Like directional cameras, dome cameras have a unique dome-like shape. However, they are more discreet. Dome cameras can be used indoors and outdoors.

Dome cameras include many of the same features as bullet cameras, but provide different benefits. In particular, dome cameras tend to have a wider viewing angle. In addition, dome cameras are also more resistant to tampering and vandalism than bullet cameras. Both types of cameras (bullet and dome) have night vision, heat detection technology and movement. In addition, they can be connected to a DVR (recorder) or NVR (network recorder).

They require the presence and connection to a recorder (DVR) for storage and management of recordings.