Security camera types: An overview

As security cameras becoming increasingly ubiquitous worldwide, we think it will be worthwhile to quickly go through the most common types of these cameras that we keep hearing and reading about.  Almost all references to surveillance cameras will feature at least one or more of the below types.  As you will notice, many of these terms are self-explanatory and will give you a clear idea right away of what these are, while some of others, particularly the slightly more technical ones need a bit more elaboration.

Based on their shape

  • Box cameras
  • Bullet cameras
  • Dome cameras

Based on resolution

  • High definition (HD) security cameras
  • Megapixel security cameras

Based on where they are used or what they are used

  • Outdoor security cameras
  • Indoor security cameras
  • Day/ night (or night vision security cameras)
  • Covert/ Hidden

Based on technology

  • IP cameras
  • Analog CCTV cameras

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