CSI/SPECO CVC-285RC B/W Clock Camera
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Product Description

B/W Clock Camera

If you need to maintain discreet surveillance of a sensitive area without all the hassle of concealing a camera in the wall or ceiling, the CSI/SPECO CVC-285RC B/W Clock Camera is for you. The CVC-285RC is a classic-style, wood-framed clock that also houses a fully concealed pinhole-lens camera. Easy to install, you simply hang the CVC-285RC on the wall, making it perfect for secret surveillance for home, childcare, or small business.

This camera utilizes a 0.33-inch black-and-white CCD (charge-coupled device) sensor, with a resolution of 512-by-492 pixels or 420 TVL (TV lines). The CVC-285RC includes a 3.6mm wide-angle lens that appears to be simply a part of the clock. Additionally, this camera lens can receive a picture down to a minimum illumination of 0.02 Lux, and has a better-than 48 dB S/N (signal to noise) ratio. The unit's electronic shutter with an exposure time ranging from 1/60 to 1/100,000 of a second helps ensure an even higher picture quality. The camera is powered via a 12-volt external DC power supply, and the clock runs on AA-batteries. The unit has an operating range from 14- to 122-degrees Fahrenheit.

Technical Features:

  • Sensitivity: down to 0.02 Lux
  • S/N ratio: more than 48 dB
  • Frame rate: up to 30 frames per second
  • Resolution: up to 512 by 492 pixels or 420 TVL
  • Operating temperature: 14 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Dimensions: approximately 11 x 1.5 x 11 inches (W x D x H)
For absolutely hassle-free, ultra-discreet surveillance, the CSI/SPECO CVC-285RC provides you with a reliable, easy-to-use and high-quality camera that can complement most any monitoring system. Quick and easy with virtually no installation, this working-clock and compact-camera combination comes completely assembled and ready to use, and is dependable even in very low-light conditions. Both the AA-battery power supply for the clock, and the 12-volt DC power supply for the camera are included in the package. Users should note, however, that the CCD sensor may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light.

About Surveillance Camera Technical Features
Lux rating is the measurement used to indicate how sensitive a camera is to light, and stands for the level of light reflected off a piece of paper by a candle from one meter away. Thus a sensitivity of three Lux would mean a camera could generate an acceptable picture of a piece-of-paper-sized object that was illuminated by the equivalent of three candles from one meter away. The lower the Lux level, the better the camera's ability to work in low-light conditions. The camera's resolution should be greater than or equal to the resolution supported by the system's recorder or monitor. The S/N, or signal to noise ratio, is an important measure of a camera's quality. A poor camera, low-light conditions or poor wiring causes "noise" which consumes processing power and disk space. A camera with a wide dynamic range is ideal, especially for recording areas in which both indoor and outdoor light are present. CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors provide high-quality images that are less susceptible to noise. CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors offer less image quality, but are usually more cost-effective and energy efficient.

What's in the Box
CVC-285RC clock camera, battery for clock, power supply for camera, instructions, and warranty.

  • 0.33-inch black and white CCD sensor
  • Functional, wood-frame clock serves as housing
  • 3.6-millimeter wide angle lens
  • Light sensitivity allows camera to receive at minimum illumination of 0.02 Lux
  • AA-battery powered clock, camera powered by 12-volt DC power supply