PTZ Security Cameras
- 30 Dec, 2020
Pan Tilt Zoom Security Cameras (PTZ Security Cameras)
Static cameras with the highest resolution and latest technology can be utterly useless if they are not pointing in the direction of the relevant area. The problem is knowing which area is the right one.
Cameras without the ability to zoom and focus may capture images but they may be so out of focus as to be of no value if presented in a court of law or at a dispute arbitration. The problem is knowing which is the ideal focus point.
Both these problems can be solved instantly with a Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) security camera. These cameras can:
- Pan – Move around in a horizontal plan to cover all-round action
- Tilt – Move up and down so they can see directly underneath or at a scene far in the distance
- Zoom – Focus on objects or people at varying distances so every image is crisp and clear
These three abilities make PTZ cameras the most dependable and versatile option in almost any situation. PTZ cameras can be used indoors or fitted within a housing for outdoor use.
The mechanism can be controlled remotely or programmed within the security system to be activated when certain criteria are satisfied. An example of this would be motion sensors triggering recording in the area where someone is moving, and the camera adjusts to keep the person or vehicle in view as it/they move.
Learning to use a PTZ camera is simple. The right camera operator can use the PTZ features to focus on every object within the camera’s design limitations. Whether you want to capture and zoom in on a face, license plate, hand movements or a suspicious object, the PTZ camera will let you do so with ease.
One of the best assets of a PTZ camera is that the motion of the camera is virtually silent. This makes it appropriate for use in indoors situations where the camera is used to observe someone in close proximity. Housed within a dome that renders the camera invisible, it can be used to track someone’s actions without them realising.
The PTZ camera is a versatile and economical option that many homes and businesses are including within their security camera systems. In a large area where there is limited movement, a single PTZ camera can cover a large swathe of ground in the place of several static ones.