Dark Box HD Camera Recorder

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A portable, non-descript and compact HD motion activated surveillance square box camera that can blend into almost any room environment.  Enjoy the many impressive features of this clever box spy cam, including invisible night vision recording, and a huge 29 days of standby time - that's one of the longest standby times of any battery operated camera.

Small, Portable 'Dark Box' Recorder; with 29 Days Standby & 720P HD Resolution

This is a self contained and portable Dark Box HD Camera Recorder in a high gloss finish proudly sitting amongst the best surveillance standalone recording systems.  This unobtrusive square box will easily blend into most room environments for example: on a table, desk, on the shelf, in a stock room, placed between books etc - where it will actively monitor for movement.

You will be surprised how placing a simple object such as a small cup, vase of flowers, or an ornament on top of the Dark Box melts into the environment.  The Dark Box secret camera is powered from an internal fully rechargeable lithium battery which provides 699 hours (29 days) standby time on a single charge.  This makes the Dark Box ideal for medium term video surveillance of your building premises.


The Dark Box HD Camera Recorder records video at 1280 x 720 resolution, plus invisible infa-red filters sit behind the fascia (not detectable to the human eye) to illuminate the immediate area when used in low light conditions.  This means video footage is captured during the day in full colour, and during the night video footage is captured in black and white.

Please Note: Because there are no visible pin holes, the camera sits behind a solid dark fascia which means the video footage has less colour.  This factor should not deter from how good the product is and its excellent functions.

The Dark Box has selectable recording modes so you can switch between motion detection recording and scheduled recording - and vice versa.  An SD card storage capacity holds up to 128 hours of video footage, and the Dark Box Camera works straight out of the box without any technical skill to operate.  Footage can be played, stored or emailed on any Windows or Mac computer.


By default, the Dark Box Camera is configured to record when motion movement is detected.  Simply place the unit within the target location and walk away.  Whenever movement is detected within the cameras field of view, recordings will be activated without any indication to a perpetrator and footage stored to the SD card (not supplied).

Using motion detection means only the relevant video footage is being captured which conserves storage space and eliminating the need to trawl through unwanted footage.

Recording will continue for five (5) seconds after non movement - then the unit will go into a deep power saving mode ready to record again when motion is triggered.  A new, separate video file is created and this cycle will continue until the SD is full.


Alternatively, you may select Loop Recording which means that once the total SD card storage is reached, the earliest footage will be overwritten (looped over).  


The Dark Box Camera can be activated to record between preset times that you specifiy on a date.  This setting is ideal if you know beforehand exactly when activities are likely to take place so the Dark Box isnt wasting valuable battery resources.

This is an ingenious device - portable, self contained, and a fantastic security camera to capture events day and night with exceptional standby time.

Please note you will need to use your own SD card or purchase a 16 GB or 32 GB from the menu above.

More Information
Is the dark box powered from a battery?

Yes.  No mains power supply is needed.  Each dark box unit is integrated with a fully rechargeable 4'800 mAh battery making it ideal as a stand alone unit.

How long does the battery last?

A fully charged battery will power the dark box for 699 hours (29 days) standby time.

Can I change the time / date or other settings?

Yes.  You are supplied with a USB cable and an IR remote control which allows you connect the device to your television and set the time and date or make any other setting changes.

Is the dark box motion activated?

Yes.  The dark box is set to record upon motion activation by default.  By accessing the menu you can change the recording mode to scheduled recording.

How does the dark box record?

The device is integrated with a HD 720P camera for excellent colour recording during the day.  The device is also equipped with 940 NM invisible infa-red which illuminates the immediate area (not visible to the human eye) to provide clear black & white video footage even in very low light conditions.

Where can I access the recorded footage?

Video recordings are stored to an SD card (not supplied) inside the dark box.  

Can I play back the video recordings on my Apple Mac?

Yes.  We also supply a Widget Tool software for viewing the recorded video and fast searching through footage on Windows computers.

Will it record audio?


Technical Info
  • A small, square dark box with surveillance video / audio camera
  • High gloss design
  • Completely self contained and portable
  • No pinhole lens
  • HD 720P video resolution
  • Standby time - 699 hours / 29 days
  • Super fast two (2) second recording start up
  • Plug & Play technology ensures simple operation
  • Recording modes - motion detection / scheduled recording
  • Loop recording
  • Recording format - Micro SD card
  • Maximum storage capacity - 64 GB (SDHC class six (6) recommended)
  • Maximum recording storage capacity - 128 hours
  • Detection range - 15 feet (day) / 10 feet (dark)
  • Time and date stamp
  • Camera - 2.5 mm (situated behind the fascia)
  • 84 degree horizontal field-of-view / 92 degree vertical field-of-view
  • Automatic light sensor
  • Illumination - 940 NM invisible infa-red
  • Frame rate - adjustable 25 / 30 FPS (frames per second)
  • Infa-red remote control to change settings
  • Battery - 3.7 V / 4800 mAh
  • Power failure - auto recovery
  • Play back recorded footage on proprietary software, and back up to AVI / WMV / JPG (which can be viewed through Windows Media or any other compatible media player)
  • Upgradeable firmware makes our technology future proof
  • Current consumption - operation mode 2.6 W / standby mode 2.5 W / Sleep mode 0.12 W
  • Power supply - 220 - 240 V
  • Operation temperature - 0 - 40 C
  • Computer interface - USB 2.0
  • Dimensions - 120 x 120 x 30 mm
  • Weight - xx grams
  • Operating system - Windows and Mac.  Proprietary software is included for Windows.
  • Supplied with dark box HD recorder, infa-red remote control, 12 V mains charger, 3-pin mains charger, AV output cable and User Guide
  • Ideal for use within the home / office / vehicle / caravan for evidential purposes
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