The dome camera is one most commonly used for indoor security and surveillance. Technically speaking, dome cameras could be IP dome cameras or analog dome security cameras, and some of them could be packed with IR night vision or other advanced technologies like pan-tilt-zoom features, motion sensors or thermal sensors. The shape of the camera makes it difficult for onlookers to tell which way the camera is facing, which is a strong piece of design, deterring criminals by creating an air of uncertainty.
Benefits of dome cameras include:
- Variety and Diversity
- Wide Angle
- Discreet and Low Profile
- Vandal-proof features
- Artistic Appeal
- Infrared capability
Bullet cameras are long and cylindrical in shape, and are ideal for outdoor use. Their strengths lie specifically in applications which require long distance viewing. Installed within protective casings, the cameras are protected against dust, dirt and other natural elements. The cameras can easily be mounted with a mounting bracket, and come fitted with either fixed or varifocal lenses depending on the requirements of its intended application. Bullet cameras are also widely dubbed as rifle-shaped surveillance cameras in CCTV security camera.
Benefits of bullet cameras include:
- Water Proof
- Visibility and Deterrence
- Adaptability – can use indoors and outdoors
- Compact size aids installation
- High quality image resolution
Coming with detachable lenses, C-mount cameras allow for simple lense changes to fit different applications. C-mount cameras, where standard CCTV lenses can only cover distances of 35-40ft, can cover distances beyond 40ft thanks to the possibility to use special lenses with these cameras. C-mount cameras are more sensitive than, for example, bullet security cameras, and considerable damage can be done to them by rain, wind, heat, or cold. C-mount cameras are more sensitive than bullet security cameras, and considerable damage can be done to them by rain, wind, heat, or cold.
Benefits of C-mount cameras include:
- Can support changes in technology
- Effective for indoor use
- Bulky size makes them noticeable
PTZ – Pan/tilt/zoom – cameras allow the camera to be moved left or right (panning), up and down (tilting) and even allow the lens to be zoomed closer or farther. These cameras are used in situations where a live guard or surveillance specialist is there operating the security systems. PTZ cameras offer great flexibility and a simplified install with their ability to rotate on a 360 degree plane.
Benefits of PTZ cameras include:
- Pan and tilt rotation
- Night Vision
- Tamper Resistant
- Large Field of View
- High Definition Options
- Smart tracking features
- Powerful zoom and autofocus