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PTZ Dome Surveillance Camera

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The Pan Tilt Zoom dome surveillance camera or PTZ dome surveillance camera is one of the most versatile dome cameras on the market today. Not only does it offer the standard electronic features of most other dome cameras, but the PTZ model can do just that–Pan, Tilt, and Zoom.

What is Pan-Tilt-Zoom or PTZ?  Panning is the ability of the camera to move about a horizontal plane; in other words the camera can turn from left to right and/or all the way around in a circle.  Tilting refers to the cameras ability to move about a vertical plane, in other words the camera can move up and down.  With no walls, poles, or mounts to impede the view, a pan tilt zoom camera can easily maneuver its lens in any position equal or greater to that of an area covering 1/2 sphere.

But we’ve only talked about Panning and Tilting.  PTZ dome surveillance cameras have one more powerful feature – Zoom.  These cameras can change their focal length (automatic varifocal lens) so they can go from a wide angle close-up shot to a narrow angle enlarged shot.

Most PTZ dome surveillance cameras have miniature motors that drive the camera and lens through their PTZ functions.  These are generally the best type of PTZ cameras.  Some cameras have something called “digital PTZ” which is an electronic based feature that doesn’t physically move the camera.  Of course, digital PTZ has many more limitations than regular PTZ.

Many PTZ dome surveillance cameras have the ability to detect motion.  When a PTZ camera can detect motion, it can be used to track or follow objects. This maybe most useful when the cameras are used as parking lot monitors.  Using object tracking or following, the cameras can help keep track of the vehicles that come and go as well as the people.

Security Camera King offers a variety of Pan Tilt Zoom Cameras which range in price from $199.95 to $985.99.  Security Camera King offers two different models of auto tracking Pan Tilt Zoom cameras.  The first, Product# VP-ATDNC27X is priced at $707.69 and includes day/night capture and 27X zoom.  The second model is Security Camera King’s SVP-ATDN36X.  This is similar to the first with the major difference being an increase in zoom capability to 36X.

Security Camera King’s PTZ-LX550L3X is an affordable solution for a PTZ camera priced at $199.95 with a resolution of 550 TVL!  This camera has a 3X Zoom lens with 360 degree continuous rotation pan.  It can tilt from 0 to 90 degrees and flip.  This is a high resolution high definition display producing camera.

Further, the PTZ-LX550L3X offers 32 preset points with pattern tours including programmable 16 preset point number and dwell time/speed.  The camera can auto scan as well as be programmed to auto return to its home position.  This camera is rated IP66 for outdoor use so it can be used as an indoor or outdoor camera.

The PTZ-HN03100 is the perfect solution for a hands-down high quality Pan Tilt Zoom camera that works well with any of our featured Digital Video Recorders or DVRs.  This camera is also a super high resolution camera weighing in at 540 TVL.  It is vandal proof, IP66 rated with the outdoor mount, has auto gain control, auto white balance, and an on-screen display.  In addition it offers 10X optical and 10X digital for a combined 100X zoom capability.

Try Security Camera King’s SVP-54CDN10X 540 TVL Mini Dome Surveillance Camera.  This is a Veilux camera and as many of our customers attest on their reviews, Veilux makes some of the most versatile and highest quality cameras available.  This maybe a mini camera, but there is nothing “mini” about its results.  It offers true day/night with color day time video and black and white when the visible light becomes less than .02 Lux in brightness.

This camera offers up to 256 presets and it offers high speed pan and tilt.  It even comes with its own wall mount!  Priced at $664.50 it’s a professional level camera that offers professional results.

A Pan Tilt Zoom dome surveillance camera is a versatile, powerful, and cost savings camera.  When these cameras are placed properly, one camera can easily replace the need for 2, 3, or 4 otherwise stationary cameras, making the PTZ camera an actual cost savings investment.

If you are interested in purchasing a Pan Tilt Zoom dome surveillance camera or would like more information, please contact one of our Security Specialists today.

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Network PTZ Dome Surveillance Camera

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Monday, April 25th, 2011

If you are looking for an Internet based camera you should consider one of Security Camera King’s Network PTZ Dome Surveillance Cameras.  These cameras are very versatile with lots of additional features than just Pan-Tilt-Zoom.  In the following article, we’ll take a look at how these cameras work and give an overview on each of these types of cameras that Security Camera King has to offer.

First let’s talk a bit about the camera.  There are IP or Internet Protocol ready dome cameras that may or may not have the ability to pan, tilt, and zoom.  Like wise there are dome cameras that are not IP ready that do have the ability to pan, tilt, zoom.  The dome cameras we discuss in this article are IP ready AND have the ability to pan, tilt, and zoom.  Often times they may be referred to as Network PTZ Dome Surveillance Cameras.

IP cameras are regular digital video cameras with extra electronic circuitry built inside.  The extra circuitry is what is needed to support the camera on the Internet; in other words these cameras do not directly plug into a Digital Video Recorder or DVR.  What they do connect to is a broadband internet connection, usually through CAT5 Ethernet cable.

The camera contains its own Web server technology and once a few pieces of information are provided to the camera’s setup program, the camera begins streaming video via the Internet to either a Network server or to your PC.  You may see an overwhelming amount of 3 and 4 letter initials mentioned under network protocol.  Don’t let these bother you, this is merely a list of the different network protocols that the camera is compatible with.

One acronym that we should mention is PoE.  If the camera is PoE capable (and most, but not all IP cameras usually are) that means the camera can obtain the power it needs to operate with the Ethernet connection, hence the term PoE stands for “Power Over Ethernet.”  This means it is not necessary for you to install a power cable for your camera.

While PTZ camera don’t have to be Internet ready cameras, many IP ready cameras do have “Digital PTZ.”  PTZ or Pan-Tilt- Zoom are movement terms somewhat unique to the photograph and film industry.  Pan means the camera can move horizontally.  Tilt means the camera can move up and down.  Zoom is a function that narrows the FOV and enlarges the appearance of individual objects.

Security Camera King offers four different network PTZ dome surveillance cameras.  The following list those cameras and provides a short summary of their features.

Product# VDIP-D1L312 Indoor IP Network Dome Camera

  • Dual CODEC (H.264 and MJPEG)
  • Digital PTZ
  • Poe
  • Two-way audio communication
  • 3G mobile A/V surveillance
  • Multi profile streaming
  • 520TVL resolution

 

Product# VVIP-D1L312 Vandal Resistant IP Network Dome Camera

This camera is basically the same camera as above with the exception that this is constructed in a special way as to make it vandal resistant.

  • Dual CODEC (H.264 and MJPEG)
  • Digital PTZ
  • Poe
  • Two-way audio communication
  • 3G mobile A/V surveillance
  • Multi profile streaming
  • 520TVL resolution

 

Product# VDIP-2L316 2 Megapixel Infrared IP Network Dome Camera

This camera is basically the same as the first camera listed above with one exception.  This camera is capable of producing images at a full resolution of 1,600 x 1,200 pixels, also known as UXGA.

  • Dual CODEC (H.264 and MJPEG)
  • Digital PTZ
  • Poe
  • Two-way audio communication
  • 3G mobile A/V surveillance
  • Multi profile streaming
  • 2 Megapixel resolution

 

Product# VVIP-2L316  2 Megapixel Infrared Vandal Resistant IP Network Dome Camera

This camera is basically the same as the one above that is listed just before this entry (Product# VDIP-2L316) with the major difference being that this camera is constructed in a special design to make it vandal resistant.

  • Dual CODEC (H.264 and MJPEG)
  • Digital PTZ
  • Poe
  • Two-way audio communication
  • 3G mobile A/V surveillance
  • Multi profile streaming
  • 2 megapixel resolution

If you have any additional questions about a Network PTZ Dome Surveillance Camera that have not been answered by this article or the Web pages that these cameras are on, contact one of our security specialists today.   There are two ways to contact them, on-line Live Chat or by telephone at 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM EST.

 

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