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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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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!

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.

Bosch WZ Series bullet camera

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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