Have you ever purchased eggs from the store and simply carried them out without their packaging? Eggs are delicate, right? Without something, such as a carton, designed to gently hold them securely, they’d break. Or, how about that brand new television you purchased on Black Friday. It’s wrapped securely in a box with Styrofoam inside, protecting the item from getting damaged.
Well, guess what?
Your camera needs protection, too. Those security cameras you invested in are providing a wonderful service to you, but leaving them vulnerable and without the proper housing can cost you big time in the long run.
So, let’s take a moment and learn about all the best security camera housing to choose from.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Camera – and Camera Housing
Security cameras are an important part of your protection – whether at home or at your business. But, this piece of technology requires a bit of protection. See, they are versatile. They can be placed anywhere throughout your home or office and even outside. But, sometimes, depending on where they are stored, they may require some protective housing.
This housing could be used as a way to protect the cameras from the elements, from vandalism, or to make the camera less visible. No matter the reasoning, having the right housing is crucial for the health of your camera, its longevity, and the benefits it brings to you and your home or business.
Dome Camera Housing – Tinted
Dome cameras are incredibly popular. You may notice them on the occasional personal property, but most often they are found in commercial – primarily retail – setting. Why? Because the camera within the dome can usually rotate, capturing a wide range of space and allowing the person behind the camera to monitor an entire area. However, keep in mind that not all cameras have that capability. Some cameras are stationary and work well in certain settings.
When it comes to housing, tinted dome housing is a wonderful option for a couple of reasons. One, in particular, is that it creates an area of uncertainty. Those wishing to commit criminal acts may be deterred because they cannot see which direction the camera is pointing to. The tinted housing lets you know that a camera may be behind the dome, but if there truly is or where it faces, no one can tell. And, two, the tinted dome housing offers a layer of protection against vandalism.
Dome Camera Housing – Clear
So, what if you want dome housing, but you don’t feel like being so discreet about your camera position?
You can still gain benefits from dome housing even if you choose the clear variety. How so? Well, think about it – just because you take away the tint, you aren’t taking away the protective layer, right? So clear domes can still offer you protection against vandalism or anyone toying with the camera who shouldn’t be.
And, believe it or not, being able to see which way the camera is pointing can also act as a deterrent to crime – especially if it is pointing the right way. If you have dome cameras that are facing areas such as entry or exit doors, cash registers or self-checkout areas or even facing certain areas of highly desirable goods – this may deter a thief or other such criminal from moving forward with a plan.
Vandal Resistant Housing
The last thing you want to do is have a camera exposed so that it may be vandalized. After all, wouldn’t that just defeat the purpose?
Vandals know that if they damage a camera, they can continue their mayhem and cause further damage to your property, steal items, and so forth without being seen. And, without your video proof, how will you be able to move forward with the prosecution?
Don’t give them the opportunity. Instead, protect what is yours with vandal resistant housing.
Placing cameras outside? Imagine the outdoor weather conditions they will face. Of course, this is going to depend greatly on where you reside. There are some areas to the north with extreme freezing conditions and others to the south with extreme heat and humidity. And, then there are those areas that are subject to heavy winds, heavy rains, and so on.
Cameras are pretty remarkable pieces of technology and can bring you many benefits. But, if you leave anything exposed to outdoor weather conditions for an extended period of time, it is going to be affected. And, a security camera is no exception.
Outdoor cameras can work remarkably well with weatherproof housing. This may simply be a shield to protect the camera or an entire housing kit. Keep in mind, however, that the more protect the camera is, the longer it will last and serve your needs.
Security cameras are not exactly cheap. In fact, it is safe to say that they truly are an investment. Therefore, you should treat them as such and purchase a weatherproof housing for all of your outdoor cameras.
Thermostatically Controlled Housing
Ok, so outdoor weather conditions are too severe in most locations. But what happens if you need to install a camera within a location that is extreme? Consistent freezing temperatures could eventually wreak havoc on your camera if a break in the extreme temps never come.
If you want to protect your camera that you have installed in areas of extreme temperatures, then consider thermostatically controlled housing. This housing takes weatherproofing to a whole new level. See, there is a heater and blower that work to maintain the temperature inside the housing. This protects the camera from what is going on outside the housing.
Pretty amazing, right?
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to your camera’s housing. Remember, this is how you protect your camera – your investment – from anything that can damage it, whether it is outdoor weather conditions, vandals, and more.
Choose from the tinted or non-tinted dome, weatherproofing, vandal resistant, and even thermostatically controlled housing for your camera’s needs. And, there are so many other options that we guarantee you will find the perfect camera housing.