Do You Need A Bullet Camera?

June 27th, 2019

Some home or business owners in Houston, TX may be thinking about investing in a security camera system. This is always a very wise investment and can act as a great deterrence for crime to even occur on your property. However, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for security camera needs. 

Depending on what kind of security coverage you’re thinking of and even the location, the type of security camera you choose will be a factor. Here, we’re going to look at the bullet camera, and show which types of security needs benefit most from this class of camera. 

What Is A Bullet Camera? 

The security bullet camera gets its name from its shape. While modern cameras don’t precisely resemble the bullets of old, they do still have a pretty close resemblance to shotgun shells, for example, but in general, these are longer tubular cameras. They are also occasionally referred to as “lipstick cameras.” 

The bullet camera is, thanks to its proliferation around the world, the accepted “image” of what a security camera should look like. This means, for deterrence purposes, that people recognize the threat it represents to criminals and makes it plainer that an area covered by these cameras, will be more difficult to succeed at criminal acts without leaving photographic evidence behind. 

An Ideal Outdoor Choice 

One of the chief features of bullet cameras is that they are built to be durable. Not only can they continue to operate at very hot, or sub-zero temperatures, the presence of humidity, or even rain or snow doesn’t interfere with their ability to function. In other words, bullet cameras are designed to tolerate all the varying conditions of outdoor placement. 

This can be especially important for things like parking lot security, where cameras are often nakedly exposed to all the elements. There’s no point in investing in extensive security coverage if it won’t work for a few months out of the year because of winter or heavy rains. 

Versatile Installation 

One of the best things about modern bullet cameras is just how easy they are to install. The various mounting bracket systems guarantee that there will always be a way to place a camera exactly where you want it. However, unlike the bullet cameras of old, today’s cameras run on batteries and are wireless, giving you even more placement options. 

In the past, bullet cameras needed electrical power from wiring and had to transmit their images through cables to a central, dedicated security room. This was one of the reasons why, in the 20th century, only big businesses could afford a security camera system. Today’s bullet cams, however, are not only easier to install, with fewer infrastructure demands, but they are also cheaper too. The images can be stored online so that you can view them through any device, such as a phone, or they can be routed to a computer of your choice. 

Contact Us Today

Bullet cameras for outdoor security are a great choice to make for any home or business owner in Houston, TX. If you’d like to know more about how bullet cameras can protect your property, contact us. We can find the bullet camera solution for you. 


"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

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