1. A camera assembly comprising:a panable, tiltable zoom (PTZ) camera;
a plurality of fixed cameras, at least one of which having an adjustable tilt, said fixed cameras positioned on a perimeter of the PTZ camera; and
a transparent common compound viewing cover through which said PTZ camera and said fixed cameras are capable of receiving visible radiation from a field of view, the compound viewing cover comprising at least a first section and a second section, the first section being configured to align with an optical axis of the PTZ camera and the second section being configured to align with an optical axis of at least one of the fixed cameras;
wherein the first section and the second section are coupled via a mechanical connection and the mechanical connection comprises screws, a weather sealed coupling employing thermal fusing, an adhesive bond, or a combination thereof.