The Mini Black Box Security Camera is a self-contained 720p high definition CCTV security camera with extra wide angle lens, infrared night-vision and incredible battery life (optional mains power) all neatly packed into a sleek black enclosure, ideal for quick and discreet room surveillance deployment.
There are situations where a simple to deploy self-contained discreet battery powered CCTV camera would prove to be a distinct advantage especially where night vision is also a definite requirement. We think that the Mini Black Box Security Camera is certainly one to consider for this type of scenario
This small CCTV device combines a 720p high definition extra wide angled view micro-sized camera together with a high capacity micro SD card DVR that is all built into a black plastic enclosure which is small enough to easily fit in the palm of your hand. What really sets this unit apart from other black box battery powered solutions is the fact that the unit has a small, but effective PIR trigger. The PIR detects heat/movement up to 5 metres away as opposed to a standard through-the-lens monitoring system and as such in between recording situations this means that only the PIR is kept powered rather than the entire camera system. This enables the rechargeable battery to be conserved with such efficiency that the system can essentially remain powered from the battery for up to an incredible 30 days (24 hours if set to straight record). And if this is not sufficient, then there is the option to permanently power the device from the mains supply.
If you are concerned that a standard pinhole camera will not capture the environment that you wish to monitor then the extra super-wide 160 degree camera capture area will certainly satisfy your requirements, this being more than double what you would expect from the average pinhole unit. Time and date can easily be set through the setup widget and appears on the recorded video so that any footage required for evidential purposes will comply with necessary requirements.
This portable spy camera system records colour high definition video (with audio), but also will switch to black/white footage when recording in very low light situations. In fact it can actually record in total darkness if required. The product has a micro SD card recording DVR system that will take cards up to a 64GB. A 64GB card can provide storage of up to 64 hours of recorded video footage in low grade video setting and 16 hours in HD mode. The unit has various recording modes and many other features that can be changed to your exact requirements using a customisable setup menu system which permits the programming of the unit to work in the way that meets your specifications. Once set up this way, then each deployment is simply a matter of charge - switch on - deploy - walk away. It really is that easy.
Choose between motion activation, scheduled recording, recording in reaction to vibrations, sound activated recording or continuous record modes and if required you can set up triggers from an external source such as a pressure sensor or window sensor. Select the maximum time for each file to 10, 15 and 20 minutes in length or alternatively set for looped recording a setting that is perfect when using a small capacity SD card that would potentially be filled before the battery needs a recharge or when connected to permanent power and footage only needs to be viewed when an incident has occurred, at which point it is necessary to review recent footage.
The product is designed for use internally for surveillance of a room at home, a storage cupboard, in the office or maybe placed in a vehicle or caravan. Place on a shelf, a desk or maybe on the dashboard or back parcel shelf in a car to record incidents surrounding the vehicle whilst you are away. Video recordings are stored in AVI format which is a very commonplace format used by most computers. Playback of recorded video and audio through a computer requires no specialist software, but instead uses a format that is compatible with pretty much every standard built-in media player on both Mac and Windows computers.
To cater for different needs we have added some optional extras to help you get up and going and to make the most out of this mini security cam. Select from the package options drop-down menu for either 32 or 64GB Sandisk high quality micro SD cards and/or an 2600mAh external rechargeable battery pack that will more double deployment times in a stand-alone (battery power only) situation.
Where are the PIR and microphone located on the unit?
The camera, microphone, light sensor and PIR are all located on the front vertical face of the device.
How do I change the settings and how easy is it?
The device can be connected to a web-connected computer and the settings adjusted via a specialist menu system after downloading a widget. It is simple to do and the setup is child’s play.
Is the video that is recorded clear enough to be able to recognise faces?
Absolutely. The footage recorded is classified as high definition (when in HD mode) and it is very easy to identify people on the footage. And at night the camera auto-switches to black and white lit by infrared
Is this product supplied with any SD card?
No we sell the unit as standard without SD card although we do offer a 32GB, 64GB or 128GB high bit-rate microSD card as an optional upgrade (see drop-down menu)
What is the maximum amount of video I can record before I have to change the SD card?
The system will accept an SD card up to 128GB, which will provide enough memory for up to 128 hours of actual recorded video footage (with audio) in standard mode and 32 hours in HD mode.
If the camera box is big, won’t it be easily noticed?
This device really is quite compact and will easily fit in the palm of your hand, so it is easy to place it in situations where it isn’t easily spotted.