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The Informant 4.0 v2 - 26DF4M-A - Mini Dome Camera with Microphone

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SKU
26DF4M-A

Resolution

4MP UHD Quality

4MP @ 25 FPS: 2688x1520

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


4MP vs 4K


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even wash them off with a hose.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -22°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 2.8mm
101° of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about Digital vs Optical Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.003 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Integrated Microphone

True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

NDAA Approved M-Star CPU

IK10 Impact Resistant

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Informant 4.0 v2 - 26DF4M-A - Mini Dome Camera with MicrophoneThe Informant 4.0 v2 - 26DF4M-A - Mini Dome Camera with MicrophoneThe Informant 4.0 v2 - 26DF4M-A - Mini Dome Camera with Microphone

Resolution

4MP UHD Quality

4MP @ 25 FPS: 2688x1520

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


4MP vs 4K


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even wash them off with a hose.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -22°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 2.8mm
101° of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about Digital vs Optical Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.003 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Integrated Microphone

True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

NDAA Approved M-Star CPU

IK10 Impact Resistant

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR


The Informant 4.0 v2 is a mini dome that also has an integrated microphone for audio surveillance It should be able to pick up a normal speaking voice at 15 feet. It has an 1K10 vandal proof glass dome surrounding the lens. Glass domes are iconic and what people usually think of with a security camera, but the glass has benefits and drawbacks. Despite our logo being a glass dome camera shape, most of our models don't have them anymore because they aren't that DIY friendly. To install most glass dome cameras, you have to remove the outer dome to reveal the mounting screws and then screw the dome back on after mounting the camera. In more humid areas, this can trap moisture inside the camera; for this reason, most glass dome cameras are installed indoors. The Informant comes with some silicon moisture absorbing beads to help combat this issue (please don't remove them). Glass domes are sometimes used outdoors especially in situations like college campuses or apartment complexes where "non-destructive vandalism," such as turning the camera away from its intended target, is common. Glass domes do not hide which way the camera is pointed. 1K10 is the highest measurement rating for protection from physical damage for security camera products, so it should protect against some destructive vandalism as well. Unlike recording video, recording audio is heavily regulated. It is very important when recording audio to follow the rules and regulations set out in the Federal Wiretap Act; because of this law, the microphone's default setting is "off." If you want to turn the microphone on, we will gladly help you, but you should make sure you are complying with the law before doing so.

Sample Photos taken by the Deputy 4.0, which shares similar optics to the Informant 4.0 v2. Click to enlarge the images. Press ESC key to close.

10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT
view at 10 feet from a 2.8mm 101 degree FOV lens  4MP security camera view at 20 feet from a 2.8mm 101 degree FOV lens 4MP security camera view at 50 feet from a 2.8mm 101 degree FOV lens 4MP security camera view at 75 feet from a 2.8mm 101 degree FOV lens 4MP security camera view at 100 feet from a 2.8mm 101 degree FOV lens 4MP security camera

detection

Detect someone up to 115 feet

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

recognize

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

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 Unique:

Integrated Microphone

integrated mic

This camera has an integrated Microphone. It can pick up a speaking voice about 15 feet from the camera.

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

IK10

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 (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


Audio In / Outs

audio in and out

This camera has both an input and output for a microphone and speaker.

To connect an external speaker and microphone, just twist the speaker wire / microphone wire together in the same way that you connect speaker wire for a stereo. There are four wires in total; two for each connection, a sound channel and a grounding wire. The wires are labeled.

Audio and Alarm Inputs FAQ and Sample Wiring Guide




Admiral Line Camera Features:


Cat5 Plug and Play POE with Admiral NVRs

Plug & Play with Admiral & Imperial NVRs

This Informant 4.0 will plug and play with our Admiral and Imperial line of Security NVRs

Please note that our ip surveillance camera models with models 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.



Built Tough: Commercial Grade Line

This Informant 4.0 is part of our Admiral commercial video surveillance system line. Feel free to read more about these features and what commercial grade means to us, but here's a quick synopsis:

IP67 weatherproof rated - Full protection against dust, rain, sprinklers, water jets and even immersion up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

Extreme Temperature - Withstands extreme temperatures from the summers of Arizona to the winters in Minnesota. -22°F ~ 140 °F

Aluminum and Ceramic Molding - Feel confident in your invest with commercial grade housing that won’t crumble and decay like the plastic competition.

Anti Reflective Glass with Automotive grade LEDs - Commercial quality components that allow better light transmission and will last without dimming or fading over time.

Passes vibration and surge testing up to 6,0000 volts - SCW cameras can withstand vibration and surges up to 6,000 volts.

Easy 1 Click Firmware Update Process - Maintenance made easy.

750 Foot POE Extended Transmission: the old 300 foot limitations are a thing of the past.

Store 40% more data with H.265 video compression or switch back to H.264, if you need H.264 third-party integration support.

No Recording Delay - Even when recording on motion.



3 to 5 year warranty

3 or 5 Year Warranty

The Informant 4.0 comes with a 3 year warranty. This warranty can also be upgraded to a 5 years. We recommend doing so for commercial clients.



Motion Detection, Alerts, and VCA

This Informant 4.0 v2 is part of our Admiral motion detection security camera system line. Feel free to read more about these features by clicking on the link, but here's a quick synopsis:

Alerts and Notifications:

Get email alerts with snapshot images of motion detection alerts or VCA events

Set a schedule to get emails only on the hours of the day you want.

Get Push Notifications to the SCW Go Application for Android and iPhone.

Recording:

Create your own customizable record schedule, including recording based on the day of the week, hours of the day, or even choose not to record for periods of time. Set constant recording during business hours and only motion during closed hours.

Motion, VCA, or 24/7 Recording - Record based on motion detection, VCA (video content analysis), or set the system to record 24/7. You can even record based on alarm inputs!

No Recording Delay / Pre & Post Event Recording - If your system is set to record based on motion or VCA events, you can have a 60 second pre-event buffer to grab footage prior to the detection. You can also set the system to record up to 10 minutes after an incident is detected.

Customizable Motion Detection Recording through VCA events:

VCA features do vary by camera model. This Informant 4.0 v2 supports these VCA features:

Intrusion Detection - Monitor areas with precision, define zones, set time thresholds, and sensitivity.

Line Crossing - Create virtual lines to detect people or objects crossing doors, entrances, and more.

Audio Detection - Listens for Rises or falls in volume, and sudden loud noises.

Vandal Detection - Get alerts based on tampering detection, defocusing, or any dramatic scene changes.


Corridor Mode

Corridor Mode

This camera has Corridor Mode.

Corridor mode allows you to flip the image on its side so that you can change the 16x9 ratio to 9x16. This is advantageous in the case of hallways, side yards, or corridors (hence the name) where the extra space vertical space is needed and the extra horizontal space would only show you more wall or fence area. To use corridor mode, install the camera with the lens pointed 90 degrees from center and then enable the corridor mode on via our software.



ONVIF compliant

ONVIF Conformant

This device is ONVIF compliant.

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



bitrate 1080p 30 fps

Bitrate - 4MP

At 4MP and 25 FPS, while recording at H.265, this camera should use 3.5 Mbps of the NVR's bitrate budget. (With H.264, it should use 7Mbps).

Related: IP Camera Bitrate Calculator


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

Real review from Fransisco, 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, screenshare / remote support sessions, and phones. Our number is 866-414-2553 and we're open from 9-7 M-F (EST).


scw support included



UL Listed, FCC certified

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.


The Informant 4.0 v2 - 26DF4M-A Specs

 

Specifications

26DF4M-A
Image Sensor
1/3” 4 Million Pixel, Progressive Scan CMOS
Processor Manufacturer
NDAA Approved M-Star CPU
VCA / Smart Features
Motion Detection, Intrusion Detection, Cross Line, Video Tampering
Corridor Mode
Supported
Audio
Built in Microphone, Bare Wire Input/Output
Min. Illumination
Color video until 0.003 lux @F1.6, AGC ON
0 lux with IR on
Shutter
Auto/Manual, 1 ~ 1/100000s
Lens
2.8mm@F1.6
101° of horizontal coverage; (55.3° vertical)
Day & Night
IR-cut filter with auto switch (ICR)
Digital Noise Reduction
2D/3D DNR
Wide Dynamic Range
True 120dB WDR
Digital Defog
Yes
Video Compression
H.265, H.264, MJPEG
Camera Streams
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
32 Kbps ~ 16Mbps
Max. Image Resolution
2688×1520; 4 Megapixel
Frame Rate
4MP (2688×1520): Max. 25 fps
Image Settings
Saturation, brightness, contrast, sharpness, headlight compensation, backlight compensation, region of interest, evaluative metering.
BLC
Yes, zone configurable
Alarm Trigger
Motion detection, tampering alarm, network disconnect, IP address conflict, storage exception
Protocols
IPv4, IGMP, ICMP, ARP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, PPPoE, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, FTP, UPnP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, 802.1x, SNMP
Interoperability
ONVIF (Profile S, Profile T)
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. 6W
Weather Proof Rating
IP67
Dimensions
Ø4.3” x 2.4”
IR Range
Up to 100ft.
Weight
.82 Lbs


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