PTZ stands for pan-tilt-zoom or rotate, tilt and zoom. The PTZ camera is fully controllable via PC, tablet, smartphone or recorder. This allows you to keep a close eye on people or objects from a distance. With PTZ cameras that also have optical zoom, you can also bring objects and people closer without loss of image quality. There are different types of PTZ security cameras available. Discover which one is best for you based on the purchase tips we have given you to buy the best PTZ security camera for your situation.
How does a PTZ security camera work?
The controllable / PTZ camera is suitable for various applications. As a security camera, it can be used for the business premises, the shop, but also the home. Depending on the model, you can use the recorder from a PC or smartphone. Multiple users can even log in at the same time and view live images, record or make a backup. This does not affect the operation of the PTZ surveillance cameras. The controllable camera for professional use is equipped with an optical zoom. This makes it possible to get a clear and sharp image of everything.
What are the advantages of a controllable camera?
A controllable camera is an asset for companies and individuals who value security. One camera is not the other. There are surveillance cameras for indoors and outdoors, cameras with night vision or models with a motion sensor. Whichever you choose, these are the advantages of the PTZ camera:
- Aim the camera at the right spot or angle
- Ability to monitor a large area
- Images can be called up from another PC, tablet or smartphone
- Live tracking of people or objects
- Zoom in without loss of image quality
- Monitoring young children or pets
PTZ security camera with WiFi
The WiFi PTZ camera works via the LAN cable or the WiFi network. This makes it globally accessible via smartphone. At a distance, the camera can rotate both horizontally and vertically. Digital zooming is also possible. You make recordings or view live images in at least Full HD quality. The better PTZ security camera can send a notification when there is movement. This keeps you informed of events in and around the business premises, the yard or the home.
PTZ outdoor models
If you opt for surveillance and security around the building or on a site, choose a PTZ outdoor camera. This is IP66 certified and therefore waterproof. Thanks to the excellent quality, this camera can handle low and high temperatures. Depending on the situation, you can expand this type of camera with several cameras. This way you keep control over events on your site. Camera surveillance protects people and your and other people's property. In principle, this does not fall under the GDPR. This is the case when you film (part of) the public road. In this case, you must make it known that you are using camera surveillance. Hanging cameras in a shop or catering establishment is permitted if you have a legitimate interest in doing so. For example, to prevent theft or vandalism.
Buy a PTZ security camera in the store
You can order a PTZ security camera online in our webshop, but it is also possible to visit one of our stores. Here you can see the PTZ cameras for outdoor use and buy them right away. We have a camera demo wall on which we can immediately show the various security cameras working and give advice.