Swann PRO-A852 720p Pan Tilt Zoom Outdoor Dome Camera

Price match guranteePrice match guarantee

We can price match this item if found elsewhere. Call us on:

0333 400 9500

Quoting product code: A97TU


About this product


  • Clear HD resolution 720p camera
  • HD Analogue CCTV technology for higher resolution images even in low light conditions
  • Powerful infrared LED’s give you 30m night vision

Product overview

• Clear HD resolution 720p camera
• HD Analogue CCTV technology for higher resolution images even in low light conditions
• Powerful infrared LED’s give you 30m night vision
• Variable viewing angle from 5 to 51 degrees and 10x optical Zoom
• 360 degree rotation to eliminate 'blind spots'
• IP66 Weather resistant rated for use indoor or outdoor

How do I get the most out of my pan tilt zoom camera?
Get the most out of your camera with a great 360 degree pan view with tilt and zoom functions. The Swann PRO-A852 camera is designed for flexibility with its full 360 degree pan and 10 times zoom so you can get the most out of any position. With a viewing angle between 5-51 degrees and 720p resolution and aluminium dome, the PRO-A852 is a great camera for shops or homes. Perfect for real time monitoring to take advantage of the zoom. The PRO-A852 is a great addition to any security system. To give you the best possible picture the camera switches to black and white in low light conditions to improve the clarity of the image and gives you night vision of up to 30m. The on screen display controller lets you adjust the camera settings through the RS-485 cable including the zoom and pan.

How simple is the camera to set up?
Compatible with most analogue DVRs with BNC connectivity, the PRO-657 is plug and play with no need for complicated set up. Installing is also simple and easy - the box contains 18m of BNC, power and RS-485 combined cable as well as screws fixings. Using a networked DVR you can keep an eye on your camera through your smartphone on a compatible app. Some apps will even let you move the camera via your phone. Using a compatible DVR you can programme the zoom, tilt and pan to change at specific times or positions.

Where should I put my PTZ camera?
With its built in side mounting bracket the Swann PRO-A852 is ideal to set up on the corner of your property or attached to a broad post in the middle of a carpark. To take advantage of the 360 degree pan, place the camera where it has the most available open space surrounding it. The tilt allows the camera to move to see anything underneath it. The PRO-A852 can be used indoors or outdoors with its weather resistant IP66 rating.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hardware excellent - software?.. not so good. This camera is actually very good. It gives a clear, bright image, an impressive optical zoom and, if controlled directly from the DVR box, functions without problems. (It would be nice to be able to control the speed and duration of the auto-patrol feature, but that's quite a minor thing) Unfortunately, if you want to control the device remotely - which is kind of the point of a security camera - the accompanying software is a let-down. The latest version of the Windows application is just about usable, but won't save position preset information and the speed control doesn't function well - tiresome, but ok-ish. The android app is really no good at all for this camera - focus and zoom functions have dedicated buttons which seem to work ok, but the steering interface is dismal. Attempts to steer the camera usually result in the camera spinning wildly at maximum speed and stopping in some random direction. If the camera could be persuaded to move slowly when using the app to account for the inevitable image-lag, it could be vastly improved. Unfortunately, there is no apparent means to do this. If your intention is to use the camera for remote monitoring from an android device, then don't bother. If you just want to set the camera to auto-patrol and not mess with it, then it's pretty good.
Date published: 2017-07-26
  • y_2018, m_1, d_18, h_10
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.6
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1
  • loc_en_GB, sid_A97TU, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_maplin-en_gb


Analogue No
Hi Def Analogue Yes
Camera Type
Bullet No
Dome Yes
Pan Tilt Zoom Yes
Indoor Outdoor
Indoor Yes
Outdoor IP66 Rated (Weather Resistant)
Connection fitting
Ethernet No
Cable Length 18 m
Image Sensor CCD
Resolution 720p
Lens Size 5 mm - 51 mm
Recording Frame Rate N/A
Zoom magnification 10x
Still Image Capture N/A
Viewing Angle (Horizontal) 5°-51°
Viewing Angle (Vertical) 5-51°
Rotation angle 360°
Day/Night Mode? Yes
Night Vision
Night Vision Distance 30m
Number of Infra-Red LEDs 6
Infra-Red LED Lifespan (Average) 10,000 hours
Min Illumination 0.01 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
Wi-Fi? No
Operating Power DC 24 V
Operating Temperature -4°C to 60°C
Body Construction Aluminium
Dimensions – Camera 150 mm x 125 mm x 125 mm
Dimensions - Wall Mount 215.3 mm x 136.4 mm x 200.8 mm
Weight – Camera N/A
Backlight Compensation Yes
White Balance Auto
Gain Control Auto
Package contents
PRO-A851 PTZ Camera
BNC Cable 60ft/18m
Wall & Ceiling Bracket Mounts
Power Adapter
Mounting Screws & Plugs
Theft Deterrent Stickers
Wall Mounting
Ceiling mount arm/bracket
Operating Booklet
Theft Deterrent Stickers x4

How do you slow the speed down when it is in patrol mode it’s to fast

Asked by: Tim p
Depending on the DVR there are usually 2 settings when you set the patrol position there is usually a dwell time (how long the camera will stay at that position) and a speed setting (how quickly it moves to that position.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-26

What is the best DVR to use with this PTZ camera,iv only got one camera.

Asked by: Rob21
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-21

Is the camera compatible with a Swann DVR8-2600 or DVR8-1400 or DVR8-1525?

Asked by: Daniel
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-19

I bought this camera because it says in the questions here that it will work on a 4450 DVR. I cannot get any motorised functions working? Should it work as ALL the paperwork with it does not say anything about working with a 4450 dvr.

Asked by: Dave
Thanks. I actually worked out it was the Pelco setting that needed changing just after asking the question!
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2017-08-15

Is this system compatible with the SRDVR-81525H Swann  model 

Asked by: Ridders
No, I am sorry but the item will not be suitable.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-08-10

Can this camera be set to patrol and does it have auto focus?

Asked by: Kath
Yes, this camera can patrol and does have auto focus.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-06-24

Which Swann DVR's is this camera compatible with?

Asked by: Alan5001
Swann have a chart in the link below https://www.swann.com/media/wysiwyg/docs/swann-camera-compatibility.pdf
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-18

Can I use this camera with Swann DVR8-4550 8 Channel 2TB CCTV Kit

Asked by: 09guthriea
Yes this would be fine
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-23
  • y_2018, m_1, d_18, h_10CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.6
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_62
  • loc_en_GB, sid_A97TU, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_maplin-en_gb