The AHD-BL5H is a 1080p HD CCTV camera (AHD security camera) with built-in infrared capable of seeing up to 100 feet in complete darkness. The
AHD-BL5H is enclosed in an IP68 rated weatherproof housing so that it can be used for indoor and outdoor video surveillance applications. This camera has a vari-focal (adjustable) 2.8 to 12mm lens that allows installers to adjust the field of view from very wide (about 100 degrees) to a much more narrow and zoomed in view. This high definition analog camera uses a Sony Progressive Scan image sensor that captures 1080p resolution ( 1920 x 1080 / 2 megapixel ) video. This camera is hard-wired to a DVR using RG59 coaxial cable. As with all AHD cameras, they must be used with an AHD compatible DVR .
This 1080p camera uses 35
built-in infrared LEDs that allow the camera to operate in low light and zero light conditions. The smart IR technology enables the camera to automatically adjust the intensity of the infrared lighting based on the distance objects are located from the camera. Please check out these 1080p images captured by the AHD-BL5H. You can also watch HD surveillance video demos captured with this camera here.
Installers can easily access a menu (on-screen display) that allows them to adjust the camera's image settings using a joystick located on the camera.
Digital Noise Reduction produces better image quality by removing graininess, especially useful in black & white mode when the IR LEDs are active. Other settings such as brightness, gain, low light intensity (SENSUP) can also be adjusted using the OSD. The vari-focal lens adjustment and focus are also very simple to adjust on this camera using two knobs located on the back of the housing. This camera is dual voltage and can be powered via a 12V DC or 24VAC power supply.
If you would like to
connect this camera directly to an HDMI compliant TV / Monitor, please refer to this BNC to HDMI converter, or select it from the drop-down menu above.
1/2.9" Sony Progressive Scan CMOS Image Sensor
1080p (1920 x 1080) / 2 Megapixel HD Video Resolution
Compatible AHD DVRs (analog high definition)
Video Connector: BNC
Power Connector: Screw Terminals (2.1mm Pigtail Included)
2.8 to 12mm Variable Focus Lens
35 IR LEDs Built-in for Low Light & Zero Light Video Surveillance
IP68 Rated Weatherproof Enclosure Tri-axis mount for ceiling or wall installations
.01 LUX without IRs / 0 LUX with IRs on Sense-Up Intensifier Technology (Up to x30)
Digital WDR / Digital Wide Dynamic Range
Advanced On Screen Display controls via Push Button Joystick
OSD allows for control over light sensitivity, exposure, white balance, day/night, digital noise reduction, color, and sharpness adjustments
Dual Voltage: 12V DC or 24 VAC Power
The above videos were captured by connecting an AHD-BL5H camera to an iDVR-PRO16M surveillance DVR using RG59 coaxial cable. Please select 1080p video resolution in the lower right of the YouTube video player and watch in full-screen mode to see the best quality video.
The above image was captured using the AHD-BL5H CCTV Camera Pros test studio. All of the lights are on in the room so that the camera is operating in daytime / color mode.
This image was also captured using the AHD-BL5H in the same room, however, this was recorded with all of the lights turned off in the room. The camera's infrared LEDs clearly illuminate this entire room.
Remote Viewing via Mobile Apps
iPhone App View
When the AHD-BL5H is connected to an AHD CCTV DVR, users can log in from remotely over the Internet to view the camera live. To capture these mobile app screenshots, we connected our AHD-D7W was to an iDVR-PRO16M DVR. Check out the below images to see this camera being viewed using the
iDVR-PRO Viewer app for iPhone.
Above is the remote view in normal light conditions.
This image shows the remote iPhone view with all of the lights off and the camera's infrared night vision mode engaged.
Android Mobile App Viewing
These images were captured while using the
iDVR-PRO Viewer mobile app for Android. The camera is still connected to the iDVR-PRO16M at our office and we are accessing the DVR using WIFI on our demo network. This works the same accessing from remotely over the Internet.
Here is the infrared view from the Android app.
Complete HD Surveillance Systems
This camera is available individually and also as part of these complete
1080p HD surveillance systems which include cables, DVR, power supply, and an optional monitor.
CCTV Camera Pros can also build a custom system quote based on any number and types of cameras that you require. You can
request a quote here.
BNC to HDMI converter can be ordered with this camera. The converter allows you to connect your security camera to a TV via the HDMI input of your TV. In addition to the BNC video input on the converter, there is also a BNC loop output so that you can connect the camera to a DVR in addition to a TV / monitor. The BNC loop output is optional to use.
This device can be used solely as a way to connect your security camera to a TV for a live view only or you can also use the BNC output to also connect the camera's video to a second device, such as a DVR for recording video surveillance footage. You can see this in the above installation diagram.
AHD-BL5H product specification here.
OSD user manual for 1080p AHD cameras here.
Recommended Surveillance Installations / Applications
CCTV Camera Pros recommends the AHD-D7W for the following types of video surveillance applications.
Mostly used for outdoor video surveillance but can also be used for indoors Systems which require
HD video resolution This camera can be used in harsh climates because of the IP68 rated housing
Ceiling mount or wall mount application using the
tri-axis mount of the camera lens to orient the lens to the needed angle. Great for residential, commercial, and government surveillance installations
Can be used for applications that require a wide angle view or a more narrow zoomed in angle.
We supply this camera for home, business, and government use.
High-end residential, g
as station and bank surveillance applications are very common uses for this camera.
We have supplied this camera with our iDVR-PRO recorder for military based installations. We highly recommend the use of this camera with an iDVR-PRO recorder. Additional information about iDVR-PRO can be found below.
The AHD-BL5H works great with an iDVR-PRO hybrid CCTV DVRs.
iPhone / iPad Compatible
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learn more about the latest iDVR-PRO DVRs.
iDVR-PRO Works with Analog CCTV and HD Security Cameras
Users can mix and match different camera technologies. This is perfect for customers that have existing CCTV cameras and want to upgrade to high definition over time. Hybrid iDVR-PROs work with the following security camera types and resolutions.
AHD Cameras (720p and 1080p resolution models supported)
1080p HD-TVI Cameras Analog CCTV Cameras (all analog resolution supported including CIF, D1, 960H)
Request a Demo
Want to see how live video on this camera looks remotely over the Internet, please request a demo login below. You will be able to log in from iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices. You can also log in from Macintosh and Windows computers. Please note that not all applications stream HD video. Mobile apps stream a lower resolution so that performance is better. Please
click here to request a demo login.