I'm going to be setting up a few security cameras so help monitor our long driveway and other parts of our property. It seems like most 'night vision' cameras have IR LEDs on them. Would that produce a visible glow at night that would attract attention? If not visible to the naked eye, would it be highly visible to night vision goggles? Not that I'm expecting anyone with night vision goggles
If a camera isn't officially 'night vision', could supplemental IR illumination be done in the area which would help the camera see at night? Does the type of sensor in the camera make a difference? ie CCD or CMOS.
My idea is that if the IR LEDs could attract attention, I'd rather use cameras that don't have them, and provide IR illumination with IR LED clusters that aren't located with the camera.