Advantages of Hikvision PTZ CCTV Camera
PTZ CCTV security cameras are capable of tilting, panning and zooming from the remote control, allowing you to keep a closer eye on your business or property from afar. PTZ cameras are connected to your IP network, so you can connect, view and control them, whether from a computer or mobile device on the network.
- Larger Field of View & Less Blind Spots
This is the largest and most apparent benefit of pan-tilt-zoom cameras; they allow you to see more than a fixed camera does, as you can pan side to side and tilt up or down to get a full 180–degree view, both side to side and up and down.
If properly mounted and located (not up against a wall), some PTZ cameras can give a full, 360-degree field of view. A single PTZ camera can thus provide the coverage of 2 or even 3 fixed view cameras.
- Powerful Zoom
Larger field-of-view covers the first part of the name (pan and tilt), but then there is the zoom part of the equation. PTZ cameras are equipped with powerful optical zooms, often anywhere from 12x to 36x on high-end camera models.
Strong optical zoom allows for clear, sharp images at long distances. Paired with high-resolution HD or UHD recording.
- Motion Tracking
While many traditional, fixed field-of-view cameras come with built-in motion tracking as well, PTZ cameras provide a more complete motion tracking kit; the pan, tilt and zoom functions can work with motion tracking software and intelligent video analytics to automatically follow the target (whether a person, certain item or vehicle) across a much larger area.
- Auto Focus
While many lower-end and mid-range bullet/fixed cameras can’t auto-focus, virtually all PTZ cameras can. It’s virtually essential; the camera will automatically focus and adjust when tilting, panning or zooming, ensuring you get clear, focused images and can make out all necessary details, people, etc
- Can Save You Money
PTZ cameras might be more expensive than comparable fixed cameras but give you more flexibility when setting up a system.
As a single PTZ camera can often take place of 2 or even 3 cameras in some situations, you may not need to install as many to get the same amount of coverage – provided you don’t need to see all angles and views simultaneously.