Smoke Alarm DVR Recording Camera
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This generic-looking Smoke Alarm is commonly found out of reach on the ceilings of homes and offices; however, this model records ultra HD motion-activated video from an ariel position, ideal for filming dubious activity or ensuring the welfare of your frail parents. There are many good uses for gathering video evidence at home or the workplace to confirm or quash your concerns. The built-in fully rechargeable battery powers the security camera for approx. three months (90-day standby time) - a considerable duration - and stores the recorded footage in 2K super-high resolution to a removable SD card that can be played on a Windows or Mac computer. Video files are accompanied by audio and an evidential time and date stamp.
A wire-free Smoke Alarm with Motion Activated 2K Resolution Video Recording
This Smoke Alarm can be fitted to a ceiling within most indoor room environments to surveillance your premises and gather video evidence from an aerial perspective to confirm or quash your suspicions. The in-built motion-activated 2K high-resolution HD camera is ready to capture activity when movement below is detected. The Smoke Alarm is completely portable and wire-free, making it an ideal surveillance camera to watch over the home, office, stockroom, outbuildings and hallways or even as a security recording camera for your hotel room when you are absent.
All video footage is accompanied by audio and a time and date stamp for evidence.
LOW POWER MANAGEMENT
The Smoke Alarm DVR Recording Camera has a fully rechargeable, 4000 mAh battery that powers the motion-activated camera for approx. 3 months - an incredible 90 days of standby time which is more than adequate for most clients who may be absent over long periods.
To recharge the battery, the Smoke Alarm slides OFF/ON from the ceiling bracket and is connected to a mains power supply. An LED located on the DVR will indicate the charging status.
Note: 3-month standby time is the total time the camera will actively monitor for movement without being triggered to record. Realistically, if there is no movement after 2.5 months, there will still be enough power remaining to record events. The overall standby time will gradually reduce depending on how many times the camera has been triggered to record over that period.
By default, the Smoke Alarm spy cam is active to record when movement is detected directly below the camera lens. The pinhole camera provides a 65-degree field of view, and each movement will trigger the camera to record in one-minute durations, saving the video file to a removable SD card. After one minute, if there is no further movement, the camera returns to standby, waiting for the next motion detection. The cycle will continue until the SD card is full.
Although this camera is designed for motion detection, it can also record continuously for three hours, should you wish to record without pauses throughout the recording. Continuous recording is saved in three-minute file durations to a removable SD card (not supplied).
Using a 32 GB card, the DVR can store approx. 176 video files. A 128 GB SD card can store approx. 704 video files.
OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF MIND
Homes, offices and workshops will commonly have at least one Smoke Alarm on the premises; therefore, this product would naturally blend into the surroundings. The Smoke Alarm can be hooked ON/OFF the supplied ceiling bracket so the camera can observe activity and record directly underneath.
REMOTE CONTROL FOB
A small remote fob switches the recording camera ON/OFF and is supplied with the Smoke Alarm. The fob is very easy to use, and a subtle LED on the DVR acknowledges the button/s pressed from the remote fob.
The Smoke Alarm is user-friendly and works straight out of the box with fast deployment and excellent battery performance. The video capture produces pin-sharp footage to support evidence in sometimes delicate situations.
Note: A USB mains plug (not supplied) is required to recharge the Smoke Alarm from a mains power, or you may optionally purchase a genuine Apple USB mains plug from the menu above.
DOES THE SMOKE ALARM APPEAR NORMALLY?
Yes. By appearance, the Smoke Alarm looks completely generic and will not draw attention, especially as it is fitted to a ceiling and out of reach.
HOW EASY IS IT TO FIX THE SMOKE ALARM TO A CEILING?
Very easy! You are supplied with brackets that are screwed to a flat ceiling surface, and then the Smoke Alarm slots ON and OFF the brackets any time. This makes the product ideal for charging and accessing SD card-stored files.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEE WIRING OR EXTERNAL SWITCHES?
No. The rechargeable battery and video recording mechanism are professionally built inside the Smoke Alarm and are only accessible by removing the rear cover. The Smoke Alarm is completely portable and wire-free. It can be deployed in the top corner of most indoor environments without drawing attention.
DOES THE SMOKE ALARM FUNCTION NORMALLY?
No. Due to the internal storage and recording mechanism, the unit is a dummy working Smoke Alarm.
IS THE VIDEO RECORDING CAMERA EASY TO OPERATE?
Yes. You are supplied with a pre-configured DVR (digital video recorder) and a small remote fob. Only two buttons on the fob are used - the Power ON/OFF button and the motion-activation recording button. The product works straight out of the box. The entire operation of the camera is very easy, and no technical skill is required.
Note: Continuous recording is a bonus, but for a maximum of three hours of recording (video files are split into 3-minute durations).
IS THE RECORDED VIDEO FOOTAGE CLEAR?
Yes. The DVR houses a 4.0-megapixel camera lens that produces 2K video resolution @ 30 FPS (frames per second). 2K resolution is sharp, crisp and higher than 1080P resolution. The video footage is accompanied by clear audio and a time and date stamp.
HOW WOULD I POWER THE CAMERA?
Built inside the Smoke Alarm is a 4000 mAh rechargeable battery that powers the camera for approx. three months (90 days) on standby. Standby time means the total amount of time the camera will remain powered and ready to capture motion events before a recharge is required. Realistically, if there is no movement for around two months - the camera will still have sufficient battery power to continue actively monitoring the area for movement.
Note: The overall standby time will gradually be reduced depending on conditions such as how often the camera is triggered to record and indoor room temperature. Heat and cold can affect the battery, and recording will consume more battery performance than when on standby.
IS THE SMOKE ALARM SUPPLIED WITH COMPUTER SOFTWARE?
No. The design of the unit is made very easy to operate without computer software. You will, however, require a Windows or Mac computer with an SD card slot or a card reader that plugs into a computer port or any other compatible SD card media player.
We recommend installing the FREE VLC Player from videolan.org, which supports all video and audio media formats.
HOW DO I RECHARGE THE BATTERY OF THE SMOKE ALARM?
The Smoke Alarm must be charged from a mains power using the supplied USB cable and USB mains plug. We optionally offer a genuine Apple USB main plug from the menu above.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM SD CARD THE SMOKE ALARM WILL ACCEPT?
The maximum size is 128 GB, enough storage to hold 704 video files, each motion recording in one-minute durations. That equates to 11 hours of motion-activated video footage.
HOW DO I SET THE TIME AND DATE?
A 'time' file is dropped in the record folder - it's that easy! We provide full instructions on the product, including how to set the time and date.
- A generic Smoke Alarm with a recording surveillance video camera
- Completely portable and wireless
- Ceiling mounted using the supplied brackets
- Slots in and out of the brackets for easy charging and storage file access
- HD picture 2K resolution @ 30 FPS (frames per second)
- Recording modes - motion-activated and continuous recording
- Time and date stamp
- Integrated audio
- The remote fob switches the camera ON/OFF and enables recording
- Motion detection recording is stored in one-minute file durations
- Continuous recording is stored in three-minute file durations
- Storage format - SD card (SDHC Class 10 recommended)
- Storage capacity - 128 GB maximum
- Recording capacity - 32 GB can store 176 video files | 128 GB can store 704 video files
- File overwrite - No. When the SD card is full, the recording will stop
- Easy access to charging and SD card storage
- Detection range - 15 - 20 feet
- Camera lens - 65-degree field-of-view
- Image sensor - 4.0 megapixels
- Video resolution - 2304 x 1296 .MOV
- Photo resolution - 1280 x 720 JPEG
- Video compression - H.264
- Minimum illumination - 1.0 Lux
- Power consumption - 300 mAh
- Fully rechargeable battery - 3.7 V | 4000 mAh
- AV out - 1 Channel, composite video line out
- TV system - PAL | NTSC
- Dimensions - 145 (L) x 145 (W) x 40 (D) mm
- Operating system - Windows | Mac
- Supplied with Smoke Alarm DVR Recording Camera, USB cable, wall mounting brackets, USB mains plug, remote fob, AC cable and User Guide
- Ideal for use within the home and office for security and surveillance evidence gathering
WANT YOUR PRODUCT FOR TOMORROW? If you place your order no later than 12:00 noon (Monday to Friday), your parcel will be dispatched the same business day by DPD courier. If you place your order AFTER 12:00 noon, your parcel will be dispatched the following business day.
DPD will endeavour to deliver your parcel between 07:00 - 18:00.
A ‘business day’ means Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays.
WANT AN EVEN FASTER DELIVERY? Expedited UK deliveries by 10:30 am and 12:00 noon are available for an additional fee, which is clearly shown during the checkout process. Orders must be received no later than 12 noon. If you place an order AFTER 12 noon, you will not qualify for expedited delivery.
SATURDAY DELIVERY Weekend deliveries between 07:00 - 18:00 are available for an additional fee, which is clearly shown during the checkout process. Orders must be received no later than 12 noon on a Friday. If you place an order AFTER 12 noon, you will not qualify for Saturday delivery.
For purchases to EU and other worldwide destinations, we use couriers by DPD, UPS, TNT and FedEx which are fully trackable.
A flat rate standard shipping fee of £40.00 applies for delivery between 6-7 business days depending on the destination, and £45.00 for expediated delivery between 4-5 business days depending on the destination.
Deliveries to EU and other worldwide destinations are not guaranteed by the timescales stated above, and will depend on factors that are outside our control. Parcels sent to EU and other worldwide countries may require a Customs Declaration attached to the outside of the parcel. To avoid any delay or repercussions, we must describe the item/s and quantities contained in the parcel and, as such, cannot take responsibility for parcels being stopped by customs and/or additional charges being applied by Customs and Excise in the receiving country.