Understanding PTZ cameras



Understanding PTZ cameras


Since there are a lot of Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Cameras available, I will explain in this article on how to best choose the correct PTZ for your Security Camera Installation.

I will start by showing the different parts of a PTZ camera.

1. Parts of a PTZ camera

(a) Housing – Usually composed of an aluminum bell shaped cover (image 1) or some models have abs plastic housings (images 2,3)

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(b) Camera module
This is where the image CCD sensor, optical lens, and the motors that control Zoom and Focus are located.

(c) PTZ control board
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Why the new HD-CVI technology may be the future of security camera systems.



Why the new HD-CVI technology may be the future of security camera systems.


As video technology continues to improve with time, it makes sense that the public continues to express a growing interest in security cameras that can reliably provide better video quality then was possible in the recent past. Here at Techpro Security Products we are constantly upgrading the CCTV products that we offer our customers in order to stay on the cutting edge of the industry. This also means that we can provide an array of equipment that lets you select the surveillance solution that best fits your budget and security requirements. Because of this effort we are excited to [...] Continue Reading…

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The Importance of Virtual Security



The Importance of Virtual Security


Everything today is more connected than ever. Traditional devices we never dreamed of being networked are now connected to your home network making them a part of the World Wide Web. All these once-mundane items were never were networked before. Now you can turn on your lights from your smart phone. There are even network refrigerators out there that will let you know when it is time to go buy more of whatever you like to put inside of them. My garage door opener can be attached to a networked device with some type of analog inputs to be [...] Continue Reading…

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The Pros and cons of a PTZ Security Camera



The Pros and cons of a PTZ Security Camera


When you are choosing a security camera for your home or business it helps to understand the different lens options that are available to you. Most common are the fixed lens, varifocal lens and the PTZ’s, otherwise known as the Pan, Tilt, Zoom cameras.

A fixed lens is just that, a non-adjustable lens. Typically they are a 3.6mm lens that gives a wide overview similar to what the human eye can see.

Then you have the Varifocal lens. Put simply this is a lens that can be manually zoomed and focused on a specific area. It’s important to realize that a [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Configure PSS to View Your New HDCVI Camera System



How to Configure PSS to View Your New HDCVI Camera System


I often get asked what is the best method of viewing my new HDCVI camera system. My response varies and that is because not everyone has the same needs.  In my personal opinion, Techpro Security Products PSS (Pro Surveillance Software) is the best all around application for viewing a single unit or hundreds of units. One of the best things with this software is that it is my favorite four letter F word, FREE!  Another really nice thing about this software is that you can change almost every configuration of the recorder right from the software, so you can [...] Continue Reading…

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