The VC838PF is a PoE turret camera with a motorized varifocal lens, offering greater installation flexibility in indoor and outdoor environments and allowing users to remotely widen and narrow the camera’s field of view without any loss of quality. As part of the commercial Pro Series line, the camera enables intelligent analytics for object detection and business activity tracking. In addition to cloud clip storage, the VC838PF supports 24/7 recording to an optional onboard microSD card and/or the Commercial-Grade Stream Video Recorder (CSVR126).
- 4MP HDR video*
- Business Activity Analytics
- Onboard Recording with Smart View
- Video Analytics with Object Detection
- Power over Ethernet
- IR night vision
- IP66-rated waterproof & dust-tight
- Mounting hardware
- Torx wrench
- Water-resistant cap
|Supported resolutions||2688×1520*, 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×360|
|Local recording||SVR and Onboard Recording|
|Image sensor||1/2.7″ progressive scan CMOS|
|Lens & Field of view||3.2 mm (W) – 9.8 mm (T), F1.8 – F3.3, 116° to 34°|
|Remote varifocal control||Focal length, manual focus adjustment, autofocus|
|Low-light sensitivity||0 lux with IR|
|IR range||Up to ~95 feet (30 meters)|
|Image adjustments||Flip, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, exposure|
|Ethernet connection||10/100 Mbps RJ-45|
|Operating temperature||-22°F to 122°F (-30°C to 50°C)|
|Operating humidity||20% – 100% non-condensing RH|
|Power||12 VDC ± 10% or PoE (802.3af), 11.3 W|
|Dimensions: (DxH)||5.4 x 3.8″ (13.8 x 9.7 cm)|
|Weight||13.3 oz (376.5 g)|
|Compliance||FCC, IC, C-Tick, CE Class B, UL, RoHS, WEEE|
* Note: 4MP recording only supported on Commercial-grade SVR (ADC-CSVR126).
Business Activity Analytics
For more information, see Business Activity Analytics (BAA) Overview.
Occupancy + People Counting
Measure occupancy and foot traffic. Receive a notification when real-time occupancy reaches a specified threshold.
Measure foot traffic through a certain area. Count how many people cross a virtual line in one direction.
Monitor people waiting in line. Receive a notification when the number of people in line or average wait time reaches a specified threshold.
Monitor large groups. Receive a notification when the crowd size reaches a specified threshold.
Visualize where people spend the most time within an area during a specified date and time range using a heat map.
Onboard Recording with Smart View
Record encrypted, 24/7 HD footage locally on the camera with a microSD card. View live and recorded video on the Alarm.com website and mobile app from anywhere, using the SmartView video timeline to search for important events such as person detected or door accessed, and jump straight to the corresponding footage.
Approximate days of recording
|1920×1080 30FPS||1 Day||2 Days||5 Days||10 Days|
|1920×1080 15FPS||2 Days||4 Days||7 Days||15 Days|
|1280×720 10FPS||4 Days||7 Days||15 Days||29 Days|
|640×480 10FPS||7 Days||15 Days||29 Days||59 Days|