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