The 5MP-BL5 is an IR bullet camera that supports multiple CCTV security camera video formats, including AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, and analog CCTV (CVBS). This is a selectable analog CVBS, 1080p / 2mp, 4mp, and 5mp HD security camera.
video formats are selectable using the OSD joystick that is attached to the camera's video cable, which makes this camera compatible with just about all BNC input DVRs. Please note that "mp" stands for "megapixel".
- 5mp AHD, 4mp AHD, 2mp / 1080p AHD
- 5mp HD-TVI, 4mp HD-TVI, 2mp / 1080p HD-TVI
- 4mp HD-CVI, 2mp / 1080p HD-CVI
- 960H Analog CCTV (CVBS)
This high definition outdoor IR bullet camera is designed to provide a complete overview shot of small to medium-sized rooms. Please check out these
sample HD surveillance images taken using this camera. The 90-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 IP66 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.
- 1/2.7" 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
- 2MP / 1080p Video Resolution AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI Modes
- 960H Resolution (960 x 480) Analog CCTV mode
- Video Connector: BNC
- Power Connector: 2.1mm Plug
- Progressive Image Scanning System
- 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens - 90 Degree Field of View
- IP66 Weatherproof Housing - Indoor / Outdoor
- Tri-axis Mount - Ceiling or Wall Mountable
- Digital Wide Dynamic Range Function
- OSD Controls via Cable / Joystick
- 12V DC Power Supply Included
The image above was captured with the 5MP-BL5 recording to an iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR at 4k resolution. Although this is a 5-megapixel security camera, the image is stretched by the DVR to record at full 4k resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). If you click on the image above, the full 4K resolution photo will open.
The camera is mounted in the tech room of CCTV Camera Pros office in West Palm Beach, Florida. This room is medium-sized and measures 29 feet wide by 16 feet deep. You can see that the large image sensor and fixed 3.6mm lens of the 5MP-BL5 provide a wide angle view of this entire room.
iPhone App Remote Camera View
During the research and development process, we connected our 5MP-BL5 to an
iDVR-PRO AHD Hybrid DVR. In addition to being an excellent recording platform, the iDVR-PRO allows users to log in over the Internet to remote view their security cameras from iPhone.
Android Mobile App Remote Camera View
These images were captured while using the
iDVR-PRO mobile camera viewer app for Android. The camera is connected to the iDVR-PRO at our office and we are accessing the DVR using WIFI on our demo network. This works the same as viewing the camera remotely over the Internet.
In addition to the remote viewing capability from iPhone and Android, users can also view their camera using Windows and Mac desktop software. You can learn about all of the
remote camera viewing apps and software here.
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.
Installers can select the video mode with ease using the small joystick that is built-in to the camera's video cable. Please note that in order to navigate the OSD (On Screen Display) menu of the camera using this joystick, the camera must be connected to a monitor. Most installers use one of our
HD compliant test monitors to adjust the video setting. If you do not have a test monitor, CCTV Camera Pros can set the video output to the setting that you require. The default video setting of this camera is 5 megapixel AHD.
Here is a close-up view of the joystick.
How-to Change Video Output
To change the video output mode of the 5MP-BL5, press straight down on the joystick and the main menu will display. Then navigate to the Video Output menu and press straight down on the joystick again (as seen above).
Using the joystick's left and right selector, toggle between the HD modes and Video Standard until the desired mode is selected. Once the desired mode is selected, go to Return and press straight down to exit. Finally, back on the main menu, press straight down on the Save-Exit menu to finalize the video mode settings.
5MP-BL5 camera specification here.
Compatible with iDVR-PRO AHD Hybrid DVRs
The 5MP-BL5 works great with iDVR-PRO hybrid surveillance DVRs. iDVR-PRO hybrids support analog CCTV, HD-TVI, and AHD security 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.
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.