DISCONTINUED - The Lookout Mini 2.0 - Mini PTZ with 4x zoom


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The Lookout Mini is a small, durable camera that can do it all.

This little guy has everything you need to get the job done and then some. It’s got panning, tilting, 4x zoom and 255 presets so you’ll never miss a shot again. Night vision up to 165 feet means your next adventure will be captured in high-quality video no matter what time of day it is. And with its protective cage, this tough little cam will always have power on your side when you need it most!

With all these features packed into such a tiny package, there’s no reason not to buy one today!

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The Lookout Mini 2.0 has been replaced by the Lookout Mini 5.0 - available here this page exist for reference only.

The Lookout Mini is a small, durable camera that can do it all.

This little guy has everything you need to get the job done and then some. It’s got panning, tilting, 4x zoom and 255 presets so you’ll never miss a shot again. Night vision up to 165 feet means your next adventure will be captured in high-quality video no matter what time of day it is. And with its protective cage, this tough little cam will always have power on your side when you need it most!

With all these features packed into such a tiny package, there’s no reason not to buy one today!


1080p HD

1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 x 1080

Detect: 125 ft
Recognize: 75 ft
Identify: 50 ft

Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal



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

You can even wash them off with a hose.


temperature rating

Rated from -4°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between up to 95%.


ptz lens

Motorized 4x PTZ Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
95.7° - 32.5° of coverage

Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

Learn about Digital vs Optical Zoom


night footage

Infrared night vision up to 165 FT

Color video possible until 0.001 lux

How to get the best footage at night


special features

Built in microphone and speaker

Built in AI person detection

Small, Compact PTZ for indoor and outdoor use

True 120db WDR and low light sensor

Pan: 345° rotation
Tilt: 90°

Sample Photos. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

2.8mm at 2mp - the widest angle
10 FT 25 FT 50 FT 75 FT 90 FT
view of person at 10 feet from a 2.8mm 95 degree FOV lens 2MP security camera view of person at 25 feet from a 2.8mm 95 degree FOV lens 2MP security camera view of person at 50 feet from a 2.8mm 95 degree FOV lens 2MP security camera view of person at 75 feet from a 2.8mm 95 degree FOV lens 2MP security camera view at 100 feet from a 2.8mm 95 degree FOV lens 2MP security camera
12mm at 2MP - fully zoomed in, smallest angle of view
10 FT 25 FT 50 FT 75 FT 90 FT
view at 10 feet from a 12mm 32 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera view at 25 feet from a 12mm 32 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera view at 50 feet from a 12mm 32 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera view at 75 feet from a 12mm 32 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera view at 100 feet from a 12mm 32 degree FOV lens 1080P security camera


Detect someone up to 125 feet

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


Recognize someone up to 75 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 50 feet

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

What makes the Lookout Mini Unique:

pan tilt and zoom controls

Pan, Tilt and Zoom Controls

This camera can Pan left to right, Tilt up and Down, and Zoom in and Out. You can control it with an of our software interfaces: our PC/Mac Software, Webview, or by using the NVR itself. A physical joystick is not required.

You can pan 345 degrees on the Lookout Mini. Once you get to the "end" of the pan you will have to turn the opposite way. Pan speed: is 50°/s, Tilt range is 90°

pan tilt zoom pans back and forth on patrol

Presets, Patrols and Patterns

This PTZ can save and perform Presets, Patrols, and Patterns.

Presets are preset positions of the PTZ. For example, you could save the driveway that you have to drive through to enter your property as a preset. Upon telling the camera to view that preset, your PTZ will move to look at that area and then zoom in to the level defined by your preset. You can define 255 presets.

Patrols are a series of presets with a defined amount of time spent at each. Unlike Patterns, where the movement is part of the process, patrols are used to quickly move from point A to point B. A patrol is often used to check important entry points of buildings repeatedly - look at the warehouse bay, then the front door, then the loading dock, etc.

Patterns are recorded movements you can replay, and are like macros that can be performed at any time. For example, you could have a Pattern that involves zooming in rapidly to a preset level of zoom and then zooming back out again that you use to ID faces at distance or zoom in on licence plates. Another popular macro style is to create one that moves the PTZ at a steady speed along a predetermined route; patterns like this can be very valuable for following a product on an assembly line or the flow of traffic. Patterns can also be used to slowly pan across a field or other action where the points of interest are not known in advance.

A total of 16 Patrols and Patterns can be stored.

Patterns and Patrols can be performed automatically.

Person Detection

auto tracking of objects

This camera supports person detection. Using an embedded AI chipset this camera can specifically detect people. Set recording or alerts to only when a person is detected.

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

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.

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.

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.


Bitrate - 1080P

At 1080P and 30 FPS, while recording at H.265, this camera should use 3 Mbps of the NVR's bitrate budget. (With H.264, it should use 7Mbps).

Did you know: The processor in an NVR has both an incoming and outgoing bitrate. Incoming is for recording video and outgoing is for watching it remotely. All of our NVRs have at least 5Mbps per channel in incoming bitrate, and many models can have extra bitrate. Your NVR's spare incoming bitrate is what determines if it can record channels at higher-than-1080P resolution, use specialty panoramic cameras, or many other things (see individual NVR models).

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.

weatherproof rating

Weatherproof Housing

This camera has a Weatherproof Housing.

It has been rated at IP66 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 (but not immersion).

This camera can be safely used outdoors.

Attention: The IP66 rating covers the camera's housing not the cable. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

scw support included

The Lookout Mini 2.0 - 26ZV-MINI - 2MP (1080P) IP Mini PTZ Camera with 4x Optical Zoom


Pan and Tilt Controls

Pan Range
Pan Speed
0.1°/s ~ 50°/s; Preset speed: 50°/s
Tilt Range
Tilt Speed
0.1° ~ 40°/s / Preset speed: 40°/s
Max Presets
Home Position
Patrol Types
Preset Patrol
Max Presets

Image Specifications

Image Sensor
1/2.8", 2 megapixel, progressive scan, CMOS
Processor Manufacturer
VCA / Smart Features
Person detection, auto-tracking, video tampering, audio rise/fall/sudden change/threshold, motion detection
Min. Illumination
Color video until 0.001 lux @F1.6
0 lux with IR on
Auto/Manual; shutter time: 1s ~ 1/100000 s
2.8-12mm AF
Day & Night
IR-cut filter with auto switch (ICR)
Digital Noise Reduction
Wide Dynamic Range
True 120dB WDR
Digital Defog
Max. Image Resolution
1920*1080; 2 Megapixel
Frame Rate
1080P (1920*1080) 30 fps; 720P (1280*720) 30 fps; D1 (720*576) 25 fps
Image Settings
Saturation, brightness, contrast, sharpness, headlight compensation, backlight compensation, region of interest, 9:16 corridor mode, evaluative metering.
Yes, zone configurable for up to 8 areas

Networking Specifications

Video Compression
H.265, H.264, MJPEG
Camera Streams
Main Stream: up to 1080P (1920*1080) 30 fps

Sub Stream: up to 1080P (1920×1080): Max. 30 fps;
Mobile Data-Sensitive Stream: up to D1 (720×576): Max. 30 fps
Bit Rate
32 Kbps ~ 8Mbps
Edge Storage
Micro SD, up to 128 GB
ONVIF(Profile S, Profile G, Profile T)

Inputs / Outputs

Communication Interface
1 RJ45 10M/100M Base-TX Ethernet
Built in Microphone and Speaker
Audio Compression and Features
Two way Audio Supported; G.711 Audio Compression

General Specifications

Operating Conditions
-4°F ~ 140°F, Humidity ≤ 95% RH(non-condensing)
Rain/Snow/Dust Prevention
IP66 Weatherprotected
Power Supply
DC 12V±25%, PoE (IEEE802.3 at)
Power Consumption
Up to 16W
Surge Protection
Plastic / Metal
Φ5.2”x 9.8”
IR Range
Up to 165 ft.
1.92 Lbs

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