smartIR

Almost always we’re asked about specific video surveillance features. For example one question we get is “what exactly is smart IR”? Smart IR was developed simply to solve the problem of cameras whiting out images.

A camera with Smart IR technology adjusts the intensity of the camera’s infrared LEDs to compensate for the distance of an object — particularly in low or no light setting — in order for the infrared to not overexpose the object.

In low light conditions images of people’s faces for example — when too close to the camera — won’t appear washed out with smart IR, as seen in the scenes below.

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Buying Smart-ly

Image wash outs occur if a customer purchases an infrared camera with say a 60 foot IR range, but the camera is monitoring an area where people can approach it at a much closer distance, say 5 to 10 feet. Many IR cameras include Smart IR technology though not all do. To select the best equipment, we make sure we gather all requirements up front including possible low to no light conditions prior to recommending cameras for your business.

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