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How To Set PTZ Camera Baud Rates

Posted on April 5, 2010 by Matthew There have been 0 comments

So you bought a PTZ camera and you are unsure why it does not work properly or if you have the baud rate set correctly. Depending on what type of PTZ control you have will dictate what baud rate rate you set it to. The baud rate is the address setting and speed in which communication occurs between your security camera and your PTZ controller or security dvr. We have some pictures that will help guide you on how to locate where the DIP-switches are on your PTZ camera's brain and how to set them. Below is the first step.


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The first step is to remove the PTZ camera's protective dome. You can do this with an allen wrench and it is located usually on the side for most PTZ cameras. Next you need to remove the camera from the top-outer-shell. There are three screws that hold the brian of the camera in. You can use a Philips head screw driver for it. But be carful when you take it off, there are a series of wires and a ribbon style cable are connected to the camera's integrated circuit board. You don't want any of these to come loose or detach!


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Now once you have it off, look at the image below and you will see where the red circle surrounds a group of white little blocks. This is where you can locate the "dip-switches" that you can set to the right or desired baud-rate. A baud rate is an address to where you have a speed of communication from your DVR to your camera. Some PTZ and keyboard or dvr combination require different addresses, make sure you check your dvr manual and keyboard manual for the right settings.


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So here you have it! Now you know where you find your dip-switch settings for baud rate control and protocol. These are both necessary in order to get your PTZ security camera to function properly with your security dvr or PTZ keyboard controller. If you have any additional questions or you are lost, call our toll free number and press option 3 to talk to a CCTV technical support personal.


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