User Review: Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet

Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet: This camera device comes with a 2 Megapixels Camera Lense also known as Mini Bullet Camera. This camera device is unable to focus on a certain point, this means that it is a fixed lens focal camera. This camera device can also work at night time, and the nighttime viewing range is approximately 100 feet.

There are many options for the user to select the Lense of this camera device, there are 4mm, 6mm, and 12mm lens options. Moreover, this CCTV camera comes in a pretty strong camera body. First, it is waterproof and can be used as an outdoor camera, and second, it is vandal-proof. This means if someone tries to break the camera device, it will not stop working.

Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet

Factors to determining before purchasing a CCTV camera

Before purchasing any CCTV camera device, make sure that you are well aware of the following points.  These points will help you in making your desertion, whether you should purchase a specific camera device or not. Moreover, if you are on a budget, then the cheapest camera device with the most features is the best choice for you. The point will also help in determining which features a camera device should have, that are best according to your requirements.

Fixed Lens Camera

Fixed lens cams have a fixed focal line. The length of these cameras cannot be adjusted. These cameras can only be zoomed in on a broad angle. They can be used to cover sensitive areas as they offer a wider view.

Colour Night Vision

Full-color technology has a dual-sensor design and software optimization. It can produce high-quality images even when the light is off, which reduces light pollution. A 4K resolution allows for vivid color details to be captured at night. It is also equipped with AI features and optical zoom that can be used to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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Prior to purchasing a CCTV cam, you must first check the resolution. The quality of the images will improve with a higher resolution. A poor resolution will result in pixelated images or videos.

You may not recognize faces when the footage or images aren’t clear. High-resolution HD cameras and IP cameras are increasingly in demand. They are also available with excellent quality. 1080P resolution is highly desired by buyers.


CCTV cameras should be equipped with night vision. Installing a CCTV camera is a 24*7 service. You could miss very important clippings or other activities if your night vision isn’t clear. This can lead to security breaches that could cost you dearly. Many cameras include IR support. These IRs adjust to the amount of natural light available.

Digital camera:

An IP camera is a digital camera that operates on the Internet Protocol (IP), network laws instead of an analog electric signal.


PoE technology doesn’t require you to have a separate power cord and an ethernet cable for each of your cameras. This makes the system easier to use as there are fewer cables.

Passive Infrared Motion(PIR) Sensor:

It’s an electronic device that measures infrared (IR), light radiating from objects in its area of view. An imaging IR camera is needed for this purpose. PIR-based motion detection is used for detecting the movement of humans, animals, and objects.

Two-Way Audio– Two-way audio:

Two-Way Stereo Audio- Two-way stereo audio allows you to be more powerful. It keeps the command at your fingertips.


In stormy conditions, make sure your outdoor camera works in bad weather. Cameras must have IP66 layers. Cameras sometimes have problems with strong weather conditions. A good outdoor camera should be weather resistant.

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Cameras that have Wi-Fi access and are wirelessly connected will not require wires. They can be accessed online from any router with internet connectivity. It allows you to monitor from anywhere.

SD Card Support:

Find out if the camera supports an SD Card slot. Check if the camera supports recording in the cloud.


Support from the company and warranty are essential. Cameras should always be installed at key locations. They can become a security risk when they stop working. This is where the company support and warranty are very helpful. A customer-friendly policy is a sign of a company that is trustworthy.

Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet

Features Of Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I

Here are the features of this camera device.

  • 1/3 image sensor is used in this device which provides good low light performance.
  • There are three lens options.
    • 4mm: Lens angle 71.3°
    • 6mm: Lens angle 46°
    • 12mm: Lens angle 22°
  • IR filter with auto switch.
  • H.264 video compressor.
  • Maximum camera resolution is 1280 × 960.
  • Maximum frame rate is 30fps.
  • Audio Sensors.
  • Motion Sensors.
  • Two-way talk function.
  • Alarms and alerts.

How To install Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet

The installation method is quite easy. However, users have to perform multiple installations. The first installation is of the camera device on a wall or a location of your choice. The second installation method is for the Android or iOS app that supports Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet. And the last installation method is for the Windows or Mac OS platforms, so you can view the security footage on your PC screen.

Physical Installation Method

Here I will show you the method to physically install the camera device on your property. The first thing you have to do is to locate a position where you want to set the camera device. So should always select an ideal location that captures maximum area. Also, make sure that the light source is always behind the camera device, so it can capture clear images without any distortion.

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Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet

After selecting the location, mark it and place the stand to drill proper holes. It is recommended, that you use proper tools like a drill machine. Now mount the stand and screw it, make sure you don’t fully tighten the screws, as you still have to place the camera device. Now place the camera device and set the viewing angle. Now tighten all the screws, and make sure that the camera device is not moving anymore.

Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet

This is the complete physical installation method of the camera device.

Android & iOS App Installation

The Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet is fully compatible with Hikvision iVMS-4500 App. This app is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. You can easily download the app from these locations and use the app you view the live security footage without any hassle. Here are the respective links.

iVMS-4500 On Android

iVMS-4500 On iOS

Hikvision DS-2CD2012WD-I Camera Mini Bullet

App For PC

Users of this camera product can easily get their hands on the PC app. By clicking on the link provided below, you will be taken to another article, where the complete installation method is explained. Also, the features of the apps are also explained. Here is the Link.

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