Speco Technologies Miniature Weather-Proof Color Bullet Camera
List Price: $509.95

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Product Description

  • 1/3" color CCD camera with 470 lines of resolution
  • 6mm lens with 0.03 lux minimum illumination
  • Auto 1/60 - 1/100,000 second electronic shutter
  • Turbo automatic gain control and preset auto-exposure
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor applications

    The SPECO CVC-637EX H.E.A.T. Miniature Color Bullet Camera with Built-in 3.6mm Lens is great for any outdoor applications, especially those involving discreet video surveillance. Constructed with a durable weatherproof housing, this camera's incredibly small size allows it to be placed virtually anywhere without drawing attention to itself. Designed to provide a high-resolution picture even in low-light conditions, the SPECO CVC-637EX is a great addition to any video surveillance system, especially in round-the-clock outdoor applications requiring stealth.

    This bullet camera utilizes a 0.33-inch color Sony HAD CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensor with a 3.6-millimeter fixed lens. The CVC-637EX has an extremely high resolution of 470 horizontal TVL (TV lines), and achieves a S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio of 50 dB or better. Very sensitive to light, this unit can receive a clear and usable picture with a minimum illumination of 0.03 Lux. The SPECO CVC-637EX includes a standard BNC (Bayonet Neill-Concelman) video output, runs on 12-volts DC power, and can operate in temperatures ranging from -20 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The CVC-637EX comes complete with a built-in automatic electronic shutter with speeds ranging from 1/60 to 1/100,000 of a second.

    Technical Features:

    • S/N ratio: better than 50 dB
    • Minimum illumination: 0.03 Lux
    • Horizontal resolution: 470 TVL
    • Operating temperatures: -20 to 122 degrees F
    • Dimensions: 1 x 2.6 inches (diameter x depth)
    The SPECO CVC-637EX camera provides you with a high-quality color picture from a camera that can go virtually anywhere, and deserves serious consideration as an addition to any severe-weather security system. Users should note that the CCD sensor may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light, so the camera should not be mounted or pointed directly at the sun or other bright-light sources.

    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.

  • Features:
    • 0.33-inch color Sony HAD CCD image sensor
    • Weatherproof bullet housing is incredibly small, allowing camera placement almost anywhere
    • Horizontal resolution of 470 TV lines with 50dB or better S/N ratio
    • Minimum illumination of 0.03 lux for low-light viewing
    • Runs on regulated 12-volt DC power supply
    Customer Reviews:
    • Awesome, highly recommended
      This is one of the best cameras of its size. I used it to catch someone breaking into my car back in 2004 in a home-made set up. Although the video is B/W (because it was dark and the car is all grey/black inside) and it's YouTube video (highly compressed).

      When enough light is available it displays in color, but automatically switches to black'n'white mode when it gets dark. I picked this camera because it had the best lux rating for its size, meaning it sees very well in the dark. It's not perfect and needs some light, but I haven't seen anything better to date.

      It was originally captured at 640x480 and looks very crisp. The police said it was the best security video they'd ever seen-- much better than anything they get from store robberies, etc. You can also see a cleaner 320x240 video, although edited for fun, at www.BadThief.com

      I now have the same camera sitting outside so I can see my driveway. It's been working non-stop for 2 years in hot and cold weather....more info