PTZ Camera

What is a PTZ CCTV Camera?

By Jonathan Ratcliffe

A PTZ CCTV camera is a Pan, Tilt and Zoom CCTV camera. These are higher capability CCTV cameras that unlike normal CCTV cameras have the ability to pan, tilt and zoom. This enables these types of camera to cover a far wider area with fewer cameras and can in many circumstances be a very cost-effective ... Read more


PTZ CameraA PTZ CCTV camera is a Pan, Tilt and Zoom CCTV camera. These are higher capability CCTV cameras that unlike normal CCTV cameras have the ability to pan, tilt and zoom. This enables these types of camera to cover a far wider area with fewer cameras and can in many circumstances be a very cost-effective option.

PTZ cameras also are able to increase their functionality by using various software modules. These enable you to program the camera to do various different functions at various different times as well as adding other capabilities such as audio. There are also a wide range of accessories available for PTZ cameras too including joystick for easier control and a whole host of different mounting kits.

Most PTZ cameras are housed in a tough resistant dome which makes them vandal proof which means along with their reliability and flexibility, they make a great choice of CCTV camera for a wide range of applications.

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BY Jonathan Ratcliffe

Jonathan manages Marketing at CCTV.co.uk - with over 15 years experience in CCTV Installation - he writes as an Expert in CCTV Systems, News, Crime Rate Analysis and other FAQs