The HCPRO-420SC hidden fire sprinkler security camera is perfect for covert CCTV / "HD over coax" video surveillance applications. This 4-in-1 HD hidden sprinkler camera supports 800 TV lines of resolution (960H) in Analog CCTV mode and 1080p HD resolution in AHD, HDCVI, and HD-TVI modes. The video modes are switchable using the small joystick that is attached to the video cable.
The 420SC also has a built-in audio surveillance microphone. The audio mic can be connected to an RCA or BNC audio input on a DVR.
A powerful OSD (on-screen display) allows the installer to adjust the settings of the camera to meet the needs of your specific installation. The 3.7mm pinhole lens is virtually undetectable and provides a 90-degree field of view. The HCPRO-420SC works great in low light down to .01 LUX (minimal ambient lighting).
Please check out these
sample pictures and watch these surveillance video recordings to see what this camera is capable of (These samples currently represent the Analog CCTV mode of the HCPRO-420SC). When light level goes below a certain level, the camera's picture turns black and white. When lighting increases to a certain level, the camera turns back to day color mode.
Hidden Camera with Audio Mic
The above diagram shows the location of all of the hardware featured of this camera.
- Pinhole Lens - this pinhole lens is virtually undetectable when the camera is installed.
- Pinhole Surveillance Microphone - the mic is also tiny and undetectable when the camera is ceiling mounted.
- OSD Joystick - in addition to controlling the on screen display / setup menu, this joystick is also used to switch between the 4 video models: analog CCTV, AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI
- Power Input - DC power supply is included with the camera.
- RCA Audio Output - plug and play connection to audio input of DVR.
- BNC Video Output - plug and play connection to video input of surveillance DVR.
Covert Sprinkler Camera Features
- 4in1 HD over Coax Camera
- 1080p HD Resolution in AHD, CVI, and TVI Modes (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- 960H Resolution In Analog Mode (960 x 480 pixels)
- Image Sensor: 1/3" Sony IMX CMOS 2.1MP
- NTSC USA Video Standard
- Built-in Audio Surveillance Microphone
- Min. Illumination: 0.01 LUX
- Advanced On Screen Display
- Lens: 3.7mm Pinhole Lens for Covert Video Surveillance
- Power Source: DC 12V
This video demonstrates HD surveillance capability of the HCPRO-420SC. The camera was running in 1080p HD-TVI mode and connected to an iDVR-PRO DVR to capture the video.
Important Note: Click the gear icon in the lower right of the video player and select 1080p resolution so that you can view the video in high definition.
The following surveillance snapshots were captured using an HCPRO-420SC connected to an
iDVR-PRO HD CCTV DVR. This is the 420SC that we have installed in a ceiling tile at CCTV Camera Pros office.
The camera monitors the main room where our surveillance techs work. This first picture was taken with all of the lights on in the room.
This second picture was taken with the lights off in the room to show the low light performance of the camera. The HCPRO-420SC does a good job in fairly low light. If you need a hiddem camera that sees in ultra-low light or no light, we recommend this
hidden PIR camera with invisible infrared night vision.
This last picture was taken to show users what the OSD (on screen display) menu looks like. The OSD allows users to fine tune the settings of the camera specific to their installation environment. The OSD menu is activated and controlled using the small joystick that is attached to the camera cable.
Sprinkler Camera Installation
The HCPRO-420SC mounts easily to ceiling tiles and drywall ceilings. Please use the below diagram and product dimensions to plan your camera installation.
Sprinkler Cam Size
A customer asked us to take this picture so that he could visualize the size of this camera compared to a man's hand. Please note that only a portion of the sprinkler body is exposed below the ceiling or ceiling tiles when properly installed.
On Screen Display Controls
The HCPRO-420SC has a small joystick on the cameras cable that gives installers access to OSD settings. The on screen display settings lets installers adjust the cameras settings such as color, language, brightness, exposure, and day / night sensitivity settings so that it is perfect for the environment that it is being installed in.
HCPRO-420SC product specification here.
Compatible with iDVR-PRO Hybrid AHD / CCTV DVRs
The HCPRO-420SC works great with iDVR-PRO hybrid surveillance DVRs. iDVR-PRO hybrids support analog CCTV, 1080p HD-TVI, AHD CCTV cameras (720p and 1080p). The remote camera viewing via mobile apps, Mac, and
Windows software is excellent.
iPhone / iPad Compatible
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iDVR-PRO HD CCTV DVRs.
iDVR-PRO Works with Analog CCTV and HD Security Cameras
Users can mix and match different camera technologies. This is perfect for customers that have existing CCTV cameras and want to upgrade to high definition over time. All DVR channels support all camera types. iDVR-PRO DVRs work with the following security camera types and resolutions.
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