17  Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) Cameras

Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras are specialty cameras that move according to commands given by the recorder. You can move PTZ cameras manually using the recorder’s on-screen display, or create preset locations and patterns for the camera to follow automatically.
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17.1  Connecting PTZ Cameras to the Recorder

Lorex HD PTZ cameras connect to your recorder just like any other camera with no need to run special wiring — these cameras can accept PTZ commands directly through the Ethernet cable.
To connect Lorex PTZ cameras:
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17.2  Basic PTZ Controls

Controlling PTZ cameras.
To access the PTZ controls:
  • Open the Live View screen for your PTZ camera in single-channel view (fullscreen). Right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Pan/Tilt/Zoom.
  • Right-click again to close PTZ controls.
To use the PTZ controls:
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17.3  Advanced PTZ Controls

Using advanced options for PTZ cameras, including presets, tours, patterns, etc.
To access the advanced PTZ controls:
  • Open the Live View screen for your PTZ camera in single-channel view (fullscreen). Right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Pan/Tilt/Zoom.
  • Click the arrow on the far-right side of the PTZ control panel to access advanced options.
  • Right-click again to close PTZ controls.
To use advanced PTZ controls:
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17.4  Presets

Presets will save a camera position for quick retrieval.
    To go to a preset location:
  • Under No., select the number of the preset you want to go to, then click icon .

17.5  Tours

Tours will cycle through a set of presets.
    To run a tour:
  • Under No., select the number of the tour you want to go to, then click icon .

17.6  Patterns

Patterns automatically move the camera according to manually-entered movements.
    To run a pattern:
  • Under No., select the number of the pattern you want to go to, then click icon .

17.7  AutoScan

An autoscan automatically cycles between a left and right point.
    To run autoscan:
  • Click icon .