Where to Install a PTZ Camera
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Where to Install a PTZ Camera

Where should you install your PTZ Camera?

“I’ve been asked this question many times by church leaders: “Where should I put a PTZ camera?” The truth is, there are no right or wrong answers. It will all depend on your budget and your needs.

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If your church purchases a few PTZ cameras to live-stream or record worship services, you will have to find a place to install them. It is important to find a suitable place to put your cameras. Otherwise, you will have to use a handheld camera at these events. There are two options. You have two options. One is to mount your cameras permanently on the ceiling or wall, while the other is to place them on tripods. This is ideal for people who plan to move the camera around, but it is not recommended if you need something more permanent.

Camcorders were used in houses of worship at one time. Mounting camcorders on tripods required a lot of space and presented problems. Most houses of worship use pan/tilt/zoom cameras (PTZ) that are permanently mounted. These cameras can be mounted on poles, walls, ceilings, and even on the ceilings. This has solved many problems churches and synagogues faced when they started live-streaming and recording their events.

It doesn’t have to be difficult to decide where your PTZ cameras should go. Before installing your PTZ cameras, here are some things to keep in mind.

Center Rear Auditorium

Because it displays the entire congregation, the center rear of the auditorium makes a great location for a PTZ camera. Once the PTZ cameras have been properly set up, you can take great photos of the congregation. They constantly adjust to their surroundings to get the best shots.

You can mount the camera to the wall or set it up on a tripod from this position. However, it is important to place the camera in the right spot. To keep the views more balanced, you can position the camera next to the aisle if your church has two sections.

Midway Wall Mount

Although this is not a permanent option, it works well as the camera can be placed on any wall in the space. The camera should be placed in a neutral position. You can test the positions by standing up against the wall to see if you are satisfied with the view. The camera can be mounted on either a back wall or one or both of its side walls. This position can give you great views of the congregation and the preachers. You can capture amazing shots if you mount a PTZ camera to the sanctuary’s side walls.

On the Stage

People watching the sermon live from home will love the on-stage view because they can see the audience’s reactions as it happens. This position is ideal for capturing reactions. It is also great if the preacher likes to move during sermons. This position is ideal for the PTZ camera, which will capture both the preacher and the congregation during each sermon. It also gives viewers multiple views of what’s happening in the synagogue or church.

You can broadcast live to people who cannot attend the service or record it for later viewing. Installing a camera behind the preacher will give people a unique way of seeing the service.

Audience POV

PTZ cameras are a popular way to live-stream or record a sermon. You have many options, but the most popular is positioning the camera in front of the facility and facing it slightly up. The viewers will feel part of the service and experience what it is like to be in the front row. You can face the camera up a little to capture everything in front of your audience. This will allow you to ensure they don’t miss any important details.

No matter where your PTZ camera is installed, you must consider two things. First, how and where will you run the wires? Second, whether any building codes or fire regulations will be violated by installing it there. It is not possible to just set up PTZ cameras without planning. These two factors will make it less likely that you’ll regret installing your PTZ cameras at a particular location.

It is important to know that most cameras have all the hardware needed to mount them anywhere you wish. You will only need a screwdriver or a drill to install your PTZ cameras. You’ll be able to install your PTZ cameras within minutes of taking them out of their box. This will allow you to use them almost immediately.

Finding the best place to mount your PTZ cameras is not as hard as you think. This information should help you make the right decision.


We have some suggestions if you are trying to find the best spot for your PTZ Camera. If you need a panoramic view of the auditorium and the audience, the Center Rear would be the best option. However, it might not provide the same audio quality as other options. Midway Wall Mounting is another option to capture what’s happening and what people do while seated. This might prove more difficult than the center rear option, which will give you better sound quality.

Pastor Duke Taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.