Introduction To PTZ Camera

First of all, let us start by defining what a PTZ camera actually is. “PTZ” is an acronym which is used in the security as well as the CCTV world for such security cameras that can Pan/Tilt/Zoom using some motorized or digital movements.

A PTZ camera has the ability of moving its lenses horizontally (pan) as well as vertically (tilt). It can also change its focal length between near and far (i.e. zoom in or zoom out). It can further be controlled from a DVR system and in some cases, even from a cell phone or computer via the internet.

A USB 3.0 PTZ camera, is getting highly popular these days as against the USB 2.0 wide angle camera.

PTZ Cameras

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No doubt that movable cameras prove to be very useful in the right situation, but they can also prove to be useless and even sometimes harmful to the security of your property if their use is made in the wrong situation or environment.

A PTZ camera is the most efficient when it is used to supplement an already well designed surveillance camera system. For instance, if you rely completely on a PTZ camera for the purpose of coverage, then you may have to face high disappointment if your camera is facing the wrong direction.

Basics Of PTZ Camera

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Some advanced technologies allow the Pan Tilt Zoom cameras to serve the purpose of auto-tracking objects or people of great interest. This technology has its own merits.

Most of the Pan Tilt Zoom cameras make use of a 1/4″ CCD chip.

Most of the DVR systems or we can say Digital Video recorders have the capability to control multiple PTZ cameras. But for advanced programming it is highly advisable to wire the movable cameras so that they can be controlled via the recorder or internet as well as via an external controller.

Hope you find the article helpful!