Swann has long been a significant player in the home security field. Swann at CES 2020 is all about showing consumers how easy it is to set up comprehensive, wire-free home security.
When you think of Swann, you probably think of the products you see at Bunnings including those large, multi-channel wired security camera kits. Well, Swann at CES 2020 is about simplicity – using home Wi-Fi and a range of next-gen products to secure your home.
Channel Seven Sunrise GadgetGuy Val Quinn looks at Swann at CES 2020 and says, “Be simply secure with Swann’s next-gen wire-free home security.
Swann at CES 2020
Before we get into the new products a word on what wire-free means. In this case, Swann next-gen, wire-free connections to your 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi home network. Our only caveat is that you need a home router with the ‘legs’ to transmit signals. Many telco supplied gateways are not up to the task or placed in the wrong position so you may need to get a Wi-Fi extender.
Wire-free also relates to a rechargeable battery or solar-powered devices (its solar panel is one of the best).
But just as wire-free is important, so too is hassle-free. Swann has consistently scored well in GadgetGuy reviews for ease of setup and reliability. We give it extra points for great value – it does not mandate annual cloud monitoring fees to offer all its features.
Swann’s expanded Smart home line-up now includes its Wire-Free Security Camera; Wire-Free Doorbell & Chime; and the Wi-Fi Security Tracker Camera (CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree).
Swann CEO Mike Lucas said,
“We recognise the security needs of everyday home users and are committed to simplifying this for them. They want access to high-quality, reliable home security solutions that prevent crime, interconnect with one another, and offer value, with no recurring fees.”
Price and Availability:
- Wire-Free range and Swann Wi-Fi Indoor Security Tracker Camera – TBA but in the coming months. Not yet on the Australian website.
- Wi-Fi Alert Indoor Security Camera – $119.95. Available on Australian website.
- Wi-Fi Spot Outdoor Security Camera 189.95. Available on Australian website.
Swann Wire-Free Security Camera
Swann has released a new Wire-Free indoor/outdoor 1080p camera with Google Assistant of Alexa can control it too – so important as part of the future smart home. This 180° camera has IR night vision (mono), Smart Sound Alerts (in addition to 10m True Detect Passive Infrared movement detection), two-way talk/listen/siren and on-board storage.
Pro: Great price, comprehensive Android or iOS app, ability to recognise up to 10 people, comes with a USB charger.
Swann 1080p Alert Indoor security camera SWIFI-ALERTCAM
At $119.95 (twin pack $229.95), the camera has two-way audio also allows users to talk to their guests or warn off intruders with a siren. The camera can be set up on a smartphone via Wi-Fi within minutes.
Swann 1080p Spotlight Outdoor security camera SWIFI-SPOTCAM
At $189.95 (twin pack $379.95) two LED spotlights to enable colour night vision. Otherwise, it has the same functionality as the indoor camera.
Pro: Weatherproof, colour night vision and a motion-activated spotlight can be handy in dark areas.
Con: externally powered (comes with 18m cable) and needs to be within Wi-Fi router or extender range (30metres or so).
If you need extra light, Swann also makes a 2500 lumens ‘floodlight’ Wi-Fi security camera (permanent fixture that can replace para-flood lights).