Swann takes its camera Outback

As I actually live in some remote mountains myself, this might be the surveillance camera for me: The OutbackCam from Swann is billed as a heavy duty security camera that’s suitable for use outdoors, built to withstand the harshest weather conditions, and “a camera that’s tougher than the Australian outback!”

The $150 video device is battery powered, and so “perfect for remote areas.” It automatically switches on when motion is detected, to prevent “useless empty footage.”

The 5-megapixel camera is housed in an anti-corrosive, lockable shell. Video footage and still photos are stored on SD cards, with time and date stamps (as well as, for some reason, the phase of the moon!). The units night vision is good up to 32 feet, and with 15 infrared LEDs, it works in 0 lux illumination.

Swann was founded in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia.


About Paul Worthington

Paul Worthington is a journalist and consumer imaging consultant. He produces the annual Future Imaging Summit at PMA@CES, and writes for PMA Newsline and PMA Magazine, as well as other publications.