Are PTZ Cameras Right for Your Business?

Pan Tilt Zoom Security Camera

In the world of security camera systems, few cameras offer as many options and features as the Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. With the ability to monitor large areas with ease, zoom in on events in real time, and fully remote control options, PTZ cameras are a popular and viable option for businesses across a variety of industries. Read on to explore more about PTZ cameras, their most popular features, and why you may want to choose a PTZ camera for your business.

What is a PTZ camera?

PTZ refers to a camera’s ability to move its lens and refocus in real time. Featuring a lens that can rotate on three axes, PTZ cameras offer users complete control over the field of view. Utilizing the software on the system’s Network Video Recorder or on the remote viewing app, you can rotate your camera in any direction while zooming in or out in real time. PTZ cameras offer the unique ability to view a large area, while also keeping an eye on even the smallest details.

Monitor large areas

PTZ at a manufacturing facility

Imagine being able to reduce the cost of covering large areas of your business or worksite without sacrificing resolution or image quality. The multiple features of PTZ cameras allow them to be used for both wide-area monitoring and zooming in to provide more details.

While fixed cameras are able to cover only a narrow area, PTZ cameras enable business owners to cover large areas with fewer cameras. For outdoor-based businesses, like construction sites or gravel pits, PTZ cameras offer an efficient option for monitoring large worksites, while also allowing users to zoom in on site visitors, potential thieves, and others. PTZ cameras can also zoom in to help identify license plate numbers of vehicles that visit your site after hours.

Narrow your focus

PTZ cameras combine the ability to cover large areas with the option to zoom in and focus on details in real time. Instead of having to cover an area with multiple cameras with different features, your PTZ camera enables you to get both a high-level and detailed view of your worksite or business.

One of the most popular applications for PTZ cameras is in parking lots. When you’re dealing with claims of vehicle damage from carts, slip and fall injuries, or hit-and-run incidents in your parking lot, the ability get a view of the entire lot and zoom in on specific incidents to get more detail is invaluable.

Remote control

PTZ remote control

Thanks to the software on your NVR or remote viewing app, you and your security team can have full access to your PTZ cameras anytime from anywhere. Instead of relying on a network of cameras to catch parts of an incident, remote control access of your PTZ camera allows you to catch all the action from one camera unit.

With the ability to pan, tilt, or zoom in on action in real time, PTZ cameras are a popular choice for monitoring large car dealerships. By allowing you to keep an eye on both all of your inventory at once and keep an eye on any suspicious individuals who might enter the lot after hours, your PTZ camera can provide you with the security of an entire system at a fraction of the cost.

Another popular use for PTZ cameras is in schools and on university campuses. In traditional school settings, security and office personnel can keep an eye on large open areas like the playground or entryway, while also monitoring and tracking potential bullying incidents and deploying staff to respond faster. On university campuses, PTZ cameras can be utilized outdoors on the quad or at sports arenas and fields to provide additional layers of security for students and visitors.

Trust a professional

While you may be tempted to install your own security camera system, PTZ camera installation requires professional installation to ensure that the job is done right. PTZ cameras are more complicated to install than traditional bullet cameras and, since they’re more expensive than other camera types, you want to avoid damaging your new PTZ cameras. Improper installation can also lead to lagging, unresponsive, or poor picture quality. Camera Security Now offers highly-skilled camera techs ready to install your PTZ system. Don’t let the installation process lessen the benefits of your new PTZ system, contact Camera Security now today.

Why choose a PTZ camera?

Pan Tilt Zoom for construction

The versatility of PTZ cameras makes them ideally suited for outdoor applications or large warehouses. With the ability to have complete control over your camera’s field of view, your PTZ camera offers you greater control over ensuring the safety and security of your worksite or business. Contact Camera Security Now to learn more about how a PTZ Security Camera System can enhance the security of your business.

If you’re looking a one-stop shop for your security camera needs, look no further than the experienced professionals at Camera Security Now. Our camera service and installation professionals deliver the camera solutions that your company needs, helping you ensure the security of your business, employees, and customers. To find out how easy it is to keep your company secure, request a quote today.

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