Swann’s New Security Camera Comes With Its Own Tablet-Like Monitor


Swann’s bottomless lineup of security and wifi cameras — the company even sells a camera that isn’t actually a camera — has just added a new model, with a unusual twist.

In addition to all the high-tech bells and whistles one might expect from a high-end wifi camera (like the ability to view the feed from an iOS or Android device through an accompanying app) the new SwannSecure also eddddcomes with its own wireless, 7-inch touchscreen monitor.

It seems like a pretty smart idea: a convenient, always-on feed to glance at while you’re around the house, paired with the mobility of a mobile app for checking in via the Internet when out on the road. Of course, that dedicated monitor doesn’t come cheap, and bumps the price of the SwannSecure up to $380.

The camera’s pretty well spec’d, with 720p recording, IR night vision up to 50 feet, a built-in microphone, motion detection, on-board recording (it comes with an 8GB micro-SD card), a mini-HDMI port for direct playback of recordings and a “vandal-resistant” stand that Swann says deters the bad guys from cutting the cord.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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