Imagine you’ve got a large area to monitor and some more details to catch, but you don’t want to install more security cameras, for example, 4CH or 8CH security systems.
What do you do with it?
Maybe you have thought the “wide-angle camera“, for example, the fisheye cameras and these cameras are widely used in large areas like a crossroad, warehouses, parking lots, stadiums, museums, concert halls and etc.
However, these are not the better choice, cause they can not catch the long distance details, here we recommend you the PTZ Camera, pan tilt zoom cameras are widely used in these large areas too.
Pan Tilt Zoom Security Cameras offer the ability to capture footage at multiple angles and can be zoom-in to catch more details with their Max. 36x zoom lens. These cameras are a great choice for:
- Parking Lots/Garages
- Construction sites
- Warehouses and more!
BENEFIT NO. 1: PAN TILZ REMOTE CONTROL
Panning refers to horizontal movement of the lens where tilting describes vertical movement. The process of zooming refers to the adjustment of the focal length of the lens to make a subject appear close-up or far away depending on the setting. Although a lot of cameras come with vari-focal lenses with focal length adjustment, a camera described as PTZ will almost certainly have an adjustable optical zoom.
Surveillance cameras with PTZ capability will often also support user defined preset positions which will allow the user to specify a number of positions that they can easily monitor. Preset positions can also be used with alarm triggers, so for example when a camera detects motion it can be directed to move to a specified preset covering an entry/exit point or a valuable object in the room. Some cameras also support guard patrolling and auto panning features which will allow the camera to move automatically between user-defined preset positions providing remote surveillance of a wide area with no user input. In conjunction with motion detection some cameras can even use their pan-tilt functions to follow moving targets.
The benefits of having a pan-tilt-zoom camera in a security application are obvious. Having a camera which can be controlled from a remote location enables a user to cover a much larger area with a single camera. This provides cost savings for any security system as one camera can do the job of many static cameras. Also, with guard patrolling and auto-panning functions the camera can automatically cover a large area when used for security monitoring or recording without any user input, ideal for covering large areas overnight.
BENEFIT NO. 2: ZOOM IN TO SEE SMALL DETAILS
PTZ IP surveillance cameras are capable of zooming in and out to see small details via mobile apps, desktop software or web browsers.
For example, an HD PTZ IP camera installed on the second floor facing out to the street, can zoom in to see cars strolling down the street, make out faces of people walking by, or identify plate number of vehicles parked outside especially HD outdoor PTZ cameras with capability of plate recognition.
PTZ security cameras with optical zoom enable users to zoom in and out to capture details without undermining image quality. (See differences between optical zoom & digital zoom)
BENEFIT NO. 3: PRESET FUNCTION OF PTZ IP CAMERAS
Apart from basic directional controls, right, left, up or down, there are some advanced features in some advanced PTZ cameras, such as Preset, Cruise/Tour/Patrol.
The Preset setting enables the PTZ camera, such as Reolink RLC-423, to switch to a pre-determined spot automatically, which facilitate users to keep an eye on various areas of interest.
BENEFIT NO. 4: TOUR & AUTOMATIC CRUISE OF PTZ IP CAMERAS
One of the biggest hook as well as PTZ cameras’ strength is its PTZ Tour/Cruise/Patrol capability; you can define a path for PTZ cameras to patrol these areas automatically and repeatedly at a certain speed.
For instance, over a 1 minute period, some PTZ IP camera can keep an eye on the front door, the gate, the parking lot or the fence line once you chart out the course.
The Tour can repeat indefinitely and at a different speed. (Find out how to configure Tour/Cruise functions)
BENEFIT NO. 5: FLEXIBLE IN PLACEMENT
The pan/tilt flexibility allows for set-it-and-forget-it placement; once the camera is pointed toward the areas you want to monitor, you’ll have a lot of viewing-angle options without ever needing to manually reposition the camera.
Users can control the pan/tilt/zoom to cover strategic areas of interest remotely with ease via mobile apps, web interface and desktop software, which allows the camera to be placed in various locations, such as the rooftop, second-floor eave, walls, soffit, or the overhang of the roof.
BENEFIT NO. 6: SLASH INSTALLATION COST
Since one PTZ security camera is sufficient to cover wider areas, thus it would reduce needs to install one more surveillance camera, which in turn reduces the troubles and cost of installation.
BENEFIT NO. 7: FRAMES WIDE DYNAMIC, RESTORE THE REAL “VIEW” BOUNDARY
Wide dynamic (HDR) function with a wide dynamics greater than or equal to 120dB. Compared with ordinary cameras, it can provide more dynamic and image details, and still perform well in the backlight environment, which can better restore the visual effect in the real environment.
BENEFIT NO. 8: 3D PRECISE POSITIONING, FAST CAPTURE OF DETAILS
“3D Positioning” is a function that can quickly capture and enlarge a target object. It has been widely used to help quickly lock targets and identify targets in detail. ZTE Liwei’s ball machine series has a precise 3D positioning function. The target is still in the center of the monitoring screen without significant deviation after repeated magnification.
BENEFIT NO. 9: FULL HD, HIGH FRAME RATE, OUTSTANDING IMAGE QUALITY
They support 1080P full HD resolution and 60fps high frame rate, which captures twice the amount of information equivalent to a conventional 25/30 fps camera. It is especially good at handling high-speed moving objects, making the picture smoother and smoother. In practical applications, such a camera will undoubtedly serve the video forensics better.
BENEFIT NO. 10: HIGH RELIABILITY DESIGN TO ADAPT TO HARSH APPLICATION ENVIRONMENTS
Adopting high-reliability lightning protection devices and precision design, the equipment’s universal output interface and lightning protection level can reach the leading level. Users of all walks of life will enjoy the multi-functional HD video experience while ensuring reliable performance.
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