Vanguard 700

New Infrared Outdoor Camera with Built-in, Swing-out Junction Box

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Vanguard 700

Infrared Outdoor Camera

Dual Voltage
10 - 30v DC / 10 - 28v AC

  • 960H 33% larger video
  • 3.5 - 16mm Varifocal Lens
  • 700TV Lines - 960H
  • -40° below zero to +158°
  • Swing-out Junction Box
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The Vanguard-700 Infrared Outdoor Camera is another new tough security camera from Rugged Cams. The Vanguard-700 is not only weatherproof, but waterproof and dust proof as well, and carries a sealed rating of IP67.

The Vanguard-700 has a built-in Fan & Heater that allows it to operate at incredibly low temperatures. In fact, it is rated for -40°F below zero and the fan cools the camera to at least +158F above. Not many cameras can match this incredible temperature range.

The Vanguard-700 Infrared Outdoor Camera uses the latest SONY 960H Technology, which uses a 700 TV lines camera chipset to output an incredible 960 Horizontal lines wide picture. This is very near Megapixel resolution, which starts at 1000 lines wide. It is a big leap for analog cameras, because you now have the ability to record at "Near HD" with a 700 line camera, using our new 960HD DVR. This camera can be recorded at D1 (740x480) with any regular DVR, but you actually get 30% more resolution when you use our 960HD DVR.

The Vanguard-700 is also using Rugged Cams' new "Easy Pro Install System", which attaches a swing-out Junction Box to the base of the mount. Now anyone can get professional results and really quick installations using this system. You can mount on any surface, in any direction or orientation, from the ceiling, wall or table type mount, and even directly to any indoor or outdoor double gang switch box. The swing-out feature makes working on and fine tuning the camera super easy since you don't have to hold onto the camera at the same time. Truly revolutionary.

Before we get to some of the other innovations of the Vanguard-700, here is a short list of the best features.

Top Ten Features of the Vanguard-700 Infrared Outdoor Camera:

  • Uses SONY's new 960H Effio ExView HAD II Technology that delivers near Megapixel picture (960 Horizontal Lines of Resolution) − 30% more resolution than any other analog camera!
  • 700 TV Lines of Resolution
  • Completely Weatherproof & Waterproof and is rated to IP67 standards
  • Built-in Swing-out Junction Box with American 3/4" Conduit fittings
  • Mounts on the Wall, Ceiling, Pole or any flat surface such as parapet walls or atop fences, etc.
  • Rated to -40° below zero and +158° above (-40° F to +158° F)
  • Heater and Fan built-in
  • 30 Wide angle (30° spread) Variable Power Infrared Lamps with Smart IR Technology − 100’ Outdoor & 165’ Indoor Range
  • 3.5mm-16mm Auto-Iris Varifocal Lens − with Infrared Cut Filter for True Day/Night Operation
  • Smart 3D-DNR, WDR, plus, the all-new F-DNR which is Enhanced Digital Noise Reduction with the ability to help cut through Fog, Dust, etc

In our quest to design the best Infrared Outdoor Cameras with the latest technology, Rugged Cams also makes them the toughest in the industry. The Vanguard-700 Infrared Outdoor Camera is no exception.

Harsh environments, ice & snow, heat & sun pose no problems for The Vanguard-700. The waterproof aluminum case is sealed to IP67 standards with a built-in Anti-Fog fan and a robust Heater with an automatic thermostat. That's why The Vanguard-700 is rated to -40° below zero and +158° above. Truly Rugged.

The Vanguard-700 Infrared Outdoor Camera is not only dual voltage (12V DC and 24V AC), but can accept wide ranges of those voltages as well. If using DC voltage, anything from 10 volts to 30 volts will work, and when using AC voltage, anything from 10 volts to 28 volts works just as well.

Rugged Cams is known for ramping up the Tough factor and packing in the features, and this Camera carries some great new design innovations:

  • Gasketed Drop Down Access Door that opens a compartment for easy Lens Adjustment
  • Access Door also has Menu navigation Buttons, a Video Output connection, Infrared Sensitivity switches, Infrared On/Off Switch and an Infrared Power Gain Potentiometer − all handy and at your fingertips
  • Smart Infrared Technology − varies the power depending on how close the subject is − no more white-out effect
  • Sun Shield is adjustable and helps provide cooling on the hottest days and keeps ice off of the camera body on the coldest days
  • Dual Voltage Power Choice − 12V DC (10-30 volts) and 24V AC (10-28 volts)
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The Vanguard-700 delivers a lot of performance for a low price. Rugged Cams cameras last!

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Vanguard 700 Specifications

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 (icx672aka)
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 On)
White balance ATW / AWB / AWC→SET / Manual / INDOOR / OUTDOOR
Gain control Low / Middle / High / Off
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~+158°F / 30%~80% RH
Storage temp./hum. -4°F~+140°F / 20%~90% RH
Power Dual Voltage DC 10v-30v / AC 10v - 28V
Power Consumption IR on - DC: Max. 8W, AC: Max. 10W
IR- OffDC: Max. 650mA, AC: Max. 400mA
Lens 3.5-16mm Manual Varifocal
Dimension 3.85"(W) x 3.48"(H) x 5.90" (L)
Weight 5.5 lbs
IR LED's Round 40 pcs (30 Deg)
Accessory Junction Box Bracket included
Installation / Technical Information
Power Consumption
650mA (Infrareds on)
Maximum Distance for 12v DC over standard 18/2 power wire for the Vanguard 700 Camera is 230' feet
24v AC over 18/2 power wire 1000'

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