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A Bullet Camera In Every Business, On Every Street Corner?

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Covert, Low Light, Uncategorized, What is a Bullet Cam, Wireless with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by thatoneguy7

Security and Surveillance technology are an ever booming market. In just about every major business in America today, you can find a security camera system or some type of surveillance technology. The market for it is huge. There will always be thieves and there will always be vandals. That is why there will always be new security cameras and technology being developed to combat the ever evolving ways of crime that people come up with. How many businesses actually use surveillance technology though? That number will never be exact as it is always growing. More and more businesses and people alike are seeing the importance of having security camera technology.

The Workplace

Keeping your place of business safe should just come as common sense to just about everyone. The only problem is, is that some business owners might view it as either too invasive or even too expensive. That just isn’t the case. There are too many pros that outweigh the cons in terms of that thought process. Both employees and customers alike want to feel that they are in a safe and appreciative environment. This will keep everyone happy and keep customers coming back (as long as the customer service remains optimal as well). It deters vandals and theft from both outsiders and employees alike. You find security camera systems in McDonald’s, car dealerships, retail stores, hospitals, police stations, and more. There’s clearly a reason for this. It’s all about monitoring and safety for everyone within the facility.

The Street Corners

Recently there was a game that came out called “Watch Dogs”. Not too go off on too much of a tangent, but the game took place in present day Chicago. In the game the character can hack into the multiple security cameras that line the streets. This part of the game is not fictitious. Chicago is a city that is very heavily monitored and actually does have security cameras on just about every street corner. It’s about detering crime and lowering the crime rate in general. Box cameras, weatherproof cameras, dome cameras, and yes, even bullet cameras are found throughout the city always on the watch. Some may see this as a “bit too much” but if the affects on crime are positive, can it really be seen as a negative? Cities and businesses alike use the cameras to their advantage while also doing their best to maintain certain privacies.

Is It Really Too Much?

There will always be that looming fear of “is big brother watching?”, but then again, the main purpose of the cameras are to monitor for crimes and keep individuals and products safe. There are still companies today that don’t utilize security cameras or any real type of surveillance equipment other than a bell on the door when you come in. That being said, not every business, home, or street corner is connected to a CCTV grid, and that makes those areas targets for vandalism, theft, and other crimes. The bullet camera, with its naturally small and sleek design, has always been one of the go to cameras in just about every security camera system. They’re easy to maneuver. They’re easy to hide. They almost always come equipped with IR capabilities to monitor in the dark.

The idea of having cameras everywhere can be a scary thought, because you never know who is on the receiving end of those feeds. All “big brother” thoughts aside though, one can’t deny the endless applications that come with the use of bullet cameras and other surveillance technology. It’s all about safety, lowing crime, and keeping you your business, home, and assets protected.

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Are You Trying To Decide Between Bullet Cameras And Dome Cameras For Outdoor Use?

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Covert, Low Light, What is a Bullet Cam with tags , , , , , , , on May 8, 2014 by thatoneguy7

There are so many things to think about when you are deciding on a surveillance system and any possible accessories. One of the biggest things to consider when choosing everything for your surveillance system is the what types of cameras to use. You need to find out if the system itself is for indoor use or outdoor use. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but then again, that might be a much bigger deciding factor than you realize. Certain cameras are better suited for different environments, naturally.

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So, you’ve done a little bit of research, but you still can’t decide which would be better for your outdoor surveillance system. You know you like the dome cameras, and you know that you’re a fan of the bullet camera as well. The next question you may have is which would be better.

Both of these cameras have their pros and cons, just like anything else in the world.

The bullet camera is designed to be a bit smaller and easier to use all around. They are pretty easy to install and readjust. Should you need to move your camera too a better position, there’s nothing getting in your way from moving it. Additionally, almost every bullet camera every comes with infrared (IR) LEDs built into them. IR is going to be a big deal for you, especially for night time monitoring. Since you are placing the camera outside, you’re going to want to have this camera work well in low light situations. Research the camera and see how far and how wide it’s FOV (Field Of View) while the IR function is operating. As long as it’s a pretty far view, this may be a big deciding factor. The casing around these cameras is almost always weatherproof as well. Since the outdoors can get a bit brutal depending on your area, weatherproof casing is basically a must. The downside to these is that they may be easily susceptible to vandalism and people can see which direction the camera is facing.

The dome camera uses its casing as its selling point. They use this casing to consider themselves “vandal proof,” basically the casing around the camera will be able to protect the camera itself. The casing of the dome camera can also be tinted, thus making it more difficult for potential criminals to view exactly where the camera is facing. Another fact to consider is that the wiring isn’t exposed for this camera, furthering it’s “vandal proof” claims. The downside to these cameras is that the tinting can affect the overall viewing capabilities at night. You would almost surely need to add lighting sources around the camera, but this would make people more aware of the camera itself. That, and dome cameras are frequently more expensive than bullet cameras.

All things considered, this is a pretty even match. You can read reviews all day long, but at the end of the day, you know what you are installing your surveillance system. You know what you are going to be looking for and looking to deter with these cameras. It would be best to research the cameras as much as possible, figure out what you need them for, and then decide for yourself!

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The HDCVI Cylinder Camera Is A Camera You’re Going To Want On Your Surveillance System

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Covert, Low Cost, Low Light with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by thatoneguy7

It can be really hard to find good help these days, much less good technology. It’s hard to find the right tech to give you everything you need without giving you the things that you don’t need. Bullet cameras can be the same way. It’s difficult to find one with features that you know you’re going to need that will, at the same time, not keep any of the fluff that you don’t need. If you’re going to pay for something, you may as well get what you paid for right? Luckily there is a bullet camera out there that may just be able to give you and your surveillance system everything that you may need, all while trimming the fat.

Behold the new HDCVI Cylinder Camera. This very well may be the all around bullet camera that you and your security system have been looking for.

This camera basically has everything you may need from a surveillance system security camera. First off, in case you were wondering, yes it does come standard with IR capabilities. The IR distance is roughly 20 meters as well, so not a bad range by any means. While their may be other cameras with higher IR range, 20 meters is still a respectable distance and should serve most of your needs.

Along with the IR capabilities, the camera comes standard with a 1/3″ 1 megapixel progressive scan CMOS image sensor. The image sensor ensures that you’ll get a good HD picture. While we all know a 1080p camera would be best, a 720p camera is still HD, and will still offer a great picture when you need to go back on the DVR or view your camera feed remotely. It’s 60 frames per second capability will ensure that you get a smooth picture now matter how you are viewing your footage. The video camera also comes with the standard high def HDCVI digital interface to ensure that the camera is working appropriately and things like remote view work the way that they are supposed to. The camera houses a 3.6mm fixed lens and offers day and night functionality as well. Perfect for any company that needs constant surveillance. Another nice feature is the fact that the camera itself is waterproof, so as long as you can mount it properly outside, you need not worry about it getting wet from a torrential downpour. The bullet camera also offers excellent high speed and long distance transmission due to its coaxial cable.

Think about the “HDCVI” if you are still on the fence. It stands for High Definition Composite Video Interface. This has been specifically designed for the CCTV industry to transmit high definition video footage via the coaxial cable. This cable will all for reliable long distance transmission of HD video. On top of the spectacular video feed, HDCVI also allows for two-way communication. With the specs laying it all out, and the long distance transmission rate, HDCVI is easily one of the best solution for HD CCTV applications.

Currently, Camera Security Now is offering HDCVI cameras in systems or individually. Should you be interested in this IP bullet camera it’s currently going for $95. Go to CameraSecurityNow.com or call 1-877-422-1907!

Looking For A Weatherproof Bullet Camera?

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Low Light with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by thatoneguy7

If you live in the northern part of the U.S., you may have become very aware of all of the snow that we have been getting recently. This ridiculous weather can cause quite a bit of trouble for travel conditions, as the news has shown. However, it can also become a burden on some of your technology. Satellites, internet connections, and more can be negatively affected by this inclement weather. For some homes and businesses, dealing with crazy weather like this can be slightly nerve-wracking when thinking of their security camera systems. Not all tech is weatherproof, and that is a fact. However, there may be a new bullet camera for those who want to avoid worrying about the weather year round.

Take the new Greyfox F2287 weatherproof camera for a spin, and you may be able to put the worries of warranty coverage away.

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This camera is designed for indoor and outdoor use for, virtually, any home or business. Even though it is mainly suited for residential security use, it is never a bad idea to add one to your business’s security system. Since the housing of the camera is weatherproof, it can be installed outside by doorways or windows that need to be monitored all without the worry. In terms of mounts, this camera can me mounted via a round wall mount or a Cat 5 camera mounting wall plate. The Cat 5 wall plate is designed for the camera itself, and includes RJ-45 output and input jacks that can be installed into a single gang box. Naturally, the mounts come with adjustable tilt and swivels so that the camera can be aimed in any direction needed. Once the desired angle has been met, the angle can be locked so that it remains.

The camera also comes standard with IR (as if every camera shouldn’t, right?). 12 infrared LEDs surround the camera lens, allowing for illumination in low-light to no-light situations. Perfect for night time surveillance in the areas you need to have covered at home, or at your business. The IR illumination expands to a 30 foot range. While it may not be the longest range of IR, it still allows for enough viewing to spot anything that may be suspicious. The F2287 camera resolution rate comes in at 420 lines, so while it may not be the highest resolution, it can still definitely get the job done. The 92 degree viewing angle, coupled with the angle locking mounts, means that you should be able to get a very good view of whatever you need to keep track of.

The camera does offer a microphone attachment. The only catch is that it must be hooked into a single gang wall mount. The microphone can then be plugged in, and mounted via the same wall mount as the camera. Just make sure you know about the restrictions of audio surveillance before installing the camera, with the microphone option, in your business, should you choose to do so.

It may not be the most incredible bullet camera out on the market, but the weatherproof casing does give it reason to be considered for your security system. And, as always, if you are on the fence about it, it never hurts to try before you buy!

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New Mini Bullet Camera Released by Wren Solutions

Posted in Bullet Camera Review with tags , , , , on June 21, 2012 by zackduncan

Wren Solutions logoWren Solutions has just announced the immediate availability of a new mini bullet camera, which has been purpose-built with retail in mind. The camera provides the perfect solution for store owners looking for a video surveillance solution that is cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing.

The camera, which is a high-resolution mini bullet camera, is available in black or white and includes an auto-iris, vari-focal lens. In addition to that it also accepts 12 VDC or 24VAC and is UL-approved. A universal mounting bracket is also included with the camera, which allows for fast and easy installation on open ceilings and ensures minimal disruption to the environment.

Andrew Wren, CEO of Wren Solutions, says the new mini bullet camera is perfect for the needs of retailers large and small. Wren noted, “We saw the need among both our smaller retailers, as well as larger enterprises, to offer a solution that was flexible and easy to implement.”

What’s even better is that retailers will be able to integrate the new mini bullet cameras into existing video surveillance systems or consider compatibility with Wren’s line of recording solutions. Total measurements for the mini bullet camera come in at 4″ long by 2″ thick weighing approximately 1,1 lbs, which makes its design convenient for quick and easy deployment in virtually any retail environment.

According to Wren, “As an American manufacturer serving the country’s largest retailers for nearly 30 years, our experience with the industry’s most challenging environments gives us the ability to work hand-in-hand with retailers to develop solutions that truly meet their needs, both aesthetically and functionally.”

The all new mini bullet cameras from Wren Solutions are currently available and ready for deployment. You can get all the information about Wren and these new cameras at Wren’s website, where you can also acquire the cameras directly.

Source: Market Watch – Wren Announces New Mini Bullet Camera

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Samsung’s New SNO-7080R Outdoor IR Bullet Camera

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Low Light with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2012 by zackduncan

Samsung SNO-7080RSamsung Techwin America has just unveiled an outdoor 3 megapixel network video surveillance camera complete with a 30 meter IR range in total darkness. The camera is labeled as the SNO-7080R and comes with a 2.8x varifocal motorized zoom lens and is capable of capturing 16:9 full 1920 x 1080p HD with wide dynamic range and features a dual H.264 and MPEG codec.

According to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Samsung Techwin America, “Our new outdoor megapixel IR camera offers a unique combination of performance, features and cost-efficiency to deliver extremely high value. The low light IR capability of the SNO-7080R greatly extends the applications for megapixel imaging given its extended range in total darkness.”

In addition to that, this camera also uses Samsung’s WiseNet2 DSP chipset, which is designed to provide maximum benefit for megapixel technology. This includes Wide Dynamic Range and Smart Compression with region-of-interest (ROI) encoding. H.264 compression also ensures that your images are high-res and work well with your bandwidth while the H.264/MJPEG dual codec supplies multiple streaming.

The SNO-7080R also offers multiple resolution options including CIF, full 1080p HD and full 3 megapixel with the ability to transmit as many as six different profiles for viewing and recording. The camera also has an IP66 environmentally rated housing for severe weather conditions and can be powered with an Ethernet cable and 24V AC.

This camera is also ONVIF-compliant and features backlight compensation, SSNRIII (2D+3D) digital noise reduction, motion detection, privacy, SSDR for contrast enhancement and auto day/night (ICR). The 3-8.5 millimeter motorized varifocal lens also allows remotely adjustable zoom and focus settings for a fully customizable setup.

If you’re looking for a solid, outdoor IR bullet camera, Samsung’s SNO-7080R just might be the bullet camera for you. You can check it out on Samsung’s security camera webpage.

Source: Security Info Watch – Samsung’s SNO-7080R IR Bullet Camera

Y-Cam’s Bullet HD

Posted in Bullet Camera Review, Low Light with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2011 by zackduncan

Y-Cam's Bullet HDY-Cam has just unveiled its newest product, the Bullet HD, a high-definition bullet camera that allows you to have HD video and image capabilities in outdoor surveillance situations. In addition to that, the Bullet HD is Y-Cam’s first 720p IP camera and while it is basically the same on the outside as the standard model, the Bullet HD is 200mm long and its length increases to 250mm with the added 802.11n AP wireless aerial.

The Bullet HD has received an IP66 rating which means that it is capable of withstanding dust, high winds and high water pressures, making it perfect for any outdoor surveillance job. All cables for the Bullet HD are routed through a sealed cover and a 980mm waterproof sheath, providing PoE and an I/O block for added external devices like alarms.

In addition to the HD resolution, this device comes with a bigger 1/3″ CMOS and H.264 support with all the same features as Y-Cam’s standard camera. Night vision capabilities are aided by 12 IR emitters around the lens which also help with motion detection. The Bullet HD also comes with a microSD card slot for added recording and memory.

It goes without saying that the image quality of the Bullet HD is far superior to that of the standard bullet camera though it is worth noting that the Bullet HD also has superior color balance and contrast. Unfortunately, the focus is a little off but is perfectly suitable for facial recognition as far as 16+ feet away. One more thing to note is that the Bullet HD does have problems handling bright light sources, especially sunlight.

The camera switches over to a mono mode as light decreases and then to full IR in pitch black. The camera is capable of illuminating objects as far away as 50 feet though detail beyond 16 feet tends to blur. There is also some vertical smearing as well when viewing the camera feed in real time.

As far as IP66 rated IP cameras go, the Bullet HD isn’t bad. It does come with a ton of useful features, like H.264 support, though it may leave some hardcore camera users wanting more. If you are looking for a run-of-the-mill HD bullet camera, however, the Bullet HD from Y-Cam may be just what you are looking for.

Source: PC Pro – Y-Cam Bullet HD Review

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