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.
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.
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.
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.
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.