+ Tuesday October 15th, 2019


Australian company Swann has announced a range of new wire-free security cameras, equipped with 1080p full HD video and 120-degree viewing angle, the cameras offer sufficient image quality to make out facial detail and licence plates from any angle. With IP65 weatherproofing, Swann is promoting these cameras as able to be installed anywhere. They’re coming next month from $269.

There’s some neat features which may be compelling to those looking to further secure their homes.

For a start, Swann’s Wireless Smart Security Cameras don’t need a hub; all you need is an existing Wi-Fi network, and a smartphone. There’s no need for expensive hubs (which add to the purchase price for some competing systems), which makes the cost of entry lower.

There’s also Swann’s new True Detect, which aims to reduce false alerts caused by moving trees, falling leaves or your trusty pet moving about. Using a combination of passive infra-red (PIR), the heat of moving objects can be sensed, to make sure only things you need to know about are reported.

The new Wireless Smart Security Cameras are promoted as an option easy to install for everyone, and without the need for wires and with a low cost, they’re a great option for renters, as there’s no drilling required either.

Users can install the SAFE by Swann app (for iOS and Android), which allows push notifications and the ability to monitor the cameras from anywhere in the world. Footage is stored (by default) for 7 days on the cameras themselves, and from 2 days stored in the cloud (in case your network is unreachable). There are options to extend the cloud storage too.

Swann’s new cameras will be available from $269 for a single camera, $499 for a two-pack, and $739 for a three-pack. You’ll be able to pick them up at Bunnings Warehouse, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and other authorised retailers across Australia in November 2017.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Is it still possible to hardwire them in?


Battery powered? How long do they last..

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499 for a two-pack, and $439 for a three-pack.

Guessing that’s a typo for the three pack?

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