4 Common Home Surveillance Camera Styles
A Guide to the Different Possibilities for Monitoring Your Texas Property
There are a lot of different options out there for home surveillance cameras. How do you know which ones are right for your Colleyville area home? The answer to that question will depend on the unique aspects of your property, and DB Media Solutions can help you design the best mix of cameras for your needs, but to give you a general understanding of the differences between the most popular cameras styles, we’ve put together a brief overview below.
Often installed in the corners of rooms or entryways, bullet cameras have a limited range of visibility, but they provide an excellent image of wherever they’re pointed. This style of camera is commonly used in both indoor and outdoor environments. If you’re looking for a camera that can monitor a specific location, such as the front door or the area in front of your safe, then the bullet style is a good choice.
Dome cameras are great for areas where you need full visibility. You often see dome cameras installed in the middle of rooms so that they can take in a 360-degree view. These cameras fit easily into the ceiling and are fairly unobtrusive. Depending on your needs, you can get dome cameras outfitted for each space. So in a living room, you might opt for a high-fidelity camera that can capture footage even in low lighting conditions. For your outdoor spaces, you should go for a weather-resistant design and perhaps a camera that allows for long distance recording.
If you prefer to keep the presence of your surveillance system unknown, then discrete cameras are the way to go. These cameras are designed to look like something else while still maintaining clear, high-definition footage. You can get cameras that look just like smoke detectors, water sprinklers, or other devices you would commonly find throughout the property.
Box cameras are very similar in design and functionality to bullet cameras. Instead of a circular appearance, they have a rectangular shape. A key difference between the two is that box cameras are almost always used indoors. To use a box camera outside, you typically would have to buy a camera housing to protect it.
It’s one thing to decide that you want to upgrade your home with a security system, but choosing which products and device styles will meet your needs is another matter entirely. DB Media Solutions is the top choice for smart home surveillance systems in the Colleyville, Texas area. For more guidance on which cameras are the perfect fit for your home, contact us today.