Security Cameras: Know Your Options


From Dome to Bullet: Select the Right Security Camera for Your Property

Before you bring a security camera installation to your River Forest, IL property, it is important to know the different types of security cameras. This way, you can select the ideal camera for the application. The common cameras are dome, night vision, bullet, and vandal proof cameras. Each of these security cameras has its own variation.

Night Vision Security Cameras

Another type of security camera is the night vision camera. Another name for this type of camera is infrared because the camera emits infrared light from around the lens. When below a predetermined light level, the camera records in black and white.

A night vision camera has a 0 lux rating because it can see without any light source. However, infrared emitters have limited range. This type of camera is also specifically designed for indoor or outdoor use.

Bullet Security Cameras

Bullet cameras are either ceiling or wall mounted. This type of camera got its name from its cylindrical shape. Most bullet cameras are waterproof. On the downside, bullet cameras can’t pan, tilt, or zoom. They also record images from a fixed area. They are typically installed to focus on a certain area.

Dome Security Cameras

Dome cameras got their name from the shape of their housing. The cameras are housed in a dome to make them unobtrusive. Dome cameras are visible when installed on walls or ceilings but without the feeling of being watched. More often than not, dome cameras are used in retail shops and placed in prominent spots where they are seen by the customers.

Vandal Proof Security Cameras

Finally, the last – but not the least – type of security cameras are the vandal proof cameras. When vandalism is possible, we recommend these cameras. Vandal proof cameras are hard to re-adjust and open. They require a special tool in order to open one. This tool is often included with the packaging of the camera. They also stand up to blunt force better than the aforementioned


These are some of the security camera types available on the market today. Aside from the vandal proof, bullet, night vision, and dome cameras, there are other types of cameras that you can choose from. Homes and commercial properties use theses 4 camera types most often.


Want to learn more about a professional security camera installation for your home? Give our team of experts at Acoustical Vision a call or fill out our online contact form here to schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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