Indianapolis business owners want to keep a second pair of eyes on their location when they’re not present. The solution to that is security cameras, but not just any camera will give your the business the protection it needs.
For example, unless facial recognition is a certain resolution quality, footage may not be legally admissible in a theft investigation, and some cameras with obvious blind spots may be perfect targets for would-be intruders. So how do you know which security cameras are right for your business?
Guardhouse Security breaks down the basics of some of the most common types of security cameras to make your decision a little easier.
The Most Common Types of Security Cameras Indianapolis Businesses Use.
Bullet cameras get their name from their cylinder shape from which a lens protrudes. While offering a narrower range of vision and less versatility than other cameras, bullet cameras are a great option for businesses with a lower budget or for which a large number of cameras are necessary.
Best used by: Businesses with narrower spaces in which less sophisticated cameras are needed. Bullet cameras are also a great choice for watching isolated entrances or exits of a building.
Dome cameras have supplanted bullet cameras as the most commonly used variety of security camera, for a few reasons. The camera’s dome helps protect the physical camera machinery from damage or vandalism. In addition, the tinted dome hides where the actual camera is pointing, hiding any possible blind spots in the camera’s coverage.
Best used by: Buildings with a wide range of coverage needed, or buildings with low ceilings where security cameras may be more easily tampered with. Schools and large retail stores typically use them to great effect.
Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras are a step up in technology for security cameras. Able to zoom and rotate either by manual control or software with automatic movement tracking, PTZ cameras can focus on certain people or areas of interest, making them perfect for larger spaces where accurate facial recognition might be required.
Best used by: Large buildings or areas that need a wide range of coverage in addition to high-detail security footage. Warehouses, banks, and public spaces are ideal candidates for PTZ cameras.
Box cameras get their name from their standard box shape from which a camera’s lens protrudes. Box cameras, though striking in appearance, are typically the most versatile cameras as they can usually be used indoors or outdoors and can be customized with various lenses based on your need.
Best used by: Businesses that need outdoor surveillance, day and night vision, or other specialty lenses such as multi-focus or thermal imaging.
Get Your Perfect Match
Do one of these camera types sound like a perfect match for you? Because there’s a lot more to know about what each type of camera can do for you.
We can help you see the entire picture. Contact Guardhouse Security at 317-661-2878 to set up a security consultation for your Indianapolis business.