CCTV security camera system has become increasingly relevant to people's lives. In daily life, we can see many surveillance cameras are installed in different places, in shopping malls, in apartments, in offices, on buses, in taxis, etc., Are these surveillance cameras the same? This article will introduce the differences between traditional regular CCTV cameras and vehicle cameras from several points.
1. The difference in size between regular CCTV camera and vehicle camera:
Because regular CCTV cameras are usually large size and widely installed around people’s lives, so they are easy to be noticed. While due to the small size of the vehicle camera and most of the vehicle cameras are installed in hidden places and limited to install on a vehicle, so unless people look for them specially, few people will notice them. We can see regular CCTV cameras have many choices: bullet cameras, dome cameras, PTZ cameras, even anti-explosion cameras, while for vehicle cameras there are only a few choices, like small dome cameras, small waterproof camera, mirror cameras, etc.
Popular regular CCTV cameras shape in the market:
Vehicle Cameras from ICARvisions company as an example:
2. The difference in basic specification between regular CCTV camera and vehicle camera:
Since regular CCTV cameras are mostly installed in constructions, they are required to cover a quite large view angle and filed in a long-distance, then regular CCTV cameras need to provide a high video resolution and clear image quality. Now regular CCTV cameras already can offer 1.3MP,2MP, 5MP, even 4K such higher resolution; while for vehicle CCTV market, the popular resolution is still analog camera, 720P AHD camera, and 1080P AHD camera. The reason for that difference is those vehicle cameras are only required to see a clear image in front of the vehicles in a short distance (normally less than 10 meters), while regular CCTV cameras are required to see the long-distance image clearly ( normally more than 10 meters).
3. The difference in installation between regular CCTV and vehicle cameras:
Due to the application scenarios of the regular CCTV cameras and vehicle cameras are different, so surely their installation methods will be different. Regular CCTV cameras are usually installed in a single environment, and distance between the cameras will be far, so users can choose to connect the cameras and recorders by wired or wireless; Besides, the regular CCTV cameras connectors normally are BNC or RJ45 ports; While for vehicle cameras, normally they are installed in the car, and distance between the cameras is generally short, so most of the vehicle cameras are connected to recorder by wired; And due to the bumpy and vibration working environment in the car, vehicle cameras connectors normally are aviation port to avoid the connection between cameras and recorders get loose.
Regular CCTV cameras system installation wiring diagram:
Vehicle CCTV cameras system wiring diagram:
Except for the camera-connectors are different, their working power supply requirements are also different. Regular CCTV cameras need to get a litter higher power supply than vehicle cameras, normally regular CCTV cameras need to work with a DC12V or 24V power supply, while vehicle cameras need to work with a DC5V power supply.
It is not very difficult to distinguish regular CCTV cameras and vehicle cameras by following the above small tips. If users still can not make final choices, they can also turn to the salesperson for suggestions based on different project requirements.