How To Purchase The Perfect Bullet Camera
A bullet camera is a very small, bullet shaped camera generally used in surveillance. They are best suited for low profile monitoring and are often found in undercover operations. This is because, unlike dome or fixed boxed cameras, bullet security cameras can be easily hidden in interesting places. They are also often known as lipstick cameras. The tend to only have a low range of focal length (generally between two and two and a half inches), which means the viewing angle can be really limited. If you want to buy a lipstick camera, you need to think about what you will be using it for and what sort of features you expect from the camera. These issues will also greatly influence the price you will pay. For instance, you may be looking for bullet cameras that also have infrared properties. These cameras are particularly suited for night vision recording. Some other models have a bigger range (up to twenty feet), making them more suitable to monitor a drive way or entrance for instance. However, these types of features do make the camera more expensive. If you are looking for a particularly snazzy bullet camera, you could consider one that is even able to record underwater. Waterproof bullet security cameras can go as deep as 100ft under water, where the pressure is quite high. These are great for scuba divers, but also for marine applications. For instance, an underwater zoo may want to use these cameras to monitor the behavior of some of the fish within the aquarium. Again, however, these cameras are far more expensive. So, think long and hard about what you want a lipstick camera for. Many people, for instance, would buy one as a nanny cam, to monitor the behavior of those who care for their children. Often, however, these people think that the cheapest cam will do, since their nannies mainly operate during the day. However, there may be situations during which your nanny is working when its dark and you will not be able to see anything unless you have the IR properties included. The most important thing to consider, however, is the viewing angle. It tends to be very limited on bullet cameras, so you do need to consider just how much you hope to see with them. They are great to enter covert operations where you are in direct contact with the subject, but they are not the best to monitor security in your entire garden for instance.
Published on Nov 6, 2012
There is a wide range of security and surveillance cameras in use today, one of which is the bullet camera. Bullet security cameras, also ca...