Course description:

This online course covers light as applied to video surveillance. You will explore topics like why light is important, when to choose IR lighting and whether high-quality images can be obtained in dark environments. Plus, useful tips for site planning.

Practical information:

Format: Online
Length: 15 minutes
Price: Free of charge

Course outline:

1. Light Learn what light is, about beam patterns and the inverse square law, and how to avoid distorted colors.
2. Lighting Find out about daytime vs. nighttime lighting, motion blur, and light sources.
3. Things to consider Understand how to compensate for reflections, brightness, and glare.
4. IR Discover the difference between white light and IR light, explore using IR in covert surveillance, and learn the significance of IR-corrected lenses.
5. Axis technologies Understand how Axis Lightfinder technology enables color images in dark scenes.
6. Site planning Get tips on assessing the purpose of the installation, how light changes over the day and year, and powering the equipment.

Course objectives:

After completing the course, participants will understand:

  • What light is, and the different types of light
  • The importance of good image quality at all times of the day and night
  • How to compensate for reflections, brightness, and glare
  • When to use white light and when to use IR light
  • How Axis Lightfinder technology enables color images in very dark scenes
  • Why purpose, light, and power should be considered in the site survey

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in understanding light considerations from a surveillance point of view.



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