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How To Become a CCTV Reseller with Security Camera King

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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If you’ve been thinking of becoming a security dealer, or have already started a company that installs and sells CCTV equipment, we can help you start and grow your business and become a CCTV reseller. Security Camera King’s parent company is actually TechPro Security Products. TechVision is our reseller company where you may sign up as a security dealer in order to begin reselling our products. We have provided our customers with everything they would need in order to get started with their own security or installation business and have always been willing to help with everything from getting set up to tech support. In order to get started, there are a few things you will need to do. The first step is to come up with a business name and register it. Once you have figured out the name of your company and have registered it with your state, you may sign up on our reseller site in order to become a dealer. After you have signed up you can decide on whether you’re going to be reselling the products on your own site or installing or both. Then decide on whether or not you want to have your own labeled products. These are just a few of the things you need to do in order to get started which I will further explain in more detail ahead…

The first thing you need to do is come up with a plan on what you’re going to be specializing in. Some companies like to just sell the products to their customers, some like to provide installation services, and a few companies even do both. Once you’ve figured out where your specialty is going to be and have registered everything, you will have the information needed in order to sign up as a dealer on TechVisionCCTV.com. Without that information you will not be accepted into our dealer program. It is a strict rule for our sales team to go through each account that has signed up for the program and make sure they are a legitimate company otherwise anyone would be able to sign up for our dealer discounts and would render the retail sales pointless. On TechVision, You will see a form on the front page that allows you to register your company with us:

TechVision CCTV Dealer Signup Form

TechVision CCTV Dealer Signup Form

Once you have submitted your information on this form, we will receive a dealer signup request on our end and you will receive an email confirming that we have received your request and asking that you send in your business information so that we can confirm that all of the information is correct. The email will have all of the instructions needed to get started. Our sales manager will then go through all of the information and once you are approved, you can head back to the TechVision site in order to sign in and view your dealer pricing.

TechVision CCTV Login Form

TechVision Sign in Form

Many dealers have called in and asked us to tell them how much of a discount they will be receiving as a dealer, but unfortunately, we cannot give out that information. This protects all of our current approved dealers when they want to charge their own retail pricing for the products they resell on their website. If a dealer decided to sell his products for higher price than we sell it for and their customers call in and ask us what they paid for the product, it could potentially cause that dealer to lose his customer. If you would like to find out the discount amount, you MUST first become a dealer and then log into your new dealer account to receive your price breaks. We do, however, allow for an extra discount tier for special customers who do over $10,000 in purchasing within 3 months and maintains that amount. If you meet this requirement, we can surely move you to a distributor account instead. There are not many people that fall into that account type though, and I believe it’s because they’re not fully doing everything they can to bring in more business. There are a few really big factors that we tell our dealers which would greatly help their sales if they would take the time to do them or even hire someone full time to take care of these requirements.

Important: Proper Website SEO

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One of the most important things you can do to help your reseller business grow is to make sure that your website has all custom content for each product. This is the most time consuming and tedious part of owning a business that most people over look, but can be the saving grace for most companies if they would just take the time to do it. Once you have your reseller account and you create your own website, you should be worried about not only posting each product up for sale, but also writing custom descriptions, spec sheets, and any other information you can about these products to drive traffic to your business. The Search Engines give a lot of value to sites which take the time to do this and it will certainly bring in a ton of extra customers when people are searching for security products. If you’re just copying and pasting all of your product information from other websites, the search engines will discredit your site and you will show up a lot lower in search results. Sites with custom content will always get preference over sites that don’t. Be sure to do a lot of research and learn about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so that you’re knowledgeable about everything you can possibly do to help you rank better. Many people make the mistake of believing that SEO is about tricking the search engine to place your site above others, but this is far from the truth. You can try to trick the search engine, and it may work for a little while, but ultimately you’re just going to end up getting black listed since search engines constantly have their algorithms updated to block out sites trying to trick the system. The best way you can help your site is to make sure you’re always posting fresh and custom content on your site which makes it a place that people would want to come to in order to learn about the products and purchase them.

TechVision CCTV also offers an OEM option. Basically, the OEM program will allow for you to have our products labeled as your own. You will in turn be able to use your own unique product identification numbers, sku’s, custom branded documentation for all of your products & manuals, and drop shipping directly to your customers if you have your own UPS account set up. One of the biggest benefits of having your own labeled products is that when your customers look up your product ID’s to find out more information, your company website will come up in the search results. All of the information customers will find about the products will be the information that you put up for the world to see. A lot of our dealers love this because they are able to call the products what they want, price them as they want, and use their own logos on everything instead of having their customers try to go around the dealer company straight to the manufacturer. If you’re looking to sign up for OEM, there is an Initial setup fee that is paid. Then, you are able to purchase OEM Labels & Manuals, Removal of All Labels (in case you want products that are not labeled at all), or generic labels which have generic product information listed instead of the manufacturer information. Each one of these services also include a small fee for each product ordered, but it is a very small and affordable fee that you will see when you log into your dealer account. If you want to reach this section of the website, just go to http://www.techvisioncctv.com/custom-oem-services-279-ctg.html. Once you reach that page, you may log in with your dealer user name and password in order to access the page.

TechVision CCTV OEM

TechVision CCTV OEM

At the end of the day, you will end up having all of the tools needed to start or grow a successful CCTV business. TechPro Security has also begun dealing with Access Control too if that is something that you would like to offer as a company. There is a huge variety of Access Control products that have been posted on the Security Camera King and TechVision CCTV websites. If you’re having any technical trouble at all, or having a hard time understanding anything explained in this article, don’t hesitate to give us a call so we can further explain it to you. We are here from 9AM-6PM Eastern Time and you can reach us during those hours at 866.573.8878. We can walk you through creating your dealer account, placing an order on our website or over the phone, and we will even help you out with any technical support problems you may have along the process. We have a Forum that’s available online 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, and a Live Support Chat where you can also reach out to us during business hours!

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Reasons why Security Camera King is a step above the rest

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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My name is Daniel and I have worked for SCK going on 2 years now. I am the self-proclaimed lead technical support person. I have by now heard just about every problem a person could have or might have had with their equipment. The biggest complaint I get from customers after purchase actually has nothing to do with our products. It has to do with our competitors. The lack of quality or features is not topic of discussion as you may think. Complete lack of support is… If you have purchased CCTV equipment from other vendors you know what I mean.

On a daily basis I have people asking how to do setup recording to remote access and everything in between. Here at Security Camera King, to help those that have not purchased equipment from us, the webmasters of the universe have setup an online forum.

In the forums you can ask about anything when it comes to cameras. I have many dealers and customer that have become very good with cameras and try to help out. Just the other day I had a new customer ask about remote setup. Then another customer answered him. It’s great, I chime in with a few more tips and the new customer now knows what he or she needs to do to fix the issue. That is what we do for people that post on the forums that have purchased nothing… We will not short people on information. We have people asking for help on what type of system to use per environment. From relatively simple installations to apartment complexes, government buildings, local police, retail store fronts, bridges, horse farms, wild life preserves, beach front property, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, manufacturing processes, gated communities, parking lots, pharmacies. We help out with getting the right camera the right DVR or NVR per your environment. Not only can we make recommendations we also do installations locally, so we know what we are talking about. I can give you tips on how to pull cable through conduit and not have it bind up. Also we can help determine the best method for power, which is the most important to get good quality video footage. How to crimp you BNC fittings can be tricky until you do a few, so I can tell you how and show you a video. If you have ever done a CCTV installation you know how frustrating it can be not being able to ask the little questions. We want you to ask those questions, and we really want you to buy the right items the first time not the second time.

When you purchase a system for Security Camera King you get more than just the warranty. A warranty should be standard at any place you do business with. We will repair or replace defective equipment. It goes without saying that if a company cannot warranty their product clearly they area fly by night operation that should not be used. Some companies will still charge a service fee for warranty. At Security Camera King we will not do that. That is just not good business. All we ask is you return the item to us. Then we will promptly repair or replace the item and then we will return the device to you. If that’s not fair I don’t know what is.

I have prospective customers call all the time. They do not call sales first for one very important reason. People want to know just how fast they can get a hold of support for help. I have about 2-3 people a week on average that tells me as soon as I answer the phone I am going to buy from you because I get to talk to a live person. How awesome is that!?! It’s almost like you don’t get to talk to live people anymore when you need help. That is just the tip of the iceberg. With the technology we have access to we take support to the next level. I can remote into your computer on your local network. Once inside I can help set up remote access by getting the DVR or NVR configured to use your current IP scheme. I can change the DVR address or I can configure the router to match the DVR. If there are IP cameras involved it is better to setup a subnet that the cameras can use out of the box, and I can do that too. I can get port forwarding setup on router or modem. Now you can access the unit I can get window IE to operate with DVR for viewing. There are several hoops to jump through on the Internet Explorer, but I can get it to work. If for some reason the browser does not cooperate, I still have another trick up my sleeve. I can install TechPro SS remote viewing software for you instead. Configure the software and generally customize it to your liking. Another feature people need help with is motion detection. I understand how the pre-record, anit-dither, latch and latch record all work together. The pre-record is how far before the motion event is the DVR will record. The anit-dither is how long the camera must see motion before recording. In practice they effectively cancel each other out so recording starts when motion is detected. The delays can be adjusted to get say a person walking in the middle of the picture instead of on either side. Email alerts with snap shot pictures I can configure so you can see what happened. All the features and setup details that make the CCTV DVR system just amazing I can and will help with.

I know some of you are asking wow all these guys do is I can I can I can!!! There is a very good reason for that. We are veteran owned and veteran operated. Also I am a veteran that happens to be an employee. “I can’t” has no place in our beliefs. We bring that determination to taking care of all past, present, and future customers.

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Fake Security Cameras

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Monday, March 5th, 2012

Deception, as far as security is concerned, plays an important role. Militaries have been deceiving opposing armies for centuries. Pioneers making their way west would routinely place gun barrels out the sides of the Conestoga wagons. This gave the appearance of multiple armed pioneers, when in fact no one was behind the rifle barrels. Bands of marauders, not knowing for sure, would not attack for fear of losing the battle and their lives. Wooden cannons made to appear as if real would be placed on battlefields. The opposing army many times would hesitate, and make a graceful exit from the field of battle. Using fake security cameras employs the same principles of deception that has been used for years.

Creating Doubt

Simply giving a criminal a moment of hesitation can be enough to cause them to move on. The deception must be well staged however. Spotting a camera invokes a visceral reaction in criminals and others up to no good. People that have committed crimes, and ones thinking about it, many times suspect others may be aware of their transgressions. Many call it a guilty conscience. However, it is not guilt from doing wrong. It is fear of being caught. Criminals when they see a camera lens staring at them as they make their way to a window or back door will stop. They immediately wonder if they have been spotted. They also wonder if the camera is high quality enough to identify them in the dark. Most will make a quick exit from the property.

The Ideal Fake Security Camera Is Real Except For

High quality fake cameras are real cameras without the electronic components. The housing is real and the cables are in their proper places. Ideally, you want one that has a red recording light and motion activation. The camera will come equipped with a battery pack that operates the motion sensor and recording light. However, placing a motion activated fake camera in a high traffic area will quickly deplete the battery. For the most part, homes would not have this type of activity. Businesses employing decoys would need to consider this when placing the cameras.

Make It Look Real and People Will Assume It Is Real

Placement and having the correct camera in the right spot is important. The cameras located outside need to be obviously designated for outdoor use. Criminals paying attention might begin to wonder. Use dome cameras at the front door. Real dome cameras conceal where the lens is pointed. People expect to see this type of camera at entrances. They also provide 360 degrees of coverage, and are tamper proof. Cameras placed with no obvious target area will raise questions about their effectiveness. Also, ensure the camera lens is not pointed at the ground, the sides of the structure or pointed straight up.

Play Your Part Well and Others Will Play Theirs

You can call placing fake security cameras a process of elimination. Would be burglars that are serious about maintaining their freedom will make on the spot assessments. Simply by driving by a potential target, a burglar will eliminate that house as a target, if security measures are obvious. The potential payoff is calculated by assessing risk. Like any professional contractor, the cost of the job is estimated by the amount of effort that must be put forward. A plumber, for example, will lose profit if they misjudge the effort and materials needed. A criminal that does this loses their freedom. Your part as a homeowner is to ensure the cameras always have fully charged batteries to operate the motion sensors and lights. Use widow decals and yard signs to warn of video surveillance.

Many Crimes are Crimes of Opportunity

Fake cameras are not just for the exterior of the home or business. You may have simply assumed that an intruder will never see the inside of the home if they leave after spotting cameras around the exterior. As a homeowner, stop and calculate how many people beside family members have been inside your home over the course of days, weeks or even months.

The cable installer is all over the home, they are in the basement, attic and every room inside. They are not professional criminals however. The large screen television or the new laptop may be more appealing than their sense of right or wrong. They overhear a conversation and realize the home will be vacant at a certain time. They plan and they decide to supplement their wages. Then they spot the camera mounted high in the corner with blinking red lights. It is a motion activated one. You as a homeowner have just thwarted a crime.

This is a prime example of why the cameras must be installed as if real. The cable installer, an electrician or any contractor has more mechanical knowledge than the average person does. You may think well they can spot a fake. They can if the fake camera is not installed properly. Quality fake cameras have real cables attached and many even come with AC adapters for use with household current. Mount the cameras in logical places and plug them in if applicable. Make sure the cables are run into the wall if they need to be. Criminals are aware of wireless cameras so the fact that cables are not protruding everywhere does not raise any questions.

However, they may look for a receiver. Make a point to keep the office locked when workers are present, if they need access be there to keep them from looking to closely at things. Have a file cabinet and keep it locked even if it is empty. Locked doors and secured cabinets all maintain the illusion. Individuals see the cameras and then find doors and file drawers locked they soon put the pieces together. This is doing your part as a security conscience homeowner. They have no idea if the receiver is in there. Unless they have access to your computer, they cannot tell if it is the receiver either. This is not to say that professional contractors are dishonest. The truth is many break-ins are done by individuals that have been in the home before, in some cases, more than once.

By no means, is any statement meant to indicate, or give the impression cable installers or any professional contractor is dishonest. The statement is simply to illustrate how many people may have been in a home over a certain period.

You may be thinking that if all of this has to be done why not just go ahead and install real ones. The cost is the reason why. Budgetary constraints are a major factor. The steps you take to maintain the illusion cost you little in dollars. The payoff however, is well worth the effort. The material costs are just a small percentage when compared to having real cameras professionally installed and monitored.

To maintain the deception, it is wise to install the fake security cameras yourself. The local contractor unwittingly may tell their colleagues or partner. Security is about keeping secrets. For example, armored car drivers never use the same route twice in succession. Their manifest will never have an inventory of contents. It is all about maintaining a security profile. The unknown will make intruders move on to the next house.

Criminals Do Not Want To Work Hard So They Spend Time Looking For Easy Targets

Your home says a lot about you, how it is maintained, what the lawn looks like and so forth. Cameras tell intruders you are paying attention. Fake Security CamerasThieves look for people who appear unaware of their surroundings. Toys or tools strewn about the driveway and yard tell people you may not be paying attention. Lack of obvious security is an open invitation. You have heard the term keeping up appearances. It applies to your security profile, as well.

An expensive looking surveillance system loses some of its impact when someone sees a cheaply constructed hollow core front door. The lock is not effective and easily defeated. The home profile as a whole must indicate you are aware of things, and are pro-active when it comes to security.

You have worked hard for your possessions and your family’s safety is the number one priority. It requires some effort to install fake security cameras and you must apply all the window dressing to go along with it. However, by not doing so you have set yourself up for an intrusion. Do not install cameras in trees with no obvious means of power where leaves and branches block the lens. This tells everyone you have thought about security but have only put a half-hearted effort into it. Tinkering around the edges when it comes to security is obvious to criminals. The efforts send a signal you are not serious, and frankly may not have a clue.

Like a Good Lie Good Deception Mixes In the Truth

Professional bodyguards put tremendous effort into deception. They mix the real in with the fake. When driving their client to and from places they use several cars all the same make and model. No one knows which vehicle to target. Anyone with ill intent is confused, overwhelmed and the majority of the time will give up any attempt.

Unlike money, you can have too many cameras, in some instances. Large estates are expected to have cameras in specific locations. Cameras would be mounted at the gatehouse or covering an entrance gate. The cameras would be mounted to screen visitors or capture vehicle license plates. Anyone would expect a large number of cameras to be present. There would be several covering the perimeter, the backyard, pool area and driveway. The cameras even if fake will still give the correct impression. However, having a large number of expensive looking cameras located around a modest dwelling can send the wrong signal.

It is perfectly acceptable to mix fake security cameras in with real ones that capture and record images. Many homeowners want a real camera to be able to see who may be at the front door. However, they realize most burglars gain access from back doors, upstairs windows and so forth. Decoy cameras can be placed in among real ones to increase your home’s security. Once again, place them in logical locations. One must cover the backyard and any doors or windows where anyone could gain entry. Homes having security gates at the end of their driveway would want one there, as well. These are logical locations and no one would question their position.

Parents regardless of economics want a camera to be able to monitor their child’s care while with a babysitter. They have prioritized, and placed the camera where they foresee the highest risk. In this case, fake cameras can be used in other areas of the home for the babysitter’s benefit. The babysitter has in all likelihood, determined the nanny cam is real. Therefore, others mounted high in the corners of certain rooms will be real to them, as well. This goes back to keeping honest people honest. Let them know you are paying attention and aware.

Prevention is the motivation behind fake security cameras. Let people know up front you are watching. No one wants to take the chance of being recorded committing a criminal act or even a very dumb act. Workers in your home when you are away may decide to help themselves to leftovers in the refrigerator. Seeing cameras mounted will stop this type of activity. Nosy neighbors will not snoop while your back is turned. This brings up another point. Do not tell your friends and neighbors. Once you tell a secret, it of course, is no longer a secret.

Part of good deception is being mysterious about certain things. You must be closed mouthed about your security measures. When people are not sure they hesitate, and many times will not follow through with what they intended. You must maintain appearances to have the proper security profile that will protect your family and possessions.

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Security Alarm Systems Security Equipment

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Thursday, October 21st, 2010

As electronic technology and microchip design advances, so too do security alarm systems security equipment. These systems can be purchased with features to accommodate a variety of different alarm and alert requirements for both residential and commercial applications, including auto dialing several different telephone numbers upon activation. Thanks to compact electronics and their simple design, these systems can easily be self-installed, set-up, and operated.

Most security alarms systems security equipment these days are component based systems. This means that each component can be made by a different manufacturer or differ in type and application yet work together as one unit to provide optimum security alarms and alert notifications.

Although alarms systems are designed to accommodate different situations based on each application, there are some common features for most systems. Two of the most common security alarms systems security equipment are the control panel and the sensor. Additional equipment may include keychain wireless transmitters, back-up batteries, and automatic dialers.

A security alarm system works by using sensors at various locations around the room, building, or property that is being protected. These sensors are connected in some manner to the master control panel, and are often referred to in the security alarm industry as “points” on the control panel. For example, an eight point master control panel has connections for up to eight different sensors. Depending on the system design, these sensors are connected to the control panel via a wire run from each sensor to the panel or wirelessly via a radio signal.

If the security alarm systems security equipment is the wireless type, each sensor will contain its own sensor, power supply, and transmitter. The power supply for these units is usually a small lithium ion battery (that may be rechargeable) with a long life (some units boast up to a two year battery longevity period). The transmitter is a small radio signal transmitter set to a specific frequency with a limited range.

Security alarm systems security equipment sensors are too numerous in type to list them all here, but there are two types that are used the most often. This includes a door/window magnetic switch sensor and a motion detector.

Door/window magnetic switch sensors are mounted on the edge of doors and window frames with a small, fixed magnet mounted on the edge of the door or window. As long as the magnet and magnetic switch remain within the magnetic field of each other, as when the door or window is in the closed position, the master control panel does not initiate an alarm response. However, if the magnet and magnetic switch are separated from each other outside the magnetic field, the sensor is “triggered” and the master control panel initiates whatever response it is capable of producing (alarm, alert, auto dialing or a combination of the three) based on the pre-programming conducted during the set-up of the system.

The motion detector is usually a Passive InfraRed or PIR sensor. This sensor can detect sudden changes in infrared radiation, such as when an object moves in front of another. When the PIR sensor detects this infrared radiation difference, it assumes that it was created by an object in motion (burglar, vandal, or some other object) and it triggers the master control panel to initiate a response.

Simple do-it-yourself alarm installations may contain as little as two window/door sensors and a motion detector. For example, an apartment with one door and one window could be configured with a sensor on each and a motion detector could be placed in a central location to the apartment rooms (such as a common hall). The window/door sensors provide protection from unauthorized entry and the motion detector would provide coverage from any other method of unauthorized entry.

In addition to these sensors security alarm systems security equipment sensors may also include:
• Water detectors (flooding);
• Temperature and/or humidity;
• Pool entry;
• Safe entry;
• Individual room or area (often called “zones”) encroachment;
• Gas detection (such as carbon monoxide); and,
• Smoke and fire detection.

Security Camera King offers a wide variety of security alarm systems security equipment and professional 24/7 monitoring. This includes digital video security cameras in addition to the alarm sensors so the system can not only alarm or notify for a programmed event, but can also document the event in progress and provide positive identification of the intruder(s). Contact our security experts for more information or to purchase yours today.

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Security Cameras for the Home

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Monday, September 27th, 2010

There are several types of security cameras for in home use. In fact, just about any security camera can be used for residential purposes although there are cameras that are more suited for in home use than others. Security camera technology has advanced so much recently that the versatility of security cameras for in home use is almost limitless.

Every home is different; the number of rooms in the home, the perimeter area that surrounds the home and the size of the home’s yard, the entrances and exits, number of windows, especially those on the ground floor – all vary from house to house. As every home’s design is different, so are the uses and needs for the security cameras for that home.

The most effective method to determine what security cameras for in home use are best for you is to evaluate your home design and your security desires and needs. After determining what you need to provide and the level of security and monitoring you desire, you can more easily begin the process of shopping for specific cameras that will satisfy those requirements.

Still, as stated earlier, there are security cameras for in home use that are more suited for this application than others. For an obvious example, an explosion proof camera or housing would be a ridiculous and unnecessary expense for in home use. However Security Camera King offers several different indoor security cameras that are perfect for in home use.

One way to narrow down your camera choice is to determine if you will be able to run the video transmission cable from each camera to the processor/DVR or Digital Video Recorder or if you would prefer a wireless camera instead. Cabling is the least expensive and the most common option for connecting the digital video camera to the DVR.

However, if installing the RG59 coaxial cable would be troubling for you, or if the cable would seem unsightly, or for any other reason the cable would not be right for you, wireless cameras would be the appropriate selection. Wireless cameras still require electrical power supply, normally in the form of a small wire run to the camera from a plug-in transformer or power distribution box. There are some wireless cameras that use rechargeable batteries as well.

Wireless cameras make use of radio technology to broadcast their video data to a corresponding receiver which then transfers the signal to the DVR. So a receiver is also needed if you choose the wireless camera option. Most receivers can handle up to four cameras at one time so if your system requires more than four cameras additional receivers (or a receiver that can handle more than four cameras) will be needed.

Regardless of whether you use cable or wireless technology, there are several different security cameras for in home use based on appearance, mounting design, and function. There are basically three types of cameras based on appearance. They are the box, bullet, and dome types, with each name representing a description of the appearance of the camera.

Each type has its own benefits and deficits. The box camera is probably the most common style of video camera but can also be somewhat obtrusive mounted on a room wall. The bullet type is also popular, but this type of camera usually lends itself to weatherproofing and infrared technology geared toward the outdoors. So if the box and bullet types are not appropriate for your application, then the dome type camera would probably be the best choice.

Dome cameras are fairly low-profile cameras with many available as a flush mount. Flush mounted dome cameras are installed in the wall or ceiling with only the “bubble” cover extending away from the surface. Security Camera King offers several different types of indoor dome cameras based on use and resolution display. That includes total darkness capable night vision infrared dome cameras as well.

Another category of security cameras for in home use include the hidden or disguised camera types. The cameras are embedded inside clocks, thermostats, and other everyday items to disguise their appearance.

To determine what camera is best for you, talk to one of our security experts today.

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