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Choose the best Bullet Camera to secure your home or business!
A bullet camera is the most versatile camera available on the surveillance market. Most of this versatility is due in part because you can mount them almost anywhere! This is why a bullet camera has become the #1 security camera type used in both residential and commercial surveillance system installations. Bullet cameras have received their name mostly because of their look. Their cylinder shape and size not only makes them aesthetically pleasing when mounted on the side of a home or business, but it also shows a strong security presence which will absolutely discourage potential criminals.
Most bullet cameras are offered in various different types to support different surveillance requirements. Bullet style cameras are available with Varifocal or fixed lenses so you can choose the lens type you need to best secure any particular area. If you need the flexibility to control the focal length of your lens then you should choose the camera that offers a Varifocal lens. The Varifocal lens will allow you to use a small joystick or button on the camera to focus the camera in or out to get the best view possible of a particular area or object. The standard Varifocal lens offered is a 2.8mm to 12mm focal length. But there are bullet cameras that have even 50mm lenses on them to support long range surveillance requirements.
One of the most popular features on a bullet camera is the infrared LED’s. Infrared LED’s are added to the bullet camera so it can see perfectly in little or no light environments. During the day the bullet camera doesn’t use the infrared feature, but at night when it senses there is not enough light to adequately see, it automatically turns the LED’s on. Infrared LED’s allow the camera to continue to secure an area and provide high quality surveillance video even in total darkness. Bullet cameras are available with numerous different quantities of on-board LED’s. Obviously the most LED’s a bullet camera has means the farther distance is can see in darkness. So you will have to choose the bullet camera with the number of LED’s you need to best support the particular area you are trying to secure. Bullet cameras without infrared are also available for areas that already have plenty of quality light. But the bullet camera will automatically decide when the lighting conditions of an area are inadequate, so why not just have the LED feature readily available.
Other vital requirements you need to evaluate when choosing a bullet camera is the power requirements, power usage, available features, and warranty. These are all things that can play a huge role in you choosing the right bullet camera for the job! At Cabling Plus we offer numerous bullet camera options for you to choose from. We take pride in offering the professional grade bullet cameras needed for both residential and commercial surveillance applications. Our goal is to provide you with the bullet cameras that are guaranteed to help you protect the things that are most important to you. If you need help in choosing your bullet cameras feel free to give us a call. We are here to support you!
Frequently Asked Questions About Bullet Cameras - FAQ’s
Why would I use a bullet style camera instead of a dome camera?
It really comes down to the mounting location you are installing your cameras. For some areas it is just not possible to mount a dome camera. A bullet camera is very versatile and allows you to often mount it on any surface type in any location. For some people they also feel that a bullet camera is much more aesthetically pleasing when mounted on a home or a business. So some people just prefer the looks of a bullet camera.
Can a bullet camera see farther than a dome camera?
No. The only difference between a dome camera and a bullet camera is the body or casing the camera is built into. Besides the exterior the internal cameras are no different between the two. Both are made in different exteriors to support different mounting applications, and different personal preferences.
How do you adjust the lens on a bullet style camera?
Assuming you have chosen a bullet camera that has an adjustable varifocal lens you will absolutely have some type of joystick, knob, or buttons to adjust the lens. Some high quality bullet cameras even include a remote control that allows you to easily adjust the lens to better focus on the area you are securing. All varifocal type bullet cameras will offer some type of feature that let you easily adjust the lens.
Is a bullet type camera weatherproof?
Since most bullet cameras are used for outdoor surveillance installations they are most commonly both weatherproof and vandalproof. It is important to read the specifications of the cameras you are choosing and ensure they are made to best support the environment you are installing them in. Some bullet cameras are also IP66 rated. An IP66 rating signifies the camera is “dust tight”, and protected against powerful rains or direct jets of water.
How do you wire up a bullet camera?
Just like any other CCTV camera, a bullet camera will have both power and video wire leads coming out of the back that allows you easily attach your cables to it. The video cable will have a female BNC connector to attach the coaxial cable to it via a male BNC connector. If your bullet camera is 12VDC is will have a power cable coming out of the back that is already terminated with a DC power plug. If it is a 24VAC camera then it may just be a raw color coded (black and red) 2 conductor wire. Regardless of the power requirement of your camera the power cable will be on board ready to attach to your incoming power cable that is ran from your power source.