Security camera systems can be helpful in just about any setting. Whether you want to protect your home and loved ones or you want to keep an eye on your business and employees while you’re away, surveillance cameras can play a large role in providing you with a better sense of security.
Before you invest in a security camera system, it is wise to determine your budget, as well as your specific needs. Will you be monitoring indoors, outdoors, or both? Will you need surveillance around the clock or only during certain hours? Depending on your needs, different styles and features of security cameras may best suit you.
Dome Security Cameras
These cameras are dome shaped and are often tinted or clouded so that the direction of the lens is ambiguous. You may see large scale dome security cameras in high traffic areas like casinos or subway stations. Because its style is rather elusive, dome security cameras keep people guessing which usually results in better behavior. While these cameras do well in public places, they can be successful in monitoring your home or business as well. People tend to opt for dome security cameras because they are fairly easy to mount and install.
These cameras are more noticeable than dome cameras. The bullet security camera gets its name from its resemblance to a bullet shell casing. These security cameras can vary in size; some people use this style to be discreet and others use it to provide a daunting presence. Bullet security cameras are best used when there is a specific area you want to monitor. While dome cameras can capitalize on PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) abilities, bullet cameras often boast a better long range zoom. With the appropriate mounting bracket, bullet cameras can be installed virtually anywhere.
Infrared Security Cameras
An infrared camera can come in either bullet or dome styles. Regardless of the style, infrared cameras have LEDs (light emitting diodes) which surround the lens and are usually automatic. The Infrared LEDs enable you to monitor your business or property through the night. When the light source is low or diminished, the LEDs kick in, and often turn your color camera to black and white for better resolution.
Indoor & Outdoor Use
Most cameras are suited for indoor use, but not all cameras are ideal for outdoor use. You can find security cameras that are waterproof, weatherproof, or vandal proof, along with additional housing for cameras you wish to use outdoors.
Be sure to evaluate the locations for your security cameras, including light sources, protection and weather conditions (namely for outdoor cameras), surveillance field, etc., before you make any final decisions on your security camera system. If you would like to further discuss your options or need any assistance, please feel free to contact us at 1-888-203-6294. We are happy to help you find the best security camera system for you. Visit us online to browse our stock and connect with us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Bullet cameras vary in size and shape, but overall are compact security cameras. They resemble a bullet shell casing, thus their namesake. Their size can range from an aluminum can to a tube of lipstick. The bullet camera is basically a petite version of a regular security camera. Bullet cameras have the same capabilities but delivered in a much smaller format. This, in turn, makes the bullet camera a much more convenient, cost-effective alternative for surveillance.
Thanks to the bullet camera’s tiny shape, they are much easier to install. There is often no need for assembly after purchasing as they are usually already put together. Luckily, these cameras can be used indoors or outdoors. Despite the location of its use, the bullet security camera can utilize infrared sensors which allow for quality recordings in various light settings. Bullet cameras may also be available in black and white or color picture, as well as high resolution or HD. Because of its diminutive size, covert surveillance is easier.
Bullet cameras can be mounted indoors, hidden by a hanging plant or tucked discreetly in a corner. When mounting outdoors, bullet cameras often fit nicely on a wall, placed closely to the roof. Protective housing can be added to bullet cameras to maintain quality.
Often compared to dome cameras because of their similarities in functions, bullet cameras hold the upper hand in long range monitoring. Bullet security cameras can have larger lens which increase range vision, whereas dome cameras are fairly limited by their shape. Also, since bullet cameras are slightly more obvious than dome cameras, their presence can discourage criminals from acting out. After mounting, repositioning and changing of angles is much easier for bullet cameras than dome cameras.
When searching for a security camera, it is important to carefully study your needs, know your budget and weigh your options. Bullet cameras boast numerous features for a decent price, but they may not suit your needs. After evaluating your requirements, you may find that bullet cameras may or may not be a feasible choice for your system.
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