Designed for either internal or external use the camera`s lens and electronics are housed behind a clear plexiglass dome making them extremely resilient and suitable for high traffic areas or placement close to public contact. The camera body is an all metal construction which again improves impact resistance. They offer a high visual deterrent and the clear plexiglass dome makes seeing exactly where the camera is pointing more difficult.
Although IP rated and suitable for outdoor use vandal dome cameras can also be fitted internally. Many people prefer their more substantial build quality when compared to standard internal dome cameras. They also have the benefit of built in infra red illumination when compared to standard internal dome cameras.
There are many different models of vandal dome camera on the market but this one stood out for a number of reasons. The all metal construction and overall finish is one of the best on the market. A lot of thought has gone into the design of the camera to make installation easier. The plexiglass cover dome remains attached to the main body of the camera via a tether when removed meaning you don`t need two pairs of hands. Not only that but the dome retaining bolts are held captive rather than being allowed to fall onto the floor like most other designs.
Cable exit can be either from the rear of the camera or the side by simply removing the metal cable exit cover plate and
the 3 axis camera mounting bracket means positioning is easier than many vandal dome cameras on the market.
Built in infra-red illumination automatically switches on when light levels drop, the camera switches to black and white and filming is then possible in total darkness. Sensitive Sony electronics allow filming in light levels as low as 0.01 lux even without the infra red illumination. After automatically switching to infra-red mode the fact the electronics are highly sensitive means you get particularly good results when filming under IR in total darkness.
If you are thinking of using these traditional vandal dome cameras it is also worth considering our open faced vandal dome cameras. These have improved infra red lighting and are a little easier to position once installed. The trade off being the fact that the electronics are housed behind a glass front rather than a plexiglass one.