Hello and welcome to this one off video lookingat turret cameras, and 10 reasons why we like and why you should think about them as a possibleoption.
Now for years in the world of CCTV your optionsfor the design of outdoor cameras was between, dome, bullets and classic box cameras.
But then in 2015 Hikvision announced a completelyunique style of camera, the turret Now the turret, sometimes referred to as aflat-faced dome, was designed to avoid the flaws that become prevalent with the olderdome, bullet and box designs.
this video will cover 10 of these design improvementsand hopefully by the end you’ll understand and agree with us that when it comes to outdoorcameras the turret has hit the nail on the head So let’s start like any listvideo should with point number 1 Rain is always going to be a big problem foroutdoor cameras, and domes have always suffered the worst as the curved surface of the domecollects water droplets like a magnet.
This problem is made a lot better with theflat-faced design of the turret which allows the water to run off and stops it collectingon the lens window which reduces the risk of you having waterdroplets obscure or distort your view when the camera captures something important Point number 2 Two windows, and no I don’t mean those kindof windows I mean the 2 windows on the face of the camera.
Now from the outside this might look likeit has nothing to do with the performance of the camera, but in actual fact what thedesign does is separate the IR LED’s from the lens.
This fixes a problem common with dome & somebullet cameras, that is IR reflection this is were IR light is reflected of the inside of the domeand back into the lens, by separating the components this reflection is no longer possible.
Point 3 Because of the new 2 window design and theelimination of IR reflection that come with that, the turrets can now also use much morepowerful EXIR LED’s without worrying about loss of image quality.
And by having more powerful EXIR LED’s theturrets are also able to see much further in the dark than other outdoor cameras.
Point number 4 The Hikvision turret has one of the widestrange of lens options available for outdoor cameras.
Starting with the 2.
8mm with 90 degree FoV,followed by the 4mm with 60 degree FoV and the 6mm with 45 degree FoV and finally the12mm model which has a 30 degree FoV.
This makes the turret a much more versatilechoice for a variety of outdoor spaces.
Point 5 Spiders, yes you heard me right spiders, ifyou’ve ever had a bullet or box camera that has a rain shade or recessed lens you’llknow what I mean.
Because of the heat produced by the IR LED’sthe spiders are attracted and if the cameras have shades or protective housings the spiderswill spin their webs across the front of your lens obscuring your view.
This is completely removed with turrets asthe flat-faced design leaves nowhere for the spider to hang, and even if they do becauseof the 2-window design they will only hang in front of the IR window.
Point number 6 Size is an important thing when it comes toinstalling cameras on smaller structures such as homes, flats or shops.
Turret cameras are great for these situationsas not only are they compact but they are also discreet, which means even if you install3 or 4 on your home it won’t look like fort knox.
Point 7 Position adjustment is crucial for a versatileoutdoor camera that can be installed in almost any location.
And the turret camera is that camera, withits 3-axis of adjustment you’d struggle to find anywhere that you couldn’t place this camera where you wouldn’t be ableto adjust the camera’s rotate, pan & tilt to achieve your desired view.
The closest other option you have would bea dome but these are limited by the edges of their dome.
Point number 8 Brackets can be a requirement for outdoorinstallation and the Hivision turrets can be mounted in variety of ways.
You can mount them straight to a surface orattach it to a junction box, but also Hikvision offers a wall bracket that not only mountsto walls but also can be adapted for corner & pole mounting.
Point 9 Power and getting it to your camera has alwaysbeen a problem for outdoor cameras, but with the advent of PoE things are now a lot easier.
Not only can you install your camera witha single cable, carrying both power and data, but also if your passing said cable througha wall the hole you have to make can be much smaller, And if you’re taking the cable around theexterior of your building it’s a lot less work to secure and protect one cable ratherthan 2.
Finally we come to point number 10 Weather resistance is crucial for an outdoorcamera, and with the Hikvision turrets you have nothing to worry about.
With their IP66 rating they will withstandsevere punishment from dust, water and sand, apart from being mounted underwater thereis almost no weather that could break this camera.
All of these point are why turrets are ourgo to option for almost every outdoor situation, the only cases for not using turrets wouldbe if you wanted vandal or tamper protection and if you wanted to see further than 30m in the dark, But these are specialist requirements thatare offered by other cameras, for all standard outdoor installations the Turret is the wayto go.
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