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  1. gmark

    gmark Guest

    Anybody have recommendations for a low-cost security camera that's
    actually good in low light?

    Are the units integrating IR LEDs any good?

    TIA!

    Mark
     
  2. Anybody have recommendations for a
    Not really. All of the low-cost cameras
    I've seen were pretty poor in low light.
    It depends on what you want to accomplish.
    Most of the inexpensive cameras with IR
    arrays have such weak illumination that
    you can't tell who is there or what they are
    doing beyond a few feet.

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    Regards,
    Robert L Bass

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    Bass Home Electronics
    941-925-8650
    4883 Fallcrest Circle
    Sarasota · Florida · 34233
    http://www.bassburglaralarms.com
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  3. ransley

    ransley Guest

    Try www.supercircuits.com they have one that goes to 735 feet, they
    carry one for every budjet
     
  4. George

    George Guest

    Low cost and good seldom travel well together. If you want a usable
    image you will need to spend some money.
     
  5. Just Looking

    Just Looking Guest

    Try a Bosch VDN-495V03-20.
    This is not for folks looking for bargain cameras.
     
  6. Guest


    I have one of those round bullet shaped wireless IR cameras I found on
    Ebay for about $10, they are usually more like $30 or so. If you are
    looking at something within 15 feet or less you can tell the
    difference between a cat and a raccoon but don't expect much more than
    that. It is more like something you would use to see if the wind
    tripped your motion light or whether it was a crtitter, human or
    otherwise.. I doubt the picture would be evidence in court.
     
  7. buffalobill

    buffalobill Guest

    from buffalo ny:
    regarding your project, your who/what/where/when/why/how answers will
    narrow down your choices, some ir's are visible as red at night, if
    your front porch camera is indoors behind glass those lights will
    cause a reflection. maybe your camera needs to be in an outdoor heated
    enclosure to monitor a basement water meter subject to freezing for
    example. to me i needed a wide viewing angle and low lux for the front
    door. the color cameras usually shift to black and white after dark,
    so you need to review specs if you need more light. a simple indoor
    installation to monitor a wandering grandma might be a simpler indoor
    camera on a motion sensing alarm trigger circuit related to a full
    door and window triggered home alarm. may i suggest you browse your
    camera needs here, i have purchased from this ebay seller, a favorite
    of mine, and he has excellent item descriptions:
    http://stores.ebay.com/Dennis6z7a
     
  8. Best low light camera I have used is the Extreme CCTV monochrome cameras.
    Check out a shot I just took over the internet from my remote DVR. The
    camera is looking through a front window. You can see the siren in the upper
    right hand corner of the photo.
    http://www.geocities.com/noweldrecumbent/CAM1.JPG
    Keep in mind the DVR is set at the lowest resolution, at 1 frame per second.
    Dave
     
  9. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    not bad for the lowest...what's the best look like?



    | Best low light camera I have used is the Extreme CCTV monochrome cameras.
    | Check out a shot I just took over the internet from my remote DVR. The
    | camera is looking through a front window. You can see the siren in the
    upper
    | right hand corner of the photo.
    | http://www.geocities.com/noweldrecumbent/CAM1.JPG
    | Keep in mind the DVR is set at the lowest resolution, at 1 frame per
    second.
    | Dave
    |
    | | >> Anybody have recommendations for a low-cost security camera that's
    | >> actually good in low light?
    | >>
    | >> Are the units integrating IR LEDs any good?
    | >>
    | >> TIA!
    | >>
    | >> Mark
    | >
    | > from buffalo ny:
    | > regarding your project, your who/what/where/when/why/how answers will
    | > narrow down your choices, some ir's are visible as red at night, if
    | > your front porch camera is indoors behind glass those lights will
    | > cause a reflection. maybe your camera needs to be in an outdoor heated
    | > enclosure to monitor a basement water meter subject to freezing for
    | > example. to me i needed a wide viewing angle and low lux for the front
    | > door. the color cameras usually shift to black and white after dark,
    | > so you need to review specs if you need more light. a simple indoor
    | > installation to monitor a wandering grandma might be a simpler indoor
    | > camera on a motion sensing alarm trigger circuit related to a full
    | > door and window triggered home alarm. may i suggest you browse your
    | > camera needs here, i have purchased from this ebay seller, a favorite
    | > of mine, and he has excellent item descriptions:
    | > http://stores.ebay.com/Dennis6z7a
    | >
    |
    |
     
  10. Guest

    I saw your post about the low light cameras. Which camera model is
    it and
    what is the website address?
     
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