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Glossary: Guard Patrol or Auto-Touring

When you’re looking to cover a wide area, or multiply entry and exit points in a security camera installation, often it’s either impractical or too expensive to install multiple single-view cameras. This is where PTZ-capable cameras come in.

A PTZ camera can be set to take in a number of set views or ‘presets’ and sequence through these views in a timed schedule. This means that many different areas of coverage can be viewed and recorded.

In conjunction with alarm triggering with PIRs, panic buttons, contact points or motion detection the auto-touring camera can be made to pan immediately to the appropriate preset position for the alarm for recording of the event, returning to its auto tour after a set period of time.

Published on June 30th, 2008 by Kevin Bowyer

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