Security cameras utilize two basic lens types based on focusing parameters. These are called fixed lens cameras and varifocal cameras. Fixed lenses have a “fixed” or constant, unchangeable focal length while varifocal lenses have a focal length that can vary. A more familiar term used for electric powered varifocal lenses is a “Zoom” lens; we will concentrate on the varifocal type in the following article.
If the Digital Video Recorder or DVR is the heart of a digital video security system, then the CCTV digital camera must be the eyes. The cameras used today are top-notch technological wonders that provide high quality color video images. The have a vast selection of optional features that make their use extremely flexible and easy to use under almost any application.