PTZ cameras are some of the most powerful security cameras on the market today. These are video recording devices that can pan, tilt and zoom, hence their name PTZ cameras. Panning allows these cameras to move and survey a wide horizontal area, while tilting allows them to look up and down. Zooming refers to these cameras’ ability to focus in on a specific place within their field of view. These three features combine to create cameras that can monitor anything in their view, which is often 360 degrees.