I don't know much about installing security systems but I do know that they are important to have when you want to protect your property. Our church has installed an internal system with the IR already designed into the cameras. When I got this, I thought we could use it for the one camera that faces outside without the infrared option. Our installer is out of town, of course, so technical answers are out of the question. This is a lightweight illuminator light,. It does not give off any white light but a red glow so that a night camera will be able to pick up any kind of movement. When our installer returns we will add this to our system.
I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.