How to install various CCTV Cameras

There is a wide range of CCTV installation options available to the market to fit every situation and area a CCTV camera might be needed. A business has the possibility to pay upfront for all the CCTV equipment or rent it at a fixed month-to-month cost. Installation of CCTV camera is normally at an all-inclusive cost with no hidden fees.

Below is a list of the most popular CCTV installations options that business would choose:


Dome camera is the basic security camera which is meant for indoor installations. The name of the camera depicts its dome shape with the purpose to create difficulty for the thieves and criminals in general, to misguide them about the direction in which the camera is pointing.  Dome cameras are easy to install and suitable for indoor & outdoor usage. It comes with 360° rotation. 


Installation of Bullet Camera is simple because it is cylindrical in shape which makes it highly visible for observing a specific area or place and thus, works better for home security. Due to their water and dust resistance feature, Bullet Cameras are mostly installed outdoors. Bullet Cameras are highly visible which acts as a deterrent and are feasible for surveillance over vast areas. 


C-mount Cameras are more advanced than other CCTVs and are the best option for adapting the field of vision. Installing C-mount cameras come with the option to detach lenses which a person can replace according to their needs. Like Bullet Cameras, C-mount Cameras are visible as well which can also work as a deterrent. Ideally, it can be used for the surveillance of stretched areas or industries. These cameras are waterproof and can be utilised in extreme temperatures. 

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These cameras are built to effectively work in any environment, regardless. Day/Night Cameras can operate in day as well as night and don’t need Infrared illuminators. Installation of day/night security cameras are recommended in areas where infrared cameras do not perform well or if there is any glare or direct sunlight. Due to extra sensitive image recording, these cameras are ideal for business or industrial premises that need 24/7 observation. 


Infrared or Night Vision cameras are designed to capture images through infrared LEDs especially where there is zero lighting. These cameras have the ability to see through pitch-black conditions. Installation of infrared Cameras are usually more expensive than day/night cameras. The ideal installation of these cameras should be at banks, farms or manufacturing plants where there is complete darkness. Another advantage of this camera is that it can record through fog, dust and smoke as well. 


Wireless Cameras are not considered to be connected to the internet because most of the wireless cameras are not IP-based. However, some cameras use alternative ways of wireless transmission. The primary purpose of installing wireless cameras was to reduce installation time. The tidy appearance of the camera is important for state locations, i.e; churches etc. The best usage of these security cameras are in some place of industry where surveillance is important. 


HD CCTV cameras provide best picture quality with high clarity images. These cameras offer resolutions from 720p to 4K which basically depend on budget. These cameras are highly recommended if a person wants to avoid noisy or distorted images or recordings. HD CCTV cameras are available in domes and bullet cameras. Since the image quality is extremely clear which provides undeniably criminal recognition. Installation of HD CCTV cameras can be used where there is a high risk of thefts and criminal activities. 

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