Having the correct amount of light is vital for capturing useful footage from your video security camera in Lakeland, FL, but light cast in the wrong direction can also render a camera useless. Lighting should be orientated towards the subject of your video and not towards the security camera.
Unfortunately, that's not always possible. Video security applications often require placing security cameras in areas with difficult lighting conditions. Examples include:
Standard security cameras adjust to the brightest source in the image, making details in the darker areas of the image hard to distinguish. To combat this, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) video security cameras are employed in situations where there are varying lighting situations in Lakeland, FL. WDR enables the camera to deliver video with near perfect exposure in the harshest of lighting conditions.
WDR in action
Dynamic range is the ratio of the maximum signal output of the sensor to the smallest signal output of the sensor. Or, in other words, dynamic range is the ratio of the brightest portion (maximum output) of the image to the darkest portion (smallest output) of the image.
Most standard CCD sensors have a contrast ratio of 1:1000 (60dB) while wide dynamic range sensors have a contrast ratio of 1:1800 ' 1:5600 (65-75 dB). So, the wider the dynamic range, the better the sensor can accurately capture varying light intensities and heighten the details visible within an area.
There are two basic solutions that are used in WDR video security cameras:
Of the two solutions, multi-frame imaging is the most widely used for wide dynamic range because it is more suitable for capturing images in real time and can process moving objects more quickly.
Several government facilities, banks and progressive businesses in Lakeland, FL are so convinced about the value of wide dynamic range technology; they have used WDR cameras in all of their recent security installations.
The prices of WDR security cameras have dropped to affordable levels due to so many adopting the technology early, and are offered in a variety of form factors to meet the needs of both indoor and outdoor applications.
Like the early adopters, we're sold on WDR cameras and they rise to the top of our recommendation list for customers in Lakeland, FL looking to get the best insurance should crime occur.