Bullet Camera

What Does Bullet Camera Mean?

A bullet camera is a small camera designed for security applications. The name comes from the small size of these cameras resembling bullets. The camera is typically connected to a surveillance system. These cameras allow businesses and individuals to monitor their property for suspicious activity. Their small size makes them easy to conceal.


Techopedia Explains Bullet Camera

A bullet camera is a small video camera typically installed as part of a video surveillance system. These cameras are typically only 2 to 2.5 inches long, which makes them easy to hide. These cameras are deployed in residential and commercial surveillance systems.

These small cameras have surprisingly good performance given that their small size limits their focal length. They typically have fixed focus. Some cameras have infrared capability for use at night. They are available in both indoor and outdoor models. Newer cameras can be installed in IP-based surveillance systems.


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