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Swann Battery Operated Indoor Motion Pir Camera SWVID-PIRCAM-GL

4.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Indoor Motion Pir Camera
  • Battery Operated Indoor Dpe
  • Accepts Sd Card Up To 32 G
  • Photo Or Video Settings
  • Time Stamp & Motion Detection

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Product Description

Deliver covert surveillance with the Swann SWVID-PIRCAM-GL PrivateEye PIR Motion Camera. What looks like a passive infrared (PIR) sensor is actually a video and still image camera. This versatile device can take vivid pictures with its discrete 1.3MP camera and record videos at 30fps within a viewing angle of 45 degrees. After installing an SD card, you can save and transfer up to 32GB of data to the PC or the Internet. It also has a discrete microphone which captures sounds. The Swann SWVID-PIRCAM-GL PrivateEye PIR Motion Camera is a wireless indoor security device that runs on four AA batteries

Product Information

Product Dimensions 7.9 x 1.5 x 5 inches
Item Weight 14.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 14.4 ounces
ASIN B007GAE29C
Item model number SWVID-PIRCAM-GL
Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,698 in Home Improvement > Safety & Security > Home Security & Surveillance > Home Security Systems
#12,450 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Video Surveillance
#31,541 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Cables & Interconnects
Date first available at Amazon.com March 2, 2012

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This camera has been operating several months on two AA batteries. I have it pointing at a door so the PIR sensor only activates the camera when someone comes in or out of the house. It takes low light pictures but it does need light. It is not infrared. This is not a problem for me because I can leave a light on a dimmer for it to take pictures with. This is an excellent backup to a more full security system. If the security system loses power or lines get cut, this still will be taking pictures. The pictures are clear and they are time-stamped. The only thing that would make it better is some sort of wireless connectivity to view pictures from time to time. But this would be a different product. I am pleased with this purchase.

After using this camera for some time I have a few area it can be improved. 1. When changing the batteries it loses the time stamp and you need to enter it in again. This is a simple thing to fix. A 10uf capacitor will hold a charge for a minute or two while batteries are changed. 2. It needs an indication ON THE FRONT of the device that the batteries are low. Too many times the batteries ran out and I did not know. 3. The thing stops working when the batteries are at 1.3V or so. If you look at the energy profile of a battery there is still 90% of the energy if you run the battery to 0.5V. This is a simple thing to do with a little boost converter chip. 4. The USB port is not recognized by my Windows PC. I need to remove the SD card and put that into my computer to read the photos. 5. The thing has an AC adapter input but no info on what to put there to use it.
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It works, within its limits. It detects movements and records or takes pictures. That's fine.
I tried 32 Gb SD card and it works with 32Gb.
But...
Video resolution is fixed 320x280. The person in the video cannot be recognized unless he is posing closely for the camera.
It runs out batteries in one week. So, needs to be visited very often.
Photo quality is also not so good.
SD card elastic lid can easily be seen and card can be removed by unwanted visitor.
Video recording time is very s
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Battery Life
The good: although it emphasizes that you should only use alkaline batteries, it works well on Ni-Mh recharchables. I used four fully charged Eneloops and got 2 1/2 weeks of single shots averaging about 30/day.
The bad: Doesn't do nearly as well with 10 second video clips.

Video quality:
The good: you can see if something moves.
The bad: unmoving objects are fuzzy (only 1.3 MP); moving objects are blurry (presumably it's a slow lens) and fuzzy. Impossible to distinguish faces unless you know who it is.

Memory: Can use up to 32 mp SD cards. More than adequate, especially if it's a low traffic area.

Design: Takes awhile to figure out how to program it; you're looking at a very small window. Once it's set up it works without more attention. Easy to get the SD card in and out. Batteries, likewise, are easy to install and replace.

I wanted to like it but I didn't. It's a nice little package but it's clearly inadequate for surveillance. Easy return to a local Amazon drop box.

SWANN SWVID-PIRCAM-GL BATTERY OPERATED INDOOR MOTION PIR CAMERA
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It does what it says it does.
cheaper than other similar gadgets that does similar work.
It's a good product.
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I would like to say that it is a little on the high price side, but when you compare the price of other ones you find it's a great deal. my only wish is that you could adjust the focal range I.E room 14x15 looking down the 14' range it's just soooooo!! close to perfect. you will need to get white light in a dark room, regular lights just don't cut it(yellow tent) . I would recommend this to every one, price and features are the best in class
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Did exactly as promised. I had bought a similar product from a different vendor and that camera was a joke. The Swann camera helped us determine who was vandalizing some of our classrooms.
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