SOURCE: Security Cameras Direct


July 29, 2015 16:47 ET

Next Generation Infrared Camera Technology Can See 390 Feet in Complete Darkness

Security Cameras Direct Offers Consumers a New Generation Infrared Camera That Features the SmartIR Technology: Clear, Non-Grainy, Nighttime Surveillance Videos Without Digital Noise; Combined With a 390 Feet Range for Infrared and a 30x Zoom Lens, This Camera Can Monitor Areas From the Length of a City Block Away

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - With an eye on advancing security capabilities for both business and home, Security Cameras Direct is pleased to offer consumers the next generation of IR technology in the Alibi 1080p HD 30x Zoom Day/Night IP Outdoor PTZ Speed Dome Camera.

IR technology is a fairly recent addition to the security camera market. Until the last five years, manufacturers were not offering IR choices and instead relied upon ambient lighting to provide the necessary illumination for security cameras. The new generation, SmartIR, brings the technology forward. Traditionally, IR technology featured grainy images and significant digital noise. SmartIR technology uses LED lighting to remove digital noise, vastly improving image quality. By eliminating digital noise, Smart IR cameras reduce bandwidth and storage needs and provide users with faster loading times and a clearer picture. SmartIR technology has the ability to reduce or increase IR strength based upon the object's distance from the camera, allowing for faster detection times. With SmartIR, the camera will automatically reduce the amount of IR energy used as the object moves closer to the camera. This removes oversaturation, allowing for clearer identification. Security Cameras Direct offers a full line of IR security cameras to meet the needs of the consumer.

The latest camera offering this new technology is the Alibi Day/Night IP Outdoor PTZ Speed Dome Camera. With a range of up to 390 feet in complete darkness and a 30X zoom lens, it ensures perfect image capture at any distance, day or night. This camera boasts full 1080p high-definition and enhanced imaging with D-WDR and 3D-DNR, and features a full 360-degree rotation and a 90-degree tilt. The Smart IR technology includes Smart defog to improve clarity and Smart auto tracking ensures the capture of perfect images in any weather and light conditions. The camera is IP66 weather-rated, offering full protection from sand, dust and inclement weather such as rain and snow.

In a recent statement, Security Cameras Direct Project Manager Norman Ragland explained, "This infrared video security camera features an extremely long night-time range of vision. The high-output IR LED array illuminates up to 390 feet in total darkness, and the high-resolution chipset ensures this IR camera picks up every detail. Packed with features, our long range IR security camera has a built-in selectable gain, flicker-less and indoor/outdoor settings to meet the needs of any application. Our infrared video security cameras are a great choice for border protection, military use, airport security, parking-lot protection, wildlife observation and distribution-center surveillance."

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About Security Cameras Direct:

Since 2003, Security Cameras Direct has been providing innovative products and services to industrial, institutional, retail and government facilities. The company has grown into a multi-channel, multi-brand supplier of products designed specifically for security surveillance. Serving more than 130,000 customers throughout North and South America, Security Cameras Direct offers industry leading warranties and lifetime technical support for all its products.

About Observint Technologies:

Observint Technologies is a vertically integrated manufacturer and supplier of professional video surveillance solutions. Observint's comprehensive product portfolio includes: DIGIOP® integrated video and data management solutions; Alibi® high-definition video surveillance solutions; Tirade® wireless transmission products; and 3S Vision multi-megapixel technologies. Observint products and technologies are available through a broad network of national, regional and vertically-focused distribution partners, including owned security providers Supercircuits and Security Cameras Direct. Observint is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest and most diversified global alternative asset management firms.

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