Dome Versus Turret Camera Usage Statistics 2017

By: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 07, 2017

Turret cameras are a growing segment within video surveillance. Indeed, many integrators argued strongly for turrets in an IPVM discussion.

However, 125+ integrators told us about their preferences, explaining which form factors they used more and why:

Dome cameras are the preference for the majority of integrators for the following reasons:

****** ******* *** * growing ******* ****** ***** surveillance. ******, **** ***************** ******** *** ******* in ** **** **********.

*******, ***+ *********** **** us ***** ***** ***********, explaining ***** **** ******* they **** **** *** why:

**** ******* *** *** preference *** *** ******** of *********** *** *** following *******:

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  • ***** ************* ***** * turret ******
  • ***** **** ** ****** for ********* ** ********* where ****** ** *****

*******, ***** *** ******, self ********* ******* ********** to ****** ********* ****** cameras, *** ********* ** some ***********, *** **** by ****** **** **** circumstances **** *** **. Integrators ***** *** ********* reasons *** ******** ****** cameras:

  • ****** ******* **** **** of * ******* **** IR ***** **** ** dome *******.
  • **** ******* *** ****** dirty ** *********, ****** turrets.
  • ****** ******* **** ***** problems **** ******** *** humidity.

Dome **. ****** ***********

***** *** * *** key ********* *********** ******* domes *** ******* *** to ***** ******* ************.

  • ***** ****** ** *********:**** ****** ******** *** innocent ******* ***** *** cause ****** ** *** camera's **** (*** ******** **** ****** ****). ***** ******* *** only * ***** ****** for *** ******'* ****, they *** **** ****** to ** ********* ** dirtied **** ***** ***** use **** ******** *******.
  • ***** *** ******* **:********** ** ***** ***** place ************ ****** *** dome *** **** ***** to *********** ****** **** turrets ***** ******** *** illuminator **** *** ****. Even **** *******/***** ** place ** ****** **** reflection, ****** ** ***** may ***** ** ******* (see** ****** ********** ****).
  • ******* ****** ****** ***:******* **** ****** **** the ******'* *** **** domes, ** *** ***** lens/IR *********** ********* *** more ******* ******* *** camera's ***** **** **** in **** ******, ***** typically *** * ***** camera ******, ****** ** more ********* ** ********* aim ***** ****** ** the ******.
  • ******* ******* ****** **** environment:****** **** *******, ***** users **** **** ** aim *** *******, ******* are ****** ** *** factory, **** *********** ** an ******** ***** **** (a************* ***** ** *** own), ****** **** **** prone ** ********/**** ********* due ** ******** ************, mis-aligned *****, ***., ***** may ***** **** *****.

Aesthetics - ***** ****** *******

**** *********** ***** ***** to ** ****** ******* or ******* ** ** bad *******, ******:

  • "* ***** **'* ****** about *** ***** ** turret *******...**** **** *****."
  • "* **** ******* ** be ***** *******."
  • "******* ****'* ** ******** appealing *** ******* **** comments ** ******* "*******.""
  • "**** **** **** ************ and ************* *** **** pleasing."
  • "***** ****. * ***'* sell * ****** ******. They **** **** **** belong ** *** **'*."
  • "*****, ****** **********."
  • "***** **** ***** *** more ************. * **** to ********* ******* **** no **** ***** *******."
  • "**** *** ** * nicer **********."
  • "*****. **** **********."
  • "***** ** * ***'* like *** **** ** turrets."
  • "**** ************* ******** *** versatile. ******* ********* **** a ***** **** ** them *** *** ***** ugly ** * ****-*** setting."
  • "*** ********* ** ** like *** ***** *** Turrets."

Fewer ************* ***** * ****** ******

**** *************, ********** **** end *************, ** *** offer * ****** ***** at ***. *********** **** prefer * ******** ***** therefore **** ** ****** but ** *** **** cameras.

  • "*****. **** **** **** a ******:-) ** ** commercial **** *** ******* almost *********** **** ******'*."
  • "** ********* ******* ******** and **** ** *** offer * ****** ***** camera."
  • "***** - ** ****** use **** *** ******** - **** **** ***** cameras ** ******* **** factor"
  • "***** ****'* ********* ** high *** *******"
  • "***** ****** * **** turrets *** ************ *****'* have **** **** ******."
  • "**'** *** ******* ** turrets, *** **** ** our **** ******* ***** have * ****** ******. They **** ** ** options ****** ** *******, consumer ***** *******."
  • "*** "*****" *** ***** in ****** ****** ** they *** ******* ** more *****. ******** ** not *********** ** *** "race ** *** ******" keeps ** ******* **** more *****."
  • "**** ** *** ********* camera ************* *** *******. Obviously ** ** *** use *** ** *****."
  • "** *** **** *****, the **** ****** ***** that **** (*** **** product ****) **** *** have *******. ******* ******* them, ** **** ***'* have **** ** *** wheelhouse ** *** ******."
  • "*****. **** ******* ** install **** ****** ***********."
  • "** ***'* **** * preference; ** **** ** happens **** *** ************* we **** **** **** mostly *****."
  • "*****. ** *** **** cameras ********* *********** *** their ***** ** ******** are **** ******* ** domes **** *******."

Domes **** *** **** *** ****** ** ******** **

****** **** ***** ****** form *******, ** *** be ********* *** *** casual ******** ** **** at * **** ****** and ********* **** ** is ******* **. **** integrators ****** **** ******* to ******* *********** **** determining ****** ***** *****.

  • "***** ***** ** ******** deterrence **** ****** *** not **** ***** *** cameras *** ******* **. Layman *** ***** **** it *** ********* ********."
  • "****** ****** **** ** more ********* *** ********** to ******-*** *********."
  • "******* *** *** *********** looking."
  • "*****, ********* **** ** like *** **** ****** than ****** ********* ******* right ** * *********."
  • "**** *****. ******** **** difficult *** ****** ** know ******* ***** ********* the ****** ** ********."
  • "**** ***** *** ********. There ** * ******* belief **** *** ***** able ** **** ******* what ** ** ******* at ** ** ********** layer ** ********** (************* benefit)."
  • "** *** ** **** to *** **** * distance ***** *** ****** is ******** *******."
  • "* **** **** ***** are ****** ** ******** as ** ***** **** are ******."
  • "** ******* *** *****. The **** ****** ** that **** ******** "****" the **** ******** *** could ******** ***** ********* to ***** **** *** lens ** ****** (** possibly ********* ****)."
  • "***** *** ********* *** the ******* ** **** where ******* *** ****** is *******."

Turret ******* *** **** ********* **** **** **** ** ******

****** ******* **** ***** problems **** ** **********, IR ****, ** ** glare, ******* *********** ** choose **** ** ***** some ** *** ****.

  • "***** ** ***** ****** we **** *** ***** we **** **** ****** with ********** ** ** with ******* ** *******."
  • "******. *** ****** ** separation *** ** ********. Lens ***** *****'* ******* and ** ** ************* of *** ****."
  • "**** **-***** ***** ************ are ********, *** ****** eliminates *** ********** ** the **** ****** ****** night **********. ** **** is * ******* ***********, we'll ********** * ****** for * ****."
  • "***** **** ******** *** potential *** ***** *'* not **** **** * understand *** ***'* * con's ** *******."
  • "******** ******* *** ***** domes *** ** ************* issues **** ** ********** on *** ***** ****."
  • "******* ** ***, ** reflection ** * *******."
  • "* *** *******. ****** to *****, ** ** reflections."
  • "*******. **** ***'* **** halos **** ***** ** IR, **** *****, ****** picture *******, *** **** better ** *****."

Turret ******* *** **** ****** ** *** ********* ** *****

** *** **** ***** of * ****** ******* scratched, **********, ** *****, it **** ******* **** image *******. **** *********** told ** **** **** turret *******, ** **** are **** ****** ** become *********.

  • "** **** ***** ******* to ** **** ********* within ********* ******* *** are *** ****** ** susceptible ** ****** *** scratching *** ********* ** domes ***."
  • "****, ******* ****. **** scratched ***** ** ***** side ** ***, *** turret **** ******** **** that's **."
  • "**** ***** ** ********* and **** ********** ** night."
  • "**** *****, **** *** rain *** ***********."
  • "**** *****/******** **** ******."

Turret ******* **** ***** ******** **** ******** *** ********

****** ****** ****** ********** are ******* ****** ****** an ******** ** ******* housing. ** ** **** difficult *** ******** ** humidity ** ********* **** housing, ******* **** *********** to ****** **** ***** of ****** *** ***** environments.

  • "***** **** ** **** moisture *** ************ ****** all *** ****."
  • "***** *** **** ******* to ****** **** ************."
  • "** **** ** * Turret ** **** **** potential ******** ******."
  • "******* ***** ***** *** affect ****** ****."
  • "******* ****** **** ******."

Comments (7)

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*****, **** ******** *** ********* ***+ *********** **** ****, ** bad.
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* ********* ******* **** *******. ** *** ***** ****, ***** are ****, ********, ******, *** *********** ***, ******* ***** ************* do *** ***** *******, **** ** ***** ** ***** *** overall ********** ******* ******* *****. **** ***** ** **** ** the ****** - "***** ************* ***** * ****** ******"

** **** * *** ************* **** ******* * ****** ** dome ***** **** **** **** *********** *** **. ***** *** manufacturer **** *** ******* ** ******** ***********.

** *** *** *********** ** ** *** ******** **** ******, especially ***** ********** ********** ** ***** ** *******.

** ** **** ***** ***** ****** *** ** ********* **** factors ********* *******.

** ******, *** ****** ** ****** ***** ** ***********. ********** regulations **** *** *** ****** ******* ** ** **** *** all ******* ******* ** ** ****** ** ***. ******* *** simply *** ** ****** ******** ***** ********** ***** **.

** *** **** ********** ******* **** * ******** ******** *********** such ** *** **** - ***** *** ******* ***** ** turrets? ****'* **** **********?

***** ** **** ********** ** ***** ******* *** * ****** choice.

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