Panoramic cameras are fixed cameras that provide wide-area coverage – between 180º and 360º – with a single camera. You can use them to monitor activity and detect incidents in large areas, track the flow of people, and improve area management. And because just one camera plays the role of many, your installation and system costs are kept lower.
But what kind of panoramic camera is right for you?
Single-sensor cameras tend to be smaller, which means they’re easy to place. They’re well suited for indoor monitoring of retail stores, hotels, schools and offices, and for outdoor installations at hotels, gas stations, boutiques, restaurants, schools and offices. One important benefit provided by single-sensor cameras is the elimination of blind spots when monitoring smaller areas.
Multisensor cameras offer higher pixel density, which provides better image quality or wider coverage. They’re appropriate for sizable indoor areas at railway stations, metro stations and airports, for example, and for outdoor areas such as squares, stadiums, university campuses, school yards and outdoor parking lots. They’re also ideal for perimeter surveillance around critical infrastructure, public or governmental buildings, banks and health care centers.
Multidirectional cameras offer the greatest flexibility since they can monitor multiple directions simultaneously. Their camera heads can be positioned independently from each other, making them ideal for wide areas both indoors and outdoors, for outer corners of buildings, and intersections of hallways or roads.