What are the Different Types of Security Cameras?

Many industries around Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, want to protect their businesses and keep an eye on what’s happening. Security cameras are a great way to do that. Still, they can leave owners around New Castle County, Delaware, or Gloucester and Camden County, New Jersey, wondering about the types of security cameras available.

Metropolitan Communications has been providing video surveillance solutions for many years. Our experts touch on the types of security cameras available on this page to help you determine which may be best for your workspace.

Dome Security Cameras

Dome security cameras are named for their shape. The dome and 360-degree rotation allow the camera to discreetly focus on different areas of the space without it being immediately obvious what is being observed. The dome helps the camera remain resistant to tampering, too.

You can set up dome security cameras both indoors and outdoors. These cameras are used best in retail stores, restaurants, and other hospitality businesses.

Fisheye Security Cameras

Fisheye security cameras are similar in shape to dome security cameras. These cameras, however, offer a wide-angle view that exceeds 180 degrees but does not offer 360-degree rotation. The fisheye design of the camera creates a circular or bubble effect to the image because of the wide angle.

Many fisheye cameras often are weather-resistant, making them a good choice for outdoor installation. They also commonly have temperature gauges, which can optimize use in harsh temperature environments.

Bullet Security Cameras

InstallationBullet security cameras are designed to look similar to a large rifle bullet. These cameras focus on a specific point and typically need to be adjusted manually if you want to change the focus direction. The cylindrical shape of the size camera allows it to see long distances, thanks to the larger lenses. These cameras are easy to spot and act as a reminder that a location is being observed.

The casings of bullet security cameras are often resistant to dust, dirt, and water, making them a good option for outdoor security. Industries often using bullet security cameras include farming, property management, and construction.

Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Security Cameras

Retail securityPan-tilt-zoom, or PTZ, cameras offer control over the direction of your camera’s focus. These can be controlled remotely by a security guard who is monitoring the live video feed. When operating a PTZ camera, a security guard can:

  • Zoom in on an encounter or subject.
  • Pan and tilt the camera to adjust the field of vision.

PTZ cameras are often best utilized in large retail environments such as malls or museums.  Cameras can also be equipped to detect movement and move without the input of a guard’s instruction, which allows it to cover a larger area even when unmonitored.

Infrared/Night Vision Security Cameras

Infrared and night vision cameras are designed to operate in less-than-ideal optical conditions such as darkness. They use infrared LEDs to record and detect people in low visibility, even when fog or smoke are preset.

These cameras are a popular option in banks, manufacturing plants, and on farms.

Learn More About the Security Cameras Right for Your Workspace

The experts at Metropolitan Communications can help your business determine the right security cameras for your workspaces across Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia, PA. Our team has experience in providing video surveillance solutions in many environments, from schools to hotels to factories around New Castle County, DE, or Gloucester and Camden County, NJ.

Contact us to discuss security cameras for your establishment today.