How to setup PTZ control & Basic Functions

PTZs are a great solution to supplement with a CCTV system as it gives the user the ability to Pan and Tilt the camera around as well as optically zooming in on areas of importance.

In this guide, we will be showing how to control the PTZ and its basic functions. This guide will be from the PTZs web interface from a windows-based PC.


- These functions are available only for the PTZ cameras or a camera installed on a Pan/Tilt motor. Please see the actual model for details.
- Some of the lens control functions are applicable to cameras equipped with motorized lens.
- The PTZ control buttons may vary with camera model. For the PTZ control buttons that your camera supports, see the Web interface.

Live View Controls


Basic Settings


  • Preset Image Freeze
    • When enabled, this function captures a still image and holds it until the camera has moved to the next selected preset, eliminating jarring transitions.
  • Stop PTZ Control After Timeout
    • PTZ Manual Control will stop after timeout time.
  • Timeout(s)
    • Alloted amount of seconds before the PTZ timeouts
  • PTZ Rectification
    • PTZ will reinitialize its preset configuration. Only use this if you notice the PTZ drifting. 

Home Position

PTZ camera will return to home position if no operation is made within a specified period.
Note: You need to add presets or a patrol route first. See Add a preset and Add a patrol route for


  • Mode
    • Preset or Patrol
  • ID
    • Choose which preset or patrol for the Home Position
  • Idle State(s)
    • PTZ will resume Home Position Mode after allotted number of seconds.


Set rotation limits to prevent the PTZ camera from hitting obstacles such as a wall.


Remote Control

When the third-party platform is used and the PTZ protocol does not match that, you can set the
remote control function to control the PTZ.


  • Listener Port
    • Camera's local port, which cannot be a port that is already in use. Change the
      default setting only when necessary.
  • Address Code
    • The camera can read the address code contained in instructions. The camera
      interprets the instruction only when the address code in the instruction is the
      address code configured here.



  • Resume Patrol
    • Set the time when patrol resumes.




Was this article helpful?
6 out of 13 found this helpful