Vandal-proof video cameras differ from other higher degree of protection, because they are intended for use in public places, large gatherings of people. Their body is made up of durable materials (usually metal and polycarbonate) that can tolerate the attempts of aggressive action on the part of the person, stormy weather, hail and strong wind with dust and small objects that can damage other types of cameras. Naturally, these properties vandal-proof cameras increase their price.
So, what is the impact of unfriendly people are not able to harm these cameras? To some extent the answer to this question depends on the characteristics of a single camera, so you need to carefully study the descriptions and reviews about the options that you intend to buy. However, there are a number of things that are definitely not afraid of any one vandal-proof camera - it blows with sticks, heavy blunt objects, falling stones. Some specific models are not protected even dangerous shot from light firearms! Most anti-vandal cameras and is also protected from the weather conditions, because they often have to be used to monitor parking lots, on the street outside the protected area, etc. In these cells completely exclude the possibility of dust and water.
As mentioned, there are no distinguishing characteristics of reference video cameras in vandal not - under enhanced protection may be any specifications. You can choose any focal length (both permanent and variable), presence / absence of additional illumination, resolution and other features video camera. Of course, the majority of CCTV devices of this type are the network, which makes it possible in a remote and safe mode to be witnesses of all the events recorded by the camera. Another interesting feature, which, however, occurs in other cameras - a record at the time or after receiving a signal from the motion sensor, which will consume less power and memory to the internal drive. It will be useful, for example, to monitor the closed empty room, where video surveillance is set to crack the case.