I would have given it a 5 star except that the original one failed after 5 months. Note one of those two wires runs only between the joystick and the camera white wire. Unfortunately that was not the case and after waiting fifteen minutes to talk to the second person I needed to explain again the purpose of the call and the models, serial numbers, and purchase information. My suggestion is go with another company, Swann is not on top of things when it comes to customer service and warranties. I chopped off the entire joystick end of the pigtail leaving enough wire 8 inches to reconnect it inside my house. Thanks for your time on this. With no connectors to move it inside the house.
I would purchase a camera with joystick pigtail, and then cutoff the pigtail. I have not done anything yet, just seeking some technical advice. Would the two in-line joysticks interfere with the operation of the joystick? Note the other wires are. Maybe you know of some way to make it work based on your experience. Note to anyone else reading this thread. I want to purchase a camera and cut off the joystick.
And it causes various different resistances with various arrow movements between those same wires. Pros: When it works, it has good video quality. This camera has a large white controller attached to the power cord, this makes it almost impossible to conceal within the vinyl of my home. And lo and behold, it turns out there was nothing requiring power for the joystick to operate! Black Black - Connect both blacks to -power. Having a connector on the pigtail joystick would make it easy to swap to different cameras for controlling them inside the house.
I ended up putting this in my garage due to the large controller thing. Do not purchase this product or any other Swann product for that matter. Wired into the camera pigtail as described above. I just bought a used 642 camera - it has a black thumb screw on it instead of the Allen screws for adjusting aiming. It sounds like you did not modify the wiring to each camera and run your own wires - you are using the Swann provided cables? Then by moving the joystick various directions, place different resistances on the two wires.
I ran my own cables. Do you concur that this will not work? I did not use the Swann wiring cable for each camera!. Do you believe that would work? The 700 lines is good but remember it's only when you record it and see the recording that you can tell the difference of the 700 lines not what you see on your monitor in real-time that is different you'll see more lines of resolution only in recording mode when you look at the recording I would recommend this either refurbished or used new is kind of pricey This is my 2nd unit to replace one that failed. Quality is about the same as similiar models. The performance is great and has great performance in all lighting conditions. It comes with all the required connectors and cables, and is easy to set up and install.
I would leave the 8 existing joysticks attached to the cameras, since the cameras are mounted on the roof in very hard to reach locations. Could you provide any direction on how to modify the pigtail so it could be used interchangeably with any of the 8 cameras. So 6 wires needed to connect that older version camera! I did as instructed, just to be informed by the now third person that the option is only available to customers within 30 days of purchase. If a joystick is not being used, then there would be no short or resistance placed on the two wires by it. The original is still under warranty and will end up being a backup. Thanks for any insights you have here.
The company has been a joke to work with. No reference in the manual. Plus the camera can be installed covering the hole where the wires come out, but you can't drill a very large hole. I would not purchase this camera again due to the fact that I was not planning on putting cameras inside. . . .
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