In this article, I show how to enable control buttons on Axis PTZ cameras.
You can have the PAN, ZOOM, and other buttons on the main screen.
Take a look at the following picture to understand what I mean...
As you can see, there are buttons on the left and right side of the main screen that allows you to control the camera. This example is for the old camera's interface.
You can have an extra button by creating a shortcut in the control panel.
Click the "Add..." button as shown in the previous picture (arrow) and create a shortcut using a URL with a VAPIX command.
In the main camera's screen, you can click on "Ctrl Panel" on the right side to open the Control Panel window, and then you may see the shortcut you just created.
Here, I just created a button to send the camera to the home position.
In fact, this is not necessary because, by default, there's already a button that sends the camera to its home position. Anyway, this is just an example of what you can do with the shortcuts if you insert a VAPIX command into the URL box.
And that's it.
You can enable and disable the control buttons and create new ones.
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Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 19+ years of experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems. He is currently working for Axis Communications as a Technical Services Engineer and living in the United States with his family.