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What is a PTZ Camera?

Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are the perfect way to keep an eye on a wide area. They can swivel left and right, tilt up or down, and zoom in for close inspection of what is happening at any given time. These advanced mechanical devices offer 180-degree views that allow operators to see everything quickly without having to walk the grounds; this is especially handy when they’re deployed in guard stations where active personnel can operate them through remote camera controllers while remaining safe inside.

PTZ cameras can be controlled remotely, following motion and/or activity. They come in two main types: those with fixed angles or settings such as doorways or windows, and PTZs, which follow movement to capture everything happening on its line-of-sight at different points throughout the day.

PTZ cameras are designed to offer an easier workflow. Camera presets can be stored on the camera or remotely in your computer system; you have complete control of its movements with precision from afar. For example: at a stadium venue preset one may be zoomed in to a spot on stage while preset two is a wide-angle shot of the crowd – all at once. This way PTZs allow operators to quickly recall multiple positions without hassle.

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