Swann ADS-446


TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -

THE ADS-446 IS one of the more af­ford­able pan and tilt op­tions avail­able, and can be picked up for $120 from Of­fice­works. It has a de­cent 1,280 x 720p res­o­lu­tion, can record at up to 30fps and in­cludes IR night vi­sion. The camera can pan through 350°, and tilt up to 100°, and is con­trolled via smart­phone or Win­dows/Mac app.

It also has a mi­cro­phone for au­dio record­ing, but no speaker, rul­ing out two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tions. The camera links into your net­work via Wi-Fi or a wired con­nec­tion, and also has a mini HDMI out­put. The ADS-446 has a built in move­ment sen­sor and can record video and send alerts when trig­gered — in­clud­ing if the camera is tam­pered with. Frus­trat­ingly, the in­built SD card slot is not us­able, and record­ing can only be done to the Swan cloud server, where any­thing more than a day of record­ing costs ex­tra.

De­spite a QR code sys­tem to link it onto the net­work the ADS-446 was fid­dly to set up, but im­age qual­ity is quite good.


$120 www.swann.com


1,280 x 720p res­o­lu­tion; Wi-Fi / Wired con­nec­tion; pan and tilt; mini HDMI out; cloud record­ing only

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