Published on November 3rd, 2016 | by Guest


Types of Security Cameras You Need to Know About

Security and surveillance cameras are used to monitor, behavior or for other information of people to manage, direct or usually protect them. This is done by an equipment

Surveillance cameras are video cameras used for the purpose of observing people in an area. They are connected to a recording device or IP network and is watched by the security office or guard in an organization. Security & Surveillance Cameras and recording equipment was relatively expensive and required human analysis when it newly came but it has been made easier by automated software now that organizes digital video footage into a searchable database, and by different video analysis software’s available. The amount of footage recorded is also drastically reduced now by motion sensors which only record when any motion is detected. Also with the help of cheaper production techniques, surveillance cameras are simple and inexpensive enough to be used in home security systems, and for everyday surveillance in small organizations which cannot afford expensive systems.


There are different types of security and surveillance cameras available in the market.

Box Style Security Camera

A box style security camera is a standalone camera. This is like any other security cameras and is used in outdoor environmental housings or for Indoor mountings if aesthetics is not a concern

Dome security Camera

A dome camera is a combination of camera, lens, and ceiling mount packaged in a discreet dome typed shape. This is suited for environments that tend to get dirty, like kitchens and warehouses and is available for both, indoor and outdoor housing. Unlike box-style, it is aesthetically pleasing and available for vandal-resistant housings.

PTZ Security Camera

It contains mechanical controls that gives the operator authority to remotely pan, tilt, and zoom the camera to have a wide spread view of the four corners. It has Pan, Tilt and Zoom features and the movement is controlled via joystick or software. It can also automatically run patterns or turn to a preset position.

Its benefits are that you could focus on your area of interest and auto track movement. You don’t need multiple cameras and can survey wide area of interest and zoom in to detail.

Bullet Security Camera

A bullet camera is a combination of camera, lens, and housing in a bullet-style body as the name dictates.

It includes IR illuminators and sealed enclosure decreases need for servicing time to time. The footprint is small and doesn’t require any separate housing or lens. It is best for low-light situations.

IP Security Camera

An IP camera transmits a digital signal using Internet Protocol over a network. The features include increased resolution and scalability. They have built-in video analytic software. Overall, the benefits are that it has better system management than analog cameras.

Day/Night Security Camera

A day/night camera is a camera used indoor and outdoor for environments when there is extremely low light. IR filter that is lifted as lighting levels decrease. The benefits are that it handles both day and night-time lighting situations

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