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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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There’s A Reason Why Bullet Cameras Are Consistently Used…

Posted in Covert, Low Cost, Low Light, Uncategorized, What is a Bullet Cam with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2014 by thatoneguy7

There’s always a reason as to why we do the things we do. There’s always a purpose behind the choices we make. A method to our madness if you will. I’m not trying to come off as overly philosophical, more so just trying to make a point. When we choose a particular piece of technology over another, there’s always a reason for it. We’re not going to purposefully choose the worse device over the better one. At that point, you would be wasting your money and coming off as illogical. You can apply this to just about every device. Take a security camera system for example. You can have all the necessary recording software you need, but when it comes to the actual cameras, there is always comparisons to be had and decisions to be made.

All in all, there are plenty of choices that can be made that will meet your surveillance needs. There is one camera in particular, though, that many use; the bullet camera. Again, there’s a reason for this.

There is a lot that a bullet camera can offer the smart surveillance system shopper.

The bullet camera is a generally small camera that can be placed in various discreet locations, usually far enough out of reach to avoid vandalism. The entire reason you’re looking for a surveillance system is to stop things like vandalism anyway, right? These cameras are designed with a streamlined structure that allows them to be set up in places that most cameras couldn’t be placed in. Naturally, because of the design, this is where the camera gets its name. When you set up your security camera system, you want to be able to do it with the confidence that your cameras won’t be susceptible to vandalism. When you choose to have a bullet camera as part of you’re system, you get that confidence as they are easy to hide.

These cameras are also weather-proof. These are essentially the best cameras to have for outdoor surveillance. The typical box camera requires additional housing to the camera itself, and that can add to the overall cost of your security system. Additionally, bullet cameras are relatively cheap. Once placed outside, nothing short of a hurricane or tornado is going to stop this camera from monitoring what ever you want it to monitor.

If you’re looking for night time monitoring (who isn’t), you don’t need to worry about looking for another type of camera either. Most, if not all bullet cameras these days come with built in IR LEDs. Some of these IR bullet cameras can see up to 300 feet in complete darkness thanks to the number of Infrared LEDS that are packed into them. That’s the other sense of brilliance in the camera’s design. The lenses of these cameras are generally small, so that leaves more room to put the infrared LEDS in them. Obviously the more you have working together, the further the camera is able to see in the darkness.

The bullet camera is one of the most utilized cameras in any surveillance system, and with good reason. Between the weatherproof housing, the small size that can be utilized for proper and secluded placement, and the fact that almost all of them come with IR capabilities now, it’d be almost asinine to NOT have these in your security camera system.

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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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Why Get A Bullet Camera?

Posted in Covert, Low Cost, Low Light, What is a Bullet Cam with tags , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by thatoneguy7

Vista VBC600When showing interest in home or business surveillance, it’s very easy to get to get side tracked or confused by the plethora camera types on the market. It it always best to do your research and then make your purchase. However, you can never really go wrong with bullet cameras, as long as you know how to mount and operate them. If you aren’t exactly sure why they would be a good choice, just think about all of applications that you could use them for. Once you have figured out what you need them for, then you can make the choice. Just remember when deciding, the bullet camera is very versatile.

Remember the reason for the name of bullet cameras. They are small. Roughly around 2 to 2.5 inches in length. This also helps attribute to their other name; lipstick cameras. The versatility of these cameras is definitely a huge help when setting them up. While most cameras such as box or dome cameras require separate housing for the camera when placing it outdoors, the bullet camera doesn’t. They are quite easy to install and can be placed virtually anywhere due to their small size. Theirr mounts usually always come with an extension arm. This arm helps in putting the camera in the exact position that you want it to be in. It doesn’t even matter if you wish to mount them on the wall or the ceiling. Like most cameras, it can be purchased with IR capabilities as well. Since the bullet camera has the shape it does, it is also very well suited to host quite a lot of LED InfraRed lights. Some can even hold up to 78 LED IR lights with a range of about 300 ft in the dark.

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With all of the positives, the bullet camera is not without its own flaws. Due to the extension arm, it can become quite susceptible to vandalism since they can be repositioned so easily. They are usually very limited to a pretty fixed focal length from the lens. The small shape and design can also interfere with the overall imaging of the camera due to the cut-off corners. Because of this, the camera’s field of vision can become negatively affected. This can cause a cut-off view of what you are trying to capture on your surveillance feed. The only way to try and avoid this is by proper positioning, different types of cameras to accompany your bullet camera, or seeing if there may be a different lens that can be fitted for your bullet camera.

When looking at it on paper, this camera could be perfect. Well, as long as it’s in a safe position away from vandals that is. Since most are IR equipped, they are perfect for night time surveillance. Their small size means that they can be very easy to tuck away into tight spots. They also produce the same type of digital video quality as most box and dome cameras. It has no need for the additional housing as a box camera would and has a longer range for InfraRed viewing than most dome cameras because of its shape. All perfect reasons to start out your security camera system with this versatile camera.

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What Do You Really Know About Bullet Cameras?

Posted in What is a Bullet Cam with tags , , , on January 12, 2011 by zackduncan

Bullet CamerasYour average everyday surveillance kits have bullet cameras as a part of the package. What may surprise you is that the shape of the camera has absolutely nothing to do with an actual bullet from a gun, only that it is cylindrical in shape.

Bullet cameras are pretty small in size and are not terribly expensive which is why they are one of the most popular security cameras for consumers. They can also be mounted indoors and outdoors making them extremely versatile.

Bullet cameras are also the most popular cameras used for recording footage and sending it to viewing or recording equipment. While bullet cameras are small, they do get larger as you need ones for recording longer ranges.

Bullet cameras are also very useful when it comes to installation. They are usually mounted in hard to reach locations like on high walls or ceilings, and most of the wires are located inside the casing, making it extremely resistant to tampering.

However, if that is not secure enough for you, then there are a lot of wireless bullet camera solutions that you could look into acquiring. These cameras, as well as others, are usually supplied with mounting brackets and even sun shields.

If you didn’t know, bullet cameras are also renowned for their excellent image quality and video capturing abilities. You can get them in black and white or color or even infrared for areas of poor or no light and night time surveillance.

If you are looking for a versatile and flexible camera as well as one that has features like water resistance and outdoor capabilities, then you should definitely consider a bullet camera.

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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.

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What is a Bullet Camera

Posted in What is a Bullet Cam with tags , , , on July 23, 2008 by xponex

Typical Bullet CameraA bullet camera is a type of security camera that is generally in the shape of a cylinder. They usually range in size from as large as a pop can to as small as a tube of lipstick. Today bullet cameras are more popular than ever due to the fact that bullet cameras are generally cheaper than other security cameras and also they are very easy to install.

Why are they called bullet cams?

A bullet cam is just the most common nickname for this type of camera. They are also called helmet cameras, micro video cameras, and lipstick cameras. But the name that you see most, and that we prefer, is “Bullet Camera”. It received this nickname due to its strong resemblance to a bullets shell casing.

Bullet Cameras have become a mainstream security camera for a number of reasons. Bullet Cameras are one of the most cost effective solutions for CCTV monitoring. They can show images in both black and white and color. Also Bullet Cams are known to have great image quality, which is essential for any security camera. They are also a very discrete security camera and usually average in size of only 2 to 3 inches long. Bullet Cameras are also able to function in both indoors and outdoors and are able to perform in low light and normal environments.

Bullet Cameras also come in a variety of prices. The cheapest start at just $50, for a very basic black and white low quality camera and the best bullet cams range around the price range of $300, for a high quality full color camera.

When buying a Bullet Camera make sure to keep in mind what manufacturer you are buying from. It is just like buying the name brand computer dell over some off brand no name computer. Some trusted manufacturers include: Cop professional CCTV, Ever Focus and KT&C. 

One of the main selling points for a Bullet Camera is they are just so easy to set-up. Almost all Bullet Cameras come with the camera already pre-assembled with the casing, the camera, the lens and the IR emitters already installed and put together. The only thing that you have to worry about is where you want to mount it.