Introduction to Network Video Camera Types

Network IP security cameras are the best choice for all end-users wishing to monitor their work, their homes, their properties, at the time when they can not be available at the exact place. So these cameras can serve their needs and provide them with an easy and remote monitoring and tracking the safety of their properties.

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When you’re trying to choose the right IP camera you’ll begin to notice how many different types of c ameras there are. Generally, network cameras can be divided into four types for different applications, including fixed, pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ), fixed dome and speed dome. You will need to determine what type of camera you want.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

• Will your cameras be used indoors or out?

• Should it be a visual deterrent or discreet?

• Is there a particular look you prefer?

The requirements for cameras that operate indoors can be very different than those that are designed for an outdoor environment. The most obvious of these differences is one of climate and lighting.

This article help you to choose from a number of different factors to select a right type of camera. Each factor comes with its own unique strengths and weaknesses – both in terms of physical sizing and advanced features provided.

Fixed Type

A fixed network camera points in a fixed direction to monitor a specific area, such as hallways, staircases or corridors. Because people can be aware of the camera’s shooting direction, in some cases, it can deter vandalism and crimes. A fixed network camera usually comes with a RS-232/422/485 interface that connects the cameras to a pan/tilt scanner for wider coverage. Many fixed network cameras has exchangeable C/CS-mount lens design, giving users the ability to change the lens to adapt for different monitoring conditions.

Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) or Speed Dome Type

Capable of changing shooting direction horizontally and vertically to achieve a wide field of view, a pan/tilt network camera is used in many spacious areas, such as lobbies or parking lots. Some pan/tilt network cameras are integrated with zoom capability so as to provide close-up images of distant objects. Users can easily control PTZ functions through a web browser.

Fixed Dome Type

A fixed dome network camera, mostly designed for indoor surveillance, has a housing to make the object of interest less aware of where the camera is pointing at. With a 3-axis mechanism, images can remain in an upright orientation when it is installed either against the wall or on the ceiling. Furthermore, the design of a fixed dome network camera can better fit in with the decor. A fixed dome network camera can be furnished with a weather- or vandal-proof housing for outdoor applications

Outdoor/Indoor Cameras

 

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