Different Types of CCTV
Here, we run through these types of camera and what makes them unique and more suitable for some venues over others.
The dome camera is one most commonly used for indoor security and surveillance. The shape of the camera makes it difficult for onlookers to tell which way the camera is facing.
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 protected against dust, dirt and other natural elements.
- ◆ It has High quality image resolution.
Coming with detachable lenses, C-mount cameras allow for simple lense changes to fit different applications. C-mount cameras, where standard CCTV lenses can only cover distances of 35-40ft, can cover distances beyond 40ft thanks to the possibility to use special lenses with these cameras.
Capable of operating in both normal and poorly lit environments, these cameras benefit from not requiring inbuilt infrared illuminators as they can capture clear video images in the dark thanks to their extra sensitive imaging chips. For this reason, these cameras are ideal for outdoor surveillance applications in which IR cameras are unable to function optimally.
- ◆ Record in both colour and black & white.
- ◆ Infrared capability
PTZ – Pan/tilt/zoom – cameras allow the camera to be moved left or right (panning), up and down (tilting) and even allow the lens to be zoomed closer or farther. These cameras are used in situations where a live guard or surveillance specialist is there operating the security systems.
- ◆ Pan and tilt rotation
- ◆ Smart tracking features
- ◆ Powerful zoom and autofocus
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