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10 Things we Like About Turret Cameras


Hello and welcome to this one off video looking
at turret cameras, and 10 reasons why we like and why you should think about them as a possible
option. Now for years in the world of CCTV your options
for the design of outdoor cameras was between, dome, bullets and classic box cameras. But then in 2015 Hikvision announced a completely
unique style of camera, the turret Now the turret, sometimes referred to as a
flat-faced dome, was designed to avoid the flaws that become prevalent with the older
dome, bullet and box designs. this video will cover 10 of these design improvements
and hopefully by the end you’ll understand and agree with us that when it comes to outdoor
cameras the turret has hit the nail on the head So let’s start like any list
video should with point number 1 Rain is always going to be a big problem for
outdoor cameras, and domes have always suffered the worst as the curved surface of the dome
collects water droplets like a magnet. This problem is made a lot better with the
flat-faced design of the turret which allows the water to run off and stops it collecting
on the lens window which reduces the risk of you having water
droplets obscure or distort your view when the camera captures something important Point number 2 Two windows, and no I don’t mean those kind
of windows I mean the 2 windows on the face of the camera. Now from the outside this might look like
it has nothing to do with the performance of the camera, but in actual fact what the
design does is separate the IR LED’s from the lens. This fixes a problem common with dome & some
bullet cameras, that is IR reflection this is were IR light is reflected of the inside of the dome
and back into the lens, by separating the components this reflection is no longer possible. Point 3 Because of the new 2 window design and the
elimination of IR reflection that come with that, the turrets can now also use much more
powerful EXIR LED’s without worrying about loss of image quality. And by having more powerful EXIR LED’s the
turrets are also able to see much further in the dark than other outdoor cameras. Point number 4 The Hikvision turret has one of the widest
range of lens options available for outdoor cameras. Starting with the 2.8mm with 90 degree FoV,
followed by the 4mm with 60 degree FoV and the 6mm with 45 degree FoV and finally the
12mm model which has a 30 degree FoV. This makes the turret a much more versatile
choice for a variety of outdoor spaces. Point 5 Spiders, yes you heard me right spiders, if
you’ve ever had a bullet or box camera that has a rain shade or recessed lens you’ll
know what I mean. Because of the heat produced by the IR LED’s
the spiders are attracted and if the cameras have shades or protective housings the spiders
will spin their webs across the front of your lens obscuring your view. This is completely removed with turrets as
the flat-faced design leaves nowhere for the spider to hang, and even if they do because
of the 2-window design they will only hang in front of the IR window. Point number 6 Size is an important thing when it comes to
installing cameras on smaller structures such as homes, flats or shops. Turret cameras are great for these situations
as not only are they compact but they are also discreet, which means even if you install
3 or 4 on your home it won’t look like fort knox. Point 7 Position adjustment is crucial for a versatile
outdoor camera that can be installed in almost any location. And the turret camera is that camera, with
its 3-axis of adjustment you’d struggle to find anywhere that you couldn’t place this camera where you wouldn’t be able
to adjust the camera’s rotate, pan & tilt to achieve your desired view. The closest other option you have would be
a dome but these are limited by the edges of their dome. Point number 8 Brackets can be a requirement for outdoor
installation and the Hivision turrets can be mounted in variety of ways. You can mount them straight to a surface or
attach it to a junction box, but also Hikvision offers a wall bracket that not only mounts
to walls but also can be adapted for corner & pole mounting. Point 9 Power and getting it to your camera has always
been a problem for outdoor cameras, but with the advent of PoE things are now a lot easier. Not only can you install your camera with
a single cable, carrying both power and data, but also if your passing said cable through
a wall the hole you have to make can be much smaller, And if you’re taking the cable around the
exterior of your building it’s a lot less work to secure and protect one cable rather
than 2. Finally we come to point number 10 Weather resistance is crucial for an outdoor
camera, and with the Hikvision turrets you have nothing to worry about. With their IP66 rating they will withstand
severe punishment from dust, water and sand, apart from being mounted underwater there
is almost no weather that could break this camera. All of these point are why turrets are our
go to option for almost every outdoor situation, the only cases for not using turrets would
be if you wanted vandal or tamper protection and if you wanted to see further than 30m in the dark, But these are specialist requirements that
are offered by other cameras, for all standard outdoor installations the Turret is the way
to go. Thank you for watching and subscribing, if
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