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Our take on the ClearView BL-74 by Crutchfield's James Ralston
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-74 features a manually adjustable 2.8-12mm zoom lens that gives you placement flexibility when setting up your surveillance system. Its built-in IR (infrared) emitters allow it to record black and white images in darkness at a maximum range of 100 feet. A waterproof design means you can mount it indoors or out.
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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.
What's in the Box:
- Bullet surveillance camera with attached 10" power wire and 12" signal cable
- 9" Second video cable (BNC connector on one end and a 2-pin connector on the other end)
- 3 Self-tapping screws (11/16" length)
- 3 Plastic wall anchors
- User's Manual
- weatherproof outdoor camera works with ClearView and other brands of analog surveillance camera systems
- 1/3" HD image sensor
- 2.8-12mm manually adjustable zoom lens ("Vari-Focal" design)
- horizontal resolution: 700 TVL in color mode, 750 TVL in black and white (IR) mode
- built-in infrared illumination for viewing subjects up to 100 feet away in complete darkness
- waterproof for indoor or outdoor use
- 3-5/16"W x 3-1/4"H x 8-1/8"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
Overview: The ClearView BL-74 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 2.8-12mm manual zoom lens. It features the high-performance 1/3" Sony EXview HAD CCD II image sensor with 700 lines of resolution (750 lines B&W) and the Effio-E processor. It operates on 12VDC, and has a 75-ohm composite video output with a BNC connector.
Minimum Illumination: The BL-74 has a row of 12 Smart IR LEDs encircling the lens to give the camera a 100' range in total darkness (0 Lux). Even in low light, the BL-74 can give you a clear, bright picture. The minimum illumination for color is 0.02 Lux @ F1.2.
Privacy Masking: If there are areas in the camera's view that you do not wish to show, you can use privacy masking to obscure those areas. Up to 4 areas can be selected for privacy masking.
On-Screen Display: The B-74 features an on-screen display (OSD) to change some of the camera settings and enter a camera ID. When the front cover is removed, you can access the menu button and change the following settings:
- Lens: Auto (Type, Mode, Speed), Manual
- Shutter AGC: Auto, Manual
- White Balance: User Setting 1&2, Anti CR, Push Lock, Manual, Push, ATW
- Backlight: BLC (backlight compensation), HLC (high light compensation)
- Picture Adjust: Mirror, Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Hue, Gain
- ATR: On, Off
- Motion Detector: On, Off
- Privacy Mask: On (Area Select, Top, Bottom, Left, Right), Off
- Day/Night: Auto, B&W, Color
- Noise Reduction: NR Mode, Y Level, C Level
Installation: The BL-74 is designed to be mounted on a ceiling, wall, or any flat surface. The attached ball & socket bracket requires 3 screws (included). Once mounted, the camera can be positioned in any direction for best viewing.
Second Video Output: The camera is equipped with a second video output and a short video cable (BNC connector) to allow you to connect the camera to another monitor or recorder. The 2nd video interface is a 2-pin connection behind the front cover.
- Effective Pixels: 976 (H) x 494 (V)
- Electronic Shutter Speed: 1/60 - 1/100,000 sec
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