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ClearView BL-73

Weatherproof bullet surveillance camera with 150-foot IR range

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    Weatherproof design

 

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by James Ralston
Clearview

This bullet camera works with ClearView Hawk, Eagle, and LCD Combo surveillance systems. A typical installation of this camera would be to place it low enough near your front door to clearly show the face of a person seeking entry. The BL-73 is a fixed-lens, low-light-capable camera with built-in IR (infrared) emitters that allow it to record at a maximum range of 150 feet. A waterproof design means you can mount it indoors or out.

Powered by IC Realtime®

ClearView surveillance systems are designed and built by IC Realtime, a company with a well-established name in business and government surveillance camera systems. Their products are engineered to work in demanding applications, offering a high degree of flexibility for installers and end-users. ClearView also offers their own highly qualified in-house technical support, if you ever have any questions about an installation.

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Highlights:

  • works with ClearView and other brands of analog surveillance camera systems
  • 1/3" HD image sensor
  • 3.6mm fixed lens
  • horizontal resolution: 600 TVL in color mode
  • built-in infrared illumination for viewing subjects up to 150 feet away in complete darkness
  • waterproof for indoor or outdoor use
  • wall-mountable with included bracket
  • 7-7/8"W x 3-3/16"H x 3-1/2"D
  • installation requires paired BNC video/power cable (not included), 12V DC power supply (not included) and use with compatible DVR (not included)
  • Consult local authorities regarding video surveillance before installing security cameras in public areas.
  • warranty: 7 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • BL-73 bullet camera with attached 13" power and 15" video cable
  • User's manual
  • (Separately boxed) Mounting bracket
  • 3 Self-tapping screws (1" length)
  • 3 Wall anchors

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Features

Overview: The ClearView BL-73 is a bullet-style surveillance camera designed for outdoor use in a closed circuit system, such as the ClearView Hawk, Eagle, or LCD Combo systems. This IP66-compliant weatherproof camera has a fixed 3.6mm lens. It features the 1/3" High Definition Image Sensor with 600 lines of resolution. It operates on 12VDC, and has a 75-ohm composite video output with a BNC connector.

Long Range IR: The BL-73 has a large IR light beside the lens to give the camera a long 150' range in total darkness (0 Lux). Even in low light, the BL-73 can give you a clear, bright picture. The minimum illumination for color is 0.01 Lux @ F1.2.

Installation: The BL-73 comes with a separately packaged bracket that lets you adjust the camera to different positions. The bracket has a rotating base and a tilting head that can be locked into place once you have positioned the camera to your liking.

Specifications:

  • Effective Pixels: 720 (H) x 480 (V)
  • Electronic Shutter Speed: 1/60 - 1/100,000 sec
 
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I see you!

Written By jolucky1, Eatonville, WA on Thursday, September 26, 2013
 
My friend has this and it's one that I idol. Seeing the clarity in the picture helps with identifications of customers. I hope to get one and install it soon! Dependability on this is wonderful, if I want it, I recommend it!
Pros:
Easy to install, views are clear and precise, has 150 ft capability for sight.
Cons:
Haven't found any cons about it.
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