Security camera system ensures the safety and protection of many private and public spaces such as homes, schools, hospital and offices. It is also useful to record important details for legal purposes such as faces of suspicious individual, and the actual occurrence of events when you need to prove something or need to go the legal way. A good quality security camera system is needed to support it.
There are wide range security camera systems so there is some features that need to be consider when buying a security cameras. Type, image resolution, viewing angle, color or black and white, and the recording feature are the all the features needing to be consider before choosing security camera system. In this article were going to see the Zosi 8CH and the Swann Pro security camera system.
The package of this security camera system includes a 500 GB hard drive which is enough for a storage space to record the footage. There is 8 800TVL cameras that can be put to cover the entire house, it either can be mounted or hanged from strategic position.
There is also 8 CCTV cables which will help to set up the security system around the house. A 2 1 to 4 power splitter for proper channeling of power is available in the package. A H.264 8CH 2D1 +6CIF DVR comes in this package that helps with the surveillance procedure. The last is 1 IR control and a mouse that helps in the functioning of the security system.
As mentioned before this Zosi 8CH have the 800TVL cameras with horizontal resolution. This is one of the most advanced resolutions in the market which makes this camera so special. The camera can withstand any weather condition because it has an aluminium casing and can be placed anywhere the costumer like.
|Zosi 8CH||Swann Pro|
|Product Dimensions||11.2 x 10.7 x 17.3 inches||12.6 x 15.8 x 1.9 inches
|Average Install Time||5-10 minutes||5-10 minutes
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The IR distance of the camera ranges around 40m which is also the highest in the market. Since this Zosi 8CH has a IP66 for the level of waterproof therefore it will have no problem during rains, it still can get recordings. Thanks to the 4.6mm camera inside it will give a clear view of the surroundings, also with up to 42pcs of LEDs this security camera system will give clear night pictures.
The camera feeds can be remotely accessed from the owners PC, MAC, tablet, android, Smartphone or any other smart devices without any problems. The Zosi 8CH is privy to motion detection it means the system will detect any motion, and then send an email to the owners’ official email ID with pictures so that the owner is aware of it.
The camera has a 500 SATA hard drive for memory which is capable of storing a lot of useful data. Simply play it or view it directly, as per the owners’ wishes to make sure for accounting every detail that needs to be checked.
The recording is clear as crystal thanks to the high resolution camera. Moreover the feeds can be recorded in different modes such as motion detection mode and normal mode. It helps the owners’ to record in any mode according to the situation.
There is a one year quality warranty from the company as well as lifetime tech support. The device supports up to 10 different languages and only support internet explorer browser.
The Swann Pro security camera system comes with a 1TB hard drive and up to 8 cameras. There is also a mouse, BNC cables, mounting plugs and crews, a power adapter and splitter, an HDMI cable, and Ethernet cable and theft deterrent stickers.
The 1TB hard drive is pretty large where it will store all the photos and footage. It can store about 500 hours of footage or 310000 photos; it is absolutely more than enough local storage. All the cameras must be wired to the hard drive in order to function. See also: Arlo Pro 2 vs Ring.
The camera is metal and plastic and can swivel around to capture any angle. The Swann Pro camera is 1080p HD and the company also offers five megapixel super HD, which they claim is 2.4 clearer than 1080p HD. The camera’s narrow field of view is at 102 degrees but there is no ability to zoom optically.
This camera is suitable to be put outdoors the same as the Zosi 8CH it has an IP rating of 66, it means the camera is protected from dust, sunny or pouring rain. The cameras are triggered by both motion and heat so it reduces false alarms. The Swann claims their camera can see in the dark up to 30 meters.
Beside the 1TB that it offers, Swann lets the owners to upload photos to Dropbox with no subscription needed. Swann security system pairs up with Google Assistant so that the camera can be command to show specific areas of the house and Chromecast footage to the television.
Unfortunately this system doesn’t have any artificial intelligence features like person detection or facial recognition. It will be an issue for pet owners, since it can differentiate living objects through heat-sensing technology this will mean pets trigger the sensor and will give notification every time the pet walks through the living room.
There is a SwannView Link App that can be downloaded by owners’. The main function of the app is to livestream footage up to 16 cameras, taking screenshot of your footage, record and review photos and videos right from the app. Also detection sensitivity can be adjust in the camera’s settings menu on the app.
Zosi 8CH vs Swann Pro
As security cameras system becomes important in people’s life these days, it is important to pick the best system. Since buying security system is not a small budget, also setting it up needs time. Seeing all the features that Zosi 8CH and Swann Pro has to offer, the winner this time comes down to Zosi 8CH. Eventhough the Swann Pro system has an advantage of pairing up with Google Assistant and have a big hard drive, the Zosi 8CH other features are better than the Swann Pro system.