The cameras in this range are analog high-resolution AHD CCTV cameras. With these cameras you can create a modern and high-performance video surveillance system while maintaining the simplicity and reliability of traditional analog CCTV. AHD technology is the ideal solution for hidden surveillance because the size of the cameras can be really tiny, much smaller than IP cameras.
With the AHD (Analog High Definition) technology, the old low resolution analog video has retired. Combined with AHD digital video recorders , these new generation cameras offer you all the megapixel resolution and remote control capabilities of our digital IP cameras, but in analog technology, fully compatible with all existing cabling. An AHD camera does not require configuration like an IP camera: it connects and works immediately. If you want to know more about AHD, follow the video tutorial that we recorded in 2014, presenting, first company in Italy, this innovative technology. Below you can see the basic diagram of a small AHD system.
Most of our AHD cameras are actually 4 in 1, which means they can provide 4 types of video signal. The AHD signal is our main format for high resolution analog video. AHD is the most popular format worldwide and is an international standard that allows you to use our AHD cameras with any brand of AHD DVR. CVI and TVI, also called TurboHD, are similar to AHD but used by other manufacturers. You may use these video formats if you connect our cameras to other DVRs. CVBS is the old analog, low resolution video. You have to switch the camera to CVBS mode if you want to connect to analog monitors or old DVRs. You can switch the video signal of the camera by yourself if you have a DVR supporting UTC control. If you are not sure your DVR has this feature, please specify the video format you need while ordering .
These micro cameras come with 3 connectors: BNC for video, RCA for audio and 12VDC power plug. You can provide 12V power with an adapter near the camera or with a centralized power supply unit. Choose from our range of DC power supply units the best solution for your system. You can transfer the video signal with coaxial cables. Alternatively, you can use CAT5 network cables, by adding small converters called balun .
These mini-cameras also have a built-in microphone that you can connect to the audio input of the DVR. The cable used for audio wiring is very often a simple cable pair. If you buy combined cables, with a coax + two twisted pairs in the same sheath, you can connect these cameras using just one cable. Depending on the model, the microphone is in the camera or built-in the connection cable. The cameras are also equipped with an RCA audio input for an external microphone. It can be useful if you want to install an external a microphone far from the camera.
The micro cameras in this range provide high-resolution Full HD video signal that is absolutely comparable to our bigger cameras. The 2MP resolution, also called 1080P or Full HD (1920x1080 pixels), is the current standard of high resolution digital TV and guarantees excellent clear video. These micro-cameras, despite their very small dimensions, are made with the best SONY Lowlux IMX323 CMOS sensors to provide high color quality and superior lowlight sensitivity. Here you can download a video clip in 2MP 1080P resolution.DOWNLOAD 2MP VIDEO
These cameras provide excellent view with minimum natural light up to 0.01 lux. To work in total darkness some models in this range are equipped with a small infrared illuminator that provides a short distance illumination up to 6 METERS range. This small illuminator works well to illuminate close subjects in total darkness. The 8 SMD micro LEDs turn on automatically when light drop below 10 lux. These micro-cameras came with special LEDs at 940 nm , absolutely invisible to the human eye, which do not produce the classic red dot of normal LEDs. In night mode the camera turns to Black&White.
AHD cameras have many advanced settings, like IP cameras. You can adjust the camera settings with an OSD menu that you can control from our DVRs with UTC remote control feature. To reduce the overall size, the OSD button is not present on the camera. A convenient on-screen menu allows you to fine-tune the image settings in order to suit the area to be monitored. The WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE (WDR) function is useful if you shoot bright areas together with darker areas. With the BLC you can enhance dark subjects on bright background. The DIGITAL NOISE REDUCTION allows you to cut down video noise in low light conditions.
These are the smallest cameras on the market today. The hardware is designed to make professional hidden cameras. The models without IR are only 14x16x20mm big, just like the tip of a pinky finger. Even the models with IR are incredibly small: only 9x40 mm. You can install these micro-cameras really anywhere. For example you can place them in a power socket, in a home appliance, in a light spot or inside a computer.
These mini cameras come with a special lens called pin-hole. Pin-hole lenses are really tiny, just 1 mm. in diameter, so they are ideal for covert cameras and hidden surveillance. These cameras come with a fixed pin-hole lens with a focal length of 3.6 mm which provides a wide-angle of view of about 70° and requires no adjustment. Some models in this range are also available with a 6.2 mm focal length, that allows a more zoomed angle of view, of around 44°. The best results with these cameras are obtained in close-up shots: from 1 to 20 meters. Here you see an example of a professional installation.
To help you hide the lens of these micro cameras, you will find camouflage caps in our range of CCTV lenses. Tou can glue these caps in front of the lens to perfectly hide it. The screw cap is ideal for hiding the lens in a piece of furniture or an appliance. The button cap is designed for those applications where the camera is worn among clothes. You can find these camouflage partes in the LENSES sectionLENSES
These AHD cameras are designed to be connected to a digital video recorder , also called DVR, which has the task of digitizing and recording the video signals of the analog cameras. With the video recorder you can perform all the digital functions of IP systems, like remote control via Internet or motion detection. The cameras in this range are compatible with all DVRs on the market, but it is much better that your DVR supports the maximum resolution of the cameras (2MP) to avoid having to switch to CVBS mode. For maximal compatibility, take a look at the features of our DVRs.RK series DVR
These AHD cameras include a UTC chip that allows you to adjust the internal option of the camera directly from the DVR, sending commands along the video cable. It's a very convenient function, essential in hidden cameras where the device might be hard to reach. To be able to control the camera menu remotely you need a DVR that supports the UTC protocol, such as our RK series DVRs.
ATTENTION: You can control the OSD menu and switch the video format of these cameras ONLY FROM DVRs via UTC protocol. These cameras do not have on-board OSD button. If your DVR does not support UTC, you can still use these cameras, but you must specify the video format you need while ordering (AHD, CVI, TVI or CVBS).
|Description||AHD CVI TVI CVBS microcamera||AHD CVI TVI CVBS microcamera|
|Optical sensor||SONY Exmor IMX323 1/2.9" CMOS||SONY Exmor IMX323 1/2.9" CMOS|
|Chipset||Fuhan FH8536||Fuhan FH8536|
|AHD video resolution||1920x1080 @ 25/30 fps (2 MP HD 1080P)||1920x1080 @ 25 fps (2 MP HD 1080P)|
|TVI video resolution||1920x1080 @ 25/30 fps (2 MP HD 1080P)||1920x1080 @ 25f/s (2 MP HD 1080P)|
|CVI video resolution||1920x1080 @ 25/30 fps (2 MP HD 1080P)||1920x1080 @ 25f/s (2 MP HD 1080P)|
|CVBS resolution||960x576 (960H)|
|Electronic shutter||1/25" ... 1/50000"||1/25" ... 1/50000"|
|Infrared illuminator||6 m. INVISIBLE (8LED SMD 940nm)|
|ICR||Day/Night with fixed filter|
|Starlight||Minimum illumination 0,01 lux||Minimum illumination 0,01 lux (0 lux IR on)|
|Lens||Fixed 3.7 mm.||Fixed 3.7 mm.|
|Audio||Microphone on-camera||Microphone in the connection cable|
|Audio output||RCA female||RCA female|
|Video output||BNC female||BNC female|
|Power input||5.5x2.1 mm. plug||5.5x2.1 mm. plug|
|AWB||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual|
|Protection degree||IP40 for indoor use||IP40 for indoor use|
|Operating temperature||-10°C +50°C RH95% Max||-10°C +50°C RH95% Max|
|Power supply||12VDC +/-10%||12VDC +/-10%|
|Power consumption||Max 40 mA||Max 70 mA (IR on)|
|Overall dimensions||14 mm(W) x 16 mm(H) x 20mm(D)||Diam. 9 x 40 mm.|
Connection cable (50 cm)
All cameras can be powered with a 12VDC power supply. However, the power adapter is not included. If you need a power adapter, look among ours POWER SUPPLIES FOR CCTV
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