Bullet and dome cameras are the most commonly used closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras for homes and businesses. Both have their pros and cons, so you have to carefully consider their features to figure out the best one for your needs.
Dome cameras have a dome-shaped structure and are designed to withstand indoor and outdoor elements. Because of their built-in infrared light-emitting diodes (LEDs), they can work in low-light and no-light settings. One of the main advantages of dome security cameras is their wide-angle coverage. Sensors can also be added to them so that they can function as panoramic surveillance cameras.
Thanks to their discreet design, dome cameras are barely noticeable. That’s why people often install them at front doors or other areas where visitors may not recognize the cameras easily. The low-profile nature of these cameras is also useful when trying to avoid vandalism. The camera lens is protected, so people aren’t usually able to tell which direction it’s pointing — which adds to the dome cameras’ effectiveness in deterring criminals.
Bullet cameras are cylindrical-shaped. They’re quite visible and made from high-quality materials and chassis. Since they’re easily recognizable, they can intimidate and deter a criminal. A bullet camera lens usually has a small cover on the lens tip to prevent glare and debris from covering the camera. A professional CCTV and smart home installation company can quickly install a bullet camera since it only requires a simple wall mount.
Unlike dome cameras, bullet cameras offer a narrow but longer view. This long-distance viewing makes bullet cameras ideal for large areas, such as backyards and parking lots. Bullet cameras are especially good at capturing clear images of license plates and people at great distances, so it’s easier for someone to identify such things when they check the footage.
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