The HCPRO-SD380 smoke detector security camera is an excellent choice for indoor covert surveillance. The color Sony CCD 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 security camera easily mounts to ceiling tiles and other ceiling materials.
The camera support 540 TV lines of resolution in color and has a 3.7mm lens for an approximate 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. The SD380 features a digital day and night mode which means that when the light level in the room goes below a certain level, the camera goes into black and white mode and is capable of capturing video at very low light levels (0.1 Lux). A DC power supply is included with this camera.
Spy Camera Features
- 540 TV lines of resolution
- Sony Super HAD CCD Image Sensor
- Hidden Spy Camera in Covert Smoke Detector Housing
- 3.7mm Pinhole Lens Provides Wide Angle of View (86 degree)
- Low Light Recording Capable
- DC power supply included
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.
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 to dry wall 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 captured using by connecting the above camera to an
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.
Android App View
Here is a picture of the HCPRO-SD380 being remotely viewed via the Android mobile app for iDVR-PRO.
learn more about iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs here. CCTV Camera Pros highly recommends this recorder for use with the HCPRO-SD380 spy camera.
The below sample image was taken using a HCPRO-SD380 camera and a NUUO DVR. The video was recorded, played back, and the still image was exported from the recorded video. The smoke detector camera was mounted in the corner of one of the offices at CCTV Camera Pros headquarters in Palm Beach Florida. You can see that the camera is able to get a compete view of a room that is 12 x 10 when mounted in the corner of the room to ceiling tiles.