What is IR in CCTV camera?

IR distance in CCTV cameras refers to the maximum range at which the camera's infrared (IR) illuminators can effectively provide night vision or capture images in low-light conditions. Infrared light is not visible to the human eye, but it's essential for cameras to capture clear images in complete darkness. IR distance also has a longer range than other types of distance measurement. It can provide distances of up to 500 meters, making it ideal for use in larger areas. This makes it an ideal solution for large-scale security systems. Hikvision offers several budget-friendly CCTV cameras with varying IR distances to cater to different surveillance needs. Here are a few options that have been known to provide good IR distances without breaking the bank:

  • Hikvision DS-2CE56D0T-IRF IR Turret Camera: This dome camera is known to have a reasonable IR distance, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor surveillance, especially in low-light or nighttime scenarios.

  • Hikvision DS-2CE16D0T-IRP-ECO Bullet CCTV Camera: This budget-friendly option often offers a decent IR distance, allowing it to capture clear images in low-light conditions. It's a basic choice suitable for general surveillance requirements.