Types of Cameras
Although there are types of security cameras the most popular are bullet, dome, and IP cameras. A few differentiating factors to look for in security cameras are if they can be used indoors or outdoors, and if they are wired, wireless, or wire-free. Bullet and dome cameras are both named for their shape and are two of the most commonly used CCTV camera types. Many cameras can be used both indoors and out; however, there are some specific features you want to look for in outdoor cameras.
Like bullet cameras, dome cameras have a unique shape; however, they are more discreet than bullet cameras. Often referred to as ceiling cameras, dome cameras are commonly used indoors but can also be used outside.
Dome cameras include many of the same features as bullet cameras but provide different advantages. Specifically, dome cameras tend to have a wider viewing angle. In addition, dome cameras are also more resilient to tampering and vandalism compared to bullet cameras. As with bullet cameras, dome
Solar-powered security cameras are standalone devices that do not require hard wiring to set up. They draw power from solar panels (bundled) and offer users better flexibility than wired security cameras.
Ideal for use in places without electricity.
Wired security cameras are the most traditional type of surveillance camera. Wired cameras are directly connected (wired) to a recorder that connects to your router and the internet. Depending on the wired security camera, it may also require a separate power cable. Wired cameras need to be connected to a DVR or NVR recorder to store and view the security footage.
Wire-free cameras are battery-powered security cameras that are 100% cable free. Wire-free security cameras are the easiest to install, and security footage is stored in the cloud. As battery-operated cameras, the batteries will require charging.
Wireless cameras, also known as wireless IP cameras, collect and stream data over the wireless network. As such, IP cameras connect to your wifi network allowing you to view your security footage from anywhere. Within IP security cameras you’ll find wired, wireless, and wire-free IP cameras. The core differences are in how the cameras are powered.
Smart / Voice Cameras
The newest security cameras on the market are integrating with the most popular voice assistants, for a complete smart home system. Voice commands can be used to control and monitor your wireless security system, completely hands-free. By integrating fully with existing smart-home devices, voice-controlled home security offers more flexibility, ease of use, and comprehensive coverage for the user. Swann’s line of smart security cameras integrates with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Wireless security cameras are closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras that transmit a video and audio signal to a wireless receiver through a radio band, which means "wireless" refers to the transmission of video/audio.
A common misconception is that wireless also means it’s wire-free. Wireless security cameras still require a power cord.
Night Vision Cameras
A night vision security camera is a type of surveillance camera that is able to see in low-light or no-light conditions. They typically have infrared (IR) LED illuminators, which emit invisible light that the camera can see. This allows the camera to produce a clear B & W or COLORFULL image, even in very low-light environments
License plate recognition (LPR) cameras are specialized surveillance units designed to detect, capture and log vehicle license plates.
At 40 feet field of view, 1080p IP security cameras can allow you to recognize car/vehicle number plates and the general information of people.
Free Remote Monitoring by Phone or PC
CCTV Security Products and Brands
We offer a wide range of CCTV Products, IP Cameras, DVRs, Wireless Cameras and Wired CCTV Camera. Types of CCTV products are Dome CCTV Camera, Bullet CCTV Camera, C-Mount CCTV Camera, Day/Night CCTV Camera, Infrared/Night Vision CCTV Camera, Network/IP CCTV Camera, Wireless CCTV Camera, High-Definition HD CCTV Camera.We offer products from Lorex, Night Owl, Samsung, Hikvision, Grandstream, Dahua, UNV, Hivision, Axis, CpPlus and Bosch...