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4 Common Home Surveillance Camera Styles

4 Common Home Surveillance Camera Styles

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.

SEE ALSO: 5 Statistics that Highlight the Importance of a Home Surveillance System


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.

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Looking for a Colleyville Home Security Company?

Looking for a Colleyville Home Security Company?

Finding a good home security company in the Colleyville, Texas area can be a challenge. With so many options, how do you ensure that you’re choosing a company that will be able to meet all your needs? Below, we cover the characteristics that set DB Media Solutions above the rest for smart security and surveillance.

Diverse Supported Technology

Watch out for companies that only do one type of security, like surveillance cameras. If you truly want your home to be fully protected, it makes sense to choose a company that can offer a wide range of security products and services.

You may not be aware of how many different security technologies are available, but consider exploring some of the options listed below:

  • Alarm systems: trigger audible alarms, silent notifications, etc.
  • High-definition video surveillance: view real-time surveillance footage from anywhere.
  • Smart entry systems: use fingerprints, personalized codes, geofencing, and more to give access to your property – no physical keys required.
  • Central monitoring services: have 24x7 access to monitoring services that alert you or the authorities the moment there’s a problem.
  • Smart sensors: track motion, water leaks, doors, windows, etc.
  • Fire and life safety devices: stay on top of carbon monoxide, gas, smoke, and more.

SEE ALSO: What Features Should Be Included in Your Home Security System?

Completely Customized Solutions

You shouldn’t be shoehorned into a preset security package. The devices or services that make sense for one home might be a completely wrong fit for you. And often with this approach, you end up paying for products or services that you never intend to use.

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5 Statistics that Highlight the Importance of a Home Surveillance System

5 Statistics that Highlight the Importance of a Home Surveillance System

Most people know that having a surveillance system is a good idea, but they don’t really know the full extent of just how important it is. If you’ve been considering adding a home surveillance system to your Southlake area property, take a few minutes to read over the statistics below. Based off industry and government research, these statistics can open your eyes to the high cost that comes from not having surveillance and the peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is protected.

1. Nearly two million residential burglaries are reported in the U.S. annually.

You may think it won’t happen to you, but the truth is that burglaries happen all the time, and high-end homes are often seen as more tempting because they’re more likely to hold valuable items. In fact, every 13 seconds, a home in the U.S. is burglarized. Even if you have your valuables safely locked away, having your home broken into is not something that anyone wants to experience.

2. 14,000 people in the U.S. have to deal with a water damage emergency each day.

Burglaries aren’t the only concern for homeowners. A leaky pipe or broken water heater can wreak havoc on your home while you’re away. With a smart surveillance system, all you need to do is check in occasionally to verify that your home is fine, and you can avoid thousands in damages caused by water leaks.

SEE ALSO: 5 Great Uses for Your Home Surveillance System

3. Homes without security systems are almost 3X more likely to be burglarized.

Interviews with thieves have revealed their tricks of the trade, and one of the most common responses is that burglars will not bother going after a home with a security system. As soon as they see the surveillance cameras tracking their every move, thieves simply move on to easier targets. That leaves your family and belongings safe.

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5 Great Uses for Your Home Surveillance System

5 Great Uses for Your Home Surveillance System

When you think about home surveillance, security is probably the first thing to come to mind. But surveillance cameras have far more uses than simply catching intruders in the act. With instant access to real-time footage right from your smartphone, the sky is the limit for what you can monitor with cameras in your Dallas area home. Below, we cover five of our favorite applications for surveillance cameras.

SEE MORE: How to Choose the Right Home Surveillance System

Did You Leave the Oven On?

Have you ever had that nagging sensation that you might have left the stove or oven on? It’s a simple matter to walk into the kitchen to check…unless you’re not at home when that sense of dread hits you. Not to worry! Just pull up your phone and check the surveillance camera in the kitchen. If the oven is on, you can hurry home or call a family member to turn it off for you.

Watch Your Pet While You’re at Work

Have you ever wondered what your dog or cat gets up to while you’re gone? Now you can know! Surveillance cameras do more than just satisfy your curiosity—they can keep you in the loop so that you know if something is wrong with your furry friend.

See When Your Package Arrives

Package theft is a real concern, especially if your home has an exposed entryway. But with surveillance cameras, you can know exactly when the delivery company drops off your latest Amazon purchase. While just having a visible camera is enough to deter most thieves, for extra security against package theft, you can add a video doorbell that allows you to speak through the integrated microphone if someone comes to the front door and picks up the box.

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