HD Security Cameras, HD CCTV Cameras, HD over Coax
HD security cameras, also known as HD CCTV cameras and HD over Coax cameras, are capable of capturing high definition video surveillance footage up to 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). This page contains two types of HD of coax cable type security cameras: AHD and TVI. CCTV Camera Pros equally recommends both camera types and we have surveillance DVRs that work with AHD, TVI and analog CCTV cameras. However, some other DVRs only work with one or the other type which is why we carry both.
You can use these links to view pages that contain only AHD cameras or TVI cameras or continue to scroll down this page to view all 1080p HD cameras that we supply.
Below is a playlist of videos captured by some of the 1080p AHD 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.
This is a playlist of videos captured using some of the 1080p TVI 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.
HD Camera Cable
One of the advantages of both AHD and TVI 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 and TVI cameras. They are guaranteed 100% by CCTV Camera Pros to work effectively.
In addition to RG59 coax cable, HD security cameras (AHD and TVI) 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 HD security cameras here.
HD Camera DVRs
AHD and TVI cameras do require an HD surveillance DVR that is compatible. CCTV Camera Pros offers hybrid DVRs that work with both AHD (720p and 1080p compatible), 1080p TVI cameras, 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 Camera Comparison
Standard Definition Security Camera Image (analog CCTV)
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 Security 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 Security 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 HD Surveillance 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? Just about every DVR manufacturer is making HD-over-Coax type DVRs that are compatible with at least one of the following video formats: AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI. The HD security cameras on this page are compatible with most 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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