Covert cameras were one of the last holdout areas for analog cameras. However, in the past few years, IP / HD covert cameras have become commonplace across many major manufacturers.
However, which ones are better or worse? We bought 5 covert camera systems with a total of 10 imager / lenses to understand this.
We tested image quality in four separate scenarios, as the graphic below demonstrates:
We tested at ranges from 2' to 40' to see how cameras capture both close range details common in ATM applications and further distances needed for general covert surveillance, as the graphic below shows:
Inside, we provide recommendations on which models are best and worst for the most common use cases and for installability plus bandwidth consumption testing and VMS integration.