Low-Light Surveillance Camera

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 06:07 PM gHale


In low-light environments, security professionals must find ways to capture crisp, high-resolution surveillance video that is reliable, secure and cost-effective.

This challenge is more difficult where IR illumination and PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) functionality is mandatory.

Along those lines, LILIN launched the newest addition to its IP video surveillance portfolio, the IRS1304 PTZ IP Camera which is able to capture 1080p HD video in near total darkness without the need for external IR illuminators.

LILIN launched tthe IRS1304 PTZ IP Camera which is able to capture 1080p HD video in near total darkness.

LILIN launched tthe IRS1304 PTZ IP Camera which is able to capture 1080p HD video in near total darkness.


Key to its success is adaptive IR illumination technology that automatically increases light intensity when the camera zooms in, while decreasing it when it zooms out. And because the IR LED system is fully integrated into camera operations, it will illuminate the PTZ field of view, whether panning right or left, or zooming in or out. The LEDs adjust automatically up to a maximum of 150 meters to enable large areas to be monitored with little to no ambient light.

“Our customers have asked us for a high-quality PTZ camera to deploy in applications where it is simply too dark for standard low lux light level PTZ cameras to operate,” said Joe Cook, general manager of LILIN Americas. “With its adaptive IR LEDs, 30x optical zoom and weather resistant IP66 rating, the IRS1304 is the answer.”

Suggested applications include:
• Areas under trees
• Along walkways at university campuses, colleges and schools
• Shaded areas between buildings
• Dark corners in backyards found on most larger residential properties
• Challenging infrastructures such as mining sites, hydroelectric power plants, highways, railways, or chemical/hazardous environments and between automobiles in parking lots

Preset function allows up to 128 preset positions for scanning multiple areas to end up viewed automatically at predetermined time intervals without the need for an operator to control the camera. LILIN’s user-friendly interface allows for easy pan, tilt and zoom control through the recorder, web browser, or the LILIN Viewer application for mobile devices.

The camera’s IP66-rated housing can withstand rain and dust for operation under a multitude of harsh weather conditions at temperatures ranging -40° F to 122° F.

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