CCTV and surveillance cameras are essential for business and home security. Available widely in the market, they come in different shapes, sizes, and offer a range of features depending on the use case.

However, if you’re thinking about investing in one for your home’s security, you need a primer first. So let’s learn about 6 most common types of CCTV cameras.


Similar in shape to a rifle bullet, bullet cameras have a long cylindrical structure and are ideal for long distance surveillance. Commonly seen outdoors and in public spaces, bullet cameras are weather protected and provide angled view up to 80 degrees.

Bullet cameras are fitted vertically and provide surveillance up to 40 feet.


Most commonly used for indoor security, dome cameras are named after their shape and offer an unobtrusive view of the space they’re placed in. They’re clearly visible and offer omni directional viewpoints.

Speed dome cameras can pan, tilt, and zoom and move in any direction at command. They’re best used for retail stores and office buildings.

IP and Wireless

IP cameras work with an internet connection, as they transmit the footage over an IP and can work on wireless technology. Easy to install, IP cameras can live stream footage or send it over a long distance without needing a booster.

High Definition

Since high definition CCTV cameras provide high resolution pictures and videos, they’re able to capture minute details that other cameras can’t. Usually available at steeper prices, these cameras are best suited for high value protection, such as inside banks and government buildings.

Infrared/Night Vision

Not all CCTV cameras work in the dark, unless they’re fitted with infrared or night vision. This helps them retain full functionality even at night or in darker conditions such as in warehouses and storage spaces.

Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ)

Offering an array of functionality, with PTZ cameras, an operator can manually surveil any spot for a clear view. Employed in sensitive zones, PTZ cameras need an operator behind the scenes for responsive monitoring.

From catching criminals and gathering evidence through their footage, these crucial crime-fighting   tools provide additional security and have become a necessity for personal security. If you’re looking for a reliable service to help you with a home security plan, give us a call at (562) 556-7545 or get in touch with us on the website.

We provide installation and support services along with high end CCTV products in LA County, Orange County, California, Ontario, Whittier and surrounding areas.