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Comparing Dome & Bullet Security Camera Types

Posted by Gregory DeRouanna on Sep 11, 2018


Bullet and Dome Security Cameras

Refreshingly Different Camera Styles: Bullet and Dome

Alright, let's talk about security cameras. You've got two popular kids on the block - those bullet-shaped and dome-style cameras that seem to be perfect just about anywhere, like commercial properties.

Like a perfectly mixed cocktail, these cameras can work together on the same network to get you the best blend of security that fits your place like a glove. They're easy to set up, manage, and run on almost the same hardware!

Both boast heavyweight features like remote viewing, and each has its unique power. Now, knowing where to place these bad boys is where the magic happens, maximizing your security coverage. Need a roadmap to plan it out? Toss us a message, or let's dive further into the world of bullet vs. dome cameras.

Indoor, Outdoor - They Handle it All!

First off, let's clarify some age-old confusion. Despite what you might think, dome cameras aren't just indoor champions, and bullet cameras aren't exclusively for outdoor security. These champs are versatile and aren't afraid of a little weather – perfect for both indoor and outdoor security coverage.

Meet the Dashing Dome Security Cameras

These beauties sport an iconic and noticeable dome shape. You'll spot them in almost any public or commercial space, indoors or outdoors, mostly hanging out on ceilings. Never fear the darkness with their infrared LED lights!

Dome cameras can work with HD-CVI systems via coax cable (think traditional CCTV) or take the modern route via IP networks, cruising on the same highway as your internet router. To access your cameras, all you need is a smartphone, PC, or tablet and an internet connection!

Looking to compare security camera systems? Our guide is an excellent starting point!

Casting a Broader Watchful Eye

Need to keep an eye on a larger area? Wide-angle dome cameras have got you covered. With fields of view stretching up to 115 degrees, they're hitting the right note of observation, making them the supervising rockstars versus their bullet companions.

Dome Cameras – The Chameleons of Security

In addition to their flexibility, dome cameras also star as Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) controllable cams. They can swivel vertically and horizontally for a custom surveillance scope. And just like your favorite TV shows, you can control them from virtually anywhere – thanks to your computer or smartphone.

Available in IP, HD-CVI, and analog, dome cameras come with features that make your eyes pop! Motion sensors? Check. PTZ features? You bet. Infrared night vision? Absolutely. Quality HD video? Definitely. All while blending into their environment like ninjas.

Need proof? You'll spot these guys in malls, parking lots, backyards, supermarkets, squares, and railroad stations. With image sensors of up to 8 megapixels, 4k quality footage isn't a distant dream – it's a reality.

Lowkey Surveillance with Dome Cameras

Catching thieves red-handed, or ensuring no mishaps occur in your reception area, dome cameras do it all without drawing attention. They're like your favorite actor in a supporting role – present but not stealing the limelight. If you're in the market for low-profile security, dome cameras have your back.

Ever-Resilient Dome Cameras

Why are they tough to mess with? Their smart design makes it tricky for vandals to damage them. On lower ceilingsYou're mulling over a security camera rig for your commercial property, right? With a sea of options, it's a bit of a puzzle deciding which camera type suits your needs best, isn't it? We've all been there. Let's look at the main stages: bullet-style cameras against dome-style cameras. Sound good?

Let's get one thing straight: you're not shackled to using one type. Both of these camera types happily mingle on the same network, like old buddies at a barbeque, allowing you to handpick a system that's tailor-made for your property. Cool, eh?

Installing and maintaining them is a piece of cake. Like having identical twins, they're powered by similar camera hardware. Fancy features like spying on your property from the Bahamas? Yeah, they've got that covered too. Each has its own merits and knowing where to station each type is like setting up your chessboard just right for the win!

Stumped about designing the right system? Fret not, you can either holler for our help or read ahead for our comparison guide.

Busting Myths: Indoor vs Outdoor

Think dome security cameras are just indoor pets while bullet cameras are the outdoor adventurers? Nope! Both types are sturdy enough to tackle any weather and can be drafted for outdoor duty.

Meet the Dome Cameras

Named for their dome-shaped shells, these cameras are everywhere, littered across indoor and outdoor spaces. They're camera chameleons, blending into their surroundings in stores and commercial properties, primarily from the ceiling. These little spies come equipped with infrared LED lights, to give you bright, clear footage, even in pitch darkness.

Wired dome security cameras are like awesome double agents working on two fronts. You get them on HD-CVI systems over coax cable (CCTV), and on network Internet Protocol (IP) systems. Caught in a traffic jam and want to check on your property? Whip out your smartphone or tablet and keep an eye on things from anywhere!

They also come dressed up with special wide-angle lenses to cover a larger area. Imagine a hawk soaring overhead, that's how wide they see. A bit different from bullet cameras, eh?

Why Should You Pick Dome Cameras?

Ever wanted to control your own spy drone? Outdoor Dome cameras can be configured as PTZ controllable cameras, letting you control them to look up, down, anywhere you want, right from your couch. They come loaded with features like motion sensors, pan-tilt-zoom, night vision, and superb HD video quality.

Like wallflowers at a party, they're good at blending into their surroundings. Dome cameras are usually slotted in public places like malls, supermarkets, parks, and stations. Ever wondered how you get those crisp 4K quality videos? Dome cameras.

Don't like your cameras to stick out like a sore thumb? Dome cameras are small and discreet, perfect for places where you want to keep your surveillance on the down-low.

Worried about vandals wrecking your cameras? Not with dome cameras. Their structure makes them tough to reach and damage. That’s a solid shield against those trying to mess with your property's security.

Installing these cameras isn't rocket science. And with a bit of DIY, you don't need to empty your pocket for a professional. What if you get into a tight spot? We've got your back with post-sales support.

The Key Players: Bullet Security Cameras

Bullet security cameras, the old faithful in commercial property surveillance, are generally found outdoors. They're quite like their dome counterparts, with features like night vision, HD remote video recording, and more. But, they've got their unique selling points too.

Think of bullet cameras as the Swiss Army Knife of CCTV. They're jacks of all trades; compatible with HD-CVI systems over coax cable, network IP systems, and even classic analog systems. Given their size, they're also as flexible as your yoga instructor, offering more installation options and easier angle adjustments after installation.

Expecting extreme climates? Outdoor Bullet cameras come with a brawny weatherproof exterior, and some even come equipped with a inbuilt heater and blower fan. They're ready for anything mother nature throws at them.

Intimidation is the name of the game for bullet cameras. With their high visibility, they're like scarecrows in a field, keeping potential intruders at bay. It's amazing how a shiny camera can terrify wrongdoers before they even take a step on your property!

Find Your Fit at CCTV Security Pros

So it's clear; both bullet and dome cameras have their strengths. They both are capable of joining forces with our recorders for some really nifty features like, you guessed it, remote monitoring for free!

Our bunch of surveillance experts are always ready to help you pick and mix to build the ideal system for your property. DIY-ers can also save a pretty penny by doing the installation themselves. Don't worry, you'd have our helping hand whenever you ask for it. So, feel like placing an order or want some more guidance? Let's chat!