The MINI-CN4 is a pinhole camera with mini cone lens that can be used in security call box, ATM, and hidden spy surveillance installations. The only part of this security camera that needs to be exposed is the very end of the cone shaped pinhole lens. The rest of the camera housing can be completely hidden / concealed inside of any object. Some CCTV Camera Pros customers hide these cameras inside of walls, clocks, and toys. Custom hidden spy cameras can be fabricated from just about anything to conceal these mini CCTV cameras.
Tiny-Sized Pinhole Camera
Here is a picture of the MINI-CN4 next to a US Quarter coin to show the tiny size. The camera is enclosed in a square case that measures 25mm(w) x 25mm(h) x 18mm(d). The u-shaped bracket swivels and allows for simple installations inside of ATMs and gate call boxes. Celling and wall mount installation is also supported.
This camera is hybrid analog CCTV / 1080p HD-over-Coax. It supports analog 960H resolution and 2 megapixel / 1080p video resolution via AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI formats. This means that it can be used with legacy analog CCTV DVRs and the latest HD security camera DVRs. The video modes can easily be switched using the video format selector joystick.
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 cone-style pinhole lens which provides a fairly wide angle of view (about 63 degrees). You can see the angle of view and excellent video quality this camera captures in this sample
surveillance video and these
sample snapshot images.
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.
Pinhole Camera Overview
- 1/3" Sony CMOS Sensor
- Ultra Small Pinhole Camera
- Tiny Cone Shaped Lens
- 4.3mm Lens = 63 degree field of view
- Small Dimensions: 25mm(w) x 25mm(h) x 18mm(d)
- Easy to hide behind or inside objects
- Typically used in security call boxes and ATM machines
- 4 Video Modes: analog CCTV (CVBS), AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI
- 960H Resolution (960 x 480) in analog CVBS mode
- 1080p / 2 megapixel Resolution (1920 x 1080) in AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI modes
- BNC Video Output
- 2.1mm Power Plug Connection
- 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)
- 12V DC Power supply included
Watch this video to see video surveillance footage recorded using a MINI-CN4 connected to an HD surveillance DVR. The MINI-CN4 was running in 1080p AHD mode when this video was recorded.
MINI-CN4 camera specification here.
Here are some sample surveillance images captured using the MINI-CN4.
This first picture was captured with Mike standing 5 feet away from the camera.
Here is a close-up snapshot captured with the MINI-CN4. Mike is just 18 inches away from the pinhole camera lens in this snapshot. This snapshot is simulating the distance that faces typically appear in front of ATM machines and security call boxes.
Mobile App Remote Camera View
These images were captured while viewing a
MINI-540CO pinhole spy camera remotely using the Android and iOS apps for iDVR-PRO.
The MINI-540CO is the exact same pinhole camera as the MINI-CN4, except it has a flat lens mount, instead of the cone shaped lens mount.The internals of both camera's are indentical.
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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Security Gate Call Box Pinhole Camera
You can see in the above image how the MINI-CN4 is installed inside of a security gate call box.
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.
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