How to remotely zoom and focus motorised IP cameras and how to remotely move PTZ cameras

Many of our IP cameras now have motorised lenses to allow the installer and operator of the cctv system to zoom in and out when a closer view is required.

We also sell PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) cameras which are fully motorised cameras that are able to move left/right/up and down as well as zoom in and out.

This post will show you how to zoom and focus fixed motorised cameras, and how to move PTZ cameras all remotely.

The controls can be operated on the DVR/NVR recorder menu screen, via supplied computer software or the mobile app

1. Using our DVR and NVR CCTV Recorders, with a monitor connected directly to the recorder

Using the supplied USB mouse you can click on any motorised cameras viewing window, this brings up several icons either at the top or the bottom of that window.

The icon on the far right (looks like a PTZ camera) clicking on this will bring up the PTZ controls.

The button to the right of the Zoom + button opens the Preset Position panel, here you can save and recall preset zoom/focus/ptz settings

2. Using Remote PC/Mac Software XIQ CMS

Connect to the recorder remotely so you can see your camera views, click on a camera viewing window and a few icons appear at the bottom of the window, the PTZ button is the 3rd from left (circled)

3. Using a mobile device, smartphone or tablet and XIQ Mobile CMS app

Connect to the recorder as normal, select the bottom centre button

PTZ controls are displayed

Preset can be saved and recalled on the Preset screen, select the flag icon

I hope you found this article useful, please contact us if you require further information