If you need to see color from your security camera 24 hours a day and you need some of the best low light performance the surveillance industry offers, then please take a look at this camera. Traditionally, almost all security cameras will switch to Black and White when the surrounding lighting drops to a low level or becomes non-existent. This helps cameras see better at night while also allowing the camera to see the invisible infrared lights that the camera may have.
While this is great for many scenarios, there may be times where you need to see color at night and this is where this camera fulfills this need. First of all the camera has a sensor in it that is designed to see in extreme low light conditions and still stay in color. We are talking star light conditions! However, if the light levels drop so low to where its nearly pitch dark, an integrated white flood light turns on to illuminate the surrounding area and allow the camera to continue to see in color.
Lets take a closer look at the features:
EXTREME LOW LIGHT SENSOR
The camera performs incredibly at the lowest light levels we have ever seen. Even without the integrated white light turned on, the camera is still able to see in settings with minimal amounts of ambient light such as star light or moonlight. There are times when you are looking at the cameras view on your monitor and it looks like late evening during dusk hours, but in reality, its midnight! You truly have to see it to believe it.
INTEGRATED ADJUSTABLE FLOODLIGHT
This feature can be so useful in many different scenarios. This is not a traditional Infrared Light that you normally see on security cameras, this is a real White Flood Light.
First, you can choose to use the floodlight to come on/off as sort of a dusk to dawn light, so when the light levels drop so low the flood light turns on which also helps the camera to see in color a lot more crisply. You can adjust the light level sensitivity as to when the floodlight turns on/off. You may also choose to put the flood light on a timer as well and choose to have it turn on/off at a specific time of the day. You can also edit the intensity of the floodlights light output in the cameras interface.
Lastly, you can choose to completely disable the floodlight altogether if you wish.
The WS-NITECOLOR-DM2 captures video up to a resolution of 4MP @ 30 FPS, which is 2560×1440 pixels. To put this in perspective, FHD (Full High Definition) is 2 megapixels, or 1920×1080 pixels. These cameras don’t have a high resolution, but they’re faster and more affordable. On the other end of the spectrum, 4K Ultra HD resolution is 8MP. These produce crazy high resolution video, but can be slower and much more expensive. So at 4MP, this camera is a pretty good blend of both. It has a higher resolution than FHD cameras without the cost of 4K UHD.
4MM FIXED LENS
The WS-NITECOLOR-DM2 has a 4mm Fixed Lens. That means it’s fixed at one length; it can’t optically zoom in and out. The longer the focal length on a fixed lens camera, the more zoomed in it is and the more close-up detail you’ll be able to see. But the shorter the focal length, the wider the field of view and the more area your surveillance will cover.
The WS-NITECOLOR-DM2 has a fixed length of 4mm, giving it a horizontal field of view of 94°.
Having audio capabilities in your video surveillance system can be an important feature. The WS-NITECOLOR-DM2 comes with a built-in microphone, allowing you to hear and record crisp, clear audio without running any additional cables to power a microphone.
IP66 WEATHERPROOF RATING
This camera has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 66. This means the camera is completely protected from dust and other solid particles (the first six). It can also withstand powerful streams of water jets from any direction (the second six).
Rest assured that when you install your camera outside, it will have no problem braving the toughest of storms.
The WS-NITECOLOR-DM2 is a part of our H-Series line of products. As such, it’s packed with features that would please a power user, yet it’s simple enough to operate for a novice. Easily view and manage your cameras and recorders anywhere in the world with the free mobile and desktop applications. For the power user, these apps give you the power to adjust advanced settings on the fly. For the novice, you can use the apps to simply view live feeds and play back recorded video. Whatever you need to accomplish, it’s all right there at your fingertips.
PLUG & PLAY
If you’re creating a new system out of our H-Series cameras, set up is insanely easy with our H-Series line of POE NVRs. Simply plug the camera into the back of the H-Series NVR and you have instant video on the recorder’s HDMI interface. You can also view and manage the NVR through free desktop and mobile apps, such as Hik-Connect and iVMS-4200.
If you want to add this camera to a security system already set up, that’s no problem. This camera complies with the protocols set by the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF). This means, as long as your current recorder is ONVIF compatible, you’ll be able to set this camera up with your current system.
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