The AHD-BL25 is a wide angle security camera (180-degree security camera) with built-in infrared night vision. This is a 1080p HD CCTV camera (AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI formats supported) that can be used for indoor and outdoor video surveillance systems because the housing is weatherproof. The 2.5mm fisheye lens captures a 180-degree field of view (170-degree effective range).
Important Update! The AHD-BL25 is now a 4-in-1 selectable format camera. The following video formats are selectable using the OSD joystick that is attached to the camera's video cable.
- 1080p AHD
- 1080p HD-TVI
- 1080p HDCVI
- Analog CCTV (CVBS)
This high definition surveillance camera can provide a complete overview of small to medium-sized rooms
. The 180 degree / ultra wide angle view and the fact that the camera is IP66 weatherproof rated also make it a great choice to monitor exterior entrances at very close quarters. Check out these 180 degree surveillance photos that show the angle of view that this camera captures. You can also watch this 180 surveillance video demo. This camera can capture video in normal, low light and zero light conditions. The tri-axis bracket allows installers to ceiling mount or wall mount the camera and angle the lens 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.
The 24 infrared LEDs can illuminate up to 32 feet and the built-in on-screen display lets installers adjust advanced features such as wide dynamic range (WDR), SENS-UP, shutter speed, and 3D digital noise reduction.
If you do not need to record video and would like to connect this camera directly to a TV / HDMI monitor for live view only, a
BNC to HDMI converter add-on option is available with this camera.
- 1/3" Sony CMOS Image Sensor
- Selectable AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI, CVBS (analog CCTV) Video Format
- 1080p HD Video Resolution (1920 x 1080) in AHD, TVI, CVI Modes
- 960H Resolution (960 x 480) in Analog CCTV mode
- Video Output: BNC Connector
- Power Input: 2.1mm DC Power Plug
- Zero Light Infrared Night Vision
- 24 Pieces Infrared LEDs / 32 foot IR Distance
- 2.5mm Fisheye Lens / 180 Degree View (170-degree effective)
- 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 above video was captured by connecting an AHD-BL25 to an i
DVR-PRO surveillance DVR using RG59 Siamese coaxial cable. Please select 1080p video resolution in the lower right of the YouTube video player and watch in full-screen mode to see the best quality video.
The above image was captured using the AHD-BL25. The camera is mounted in a medium sized room at CCTV Camera Pros office in West Palm Beach, Florida. This room is 29 feet wide by 16 feet deep. All of the lights are on in the room so that the camera is operating in daytime / color mode.
Here is another image captured by the AHD-BL25. Mike is positioned directly below the camera to show-off the ultra wide angle that this fish-eye lens provides. It is slightly less than 180 degrees but not by much. You will notice there is a small section of the room cutoff on the right size. The effective angle of the lens is actually 170 degrees. As with most 180-degree security cameras, it is slightly less than true 180 degrees.
Outdoor 180 Camera Installation
Here is one of our most recent snapshots captured with the AHD-BL25. In was take on March 26, 2020. This is obviously an outdoor installation of the AHD-BL25 using the home security camera system at Mike's house.
To give some perspective on just much of an ultra wide angle of view this camera provides, we measured the width of that section of sidewalk in front of Mike's house. It is 65 feet wide. The camera in installed on Mike's house 35 feet away from that sidewalk.
Infrared Surveillance (IR Night Vision)
Here is an infrared surveillance image captured by the AHD-BL25. Mike is positioned about 6 feet in front of the camera. All of the lights are off in the room. There is a small amount of ambient light from our fire exit signs at the exit of our front door.
Indoor Camera Installation
This photo shows where we mounted the AHD-BL25 to the ceiling on our sales floor at our office. You can see the camera on the left-hand side of the ceiling.
Here is a close-up of the camera mounted to the ceiling tile.
Remote Camera View via Mobile
iPhone App View
In our testing, we connected our AHD-BL25 to an
iDVR-PRO HD DVR. In addition to providing a recording platform, the iDVR-PRO lets users log in from remotely over the Internet to view the camera live. The below image was captured while viewing the camera while 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 WIFI on our demo network. This works the same as viewing the camera from remotely over the Internet.
4MP 180 Security Camera
CCTV Camera Pros also sells this 4MP resolution 180 security camera. It comes in the same exact indoor / outdoor weatherproof housing as the AHD-BL25 (1080p model). The 4MP-B180 is compatible with AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI format DVRs that support 4 megapixel resolution. It also has an analog CCTV / CVBS mode for use with older analog CCTV DVRs.
Complete HD Surveillance Systems
This camera is available individually and also as part of these complete
1080p HD surveillance systems which include cables, DVR, power supply, and an optional monitor.
CCTV Camera Pros can also build a custom system quote based on any number and types of cameras that you require. You can
request a quote here.
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.
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.
AHD-BL25 product specification here.
Compatible with iDVR-PRO Hybrid AHD / CCTV DVRs
The AHD-BL25 works great with iDVR-PRO hybrid surveillance DVRs. iDVR-PRO hybrids support analog CCTV and HD CCTV cameras (720p, 1080p, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 8mp / 4K). The remote camera viewing via mobile apps, Mac, and
Windows software is excellent.
iPhone / iPad Compatible
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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
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