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Swann Dives Deeper Into Car Surveillance

Swann, known mainly for its do-it-yourself video-surveillance and home-security products, wants to make a bigger name for itself in the growing car dash camera market.

The company is expanding its selection of aftermarket dash- and windshield-mounted vehicle DVRs with the launch of the $149 Navigator HD dash camera and $79 Economy HD dash camera. They join the $179 Smart HD dash cam with Wi-Fi to control the camera and stream content to a smartphone.

Both new models capture 1080p video and feature G-sensor, which detects

sudden deceleration and collisions.

The Navigator HD features wide-angle 140-degree lens to record FullHD 1080p video as well as photos, and it captures license plates. It also records audio. The camera begins recording as soon as the engine is turned on and motion is detected.  Built-in GPS tracks location so that time and location data can be stamped on the video footage. Using supplied Navigator GPS software on a computer or tablet, users can check driving routes and speed information on a map.

A suction-cup mount is supplied. A USB port transfers footage to a computer and recharges the Navigator’s battery.

The Navigator is available at B&H, BJ’s, Fry’s and .

The $79 Economy HD dash cam features 1080p recording, audio recording, USB, 140-degree lens, auto recording, included suction-cup mount, and car charger. It is available at B&H, BJ’s, Trenton and

Swann offers wired and wireless surveillance systems, home-security DVRs, a portable compact video camera, pen camera, door and window sensors, video intercoms and video drones.