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Types of CCTV Camera
In the previous article, we shared four key factors to consider when selecting suitable cameras for your system. With rapid technological advances today, numerous different kinds of cameras are currently available in the security market and new innovations are still going to come up.
In this post, we share the main types of camera available. These include Bullet Camera, Dome Camera, Turret Camera, PTZ Camera, and Discreet Camera.
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 shielded 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.
The dome camera is one most commonly used for indoor and outdoor security and surveillance. 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. Other benefits of this type of camera include: Ease of installation, Vandal-resistant features, and IR night vision
Turret (Eyeball) Camera
The Turret or ‘Eyeball’ camera is becoming the more preferred camera of choice amongst professionals. This camera offers the same high quality imagery of the dome, but without the pitfalls caused by the glass housing. Benefits of the turret camera include no IR bounce, and can be mounted vertical or horizontal. Some disadvantages of the turret camera: it is not as vandal proof as the dome camera, and it is obvious to onlookers which direction the camera is focusing on.
PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) Camera
PTZ stands for Pan/tilt/zoom. These cameras can be moved left or right (panning), up and down (tilting) and the lenses can even be zoomed closer or farther. These cameras are usually used in situations where a live guard or surveillance specialist is present and operating the security systems.
This type of camera allow for discreet placement that allows you to capture good footage of theft and criminal damage. Discreet CCTV cameras are beneficial because criminals will be less likely to spot them and therefore, they are less likely to be damaged in the process.
Of course, there are many more types of CCTV cameras in the security market that are not listed here. For more information on the types of CCTV Camera we carry here at VIN Services & Solutions, don't hesitate to drop us a mail at email@example.com or call us at +65 8727 7634 for a non-obligatory consultation.
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