV security device will always require a minimal IRE of 1, which will show a limited back and white picture. When searching for a high-quality camera, you want to look for low lux figures with an IRE close to 100. A higher IRE will show blacks, whites, greys, and shadowing, which all make for a sharper image overall.
Another way to improve your CCTV device’s capability is by creating additional light around the land the camera is covering. Any light can help create a brighter image which is important for capturing face details, should the unfortunate event of burglary occur. Floodlights can be a cost-effective way of improving existing security cameras that you may currently have installed around your property.
The best way of ensuring that your CCTV is able to perform to the best of its ability is by keeping the lens clean and free of any cobwebs. You will also want to be sure that the camera is positioned in prime target spots and, of course, that night mode is activated when required.
For more information about Bee Tee Alarms LTD, including what we can do for your home or business, contact our friendly team by calling 0808 168 1233, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on our range of high-quality CCTV systems, visit our CCTV page.