Dome Camera Housing – A Great Home Security Choice


The really great security feature of a dome camera housing is that it usually sticks out from its location like a sore thumb.  Whether it is installed in a school, a warehouse or in the office, the dome covering is usually so different in shape and color from the background environment that people can not help but to notice it; especially when it is positioned in a conspicuous location.

Why not use an outdoor dome camera housing with your camera for your home?  If the intent is to put potential trespassers on notice that this house has a camera surveillance system in place, then a dome housing for your surveillance camera is the obvious choice.  Why is it such a great choice?  Here is why:

  • Dome camera housings can come with dark tint, a person looking at it can never tell for sure which way the camera is pointing.
  • Dome camera housings are big and obvious
  • It is easy to save money by using a dummy camera housing with a dome
  • Dome housings allow the full use of motion cameras or cameras with swivel mounts.

The most important attribute to look for with dome camera housings is the toughness of the units.  Most of the housings will be exposed a full 360 degrees of all of the weather after installation.  Not only that, but the units must have a level of protection against vandalism.  So, all other things being equal, choose the sturdier dome camera housing.  It is a decision you will be glad you made.

Here is one recommendation for a dome camera housing.  The “IP-H101 Network PTZ Dome Camera Housing” is available at Amazon.  It fits in nicely with most of the requirements that we have discussed here.  The description calls it waterproof and it is designed to protect in extreme hot or cold conditions.  It also comes with a side wall mount, which makes for convenient installation.  It is clear that the smoked polycarbonate dome cover will work well with most cameras. It is not known whether or not the polycarbonate is dark enough to hide the direction that the camera is pointing in.

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