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What is a 4K security camera?

2K and 4K CCTV cameras - what is 2K and 4K?

2K and 4K IP security cameras offer the best video clarity available

The movement beyond 1080p full HD image resolution has begun. Terms such as 2k Extreme HD and 4k Ultra HD are now becoming everyday words when people speak of television screens, computer monitors, or mobile phone resolutions. But what do they mean? And what does it have to do with the future of security systems?

2k and 4K pixel resolution IP cameras

8,847,360 pixels

The amount of pixels within screens has taken a giant step forward with 2K and 4K resolutions. Industry standards typically represent the 2K Extreme HD pixel ratio as 2048 x 1536 and 4K Ultra HD as 4096 x 2160.

4K vs 2K vs 1080p vs 720p resolution comparison chart

What makes an image 2K and 4K?

For an image to be classified as 2K Extreme HD it must have approximately 2000 horizontal pixels. Following suit, 4K Ultra HD must have approximately 4000 horizontal pixels.

2K IP security cameras from Lorex by FLIR provide better quality image and better digital zoom

2K and 4K surveillance cameras from Lorex by FLIR

The future of security monitoring

The Lorex 2K and 4K IP cameras will leave nothing to question. With their crisp images and amazing digital zooms, you will have the best chance to capture details you need, even from a distance. With the introduction of these new security cameras, the world of security monitoring has never looked better.

4K CCTV cameras from Lorex by FLIR provide better quality image and better digital zoom

Clarity

Images are incredibly crisp, with sharp definitive lines that distinctly outline every object and feature.

Digital zoom

The higher amount of pixels allows for a higher quality digital zoom so you can see further into the distance.

Color and night vision

Larger image sensors capture more light, which improves color, contrast, and low-light performance.

Clarity

Images are incredibly crisp, with sharp definitive lines that distinctly outline every object and feature.

Digital zoom

The higher amount of pixels allows for a higher quality digital zoom so you can see further into the distance.

Color and night vision

Larger image sensors capture more light, which improves color, contrast, and low-light performance.

LNB4163B 2K 4MP IP security camera

2K (4mp) IP Security Camera

4mp IP cameras from Lorex are an ideal solution whether you are in the market for a new security camera or looking to upgrade. Not only will they noticeably improve the video quality of your security footage, their rich feature set will provide you with many other advantages:

CAT5e 2K IP camera

PoE enabled

Easy Power-over-Ethernet installation

2K color night vision security camera

Color Night Vision

Improved recognition of objects in low light conditions

LNB4163B 2K 4mp CCTV security camera
Intelligent 2K video compression keeps files size small

Intelligent compression

In-camera video encoding saves recording space

2K CCTV surveillance camera with wide angle lens

Wide angle lens

86° horizontal field of view provides extensive coverage

4K IP camera resolution weatherproof monitoring camera

IP66 Weatherproof

Outdoor cold climate capability (-22°F / -30°C)

4K Security camera sensor comparison chart

High resolution image sensors

A major determining factor in image quality is the camera sensor - 2K means any camera that has a two to five megapixel sensor while 4K is anything with at least an 8 megapixel sensor.

Image Resolution # of Megapixels (1 million pixels)
720p security camera with mp sensor
1megapixel image sensor security camera 720p

1mp

1080p security cameras use a 2mp image sensor
Digital IP 1080p 2megapixel security camera

2mp

2K surveillance camera from Lorex by FLIR

3mp, 4mp, 5mp

4K monitoring camera from Lorex by FLIR

8mp

4mp (2K) Security Cameras For Sale

night vision in color digital 4K IP security system

2K dome security camera (black)

Capture the details with 2K video and Color Night Vision™

night vision in color digital 4K IP security system

2K dome security camera (white)

Take your security to new heights with 2K security footage.

night vision in color digital 4K IP security system

2K bullet security camera (black)

Add detail and clarity with 2K video and Color Night Vision™.

4 megapixel surveillance camera

2K bullet security camera (white)

A 4mp image sensor records double the detail of 1080p.

4mp (2K) Security NVRs

4K resolution security NVR

8-channel security system NVR

Supports 4mp resolution recording on every channel.

16 channel 4mp security camera netowrk video recorder

16 / 32 security system NVR

Compatible with 2K (4mp) resolution security cameras.

4K (8 megapixel) Security Cameras and NVRs - Coming Soon!