Dome Cameras vs Bullet Cameras

Different options of security cameras.When you are preparing to set up a security system in your home or business one of the first things that you’ll need to decide is what kind of camera to use: dome cameras or bullet cameras. It’s important to decide this early, because your decision could affect other important aspects, such as the amount of cameras you need, as well as their placement. Dome cameras include a small rotating camera in a small half-spheres of glass, while bullet cameras are long, cylindrical-shaped cameras with a clear direction. Here are some of the pros of each different type of camera…

Dome Cameras

Pros

Dome cameras have a number of benefits that, we believe, makes them more conducive to indoor use. Aesthetically, dome cameras are a lot less intrusive, and far less noticeable, which is great for people who want their cameras to not stick out in the decor of their home or business. If you are hoping to be more covert with your security system, this is a great bonus, as well. You’ll likely need less cameras, as well, if you go with a dome camera system, because they are able to rotate 360 degrees, meaning they can cover multiple areas. This also makes it far easier to change the field of view of the camera.

Bullet Cameras

Pros

Just as dome cameras are typically better for indoor use, the benefits of using bullet cameras usually make them better for outdoor surveillance. Bullet cameras are a lot more durable, and can withstand extreme weather conditions and vandalism, extremely well. The lenses used in bullet cameras are also a lot larger than those typically used in dome cameras, which means that they will be better at viewing long distances, such as one might need outside of an establishment. The noticeability of bullet cameras is also more likely to deter criminals who might be scoping out your home or business.