If you’re looking for a new indoor wireless security camera that can offer you the ultimate peace of mind when staying indoors, then you should consider taking a look at the Swann Wi-Fi Alert Indoor Security Camera.
This indoor wireless security camera records in 1080p HD quality video and also features Night Vision, which is just one of its many, many features.
Let’s take a detailed look at the camera, and everything it has to offer.
DESIGN & SPECS
The Swann Wi-Fi Alert Indoor Security Camera is a lightweight wireless security camera that measures 2.2 inches long by 1.3 inches wide by 4.65 inches tall (55mm x 33mm x 118mm), weighing a measly 0.22 lb. (100g). Its mounting stand lets you rotate and pivot the camera freely, allowing you to position it as you wish for the best viewing angle. The mounting stand can also be wall mounted.
Its camera lens offers 24/7 1080p Full HD video (1920 x 1080 pixels) at a 110° wide viewing angle. The camera comes equipped with a Night Vision Sensor, offering night vision up to 32ft (10m). The camera can operate normally between 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C) – anything out of that temperature range might damage its components.
The camera also comes equipped with Infrared LEDs, a Microphone, a LED Indicator, and a Passive Infrared Motion Sensor, all located at the front of the camera. At the back of the camera there’s also the camera’s Siren, Speaker, the Micro USB Port (for its power source), and a Reset Button (to reset all of your settings).
The Infrared Motion Sensor is a True Detect Thermal / Heat-Sensing PIR (Passive infrared sensor) that works up to 32ft (10m). The built-in Microphone (located at the front) and Speaker (located at the back) work together as a 2-Way Audio System that support a maximum audio range of 16ft (5m).
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Inside each package users will find: one Swann Alert Indoor Security Camera (with its mounting stand), the included Power Adapter & Cable (5V 1A Micro USB adapter and 4.92 ft. (1.5 m) power cable), a Mounting Template and some Mounting Screws & Plugs (if you choose to wall mount the camera via its mounting stand), the Operating Instructions, and some Theft Deterrent Stickers.
The camera is designed for indoors use only, supporting a Wi-Fi Frequency of 2.4GHz, working at a maximum range of 65ft (20m). The camera connects directly to your network via a wireless connection established with your Wi-Fi router, meaning there’s no need for a hub or a security/surveillance DVR.
24/7 High-Quality, Wide Angle Video at a Budget
The camera’s wide 110º field of view covers broad areas, letting you have fewer cameras around your property so your house doesn’t look like a James Bond Mansion, which ultimately brings down your costs for home security.
Truly Reliable Security
Thanks to the Infrared Motion Sensor the camera can also sense any heat from people, animals or cars, which will then trigger video recording and push notifications to your smartphone (via the App – more on that coming up).
Built-In Microphone & Speaker offer a 2-Way Audio System
Thanks to the built-in microphone and speaker, you’re provided with a 2-way audio system that you can use in many different occasions. This allows you to talk back to suspicious people in your property (assuming you install the camera outside your house) and even sound the siren to scare them off.
The camera also comes equipped with Smart Audio Technology, analyzing all captured sound. If the camera’s microphone suddenly detects any loud noises that pass a certain sound level those will trigger push notifications that are send to your smartphone, as well as video recording (once again, more on that in the App section).
Voice Assistant Support
The Swann Wi-Fi Alert Indoor Security Camera also supports voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. This means you can enjoy hands-free security using voice commands, which will make the camera stream its HD video directly to some Alexa enabled devices such as the Echo Spot, Echo Show or 4K Fire TV or some Google Assistant enabled devices like the Chromecast and Google Home Hub.
All you have to do is say something like “Show me the front door” or “Show me the backyard camera”, and your voice assistant will do all the work, bringing up the camera view that you requested.
Thanks to Swann’s secure Cloud Storage you’ll never miss a thing. Video clips are saved for free to the secure cloud for 7 days, but there’s also Internal Offline Back-up saving to the local memory for a maximum of 2 days.
THE SMARTPHONE APP
You can use the Swann Security Smartphone App to further enhance your home security experience, which is available for free for both Android and iOS devices. The App supports multi-camera live streaming, which is great if you ever decide to expand your security by adding more Wi-Fi cameras, Smart Video Doorbells and even fully wired DVR or NVR surveillance systems.
Configuring the App is actually really simple, taking only a few steps and around 5 minutes of your time. The video embedded below shows exactly how to connect your camera to the App.
By using the App you can receive the previously mentioned push notifications that can be triggered by the camera’s multiple security sensors.
Not only that, but the App also lets you manage multiple cameras at once. There’s an interactive dashboard where you can move all of your camera’s video frames around, enlarge one of them (ex: Front Door Camera), and check each one at a time with just a click.
Lastly, after selecting a camera within the App, users can also take pictures of individual video frames, or even record a whole video, and all of these media files are then stored in the secure cloud. As the company says, that’s “security made smarter”.
The Swann Wi-Fi Alert Indoor Security Camera connects wirelessly to your home network. The camera offers 24/7 Full HD 1080p Video with night vision, comes equipped with heat and motion sensors, a siren that you can use as an audio warning against intruders, and features 2-Way Talk and smart audio analytics, triggering smartphone push notifications after detecting loud noises.
This is without a doubt a really complete wireless camera setup that packs a ton of features. Not only is it easy to install, but it’s also super easy to use. If you do decide to get one of these cameras, you certainly won’t regret it. Its video quality is amazing, and that also goes for its night vision.
If you’re looking to improve your home security with the Swann Wi-Fi Alert Indoor Security Camera, each unit is currently priced at $90. You can get yours directly from Swann’s shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link.