Lighting is one of the top factors that you should consider when installing security cameras.  Surveillance cameras do not work very well in low lighting conditions because most of the cameras are designed to give the best performance under normal lighting conditions. Therefore, as lighting improves so does the picture quality. I-Tech Security can help you design and install the most effective solution for your CCTV Security System for most your challenging lighting conditions when  

What to consider when choosing cameras for low lighting conditions

Light Level: The light level is a measure of how much light a security camera requires to reproduce a clear image. The unit of measure is known as a Lux. Security cameras withsecurity cameras nyc lower Lux numbers are able to give clearer images under low lighting conditions.

Color vs. Black and White Cameras
: Color CCTV camera systems are ideal for indoor or outdoor use, provided the lighting conditions are superb, whereas, black and white camera systems are recommended for environments with low lighting. However, the modern consumer-grade CCTV Systems use an inbuilt IR cut-filter to provide high-resolution color cameras, with night vision capabilities.

Lighting Options for CCTV Cameras

There are two main lighting solutions that are used in CCTV camera systems, namely, LED lighting and Infra-red (IR).

1.    Infra-Red (IR) Lighting

IR illumination is the preferred lighting solution for consumer-grade surveillance cameras. IR light optimizes camera performance and enables security cameras to capture clear black and white images in low lighting conditions. IR lighting offers three main advantages:

  • Invisibility: IR beams are invisible to the human eye, making the cameras ideal for covert surveillance applications.
  • No Light Pollution: The invisible IR rays ensure there is no light pollution, and makes the cameras ideal for sensitive applications that are aimed at curbing light pollution.
  • Long Distance: IR illuminators can cover long distances.  Be sure to select the appropriate range for your needs.

2.    LED lighting

LED lighting is ideal for a variety of CCTV applications, especially intelligent detector-driven surveillance applications and active warning systems. LED lighting offers many benefits over the traditional lighting solutions such as metal halide lamps and halogen flood lights. Some of these benefits include lower power consumption, flexibility, higher performance, and do not require a warm period.

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