Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Security Cameras

PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) cameras are ideal for surveillance since they can rotate left and right, tilt up and down, and zoom in and out. These cameras consist of a video camera that is moved by servos and motors, making them robotic cameras with motorized zoom lenses and the ability to move. Zosi's PTZ cameras can be remotely controlled from anywhere in the world via a smartphone app or AVSS.


What is a PTZ security camera?

PTZ cameras are robotic video cameras with pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities, enabling remote control. They pan horizontally, tilt vertically, and zoom in for enhanced image quality without digital pixelation.

What is the advantage and disadvantage of PTZ camera?

Advantages of PTZ Cams

  • Wide Angles: Cover extensive areas with a broad field of view
  • Powerful Zoom: Capture detailed shots from a distance
  • Automation: Monitor wide areas with Auto Scan or Preset Tour features
  • Auto Tracking: AI-enabled PTZs automatically track humans and slow-moving vehicles
  • Remote Control: Command Pan, Tilt, and Zoom remotely via smartphone apps or computer software

Disadvantages of PTZ Cams:

  • Security Blind-spots: May miss events during scans, preset tours, or auto tracking movements
  • Complicated Installation: Large size may pose challenges during installation
  • Cost Prohibitive: Higher manufacturing costs result in a more expensive option
  • Lag or Latency: Remote commands may experience slow response over the internet
What to consider when choosing the best PTZ Camera

Selecting the ideal Pan Tilt Zoom Camera involves factors such as its intended purpose, required viewing distance, and your budget.

How far can a PTZ camera see?

The viewing range of a PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera varies based on factors like optical zoom and resolution. Generally, they can see details from a few times to several hundred times zoom, with high-end models reaching optical zoom ranges of 20x to 30x or more, allowing them to capture images from considerable distances. Specific specifications of the camera determine its exact viewing range.

What is the difference between a PTZ camera and an IP camera?

Nowadays, most PTZ cameras are essentially IP PTZ cameras since they are network-based. These cameras are digital and have numerous features like a built-in web server and the ability to view footage directly from a smartphone or PC without the need for a recorder. The primary distinction between PTZ cameras and standard IP cameras is that the latter lacks motorized components.

Can Pan Tilt Zoom Security Cameras be used for License Plate Capture?

PTZ cameras are not ideal for capturing license plates. None of our cameras are marketed as license plate capture cameras. However, in well-lit conditions where the vehicle is stationary, a PTZ camera may occasionally capture a license plate. Due to motion blur, using a PTZ camera to capture license plates on moving vehicles is challenging, if not impossible. For capturing license plates on the move, consider a license plate capture camera installed at the entrance or exit of the street, road or parking lot.