Advantages and disadvantages of swivel surveillance cameras

Vor- und Nachteile von schwenkbaren Überwachungskameras

Surveillance technology has evolved tremendously in recent years, and pivoting security cameras have become a popular choice. With the Oculus Pro, we have also developed a surveillance camera that can not only be rotated 360° using the Weber Protect app, but can also be tilted 90°. This enables some new features and possibilities for our customers. However, as with any technology, there are both advantages and disadvantages to consider. Today we would like to take a closer look at these in more detail.


  1. Flexible Surveillance: Pivoting cameras allow for 360-degree coverage, providing a wide field of view. This makes them ideal for monitoring large areas.

  2. Live monitoring: The ability to pan and tilt the camera in real time allows active monitoring. Users can track suspicious activity and immediately identify potential sources of danger.

  3. Cost effectiveness: A swivel camera can often replace multiple fixed cameras, resulting in potential cost savings in installation and maintenance.

  4. Ease of use: Modern swiveling cameras can often be easily controlled via an app, which enables operation and monitoring from any location with internet access.


  1. Higher purchase costs: Compared to static cameras, swiveling models are often more expensive to purchase.

  2. Complexity: Swivel surveillance cameras offer many functions that require a certain amount of training to use the full functionality. Here it can be helpful to familiarize yourself with the various functions in the instructions.

  3. Hardwiring and Installation: Compared to static wireless cameras, hardwired swivel cameras may require more effort to install. In addition, due to the many functions, the power consumption is higher than with static wireless cameras.

  4. Privacy concerns: The ability to monitor large areas can lead to privacy concerns, especially if the cameras are used in sensitive environments.

Overall, pivoting security cameras offer an impressive range of features that can be beneficial or detrimental depending on a user's individual needs. The decision for or against swiveling cameras should therefore be carefully considered and based on your specific needs.

The security experts at Weber Protect will be happy to help you analyze your individual security needs. A holistic security concept does not have to be associated with large costs. You don't have to hire expensive tradesmen to use Weber Protect's security products. You can install and configure all products yourself.

Our range of security products offers everything you need to protect your home. Our video surveillance products protect your home from the front door to the garden.

Please visit our website or contact our customer service for individual advice:

Weber Protect customer service
Mon – Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Tel: +49 (0)30 318765100

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