The DCS-6915BS Outdoor 20X Full HD WDR Speed Smoked Dome Network Camera is a high-definition professional surveillance and security solution suitable for small, medium, and large enterprises. The DCS-6915BS features a 3 megapixel sensor capable of Full HD 1080p resolution, allowing for very clear surveillance footage to be taken. The powerful 20X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom ensure that you can see even the smallest details with ease. Furthermore, the smoked dome offers an additional degree of surveillance by hiding the direction where the lens is actually pointing without affecting picture quality.
Proportional Pan, Tilt, and Zoom Speeds
Proportional pan and tilt make it easy to precisely adjust the camera’s view. When the camera zooms in, the panning speed is automatically slowed to improve camera tracking and control. PTZ presets allow the camera to monitor specified areas along predefined paths. The broad tilt range from -10° to 190° allows the camera to see beyond the true horizon, meaning you can see more even when zoomed in.
Built for Tough Environments
Specially designed for use in challenging environments the DCS-6915BS has a toughened metal, industry-certified IK-10 (vandal-proof) and IP-66 (weather-proof) housing. This means that it is able to withstand sudden high impacts, as well as adverse weather conditions. With its built-in heater and fan, the camera can operate in extreme environments at temperatures ranging from -40 to 50 °C (-49 to 122 °F).
To maximise bandwidth efficiency and improve image quality, the DCS-6915BS provides real-time video compression using the H.264 and MJPEG codecs. This versatility enables a wide variety of security applications, such as monitoring public areas to detect incidents and to coordinate responses, enforcing access control to restricted areas, deterring criminal activity, or monitoring inventory. Furthermore, bandwidth requirements can be adjusted in real-time over the network, and recorded video files can be saved to an internal MicroSD card1.
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
IP surveillance cameras are often installed in areas with consistent lighting, like offices, banks or stores. This makes it easy to set exposure levels for optimal image quality. At other times, surveillance personne-l are not so lucky. Doorways, glass walls or other areas that are exposed to direct or varying sunlight can create backlit or high contrast scenes. In such conditions, detail is lost in bright areas because of over-exposure and in dark areas because of low light. Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology overcomes these conditions by merging two images, one with a short exposure time to capture detail in the brighter parts of the image, and one with a longer exposure time to reveal detail in the darker areas. The resulting WDR image provides natural, balanced detail – a must in critical surveillance applications with tricky lighting conditions.
Removable IR Cut Filter for Continuous Monitoring
The IR Cut Filter can be manually applied, or set to automatically adjust based on lighting conditions. This feature enables the camera to capture crisp colour images during the daytime, and grayscale images in low-light.
Robust Management Software
The included D-ViewCam™ camera management software allows you to view up to 32 cameras on a single computer screen from a central location. Motion detection and digital input devices trigger automated e-mail alerts that can instantly inform administrators of unusual activities.
1 MicroSD card not included