A guide to the different types of CCTV systems


With frequent advancements in technology, the number of CCTV systems available on the market today is bigger than ever. If you are looking for the right style of CCTV for your premises, we can help you. In this blog, we explore the most popular CCTV systems on the market today, and explain their differences and uses to enable you to make a well-informed decision.

The most popular forms of CCTV

  • Pan Tilt and Zoom cameras

    Pan Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) CCTV systems are commonly used in places which have blind spots or hard to see areas. These cameras are able to pan from left to right, as well as zoom in and out to aid with identification.

  • Infrared night vision cameras

    Night vision CCTV systems are ideal for premises left unoccupied overnight. The infrared camera uses LEDs that are able to record and capture high-quality footage in complete darkness. Day and night CCTV cameras are an alternative which allow you to film flawlessly in all light conditions, without needing to switch between cameras or settings.

  • Dome CCTV cameras

    Named after their shape, dome CCTV cameras are ideal for locations where being discreet would be beneficial. Due to their shape, the camera angle can be adjusted without anyone being aware. The camera provides a 360 degree view, and are commonly used in locations such as checkouts and public transport.

  • Bullet CCTV cameras

    Bullet CCTV cameras are one of the most commonly seen cameras around. They are most often installed outside, due to their hardwearing material and ability to film in all weather, and can be used as a deterrent due to their evident design.

  • C-Mount cameras

    Similarly to Bullet CCTV cameras, C-Mount systems are seen commonly seen in public places, but the feature that differentiates them are the fact that their lenses are detachable. This makes the camera easily adaptable for varied locations, and their weatherproof materials make them suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

  • IP CCTV Systems

    IP CCTV systems use the Internet to connect, and can therefore be accessed remotely. Video footage can then be saved and stored on Network Video Recorders, or in the cloud, making it easy to access from anywhere.

  • HD surveillance cameras

    HD cameras provide clear footage that can be used to reliably capture factors of a crime, such as actions, identities and even number plates. The resolutions recorded on a HD CCTV system rage from 720p to 4k.

At Perimeter Automations, we care about your safety. To find out more about keeping your premises secure, reach out to us. We are here to help you. No matter your enquiry, call us on 01474 559310 or email us at sales@perimeter-automation.co.uk today.