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Review of the Swann PRO-555 Security Camera

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Swann Security have released a new security camera with state of the art night vision capabilities for helping you to protect your home.

We have reviewed security cameras in the past, including cameras from Swann: Review of the Swann ADW-300 Digital Wireless Security Camera and this is the latest, the PRO-555 Compact Day/Night Security Camera.

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  • Superb video quality utilizes 1/4” CCD technology with 420 TV line resolution
  • Complete with day (colour) and night (B&W) dual-viewing mode
  • State-of-the-art night vision captures high-image clarity up to 50ft away
  • Easily connects to any TV or Swann DVR to record and store footage or view online remotely
  • Simple “plug & play” installation with dual wall or ceiling mounting options
  • Durable, all-weather aluminium housing protects the internal components from damage
  • Includes 60 ft. of BNC cable
  • SPECIFICATIONS:

    The specifications for the PRO-555 camera are as follows:

    Pro 555 Specs[5]

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    WHATS IN THE BOX?

    The box contains the PRO-555 camera itself on a mount, a 60ft BNC cable, a BNC to RCA adaptor, the power adaptor, screws, stickers and instructions.

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    It’s all very neatly packaged, which is pretty standard for Swann.

    SETTING UP AND USING THE PRO-555

    Getting the camera ready to use was very simple, it was just a case of putting the camera where I wanted it to monitor, connecting the power supply and then connecting the camera to either a TV or a monitor (in my case, a Dell widescreen monitor). The camera could also be connected to one of the Swann DVR’s or to any other recording device, such as a video recorder (for those of us old enough to remember what they are) or anything that can take the input.

    The image quality was excellent – don’t be put off by the picture below, it is taken off the monitor – the actual quality was significantly better and sharper.

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    FINAL THOUGHTS

    This is a very good little security camera that is designed for use outside and well as in, and even had a little weather protector built-in. The night-vision mode was very good as well (sorry, the pictures were not very good so I haven’t included them).

    If you want to have some cameras around to watch your home or anything else, then you should definitely consider the PRO-555.

    There isn’t really a lot else to say about the PRO-555, you just fit it, plug it in and that’s it – it just works, and works well. I like that you can connect it to any TV, monitor or anything else that has the right inputs, and not just another device from Swann – although there are a number of DVRs from Swann you could connect it to, including the DVR-4-2500 which we shall be reviewing shortly.

    The PRO-555 retails for around £79.99 in the UK and around $130 in the US.

    Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtech.com
    I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

    7 COMMENTS

    1. Hi Mate thanks for putting up this post sounds like an honest review I have been looking at get 3 so now I will.

      Thanks a bunch!

      • I have also had problems with the night vision. The IR emmitters seem to produce a very tight beam meaning that only 10% of the image is actually illuminated. I only have one of these cameras set up right now, but I have more. So I will check if they are all like this.

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        • I guess I got lucky on the review kit I had – although I only had it for a few days so maybe over time I would have noticed the same issues?

          Good luck sorting.

          Andrew

    2. Hello

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