Security cameras or CCTV video cameras play an important role in providing security to a business place or residence. Not only do security cameras capture and document a crime taking place, but it can also discourage crime from happening in the first place. There are several types of security cameras available for the public. Each of these types have their own unique advantages, disadvantages, and designs. Find out more about each type of camera to determine which kind is most suitable for you.
Dome Security Cameras
As the name suggests, these cameras are dome shaped. They are highly popular in commercial establishments, because it is difficult for an individual to tell which direction the lens of the camera is facing. Thus, people who want to commit a crime will have a hard time finding the 'blind spot' of a dome security camera.
Advantages: Efficient and flexible as well as tamper-proof (Out-of-the-way installation).
Disadvantages: Most dome security cameras do not function well in low light conditions.
These security cameras are commonly found in commercial and residential buildings. Box cameras usually offer many different useful features such as low-light lenses, IR illuminators for night vision, changeable lenses, zoom, and more.
Advantages: Most effective in monitoring specific surveillance spots. Flexible and comes in a variety of sizes, features, and designs. Comes in digital types and analog types.
Disadvantages: Easily noticeable and not easily hidden. Many box cameras also require housing for outdoor use.
Also called bullet security cameras, barrel cameras resemble box cameras in that the camera lens is placed withing an elongated casing.