The HCPRO-SD380 smoke detector security camera is an excellent choice for indoor covert surveillance. This professional spy camera is completely hidden in the smoke detector housing. A very small cone / pinhole lens peeks out of the side of the smoke detector plastic housing and is virtually undetectable and makes this an excellent spy cam. This HD security camera easily mounts to ceiling tiles and other ceiling materials.
Important Update! The HCPRO-SD380 is now a 4-in-1 selectable HD-over-Coax security camera and has a built-in audio surveillance microphone. The following video formats are selectable using the OSD joystick that is attached to the camera's video cable.
- 1080p AHD
- 1080p HD-TVI
- 1080p HDCVI
- Analog CCTV (CVBS)
This camera captures 1080p HD surveillance video in AHD, HD-TVI, and HDCVI modes. Please check out this
HD image captured with the HCPRO-SD380 camera. The 3.7mm lens pinhole lens captures an approximately 86 degree field of view. Watch sample video surveillance footage captured with the HCPRO-SD380 here. You can also see installation and mobile app viewing images here.
This camera works best in fairly well-lit areas. If you need a hidden camera that also captures video in the dark, please check out our hidden motion detector camera with invisible IR. A DC power supply is included with this camera.
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.
Spy Camera Features
- 4-in-1 Selectable HD Over Coax Camera
- AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI, CVBS (analog CCTV) Modes Supported
- Video Format 1080p HD Video Resolution (1920 x 1080) in AHD, TVI, CVI Modes
- 960H Resolution (960 x 480) in Analog CCTV mode (CVBS)
- Video Connector: BNC
- Power Connector: 2.1mm Plug
- Sony Image Sensor
- Hidden Spy Camera in Covert Smoke Detector Housing
- 3.7mm Pinhole Lens Provides Wide Angle of View (86 degree)
- Built-in Audio Surveillance Microphone (optional to use)
- DC power supply included
1080p HD Video Demo (HD-TVI mode)
This video was captured using the latest version the SD380 running on 1080p HD-TVI video mode. The outstanding video quality seen in this video is also experienced in 1080p AHD and HDCVI video modes.
Important Note: Click the gear icon in the lower right of the video player and select 1080p resolution.
Analog CCTV Video Demo (CVBS mode)
This demo shows the surveillance video quality that can be captured with the HCPRO-SD380. The camera used in this video is mounted in the far corner of the room. The size of the room is 29 feet by 28 feet, and the door is 36 feet away from the camera. The smoke detector camera is ceiling mounted at nine feet high. Please note that this video was captured in standard definition / analog CCTV mode.
Important Note: Click the gear icon in the lower right of the video player and select 720p resolution.
Motion Detection Push Notification
This video shows how the HCPRO-SD380 can be used with an
iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR to detect motion and trigger a push notification to iOS and Android mobile devices.
Ceiling Mount Installation
This image shows how the HCPRO-SD380 was installed in CCTV Camera Pros testing studio. This is the camera that was used in the above video. Our studio has a raw industrial ceiling, so we use a piece of wood to simulate the ceiling mount. This camera can easily be mounted on drywall or ceiling tile type ceilings.
Notice how small the pinhole lens is on the front side of the camera, making this one of the best covert spy cameras that we supply.
Ceiling Tile Installation
This shows what the camera looks like when mounting to ceiling tiles in an office. You can find
more images and details about this installation here.
Here is a snapshot image was captured using by connecting the above camera to an
iDVR-PRO HD DVR. For this capture, the camera was running in 1080p HD-TVI mode. The same high-quality images can be expected in AHD and HDCVI modes. Analog CCTV mode (CVBS) will be a much lower resolution.
Analog CCTV Mode Snapshot
This image was captured with the camera in analog CCTV mode (CVBS).
iPhone App View
Here is a picture of the HCPRO-SD380 being remotely viewed via the iPhone app for iDVR-PRO. To make the above video, we connected our camera to an iDVR-PRO CCTV DVR. A DVR viewer app for iOS is included and this is what it looks like when you view your camera over the Internet. The camera was running in analog / CVBS low definition mode in this image.
Android App View
Here is a picture of the HCPRO-SD380 being remotely viewed via the Android mobile app for iDVR-PRO. The camera was running in analog / CVBS low definition mode in this image.
learn more about iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs here. CCTV Camera Pros highly recommends this recorder for use with the HCPRO-SD380 spy camera.
The latest version of the HCPRO-SD380 has a built-in audio surveillance mic. It is optional to use. To enable audio recording, installers can use our
pre-made security camera cables with audio to connect the mic to the audio input of a DVR. You can refer to this cable installation guide to see how. If you DO NOT want to use audio, simply do not connect the RCA audio cable.
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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