As the surveillance systems are becoming popular, we get to see different types of cameras everywhere, be it at a traffic signal, hospital, schools, banks, hotels etc. These are not a rare device any more.
One type of camera that we find in many places is a dome camera. As the name suggests, it comes in a dome shape. If you are not familiar with it, you won’t be able to guess that it is probably watching you. It looks fashionable and fits in anywhere. Since many of these cameras work via the internet, it is possible that they can get affected by malware. You need to be aware of this and keep a regular check on the monitoring system. Ensure that the camera gets regular software updates to stay safe from security breaches.
There are many things that you may not be aware of about dome cameras. Let’s get to understand more about dome cameras in the following sections.
- You Cannot Predict What the Camera Is Watching
Due to its shape, it is not easy to figure out the direction of the camera lens. Moreover, the dome is generally made of tinted material. Due to this reason, it is difficult to evade its surveillance.
- There Is a Large Variety Available
You can always find a dome camera to suit your requirements:
- If you need a lot of monitoring done in the dark, you can go for an infrared dome camera.
- If your area of surveillance is prone to miscreants, you can choose a vandal dome camera.
- You can opt for a varifocal dome camera if you want to cover different focal distances with the same camera.
There are many formats of dome cameras available. You can choose from:
- Indoor and outdoor cameras
- Analog or IP CCTV cameras
- Fixed or mobile cameras
- It Has Hi-Tech Capabilities
- Not all, but most of the dome cameras have PTZ capability i.e. Pan, Tilt and Zoom. This makes it suitable for tracking their targets easily.
- They could be equipped with motion sensors or thermal sensors
- It Is Easy to Install
The advantage of its lightness is that it can be installed with relative ease as against other forms of cameras. It is easier to install a wireless camera as all it needs is an internet connection to work. The wired version requires a little more effort
- It Is Tamper-Resistant
In an indoor scenario, the camera is generally installed at a height and it becomes difficult to damage it or tamper with it. When installed outdoors, the casing is modified suitably to prevent tampering and manhandling. It is designed in such a way that it cannot be removed manually. In this scenario, it is also made weather-resistant.
With those facts, hope that you now have a better understanding of dome cameras and their capabilities.