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Dome camera

Dome cameras are security cameras that are covered by a dome, which protects them from vandalism and makes it harder for people to see which direction the camera is facing.

What are DOME cameras?

Dome cameras are cameras covered with a dome. This obscures the direction they are facing, which can make employees and customers less sure what is or is not in the camera’s field of view. Their shape and the dome protection make them more resistant to vandalism.

Dome cameras look similar to 360 degree cameras from the outside, but there are significant differences. Dome cameras point in a single direction similar to bullet cameras, whereas 360 degree cameras record video in every direction.

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Why are DOME cameras important?

Dome cameras, along with bullet cameras, are one of the most common security camera styles on the market. Since the dome covering protects the camera from tampering, they are safer for cases when vandalism may occur. This is one of the reasons dome cameras are often seen in public areas such as parks and parking lots.

The dome also obscures the direction the camera is facing. This makes it difficult for someone to see which areas are being protected by cameras and which aren’t. When someone is looking to protect large areas on a limited budget, dome cameras can provide the illusion of 360 degree coverage as you cannot see which direction the camera is facing.

Solink is compatible with most dome cameras on the market today. Here’s a comprehensive list of the security cameras compatible with Solink’s platform.