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Never Miss A Moment: A Rotating Camera

Building with a rotating camera

Introduction: A Need for A Rotating Camera

With such a variety of options available, it can feel overwhelming choosing the right security cameras for your business, facility, or organization. However, by identifying the most important features you’d like in security cameras, you can narrow down your options. One of the most important features to keep in mind is the cameras’ field of view. Most security cameras have a narrow field of view, which is great for catching close-up details but not so great for getting a broader picture of what’s going on. That’s where a rotating camera comes in.

Rotating cameras can capture a much wider field of view, allowing you to see more of what’s going on around the camera. This can be especially useful for monitoring large areas. In this article, we will detail the benefits and uses of a rotating security camera.

Business owner with a rotating camera on site

The Benefits of a Rotating Camera

A rotating camera is a security camera that allows a user to capture images or videos from multiple angles without having to physically move the camera. There are many benefits to using a rotating camera, including: 

1. Increased Flexibility: A rotating camera gives you the ability to capture images and videos from multiple angles, which can be helpful when trying to capture a specific scene or object.

2. Reduced Shake: When you rotate the camera instead of moving it, you can avoid shaky footage that can often occur when trying to hold a camera still.

3. Improved Composition: By being able to change the angle of the camera, you can experiment with different compositions to get the best results for your needs.

Exterior of building has a rotating camera

Why A Rotating Camera is Useful

A rotating camera is a type of surveillance camera that can rotate- sometimes even 360 degrees, allowing it to capture a wide area. This type of camera is useful because it can cover a larger area than a fixed camera. A rotating camera can also be used to zoom in on an object or person. Furthermore, a rotating camera is useful for security purposes, as it can deter and detect crime.

Verkada’s Rotating Camera Options

Verkada’s technology is smart, secure, and easy to manage. Consider the following features of Verkada’s best-in-class security technology: 

  • Solid-state Storage (SSD): No NVR, DVR, or server is required. This means you pay for what you use – and that’s all. Moreover, this reduces any extra overhead operations and the expenses they come with.
  • Regular, Automatic Software Updates: No need to worry about if your devices are working properly or are up-to-date with our Verkada devices.
  • Simple Plug-and-Play Install: Just a standard Ethernet cable is required for the cameras to be brought online and fully operational within minutes.
  • Unlimited Storage on Camera and Cloud: Reduce your business’ liability risk with unlimited cloud archiving offered by Verkada cameras.
Security cameras by Verkada are all rotating
  • Unlimited Users Allowed: You can easily authorize admins access to an unlimited number of users.
  • Accessible Anywhere, Anytime: Access archived or live feed videos on any device or browser
  • Live Alerts: Receive instant alerts in any meaningful event
  • Shareable Live Feeds: Share your live feed via SMS. This is useful as you can send it to first responders in case of an emergency for dramatically reduced response time.
  • Infinitely Scalable: No matter how large your business is, we can help you keep everyone on the same page
  • Floor Plan: See all activity at your building all at once. 
  • 10-Year Warranty: Rest assured that your money is well protected.
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The Options for Verkada Security 

We offer a variety of options to meet your security needs including: the Verkada Indoor Dome Series, the Verkada Outdoor Dome Series, the Verkada Bullet Series, the Verkada Mini Series, and Verkada Fisheye Series.

Verkada Indoor Dome Series
Verkada Dome Camera is a rotating camera

The Verkada Indoor Dome Camera is designed for indoor, high-traffic areas. It is the perfect general-purpose security camera for your business. There are three versions of this camera: CD42, CD52, and C62.

Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
IR Range 15m30m30m
The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series
Dome Outdoor Camera for Rotating View

The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series is both weather- and tamper-resistant. Its capabilities function well even in areas with limited bandwidth and connectivity. This is perfect if you want to monitor the parking lot of your business and if you want to capture key license plates – especially because it is a rotating camera. There are three versions of this camera: CD42-E, CD52-E, and C62-E.

Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
IR Range 15m30m30m
The Verkada Bullet Series
Verkada Bullet Camera used for rotating to view crime

The Verkada Bullet Series is ideal for long range, outdoor surveillance. It is built to withstand harsh environments. The Verkada Bullet camera is available in two lens types: wide angle and telephoto. It is a rotating camera. There are four versions of this camera: CB51-E, CB61-E, CB51-TE, CB61-TE

TypeIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution 5MP5MP4K4K
Type of LensZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal lengthZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal length
Standard RetentionUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
Standard StorageUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 DaysUp to 90 Days
IR Range30m50m30m50m
The Verkada Mini Series
Verkada Mini Series Camera Used to capture all activity by rotating

The Verkada Mini Series offers both flexibility and enhanced resolution as a rotating camera. The Mini Camera is a compact size that can fit any space, anywhere indoors! There are three versions of this camera: CM41-S, CM41, and CM41-E.

Image Resolution5MP5MP5MP
Type of LensFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 90 daysUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 Days
Standard StorageUp to 385GBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
IR RangeN/A15m15m
The Verkada Fisheye Camera
Verkada Fisheye Camera is the perfect rotating camera

The Verkada Fisheye Camera provides a panoramic view of the entire property – both indoor and outdoor. This camera allows for total surveillance coverage. The Fisheye Camera comes in one version: CF81-E. It is both an indoor and outdoor camera with an image resolution of 12MP and an IR range of 20m. It has a fixed type of lens that has the ability to digitally zoom up to 3x. The maximum storage capacity available is 2TB. It can store up to 90 days of footage. It has an onboard microphone for audio recording.  Moreover, the Fisheye Cameras comes with an Ambarella Chipset that enables advanced people and vehicle Analytics. Lastly, one of the features that make the Fisheye Camera unique is that it has three different view modes: panoramic, four-way split, pan-tilt-zoom. It is the perfect all-purpose, rotating camera.

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The Verkada Fisheye Camera: The Ideal Rotating Camera

Fisheye Camera by Verkada is capable of rotating to capture all activity

The Verkada Fisheye Camera (CF81-E) is an ideal rotating camera. With the option to switch between circle, ePTZ, 2-view, 3-view, or 4-view modes on the CF81-E, you can do away with the need for multiple camera installations. You can also take advantage of features like digital pan-tilt-zoom to increase coverage and lessen blind spots.

Three new different view modes are supported by the CF81-E. You can customize the view mode to meet the requirements of the install location.

  • 180° Panoramic: A wide-angle view that is ideal for an open area or a corridor.
  • Four-way split: Use a single camera to watch four distinct fields of view.
  • Pan-tilt-zoom (ePTZ): Provides a panoramic, all-encompassing view of your environment.
panoramic view of a parking lot by rotating camera by Verkada

Panoramic is the first view mode. The camera will have a 180° horizontal field of view in this mode. The camera can be tilted to adjust the fields of view to your preferences.

Four-Way Split
Four way split mode of Verkada's rotating camera can capture different angles of the same street

Four-Way Split is the second mode. You can monitor four distinct areas all at the same time using the Four-Way Split mode. It’s especially useful for monitoring an outdoor corner, a hallway intersection, or when replacing multiple cameras with one. Site administrators can adjust the Four-Way Split’s angles to better suit their needs and maximize the fields of view.

Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) (PTZ)
Pan tilt zoom of rotating camera captures different angles of the same room

Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) is the third mode, and it is adaptable. You can choose to display the video feed in Pan-Tilt-Zoom as a 360° view, a tiles view with various angles, or by using your digital PTZ functionality to pan, tilt, and zoom around the image.

180° PanoramicFour-way SplitPan-Tilt-Zoom
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The Need For a Rotating Camera

Verkada offers many rotating cameras that can suit your needs. To learn more about our options at Monarch, click here.

Updated: Oct 20

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