Motorized cameras, also called PTZ cameras or
speed-dome cameras, are CCTV cameras that an operator may turn and zoom
at will. These
cameras can be controlled from a remote site and are also able to make
automatic pre-programmed movements.
Understanding PTZ and speed dome
The word PTZ stay for Pan Tilt Zoom and indicates
cameras that can be turned on horizontal (PAN) and vertical
(TILT) axis, with motorized lens (ZOOM).
The term speed dome
indicates a camera with round shape (DOME) which is able to turn
at high speed.
IP and AHD
We produce ptz cameras in AHD/analog and IP version.
AHD and IP PTZ cameras have similar physical structure and same
features. Obviously they come with different terminals because
AHD cameras must be plugged to a DVR while IP cameras are
connected to a network.
Cabling IP PTZ cameras
PTZ IP cameras do not require any extra wiring than
fixed IP cameras. Just the LAN cable is enough for video and
control. Please note anyway that PTZ IP cameras do not support
POE, so they need separate power supply.
Cabling AHD/Analog PTZ cameras
PTZ AHD/analog cameras require 2 additional control wires
which are not requested by ordinary
cameras. This control wires consist in a twisted pair (RS485 BUS) which
connect all cameras and control units in series. Each camera has a
unique ID code, which is set in the configuration.
DSE PTZ commands are based on the very common PELCO P/D protocol and
are suitable to be controlled by any
equipment supporting this standard. .
PTZ, speed dome and mini speed dome
We produce 3 types of motorized cameras, all in IP
and AHD versions:
1 - PTZ bullet cameras
2 - Speed dome
3 - Mini Speed Dome cameras
similar features, these cameras are designed for different
PTZ bullet cameras
PTZ bullet cameras are our less expensive motorized
cameras. They are similar to fixed bullet cameras and this make
them suitable for any system.
PTZ cameras move at low speed (max. 12 °/sec) and their shape is
meant to monitor just the area in front of the camera (250° PAN,
The built-in mechanism of PTZ bullet cameras is
designed for occasional operations, so these cameras should stay
fixed most of the time and operated when required.
Speed dome cameras
Speed dome cameras are our most expensive motorized
cameras. Thanks to the dome shape, these cameras are able to
monitor in any direction (360°)
Speed domes move much faster
then PTZ bullet cameras (up to 400°/sec) and their strong
mechanism is designed to bear even continuous rotations.
speed dome cameras, come with powefull zoom lenses to cover
The big size of these cameras make them
unsuitable for indoor mounting.
Mini Speed dome cameras
Mini speed dome cameras, as their name suggest,
are small size speed domes, ideal for residential or indoor
used, where big speed domes would look out of place.
speed domes have similar features of big speed domes, but
smaller zoom lens and less IR power. Therefore, they are best
for covering small/medium areas.
All our speed dome cameras can
be controlled by our DVR/NVR.
Through DVR/NVR you
can move PTZ cameras with your mouse and even over the web by PC
If you prefer a traditional joystick control,
you can also move these cameras with our
speed dome keyboards
which are very convenient to use for local control.