• Hydra Uno - Ruggedised PTZ CCTV Camera
  • Hydra Uno - Ruggedised PTZ CCTV Camera
  • Hydra Duo - Ruggedised PTZ CCTV Camera
  • Hydra Duo - Ruggedised PTZ CCTV Camera

Advanced PTZ Platform Designed for Harsh Environments

Designed from the outset to support operation in harsh environments, the Hydra™ Ruggedised PTZ uses technology new to and uniquely developed for the CCTV industry. Hydra achieves outstanding and ultra-reliable performance in an immensely rugged housing manufactured from die-cast aluminium. Each axis is driven directly without intermediate belts or gears by Overview’s unique intelligent Brushless DC (iBLDC ) digital servo drives to give a previously unattainable level of positional accuracy, repeatability, wide dynamic range and smoothness – this results in military performance at commercial cost, with very long life and low cost of ownership.

Hydra is a highly flexible platform accommodating a very wide range of analogue, HD and IP cameras with up to 40x zoom, or a wide range of Overview thermal cameras. The integral adaptive illuminator covers at least 150m, and rotation is continuous in both pan and tilt.

Two variants are available; the single camera Uno and the Duo, which offers a two camera system typically combining a visual camera with a thermal imaging core. A marine version is available for very harsh environments, e.g. saline applications.

Ruggedized die-cast aluminium IP67 rated housing
Single or Dual camera enclosure – Hydra Uno & Hydra Duo
Incorporates Overview’s direct drive intelligent iBLDC motor technology
Class beating positional accuracy and repeatability, no backlash
Continuous rotation in both pan and tilt
Choice of camera zoom modules – HD & SD day/night and thermal imagers
Optional infra-red and white light illumination
Flat window with wiper
Corrosion resistant fixings
ONVIF conformant
Hydra Uno – single camera enclosure
Hydra Duo – dual camera enclosure
Hydra Marine – Rugged 316 stainless steel housing with single or dual cameras
IR and white light illuminator


Pan and tilt axes drive from 0.05 to 180 degrees per second
360° continuous rotation is both axes
250 preset positions with repeatable accuracy of >0.01°
100 preset tours and 8 mimic tours


Can be mounted upright or upside down due to continuous rotation tilt feature
Uses industry standard 4” PCD mount fixing
The Hydra Uno, Duo & Marine Datasheets are available from Documents Download.