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Dome vs Bullet Cameras - Which To Choose?

Posted by ProVisual on 10/7/2014 to News

The security systems market has come up with some great solutions for any security need. You want alarms? You can have them, and they can be heat sensitive, motion sensitive, sound sensitive. You want access control? You can have anything from a lock and key to fingerprint sensors that unlock doors. You want surveillance? You can have cameras. But when buying cameras, do you know which one you should choose?


The most popular security cameras on the market are dome and bullet cameras. You’ve probably seen both types. Dome cameras are mounted on ceilings, and they consist of cameras enclosed in domes. Bullet cameras are mounted on walls, they are not enclosed and they sometimes resemble bullets.


Dome cameras are better suited for indoors, as they are not a visual deterrent and they have to be mounted on ceilings. They usually have a shorter range, but the dome protects the camera from attacks, and it makes it hard for anyone to see where the camera is pointing. Bullet cameras, on the other hand, can be fitted both indoors and outdoors, and they serve as a visual deterrent. They are not as well protected as dome cameras, but they have a longer range. Also, people can clearly see where the camera is pointed.


As you can see, the choice of camera mostly depends on how and where you want to use them. The best idea would be to play to their strengths, and combine both types of cameras into a single surveillance system. That way, you can have the dome cameras watching the inside of your home or business, while the long range bullet cameras cover the doors and the outside.