Types Of Video Surveillance Camera
Indoor Dome Camera
In almost all general indoor applications the camera used is the indoor dome camera. A standard indoor Dome Camera has various configurations which include Infrared Versions, Day/Night and standard color. You can mount it on a vertical or horizontal surface but typically, it is mounted on the ceiling. Dome camera has lens options and in some applications that require more than a 20mm lens, there may be some restrictions. Dome Cameras are efficient when installed in indoor camera locations.
A box camera is a basic camera that you can mount in an enclosure or alone. This type of surveillance camera has a separate lens that can be attached to the front surface and this provides more flexibility for various FoV requirements. The camera is not sold with a lens. An auto-iris lens has a cable that can be connected to the camera to so as to control the iris in different lighting conditions.
Outdoor Dome Camera
These types of cameras are basically cameras with hard shell vandal-proof casings that provide similar versatility for various lens options. Outdoor dome cameras with Day/Night option are usually applied in places with entry and exit points where the lighting in the night is limited.
In places with low-light conditions, the best choice is the Day/Night camera. In daylight conditions, the cameras are the normal color. The Day/Night cameras change mechanically or digitally to a low- lux black and white mode.
In conditions where there is low or no light, infrared cameras illuminate the FoV with infrared and this allows for monitoring of places with no illumination.
Automatically, the Infrared LEDs are illuminated and the camera switches to low-lux Black and white mode providing camera views in absolute darkness.