What Are WDR Security Cameras Used For?

March 26, 2020 2:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re looking into the various options available to give yourself a fully stocked security and surveillance arsenal at your home or business, you’re probably going to spend quite a bit of time focused on the cameras. After all, the choice of camera makes a big difference in the overall quality of your surveillance. Higher-quality cameras can pick out more details that can make a big difference in investigations, including license plate numbers, facial features and other characteristics that might not get picked up on with lower-quality images.

One option you’re going to have available is a WDR, or wide dynamic range, camera. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about these cameras and what makes them a great foundation of any CCTV system in Phoenix.

About WDR cameras

WDR cameras are used for capturing images of any objects that are surrounded by strong back lighting, while still allowing the background to remain visible as well. This prevents issues where you get blind spots in an image caused by street lights or building lighting in the background of an image. The technology in WDR cameras involves high-speed CCDs that create two simultaneous image scans in the same picture, which is double what you’d get in a non-WDR camera.

The first scan performed by the camera focuses on capturing all images in the normal light condition. Immediately after that, the camera homes in on the second image at a high speed to focus on the images in the strong light area. The built-in image processor in the camera superimposes those two images on each other to create a single clear picture that is capable of giving you clear images in all areas of the camera’s view, despite any backlighting that may be present.

These cameras are frequently used for capturing indoor areas that have large windows in the background, and thus are likely to have lots of natural sunlight coming through and backlighting the image. WDR cameras placed in these areas will help you capture both the indoor and outdoor areas without issue, something that might not be possible with other standard types of surveillance cameras.

Are you interested in learning more about WDR cameras and the types of camera you should select for your property and your surveillance needs? Our team is happy to recommend components for you as you build the ideal surveillance system for your home or business.

At Southwest System Monitoring, Inc., we understand that your security needs will vary greatly depending on the size of the property you have, the type of business you have and your potential security risks, which is why we are outfitted with a wide range of equipment to deliver you exactly what you need. For more information about the various options we have in stock and the CCTV systems we offer to our residential and commercial clients in Phoenix, we encourage you to contact our representatives today. We’d be happy to answer your questions and tell you more about what we can do for you.

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