The Informant 4.0 Dual Vision

4MP (2x1080P) Dual Dome Camera

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The Informant Dual Vision 4.0 is a newer, advanced camera. SCW recommends current, active NVRs for the best compatibility. Older NVRs may present some limits on functionality or use, such as motion recording.

Two is better than one! The Informant Dual Vision is a brand new camera that features two manually operated, independently controlled dome cameras. All with just one single ethernet cable! Each dome has it's own independent stream giving you the ability to see different directions. For example, you can use the Informant 4.0 DV in a hallway and point one facing "down" the hall, and the other "up" the hall, or left and right. The possibilities are endless! Reduce your installation time, labor costs, and simplify your devices with the Informant 4.0 Dual Vision!

Each dome features a manually controlled 3 axis dome which allows you to point it in any position. The Informant 4.0 Dual Vision needs just a single ethernet connection but operates two independent channels - so no messy weird image stitching here.


4MP UHD Quality

Two 4MP @ 25 FPS Cameras: 2688x1520

Detect: 115 ft
Recognize: 50 ft
Identify: 35 ft

4MP vs 4K



Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even wash them off with a hose.


temperature rating

Temperature rated from -22°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


fixed lens

Two Independent Manually Controlled 2.8mm Lenses
97.7° Each of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about Digital vs Optical Zoom


night footage

Dual Infrared night vision up to 100 FT each dome

Color video possible until 0.002 lux

How to get the best footage at night


special features

Two Independent Dome Cameras

Two Independent Streams

Single ethernet cable / connection

Dual Integrated Microphone

True Wide Dynamic Range (130dB)

NDAA Approved M-Star CPU

IK10 Impact Resistant

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

Sample Photos taken by the Deputy 4.0, which shares similar optics to the Informant 4.0 Dual Vision Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

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Detect someone up to 115 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.


Recognize someone up to 50 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.


Identify someone up to 35 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.

What makes the Informant 4.0 Dual Vision Unique:

Dual Independent Domes

Dual Independent Domes - One Ethernet Cable

The Informant 4.0 Dual Vision features two, independent domes connected via just one ethernet cable! You can use this dome in many scenarios such covering both ends of a hallway, even on a corner. You can also use this camera to cover multiple points of interest, like both the entrance door and the check out counter. You can even use it to get wide coverage with just a single ethernet cable! The possibilities are endless!

Having one ethernet cable cuts down on installation costs, time, and complexity of the system.

Each dome can be positioned using a manually operated, 3 axis dome camera. One can be pointed up and left while the other one looks down and right. Whatever fits your unique security needs

The Informant 4.0 Dual Vision will take up 2 channels on your NVR.

integrated microphone

Integrated Microphone

This camera has an integrated Microphone. It can pick up a speaking voice about 15 feet from the camera in a clear and quiet environment. Note that external noises like machinery, wind, loud HVAC/vents impact audio quality and distance.

By default, the microphone is off when it ships, as different states (and sometimes cities, municipalities, etc) have different legal requirements that you must meet before recording audio. All states must comply with the Federal Wire Tap Act of 1968. Please make sure that you are within your rights regarding your local laws before turning the microphone on.

For more info, please read our primer on the Federal Wire Tap Act of 1968.


IK10 - The Highest Rating for Physical Damage Protection

This camera has achieved a rating of IK10.

IK10 is the highest measurement rating for protection from physical damage for security camera products using the international standard IEC 62262 scale. IK10 is the highest rating possible, and this camera should be protect against many human-based forms of destructive vandalism.

Most security camera manufacturer and retailers use an image of a hammer hitting a camera as a way to explain vandal proof ratings. This can be misleading.

Please don't misunderstand the scale and think that IK10 cameras are indestructible. We're happy to have gotten the highest rating possible, but want to make sure that we're not creating unrealistic expectations.

There's no ability to make a product that can never be damaged, and hitting any security camera with a hammer will almost always damage it. Technically, IK10 means that it is has survived a 20 joules impact repeated 5 times with no damage to function, in a lab and under normal environmental settings. As a point of reference, a baseball bat swing from a professional MLB player, in a normal horizontal stance, with a wooden bat, causes about a 200 joules impact on the ball. A metal bat or metal hammer has the ability to transfer even more energy if the contact area is smaller.

Although our camera has the highest rating possible, the IK10 standard isn't really as high as these "IK10 hammer" images make them appear. IK10 camera are not bomb proof, or bullet-proof, or hammer proof. No matter what other companies put on their images, if you hit their products or ours (or really anything made of glass) with a hammer or baseball bat, you probably are going to break the glass and get hurt.

Wide Dynamic Range

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)

This IP camera has Wide Dynamic Range.

Wide Dynamic Range splits each frame/image into many boxes and it scans for in inaccuracies and adds the right amount exposure to create a balanced and high resolution video shot. Very useful when recording in situations where there can be a large difference in light levels.

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

weatherproof rating

Weatherproof Housing

This camera has a Weatherproof Housing.

It has been rated at IP67 which means that International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) international standard 60529 has rated this camera housing as having full protection from dust and safe from water damage up to powerful jets of water and immersion up to 1 meter up to 30 minutes.

This camera can be safely used outdoors.

Attention: The IP67 rating covers the camera's housing not the cable. Don't ever submerge cables. Please follow our RJ45 Waterproofing Guide for weatherizing your cable connections.

Commercial-Grade Aluminum Molding

Commercial-Grade Aluminum Molding

This camera is commercial-grade and is made of cast aluminum and ceramic molding, instead of the typical plastic molding common in the industry.

This product has passed vibration tests, can withstand an electrical surge up to 6,000 volts, and the casing will prevent intrusion of both dust and water into the internal component space. The screws and mounting hardware are made of stainless steel that has passed SUS410 salt spray anti-corrosion testing. We use automotive-grade LEDs and anti-reflection glass (which means better infrared results). In short, this camera is going to hold up over time.

Motion Detection, Continuous, and Event Recording Modes

Motion Detection, Continuous, and Event Recording Modes

You can record your SCW cameras continuously, via motion, or even via VCA (video content analysis) events like intrusion detection.

You can create individual schedules for each camera, including hours for motion recording mode, hours for continuous recording mode, hours for event recording mode, or even hours when that camera is off completely.

Admiral Line Camera Features:

plug and play

Plug & Play with Admiral & Imperial NVRs

This camera will plug and play with our Admiral and Imperial line of NVRs.

Please note that our camera models with model numbers in the 26xxx format record in the new, more efficient H.265 compression codex and are intended to work with our Imperial and Admiral NVRs.

email alerts on motion

Get Alerted when there's Motion

With this camera and an SCW Admiral or Imperial NVR, you can send Snapshot Email Alerts.

You can set up your recorder to email a series of pictures to you when motion is detected by one of your SCW cameras (or if one of our other VCA events is observed). You can choose specific dates and times for these alerts to be active and other times for these alerts to be ignored. Some Snapshot email options are based upon your current recording mode.

Motion Detection, Continuous, and Event Recording Modes

Customizable Motion Detection Recording

With this camera and an SCW Admiral or Imperial NVR, you have video analytics-based motion detection.

Motion detection can also be used to send you email alerts when motion is detected or to record when recording on motion events. You can modify the sensitivity level so that more or less movement is required for the motion detection to trigger. You can create inclusion areas (places where you care if there is motion) and define the rest as exclusion areas (places where you don't care if there is motion). So, for example, you could create a motion based alert to notify you if someone was in your yard, but ignore them if they were on the sidewalk or in the street.

No Recording Delay; See What Happened before Motion was Detected

Many consumer-grade cameras use PIR sensors to trigger a camera to turn on when something gets close enough to the sensor. This is a bad design as there's a slight delay (0.5-3 seconds) that can cause the camera to not record what happened. Our cameras not only don't have a recording delay but allow you to record up to 30 seconds before the motion.

Don't miss out on important motion events: go back in time, before the event, to understand why it happened.

Cloud Firmware Update

1 Click Firmware Update

Tired of chasing down firmware from the manufacturer, downloading the firmware, uploading the firmware to the device, and then restarting the device? Don't bother!

This device checks for firmware and then downloads and installs it, itself, with one click.

3 year warranty

3-Year Warranty

This camera has an industry leading 3-year warranty. This camera can also be upgraded to a 5-year warranty.

Anti Reflective Glass

Anti-Reflective Glass

This camera has Anti-Reflective Glass.

Anti-Reflective Glass allows better light transmission vs standard glass. Standard glass cameras often come with a foam ring around the lens to prevent infrared light from bouncing back off the glass and entering the lens. This bounce-back can cause extreme differences in infrared lighting, which makes some items too bright and others too washed out if the ring is loose, ripped, or removed. Anti-Reflective Glass prevents this issue. Also, people have a tendency to accidentally destroy, damage, throw away or lose these foam rings. Anti-Reflective Glass reduces maintenance and user error.

Auto Grade LEDs

Auto Grade LEDs

This camera has Auto Grade LEDs.

Many IP cameras include low-quality infrared bulbs that fail over time. This camera has Automotive Grade LEDs, and you should expect the same sort of longevity from them as the headlights in your car.

Headlight Compensation

Headlight Compensation

This camera has Headlight Compensation.

Vehicle headlights directly into the camera lens can render many cameras useless. Headlight compensation reduces glare and overexposure due to car headlights.

At SCW, we try not to use the misleading term "License Plate Camera." The term "License plate cameras" is used rather flippantly by the security camera industry, has no real definition as a term, and can sometimes mean simply the presence of HLC; be careful with companies offering a simple solution to a very complex task of capturing license plates.

For more info, please read our knowledge base article on What they don't tell you about License Plate Cameras.

Automatic Defog

See through Fog with Automatic Defog

This camera has Automatic Defog.

Our automatic defog feature allows you to cut through fog, air pollution, and other atmospheric haze.

Adjustable Shutter Speed

Adjustable Shutter Speed for Customizable Performance in Low Light

This camera has an Adjustable Shutter Speed in a range between 1/30s to 1/100,000 of a second.

The shutter in a camera controls how long the camera takes to take a picture, but faster doesn't mean better. The faster that a camera shutter opens and closes, the more likely that you will get a clear, blur-free image. The longer that the shutter is open, the more light you let in and the better your image will be in low light. Shutters that are open for an extremely long time allow you to take color pictures at night/twilight without having to switch to infrared mode, but can result in motion blur.

There's no one-size fits all approach to shutter speed, so we give you full control (and free tech support) to set it up the best way possible.

Extended Transmission: 750 Foot POE

Extended Transmission: 750 Foot POE

This Camera has SCW EasyConnect2.0 which allows it to plug and play with SCW Cameras up to 750 feet away!

Normally, ethernet cable has a limit of ~300 feet. After that you start getting data packet collision (your video data gets all mixed up and hard to figure out the order of the data). With this SCW Admiral NVR and any of the SCW Admiral Line Cameras, you can extend that distance up to 750 feet. This feature requires both our cameras and NVR to work together.

When plugging a camera into a normal POE switch or POE injector, the normal ~300 foot limits will still apply. SCWEasyConnect 2.0 only available on SCW NVRs and some SCW POE Switches.

H.265 Recording

H.265 Recording

This device can record in H.265

H.265, also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or MPEG-H Part 2, is the video compression standard which replaces H.264. HEVC was a collaboration by many parties including Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Dolby, and the Moving Picture Experts Group. In comparison to H.264, H.265 offers about double the data compression ratio at the same level of video quality, which means both substantially improved video quality at the same bitrate and lower storage requirements.

H.265 saves hard drive space and increases the quality of an image by splitting the screen into a grid and only updating the sections that changed from the previous frame. This focuses nearly all of the processing power of the camera on the areas of the screen with activity. The image quality differences of H.265 is most noticeable in situations such as attempting to watch your camera remotely if your internet upload speed is slow.

You can also record in H.264 if you need backwards compatibility.

ONVIF Conformant

ONVIF Conformant

This device is ONVIF Conformant.

ONVIF is an open industry standard encoding language for the interface of IP-based physical security products.

Power over Ethernet

POE (Power over Ethernet)

This camera can be powered via an ethernet cable.

POE allows a Cat5 cable to both carry data and power, making it so that you only have to run one cable. You will need either a POE injector, a POE switch or one of our NVRs with built-in SCWEasyConnect POE to power a camera via ethernet.

**There is an optional wall plug adapter on most of our camera models. This wall plug adapter is only used by clients who cannot run POE cables.

UL Listed

UL Listed and FCC Certified

This product is UL Listed and FCC certified

UL is a safety consulting and certification company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and provides safety-related certification, validation, testing, inspection, and auditing of SCW products.

The Federal Communications Commission has certified that the electromagnetic interference from the device is under limits approved by the FCC.

American-Based Technical Support after the sale. For FREE. Forever.

Real review from Larry, who had this to say:

The most important part of a purchase like this is the support for technical assistance when there is a question or when there is a problem, and they always exceed expectations!

All of our equipment comes with Free Technical Support that is US based (Our Warehouse and Staff are located in Asheville, NC). We're happy to help you via chat, email, screen share / remote support sessions, and phones. Our number is 866-414-2553 and we're open from 9-7 M-F (EST).

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The Informant 4.0 Dual Vision - 26DF4-DV Specs



Image Sensors
Two independent 1/3” 4 Million Pixel, Progressive Scan CMOS
Processor Manufacturer
NDAA Compliant M-Star CPU
VCA / Smart Features
AI enhanced intrusion and line crossing with people and vehicle filtering, face detection, enter and leave area
Corridor Mode
Two Built In Microphones
Min. Illumination
Color video until 0.002 lux @F1.6, AGC ON
0 lux with IR on
Auto/Manual, 1 ~ 1/100000s
97° of horizontal coverage; (52.7° vertical)
Day & Night
IR-cut filter with auto switch (ICR)
Digital Noise Reduction
Wide Dynamic Range
True 130dB WDR
Digital Defog
Video Compression
H.265, H.264, MJPEG
Streams (Each Dome)
Main Stream: up to 4MP (2688×1520): Max. 25 fps - 3MP (2304x1296) 25 - 2MP (1920x1080) 30FPS

Sub Stream: up to 720p (1280×720): Max. 30 fps;
Mobile Data-Sensitive Stream: up to D1 (720×576): Max. 20 fps
Bit Rate
128 Kbps ~ 16Mbps
Max. Image Resolution
2688×1520; 4 Megapixel Each Dome
Frame Rate
4MP (2688×1520): Max. 25 fps Each Dome
Image Settings
Saturation, brightness, contrast, sharpness, headlight compensation, backlight compensation, region of interest, evaluative metering.
Yes, zone configurable
Alarm Trigger
Motion detection, tampering alarm, network disconnect, IP address conflict, storage exception
ONVIF (Profile S, Profile T, Profile G)
Onboard Storage
MicroSD Card Slot up to 256GB (Card not included)
Communication Interface
1 RJ45 10M/100M Base-TX Ethernet
Operating Conditions
(-22°F ~ 140 °F) Humidity 10 - 95% (non-condensing)
Power Supply
12 V DC±25%, PoE (IEEE802.3 af)
Power Consumption
Max. 9.1W
Weather Proof Rating
6.9” × 4.1’’ ×2.8"
Dome Adjustment Angle
Pan: 0°~ 180° - Tilt: 0°~ 66° - Rotate: 0°~ 346°
IR Range
Each Dome has Independent IR Up to 100ft.
1.37 Lbs

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