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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.