Stepper Motors Applications in Security Cameras
Surveillance systems and security cameras have become increasingly important for businesses. As the crime rate continues to rise, so do the purchases of security cameras for businesses to protect themselves and their property.
In this article, we’ll be going over how security cameras are used, what types of motors these systems use, and why stepper motors are a superior choice used in security camera systems.
How Security Cameras Work
CCTV security camera systems work by constantly recording video (and sometimes audio). They generally point at a specific area with the intent of catching criminal activity, including theft and vandalism. CCTV cameras can be analog or digital.
Some security cameras – generally used by homeowners – are motion-activated, meaning they will only record for a set time before and after motion is detected. Often, home security cameras record video and sound, and generally upload the recorded clips to an external cloud for homeowners to access at any time.
Businesses and other facilities often use motorized security camera systems that turn left and right, where every turn is a .1 or .9 degree. Precise movements are imperative for security cameras, and internal motors help achieve those movements.
What Types of Motors Do Security Cameras Use?
A security camera may use stepper motors or servo motors. They both offer excellent precision control and high positional accuracy, which surveillance systems need. Security camera motors need to move very precisely to be effective, and stepper motors have risen in popularity for use in security camera systems for this reason.
While servo motors are superior in maintaining torque at higher speeds, security camera systems do not require the speed and precision that hydraulic and pneumatic systems call for. So, stepper motors are the better choice for motor control in rotating security cameras.
Mechanics aside, stepper motors that are built by Telco are a reliable choice for companies that manufacture high-quality security cameras.
Why Use Stepper Motors for Security Cameras
Stepper motors contain coils that create north and south magnetic poles when energized. Once energized, a push or pull causes the magnetized rotor to spin. In particular, small stepper motors allow security cameras to freely move left and right to provide full coverage of an area.
That means you no longer have to have multiple static cameras in an attempt to cover all angles of your store or business. With a rotating security camera powered by a Telco stepper motor, your security cameras can keep an eye on all areas of your store, whether you're there or not.
What’s wonderful about stepper motors is there are also multiple options available. For example, a hybrid motor combines permanent magnets with variable reluctance rotors, offering high resolution, speed, and torque. There are also two approaches to controlling the current.
Micro stepper motors also provide versatility and have many uses. Small electronics with low-to-moderate power requirements and low weight-bearing projects or jobs use micro stepper motors. In many cases, stepper motors inside a security camera system means the difference between a thief or vandal getting away or getting caught on camera.
Choose Telco Stepper Motors to Protect your Business
The best stepper motors on the market are produced by companies like Telco.
We have proven ourselves as the premier manufacturer of superior camera motors. When you need to manufacture cameras with a motorized security camera mount, you need a Telco motor!