• How does the IR work on your cameras?
    How does the IR work on your cameras?

    Many of the Monoprice Cameras come with the option of Infrared vision and recording for usage in low light areas or during the night.  Infrared uses a number of LEDs that emit a frequency of light that is invisible to the human eye, but can be viewed and recorded using the camera's mechanical eye.  These LEDs are controlled by a light sensor built into the camera that detects when the light has faded, such as during night time, and automatically turns the LEDs on to allow the camera to see in the dark using it's infrared vision.  This feature can be turned off in the camera's settings, if You have no use for it.

  • Varifocus Lens vs Fixed Lens
    A VariFocal lens is a lens that allows you to adjust the distance between the center of the lens and it's focus. This allows you to adjust the distance at which you are able to view objects through your camera. Any camera with a VariFocal lens will allow the user to zoom in or out, allowing a greater range of viewing options using those cameras. A fixed lens is a lens which does not move from it's installed position. With a fix lens the lens of the camera is preset to a specific focus. With a fixed lens You are unable to adjust the focus, and so you are unable to zoom in or out.

  • What is IP66?
    IP66 is a rating system used to determine how protected an electronic device, such as a camera, is from water and dirt. IP stands for "Ingress Protection" and the following numbers, in this case 6 and 6, are the rating at which the device is protected from solids, such as dirt and dust, and liquids, usually water. A 6 rating for solids is the highest rating that can be given, meaning that the device is completely protected from contact with dust. A 6 rating is not the highest, but still a very high rating against powerful water jets or streams. What this means is that a device with an IP66 Rating is safe to be installed outdoors where they will likely be exposed to rain, wind and dust. However, just because a device is given an IP66 rating does not mean it is not suitable for indoor installation. Devices with an IP66 rating are still usable indoors.

  • Why does the Amp rating on the distribution box's differ?

    It is because it is expected that when you have that many cameras, you will be mixing & matching IR and non-IR cameras. Non-IR cameras will not require nearly as much power.