ACTi has a large variety of dome cameras for all kinds of scenarios. There are indoor domes, outdoor domes, IR LED supported models, vandal proof models, etc. In addition to right specifications that are needed for a specific scene, the dome camera’s viewing orientation has to be considered from the mounting point of view.
In many cases, the mounting location and method has been decided already before selecting the camera. For example, the flush mount (in-ceiling) solution for the elevator is a requirement of the end user. Or perhaps there is a case where the camera has to be mounted to the wall vertically, the lens pointing sideways. In such cases it is better to make sure that the dome camera you chose for the given scene can actually be mounted in the way you want while giving a proper viewing orientation on the live view monitor.
In generally there are two methods of adjusting the viewing orientation to make the dome camera work properly under given installation – hardware based viewing angle re-adjustment (the lens module can physically be rotated inside the dome camera) or software based mirror + flip or rotation inside the camera. As long as one of the two options is available for the chosen model, you will have a successful installation.
A single table containing all the ACTi dome cameras and mounting methods will provide all the answers to the above mentioned questions.