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What is PTZ Security Camera?

A Pan–Tilt–Zoom camera (PTZ camera) is a camera that is capable of remote directional and zoom control. They can pan left and right, tilt up and down, zoom in and out. They are typically used for surveillance, video conferencing, live production, lecture capture, and distance learning since they usually work with a high-resolution camera and are more user-oriented than other cameras. This type of cameras have built-in optical zoom which ranges from 12x – 43x.

The PTZ domes may support features such as guard tour, tour recording, audio, input/output ports for external alarm devices, and relays, Gatekeeper functionality, auto-tracking, Network PTZ Camera Application Platform for intelligent video applications, and weather-proofing, including Arctic Temperature Control for extremely cold conditions.

What is ePTZ Security Camera?

Other type of cameras are ePTZ where a high-resolution camera digitally zooms and pans into portions of the image, with no physical camera movement

There is a significant difference between PTZ and ePTZ security cameras. Unfortunately, the distinction is not always clear and it can be hard to find concrete definitions.

Essentially, they are just two different ways to control the view from a camera.

Neither is strictly the “better” solution. Each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

What is IP Positioning System?

IP Positioning system is High-Speed PTZ IP Camera System. It comes with full suite of Built-In Analytics, low latency, and features like Wide Dynamic Range and low light performance.The Esprit Series by Pelco of high-performance integrated positioning systems brings together the very best in enclosure design, pan-and-tilt mechanics, and receiver technologies to produce the industry’s leading high-speed camera system. Majority of the times, this type of cameras used by military and high- security environment sectors. They could range in price anywhere from $2,500 – $50,000 depending on the specifications.

Should you use PTZ Camera in your location?

Many security system integrators facing this question during design stage. PTZ security cameras are much higher in cost compared to fixed dome or ePTZ, but they worth every dollar spent when it comes down to critical area coverage. Not only camera has several built-in automated analytics, but in case of emergency you always have any ability to zoom-in/out on the area of interest and continue tracking if necessary.

Where to place PTZ camera?

There are many locations where PTZ camera could be placed. Usually, for outdoor monitoring: parking lots, pools and common areas. And for indoor use: retail space, lobby, offices and common areas. It all depends on the existing infrastructure and the coverage your are trying to get.

What is the biggest disadvantage of PTZ camera?

Like any other form-factor security camera, PTZ has it’s own disadvantages. The biggest two are:

  • Blind Spots – Where camera pointed, that’s what it’s records
  • Price – high definition pan-tilt-zoom outdoor security camera could range anywhere from $700 – $7000

What type of PTZ Cameras does Cybersmetrics sells/service?

Here are just the few brands that we are working with. We have the latest and the greatest, or any indoor/outdoor ptz camera based on your budget and needs. Areas that we service are: Panama City, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Panama City Beach, 30A, Destin, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Water sound.

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For more information on PTZ security cameras & video surveillance installation and repair in Panama City, contact Cybersmetrics today!