Multi-Sensor Cameras

What Are Multi-Sensor Cameras?

High-definition multi-sensor security cameras stand out from single-sensor cameras because they combine multiple camera heads, lens types, and image sensors in one housing. These cameras can seamlessly stitch together footage from each sensor to provide wide fields of view—or they can combine the unique strengths of different sensor types for superior clarity.

Multi-sensor cameras can be ideal for pole mounts and corridor intersections where all angles require coverage. They are most often used to secure large areas, such as industrial sites, commercial properties, government facilities, healthcare centers, transportation hubs, and other critical infrastructure.

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How Do Multi-Sensor Cameras Work?

Multi-sensor cameras have a unique form factor: they pack three to four independent cameras into a single device. Each camera's sensor provides optimal functionality because there is no shared storage or processing dependency between the sensors.

These sensors often have different sensitivities—thereby allowing them to capture more information than a single-sensor camera could and providing security personnel with dramatically improved situational awareness of the areas under their protection.

Benefits of Multi-Sensor Cameras

Multiple Cameras in One

Multi-sensor cameras feature 3 or 4 cameras in one, making them ideal for expansive coverage with fewer camera installations.

You can replace several fixed cameras with one multi-sensor device and actually gain wider visibility.

Increased Situational Awareness

Stitching together data from multiple sensors creates a more complete picture of any scene that is being monitored.

This improved situational awareness helps businesses to detect potential security threats and respond to them quickly.

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Wide Visibility

With four camera sensors in one housing, the sensors in some multi-sensor cameras can be individually positioned to capture up to 360-degree views without blind spots.

Zoom Capabilities

Exceptional detail can be achieved by optimizing a multi-sensor camera's varifocal lenses and optical zoom features. These surveillance cameras are able to zoom in on specific areas with one sensor while other sensors continue to surveil the scene overall.

Zoom capabilities can also be utilized after the video has been recorded, enabling investigators to pay close attention to details on prerecorded footage.

Blends in Seamlessly

Multi-sensor cameras are an excellent option for public and private building sites and large campuses where aesthetics matter. Fewer potentially disruptive cameras are needed with the installation of multi-sensor cameras, and these cameras come in a wide range of designs to discretely blend in with most decors and scene conditions.

Cost-Effective Installations

Because multi-sensor cameras eliminate the need for multiple cable runs and security camera installations for different areas and lighting conditions, they require less time, effort, and expense to install.

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Field of View Configurations

You can independently arrange each sensor in your system to capture corners and other areas that would be blind spots with a traditional fixed camera.

Third-Party Applications and Smart Analytics

Most multi-sensor cameras include advanced video analytics features or are compatible with third-party video management systems that support video analytics.

With third-party applications or built-in video analytics, most multi-sensor cameras can feature AI support for facial recognition, behavior detection, people tracking, and other useful tasks that boost safety and make security management more efficient.

Low-Light Performance

Single-sensor cameras may struggle to capture images in low-light conditions. Most multi-sensor cameras, on the other hand, include at least one sensor that captures infrared (IR) footage. And many multi-sensor cameras are also capable of color night vision and thermal viewing.

Disadvantages of Multi-Sensor Cameras


Multi-sensor cameras are more expensive than most single-sensor cameras because they are IP (Internet Protocol) cameras and feature additional sensors and other components.

But the higher cost is made up of more features than you get from other cameras, which means you get more value out of multi-sensor cameras.

Why Use Multi-Sensor Cameras?

By capturing a wider range of data than a single-sensor camera, multi-sensor cameras allow businesses to monitor and secure large areas effectively.

Businesses can also save on the cost and space of installing many single-sensor cameras to cover different areas and lighting conditions.

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Multi-Sensor Cameras by Our Partners

Avigilon Multi-Sensor Cameras

Avigilon's H4 Multi-sensor cameras use open platform technology to allow compatibility with cameras and video management systems made by other security manufacturers. In other words, you may already have a camera system from a different manufacturer than Avigilon, but their multi-sensor cameras are designed for easy integration with other systems.

The Avigilon H4 Multi-sensor Camera series provides users with a range of options. Each H4 multi-sensor camera comes with 3 to 4 individually adjustable camera sensors in each housing. These cameras provide a dynamic viewing range and video resolutions of up to 32 MP.

Such groundbreaking footage quality is achieved by combining the data from 3 to 4 multi-megapixel camera sensors in each camera of the series. These cameras also include AI-supported video analytics to promote efficient security and site management and to recognize threats and quickly bring them to your security team's attention.

Axis Multi-Sensor Cameras

Multi-sensor cameras by Axis produce high-quality images with high pixel density by stitching together the footage from each sensor. With a multi-sensor camera by Axis Security, you receive seamless 180-degree coverage without blind spots and with minimal distortion.

Mammoth Security and Multi-Sensor Cameras

Professionals install cameras for all scenes

Thanks for visiting our website to read about multi-sensor security cameras and how they can solve some of the toughest surveillance issues. We want you to know that our team at Mammoth Security understands security cameras, the benefits, and drawbacks of individual models, how to place them for comprehensive coverage, and how to mix and match them for a massive ROI. 

If you're ready for the next step toward securing your commercial property, take us up on a free, zero-obligation site survey. Just fill out the simple form below, and we’ll quickly get back to you to schedule your complimentary consultation. 

You’ll meet a friendly member of our team as we walk through your property, discuss your security concerns, spot points where your security can be improved, and begin to develop a camera system that’s expertly tailored to your site’s unique layout and security needs. 



Because multiple sensors can capture images at different resolutions and at various ranges, multi-sensor cameras provide an expanded viewing range and overall improved video quality. Multi-sensor cameras can also eliminate the need for multiple single-camera installations.


There are several ways to view multiple security camera streams at once. NVRs and DVRs can be connected to a security camera system to stream their footage on a single monitoring device or web interface. With cloud-based storage, multiple streams can be viewed remotely through a web browser or mobile app. And a video wall controller can be used to display multiple streams on a large video wall monitor.


Single-sensor cameras use only one image sensor to capture footage from a limited angle while multi-sensor cameras use multiple internal cameras and image sensors to capture a wide, dynamic range of angles to cover virtually any area of interest.

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