There are basically two major types of security camera housings. There is the fixed camera housing as well as the dome housings and each is designed specifically for the camera it is meant to protect. But delving deeper into the different sub types of outdoor security camera housing is important to picking out the best one for your camera’s installation and overall situation. Housing units are important for protecting outdoor security cameras when their built in body or casing is not suited for the conditions under which the camera will be operating.
There is a type of security camera housing for just about any type of climate or condition that you can imagine. For places where temperatures are extreme there are housing units that offer fans and even mini air conditioning features. On the other side of the temperature scale there are devices that heat the enclosed area to keep the camera from freezing in cold climates. Of course the casing can be designed to be water proof or dust proof as needed to keep rain, snow or hail from damaging the camera.
For extra protection against physical abuse such as malicious attacks by vandals, there are specially built camera housing to withstand severe forceful impact and shock. In general, the shape of the housing and camera as well as the mounting strategy will have a big difference in the effectiveness of housing to protect the camera.
Just because a camera is enclosed in a stronghold does not mean it should be carelessly exposed to the elements that might threaten it. This is especially true when it comes to protecting against vandals who can figure out very creative ways to minimize the effectiveness of your surveillance system. Due to the nature of physics, dome housings will almost always be stronger as the shape gives it an added amount of resistance against impact.