How to enable control button on Axis Cameras

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...

Axis camera control buttons

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.

Axis PTZ Enable Disable Controls

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.

==> To learn more about VAPIX, read the article: How Axis VAPIX works.

And that's it.

You can enable and disable the control buttons and create new ones.

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