Sentinel Vs. Vanguard
What's the difference between the Sentinel and the Vanguard camera?
Our Vanguard Professional Camera is perfect for use around the home and business. It is so popular that Home Automation Magazine featured it in their Top 50 Home Automation Products list in July 2003. As Vanguard has been such a popular camera, we have received an enormous amount of feedback – and one of the major topics was external operation. We gave our engineering team the task of creating an enclosure for the Vanguard camera to withstand the elements- which they did, however Vanguard’s range of motion was not suitable for inverted operation. Consequently, we redesigned the camera with the following modifications:
1. Tilt optimized to look downwards – when inverted, Vanguard can look down at an angle of 45 degrees, whereas Sentinel can look down at an increased angle of 60 degrees increasing its ability to view objects below the camera.
2. Inverted image - As the camera is intended to be inverted, the image from Sentinel’s sensor is inverted by default to view on the TV or computer. 3. Increased pan – when ceiling mounted, the Sentinel camera can almost pan 360 degrees (actual field of view is 330 degrees) so that you only need a single camera to monitor the whole room. Vanguard, on the other hand, was designed for wall mounting and only has a field of view of 230 degrees (in a ceiling mounted application, you’d need two Vanguards to cover a single room).
4. Low profile – the Sentinel camera has been reduced in size for operation within the domed enclosure – the Vanguard camera motion would be restricted given the larger size.