What Type Of CCTV Camera Do I Need For My Business?

There’s no doubt that a CCTV camera system should be an essential part of your business security arsenal but with a wealth of different models and types how do you know which is right for you? Let’s take a closer look.

Dome camera

This type of camera gets its name from the dome shaped housing that the camera sits in and you’ll probably see these most in indoor surveillance applications such as retail outlets or shops. They’re designed to be discreet and unobtrusive but not completely hidden. They’re also designed to make it difficult to tell which way the camera is pointing thus (hopefully) deterring any potential criminals. Sometimes they can also pan/tilt and spin quickly and these are often known as ‘speed domes’. They’re ideal for covering a relatively large space such as as shop floor, but don’t function well in poor light conditions.

Bullet camera

As the name suggests bullet cameras have a long cylindrical shape to them and resemble a bullet shape. They can be either ceiling or wall-mounted and are typically designed for indoor use. These types of CCTV aren’t designed to come with a pan/tilt function but are good for fixed long distance viewing. Ideally multiple bullet cameras are usually placed at strategic points inside a building for best use however they can be waterproofed for outside use if the need arises.

C-Mount cameras

The advantage of C-Mount cameras is that they have detachable lenses to equip them for different roles. For example standard cameras cover a distance of around 10-12 metres. However change the lens and you now have a camera capable of spying distances of up to 17 metres. These are wall mounted and can be used either indoors or (if protected) outside.

Night/Day CCTV camera

If you need a camera for poorly lit situations such as a warehouse of darker yard area then the night and day CCTV camera could be the perfect solution.
They have the ability to capture clear crisp images, even in the dark, as well as the ability to function in direct sunlight.

Night Vision/Infrared CCTV camera

If you’re looking for a camera to carry out it’s job in extremely poor or zero lighting then the night vision/infrared CCTV camera is the answer. Designed specifically for this role it’s perfect for outdoor use or darkly lit areas such as stairwells etc.

Network IP cameras

This camera type can ether be hard-wired or wireless and is designed to transmit images via the internet. They’re usually easier to install than the analogue variety because they don’t need the services of a separate cable or power supply to transfer images over a long distance.

Wireless CCTV

Even though not all wireless cameras are internet based, they’re still easy to install and because no hard wiring is needed, they can literally be placed anywhere.


This type of camera is normally used in places such as casinos or banks and allow the operator to zoom in large distances giving great clarity to the

Here at MA Services Group we can design, supply, and fit a large array of security systems for your needs. To find out more about the types of camera needed for your business or to get a no-obligation quote, contact us on 1300 020 406 and speak to our friendly but experienced team.

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