The MINI-540CO is a covert mini spy cam with a tiny pinhole lens. This tiny CCTV camera is typically hidden behind or inside of objects for convert video surveillance applications. The size of the square case of this camera is 25mm(w) x 25mm(h) x 18mm(d).
This pinhole spy camera supports 960H and 2 megapixel (1080p) resolutions using 4 selectable video modes: analog CCTV (CVBS), 1080p AHD, 1080p HD-TVI, and 1080p HDCVI. This means that the camera can be used with traditional analog CCTV and HD over coax DVRs. The video modes are easily switched by the installer using the OSD joystick that is included.
The camera has an advanced OSD menu that can be accessed using a small push-button joystick located on the video cable that can adjust settings such as backlight compensation, day/night mode, color, contrast, sharpness, hue, gain, and more. For most users, the factory default settings work great and the camera simply needs to be powered on and connected to a video output.
This camera comes with a 4.3mm pinhole lens which provides a fairly wide angle of view (about 63 degrees). This spy camera is extremely small in size yet has the same lens angle of view and great picture as many of our other high-resolution security cameras. You can see the great quality of this camera in these
sample pictures and in these surveillance video demos. Also, be sure to check out this 1080p HD surveillance image captured in AHD mode.
This spy camera comes with a U type holder /mount, as well as the power and video cable leads, and OSD joystick. These cameras can easily be hidden in walls, clocks, toys, and just about any object you want. Custom hidden spy cameras can be fabricated from just about anything to conceal these mini CCTV cameras.
This camera is typically connected to a CCTV DVR to record video surveillance. However, if you would like to connect this security camera to a TV instead of recording, please refer to this BNC to HDMI converter add-on. You can select it from the options drop-down above.
Mini Spy Camera Features
- Ultra Mini Spy Camera
- Small Dimensions: 25mm(w) x 25mm(h) x 18mm(d)
- Easy to conceal behind or inside objects
- 1/3" Panasonic CMOS Sensor
- 4 Video Modes: analog CCTV, AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI
- 960H Resolution (960 x 480) in analog mode
- 1080p / 2 megapixel Resolution (1920 x 1080) in AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI modes
- Video Connector: BNC
- Power Connector: 2.1mm Plug
- Tiny Pinhole Lens
- 4.3mm Lens = 63 degree field of view
- U Type Holder Bracket
- OSD Display Controlled by Joystick
- 3D DNR (Digital Noise Reduction)
- WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)
- 256x Sens-Up (for low light surveillance)
- BNC camera connection (plug-n-play setup)
- Power supply included
This video demonstrates the normal light and low light video surveillance capability of the MINI-540CO.
Important Note: this video was made by an analog CCTV version before the camera supported 2 megapixel HD over Coax resolutions. Please refer to the below images for HD images. The camera used in this video is mounted in the far corner of the room at nine feet high. The size of the room is 28 feet by 29 feet, and the door is 36 feet away from the camera. The floor lamp is the only source of light for the low light video test and it has a 15 watt light bulb in it.
Important Note: Click the gear icon in the lower right of the video player and select 720p resolution.
These first two images were captured with the MINI-540CO in analog CCTV mode (CVBS). Be sure to also check out these HD surveillance images with the camera in AHD mode.
Color Day Mode Color - Analog CCTV Mode
This picture was captured using a MINI-540CO connected to an iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR. This room at CCTV Camera Pros office is 29 feet wide by 28 feet deep. The door is 36 feet away from where the camera is mounted. This image was captured with the camera in analog CCTV mode / 960H resolution (960 x 480 pixels).
Low Light Spy Camera Lights Off Picture
All of the lights were turned off in the room when this picture was captured. The windows have blackout shades pulled down. The only source of light is from a 15 way light bulb in the floor lamp. This simulates very low light surveillance. The lamp appears bright from the camera image because the MINI-540CO is very good at capturing low light video surveillance
This image was captured with the latest version of the MINI-540CO, which supports AHD camera mode (in addition to analog CCTV mode). Images in HD-TVI and HDCVI modes will be the same as below (2 megapixel / 1080p resolution).
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full 1080p resolution surveillance image. Please note that the license plate in this picture is used to show how clear the text can be captured. The MINI-540CO is NOT a license plate capture camera.
Remote View from Mobile App
These images were captured while viewing the MINI-540CO remotely using the Android and iOS apps for iDVR-PRO. The camera is connected to an iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR (you can learn more about this DVR below). The DVR includes free mobile apps for iPhone and Android that allow you to view your camera live, receive push notifications, and also playback video that has been recorded on the DVR's hard drive.
Remote iPhone App View
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Remote Android App View
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Installers can easily select the video mode using the small joystick that is attached to the camera's video cable. Simply hold the joystick in any direction for 5 seconds to switch to that video mode.
BNC to HDMI converter can be ordered with this camera. The converter allows you to connect your security camera to a TV via the HDMI input of your TV. In addition to the BNC video input on the converter, there is also a BNC loop output so that you can connect the camera to a security camera DVR in addition to a TV / monitor. The BNC loop output is optional to use.
This device can be used solely as a way to connect your security camera to a TV for a live view only or you can also use the BNC output to also connect the camera's video to a second device, such as a DVR for recording video surveillance footage. You can see this in the above installation diagram.
This camera works great with
Viewtron security camera DVRs. Viewtron 4K CCTV DVRs are hybrid. They support analog CCTV cameras, HD BNC cameras, and network IP cameras up to 4K resolution.
Custom Systems Designs & Quotes
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We realize that requirements can vary and some customers need to mix and match various model cameras. Some customers have questions and prefer to speak with a professional designer on the phone. You can
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