Swann ADS-456 720p Day & Night Indoor IP Camera

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About this product


  • Clear resolution, 720p camera
  • Night vision up to 5m
  • IP CCTV technology for straight forwards and easy networking of your camera

Product overview

• Clear resolution, 720p camera
• Night vision up to 5m
• IP CCTV technology for straight forwards and easy networking of your camera
• Viewing angle of 76 degrees to monitor the area
• Wireless via Wi-Fi - no video cable needed
Special Features
• Alerts to your smartphone or tablet via Swann App to let you know when an alert is triggered
• One way Audio to listen in to what’s going on
• microSD slot for on board recording (currently not compatible with Swann App)

What is the advantage of a HD Wi-Fi camera?

The Swann ADS-456 camera is a great Wi-Fi security Camera, easy to set up and monitor. The camera has a wide 76 degrees viewing angle so you can capture even more in one shot. The HD 720p resolution with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution is great for picking up fine details such as people’s faces and number plates. The Swann ADS-456 is also capable of sending one way audio to let you monitor and record the sound going on in the immediate area. The 5m night vision switching to black and white means that even in total dark your camera will still record taking advantage of its nine infra-red LEDs

Is this camera capable of wirelessly recording?

The camera sends images wirelessly so no video cable is needed, just establish the camera using the Ethernet cable then connect through your Wi-Fi (power supplied via cable). The Swann ADS-456 also has a microSD Slot (microSD not included) for on board recording and backups to a secure Cloud server when activated. This camera can be viewed remotely through the use of a free Swann App to let you view your camera on the go.

Easy to set up

Everything you need to set up this camera is included in the box including a 1m Ethernet cable mounting screws and plugs. This indoor IP camera comes with a mount that can be placed on any flat surface.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed ! My first disappointment was the fact that the camera only appears to connect via a WPS wireless system and not a WPA-PSK as is mine. Furthermore it does not say on the outside of the box that a WPS system must be used for wireless connectivity. Consequently i have had to use the network cable which means it has to be close to the router or put up with long unsightly lengths of network cabling! Unable to activate an audible alert on smart phone when camera is activated. Reviewed instructions several times without easily managing this! Unable to access camera on PC (Windows laptop) - Possible because lack of wireless connectivity ??
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nifty piece of kit This camera is great, so much so that I went out and purchased a 2nd. The camera is really easy to fit and once it is up and running its perfect. Hardly any wiring and the wifi connectivity makes it even simpler. Alerts come through to my iPhone via the app. Plenty of video clips saved to the cloud at no subscription cost! Perfect. The only downside which I am sure will come in time is the ability to delete saved alerts from the cloud in one batch and the option to suspend alerts when you are at home. Worth the money!
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Kit Easy to set up and use. Did experience wi-fi drop-out when I moved it too far away from the router. I've now wired direct with a LAN connection and no problems. Mobile App is even better than from laptop as it has sound. However, for iphones, you need IOS 6 or above.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good bit of kit Worked straight away, no hassle and being able to check on my shop anytime gives great peace of mind. I did experience drop-out when I tried to move the camera to a different location in the shop but this was down to just moving it out of the router's wireless range. I've now changed to a LAN connection and it's faultless. Only issue I have had was that the mobile app needs iOS 6 or above for the iPhone but it works fine on Macs & PCs.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It should score 5 stars but for the software Just bought 2 cameras. Here are the issues I found: 1. The QR code that's generated to set up the connection just doesn't work. I tried iphones, samsung Note 3, Tablet and PC. None worked. I had to use WPS as an alternative, but I will explain why I didn't want wireless connection later. 1a. The instruction state hold WPS button down for 4-5 seconds. WRONG, you keep holding the WPS button until it connects with the router. 2. The Swann Cloud website freezes, time and time again. 3. Two camera set up only allows one camera to be played back when an event occurs. What's the point of this? Ah.... you can upgrde and buy a storage plan for both cameras and that sorts out the problem. 4. These are not designed for Live streaming, or maybe they are but the cloud storage is throttling back the bandwidth and watching the camera is like a camera from the Pound Shop. a frame view every 5, 6 or 7 seconds. Dreadful. 5.Connection with the Swann Cloud to change settings is okay but why not send the changes from your local router to the camera and then up to the cloud. Would make things a lot simpler and quicker. 6. Firmware update fails and fails. So I am sitting with one camera updated and the other on the old version. The update is 2.9.1 7. The camera and stand uses a ball mount and is threaded. You cannot seem to tighten the threaded section enough to get it tight sufficiently to keep the camera straight upright. 8. I just wanted wired connection but found it impossible to connect wired only. Reset cameras time and time again, use the QR code that doesn't work, round and round in circles. Use the WPS code and start again. So ended up with both wired and wireless on the camera which i couldn't interrogate to find out which one was actually being used. Router showed both and Swann settings showed wired. Pros: Camera picture quality is second to none on recorded playback. The quality of build is good. Overall I'm disappointed. Was going to buy two of the four camera CCTV sets, but will hold back a while on this decision.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from useless took ages to set up then within hours camera offline and says token it says on box plug and play
Date published: 2015-10-10
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Analogue No
Hi Def Analogue No
IP Yes
Camera Type
Bullet No
Dome No
Pan Tilt Zoom No
Indoor Outdoor
Indoor Yes
Outdoor No
Connection fitting
Ethernet No
Cable Length No Cable
Image Sensor
Resolution 1280 x 720
Lens Size 4 mm
Recording Frame Rate up to 30fps
Zoom magnification N/A
Still Image Capture Yes
Viewing Angle (Horizontal) 76°
Viewing Angle (Vertical)
Rotation angle N/A
Day/Night Mode? Yes
Night Vision
Night Vision Distance up to 5 m
Number of Infra-Red LEDs 9
Infra-Red LED Lifespan (Average) 10,000 Hours
Min Illumination 0 lux (IR on)
Remote monitoring from mobile device Yes
Push alerts to your mobile device Yes
One way audio Yes
Two way audio No
Operating Systems and Protocols
Windows XP or later
Apple IOS Yes
Android Yes
Other Mac
Wireless Connectivity
Wireless? Yes
Frequency? 2.4 GHz
Digital? Yes
Wi-Fi? Yes
Operating Power DC 5V
Operating Temperature -10°C to 40°C
Body Construction Plastic
Dimensions – Camera 68 mm x 85 mm x 130 mm
Dimensions - Wall Mount 69 mm x 85 mm x 130 mm
Weight – Camera 131 g
Backlight Compensation Yes
White Balance Yes
Gain Control Yes
Package contents
SwannCloud HD Camera
Network cable
Power Adapter
Mounting Screws and plugs
Operating Instructions
Theft deterrent stickers

The camera will be placed in a sealed room where there are no pets etc. Will the camera trigger an alarm only when it detects an intruder, or every time the ambient temperature or sunlight changes the light or temperature of the room.

Asked by: Peter
The camera trigger an alarm only when it detects an intruder.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-08

Can this be used on a local network without needing to connect to the internet - in particular from an android phone and a windows pc (firefox / chrome)?

Asked by: Danny
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-24

Is there a monthly fee if not recording 

Asked by: Redfiat
Please see the link below for more information on cloud http://www.swann.com/uk/swanncloud/
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-07

Does this camera support POE (Power over ethernet)?

Asked by: TomTom
Unfortunately this camera does not support POE.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-29

Does this camera need to have constant internet connection or can it just record onto the SD card without being connected to the internet?

Asked by: steven1992
This camera does require a constant network connection.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-27

What's the maximum SD card memory it can take?

Asked by: steven1992
The maximum SD card size is 64GB.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-27

What is minimum broadband speed required to operate well?

Asked by: Allan
We would advise at least 1mb up.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-10

Does the 456 overwrite when the sd card is full

Asked by: Bazz
Yes that is correct , the card will be overwritten if set to do so .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-02-04
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