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Is A Bullet Camera Better Than A Dome Camera?

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, What is a Bullet Cam with tags , , on December 30, 2010 by zackduncan

Bullet and Dome CamerasThere is a wide range of security cameras on today’s market. You can pretty much get anything you want like a PTZ camera, dome camera, IP camera, box cameras and even bullet cameras. But which one is the best? Determining what the best camera is is all very personal. It depends on your situation, what you want monitored, how much you are willing to spend etc… However, when people compare cameras they tend to compare two types specifically, bullet and dome cameras. So which is better?

Bullet cameras have long since been the favorite among consumers. Back in the day, c-mount cameras were the most widely used and could be seen being used by government organizations, celebrities and for private security. Bullet cameras really took off back in 2000 but, like dome cameras, they have always been around. Dome cameras have been popular in places like malls and other commercial settings.

But how do you determine which one is better? Are there any real, overwhelming differences between the two? The answer to that question is no. They are made up of primarily the same things including a lens, circuit board, chip-set and casing. But as to which one is better, it really depends on your situation and how you wish to use them.

According to the opinion of one of our security camera professionals here at the office, bullet cameras are tentatively better. His reasoning is that with a bullet camera, you get better picture quality and you are not forced to look through a tinted dome case as you are with a dome camera. Our professional also states that bullet cameras are easier to set up and install than dome cameras. Wiring and mounting for a bullet camera is simple and easy.

Choosing one over the other ultimately depends on your situation and what you want to record. But if you are still unsure about what type of camera to get, you can always call a security consultant from CameraSecurityNow.com. They will evaluate your current situation and determine the very best setup for you.

Source: Security Camera Warehouse

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Submersible Bullet Cameras

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , on December 22, 2010 by zackduncan

WELDEX WDB-7700BSecurity cameras are used to monitor a ton of different things–businesses, homes, parking lots, gas stations, driveways, storage areas, you name it. But has anybody ever needed to monitor something underwater? And if they have, is that even remotely possible? The answer to both of those questions is a definite yes.

The WELDEX WDB-7700B is a black and white submersible bullet camera that is capable of streaming content while under water. The camera comes with a ton of specifications and features that are very much the same as your traditional bullet cameras as well.

The camera comes with a 1/3″ CDD image sensor which delivers very good images. The high resolution of 430 TV lines allows the WDB-7700B to deliver crystal clear images as well as excellent quality images in low light situations with a low lux sensitivity of 0.03lux.

This device is also available in both black and white housings in order to match up with various backgrounds. The WDB-770B can also be completely submersed in water to a depth of up to 100 to 200 feet.

This camera housing can be used for outdoor, indoor and underwater environments and can withstand temperatures ranging from -4 degrees to +158 degrees. The WDB-7700B comes with a pre-focused lens, mounting brackets and BNC/RCA plug leads. This camera also comes with a signal to noise ratio of more than 50 db and shows internal synchronization.

If you need a bullet camera that can literally withstand anything, then you will be hard pressed to find one that is better than the WELDEX WDB-7700B.

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1/4″ Sony CL Bullet Camera

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 10, 2010 by zackduncan

1/4 Sony CL Bullet CameraThe Sony CL CDD Bullet is your everyday, run of the mill bullet camera. It is inexpensive and comes with a ton of great features that are sure to be popular with anybody interested in buying a bullet camera or a bullet camera security system. Bullet cameras are small which makes them easy to place and easy to hide, and they are, for the most part, fairly cheap to own and maintain.

Some major features of the Sony CL CDD Bullet Camera include the Sony Super HAD CDD sensor, built-in 3.6mm Board Lens, weatherproofing criterion IP66 (exclude Audio type) and DC voltage. But there are a lot of other specifications that the Sony CL CDD Bullet Camera has to offer.

Specifications that may spark your interest include: Sony 1/4″ Color Sony Super HAD CDD image device, PAL:500×582 picture elements, 420TVL resolution, 0.5 Lux / F 2.0 minimal illumination, more than 48dB S/N Ratio, PAL:1/50~1/110,000 electronic shutter, 0.45 gamma, Board lens 3.6mm / F2.0, Auto white balance, auto gain control, internal sync system, 1Vp-p / 75 Ohms video output, 2 Vp-p / 50 Ohms audio output, DC12V+/-10% power supply, 117 mA max power consumption and operating temperatures from as low as -10 degrees Celsius to as high as 50 degrees Celsius.

Overall the Sony CL CDD Bullet Camera is an all around well balanced camera. It has many features and specifications that many security camera owners will appreciate. If you are interested in renting one, then you should check out the Tech-Army E-Store. At the Tech-Army E-Store you can find a ton of bullet cameras including the Sony CL CDD Bullet Camera which is available for the low price of just $70.

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OB-100A Outdoor Bullet Camera

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2010 by zackduncan

Bullet cameras are one of the most popular forms of security cameras on the market right now. Their small size and affordable pricing make them eye candy to anybody looking for a cheap, reliable security camera system. Bullet cameras are also popular due to their versatility. You can use a bullet camera in just about any situation including traffic surveillance, IP surveillance, home surveillance or even business surveillance. The interchangeable feature of the bullet camera is what makes it so unique and so valued.

If you are trying to run a traffic surveillance system, an IP-based setup can provide you with traffic and accident coverage in real time. However, the installation behind such a system is arduous. Installing the Ethernet cabling which is needed for transmitting your images is difficult and expensive, and that is only part of the job. But for every problem we may find, there is always somebody with a solution. In this case, our solution comes from the company Brickcom and their OB-100A bullet camera series.

The OB-100A Bullet network camera series from Brickcom provides users with customizable IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless as well as 3G HSUPA module wireless options. This basically allows the user’s cameras to transmit images and data via a WiFi or 3G network. What is great about the OB-100A series is that with these transmission options, as well as all the other advanced features that come with the camera, you can have full 24/7 surveillance anywhere you need it.

The OB-100A is able to transmit crystal clear images without the need of extensive bandwidth due to a progressive embedded megapixel sensor, triple-code compression and simultaneous dual-stream. What’s more is that users also have the ability to view a live feed of their cameras anytime they want to from anywhere they want using any web browser or 3G mobile phone, adding even more convenience to your surveillance system.

Another things that is good about Brickcom’s camera series is the sheer amount of user friendly features that comes with it. One feature is the Smart Focus capability which allows users to adjust the focal lens via the web GUI easily. Another feature is the WPS button. The WPS button on the OB-100A gives users an easy connection to the internet and even makes the WiFi connection to an AP/Router, which can sometimes be difficult, very easy to trouble shoot. One of the main things consumers look for in a security system is the system’s user friendliness.

You don’t have to worry about the OB-100A being affected by the elements either. The cameras in the series come with an IP67 outdoor enclosure which protects them from rain, snow, wind, dust, hail and just about anything else you can imagine. The cameras are also equipped with an industrial fan and heater built-in, allowing the device to perform up to par in temperatures as low as -40ºF to as high as 140ºF.

Extensive event monitoring options are also offered by the OB-100A’s web GUI. This includes motion detection as well as audio detection. Whenever the camera is triggered by unauthorized movement, it can be scheduled to notify the user immediately by sending snapshots and video to your email account, FTP, Samba or HTTP server. Additional protection can be added to the cameras, such as alarms or smoke detectors, with a DI/DO terminal.

Needless to say, if you are interested in a top of the line outdoor bullet camera, then the OB-100A series from Brickcom is definitely worth a look. The series has all the features of a top notch camera system as well as many user friendly options and accessories out the wazoo that make it perfect for any surveillance project, regardless of size or location.

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