This is a good topic and maybe while we wait, we can cover at least Dahua and Hivision PTZ's. From what I can tell, Hikvision PTZs need to be programmed while logged directly into them. We have several different HikVision recorders with PTZs on them and all are plugged into the built in PoE switch on the recorder. It looks like logging directly into the PTZ is the only way to access this function. I can set presets and tours via web browser and ivms-4200 but don't see the home function. I remember setting this function up on Hikvision PTZs for a jewelry store a few months back. I may go to one of our local sites and see if I can record the process with. As far as Dahua goes, you can set the idle functions in both web service and smart pss, through the cameras OSD.