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How Effective Are IR Illuminators?

Published by Marie on February 27, 2015 3:23 PM

Cameras need light to record video, so how can your record at night? IR illuminators, either built-in like with the Axis M1144-L camera or as addition equipment you can mount near the cameras, provide infrared light that is invisible to the human eye but bright enough for a camera to see.

At night your camera records in black and white because it does not have enough light to record clear colors, but that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice clear video. In the sample video below, recorded with the Axis M1144-L, IR illuminators allow you to clearly see the man as he moves around the store taking merchandise and cash.

If you want to protect your business around the clock, day/night cameras are equipped to record in any lighting. Shop our wide range of day/night cameras, from PTZ to HD domes, or contact our experts today to get a personalized camera recommendation.

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