Swann PRO-781 700 TVL Day & Night Vari-focal Outdoor Dome Camera

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About this product


  • Clear resolution, 700 TV line camera
  • Powerful night vision up to 30m
  • Analogue CCTV technology for higher resolution images even in low light conditions

Product overview

• Clear resolution, 700 TV line camera
• Powerful night vision up to 30m
• Analogue CCTV technology for higher resolution images even in low light conditions
• Variable viewing angle from 23 to 81 degrees to give a wide range of viewing angles from doorways to wide car parks
• IP67 weatherproof rated for use indoor or outdoor
Special Features
• On-screen Display (OSD) controller to customise camera settings

What is the advantage of a vari-focal dome camera?

The flexible vari-focal Swann PRO-781 is a great addition to any security system. The camera has a range of viewing angles from 23 to 81 degrees which allows you to cover anything from focusing on a doorway or safe to observing a carpark or large garden. The 700 TV Line resolution allows you to see details clearly and with its powerful 30m night vision not even total dark will stop you recording.

How can I connect my camera to my DVR?

Compatible with most DVRs with BNC connections, the Swann PRO-781 is quick and easy to set up. Simply plug and play connecting the BNC, RS-485 and power leads to receive images and control some settings through your on-screen display controller. The camera comes with 18m of cable as well as power supply, screws and fixings. To watch your camera on the go just connect your camera to a networked DVR and use a compatible app on your smartphone.

How do I change the focus area?

Vari-focal angles are set when the camera installed and can be manually changed on the camera itself. The camera can be used to focus on a narrow field of view such as a doorway or path, or adjusted to cover a delivery area or shop front. The PRO-781 is designed to be fixed under a ceiling or overhang and should be placed out of reach but within easy access distance.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very dissapointed with this product, have purchased 4 of them, they have a flaw that people should know about, daytime vision superb, night time vision disgustingly poor. Had purchased these items some weeks ago this week only had installed them, it appears that the intense infrareds leds offer a 'glare' or reflection in the dome bouncing back into the camera lens. After much deliberation and countless adjustments i sought high proffesional advice and was told that the quality of this camera was flawed by a foam polystyrene ring around the lens which shows a problem with them to start with.
Date published: 2012-08-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought three of them, they all have an identical problem and i do hope swann is informed of this, buyers beware. Led's infrareds bounce back reflection during nightime vision, very poor quality neoprene ring surrounds lens indicating serious flaw and poor design, instead of a foam ring hardware should compensate. Awful design not impressed, maplin take a serious note this is not i see from the feedback list the first issue with this item. Very poor quality for a heavy price. Day time vision excellent. I employed a proffesional cctv installation company to clarify correct installation he commented on the cheap plastic acrylic dome and internal infrareds glare only stopped by a cheap foam ring. - rubbish, taking back for a refund shortly. What a shame
Date published: 2012-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy Camera Replaced the Swann Super Wide Angle 700TVL (extremely poor night vision), for this one. Day/night vision very good, no blurriness experienced at all. A wee bit larger than the wide angle though. Had a bit of a problem securing it onto my facia, after struggling to hold the glass casing for about 15 minutes while trying to screw the mount into my facia with one hand, I suddenly realised that the metal cable dangling down in front of me was the support cable to hold the glass casing so as to free your hands to secure the camera! Good support from the Maplin guys at Maidstone, would recommend Marcus to help you along the tricky path of CCTV purchasing, he knows his stuff.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an amazing camera everyone has been complaining about the nighttime "fog" problem. I too had this problem but the solution is get a piece of kitchen paper towel or better microfibre cloth and rub fairly hard all over the camera with the cloth. What creates the fog effect is the fingerprints you leave behind after handling it and fitting it you must removeall prints for a shiny finish. Bought 3 of these and 3 bullet camera equivalent all same problem this fixed it Happy recording, keep safe
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from just bought two of these all swinging and dancing 700tvl top of the range cameras yesterday, had them 'proffesionally installed today by a very competent electrician this morning, picture has been awesome all day long, we suffer alot of antisocial behaviour around hear and already its paying for itself, i bought these from the sunderland branch yesterday. daytime vision is brilliant, however i have had to book my electrician in again to come back, its now dark and the black and white nightime picture is awful, it looks like looking through fog, just phoned maplin and they said there is feedback on this problem and then now i have phoned swann, there customer services are foreign nothing wrong with this but trying to explain the 'foggy vision through the night viewing is very difficult, they have said this is impossible but its evidently not, nightime vision is not very good at all. daytime great, nightime very poor, not good considering we only get trouble on a night - very dissapointed
Date published: 2012-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from hi all, bought two of these babies, i keep getting my car broken into, so bought these to plug into my digital tv recorder to watch car through nightime, works well via plug and play connection, daytime vision very good, nightime vision got a problem. like looking through white smokey fog, very very poor nightime picture, looked up on internet its called infrared reflection in dome, this day and age shouldnt be a problem, maplin offered a refund today
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from image quality is very good, only 600tvl though, very strong and robust, if going to use rg59 cable you have to run another 4 core cable to supply power and ptz control. other than this which is very time consuming you are ready to use a very reliable, very robust, smart looking item. downside.... it turns to black and white with night vision not good. if used with a swan recorder no issues with quality or use. manual zoom and focus is rubbish if you are going to use it then site it and use it from factory setting.
Date published: 2012-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blurry Night Vision Fitted the camera, run cable around side of house, was misty in daylight and then as soon as night vision comes on you get a blur, now cant return item as its all fixed to walls and sealed.
Date published: 2013-12-28
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Analogue Yes
Hi Def Analogue No
Camera Type
Bullet No
Dome Yes
Pan Tilt Zoom No
Indoor Outdoor
Indoor Yes
Outdoor IP67 Rated (Weatherproof)
Connection fitting
Ethernet No
Cable Length 18 m
Image Sensor Colour 1/3" Sony 'Effio' CCD
Resolution 700 TVL
Lens Size 2.8 mm- 12 mm
Recording Frame Rate N/A
Zoom magnification N/A
Still Image Capture N/A
Viewing Angle (Horizontal) 23°-81°
Viewing Angle (Vertical) 23°-81°
Rotation angle N/A
Day/Night Mode? Yes
Night Vision
Night Vision Distance up to 30 m
Number of Infra-Red LEDs 21
Infra-Red LED Lifespan (Average) 10,000 hours
Min Illumination 0 lux
Remote monitoring from mobile device No
Push alerts to your mobile device No
One way audio No
Two way audio No
Operating Systems and Protocols
Windows N/A
Apple IOS N/A
Android N/A
Other N/A
Wireless Connectivity
Wireless? No
Frequency? N/A
Digital? No
WiFi? No
Operating Power DC 12 V
Operating Temperature -20°C to 45°C
Body Construction Aluminium
Dimensions – Camera 150 mm x 150 mm x 100 mm
Dimensions - Wall Mount N/A
Weight – Camera 922 g
Backlight Compensation Adjustable
White Balance Auto / Custom / Manual
Gain Control Auto / Manual
Package contents
PRO-781 Camera
OSD Controller
BNC Cable 60ft/18m
BNC to RCA Adapter
Power adapter & splitter
Mounting screws and plugs
Operating instructions
Theft Deterrent Stickers x4