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Security Camera MountsWith a Box security camera you may select from a variety of CCTV security camera mounts. Mounts are available for ceiling, wall, or roof, also they are available in different lengths and of some are even flexible allowing you to bend the mount arm itself into any angle you need. To find out more about camera mount options, visit our Security Camera Mounts page.
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Outdoor Security Camera HousingBox security cameras can be used outside or in a very harsh environment when put in an outdoor camera housing like the photo to the left. An outdoor housing with a built in heater and blower can allow the camera to operate in environments that would be outside the range of other body types. The outdoor housing is also instantly recognizable as a security camera and as such offers a great deal of deterrence.
Camera Security Now also offers Vandal Resistant Security Cameras and Weatherproof Housing.
Security Camera LensesLenses can be changed!
As a general rule Box Cameras have their lenses sold separately. The lens simply unscrews from the camera body, just like the way lenses are removed from traditional cameras. The main type of lenses are: Autoiris, Varifocal, and Fixed.
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An Autoiris lens has a small cable that
connects from the lens to the body of the camera. Through this
cable the lens and the camera can communicate and the lens will
actually squint to reduce the amount of light getting through
should the camera have to look at a picture full of bright
If you have a Varifocal lens that means the lens can have its focal length manually adjusted across a range of settings listed in millimeters. The higher the millimeter (mm) rating on the lens the greater the zoom of the camera. The lower the mm rating the wider the angle of view. This is a huge advantage over a camera with a fixed lens because with a varifocal lens you can adjust the zoom and focus to get the most appropriate field of view for your shot. Varifocal lenses in the range of 3-15mm are very common and affordable. Specialty lenses that range up to 150mm or more are also available but their costs can easily exceed that of the camera.
In general, a 8mm lens is like a
4mm lens magnified 2 times.
A 16mm lens is like the 4mm lens magnified 4 times.
To learn more about lens size and field of view see our Field Of View Calulator
A fixed lens offers the most economical
solution but as the name implies the field of view is fixed and
can not be adjusted. Fixed lenses are available across the full
range of sizes and can come with or without the autoiris
Professional Security Cameras are for the most part capable of accepting either a 12 Volt DC or a 24 Volt AC power source. This gives them the advantage over other cameras that accept only 12 Volt DC. In large facilities where cable runs can be quite long 12 Volt DC will simply not run as far or as stable as 24 Volt DC.
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