the camera require any housing or heater for external
A: No not at all. All the external cameras that we sell
are suitable for external use without an enclosure.
is the difference between the System Q cameras & the
System Q cameras are built to a much tougher specification
than the Budget to resist
harsher environments, we have
used the System Q in the sea in Swansea's Docks with
no problem. The sensitive electronics are completely encased
in polymer resin to provide the ultimate protection against
water ingress & shock. Unlike some other cameras,
condensation is never a problem with this camera! A built-in
prevents the lens from frosting over on the coldest of
nights. We often demonstrate the superior quality by
submerging the camera in a goldfish bowl. It isn't surprising
we don't lose many sales.
Q: On the new System Q colour camera, how does the day-night
digital processing work?
A: The camera's electronics contain a sophisticated automatic
gain control (AGC) that gives the best possible picture
in low light. It works in 2 stages.
When the light levels falls to below 1 lux, the AGC dynamically
boosts the brightness of the colour pixels resulting in
a dilution of colour but a much improved picture in low
The brightened picture is further processed by the camera's
electronics, re-adjusting the camera's colour balance to
produce a more grayscale pictures with sharper detail in
The end result is a much brighter picture in low
light conditions that provides more visible detail
on the monitor/TV
To the naked eye, the camera's picture is almost completely
grayscale in low light but it actually contains about %%
colour information under these conditions.
Do You Connect the camera cable?
budget camera is designed for DIY and is completely "plug-n-play",
you just plug in the cable from the TV to the camera.
The System Q camera is designed for a more professional
and is also quite easy. Removing a locking screw releases
the front camera section revealing the hidden junction
terminal strip is provided to connect power, video & audio,
this is colour labelled for ease of use. Cable entry
can be made from the rear or through knockouts provided
the bracket cover.
Q: How do the cameras fasten to the wall or ceiling?
budget camera is supplied with both a wall bracket & ceiling
bracket that makes installation extremely simple.
The System Q camera (pictured above) has two fastening
holes to secure
it either to the wall or ceiling.
Q: Can I alter the direction that the camera is pointing?
both the cameras have very clever bracket arrangements
that allow the cameras to be pointed in any direction & locked
in that position.
Q: What if I require a traditional looking camera, as
a visible deterrent, but want the advantages of the System
problem! A purpose built "traditional looking" housing
is available. Remember that you do not need this
or any other heater or housing with our cameras.