The 5MP-BL5 is an IR bullet camera that supports multiple CCTV security camera video formats, including AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI. This is a selectable 4mp CCTV camera / 5mp CCTV camera.
The following video formats, resolutions, and video frame rates are supported. Please note that "mp" stands for "megapixel".
- AHD: 5mp at 20 FPS, 4mp at 30 FPS, 4mp at 25 FPS
- HD-TVI: 5mp at 20 FPS, 4mp at 30 FPS, 4mp at 25 FPS
- HD-CVI: 4mp at 30 FPS, 4mp at 25 FPS
Please note that HD-CVI does NOT support 5 megapixel resolution.
This high definition outdoor IR bullet camera is designed to provide a complete overview shot of small to medium-sized rooms. Please check out this
video surveillance demo and these
sample HD surveillance images taken using this camera. The 100-degree wide angle of view produced by the 3.6mm lens makes this camera an ideal option to mount in the corner of a room.
An IP67 weatherproof rated enclosure protects the key components of the 5MP-BL5 from harsh weather, dust, and humidity and allows it to be used in either indoor or outdoor applications. A tri-axis bracket allows this camera to be ceiling or wall mounted and the lens can be pointed in any direction.
The 5MP-BL5 is a BNC analog surveillance camera type meaning that it is hard-wired to a security DVR using
RG59 Siamese coaxial cable or pre-made BNC security camera cable. This is the same type of cable that is used to install standard definition CCTV analog cameras.
If you do not need to record video and would like to
connect this security camera directly to an HDMI TV for live viewing only, please check out this BNC to HDMI converter option or this 4 channel HD CCTV multiplexer.
- 1/2.5" 5 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor
- Selectable AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI, CVBS (analog CCTV) Video Format
- 5MP Video Resolution AHD and HD-TVI Modes
- 4MP Video Resolution AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI Modes
- Video Connector: BNC
- Power Connector: 2.1mm Plug
- Progressive Image Scanning System
- 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens - 100 Degree Field of View
- IP67 Weatherproof Housing - Indoor / Outdoor
- Tri-axis Mount. Ceiling or Wall Mountable. Optional Outdoor Junction Box
- Digital Wide Dynamic Range Function
- OSD Controls via Cable / Joystick
- 12V DC Power Supply Included
- NDAA Compliant Security Camera
The above image shows the dimensions of the 5MP-BL5 in millimeters. For reference 167.5mm = 6.6 inches. 74.5mm = 2.93 inches.
5MP-BL5 camera specification here.
VT-J302 security camera junction box is an optional installation mount for this camera. There is a bottom and side cable inlet and the cable leads from your camera can neatly be concealed inside this weatherproof enclosure. When the bottom inlet is used, the inlet plug can be moved to the size inlet. This junction box can be used for ceiling or wall mount installations.
Watch this video to see some demo video surveillance footage recorded using by the 5MP-BL5 is 4mp HD-TVI video mode and 5mp HD-TVI video mode. This video also shows how to change the video mode using the
Viewtron security camera DVR that the camera is recording to.
4MP CCTV Camera
The image above was captured with the 5MP-BL5 recording to an Viewtron surveillance DVR. The camera was set to 4 megapixel resolution in HD-TVI video mode. If you click on the image above, the full resolution photo will open.
IR Night Vision
Here is the 5MP-BL5 with the IR night vision enabled. Please note that the parking lot at CCTV Camera Pros warehouse does have some street lights, so this is not a zero light test. This is a low light test.
5MP CCTV Camera
The image above was captured with the 5MP-BL5 recording to an Viewtron surveillance DVR. The camera was set to 5 megapixel resolution in HD-TVI video mode. If you click on the image above, the full resolution photo will open.
iPhone App Remote Camera View
In our testing, we connected our 5MP-BL5 to an
Viewtron HD surveillance DVR. In addition to providing a recording platform, the Viewtron DVRs lets user login from remotely over the Internet to view the security cameras live. The above image was captured using the Viewtron security camera viewer app for iPhone.
Here is the remote camera view from the iPhone app with the camera in IR night vision mode.
Android Mobile App Remote Camera View
These images were captured while using the
Viewtron security camera mobile app for Android.
Here is the remote camera view from the Android mobile app with the camera in IR night vision mode.
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.
This camera works great with
Viewtron security camera DVRs. Viewtron 4K CCTV DVRs are hybrid. They support analog CCTV cameras, HD BNC cameras, and network IP cameras up to 4K resolution.
Custom Systems Designs & Quotes
CCTV Camera Pros designs custom video surveillance systems for customers and can provide a free quotes via email. In addition, you can schedule a free telephone consultation with a Pro.
We realize that requirements can vary and some customers need to mix and match various model cameras. Some customers have questions and prefer to speak with a professional designer on the phone. You can
request a free telephone consultation here. You can request a free custom quote here. You can also just email us directly instead of filling out a form here.
This camera is NDAA compliant. That means that it is not manufactured by any of the manufacturers on the NDAA (the National Defense Authorization Act) list of banned manufacturers. This camera does not use any materials from banned manufactures either. This camera may safely be purchased for government use.
CCTV Camera Pros is proud to have an
A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau and an average of 5 star reviews at Reseller Ratings. We were able to achieve this through the outstanding technical support and customer service that our team provides to our customers.
Looking for a replacement camera for an existing DVR from another manufacturer? Many manufacturers use the HD-TVI, AHD, or HD-CVI video standard for high definition BNC cameras. The 5MP-BL5 is compatible with just about every BNC input 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.