This page contains the 1080p HD security cameras (AHD CCTV type) that CCTV Camera Pros sells. AHD stands for analog high definition. These cameras are named that way because they can use the same RG59 coax cable that traditional analog CCTV cameras use, however, the resolution is full 1080p (1920 x 1080) instead of 704 x 480 (analog D1 CCTV resolution). This makes them a great choice for customers that want to upgrade their existing CCTV system from standard to high definition, especially when using an iDVR-PRO hyrid DVR that works with SD and HD CCTV cameras. Because our iDVR-PRO DVRs can also record full 1080p resolution in real time on all channels, they are also a great choice for use with all HD cameras.
Below is a playlist of videos captured by some of the 1080p cameras on this page. You can select which video that you want to play by clicking on the PLAYLIST icon in the upper left hand corner of the video player.
For best results on desktop PCs, please click on the gear icon in the lower right of the player and select 1080p video resolution.
AHD Camera Cable
One of the advantages of AHD cameras is that they can use the same RG59 coax cable as traditional CCTV cameras and the cable runs can be just as long (max distance about 800 feet). Our RG59 Siamese cable options have been tested with AHD cameras and are guaranteed by CCTV Camera Pros to work effectively with the AHD cameras that we sell.
In addition to RG59 coax cable, AHD cameras can also be wired using CAT-5 / CAT-5e cable by using video baluns. Video baluns convert the UTP cable in CAT5 to BNC connections on the camera and DVR end of the cable run. You can learn more about video baluns for AHD cameras here.
AHD HD Surveillance DVRs
AHD cameras do require a HD surveillance DVR that is compatible with AHD cameras to capture high definition video. CCTV Camera Pros offers hybrid DVRs that work with both AHD (720p and 1080p compatible) and standard definition analog CCTV cameras. We highly recommend our iDVR-PRO hybrid DVRs. You can learn more about these DVRs here.
SD vs HD CCTV Comparison
Standard Definition CCTV Camera Image
Here is a still image captured by a standard definition analog CCTV camera. The image is stretched to 720p resolution because it was captured while connected to an iDVR-E recorder at full screen. Click on the image to see the full sized view and compare it to the HD camera image below.
720p High Definition CCTV Camera Image
Here is a still image captured by an AHD HD security camera at 720p resolution. Click on the image to see the full sized view and compare it to the SD camera image above.
1080p High Definition CCTV Camera Image
Here is a still image captured by an AHD HD security camera at 1080p resolution. Click on the image to see the full sized view and compare it to the SD and 720p AHD camera images above.
Display AHD CCTV Camera Video on HDMI Monitors
If you want to display live video directly from an AHD camera without using a surveillance DVR or if you want to share the video signal between an HDMI monitor and a DVR, you can use this AHD to HDMI converter. Click to learn more and watch a video on how it works.
Looking for a replacement camera for an existing DVR from another manufacturer? Many manufacturers are using the AHD video standard. The HD security cameras on this page are compatible with most AHD DVRs from every major manufacturer including (but not limited to): Swann, Samsung, Night Owl, Lorex, QSee, Defender, Dahua, HikVision. If you need help figuring out which type of security camera format your DVR requires and if one of our cameras will work with it, please contact us here.
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