David, you want a box form factor specifically or are domes ok?
Box / auto-zoom cameras are uncommon. Here are the bestmatches for the B25, the closest in specs and price is the Avigilon box.
If you are open to domes, there are lots of other choices with similar specs.
He likes the autozoom based off of motion...
Assuming this is a fixed camera how does this work exactly? One would think that if zooming to motion that was not in the middle of the screen that the target would go out of frame rather quick.
Does it just zoom in as far as it can without losing the triggering part of the frame?
Pro Focus LLC | 06/25/15 11:23am
I didn't see anywhere in the Acti info that said it auto tracks, it just seems to have auto focus, am I right? It's not like it is a PTZ and can pan or tilt when it zooms, so even if it did auto zoom on motion, how is the scene kept centered in the frame? Do you just have to count on the motion event happening dead center in the scene? Otherwise, it would have to be a digital zoom, which would be useless. I just don't get this product at all.
The only application I've ever heard of using zoom cameras without enclosures is parking lots/vehicle exits, etc. The camera normally uses a wide FOV for overall surveillance, but when a vehicle stops at a gate to pick up a ticket and park or pay and exit, it zooms in tight on the vehicle.
Though even the usefulness of that is questionable, because you'd have to keep the gate in the center of the FOV, which means you'll end up with a lot of sky when zoomed out in a lot of cases.