What type of security camera should I choose?

Security cameras come in many different styles including infrared bullet, IP, speed dome (PTZ), or dome. The security camera that will work best for your application will depend on several factors, such as whether you will use the security cameras inside or out, during the day, nighttime, or both. The chart below identifies which cameras are best in different circumstances.

Camera Type





Infared Bullet

Inside, Outside


Can see from 75-250 feet in extremely dark conditions 

    Most popular; cameras come with all mounting hardware


Inside, Outside


Can show greater detail at greater distances due to much higher resolution

    Available in resolutions from VGA to 5 megapixel, depending on requirements

Speed Dome (PTZ)    

Inside, Outside


360 degrees 

    Zoom available 10X, 18X, 28X, 32X, and 36X


Inside, Outside


Can see from 75-150 feet in extremely dark conditions 

    Vandal resistant




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