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Part 9 - How to Install a PTZ Camera to Your DVR
A 10 Part GeoVision Series by Camera Security Now -- Featuring Bryan WoodIn this GeoVision Configuration video Woodio explains how to connect a PTZ camera to a GeoVision DVR using a Merit Lilin PTZ. Installing a Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera can either be a piece of cake if you are well prepared, or a major source of stress if you are not. If this is your first PTZ install, it is my hope that this article will help reduce that stress and make your PTZ install a success.
Though this video is using a Merit Lilin PIH-7625NL Pan Tilt Zoom Camera and a GeoVision DVR, it should be noted that, in principal, connecting any PTZ to any DVR will involve many of the same steps: Making sure the PTZ has the correct power supply. Making sure your communication cable is properly installed. And of course making sure your DVR software is aware of the new device.
Compared to installing a traditional PTZ camera the only truly unique hardware requirements for a PTZ are the control wire and the GV-NET (RS-485 Converter). The GV-Net is simply the device that installs in the GeoVision DVR that accepts the PTZ control wires and ultimately gets that control signal into the system. The GV-NET allows the signal to be transmitted in an RS-485 format that will enable the control wire signal to be sent out as far as 4000 feet. The wire itself might be described as "Bell Wire" or a "Communications Cable". It's basically just a small shielded cable, not that much unlike a phone or network cable, with either two or four small gauge wires inside. Before purchasing the wire, check out the documentation from your PTZ to make sure you buy cable of the right size and the right number of wires. Of course, keep in mind that even though this video does not show or discuss PTZ cameras in outdoor or harsh environments, they will require special housings for those situations. Traditionally, in that situation the housing will pass the power through to the PTZ but as always be sure to check your PTZ Housing documentation or consult with your vendor before taking anything for granted.
All "How to Build and Configure Your GeoVision CCTV DVR" Videos
a 10 Part Do-It-Yourself GeoVision Series
Part 7: CCTV Cable Crimping
Part 8: Weatherproof IR Camera Demo
Part 9: Installing a PTZ Camera
Part 10: Audio Interface Adapters
Other CCTV Product Videos
Infrared CCTV Security Camera Information and Demo
Standard Body CCTV Camera Information and Review
Construction Site IP Security Camera Demo
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For a list of common terms and concepts related to DVR systems See our CCTV Terms and Definitions Page. Or for more 'do-it-yourself' demonstrations and information check out our CCTV Learning Center!