The PTZ-AHD-5 is a high-definition infrared PTZ security camera that supports 1080p / 2 megapixel video surveillance in the AHD, HD-TVI, and HDCVI video formats. This pan tilt zoom camera also supports 960H resolution in analog CCTV (CVBS) video mode. Installers can easily select the video output they want to use by accessing the cameras on screen display via PTZ commands. The
built-in IR night vision of this camera supports a max illumination distance of 40 meters (120 feet).
The motorized 2.8-12mm zoom lens supports 4x optical zoom. This camera supports
PTZ controls via UTC (up the coax) or RS-485 via Pelco D or Pelco P protocol. Users can control the PTZ of the camera via a compatible DVR,
RS-485 Joystick, and remotely via mobile apps when connected to a DVR that supports mobile apps (we recommend iDVR-PRO DVRs).
This PTZ camera is enclosed in an IP67 rated outdoor dome housing that safeguards against harsh weather, dust, humidity, and acts of vandalism. This camera can be used for indoor or outdoor installations. The PTZ-AHD-5 is hard wired to a DVR using RG59 coaxial cable.
Please check out
this demo video and these
1080p surveillance images captured using the PTZ-AHD-5.
HD PTZ Dome Features
- 1/3" Sony CMOS Image Sensor
- 1920 x 1080 / 1080p / 2 megapixel Video Resolution
- 4 Selectable Video Formats
- Compatible with AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI, and Analog CCTV DVRs
- Video Connector: BNC
- Power Connector: Screw Terminals (2.1mm Pigtail Included)
- 4 Piece Infrared LED Array
- Effective Infrared Range of 40 Meters / 120 Feet
- Back Light Compensation (BLC)
- IP67 Weatherproof Housing
- Indoor or Outdoor Installation
- 4x optical zoom ( 2.8 ~ 12 mm )
- UTC "Up the Coax" PTZ Controls
- Pelco D & P Protocol Compatible
- Control PTZ with Stand Alone DVRs, RS-485 PTZ controller, or mobile apps (with compatible DVR)
- Optional Wall Mount Bracket
- NTSC and PAL Compatible
- 12V DC Power Supply Included
Be sure to click on the gear icon in the lower right of the video and select 1080p resolution if you are viewing from a desktop computer.
Watch this video to see the PTZ-AHD-5 controlled using an iDVR-PRO DVR. The video also demonstrates how-to setup a PTZ auto tour.
All of these images can be clicked on to see a full 1080p resolution image.
This image was captured using the PTZ-AHD-5 that is installed at CCTV Camera Pros office in West Palm Beach, Florida. The camera is connected to one of these
iDVR-PRO DVRs using RG59 Siamese coax cable. iDVR-PROs support "Up the Coax" controls for PTZ cameras, therefore no RS-485 cable was necessary for this installation. This room is 30 feet long by 15 feet wide. Mike is standing 9 feet away from where the camera is mounted. The camera is mounted to a ceiling tile that is 9 feet high.
This screenshot shows the pan tilt zoom control screen active on the DVR. The camera is zoomed in all the way to the 4x / 12mm setting using the DVR controls.
Here is a full screen view of the 4x zoom image. The PTZ control screen on the DVR has been exited. Mike is standing 24 feet away from where the camera is mounted. The TV in the background is 29 feet away.
Here is the PTZ-AHD-5
camera remotely accessed from the iDVR-PRO iPhone app. The iPhone app supports full pan tilt zoom controls from remotely over the Internet.
This is what the infrared night vision looks like from the iPhone app. All of the lights were turned off in the room to create a zero light environment.
PTZ Control from Android App
Here is the PTZ-AHD-5
PTZ camera remotely accessed from the iDVR-PRO mobile app for Android. The Android app supports full pan tilt zoom controls from remotely over the Internet.
This is what the infrared night vision looks like from the Android app. All of the lights were turned off in the room to create a zero light environment.
This infrared surveillance image was captured with all of the lights turned off in the room. The PTZ-AHD-5's built-in IR LEDs do a great job of illuminating this medium sized room.
This infrared surveillance image was captured with the lens of the PTZ-AHD-5 all the way zoomed in. The TV on the stand behind Mike is 30 feet away from where the camera is mounted.
The PTZ-AHD-5 supports UTC, which stands for "Up The Coax". It is a technology that allows the video and PTZ commands to both transmit over the same RG59 coax cable. Please note that the PTZ-AHD-5 is not the camera pictured below.
This is how to wire this UTC compatible PTZ to a DVR. In this example, we are using an
iDVR-PRO AHD hybrid DVR.
- Blue Wire - RG59 coax cable is run from the PTZ camera to a video input on the DVR. This will transmit the video signal and pan tilt zoom commands.
- Red Wire - Power cable, typically 18/2 stranded power wire is run from the camera to a multi-camera power supply box or the single camera power transformer that is supplied with the camera. *Please note that installers can use RG59 Siamese cable which contains both RG59 coax and 18/2 power cable to run both power and video / UTC cables.
- Green Wire - Optionally, the DVR is connected to a router / Internet connection using CAT-5e cable if the user wants to enable remote viewing and remote PTZ control via mobile apps and desktop software for Mac or Windows.
You can find our complete
PTZ camera controller and installation guide here.
The PTZ-AHD-5 has 4 selectable video formats. It supports the following video standards:
- AHD - 1080p Resolution
- HD-TVI - 1080p Resolution
- HDCVI - 1080p Resolution
- Analog CCTV (CVBS) - 960H Resolution
Installers can select the video output mode using the sub-OSD menu. The sub-OSD is a special menu used to select the video output of the camera. This menu is accessed by calling certain PTZ control commands.
The above screenshot shows video and the OSD of a PTZ-AHD-5 being accessed from an iDVR-PRO DVR. The default video output of the camera is set to AHD. To open the sub-OSD menu, PTZ preset-102 must be sent twice to the camera. This is done by double clicking on the preset-102 send command in the iDVR-PRO interface. The menu is navigated up and down using the Zoom+ and Zoom- commands. To change the selection, the Focus-in / Focus-out commands are used. To save the settings, navigate to the "RETURN" option and click preset-102 twice again. Please note that iDVR-PRO DVRs currently do not work well with HDCVI format. For iDVR-PRO DVRs we recommend the default 1080p AHD setting.
The main OSD (on screen display) menu of the PTZ-AHD-5 can also be accessed using PTZ commands. Users typically do not need to modify the factory default settings of this camera but if you do, the OSD menu can be accessed by sending a preset-95 command to the camera. The main OSD can be navigated using the Up / Down PTZ commands. The Left / Right commands are used to change the selection of menu items.
Wall Mount Installation w/ Optional Wall Bracket
The PTZ-AHD-5 is shown above with the optional wall mount bracket.
Please click here to download the PTZ-AHD-5 User Manual and PTZ coax control reference.
Compatible with iDVR-PRO HD DVRs
The PTZ-AHD-5 works great with iDVR-PRO hybrid surveillance DVRs. iDVR-PROs support analog CCTV, HD-TVI and AHD CCTV cameras. The remote camera viewing via mobile apps, Mac, and
Windows software is excellent.
iPhone / iPad Compatible
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iDVR-PRO HD CCTV DVRs.
iDVR-PRO Works with Analog CCTV and HD Security Cameras
Users can mix and match different camera technologies. This is perfect for customers that have existing CCTV cameras and want to upgrade to high definition over time. All DVR channels support all camera types. iDVR-PRO DVRs work with the following security camera types and resolutions.
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