The HD-BL8 is a 4-in-1 HD bullet security camera that supports the following video surveillance formats: AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI, and analog CVBS. The AHD, HD-TVI, and HDCVI modes support 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080). The analog CCTV mode (CVBS) supports 960H resolution (960 x 480). Installers can easily select the video mode using the small joystick that is attached to the camera's video cable. The 3.5mm to 16mm varifocal lens is adjusted using the twist-rings on the camera body and allows installers to adjust the field of view between an 82 to 16-degree field of view and a much more zoomed in angle. Check out these sample surveillance photos and this demo video that demonstrate the range of view.
The HD-BL8 is enclosed in an IP66 weatherproof bullet-style housing which makes it a great choice for indoor and outdoor installations. The tri-axis mounting bracket allows installers to ceiling mount or wall mount the camera and adjust the angle of view in any direction.
This camera is typically connected to a surveillance DVR by hard wiring it using the same RG-59 or RG6 coaxial cable that is used for analog CCTV cameras. If you do not need to record video and would like to connect this camera directly to an HDMI TV / Monitor for live view only, please refer to the AHD-CV7 AHD to HDMI converter, or select it from the drop-down above.
- 1/3" 2 Megapixel Panasonic CMOS Image Sensor
- Selectable Analog CCTV (CVBS), AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI Modes
- 1080p HD Video Resolution (1920 x 1080)
- 960H Resolution in Analog CCTV / CVBS Mode
- Video Connector: BNC
- Power Connector: 2.1mm Plug
- 3.6mm to 16mm Varifocal Lens / Adjustable 82 to 16 Degree Field of View
- IP66 Weatherproof Housing - Indoor / Outdoor
- Tri-axis Mount - Ceiling or Wall Mountable
- OSD Controls via Cable / Joystick
- 12V DC Power Supply Included
- NO LONGER HAS SUN SHIELD
Be sure to click on the gear icon in the lower right of the video and select 1080p resolution if you are viewing from a desktop computer.
Watch this video to see what 1080p video looks like recorded from an HD-BL8. The video also shows the angle of view that the 3.5mm and 16mm lens settings provide.
The above image was captured using the HD-BL8 running in HD-TVI mode and with the vari-focal lens adjusted to the widest angle of view. This is the 3.5mm lens setting. The camera was mounted in the tech room at CCTV Camera Pros office in West Palm Beach, Florida. This room is 13 feet wide by 21 feet long. All of the lights are on in the room so that the camera is operating in daytime / color mode.
Here is a low-light surveillance image captured by the HD-BL8. When light levels are low, this camera switches to black and white mode. All of the lights are off. There is ambient light coming from the hallway because the door was left 1/3 open. You can not tell by the image, but the room is very dark. This camera does well in low light, however, we recommend an infrared camera if you need to capture surveillance in ultra-low or zero light.
16mm Lens Setting
We adjusted the camera's adjustable lens to the 16mm settings when we captured this image. The camera is mounted in the same location of the room, which is 22 feet away from this license plate. *Please note that this is not an LPR camera. The license plate is just being used to demonstrate how much the lens can be adjusted to a zoomed in angle.
Remote Camera View via iPhone Mobile App
In our testing, we connected our HD-BL8 to an iDVR-PRO HD surveillance DVR so that we could run the camera at 1080p resolution. In addition to providing a recording platform, the iDVR-PRO DVRs lets user login from remotely over the Internet to view the camera live. The below image was captured using the iDVR-PRO Viewer app for iPhone.
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 our local WIFI network. This works the same as viewing the camera from remotely over the Internet using LTE, 4G, 3G, etc.
Video Mode Selector
Installers can easily select the video mode using the small joystick that is attached to the camera's video cable. Simply hold the joystick in any direction for 5 seconds to switch to that video mode.
Download the HD-BL8 product specification here.
Compatible with iDVR-PRO Hybrid AHD / CCTV DVRs
The HD-BL8 works great with iDVR-PRO hybrid surveillance DVRs. iDVR-PROs support analog CCTV, HD-TVI and AHD CCTV cameras. The remote camera viewing via mobile apps, Mac, and Windows software is excellent.
iPhone / iPad Compatible
Click here to learn more about the latest iDVR-PRO HD CCTV 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. All DVR channels support all camera types. iDVR-PRO DVRs work with the following security camera types and resolutions.
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 click here to request a demo login.