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Internal vs external IR lighting – which is best?

February 12th, 2018 by Network Webcams

IP camera with inbuild IR and an external illuminatorRound-the-clock monitoring is required for most CCTV applications. You can achieve this by installing a day/night IP camera and some form of infrared (IR) lighting. This combination enables continuous video surveillance in all lighting conditions, including total darkness.

When it comes to infrared illumination, you generally have two choices: internal or external IR.

A day/night IP camera with integrated infrared LEDs is internal. Using a separate IR lighting unit alongside your network camera is external.

To help you decide which to use for your application – read this summary of the pros and cons of each.


New from Raytec: the VARIO low voltage range of infrared illuminators

July 8th, 2015 by Network Webcams

Raytec Vario infrared LED illuminatorsThe Raytec Vario range of low voltage infrared illuminators is now available, comprising 11 models including IP-based illuminators with PoE and a zoom illuminator for use with pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras . The series provides adaptive 850nm infrared illumination at angles of up to 180° using the VARIO interchangeable lens system. The most advanced units offer a maximum distance of 380m. The series has a unit suitable for almost any sized application and provides optimum IR illumination for any CCTV system.