Often times break-ins happen at night even though most burglaries happen between 6 AM and 6 PM. Infrared security cameras provide you with security at night; they are invisible night watchmen. Many business owners worried about after hour break-ins, burglaries and vandalism all employ infrared security cameras. The benefits of having a system such as this that can record pictures in the black of night are numerous. You need no ambient light source and you can conceal the camera, essentially reducing it to invisibility by placing it in the darkest crevice in the recording perimeter of your choosing. There is no better watchman than one who cannot be seen.
Infrared Security Cameras are equipped with mechanisms that allow for the emission of light in the infrared spectrum. Infrared light is undetectable by the naked eye. Furthermore, the clarity and the picture quality of an IR camera rival that of the best digital camera on the market today. In low light environs where there is a little illumination from the moon or from the stars, the picture quality of an infrared security camera reproduces that of a digital recording camera recording in the daytime.
There are a few drawbacks and limitations to most standard models of infrared cameras. The LED emissions of many conventional infrared security cameras only have a range of 50 feet. This means that your viewing scope will be dramatically limited to only 50 feet. As a consideration, depending on your needs as a homeowner or a business owner, you can acquire a model that provides up to 100 feet of LED light emission, thus enabling a viewing scope of 100 feet. You will pay slightly more for this, but depending on your needs the additional expenditure will be worth it. There are some IR security cameras that have a view rendering of up to 300 feet! Big businesses and such employ these more expensive and effective cameras. A typical infrared security camera image is in black and white. The reason for this being that at night, typically there is no source from which the camera can derive true colors from the visible spectrum of light.
You can purchase security surveillance cameras at any department store in the country. Places like Rite Aid are stocked with infrared security cameras. Wal-Mart is a leader in home improvement products like the infrared security camera as well. Additionally, one can browse the internet for competitive pricing. The bonus of being able to make purchases from the comfort of your home is also huge. You can also find infrared security cameras at home improvement stores like Home Depot or Osh Hardware & Garden. These places offer more variety and it is possible to find systems that come ready with stand alone monitors and recording mechanisms.