What is a CCTV Camera?
Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point-to-point (P2P), point-to-multipoint (P2MP), or mesh wired or wireless links. Even though almost all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used for surveillance in areas that require additional security or ongoing monitoring.
Best CCTV Cameras for Home and Office Security
The most economical among the lot, Dome camera is the basic type of security camera, which is meant for indoor installation. The name of this camera came from its dome shape. These cameras are used for projects with day-only camera.
Bullet Type Cameras
These cameras are designed for capturing the visuals of a specific area, fixed to a specific place, and work better as home security cameras. These cameras are thin and cylindrical in design. They are further classified into Ultra Bullet, generally distinguished by their smaller size and cheaper price.
Infrared/Night Vision CCTV Camera
These infrared/night-vision CCTV cameras have the ability to see through pitch black conditions using Infrared LEDs. These cameras are ideal to be used outside and at night where lighting is nearly zero.
These cameras are designed to allow zooming in and out without losing focus on the image. Used in many reality shows, these cameras have the quality to highlight the characters, as the script desires.
These cameras are slightly advanced than others. The C-mount cameras come with a detachable lens, which allows users to change it to fit their needs. For instance, the standard CCTV camera lenses can only cover distances between 35 and 40 feet. With C-mount cameras one can use special lenses, which can cover distances beyond 40 feet.