Should I get a Dome Camera?
Dome cameras are ideal if you don't want your camera to stand out to employees, customers, or visitors. They're considerably less noticeable than bullet and box cameras, especially if flush-mounted or drop-mounted. This particular style entails a fixed or PTZ camera installed inside a dome enclosure, giving it a discreet and unassuming appearance.
How do you know if dome cameras are right for your project? Ask yourself a few questions to help determine if dome cameras are a good fit. Here are some example questions to ask yourself--if you find yourself saying "No" to all of them, then you definitely want to check out our selection of dome cameras.
1. Do I want my customers to see the camera(s) immediately? If you have employees, a better question might be: Do you want your employees to be distracted by the camera(s)?
2. Do I want the camera to have a prominent appearance?
3. Do I prefer bold or low-profile camera styles?
If you do decide to purchase a dome camera, we recommend a camera with a varifocal lens to adjust the camera's field of view as needed. A fixed lens will limit the field of view to a particular area depending on where and how the camera is positioned.
Also worth noting is that dome cameras offer both weather-proof and vandal-resistant enclosures. If you're looking for an outdoor camera, you'll want a weather-proof dome camera. Vandal-resistant domes are perfect for high-security environments as they ensure the camera remains protected against physical abuse.