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Shell Styles Available with TechVision USA

Shell Styles Available with TechVision USA

TechVision USA carries a wide variety of shell styles available across our catalogue of wholesale CCTV Cameras and Equipment. Read below to see what we have to offer!

Bullet Shell Styles

Bullet-style cameras use a rectangular casing that features a shield extending a little extra over the top of the housing to protect the lens from extra glare and sunlight and to protect the camera from inclement weather. Bullet cameras are often used outdoors for this, and for another important reason.

That reason is both the biggest pro and the biggest con of the bullet simultaneously. Bullet cameras stand out so well that they are far and away from the least discreet, and most visible. It’s important to understand that CCTV is not a ‘trap’ for criminals. Nobody should want a criminal to do something bad just so they can catch them, it’s far better if no incident occurs at all. When a CCTV camera is obviously visible, it acts as a deterrent. Simply seeing that a CCTV system is on-site often deters criminals from following through with a crime. However, their knuckle-style mounts and extreme visibility also make them the most obvious target for vandalism. More than any other shell style, bullet cameras are deliberately damaged or removed entirely by external, deliberate, and malicious intent.

Bullet cameras that do not have PTZ usually feature manual adjustments that allow for more versatility when mounting/positioning than for example domes without PTZ function.

Vandal Dome Shell Styles

Dome cameras are built to be more discreet than bullet-style cameras. Because of their round shape they can be hidden a bit more than bullets. They also feature tinted dome shieldings that prevent passersby from knowing exactly where the lens within is pointing. These dome shells are also far more durable and protect the camera’s lens itself from harm. However, proper installation procedures must be taken with these types of cameras. Especially when installed outdoors, domes must be sealed or moisture could enter the dome causing foggy images or damage. Additionally, proper positioning in relation to the lighting of the scene must be taken into account as the shell can cause glares or reflections.

Turret Dome Shell styles

Lastly, the turret dome-style offers a middle ground between the bullet and the dome. These units feature a ball and socket type of setup making them both manually adjustable like bullets, but round and more discreet than them – closer to vandal domes. However, unlike vandal does they do feature exterior shielding, making them a bit more prone to vandalism or damage. They are still more discreet, and usually because of their round shape harder to reach or access than bullets making them less likely to be damaged or vandalized than a bullet camera.

Turret domes do not have the vandal shielding, and because of this don’t suffer from moisture or glare issue in the sam may, again making them a good medium between bullets and vandal domes.

Thanks for joining us today as we talked about the shell styles we have available for whoelsale purchase. Any questions on compatibility, availability, or pricing- give our sales pros a call at 5561.288-1541.  If you enjoyed the video or found it helpful don’t forget to toss us a like and hit subscribe. Until next time, stay safe!

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