PTZ Camera stands for Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera

How PTZ Works


The camera can turn around in both directions, most cameras can do a full 360 degrees movement.


The camera can move in the up and down direction, most cameras can do a full 180 degrees movement.


An optical zoom allows us to close on objects and identify vehicles or persons.

The PTZ camera can be remotely manually controlled with a joystick or moved in pre-programmed patterns (patrol that consists of presets).
In addition, the camera can be triggered by alarms, motion, and other inputs and move to pre-programmed positions. Some of the cameras can follow the moving object/person.


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