External IR Illuminator Usage Statistics 2016

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 10, 2016

External IR illuminators have historically been favored by many to improve video surveillance performance. But with integrated IR camera usage now dominate, external IR has become much more of a niche option.

In this report, we review new statistics gathered from our 2016 integrator survey on IR and low light video surveillance.

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Comments (33)

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