A closed — circuit television camera (CCTV) records videos and images for security, surveillance or other personal purposes. Security cameras have become an important aspect in security and are mainly used for surveillance purposes. Statistics show that installing a CCTV camera reduces crimes in the area covered up to 95%. CCTV’s are used by many for various reasons. Every organization has CCTV’s installed for 24×7 surveillance. Banks, Malls and of course the Government is dependent on security cameras for enhancing security.
Security cameras come in various types, configurations, styles with many different features and options and it’s very important to select the right CCTV camera according to the applications and location.
Which security camera is the best for your location and application?
The 11 different types of security cameras include:
- Dome Cameras — Dome Cameras are mostly used indoors. It is easy to install and requires only two to three screws for its installation. Dome cameras at times come with the Infrared feature because of which recording of videos and images in dim light are possible. As the lens of the dome camera is covered, the direction the camera is facing is not known.
2) Bullet type cameras — Bullet cameras are long cylindrical in shape. These cameras are the best for outdoor purposes and help in long distance viewing. Bullet cameras are modified to fit in a weatherproof case to prevent rain, dust, dirt and other harmful elements making it ideal for outdoor use.
3) Infrared cameras — Infrared Cameras are mainly designed for night use or for locations having extremely poor or dim lighting. It has infrared LED lighting around it for night time use. When its dark its illumination capacity decreases because of which black and white images are produced.
4) Discreet Cameras — Discreet cameras as its name suggests are hidden cameras which are not visible to the human eye. They can be hidden anywhere behind a desk or even the fan. It is mainly used for spying purposes.