- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 21.7 x 15 cm ; 499 g
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Item model number: SW211-DSC
- ASIN: B000J40J80
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 25 2008
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #616,333 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Swann Do It Yourself Security Camera
- Zpi Tri-Element Sound Source
- All Purpose Security Camera For Home/Business
- High-Quality Color Images: 1.5 Lux Illumination
- Built-In Microphone
- Up To 380 Tv Lines Of Resolution
The Swann DIY (Do-It-Yourself) SecurityCam is a low cost solution to home or business security monitoring. You can keep an eye on your home or business by simply connecting the Swann SecurityCam to your TV, VCR or Swann security monitor for both monitoring and/or recording. Featuring a built-in microphone, sturdy metal casing and a versatile mounting bracket, the Swann SecurityCam is also lightweight and tiny, making it ideal for all security uses.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
It is very small and discreet and my B&W Swanns were very reliable for a long time. Very easy to connect and produces a very good quality picture. Only issues - (1) definitely needs a lighted area - don't try in darkened areas - (2) not a real wide angle on the lens(although changeable lenses are available like the wide angle and the fisheye - though not cheap!) - (3) audio mic is not great.
Still a very good camera for the price. A reasonable quality option for home and small business.
The camera is small and comes with a power supply, so it does have that going for it. The downside is that the image quality is terrible, even with great lighting. It's just not really useful for much of anything. To further complicate matters, it uses RCA connectors, so you need to have an RCA/BNC adapter to use it with standard siamese cable. It's not a big deal but they can be hard to find locally, even at Radio Shack.
I wound up just replacing the overhead camera with a higher quality, wide angle dome (3.6mm lens, 1/3" CCD sensor, 700 TVL resolution) and it works much better in terms of facial recognition, even at a greater distance.
If you're using this for any kind of security purpose, do yourself a favor and spend a little more money and get something better. That being said, it is a fun toy and kind of useful around the house, for things like inspecting gutters.
Not installed yet, but plugged into a port on DVR.
I had hoped for better resolution, but even after adjusting focus the unit doesn't inspire greatly.
The video standard it uses is not the best.
The application I will use this in does not require a great deal of quality but everything seems to work.