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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!

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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