HikVision (DS-2CE1AD0T-IT1F) Bullet Camera Review

Hikvision is one of the leading brands all over the globe when it comes to security solutions. The product variety that they have to offer is unmatchable with any other. They manufacture affordable products with premium features in them.

This security camera from Hikvision is a mid-range product that comes with multiple features to justify the price. It is equipped with advanced technologies and is long-lasting as well. Let’s talk about its features, pros, and cons to know more about it.

1080p HD recording

The DS-2C comes with a capacity of 1080p (1920×1080) video recording and crystal clear image capturing. The images that it takes are crisp and sharp and the videos are properly visible as well as have no noise in them.

Compact-sized

This is a compact-sized product from the company. This is very lightweight and can be mounted or placed at any given place. The white color and its sleek design will go with your interior and will be different to spot the camera.

Low power consumption

The power consumption of this mid-ranged security camera is very low. It only consumes around 5 watts per hour to function properly. This means an annual consumption of power for this device would be around 50-60 watts only. This is next to nothing in electricity consumption.

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What Do We like

Night vision

This smart security camera switches automatically to night vision mode when it gets dark. With the help of infrared lights and lower aperture, this can capture pictures and record videos even in dark areas properly. The monochrome videos are visible and crystal clear. It is powerful enough to capture an image from a distance of up to 20 meters or 65 feet.

Weatherproof

This camera is not only suitable for your residence or office purposes but also can be installed outside of your home. This is IP66 certified weatherproof device from Hikvision that resists water, dust, etc. If it is installed outside of your home then no matter if its rainy season or winter, it will keep doing its job with its full capability.

6mm lens

The 6 mm lens means it can cover a wide-angle view. This is the standard lens size available in the market. With this 6mm lens pre-installed any object or person in front of the camera would seem like its around 10-13 feet away and will get the full view of the person.

Image sensor

This Hikvision security camera comes with 2 Megapixels high performing CMOS sensors. CMOS sensors are based on metal-oxide-semiconductor technology, which means the thermal imaging, night vision, infrared lights become available on this camera lens. The image clarity is pretty decent and 1080p video quality will provide you noise-free smooth video.

Ports

This security camera comes with various outputs and supports many devices to show on the big screen. This will support TVI/AHD/CVI/CVBS ports and makes it easier for you.

EXIR technology

This is one of the advanced infrared technology that Hikvision has provided in this security camera. This EXIR technology increases in illumination efficiency by up to 35%. This can extract better light for a clear range of visibility. EXIR includes LED light that reduces light pollution, improves the usage and delivers you with more efficiency.

What We Don’t Like

No audio

The major con of this device is that it does not come with any kind of speaker or microphone built-in even at this price range. This will only record videos throughout the day and night without any audio. You will be able to watch the live feed without any audio which is somewhat of a major con.

Motion detection

One of the most important features of any security camera is motion detection. This mid-range device from Hikvision does not come with it and cannot detect any kind of movement or activities and won’t notify you either. You will have to spend hours monitoring the live feed while you are away.

Conclusion

This Hikvision device’s storage depends on the various models, some of the models come with a dedicated slot and some of the higher ranges one comes with an external hard drive. Moreover, a few cons are there in the product even after being a mid-range product.

If you do not need any audio in your surveillance and can look past the other cons as well, then this is one of the best and pocket-friendly products from Hikvision that is worth buying. With all the features you won’t have any complaint against it.

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Koushik Mondal
 

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