The Different Types of CCTV Cameras

When it comes to protecting your home or business, CCTV, or Closed Circuit Television Systems, is a must. However, there are several different types of CCTV cameras available on the market, and you need to choose the one that’s right for you.

DomeThe Different Types of CCTV Cameras

The most commonly used CCTV camera, dome cameras are used for both indoor and outdoor security, although mostly indoor. Their dome shape makes it difficult for people to tell where the camera is looking, adding an extra deterrent for potential criminals.


Bullet cameras are long and cylindrical, with a protective casing that shields them from the elements. They have good night vision and long-distance viewing.


These come with a detachable lens, allowing for different technologies and adaptability.


Good for daytime and nighttime, these cameras can see in just about any lighting and environment.

Pan Tilt Zoom

PTZ cameras can, as their name suggests, pan, tilt, and zoom, giving greater freedom to surveillance operators.

High Definition

Their high resolution allows them to capture finer details, a feature that’s beneficial to places like banks or casinos.


Infrared, or night-vision, cameras are able to see in absolute darkness, making them one of the best 24-hour cameras out there.


These send recordings over the internet, making it so that CCTV footage can be quickly and easily accessed.


As the name suggests, discreet CCTV cameras allow for discreet placement, making sure that potential criminals can’t spot them and/or damage them.

Now that you know which CCTV camera is right for your home or business, it’s time to get it properly installed. At Pro Link Communications, our CCTV camera installation includes everything you could need—cameras, cables, mounting, cable installation, and connections—to make it as easy and simple as possible. Contact us today to get started!