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HD CCTV Security Camera, AHD 1080p Video Resolution, 2.8-12mm Lens
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Product Code: AHD-BX3-28

The following items are included:


Outdoor Housing:


HDMI Converter:



The AHD-BX3-28 is a box-style HD CCTV security camera that comes with a 2.8 ~ 12mm megapixel / varifocal lens and uses a 1/3" Sony Progressive Scan CMOS image sensor. The AHD-BX3-28 supports 1080p (1920 x 1080) high definition surveillance video over standard RG59 coaxial cable. This camera must be used with an AHD compatible DVR Check out these sample surveillance images captured with the AHD-BX3-28.

This AHD box camera has a lux rating of 1 lux in color mode and 0.1 lux in black & white mode. This allows the AHD-BX3-28 to capture video in normal light and dimly lit environments.

An OSD (On Screen Display) menu allows the user to adjust the camera's settings using a joystick located on the camera. Digital Noise Reduction produces better image quality by removing graininess, especially useful when in black & white mode. This camera can be powered by either 12V DC or 24VAC.

For environments with challenging lighting conditions, such as bright backlighting, the AHD-BX3-28 surveillance camera uses Digital WDR Enhancement. Digital WDR Enhancement works by combining the brightest part of the image with the darkest part to create one highly detailed image.

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 above.

AHD-BX3-28 AHD Security Camera features:

  • 1/3" Sony Progressive Scan CMOS Image Sensor
  • 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution / 2 Megapixel
  • Only Compatible with AHD DVRs
  • Video Connector: BNC
  • Power Connector: Screw Terminals (2.1mm Pigtail Included)
  • 2.8mm ~ 12mm Varifocal Lens
  • 1 Lux in Color mode / 0.1 Lux in Black & White mode
  • Tri-axis mount for ceiling or wall installations
  • Optional Housing for Outdoor Applications
  • Sense-Up Intensifier Technology (Up to x30)
  • Digital WDR / Digital Wide Dynamic Range
  • Advanced On Screen Display controls via push buttons(located on the camera)
  • OSD allows for control over light sensitivity, exposure, white balance, day/night, digital noise reduction, color, and sharpness adjustments
  • 12V-DC / 24V-AC Compliant

Sample Surveillance Images

The following video surveillance snapshots were captured using an AHD-BX3-28 connected to an iDVR-PRO DVR. Please click on the images to see the full sized 1080p resolution photos.

1080p HD Box Security Camera with Lens Set at 2.8mm

The above image was captured with the camera lens set at the widest setting - 2.8mm. You can see that the 2.8mm setting provides an approximate 109-degree field of view. The garbage dumpster in the background is located 90 feet away from where the camera is mounted.

1080p Box HD CCTV Camera with Lens Set at 12mm

This image was captured with the camera lens set at the most narrow / zoomed in setting - 12mm. You can see the difference in the field of view / zoom when you compare the 2.8 to 12mm. The 12mm setting captures a 22-degree field of view. This camera's megapixel lens can be adjusted anywhere in between these two settings as well. The camera's location has not changed. The garbage dumpster is still 90 feet away. The lens has been adjusted to bring the view much closer.

BNC to HDMI Converter

BNC to HDMI Converter

An optional 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.

Product Specification

AHD-BX3-28 Specification

Download the AHD-BX3-28 camera spec here.

Download the OSD user manual for AHD cameras here.

Recommended Surveillance Installations / Applications

CCTV Camera Pros recommends the AHD-BX3-28 for the following types of video surveillance installations and applications.

  • Indoor surveillance only (Optional Housing for Outdoor Applications)
  • Installations which require the high video resolution
  • Different lighting level: bright light or low light
  • Areas with intense background lighting are OK also by using the cameras wide dynamic range (WDR) capability
  • Ceiling or wall mountable
  • Great for residential, commercial, and government surveillance installations
  • Camera is recommended to be mounted a total distance of between 5 and 50 feet away from target surveillance area. Refer to CCTV camera lens chart.
  • Camera has a 2.8 to 12mm varifocal lens and can be adjusted during installation to the field of view preference of the customer.

Compatible with iDVR-PRO Hybrid AHD / CCTV DVRs

The AHD-BX-28 works great with an iDVR-PRO hybrid CCTV DVR.

iPhone / iPad Compatible
iOS Compatible Security DVR
Android Compatible
Android Compatible Security DVR
Mac Compatible
Mac Compatible Security DVR


Click here to learn more about the latest iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs.

iDVR-PRO Works with Analog CCTV and HD Security Cameras

CCTV / AHD / HD-TVI Hybrid Security Camera DVR

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.

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.

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