The original bullet camera was small and cylindrical in shape, resembling a bullet or lipstick tube. As the technology advanced, so did the size, but the name remained. This camera is attached to an articulated mount which can be a wall, ceiling or pole mounted. Bullet cameras can be fitted with infrared LEDs for low-light applications. The bullet camera is a mainstay of the surveillance camera world. Its presence in a space has been shown to be an effective deterrent.
The bullet camera design, a lens coupled to an image sensor, allows it to be a very versatile choice for security needs. Situations which require a low-resolution video of a closed area can be accomplished by a simple fixed lens bullet camera like a mini bullet camera. If the situation requires a camera with high-definition video capture of images at a considerable distance, then a larger bullet camera with an appropriate high-definition optical sensor and quality lens can be acquired.