Tuesday, January 5, 2010

PenCam Mini Video Camera and Recorder

Swann Releases Next Generation PenCam Mini
Video Camera and Recorder

Real working pen conceals color camera and DVR now shoots video & still images in enhanced resolution

Santa Fe Springs, CA - (January 5, 2010)
– Swann Security, the global leader in security monitoring solutions, proudly announces its latest innovation in covert surveillance – PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder. Like its predecessors, the PenCam is an advanced all-in-one surveillance system that easily allows anyone to make their own hidden videos. Swann’s next generation PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder now shoots both video and still images in much higher resolution, so users can share quality AVI videos and still images on social media sites like Facebook™, Youtube™ and MySpace™.

The PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder captures color AVI videos in 640 x 480 VGA resolution and JPEG still images in 1280 x 960 resolution, thanks to a camera concealed in the end of a real working pen. All footage is recorded on internal 2GB memory, capable of recording over an hour of video footage or capturing 9,000 still images. When the memory is full, simply unscrew the pen and the lower half contains a USB connector that plugs into a computer for easy back-up. The PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that lasts 90 minutes on a full charge and recharges via a computer’s USB port.

“The PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder is the flagship product in our covert surveillance line of products and remains one of our most popular product offerings to date,” commented Guy Pithie, Swann Communication’s Vice President North America. “With increased popularity of sites like Facebook™, Youtube™ and MySpace™, our customers are always searching for clever ways to capture and share their memories with the rest of the world. Ease of use combined with dual video/still recording capabilities and improved resolution makes the PenCam Mini Video Camera & Recorder a perfect choice for anyone.”

Swann’s PenCam Mini Video Camera and Recorder has a MSRP of $99.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAD and will be available through Swann’s network of retailers.

See Swann’s A PenCam Mini Video Camera and Recorder and other video surveillance and IT solutions at this year’s CES show; Swann will be exhibiting in Central Hall at booth 12544.

For more information on Swann’s PenCam Mini Video Camera and Recorder or to learn about more of Swann’s products, please contact PR Representative Brian Metcalf at (305) 576-1171 x11 or at brianmetcalf@maxborgesagency.com or go to www.swannsecurity.com

About Swann
Swann is a global leader in security monitoring solutions and I.T. peripherals targeting consumers through retail channels. Swann's sustained growth and success has been based on designing and developing surveillance technology that is innovative yet cost effective.

The company's products are mainly do-it-yourself (DIY) with easy-to-follow 'plug-and-play' instructions, full after-sale technical support and retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office and small-to-medium retail users.

For customers needing more high-tech solutions, Swann is at the forefront of the latest international trends including wireless connectivity, professional quality CCTV cameras with infrared night vision, digital video recording with motion detection and networkability, web surveillance and remote notification.

Swann was founded in 1988 by David Swann in Melbourne, Australia and now has offices in the USA, Australia, and Hong Kong with global distribution through partners in the UK, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, the Middle East and more. The company will continue its aggressive drive to expand its international distribution network in the future.

Swann's reseller network includes some of the worlds largest retailers and distributors including Fry's Electronics, Radio Shack, The Home Depot, Ritz Camera, Brandsmart USA, Makro, Maplin Electronics, Currys, Dixons and Dick Smith Electronics.