The Different Types of Security Camera Systems and When to Use Them

If you’re shopping for security cameras, you’re off to a good start. Every home and business can benefit from a security camera system, but as soon as you start browsing for security cameras, you’ll find that there are tons of different models on the market—and some are better suited for certain applications than others.

To help make your purchasing decision a bit easier, we put together this helpful post covering the different types of security cameras:

  • Box security camera: A box security camera is the standard box-looking camera you’ll find at many businesses. These are standalone cameras, meaning they’re not connected to a larger security system in any way—but that doesn’t mean they’re not advanced. You can upgrade these cameras with high-end lenses to get a better view of the environment.
  • Dome security camera: Dome security cameras work like any other camera, but they come in a dome-shaped housing and attach to the ceiling. These cameras are great for dirty or smoky environments, like warehouses and kitchens, because the lens is easy to wipe clean.
  • PTZ security camera: PTZ stands for pan, tilt and zoom, and you get all of those features with a PTZ security camera. These security camera systems allow an operator to control the camera’s movement remotely, providing a wide-angle view of an area. If there’s anything suspicious, the camera operator can zoom in to get a better look.
  • Bullet security camera: As the name implies, these types of security cameras are a combination of a camera, lens and housing packaged in a bullet-style body. These sleek cameras don’t require much maintenance due to the sealed enclosure, and many of them include infrared illuminators to give a better picture in low-light conditions.
  • IP security camera: An IP camera transmits a digital signal using Internet Protocol over a network. These are great cameras for buildings with a ton of security cameras because all of the IP cameras can be connected to one another and run off one central hub. Plus, they have some of the best resolutions out there.
  • Wireless IP security camera: A wireless IP camera provides the same benefits as a traditional IP camera, but it’s easier to set up and has a lower cost due to no network cabling. These cameras are often motion-detection enabled to alert homeowners of intruders and have crystal-clear images in any conditions.
  • Day/night security camera: If you need an outdoor camera to survey a low-light area, you should consider a day/night security camera. These come with an infrared filter that’s designed to provide a crystal-clear image regardless of the lighting outside.

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