PTZ Cameras (Pan, Tilt, Zoom)

PTZ cameras allow the operator to remotely control the pan, tilt and zoom operations of the camera lens.

PTZ camera - AxisPTZ cameras are often connected to a digital video recorder (DVR) which records the full field of view in full quality.

Other types of cameras are ePTZ or virtual pan-tilt-zoom (VPTZ) where a high-resolution video surveillance camera digitally zooms and pans into portions of the image, with no physical camera movement.

Ultra-low bandwidth surveillance streaming technologies use VPTZ to stream user-defined areas in higher quality without increasing overall bandwidth usage.


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Latest PTZ articles

How AI tech can support control room operators when tracking suspects

How busy control room operators are now able to take advantage of AI technology to help them more effectively keep track of suspects.

Redvision’s RV30 X-Series cameras integrate with Digifort’s platform

Set analytics profiles are now available on each Redvision RV30 pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) dome cameras’ preset, using the newly-integrated Digifort video management software.

Genetec integrates gunshot detection into Security Center

By integrating real-time video and data related to gunshot incidents within its internet protocol (IP) security platform, Genetec can help reduce emergency response time.

Redvision RV30 cameras integrated with Meyertech FUSION Eclipse recording and control platform

The RV30 range of rugged dome cameras from Redvision are now integrated with Meyertech’s Fusion Eclipse video management software (VMS).

Redvision announces SDK integration with IDIS DirectIP NVRs and IDIS Center VMS

Redvision’s RV30 rugged PTZ dome cameras can now integrate fully with IDIS DirectIP NVRs and IDIS Center video management software […]

Samsung Wisenet P series: Hanwha Techwin launches panoramic 180° camera with H.265 and WiseStream compression

Hanwha Techwin has launched a 7.3 megapixel 180° panoramic camera as its latest addition to the Samsung Wisenet P series.

Mobotix cameras: the ‘decentralised’ security camera and software specialist

Now in its second decade, the German IP camera and software specialists has made a name for itself developing the first decentralised IP camera and supplying the Mount Everest webcam.

Hanwha Techwin launches Samsung Wisenet P 4K 360 degree fisheye camera

Hanwha Techwin has launched a new Wisenet model: PNF-9010R, a 360-degree fisheye camera with 12 megapixel images and on-board dewarping.

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Motorsport case study: Watch the results of Sony’s revamp of Paul Ricard’s monitoring and AV solution

Forty Sony SNC-WR632 dome cameras and five SNC-EM632R outdoor IR ruggedized cameras formed part of a recent AV overhaul of legendary motorsport circuit Paul Ricard.

Phillip Hammond’s £1.9bn cyber defence strategy: security professionals deliver their verdict

Security experts deliver their verdict on the UK government’s more proactive, retaliatory approach to cyber security, announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond on Tuesday.

Milestone Systems: profile of an IP VMS innovator

A profile of Danish surveillance pioneer Milestone Systems, examining corporate history, market position and latest productsnd their latest products, from the flagship XProtect VMS to the Husky NVR range.

CCTV field trial footage: Sony SNC-VB770 ultra-high sensitivity 4K cameras

Watch footage from a field trial of Sony’s SNC-VB770 (4K) cameras, conducted by northeast-based integrator Universal Systems Solutions.

Yahoo data breach: these security experts have some questions for the Silicon Valley giant

Yahoo has revealed that 500 million of its customers’ accounts have been compromised following a major data breach. So far, so unsurprising; […]

Benchmark Innovation Awards 2016: winners revealed

Find out the winners in video surveillance hardware and software; access control hardware and software; site protection hardware and software; intelligent systems; business intelligence; and infrastructure.

Hikvision opens new showroom and training suite for engineers and installers

Based in Uxbridge, west London the new site features a 5,000-square foot training academy where engineers can get hands on with Hikvision’s network cameras.

Axis Communications to market Canon’s network camera portfolio in EMEA and North America

Canon Inc and its subsidiary Axis Communications AB have announced a major restructuring of their sales and marketing teams.

Installer versus vendor: Vivotek 12MP multi-sensor camera (MS8391-EV) – why the unusual design?

In this footage a security installer grills a technical expert from network camera manufacturer Vivotek about its new 12MP multi-sensor camera (MS8391-EV).

Security installer versus vendor: how does Canon Europe’s VB-M50B PTZ network camera capture low-light colour without IR?

Geoff Windeatt of KM Security Solutions grills Julian Rutland of Canon Europe about the VB-M50B PTZ 1.3MP day/night PoE PTZ network camera.

Hikvision Reports Biggest-Ever IFSEC Visitor Numbers

Video surveillance giant Hikvision showcased several new products at IFSEC as it enjoyed its greatest ever number of visitors to its stand.

VCA Technology’s uTrack Solution Explained… in 45 seconds

Çağlan Dilber, business development manager for the MENA region at VCA Technology, is tasked in this video with pitching VCA’s uTrack solution.


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