IP Camera Guide:

Camera Type

Dome

Dome cameras typically have a clear plexiglass dome covering the lens of the camera. This provides for a better level of protection it from vandalism, but in some cases can reduce Infrared performance. Dome cameras are typically mounted to a horizontal surface like a ceiling or soffit. Wall mount kits are recommended if there is no horizontal surface available.

Bullet

Bullet cameras are typically cylindrical in shape and have a multi-axis mounting bracket that allows for mounting on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Mounting boxes are recommended for cable management in outdoor installs or when conduit is being utilized.

Turret

Turret cameras have a ball in socket design that make mounting and positioning of these cameras extremely simple. A single lock screw, when loosened, allows the ball portion of the camera to freely move. Once tightened, the camera is locked in position.

Comparison of Camera Resolutions and Lens Focal Lengths at 25ft, 50ft,

Subject 25 Feet Away

Resolution: 2.8mm 4mm 6mm 12mm
1080P / 2MP
HD+ / 4MP
4K / 8MP

Subject 50 Feet Away

Resolution: 2.8mm 4mm 6mm 12mm
1080P / 2MP
HD+ / 4MP
4K / 8MP

Subject 100 Feet Away

Resolution: 2.8mm 4mm 6mm 12mm
1080P / 2MP
HD+ / 4MP
4K / 8MP

Camera Purpose

General Overview

Facial Recognition

License Plate Recognition

Bells & Whistles

Audio

Alarm Inputs

SD Card Slot

IP Camera Guide

IP Camera Guide:

Camera Type

Dome

Dome cameras typically have a clear plexiglass dome covering the lens of the camera. This provides for a better level of protection it from vandalism, but in some cases can reduce Infrared performance. Dome cameras are typically mounted to a horizontal surface like a ceiling or soffit. Wall mount kits are recommended if there is no horizontal surface available.

Bullet

Bullet cameras are typically cylindrical in shape and have a multi-axis mounting bracket that allows for mounting on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Mounting boxes are recommended for cable management in outdoor installs or when conduit is being utilized.

Turret

Turret cameras have a ball in socket design that make mounting and positioning of these cameras extremely simple. A single lock screw, when loosened, allows the ball portion of the camera to freely move. Once tightened, the camera is locked in position.

Comparison of Camera Resolutions and Lens Focal Lengths at 25ft, 50ft,

Subject 25 Feet Away

Resolution: 2.8mm 4mm 6mm 12mm
1080P / 2MP
HD+ / 4MP
4K / 8MP

Subject 50 Feet Away

Resolution: 2.8mm 4mm 6mm 12mm
1080P / 2MP
HD+ / 4MP
4K / 8MP

Subject 100 Feet Away

Resolution: 2.8mm 4mm 6mm 12mm
1080P / 2MP
HD+ / 4MP
4K / 8MP

Camera Purpose

General Overview

Facial Recognition

License Plate Recognition

Bells & Whistles

Audio

Alarm Inputs

SD Card Slot