Introducing the Height Strip Camera

Looking to capture a face shot of a fleeing thief? Introducing the CE-HSC1QHD from Clinton Electronics— a 4MP EX-SDI Covert Height Strip Camera. Height strip cameras are beneficial at convenience stores, retail stores, and banks because they allow eyewitnesses to rapidly establish the height of a fleeing suspect while recording facial details on camera.

Reliable Facial Identification

The CE-HSC1QHD is designed to be mounted at the entrance or exit and provides clear facial details even when the subject is wearing a hat or hoodie. These critical facial images are often impossible to acquire with typical, ceiling-mounted cameras.

Height Strip Camera

Ceiling-Mounted Camera

4MP EX-SDI Camera

The CE-HSC1QHD comes equipped with a 4MP EX-SDI camera that produces a clear image in any lighting condition. The camera’s wide-angle 2.8mm lens provides a 113° horizontal field of view.

In addition to EX-SDI, the Height Strip camera can also output HD Analog or Analog signals through a secondary BNC output.

Adjustable Camera Height

Choose between three camera mounting heights: 4 feet 6 inches, 5 feet 6 inches, or 6 feet 4 inches—and install the camera sled with our tool-free design.

Height Markings

Thanks to the high-contrast colored height indicators at 4 feet, 5 feet, and 6 feet, additional CCTV cameras facing the door and eyewitnesses can quickly establish the height of a fleeing individual.

Easy Install

The CE-HSC1QHD fits standard 1.75″ door frames and has top, bottom, and rear cable entry options with 1/2″ or 3/4″ EMT conduit knock-outs.



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Introducing CVMS Mobile

CVMS Mobile (Clinton Video Management Software) allows you to connect to your Clinton Electronics H2L, FXR, EX, or Hybrid Series DVR from anywhere in the world. This free DVR app for iOS® and Android™ devices comes loaded with features that make it easier than ever to view live, search, and save video from your DVR. 

Timeline Search

Searching video on-the-go has never been more convenient; quickly scroll through your timeline to view any events you may have missed. You can even search all cameras at once with the new color-coded timeline view.

Event Thumbnail Search

Quickly find the event you’re looking for with thumbnail search by tapping on the thumbnail in the search timeline when in the single-camera view.

Create Video Clips

Need to backup video while away from your DVR? With CVMS Mobile, creating a video clip is easy. Tap the clip icon and trim the video clip to the desired size by dragging the timeline view.

Share Video Clips

Share your saved video clips from the clips library by message, email, AirDrop®, or via a 3rd party cloud storage application on your device like Dropbox™ or Google Drive™.

Two-Way Audio

With a tap of the mic icon, CVMS users can communicate through their DVR’s connected speakers, making it the perfect tool for giving verbal instructions to visitors or scaring off would-be thieves by confronting them.

*This feature requires an external speaker and microphone connected to the DVR.

CVMS Mobile Advanced Features

CVMS Mobile builds upon its core functionality with advanced features like multiplex views, PTZ & UCC camera control, DVR site book, and even full remote control of DVR settings.

Multiplex Views

View live or recorded video from multiple cameras at a time using 4, 9, or 16 camera views or double-tap any camera for full-screen.

Camera Control

Create thumbnail images of PTZ presets for quick one-press movement. Remotely zoom in/out or adjust EX-SDI camera settings

DVR Site Book

Enter and save multiple DVRs and quickly recall them via the thumbnail preview. Users can also rearrange or edit existing DVRs.

DVR Settings

With DVR settings control, users can make real-time adjustments of all DVR settings, just as if they were physically at the unit.

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How can CCTV surveillance cameras deter crime?

Do CCTV cameras alone deter theft? Well, that depends. Are the cameras visible or hidden? Most can agree that cameras are only useful in changing criminal behavior when visible to the subject. Studies also show that CCTV surveillance cameras are most effective when combined with other crime-reducing methods such as improved lighting.

At Clinton Electronics, we are continually seeking ways to improve camera technology and enhance the theft deterrence factor.

With the rise of LED technology, it’s now possible to incorporate high-power white LEDs into a CCTV camera. The advantage of this is two-fold. When triggered, white LEDs allow the camera to see color; this helps identify the subject’s details after-the-fact. The second advantage is a bit more obvious: security motion lights are an effective crime deterrent.

The new CE-VX2QHD-WL vandal dome camera features two ultra-bright white LEDs that trigger when motion is detected. These high-power white LEDs are perfect for illuminating areas like the driveway, back porch, or sidewalk.

The addition of white LEDs enable you to see motion events in color and help deter crime by scaring off unwanted trespassers. 

Users can also select three different illumination modes in the OSD menu of the camera: Motion On, Motion Flash + On, and Constant. Each mode offers flexible control over brightness, duration, and motion detection sensitivity.

Unlike traditional security lights or motion detectors, the CE-VX2QHD-WL camera uses video motion detection to detect motion. With video motion detection, the user can create motion detection zones using the OSD menu.

Customizable motion detection allows the camera to ignore high motion detection areas such as windblown trees or busy streets and be tuned to detect motion in desired zones only.

If no movement is present, the camera returns to the standard IR LED mode. Thanks to IR Shield Technology, the CE-VX2QHD-WL delivers a clear image even when rain and dust are present on the surface of the dome. The photos below show the difference between using white LEDs and IR LEDs at night. 

White LEDs

Motion detection triggers White LEDs.


The camera returns to IR LED mode after the motion event.

In conclusion, not only can cameras with white light LEDs improve night time images they can also play an active role in deterring crime by scaring off trespassers and would-be criminals.

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