PT (Pan and tilt) cameras are some of the most versatile cameras on the market. They can pan (move left and right), tilt (move up and down). In addition, Pan / Tilt rotate and view an object directly below them.
The camera movement remotely with a keyboard. Movements can often be programmed. This allows users to pan, tilt into a specific area with just a touch of a button. Preset patterns can also be triggered automatically, even when the user is not near the keyboard. This is done by connecting devices like magnetic door contacts, motion detectors and panic buttons directly to the camera. When a particular device is released, the camera moves to look at a predetermined specific site.
PTZ is an acronym for pan, tilt and zoom and reflect the possibilities of the camera that is. Other types of cameras are ePTZ where a megapixel camera zooms in on parts of the image or with a fixed directional lens which remains in position and does not move. Cameras of this type are often connected to a DVR to control the motion and video.