When investing in night vision cameras, many home and business owners are dissatisfied with the image they get at night time. A lot of times this has to do with the camera manufacturer over promising on the night vision range, and in turn, under delivering once the camera has already been installed and first seen at night by the customer. I have seen the range be up to 50% less than what is advertised. This is not fair to the consumer or the company reselling the cameras.
There IS a solution: IR illuminator(s)
The image below shows the power an IR illuminator can have on the view of your home or business at night.
IR illuminators are very inexpensive, require very little power and will make a huge difference in the view you experience at night time. It is best to mount the IR illuminator near the camera (above, below or on either side). You will have to angle the view of the IR illuminator at night time, until you get a satisfactory night vision view.
BONUS: Don’t have a night vision camera? IR illuminators will work with non-night vision cameras, as long as they have an IR cut filter.
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