Understanding PTZ cameras



Understanding PTZ cameras


 

 

Understanding PTZ cameras 

                                                       

With all the PTZ (Pan, Tilt & Zoom) camera options available, this article will help you pick the right PTZ camera for your installation

 

 

                Model     -    Brief description

PTZ-LX700L12X-E

-          ANALOG 700 TVL 12X OPTICAL ZOOM PLASTIC HOUSING WITH ARM BRACKET OR CEILING MOUNT

PTZ-LX-700L12X

-          ANALOG 700 TVL 12X OPTICAL ZOOM ALUMINUM HOUSING WITH ARM BRACKET

PTZ-EL700L23X-MINI

-          ANALOG 700 TVL 23 OPTICAL ZOOM ALUMINIUM MINI FLUSH MOUNT

PTZ-EL700L23X

-          ANALOG 700 TVL 23 OPTICAL ZOOM ALUMINIUM HOUSING WITH ARM BRACKET

PTZ-EL700IR250L23X

-          ANALOG 700 TVL INFRARED RANGE 250FT 23 OPTICAL ZOOM ALUMINIUM HOUSING WITH ARM BRACKET

PTZ-EL700L36X

-          ANALOG 700 TVL, 36X OPTICAL ZOOM, ALUMINIUM HOUSING [...] 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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Point To Point with Nano M5 (Tp-LocoM5)



Point To Point with Nano M5 (Tp-LocoM5)


Many Installers are requesting methods to connect their Security Systems. From running cable raceways in commercial buildings to installing conduit above or below ground in residential installations, running wired connections can take a lot of time – which equals more money to spend in labor. This article can serve as a guide on how to maximize the use of our Nano Station Loco M5. In this article we will be going to be utilizing an IP Megapixel system.

Example: IP camera System

Items Needed:

TP-Loco M5
Any IP camera
Any NVR
Category 5 ,5e or 6 Cable / Patch Cables
 PoE Switch

Before installing any hardware we [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Connect a Microphone to a Security Camera System



How to Connect a Microphone to a Security Camera System


The importance of recording audio in a surveillance system
There are state laws that differ in what is allowed when it comes to Audio Recording. Some have 1-party laws where only 1 party needs to know that they are being recorded. Other states, like here in Florida require that both parties know they are being recorded.

When allowed and according to the law in your state, audio recording in addition to video surveillance can be very useful. For instance, in a retail/office setting, you wouldn’t be able to record your customers’ conversations, but you would be able to record your employees’ [...] Continue Reading…

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