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IP PTZ Cameras


HD Cameras that can Pan, Tilt, and Zoom when controlled by a Joystick

Zoom capabilities from 10x to 32x

Most often used by governments and large retailers

Zooming with PTZ Cameras

PTZ cameras have optical zoom or digital zoom. Optical is far preferred (click here for a knowledge base article comparing the two). The first image is 2.8 mm (1x zoom), the second at 10x zoom, and the last is at 36x zoom. The flag is about 100 yards (300 feet) from the camera.

IP cameras are network devices (they have their own network addresses that you can visit) that create digital HD video directly on the camera then stream that video back to a Network Video Recorder (NVR), web browser, or smart phone.

Our IP PTZ Camera selection

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  1. Sentry Mini

    The Sentry 2.0 Mini 46520

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $867.00

    Resolution Weatherproof Lens IR Distance Special Features
    HD 1080P resolution
    1080p
    at 30 FPS
    Yes
    weatherproof
    4x Optical Zoom
    varifocal lens
    from 2.8-12mm

    What's the difference between optical and digital zoom?
    No IR SD card Slot, Audio Input

    Digital Zoom and PTZ Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


  2. IP PTZ Keyboard Controller

    IP PTZ Keyboard Controller

    Backordered
    More on the way in 3-5 business days.

    MSRP: $1,253.00

    Our Price: $899.00

    Features • 7 Inch LCD touch screen • Live view and playback of video on screen at up to 1080p resolution • 1-channel video decoding for local preview • Video capture and recording to local U-flash disk • Compatible with DVR/DVS, matrix, network camera/dome, PC-DVR, etc. • Support 15 operators, and each user is allowed to operate 256 devices

  3. The Sentry Pro 2.0 46320

    The Sentry Pro 2.0 46320

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $1,599.00

    Resolution Weatherproof Lens IR Distance Special Features
    HD 1080P resolution
    1080p
    at 30 FPS
    Yes
    weatherproof
    20x Optical Zoom
    varifocal lens
    from 4.7-94mm

    What's the difference between optical and digital zoom?
    No IR SD card Slot, Audio Input, includes a "High POE" injector

    Digital Zoom and PTZ Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


  4. The Sentinel Pro 2.0 Mini 46620

    The Sentinel 2.0 Mini 46620

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $933.00

    Resolution Weatherproof Lens IR Distance Special Features
    HD 1080P resolution
    1080p
    at 30 FPS
    Yes
    weatherproof
    rated IP66
    4x Optical Zoom
    varifocal lens
    from 2.8-12mm

    What's the difference between optical and digital zoom?
    Night Vision
    infrared
    at 100FT
    DWDR, Audio Input

    Digital Zoom and PTZ Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


  5. The Sentinel Pro 2.0 46420

    The Sentinel Pro 2.0 46420 - 20x PTZ with Infrared

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $1,829.00

    Resolution Weatherproof Lens IR Distance Special Features
    HD 1080P resolution
    1080p
    at 30 FPS
    Yes
    weatherproof
    rated IP66
    20x Optical Zoom
    varifocal lens
    from 4.7-94mm

    What's the difference between optical and digital zoom?
    Night Vision
    infrared
    at 300FT
    SD Card Slot, Audio Input/Output, High PoE, includes a "High POE" injector

    Digital Zoom and PTZ Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


  6. Tracker 2.0

    The Tracker 2.0 30x PTZ with Infrared & Auto Tracking

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    MSRP: $2,539.00

    Our Price: $1,999.00

    Resolution Weatherproof Lens IR Distance Special Features
    HD 1080P resolution
    1080p
    at 30 FPS
    Yes
    weatherproof
    rated IP66
    30x Optical Zoom
    varifocal lens
    from 4.7-94mm

    What's the difference between optical and digital zoom?
    Night Vision
    infrared
    at 400FT
    SD Card Slot, Audio Input/Output, Smart Auto-Tracking, High PoE, includes a "High POE" injector

    Digital Zoom and PTZ Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom

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About IP PTZ Cameras

IP PTZ Cameras are cameras that posses the ability to Pan Tilt and Zoom in on targets and areas by use of a surveillance team and a joystick / mouse and keyboard combo. IP PTZ Cameras are used by the military, private security companies, large retailers, airports, shipping yards, ports, and industrial compounds. One of the main benefits of PTZ cameras is the ability to zoom in and investigate further without alerting the person who is being recorded.

Network PTZ Camera Uses

PTZ Cameras are also used frequently in scenarios where human being's health can be at risk but highly adaptable surveillance is necessary, such as nuclear facilities and science labs.

Sometimes IP PTZ Cameras are referred to as “High Speed Domes.” Although they are supposed to describe PTZ Cameras with a dome shell, the definitions are not as solid as they seem as there can be many combination of features sets within the PTZ/Dome Hybids. Because of this, some people refer to all PTZ Cameras as High Speed Dome Cameras.

IP PTZ Camera Recommendations

It is our recommendation that when looking at PTZ network cameras, that you worry less with the digital zoom and more about the optical zoom. Optical zoom actually increases the number of pixels being recorded while digital zoom only make those pictures appear larger. Optical zoom is vastly better than digital. Here's a comparison of the two with pictures.

Some PTZ Camera software providers has the ability to automatically track targets. If this is a concern, I would look at the NVR software pages and give us a call to build a custom solution.