Invisible IR Camera Tested (Vivotek)

By Ethan Ace, Published Jan 30, 2017, 08:58am EST (Research)

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***, ******* *** ******** ********* *********, * ******* ****** **** ********* 940nm ** ************ *** ******** ************.

** ****** *** ****** **** *** model ** *** *** ** ****** up ******* **** *** ********* ********* *** whether **** *** ******** ** ********* hype ** ****** ** **** ***** scenarios.

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*** ******* ******'* *** ** ********* 940nm ** ** * ******** *******, and ******** **** *** ****, ***** the ****** **** ********* ** **** than ***** ** ***** ** *** light ******.

***** ********* **** ********** *** ******** ************ may **** ***** ******** **********, ********** at * ********** *** *****.

*******, *** ****** ** ************ *** positioning *********** *** ** ***********. 

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Size **********

*** ******* ****** ** ***** *** same **** ** ***** ******* *****, shown ****:

 

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IR *** *********

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** *** *****, *** **** ******** pattern *** ************ **** ****** ** illuminate ******** **** ** *** ******** of **/**** ****, ******* *** ********* the ******'* *****. 

Invisible **

*** ***** **** **** ** *** Vivotek ****** *** ********* ** *** human *** *** **** ******* ******* (such ** *** ****** **** ** take *** ***** *****). ** * dark **** (~*.***), *** ****** ** barely *******, ****** ** **** **** difficult ** ****, ***** *** ********* IR ****'* **** *** ** **** from ****** *** ****.

Bright *** ****** *****

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One-Axis ******

*** ****** ** *********** ********** **** on *** ****: **/**** ****. ***** is ** *** ** ****** *** camera ****** ** ***** *** ******, which *** ** * ******* ** sloped ********. 

******** ** ******** ** * ***** next ** *** ******, ***** *****:

*** ****** *** ** ******* ***** 70-80° by ********* ******** ****** *** ******** the ****** **** ***** ******* ******** holes, *** ***** ** ** ***** rotation.

 

Low ***** ***********

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************ *** ******* ** *** ********* 2522 ** ****, ***** ***** *** comparison.

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Full ***** ***********

** **** *****, *** ******* *** performed *********, **** **** ******* ** ~3/4 ** *** *******, *** ****** details *******.

 

Versions ****** 

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Comments (4)

I get a lot of requests for 940nm IR but when customers realize that they lose a lot of IR distance they usually go for regular IR.

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I've done a fair amount of work with 940nm for Police work. You lose IR range, but if you're doing work in the woods, it's pretty important.  For building/indoor/resi work, I don't really see the point

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If I were a comedian, I'd make a joke about not really seeing the point. Invisible IR humor!

But that is actually the point. If you want to better mask where your cameras are located/aimed in the dark, 940nm helps. I think that applies to most any application.

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If I were a comedian, I'd make a joke about not really seeing the point. Invisible IR humor!

pun score: 2/10

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