PTZ cameras with Tracking
PTZ cameras with Tracking are highly sought after devices, and security Camera King has the PTZs that you need!
Security Camera King is a reliable supplier of security hardware and is dedicated to providing the latest and most advanced Closed Circuit Television and Access Control-related systems. Our top priority is to offer competitive retail prices for high-quality equipment, and to also educate our customers about the products we offer. We take pride in writing articles that highlight the most exciting features of our cameras and help our customers choose the best options for their needs. One of our most popular features is the Auto-Tracking IP Cameras.
There are a plethora of cameras available in the market, each with its own set of features, making it difficult to keep track of them all. While compatibility is an important factor, it is essential to have a clear understanding of what you require. Auto tracking is a feature that is often enquired about, not just because of an immediate purchase, but also because people are curious about its capabilities. However, sometimes, our expectations may not align with the technology’s actual capabilities, leading to misconceptions about its potential. Therefore, it is crucial to understand the specifics of auto tracking IP cameras and what they can and cannot do. In this article, we will explain everything there is to know about auto tracking IP cameras and how they can be beneficial to you.
Let’s discuss PTZ cameras to gain a better understanding of Auto Trackers. PTZ cameras have the ability to pan, tilt, and zoom, making them versatile in capturing different angles. Panning is the action of rotating on a horizontal axis (side to side), tilting is the action of rotating on a vertical axis (up and down), and zooming is the action of seeing an image or scene more co
PTZ cameras have been around for a while, this feature is not something that is completely or entirely new to the industry. COAX cameras which are also commonly referred to as a analog cameras also have PTZ capabilities. Set up for these types of PTZs was often arduous and complex, involving not only specific tools but specific knowledge on how to operate or use them. Their set up was often a trial by error process, and less and less re Coax PTZ used in the field, especially as new, today.
IP cameras on the other hand also feature PTZ options today. IP cameras connect to their recording stations called NVRs using IP addressing over a computer network. This can be a self-built network or one provided directly from he internal hardware of an NVR. In most cases IP PTZ setup is significantly node plug and play than their COAX PTZ counterparts. This is because all the data for moving the camera is communicated over the same network settings as all other camera data reducing he number, type, and setup for connections in order to use PTZ
An IP-PTZ camera is a combination of an IP camera and a PTZ camera. It’s important to note that for a camera to have auto-tracking capabilities, it must first be an IP PTZ camera. However, not all IP PTZ cameras have auto-tracking. So, what exactly is auto-tracking for a PTZ camera?
To use an Auto tracking IP camera, you will require an NVR which stands for a Network Video Recorder. An NVR is a device that can connect and communicate with IP cameras, also known as Network cameras. IP is the abbreviation for Internet Protocol address which is used by devices on the network to identify and interact with each other. Once you have the right video recorder, you will need to interface it with IP cameras. IP cameras use PoE or Power over Ethernet, which allows them to receive power and transmit data over a single cat5e or cat6 ethernet cable. The number of channels available in the recorder varies, and it can be 4, 8, 16, or even 32. However, ensure that you keep a few channels open for your auto-tracking camera.
Auto Tracking PTZ cameras, IP cameras, and NVRs come with an intelligent video surveillance (IVS) feature. With IVS, you can define virtual lines and boundaries in the camera view. When an object, like a car or a person, crosses these lines or boundaries, the camera can record and trigger alarms or notifications. The auto-tracking capable PTZ cameras, however, have an added advantage. When an object crosses the break line of an IV rule set by a PTZ with auto tracking enabled, the camera can automatically lock onto the object and follow it for a set period. This feature is unique to PTZ cameras and works seamlessly.
Many IPPTZ Cameras which feature auto tracking are HiPOE or POE+ and may require specific types of PoE switches to operate, or, will need to be used with a direct power supply. Always consult a sales professional when deciding if a particular type of camera is right for your needs. They can provide insight to compatibility, setup, and any needed additional equipment required for optimal use or operation.