Bullet Resistant Cameras Reviewed

By Brian Rhodes, Published Oct 24, 2012, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Shooting cameras is the surest way to disable them, and criminals know this. Most factory housings can endure getting smacked by a ball or even small rocks, but they are no match for bullets. In areas where gunfire is a threat, bullet resistant housings are marketed as the solution for keeping cameras safe. However, is this protection enough? In this note, we examine bullet resistant housings, how they protect cameras, and compare their cost to other enclosures.

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** *** ********* ********, ** ******* the ******** *** ****** **********, *** what *** ****** *********** ***** *** surveillance *********.

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*** **** ****** ****** ***** ** surveillance ********** ** ***** * - or * ****** ******* ** *** handgun *******. ***** * ** *** 'weakest' ******, ***** *** '*********' ** Level * (** '*******') - ***** for * ****** ******* ** ***, 12 ***** *****.

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*** ****** ** ******* ** * significant ******. *** ****** ******* *** rated *** *** ** ***** *******, while *** ******* ******* *** ****** for **** *******. *********** **** **** modern ******** ***** ******** ********** ** more **** * ******, ** ****** be ***** **** * ********** ****** has *** ********* ** ****** **** the ********* ******* ***** ******.

Worth *** ****?

****** ********* ******** *** ************* **** expensive **** '***-*****' ********. *** **** are ********* ***** ******** ***** **** greater ********** ** **** ********* *********, the *********** *** ******* ** ***** housings **** ***** *****. * ****** resistant ******* ***** * ** ** times **** * ***-***** ******* ** priced (~$*** ** ~$*,***).

*******, ** *** ***** **** ***** it? ******** ***** **** ******* ***** are ********* ** ***** ******* **** cameras. ** * ******, ******** ******* is ****** ** ** ***** **** distance ***** ******. ** ***** *****, most ****** ********* ******** ****'* ***** for ***** ********, ** *** ***** protection *** ****** *** ** ******.

****, ** ***** ** ** *********** protected ******* *******, *** *******'* ******** surface **** ***** ** ** ********. Unfilled ****** ***** ***** (** ****) - ****** ** ********** ************ - are ****** ********** ** *******. ** striking *** ****** **** ****** *****'* disable **, ****** ******** ** *** the ******** ******* *** **** ******.

*******, **** **** *** ****** ********* to *******, *** ****** *** ****** causes ** ******** ********** ** ******* the ******* ******. **** **** *** camera ******** ** ******, *** ******* leaves *** ********* ********** ********** ** weather *** ******* ** *** ********. In *** ***** *****, *** ****** survived * *** **** ******, *** the **** ** **** **** ** the ******** *** **** ** ********:

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Bottom ****

***** *** ******* ********* ***** ** be ******** ** ************* ******** ***** an ******, *** ***** ** ***** bullet ********* ******** ***** **** ********** the ******'* ******* ** ******** ********* during *** ******. *******, ***** *** test ******** **** *** ************ ******* the ********* ** ***** ********** ** the ****** - **** *** *********** - ***** ** ** ********* ****** for ********* ****.

Cost **********

********, ****** ********* ******** *** **** pre-kitted **** *******. ********** ** **** form *******, * ****** ********* ******* is **** **** *********** **** * camera ** ** ********** ****. **** sold ** * '******* ****', ****** resistant ******** *** ********* *** *** form *******. **** *** ********* ****:

  • ****/********* ******* ****** ********* *** *******: ~$*********
  • ***** ****** ********* *** *******: ~$*********
  • ********* ****** ****** ********* **** *******: ~$**********

**** ******* ******* ******* $*** - $1500, *** ****** ********* ****** *** significantly **** ****** **** *** '*** rated' ****** ** *** **** *** form ******:

  • ****/********* ******* ***: ~$********
  • ***** ****** ************* **** (***): ~$********
  • ********* ******* ******* ***: ~$*********

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***** *** *********** ******* ******** **** limited ****** ** ***** ****** ********* housings, ***** *** ** **** ******* to ************ ** ***** ***** *** violence ** *********. *******, **** **** the ***** ***********, ***** ****** ****** costly *********** ** ******** **** *******.

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