Rugged security cameras seem to be getting more and more popular these days, as customers search for surveillance devices that will monitor not only the inside of their homes, but their outside as well (not to mention some other pieces of property). For this reason, Swann Security, a very well-known manufacturer of surveillance and security solutions
, has just released its OutbackCam, a combo between an advanced camera and a DVR that can be installed just about anywhere the user might want.
The device, housed in a rugged, all-weather case, is capable of capturing
clear still images at 1600 x 1200 (High) / 1280 x 1024 (Low) resolutions or videos in color or black & white at 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps with its 2 megapixel camera. Recording is triggered either by motion detection or a pre-scheduled date/time that is activated on the internal menu and LCD display.
Users can choose whether they want to record AVI videos or JPEG still pictures. Night vision is made possible thanks to 15 infrared LEDs, capable of capturing images up to 32 feet away. All surveillance footage is stored on the internal DVR,
which comes with a 2GB removable SD card, but is capable of handling a 32GB SD card as well.
Backing up video is simplified through a USB port contained inside the weather-proof housing. Best of all, the OutbackCam runs on 4 AA batteries and can be mounted to trees, posts or flat surfaces with the included strap.
Pricing for the OutbackCam from Swann Security has been set at a nifty 150 US dollars, which makes it quite interesting, compared to some of the other solutions available on the market.
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