Seeing in the dark: The Avigilon H4 IR PTZ Camera

Giving you the capability of identifying people even at night

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*This PTZ camera has been replaced by the Avigilon H5A IR PTZ Camera.*

In a previous blog we demonstrated the power Avigilon’s  PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) cameras and its various features. Within Avigilon’s PTZ range the Avigilon H4 IR PTZ Camera provides even more functionality and allows you to identify people even in the dark.  This means additional security for your business on large outdoor sites.

With its powerful zoom lens and IR technology, the H4 IR PTZ allows users to see up to 250 metres in complete darkness. Our recent video on our YouTube channel shows just how powerful the IR function is, when combined with the zoom features. A person is seen walking around our premises at night and is identifiable at 15 metres, 50 metres and 90 metres away from the camera. Why not take a look and see if you can identify the person by checking our website at:, and then get in touch?

The Avigilon H4 IR PTZ is a high-resolution outdoor PTZ camera with a 250 metre IR illumination range that automatically adjusts the IR projection angle according to zoom and field of view, this ensures that the scene is illuminated according to the camera zoom level. The camera also benefits from Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), image stabilisation and Avigilon patented LightCatcher technology, thus providing exceptional images in a wide range of applications and environments. An abrasion-resistant front lens and an optional built in silicone rubber wiper ensures undistorted clean images even in adverse weather conditions, making it well suited for a range of weather and outdoor surveillance applications.

The camera combines IR illumination, fast autofocus, and precise PTZ capabilities for operators to easily detect and follow a moving object with a high level of precision and control with a single camera. The H4 IR PTZ camera line is available in 1 and 2 megapixel (MP) camera resolutions, situated in a pendant mount suitable for challenging outdoor environments. The 1 MP PTZ camera has 45x zoom, while the 2 MP PTZ has a built-in 30x zoom optical glass front lens for high-quality, detailed images from long distances.

Remember the Avigilon H4 IR PTZ camera is just one product in the H4 range. If you need additional surveillance capabilities at night read our blog on the Avigilon H4 thermal cameras. Other products to consider are the Avigilon Fisheye cameras, which allow for multiple views from one device, and the powerful Avigilon multi-sensor camera. At the same time the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software means that searching for images and incidents at particular times is very straightforward.

Our Ecl-ips engineers are experienced installers of Avigilon cameras and have extensive knowledge of the ACC software. Ecl-ips also offers a one week free trial of Avigilon cameras. For more information on the complete Avigilon camera range contact us.