Learn about the general types of Security Cameras and how they are used:
Box Style Security Camera
A Box Style camera is a standalone camera. The name is derived from the shape of the camera.
Functions like any other camera
Can be used in Outdoor Environmental Housings or for Indoor mountings if aesthetics are not a concern
Allows for customization of the lens, camera and housing to fit the needs of the installation
Offers many lens options, including vari-focal and fixed
Dome Security Camera
A dome camera is a combination of camera, lens, and ceiling mount packaged in a discreet dome shape.
Functions like any other camera but comes in a dome-shaped housing
Is well-suited for environments that tend to get dirty, like kitchens and warehouses
Typically available in indoor or outdoor housings
Aesthetically pleasing / compact in appearance
Available in vandal-resistant housings
PTZ Security Camera
A PTZ camera contains mechanical controls that allow the operator to remotely pan, tilt, and zoom the camera.
Pan, Tilt and Zoom features
Control movement via joystick or software
Can automatically run patterns or turn to a preset position.
Focus on areas of interest
Auto Track movement
Survey a wide area of interest and zoom in to detail
Bullet Security Camera
A bullet camera is a combination of camera, lens, and housing packaged in a bullet-style body
Commonly includes IR illuminators
Sealed enclosure decreases need for servicing
Requires no separate housing or lens
Good for low-light situations
IP Security Camera
An IP camera transmits a digital signal using Internet Protocol over a network.
Increased resolution and scalability
Many have built-in video analytic software.
Better system management than analog cameras
Resolutions from VGA to 29 Megapixel.
Day/Night Security Camera
A day/night camera is a camera used indoor and outdoor for environments with low light conditions.
IR filter that is lifted as lighting levels decrease
Handles both day and night-time lighting situations
Thermal Security Camera
A thermal camera uses thermal imaging to produce surveillance footage in dark or harsh environments. It uses heat to differentiate objects.
Uses heat sensing to distinguish objects and people
Detect people and objects in smoke, haze, dust, light fog
Works in complete darkness
Wide Dynamic Security Camera
Wide Dynamic Cameras have the ability to balance light-levels on a pixel-by-pixel basis.
Capable of handling a wide range of lighting levels in the same scene.
Capture clear face shots when a people are entering with bright light behind them and with dark shadows on their faces.
Used in areas with too much sunshine or where headlights are used, such as parking lots.
Wireless IP security cameras offers ease of installation and eliminates the cost of network cabling when adding this camera to your video surveillance system.
Wi-Fi enabled for easy installation and setup
Tilting and swivel options to maximize viewing
Motion detection for instant alerts of intruders
Crystal clear images, even in low light conditions
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