Swann Launches New PenCam™ DVR-421 Mini Video Camera & Recorder

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Milton Keynes, UK - August 19th, 2009, - Swann Security, the global leader in "Plug & Play" security monitoring solutions, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its range of covert security devices, the new higher spec PenCamTM, the DVR-421TM.

This latest model features a sleeker, higher quality design combined with higher image resolution and better sound recording. Ideal for undercover surveillance and discreet monitoring or as a fun gift, the Swann PenCam DVR-421 cleverly conceals a Video camera & DVR inside a real, working quality ballpoint pen. With the PenCam, you can shoot colour videos & upload the files to YouTubeTM, MySpaceTM, FacebookTM, PhotobucketTM and other social networking sites. Perfect for lawyers, sales people, law enforcers, mystery shoppers, covert surveillance or internet fun!

Simply click the top of the pen and it begins recording! Wear it innocently in your shirt pocket place it in your desk organiser or use it like an ordinary pen whilst at the same time recording your own videos and storing on to the built in 2GB memory stick. The PenCam DVR-421 features time and date stamping and easy back up. It is possible to record over one hour at a single time then upload to a PC. The built-in battery lasts for 90 minutes and can then be recharged via a PC's USB port.

The PenCam DVR-421 is compatible with Windows XP/Vista, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer and QuickTime Player

Technical Specifications:


Video Format: AVI

Resolution: 640 x 480 VGA

Video File Size: approx 25MB per min


Recording Mode: Manual Recording, Continuous

Record Time: up to 1.25 hours


Operating System: Windows XP, Vista

Internal Memory: 2GB

Backup Type: USB

Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion

Charging: USB via computer

Battery Charging time: Approximately 60 mins

Recording time per charge: Approximately 90 mins

Dimensions: 140mm x 15mm x 12mm (5.5" x 0.59" x 0.47")

Weight: 37g (1.3oz)


Box Contents:

DVR4-420TM PenCam DVR

Ink Refills x 3

USB extension cable

Driver software

Operating Instructions

Price & Availability:

The PenCam DVR-421 has a SRP of £89.99 inc and is available from Maplins.

About Swann:

Swann is a global leader in security monitoring solutions aimed at 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 predominantly "Plug & Play" by nature with easy-to-follow 'plug-and-play' instructions, full after-sale technical support and retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office, business and small-to-medium retail users.

Swann was founded in 1988 and now has offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and Hong Kong with global distribution through partners in Asia, the Middle East, New Zealand, UK, Europe and South Africa.