Phoenix Digital Wireless Security System
Protect what you value most with the Defender® Phoenix wireless plug and play surveillance system. Set up easily in a matter of minutes and record audio/video footage using MPEG-4 compression. Simply connect the camera to a power supply and experience peace of mind by monitoring your property!
DIGITAL WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Superior digital wireless functionality ensures that signals passing between the camera and handheld screen remain clear up to 450ft away. The IR cut filter provides you with advanced color accuracy.
SD CARD RECORDING
The included 8GB SD card can capture up to 700 minutes of audio/video motion footage (expandable up to 128GB SD card - FAT32 format).
LONG RANGE NIGHT VISION
Feel protected 24 hours a day. Each camera is equipped with night vision that lets you see up to 40ft away in total darkness!
2 WAY INTERCOM
The monitor and camera have a built-in microphone, to safely communicate with people from different areas of your property.
EXPANDABLE UP TO 4 CAMERAS
This system supports a total of 4 cameras to monitor multiple areas on your property.
INDOOR/OUTDOOR WIRELESS CAMERAS
Built for indoor or outdoor use, the cameras' durable aluminum housing resists rusting, deterioration and can weather any season!
FLEXIBLE RECORDING OPTIONS
Record continuously, only when motion is detected, or during specific times of the day using a customizable 24 hour schedule.
7" LCD MONITOR
Easily review your footage on the 7" 800 RGB (H) x 480 (V) LCD monitor with 50/50 split screen and quad viewing capability.
Night vision range up to 40ft under ideal conditions. Objects at or beyond this range may be partially or completely obscured, depending on the camera application.
Microwave ovens and other wireless devices (when in use) may cause signal disruption at close range. Buildings with metal frames may also cause signal disruption. Optimum wireless range is 150ft line of sight. Maximum wireless range is 450ft line of sight.
Defender® highly recommends the use of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) with surge protection for all products.
This product contains small parts. Exercise care when unpacking and assembling the product around children.
Although the cameras are water resistant they are not waterproof. Cameras are not intended for use in direct exposure to water, rain or snow.
DEFENDER® does not endorse any DEFENDER® products for illegal activities. DEFENDER® is not responsible or liable in any way for any damage, vandalism, theft or any other action that may occur while a DEFENDER® product is in use by the purchaser.
We reserve the right to change models, configuration, or specifications without notice or liability. Product may not be exactly as shown.
This product and its included technologies may be protected by one or more international patent(s) or patent(s) pending.
Any record times mentioned are based off lowest record settings with one camera connected.
The PhoenixM2 monitor or camera is not compatible with the PX301-010, PX301-011, PX301-012, PX301-013.
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|Image Sensor||1/4” Color CMOS Image Sensor|
|Optimum Transmission Range||150ft|
|Resolution||640 x 480|
|Number of IR LEDs||16 LEDs|
|IR LED colour||Auto|
|IR Cut Filter||yes|
|Min. Illumination||0 Lux (when IR LEDs on)|
|Viewing Angle||64° (Field Of View)|
|Focus Type||Fixed Focus|
|Housing Material||Aluminum & ABS|
|Operating Temperature||14°F ~ 104°F (-10°C ~ 40°C)|
|Operating Humidity||0% ~ 85%|
|Power Adapter Length||8ft|
|Power Cable Connector||8ft|
|Power Adapter Barrel Size||0.14”|
|Camera Power Input||9V DC 600mA|
|Power Adapter Input||100-240V ~ 50/60Hz|
|Screen Size||7" monitor|
|Channel Frequencies||4Mhz channel separation|
|Number Of Channels Supported||4|
|Monitor Type||TFT LCD Monitor|
|Resolution||800 RGB (H) x 480 (V)|
|Maximum SD Card Capacity||128GB (exFAT format)|
|Motion Activated Alert||YES|
|Post Motion Recording||YES|
|Audio Activated Recording||YES|
|Digital Zoom||YES (x2)|
|Auto-Scanning||Auto sequence channel (6 second transition interval)|
|New Video Footage Notification||YES|
|Viewing Modes||Single view, 2-CH view (Split Screen), Quad view|
|Recording Mode||Manual recording, Motion recording, Schedule recording|
|Operating Temperature||14°F ~ 104°F (-10°C ~ 40°C)|
|Operating Humidity||0% ~ 85%|
|Monitor Power Input||DC 5V~2A|
|Power Adapter Length||AC 100~240V 50/60Hz|
|Power Adapter Input||6ft|
|Power Adapter Barrel Size||0.22”|
Pearl7 5 The best cameras
I own four of these cameras. They are easy to set up and work right out of the box. You cant go wrong with these cameras. No need for wifi which to me was a great selling point. I do not want my videos to go to cloud. SD card is
So easy to use. The videos are sharp. Night vision is good. Happy I found these and will buy more for my barn.
Chase9 5 Easy Setup and Installation
Item shipped in a safe and secure well packed box. This was a concern to me because I have had items destroyed by very rough shipping and handling in the past. Fast and easy setuo and installation. I did have to download the 'Firmware Upgrade' from their website. It kept saying 'Out of Range' often enough that it was a huge nuisance. Camera was installed 60' away from the monitor on the outside corner of my house which has vinyl siding. The upgrade did help a lot but every now and then I still get the 'Out of Range'. Camera picture is excellent. Night vision is much better than expected. Overall a quality product.
Hi Steve, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. your feedback is greatly appreciated. Sorry about the range issues you've been having, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] and we will help you resolve this issue.
Thank you for your rating Claire.
5 By far the best system for older folks.
I talked my 84 year old Auntie into going with this system as she would have trouble dealing with app controls on her iPad or a confusing DVR menu. It is easy to set up and install for her compared to wired systems and the controls on the monitor/recorder are very intuitive and easy for her to learn. The video quality is better than expected. Fantastic little system. I may get one myself!
Hi Terri, we're honored that you chose us to help protect your Auntie and what she values most!
Deb30 5 Easy installation
Easy to set up, clear images . We like knowing when people come to the door.
Hi Debbie, thank you for your review. Glad to see you are enjoying your Defender Wireless System
Tosky 5 Truly a Plug & Play High Quality Compact Security
Shopped around for a few months to replace an older Harbor Freight purchased 'inexpensive' 4 camera wired system; did not want to re-run wires, so looked into a few brands of wireless. PHOENIXM22C, purchased through Sam's Club, chosen mainly because return policy is great. I temporarily had the monitor plugged into a long extension cord where I could actually have the camera and monitor side by side while adjusting the camera tilt, etc. for the perfect coverage scan I was looking for. Really impressed for the money spent; a little more print information on the specifics would be a nice touch!
Hi James, thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you are enjoying your new wireless security system!
weewee 3 Easy to use and without Internet
I bought this in November but only started using it after coming home from Florida in April. Easy to set up. Love knowing when someone drives in our yard. HOWEVER the monitor keeps blinking off and on...sometimes just stays off until we replug it. Went thru all the steps re-pair the camera and monitor but still continues to give us interrupted screen play
Not sure if I would recommend it based on dependability
Hi Marry, I am sorry to hear you're having these issues! please reach out to us at: https://www.defender-usa.com/support/. We will help you resolve these issues asap!
GuilfordManager 5 Excellent Night Vision
We have two complete systems on our municipal offices for greater security for the staff. The night vision in the vault area is excellent! - Town Manager of Guilford, Maine
Happy to hear we are helping protect your municipal offices and all the people who work there! Thank you for the review
Mikey 1 1 Phoenix security camera
I bought this unit July 2018 and had it for one week and it malfunctioned I ordered a second camera and it malfunctioned after a week It is now July 2019 It has been turned off until July 1st/19 Reconnected unit and it failed to operate after 2 days I ordered unit through Amazon and don’t know how to replace under warranty
Hi Ron, I'm very sorry to hear we've let you down! Please reach out to us hon our support page: https://www.defender-usa.com/support/ to discuss replacing your unit and your warranty.
Astrojett 4 Great Support
The cameras worked well for the first few months then they kept having problems with the signals dropping. I tried everything suggested on the website for troubleshooting before contacting the company. They responded right away and gave me the same suggestions to try, but then they sent me a new card with the updated Firmware information (which I had tried to download with no success) and the cameras are now back up and running. All fixed within a week.
Hi Julie, i apologize for your difficulties! I'm very happy to know we got you back up and running as soon as possible. We hope you are enjoying your PHOENIXM22C Wireless Security System!
Fatboymatt2004 5 Very easy to setup and use
I have now bought two systems and are very pleased with both. Very easy to setup and use and picture is very good. Replacing old Logitech system with these cameras. Well worth the money.
Hi Matt! We're so happy to hear that you are loving your new system. Defender strives to bring everyone peace of mind by protecting what you value most!
ThomasP 5 PERFECT STANDALONE SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM
I have been using the Defender system for around 22 months and I am totally satisfied with the product. It functioned right out of the box - literally plug-and-play. It comes with 2 cameras, which is all I needed, but you can expand it with 2 more cameras purchased separately.
The unit and cameras have performed flawlessly. RECENTLY, I DECIDED TO ADD A SECOND SET OF CAMERAS AND PURCHASED ANOTHER DEFENDER W/2 CAMERAS. The additional cameras "paired" easily with the original Defender. I ordered the complete set as the original system is approaching the end of the extended warranty period - will use it as a backup system. We live in a semi-isolated area and trespassers have always been a concern. Since installing the Defender, we rest easy knowing that no one can approach the house day or night without an automatic camera alert and recording. We also enjoy watching the recordings of wild life that frequent our yard day and night.
I literally spent days researching all security camera offerings on Amazon and other online shopping vendors. Almost all of the offerings were for security cameras which relied on the CLOUD to store the recordings and a cell phone app to access them. Most also required a monthly service fee of one kind or another to get at your own recordings. The Defender is a totally self-contained system which appealed to me.
I checked into fake security cameras - no wiring needed - I recommend that no one go that route - pointless - crooks can tell the difference.
The Defender met all of my requirements: camera communicated via WIFI to a standalone mini computer - all the cameras need is a power source. I simply drilled a small hole through a wall and plugged in the power cord. The power cord has 2 sections so that you do not have to drill a hole as large as the wall plug. I use a simple appliance surge protector for each camera and the mini computer. The cameras are weather resistant - not water proof - they have not been affected by rain or snow as the roof eaves give partial protection - I added a simple aluminum shield to protect from rain and snow and high wind conditions and there have been no problems.
The cameras have both day and night infrared optics. The cameras have a motion sensor with a wider range than the camera so that it starts recording even before the moving target enters the camera range. The mini computer analyzes the pixels and will begin recording if there is enough pixel changes to activate a motion hit - you can control the sensitivity. On the highest sensitivity, it will pick up bushes moving in a light breeze. The sensitivity settings are camera specific. They pick up small animals moving in the yard and the images are clear and crisp.
The cameras also have a mic to pic up sound - so you can hear any conversation a trespasser may have. You also have an option to speak to someone outside via a speaker built into the camera.
It comes with a SD memory card that is totally adequate but I ordered an additional memory card in case I had to turn over one to the police for evidence. If you use the continuous recording option, you might want to consider getting a larger SD memory card. I review any recordings daily and delete them if they show nothing worth keeping. The SD card holds 8GB or 700 minutes.
The camera WIFI is good for 150 feet and was unaffected by walls, floors and ceilings. I was able to locate the mini computer anywhere in my 3 story with basement 5,000 sq ft house.
You can record based on motion detection, scheduled recording periods, constant recording (it overwrites oldest recordings automatically if the SD fills up - option), or on demand (press a REC button). You can control how long it will record from 15 seconds to 1 min for the motion detection recording. You can schedule each camera separately with selections by day (Monday), date (1-5th) and time ranges.
You can individually turn cameras on and off, adjust brightness and adjust resolution. You can monitor cameras individually, with split screen or by rotation. You also have a SLEEP mode which will turn on the display only if it goes into recording mode.
The recordings file screen appears as a calendar with days with recordings marked in blue - you can filter the calendar by all cameras or just one and search prior months. When you pick a day, all recordings for that day appear in a list for you to select and view and/or delete.
This system is extremely well designed with all the features anyone could want and they are easy to understand and use.
Another nice feature are the power cords. They have a generous length which makes it easy to position a camera high on a wall outside and still reach power outlets inside.
The unit is easy to setup and operate but does not include a detailed Owners Manual. However, they are easy to find on the internet - I downloaded a PDF from https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1139922/Defender-Phoenixm2.html
Hi Thomas, thank you so much for such a thorough and great review. We are so happy to hear that you loved your Defender system so much that you came back for more! We hope to protect what you value most for years to come!
took 5 Works great
Love it. The screen is clear, does everything it claims to do.
Thank you for the review Thomas, we're happy you like your PHOENIXM22C Two Camera Digital Wireless Security System!
Unicorn 2 Sd card reading
I got the system a month ago. Everything are good for looking on the table until yesterday when I tried to watch the video from SD card. I can't. Something about CVL and MPG. It is so frustrating. Is there any one has the same problem. And how you do to make it worth when you can really see the video has been recorded. Thanks.
Hi Dee, I'm apologize for this inconvenience, please reach out to us here: https://www.defender-usa.com/support/ so that we can get you watching that footage asap!