Factors To Consider About A PTZ Camera

This is one of the most sophisticated surveillance cameras in the world. It isn’t for everyone to be sure. If you own a business, own property like a home or apartment complex, own a vacation home or just want to keep an eye on things this could be just the surveillance tool for you. It is perfect for monitoring businesses, buildings, streets, parking lots, etc.

If you have a fixed area to monitor, a normal fixed position camera is sufficient. When it comes to large, spread out areas or high-traffic areas, you will definitely need to focus on different locations at regular intervals. The solution for these areas is simple: get a security camera that can pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ).

So just what exactly are PTZs? Today’s PTZ security cameras are compact all-in-one packages featuring super high-resolution cameras, powerful motorized zoom lenses and high-speed motors that can reposition the camera up to 360 degrees in less than a second. This powerful combination of features can often replace up to four regular security style cameras.

PTZ security cameras, as the name indicates, can move left, right, up, and down, as well as zoom in and out to provide complete and effective coverage. Their movement and zoom can be controlled using a computer, digital video recorder (DVR), PTZ joystick, or even an infrared remote control.

This PTZ camera by PTZPros.com LLC is preset with several settings to switch from one location to another in a loop. If you are suspicious of any particular person or area then you can take manual control of the PTZ camera and focus on the object of interest before switching back to the preset loop.

“This high speed dome camera can be used indoors or outdoors and is fully weatherproof. It is designed to operate in any weather conditions and has a built-in heater. This camera uses cutting-edge technology including a high performance camera with a PTZ lens, rapid positioning, the ability to automatically adjust to changes in light and object distances, 360° continuous monitoring.”

This high speed security PTZ dome camera has a built-in 18x optical and 12x digital zoom that gives it an enhanced total zoom of 216x. It allows you to uniquely program the position, focus, and even video settings of the camera, like iris control and shutter speed for each preset mode.

It has a vertical orientation of 180° and 480 TV lines of resolution with a zoom lens of 4.1-73.8mm

You need a PC based DVR with PTZ controls or a PTZ control board to operate the pan tilt zoom features.

One last thing to consider is megapixel (MP) cameras. Megapixel cameras record at a much higher resolution than analog cameras and offer a feature called ‘digital PTZ’. When you record a 5mp camera at 2560×1920, you have a lot of pixels that you can digitally zoom in on and move around like a PTZ, both live and during playback.

Bring your surveillance game to the next level with this next generation of surveillance camera. Find out what is going on when you are not there at home, your business or office with one of these technical marvels.

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