As far as camera functionality is concerned, bullet and dome cameras are extremely similar. So really what you’re looking for is what will fit best with your particular application and what your preferences are. Bullet cameras protrude outward, sort of like the barrel of a gun, where dome cameras have that circular “dome” shape. I’m sure you’ve seen both types of surveillance cameras as both are quite popular.
Below, I will go through some of the pros and cons of bullet and dome cameras, and although there are not many hard and fast rules, you can use them as guidelines to help assist you with your purchase. Some security integrators disagree with certain pros and cons of these two camera styles, and rightfully so, as there is no one type of camera for every application.If you read no further than this though, know that 9 out of 10 CCTV installers will agree that bullet cameras are better for most OUTDOOR applications and dome cameras are better for most INDOOR applications.
Posted on 29 June, 2012
Travis Chaffin - Sales Manager - 2M CCTV
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A guy walks into a bar and drinks 8 drinks throughout the night. The bartender pours top shelf drinks for him but charges for well, because he is her boyfriend. Here’s another; a woman is only charged for every other item at the grocery store because her son is the cashier. For retail businesses, internal theft is the biggest source of loss. Catching an employee sneaking out with a flat screen TV is much rarer than a cashier manipulating the system to give away merchandise to their friends or family.
Posted on 27 June, 2012
Typically, anything you see on TV, YouTube, or in the news regarding footage captured from security cameras will be of some sort of criminal activity, or other type of malicious behavior. That's why this Coca-Cola ad is so refreshing to see, depicting what's fantastic about humanity.... quite the opposite of watching a video of some druggy lifting a purse off an old lady in a wheelchair...
Posted on 19 June, 2012
Posted on 9 May, 2012
Most DVRs on the market offer H.264 codec to compress videos. H.264 records high quality videos while reducing storage space on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD). To get an idea of how it works, let us compare it to its predecessors.
The two typical video compression formats for DVRs before H.264 were Motion JPEG, or M-JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group), and MPEG-4 (Moving Picture Experts Group). These three compression modes can all display and record up to 30 FPS. However, there are some areas in which they differ significantly (Analog vs IP Security cameras).
Posted on 4 May, 2012
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rick Charney is the current manager of Stealth Monitoring, a live surveillance monitoring provider for corporations and other large businesses.