Dome cameras are either ceiling mounted or suspended from a wall mounted bracket depending on the application and the field of view required. The camera unit is mounted inside a transparent dome which can be tinted to obscure the camera position. Dome cameras come in a wide variety of forms. They can be analogue or IP, fixed or mobile. PTZ domes can rotate (pan), incline (tilt) or focus closer on objects of interest (zoom). The cameras can by thermal for night vision or be equipped with infrared illuminators or they can be for daytime use only. Housings are available for weather or vandal resistance or for use in hazardous (explosion risk) environments.
Dome cameras are also available in mini- and micro- versions for discrete deployments and are available in a range of housings to suit various architectural styles. Modern IP dome cameras are also available with built-in video analytics and can receive power through the Ethernet signal cable reducing installation costs.
Hampshire local council is combating vandalism and other crimes in an industrial area with dome camera based surveillance system with number plate recording facility and serviced monitoring centre from ADP Security Systems
Major trade show in Germany this October to be attended by Sanyo where the company will be demonstrating its new range of Full HD surveillance cameras including vandal resistant dome camera units and PTZ cameras
IC2 CCTV in the UK has installed dome camera equipment from CBC (Europe) for the protection of vehicles left at a car park operated by Maidstone Borough Council as part of the town's park and ride scheme
ACT has provided a busy London acute care facility with an IP based access control system with role based access permissions based on job function, seniority, working hours and other criteria for enhanced security within the 950-bed campus