Vanguard HD-TVI


  • 1080p HD-TVI Megapixel
  • 3.5 – 16mm Motorized Lens
  • Heater to -40°
  • Built in Junction Box

The Vanguard HD-TVI Infrared Outdoor Camera is another new tough security camera from Rugged Cams. The Vanguard HD-TVI is not only weatherproof, but waterproof and dust proof as well, and carries a sealed rating of IP67.

The Vanguard HD-TVI 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 HD-TVI Infrared Outdoor Camera uses the latest Sony 1/2.8″ 2 Megapixel CMOS Technology, which uses the HD-TVI camera chipset to output an incredible 1080p Resolution. This 2.2 Megapixel resolution, is a big leap for analog cameras, because you now have the ability to record at “HD 1080p”using our new Rugged Vault DVR.

The Vanguard HD-TVI 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 HD-TVI, here is a short list of the best features.

Top Ten Features of the Vanguard HD-TVI Infrared Outdoor Camera:

  • Uses Sony 1/2.8″ 2 Megapixel CMOS Megapixel picture chipset
  • 1080p 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 HD-TVI Infrared Outdoor Camera is no exception.

Harsh environments, ice & snow, heat & sun pose no problems for The Vanguard HD-TVI. 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 HD-TVI is rated to -40° below zero and +158° above. Truly Rugged.

The Vanguard HD-TVI 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 HD-TVI delivers a lot of performance for a low price. Rugged Cams cameras last!

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′


Vanguard HD-TVI

Download specs icon Vanguard 700 

Image Processor Sony 1/2.8″ 2 Megapixel CMOS
Total pixels 2000(H) x 1121(V)
Effective Pixels 1984(H) x 1105(V)
H/V Resolution 1080p
min Illumination (F1.2) Color: 1.0 Lux(50 IRE) / 0.02 Lux(15 IRE)
B&W: 0.08 Lux(50 IRE) / 0.018 Lux(15 IRE)
S/N Ratio more than 50db (AGC off)
Frame Rate 30fps Full HD
OSD Multi-Language (English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
Day & Night Auto / Color / B&W / EXTERN
ATW 1800 – 10500K
AGC Off / 0 – 15
High Speed Shutter 1/30(1/25)-1/30Ksec
WDR Off / On
D-WDR Off / On
BLC Off / On (size, position)
HLC Level Setting (0 – 20), Color
AGC Level Setting (0 – 20): Max 42db
D-Zoom 1.0x – 8.0x
Camera ID Off / On (Letters A – Z, Numerals 0 -9, Symbols)
White Balance Auto / Autoext / Push / Manual
Motion Detection Off/On
Privacy mask 16 Masks(ON/OFF, Color, Position )
Sense-Up x2, x4, x8, x16, x32
De-Fog Auto/Manual
Operating Temperature –40°F~160°F
Storage Temperature –4°F~140°F
Power Consumption AC Max: .490mA / DC MAX: .620mA
IR LED Round 40pcs (30 deg)
Lens 3.5 – 16mm Motorized Megapixel Lens
Dimensions 3.86(w) x 3.50(H) x 5.9(L)
Weight 2.5 Pounds

Vanguard 700 Details

Easy Pro Install system

Vanguard Heater & Fan