Sentry 700

Dome Camera & Infrared Dome Camera

More Features & A Better Value Than Any Other Dome Camera

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Dual Voltage
12v DC / 24v AC

  • 960H Sony CCD
  • Black or Ivory Housing
  • 3.5 - 16mm Varifocal Lens
  • Built-in Heater
  • IP68 Rated
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Factory Direct Price
Non Infrared    $199
Infrared Model $219
Wall Mount         $59

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NOTE: These cameras are also available in HD-SDI Sentry-700 HD
Sentry-700 Camera
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Swing Out Junction Box Black or Ivory

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Junction Box With Camera

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Sentry-700 Flex Conduit

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Sentry-700 Flush Mount

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Rugged Cams has reached the pinnacle of Dome Camera design with the Sentry series of dome cameras. The Sentry-700 Dome Camera and the Sentry-700 Infrared Dome Camera are the toughest, smartest dome cameras ever offered by Rugged Cams. When you compare the features, performance and price of the Sentry-700 dome cameras, they are clearly the best value of any dome cameras that we know of.

Security Dealers and end users alike have ordered more of the Sentry series of dome cameras in the last few months, than any other dome camera we have ever offered. In fact, we have increased production of the Sentry domes to be able to keep up with demand. These dome cameras are that good, and you're about to learn why.

Best Dome Camera Housing Design In The Industry

The Sentry-700 series are built on our new Sentry Dome frame housing, which has a number of innovations designed into it that clearly make it the best dome housing in the industry.

Here are the Top 8 features of this new dome housing:

  • Totally Sealed against moisture and dust (IP68 Certified)
  • More ways to mount it: Surface Mount, Flush Mount or optional Wall Mount
  • American 3/4” Conduit openings that take any type of metal, plastic or liquid tight piping
  • Heated to withstand temperature extremes to -40º below zero
  • American Polycarbonate Dome is crystal clear with no distortions
  • Steel Wire Safety Harness ensures the top of the dome will not fall when installing or servicing
  • 3-Axis Camera Positioning Bracket – allows the user to turn, rotate and align the camera to produce a straight and level picture under any mounting condition or angle
  • Designed to be easy to install and part of Rugged Cams' new “Easy Pro Install System” - which, if needed, can also include an optional swing-out Wall Mount that has additional conduit openings and increases the vandal proof properties even more

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Now Include SONY's Newest Camera Technology – 700 Lines Color / 800 Lines in Night Mode If you think the Sentry Dome Housing is the nicest you've ever seen, wait until you see the camera Rugged Cams puts in it.
 The Sentry-700 Dome Camera and the Sentry-700 Infrared Dome Camera both use the newest SONY Effio chipset and are a 1/3” ExView HAD CCD II series. This is a step up from most dome cameras which use either 1/4” cameras or CMOS chipsets, and many don't include the ExView features which are proven to handle challenging lighting conditions much better than standard CCD cameras. Rugged Cams uses only the best SONY has to offer. Some brands that do use the best SONY cameras, don't bother to use all of the features that SONY makes available. The Sentry-700 series use every feature that is offered, AND, we give you control of all of those features with an On-Screen Menu Display that is controlled by an onboard Joystick Controller.

Using the Joystick Controller (and the video output right beside it that provides an extra video feed to operate any CCTV Tester or monitor), any Menu item can be turned on or off and even adjusted to different settings, which means that you will be able to use these cameras in any location, and you will be able to adjust the cameras to overcome any lighting challenges present. Too much or not enough lighting? Then simply turn on the WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) feature that tones down bright lights and amplifies low lighting. The result is a perfect picture and sharp, clear video no matter where you choose to mount it.

Need Even More Lighting At Night? Then Get the Infrared Dome Camera Version. The Sentry-700 Infrared Dome Camera version
The Sentry-700 Infrared Dome Camera version has all of the same great features and is alike in every way, but we have included a Day/Night Sensor, some Menu items for precise control, and 40 High Performance Infrared LED's. These High Performance LED Infrared lamps throw out invisible Infrared Lighting as far as 100' outdoors and 165' indoors. Plus – we have included the Smart IR feature that will automatically brighten or dim the Infrared LED's to deliver just the right amount of Infrared Lighting in every scene. This ensures that a person or object that is very close to the camera is not overexposed, which is what happens to many normal IR dome cameras where the IR Light is too strong and causes the person or object to be totally washed out with too much light. This feature also increases power to the Infrared lamps when a distant object or person is in the scene. This Smart IR feature can be turned on or off via the Menu.

Combine the Dome Housing's tough, heated shell, and all of the SONY camera features, with a True Day/Night Telephoto Zoom lens that adjusts all the way from wide angle (3.5mm lens setting), or zoomed in almost 5X as close (up to 16mm) – and you have a set of dome cameras that can adapt to any location, any job, or other situation they encounter. Most dome camera brands stop right there, but Rugged Cams goes even further. We've upgraded the video resolution to Super-Wide Near HD.

30% More Resolution Than Similar Dome Cameras
The biggest innovation in Analog has been brought to the industry by SONY, yet again. It is the 960H Technology. This is the first truly major advance in the industry in decades. The 960H Technology pairs a camera with the 960H processor chip with a DVR that also has the 960H processors (Rugged Cams 960HD DVR). The result is 30% more resolution with this combo. So, instead of getting a picture at 740x480 resolution, which has previously been the best that some top-notch DVR's could achieve, the 960H combo records at 960x480. That is 960 Horizontal lines of resolution – this is just 40 lines shy of Megapixel resolution, which starts at 1000 lines. This Super-Wide Near HD recording is clearly better, sharper and bigger than any other analog system, and you can tell it at a glance. A side-by-side comparison will blow away any skeptic as soon as they see it. The difference is that dramatic.

Compare the TOP 16 Features of the Sentry-700 Dome Camera and the Sentry-700 Infrared Dome Camera with any other dome cameras on the market:

  • SONY Effio 960H Camera – ExView HAD CCD II
  • 700 Lines of Resolution in Day/Color Mode / 800 Lines of Resolution in Night Mode
  • D-WDR – Digital Wide Dynamic Range Light Handling
  • Smart 3D-DNR – Digital Noise Reduction reduces graininess when the camera is amplifying light
  • F-DNR – Helps to clear the picture in Foggy conditions or when raining, snowing, etc.
  • Digital Zoom – digitally zooms in from 1X to 32X when the optical lens needs more range
  • Digital Image Stabilization – stabilizes the picture if wind or vibration shakes the camera or mounting pole
  • Lens Shading Correction – corrects the picture as much as possible if sunlight or shade falls across part of the lens
  • Defect Correction – if any pixels burn out, this corrects the picture and erases those pixels
  • Sense Up – amplifies low light to continue delivering a clear picture
  • Privacy Masking Areas – can block out neighbor's windows or other sensitive areas
  • True Day/Night Telephoto Zoom lens – 3.5mm to 16mm Wide Range
  • 40 High Performance Infrared LED's – (Sentry-700 Infrared Dome only) 100' outdoors and 165' indoor Infrared Lighting Distance
  • Smart IR – (IR version only) varies the power and intensity of the Infrared lamps to correctly light each scene
  • Built-in Heater – protects the camera down to -40º below Zero
  • Dual Voltage Auto-Sensing – 12V DC or 24V AC Power

Before you buy any other Dome Camera, compare Specs. You will see that the Sentry-700 is the best value out there!

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Sentry Dome & IR Dome Cameras

TV system NTSC
Total pixels 1020(H) x 508(V)
Effective pixels 976(H) x 494(V)
Frequency 15.734 [KHz] (H) / 59 94 [Hz] (V)
ESC Auto / FLK / Manual (1/60 ~ 100,000 sec)
Sensor 1/3 inch SONY 960H EXVIEW HAD CCD II
Resolution 700 TV lines
Scanning system 2:1 Interlace
Sync Internal
S/N Ratio (Y signal) More than 52 dB (AGC Off)
Video output CVBS: 1.0Vp-p / 75Ω composite
Min.Illumination 0.4Lux at F1.2 (color) / 0.0001Lux (BW for sense up X256) / 0Lux (IR version only)
White balance ATW / AWB / AWC→SET / Manual / INDOOR / OUTDOOR
Gain control Low / Middle / High / Off
Defect Compensation dead pixel of the CCD Sensor
Smart 3DNR On / Off (3D)
Day & Night Color / Auto / BW / EXT
Sens-up AUTO(x2~x256) / Off
DIS (Digital Image Stabilizer) On / Off
D-Zoom x1.0~x32
Rrivacy On / Off (Programmable 8 zones)
Motion detection On / Off (Programmable 4 zones)
F-DNR (Defog) Auto / Manual / Off
D-WDR (Digital Wide Dynamic Range) Low-Level / High-Level
Smart IR On / Off
Lens Shading On / Off
Operating temp./hum. -40°F~+122°F / 30%~80% RH
Storage temp./hum. -4°F~+140°F / 20%~90% RH
Power Dual Voltage DC12V / AC24V
Power Consumption IR Model - DC: Max. 2.5W, AC: Max. 4W
NON IR Model -DC: Max. 180mA, AC: Max. 150mA
Lens 3.5-16mm Manual Varifocal
Dimension 5.7"(W) x 4.9"(H)
Weight 1.9 lbs
Accessory Wall Mount Bracket Sold Separately
Infrared Model
Infrared LED's Round 40pcs (30°)
Installation / Technical Information
Power Consumption
90mA (Infrareds off)
400mA (Infrareds on)
Maximum Distance for 12v DC over standard 18/2 power wire for the Sentry 700 Camera is 225' feet
Maximum Distance for 24v AC over standard 18/2 power wire for the Sentry 700 Camera is 1000' feet

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