IR Integrated Camera Housings Reviewed

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 15, 2011

Using IR is a very common way to improve night time lighting, especially with the proliferation of megapixel cameras. Two of the biggest downsides of IR is that it can be costly and cumbersome to add IR illumination. In this note, we examine camera housing that integrate IR for a potentially much cheaper and simpler deployment.

Background

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