Archive for December, 2008

Traits of a Perfect Bullet Camera

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , on December 2, 2008 by xponex

What makes a perfect bullet cameraWhen it comes to bullet cameras, as is the case with just about any topic, the concept of “perfect”, like beauty itself, is in the eye of the beholder. But when it comes to something so utilitarian as a security camera, I think we can easily agree on a short list of traits that contribute to a “perfect bullet camera”.

1. The perfect bullet camera must not be big. In the case of the perfect bullet camera small can be a good thing. Small bullet cameras are easy to mount. Small bullet cameras are discrete. Small bullet cameras are going to be less expensive. And, in my opinion, small is clearly that way to go.

2. Low light is a must for the perfect bullet camera. And when I say low light, I mean just that, a bullet camera with a Sony EX-View CCD that will operate in the range of .05 Lux. A low light bullet camera does require some ambient light, but it does not require its own infrared illuminators that produce a visible bug attracting glow and require a larger housing to be effective.

3. Being weatherproof is a must for the perfect bullet camera. So when considering a bullet camera, be very careful that it is truly rated for outdoor use. In a perfect world all outdoor cameras would list their IP (Ingress Protection) rating and then there would be no doubt about the cameras ability to live outside. Failing that, look for the phrase “Waterproof”, “Weatherproof”, or “Outdoor”.

4. Dual voltage is worthy of mention as a trait for the perfect bullet camera. However, dual voltage can be a double-edged sword. A camera that can operate at either 12VDC or 24VAC can give you a lot more flexibility when it comes to installation; however, that flexibility comes at a high sticker price which is incompatible with another one of our traits for the perfect bullet camera. So be sure to weigh the pros and cons of dual voltage prior to making your next bullet camera purchase.

5. Finally, the perfect bullet camera must also be affordable. Affordability allows for larger security camera systems that of course can provide a larger coverage area. So even though there are always better bullet cameras out there, they will do you little good if they are outside of the budget.

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