Lorex Nocturnal Security Cameras

These 4K all-black metal IP cameras offer excellent night vision and extreme temperature tolerance

Nocturnal security cameras from Lorex are named because of their night vision, all-black metal exteriors, and extreme temperature tolerance. These 4K (8 megapixel) IP cameras are available in both bullet and dome models. Select models also come with built-in microphones for listen-in audio monitoring or motorized zoom lenses that allow the camera to zoom in and out for the perfect field of view.nocturnal security cameras

Nocturnal security cameras will leave nothing to question thanks to the 8MP (megapixel) Sony Exmor R™ image sensor at their core. This sensor uses back illuminated pixel technology for exceptional low light performance. It also shields the video from excessive video noise by passing through an analog noise reduction filter before converting the video signal to digital and a secondary digital noise reduction filter afterwards.

The Sony Exmor R is capable of recording 4K resolution security footage and will add a whole new level of detail and clarity as well as an increased ability to zoom in on distant objects without drastically reducing image quality. They also come equipped with HEVC or H.265 video encoding that compresses 4K file sizes without losing the 4K video quality.

Nocturnal security cameras come with high powered infrared lighting that floods the scene in front of the camera in infrared light. Invisible to the naked eye, but not to the camera, this infrared lighting will allow your security camera to see in complete darkness. With the addition of external lights, the night vision range for some Nocturnal camera models (LNE8974ABW dome and LNB8973BW bullet) can reach up to 250’.

nocturnal security camerasUsers can add external lights around the nocturnal security cameras to utilize Color Night Vision technology. With CNV™, users can capture a whole new layer of details, such as the color of a car or the color of a person’s clothes. The more ambient light, the better the color night vision will be. If there is only a little or no external light sources at all, the night vision will remain in black and white.

Nocturnal security cameras automatically know how to optimize the brightness of the video while minimizing motion blur thanks to electronic shutters. An electronic shutter, as opposed to a mechanical shutter, does not rapidly open and shut with every picture (or frame). Instead, the image sensor accumulates light for a set amount of time (anywhere between 1/3 of a second to 1/100000 of a second), then resets (like the shutter closing) and gets ready for the next frame. In essence, a high shutter speed will provide the least amount of motion blur. However, a high shutter needs a lot of light, so finding the right balance can be difficult, but in this case the eShutter™ figures it out for you.

The Nocturnal cameras’ all-black, aerospace-grade metal exteriors make them strong. Rated IP67, these security cameras can withstand heavy rains, furious snowstorms, and anything else Mother Nature can throw at them. Their all-black exteriors are also designed to be highly visible during the day, while blending seamlessly into the night. This will hopefully deter potential intruders when they pick out possible targets, or unknowingly capture them in the act.

Select Nocturnal security cameras also come with built-in microphones and/or motorized zoom lenses. Adding audio to security camera systems will add a whole new layer of information (like voices) and can help interpret events, even if they occur off-screen. A motorized zoom lens, on the other hand, allows customers to zoom in on something specific in close detail (like a cash register), zoom all the way out for maximum coverage, or anywhere in between. Zoom adjustments can be made through the NVR or with a connected mobile device.