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Bullet Cameras Vs Dome Cameras

If you’ve once thought of installing a camera, then you might have come across the two most prevalent cameras that are, the Dome camera and the Bullet Camera, why? They are among the most popular types of security cameras used to secure most homes and franchises in Singapore as well as its surroundings. You might also have realized that there is much rivalry between the two despite the fact that both offer remarkable performance.

The truth is, as much as both the Dome and the Bullet camera seem to be similar in many ways, they also differ in several ways. So, you’ll be better off doing some thorough research before making a decision. For a clear understanding, here is a brief overview of the dome cameras as well as bullet cameras.



If you are keen enough, you’ll realize that most franchises or homes where security is too tight have Dome like shaped cameras installed either at the entrance, room ceilings or any other place in the building. The main reason for this is because the Dome shape can easily confuse an intruder in that he or she might find a hard time figuring out where the camera is facing. They are also more fashionable that other cameras you’ll find on the market.

However before you make a purchase, you should be aware that there are several types of dome cameras to choose from depending on what you are looking for. These are, the infrared dome camera that works best at night, the Vandal proof dome cameras that work best in areas that are prone to vandalism and many more.


Bullet cameras are the most used cameras in Singapore for many reasons. One of the main reason is that they are much cheaper. Their design allows them to work best in any environment. If you walk into most buildings in Singapore, you’ll find them installed on ceilings, entrances, and many other places.

Just like Dome cameras, most Bullet cameras are always equipped with infrared range for a better night vision. With bullet cameras, you can set the field you desire making them better for outdoors. If you are looking for something that will give you clear pictures that are also not distorted, then you might find the flat front lens of a bullet camera quite helpful. However, you’ll find it quite limited especially when you have to deal with highly skilled criminals. Unlike Dome Cameras, it easy to know where the camera is facing.

Most people have a hard time figuring out the differences that exist between the two cameras. It is always assumed that their main difference is the location of installation in that; dome cameras work best indoors while Bullet cameras are better installed outside. What you must understand is that despite the fact that both the two cameras are both used for surveillance, they have different purposes as well as features. To get a clear understanding of what this means here is a brief overview of the similarities and differences that exist between Dome cameras and bullet Cameras.

Bullet Cameras

• Performance

Despite having difference features, these cameras offer the performance.

• Internal Cameras

If you look at both the cameras you might easily mistake that their cameras are different because of their different housing, but what you must realize, is that different housing doesn't come with a different camera.

• The level of light

Both the cameras are equipped with infrared making them better for night vision.

• Cover range

The range that both the dome and the bullet camera can cover are same. Better range depends on the type of lens, chip, lines of resolution or auto gain control that vary based on the type of Dome camera or the bullet camera you purchase.

• Indoor versus outdoor

If you walk into most buildings in Singapore, you’ll find that both the cameras can be used indoors. However, it is realized that dome cameras are better for indoors especially in places that are prone to theft since they are less noticeable than bullet cameras. In summary, bullet cameras will work best outside where their obviousness in not an issue. According to a particular survey, it was also realized that bullet cameras are better off indoors while dome cameras would work best indoors.

• Durability

When it comes to durability, there is nothing best than vandal proof dome cameras simply because they are designed to withstand damage unlike what we see with the bullet cameras that can be easily knocked out of their position and damaged. In short, dome cameras especially the vandal proof domes are more durable than bullet cameras.

Dome Cameras

• Open versus Covert

When ranked on their ability to discourage theft, dome cameras win, why? They are less visible and less obvious, unlike bullet cameras. You’ll also find them harder to spot for example when you are new to a place they are installed making them better to capture crimes. In summary, when you are looking to install a surveillance camera in a location that is prone to theft then you’ll be better off installing a vandalism proof dome camera than a bullet camera.

• Installation

Bullet cameras come with a mounting handle that is attached to the wall for easier mounting. After installing them, you can then move the camera to cover areas you want. Dome cameras don’t require much work either. However, you’ll be required to dismount it again when you are changing the field of view making it harder to install and work with than bullet cameras.

• Price

Depending on the features you are looking for, the prices of both the bullet and the dome camera might not differ much. However, Bullet cameras are always considered cost-efficient because they don’t come with extra parts as what we see with dome cameras. Bullet cameras only come with the mount so that the camera mounts itself much easier than dome camera.

• Cosmetics

When you are looking for something stylish, then you’ll be better off with Dome cameras simply because they are likely to match your decor. Unlike bullet cameras, dome camera’s wiring are never exposed but hidden in an elegant way making them look cleaner and house friendly than the bullet cameras. Their dome shape as well as their overall aesthetics makes them better off indoors than bullet cameras.


When you are in Singapore, and you have to purchase a camera, it is advisable that you do a little research before getting into your pocket. What you must realize is that they are both cameras, but depending on what you want, you will have to go with what fits your current situation. As we’ve seen, the main purpose of a surveillance camera is to deal with crimes that are becoming a popular trend in Singapore. However, when you have to choose what to install inside or outside, the price you are willing to go with and most importantly, performance, you have to make a wiser choice. In this case, for indoor installation and areas prone to vandalism, Dome cameras wins. On the other hand, if you are looking for something much cheaper and works best outdoors, then you have no better option than getting yourself a Bullet Camera.

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