Night vision security cameras have become an integral part of security systems worldwide. They are used in almost every system that is used in businesses or even in personal properties. However, finding a good night vision CCTV camera can be pretty tricky. There is a lot of information out there regarding night vision cameras and not all of them agree on which types of cameras are good and which types are bad. Hopefully, this article breaks down everything you need to know in such a way that it is very easy to understand and you can buy your night vision camera without any kind of issue whatsoever.
The first thing you need to know about night vision cameras is that there are different kinds of night vision cameras. There is color night vision and then there is black and white night vision. You might be wondering which one you should choose and what is the difference between them. Another thing to consider is if you need outdoor cameras or indoor cameras. We will be breaking all that down below:
The very first thing that you should consider is if your cameras are compatible with night vision. You might be wondering if IP cameras are capable of doing this. Well, they definitely are. However, there are a lot of wireless cameras that are not compatible with night-vision cameras. So, definitely check that your cameras have good night vision before you make a long term commitment. There are a few methods to ensure that you buy a night vision camera that is actually good:
- Check to make sure that night vision is mentioned in the product description list or the IR distance information is given on the product
- If possible, try to ask the manufacturer to provide video samples of the night vision camera
- If you find footage that is shared by another user of the camera, definitely check that out because that might give you a better insight
- Read any reviews you find from reputable sources
- See as many customer reviews as you can before making your final decision
A high-quality security camera from good brands will usually offer a long-range IR distance. Typically, the range is from 100 feet to 190 feet. These allow you to monitor a very big area regardless of the time of the day.
Keeping spiders and bugs away from your night vision camera
If you ever see that your high-resolution night vision camera is suddenly capturing images and video that is blurry it is possible that there are insects that are covering the sensor and as a result, the camera can not capture images properly. The infrared LEDs that are built into the camera are often a place that bugs and spiders are attracted to. You can follow the steps mentioned here to make sure this does not happen to you:
- Use insecticide or spider spray to keep bugs away from your security camera,
- Plant citrus, eucalyptus, peppermint, or lavender near your cameras as they repel bugs naturally.
- Make sure that you clean your lens with a microfiber cloth from time to time to keep the bugs and spiders away.
Hopefully, this article was helpful to you. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.