What are mini-dome cameras?
Mini-dome cameras are compact, versatile cameras that are cosmetically appealing and come with a wide variety of features that make them suitable for a wide range of applications.
What are the features of a mini-dome camera?
Mini-dome cameras have a mid-size form factor. The lens in these cameras is not clearly visible making it difficult to see where the camera is aimed thereby improving its overall effectiveness as a surveillance tool.
Mini-dome cameras are available with fixed and variable focal length lens options, remote-focus controls, wide dynamic range (WDR) capabilities that improve overall image quality when looking out doors or windows by creating a balance between the dark and bright areas of an image.
Some of them have infra-red (IR) illuminators and sensors for visibility in low/no light conditions, and built-in analytics capabilities, such as line-crossing detection, making them useful for a variety of monitoring requirements.
What are the use cases for mini-dome cameras?
Because they are both indoor and outdoor rated, mini-dome cameras can be used almost anywhere for a multitude of applications – lobbies, hallways, production floors, parking areas, entries/doors, sales areas. Outdoor versions are often used in indoor applications such as in kitchens and in freezers or coolers due to their weather-resistant capabilities.
Outdoor applications require proper planning as a poor choice of installation locations can expose the camera and internal parts to direct sunlight often resulting in overheating and a shorter life span.