Minidome vs Full Size Dome Stats

By: John Honovich, Published on Jun 03, 2014

Domes are the most popular overall type of surveillance camera but two main types of domes exist: the 'mini' and 'full size versions:

What are used more? Why? When?

In this note, we share exclusive IPVM integrator survey results that answer these questions.

***** *** *** **** popular ******* **** ** surveillance ****** *** *** main ***** ** ***** exist: *** '****' *** 'full **** ********:

**** *** **** ****? Why? ****?

** **** ****, ** share ********* **** ********** survey ******* **** ****** these *********.

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*********** *** **** **** domes **** **** **** use *********.

*******, ********* **** *** that *** ******. ******, quite * ****** ** integrators *** ********* ** least **** ** *** times **** ****** *****:

Reasons *** ********* - **** / **********

*** *** **** ******* for ***** ********* *** lower **** *** ****** aesthetics, ** ******** *********** emphasized ***** ******:

  • "*** ********* *** ******* cheaper *** ****** *************"
  • "********* *** ********** *** price"
  • "******** ** ** **** for ***** **** ********** the ****-*****"
  • "****** ******"
  • "**** ***** *** ****** cheaper."
  • "**** ***** *************** ** ******** ******** has ********* **** *** decision *** ** **********. 'make *** ****** *********' *****."
  • "*******, **** ******"
  • "* **** **** **** when ********** ** * concern."
  • "******** ** ******* *** commercial ********* *** ** small ********* *** ********* look." 

*** ********** ****** ** especially ********* ** **** users *** **** ** minimize *** ****** / overtness ** ******* *** their ********* ***/** *********. 

Reasons *** **** **** ***** - ****** ********

** ********, *** ***** for **** **** ***** was ******* **** ******** features, **** *********** ****** that: 

  • "**** ***** *** **** the ***** **** **** sized ***** ****."
  • "**** ***** ********* **** specific ******** **** ** are ******* ***."
  • "**** **** ******** *** typically **** ******** *** used ***** ******** ******* drives ************."

*** **** ** ********* was *** **** ****** complaint ******* ********* *** driver *** **** ***** domes, **** ******** *********:

  • "********* ** *** **** reason *** *** **** sized."
  • "**** ** *** **** varifocal ****** ** ** would ** ****."
  • "*** **** ***** ******* typically **** **** **** options ** ********* ****, while **** ********* **** a ***** ****"
  • "******* ** ********-******* ****-***** ***'* ********* have ****." 

***** ******* ****, ********* image ******* **** **** noted:

  • "***** ******* (***, ********** IR, ***-***** ***) ****** us ** **** ***** domes"
  • "**** ***** **** ** not **** ********** **, a ******* **** ** typically *******."

*** **** ** ******* rating *** ********* **** was ****** *** ** a ****** *** **** sized *****:

  • "********* *** *** ******* rated *** ********."
  • "****** ****** ******* ************ well"

*** * *** ***** installation *********** *** *********: 

  • "********* ** *** **** back ***** ** ******** hardware ***** ***** ************ in *** ************ *********."
  • "**** **** ***** **** to **** **** ******** brackets *** *******"

*******, *** *********** ***** their ********'* ********** *** larger, **** ******* *******:

  • "*** ******** **** *** customers ***** ** ****."
  • "******* * ****** ********* then * ******* **** for **** ** *** customers ** *** ********** world"

Minidomes ** *** ****

***** *********** *****, **** believe ******** *** *** been ** *** **** and **** ******** ** do **, ****** ******* more *** **** ********* have enhanced ***** ******** ********* over *** **** * years.

******, * ****** ** integrators *** ***** ******** use ******:

  • "******* ********** ** *** available *********** ******* *** form ******."
  • "**** ********** **** ******** for ****-***** *** *** offerings ********."
  • "**** **** ***** ********* have **** ******** *** lately ** *** **** domes ***** **** ***** featured ** **** **** probably **** ** ******* more ** ****."
  • "**** ******* ** ** changing ** *** **** M30 **** *********. **** again, *** **-** ** Axis *** ***** ****** line******* **** ***** *** the **** **** ***** recently, ** * ****** that ** ****** **** the ****** *****."

 

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