The Scope 8.0

4K (8MP = 4x1080P) IP PTZ Camera with 22x Optical Zoom

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4K @ 30 FPS; 3840 x 2160

Detect: 1.5 miles
Recognize: 2000ft
Identify: 1000ft ft

Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4K 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

Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 158 °F

Humidity rated between up to 90%.


ptz lens

Motorized PTZ Varifocal: 6.5 - 143mm
59° - 3.4° of coverage

Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

Learn about Digital vs Optical Zoom


night footage

Long Range Infrared night vision up to 650 FT

Color video possible until 0.003 lux

How to get the best footage at night


special features

Audio Input and Output
Audio Input/Output FAQ

True WDR (120db)

Pan: 360° (endless) rotation
Tilt: -15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Scope 8.0 is the most powerful PTZ camera we offer.

The Scope 8.0 has a range of up to 1.5 miles and features high resolution, wide angle coverage that creates a fuller picture of the scene than any other camera, IR LEDs for nighttime visibility at distances up to 650 feet and weatherproofing so you can utilize this powerhouse wherever you need it most.

With its powerful infrared night vision capabilities, you'll be able to monitor large spaces with ease no matter what time of day or night it is! This product will give your business all the tools it needs to succeed in today's competitive market. You won't regret investing in this long-range commercial-grade PTZ camera!

The Scope’s 59-3.4 degree viewing angle let's you see more field of view than that offered by competitors while its automatic motion detection feature monitors boarder crossing without constant feed monitoring – just set your parameters and walk away!



4K @ 30 FPS; 3840 x 2160

Detect:~1.5 miles
Recognize: 2000 FT
Identify: 1000 FT

Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4K 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

Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 158°F

Humidity is rated between up to 95%.


ptz lens

Motorized PTZ Varifocal: 6.5 - 143mm
59° - 3.4° of coverage

Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

Learn about Digital vs Optical Zoom


night footage

Long-Range Auto-follow Infrared night vision up to 650 FT

Color video possible until 0.003 lux

How to get the best footage at night


special features

Audio Input and Output
Audio Input/Output FAQ

True WDR (120db)

Pan: 360° (endless) rotation
Tilt: -15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

Resolution is the most important thing about your surveillance cameras. With this Scope 8.0, at max zoom, you should be able to:


Detect someone up to 1.5 miles

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


Recognize someone up to 2000 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 1000 feet

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

What makes the Scope 8.0 Unique:

AutoTracking Mode

auto tracking of objects

This camera can be set to auto follow moving objects.

Auto-Tracking will follow the largest object and does not work well in areas where a moving background could cause issues (having trees or bushes swaying in the wind). It is best used for parking lots, shipping ports, and other places where the moving objects are large and the background is static.

Auto tracking is intended to be a tool in getting greater detail on the scene such as a closer look at the person’s’ face, car, and if conditions are right, a license plate (please refer to our full license plate guide for the right conditions). Auto tracking is not intended to be used as a one camera “silver bullet” style solution which can replace multiple cameras and be used solo to capture entire events. Auto tracking PTZs should have cameras covering the wider area for the most effective use. Auto tracking is not suited for every scene, situation, or environment.

Auto Tracking supplements and assists the operator. Auto Tracking is NOT intended to replace human management of the camera system.

Admiral Line Features:

Pan, Tilt and Zoom Controls

pan tilt zoom software 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 360 degrees in an endless manner (you can keep turning left or right forever, without the cable getting tangled or caught). It moves up to 240° per second when in free form movement and up to 300° per second when moving to a preset.

You can tilt between –15° ~ +90°. It moves up to 240° per second when in free form movement and up to 300° per second when moving to a preset.

Presets, Patrols and Patterns

pan tilt zoom pans back and forth on patrol

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.

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

Cat5 Plug and Play POE with Admiral NVRs

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 for 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

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 Settings

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.

Pre-Motion Event Recording Buffer

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.

Event Recording Mode

Event Recording Mode through Video Content Analysis (VCA)

With this camera and a SCW Admiral or Imperial NVR, you can be alerted when your camera detect people, objects, or vehicles that do specific things, such as:

3 year warranty

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.

1 click 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 Housing

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 IP67 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 compliant

ONVIF Conformant

This device is ONVIF Conformant.

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

POE 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, FCC certified

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 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, 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 Scope 8.0 - 26ZV8


Pan and Tilt Controls

Pan Range
360° (endless)
Pan Speed
0.1°/s ~ 240°/s; Preset speed: 300°/s
Tilt Range
–15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)
Tilt Speed
0.1° ~ 160°/s / Preset speed: 240°/s
Max Presets
Max Presets
Home Position
Patrol Types
Preset patrol, route patrol, recorded patrol
Max Patrols
Up to 4 patrols, up to 8 presets per patrol
Max Patterns
Up to 1 recorded pattern

Image Specifications

Image Sensor
1/1.8", 4K megapixel, progressive scan, CMOS
Processor Manufacturer
Min. Illumination
Color video possible until 0.003 lux (F1.5, AGC ON)
0 lux with IR on
Auto/Manual, F1.5 ~ F3.4
Auto/Manual; shutter time: 1 ~ 1/100000s
6.5 ~ 143 mm (22x optical zoom)
59° - 3.4° of horizontal coverage (35°-1.9° vertical)
Day & Night
IR-cut filter with auto switch (ICR)
Digital Noise Reduction
Wide Dynamic Range
True WDR (120db)
Digital Defog
Max. Image Resolution
3840 × 2160; 8 Megapixel
Frame Rate
4K (3840 × 2160) 30FPS; (1920*1080) 30 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
Electronic Image Stabilization

Networking Specifications

Video Compression
H.265, H.264, MJPEG
Camera Streams
Main Stream: up to 4K (3840 × 2160) 30 fps;

Sub Stream: up to 1080P (1920×1080): Max. 25 fps;
Mobile Data-Sensitive Stream: up to D1 (720×576): Max. 20 fps
Bit Rate
32 Kbps ~ 8Mbps
Edge Storage
Micro SD, up to 256 GB
ONVIF(Profile S, Profile G, Profile T)

Inputs / Outputs

Communication Interface
1 RJ45 10M/100M Base-TX Ethernet
Alarm Inputs/Outputs
1 input; 1 output
Alarm Triggers
Motion detection, tampering alarm, network disconnect, IP address conflict, storage exception
Audio Inputs/Outputs
Input: impedance 35 kΩ; amplitude 2 V [p-p]
Output: impedance 600 Ω; amplitude 2 V [p-p]
Audio Compression and Features
Two way Audio Supported; G.711 Audio Compression

General Specifications

Operating Conditions
-40°F ~ 158°F, Humidity ≤ 95% RH(non-condensing)
Rain/Snow/Dust Prevention
Structure and window designed to battle bad weather
Power Supply
24 V AC±25% (default power supply), 24V DC±25%, PoE (Included Injector Required)
Power Consumption
Power consumption: 8 W ~ 47 W
Surge Protection
Weather Proof Rating
Ø8.9" x 14.2"
IR Range
Smart IR, 650 foot IR
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