First Alert FAS-1404 14-inch Color Quad Monitoring System with 4 Cameras
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Product Description

The First Alert FAS1404 14-inch Color Quad Monitoring System with 4 Cameras is a complete and reliable solution for remote monitoring of an entire office or area. Constructed within an attractive yet durable housing, the easy-to-set-up First Alert FAS1404 14-inch color monitor comes complete with four color cameras, each with a 60-foot cable so you can install them almost anywhere. This system features alarm compatibility, auto-switching, and quad display making it the perfect solution for when you require a user-friendly total video surveillance system, and for monitoring multiple rooms, entrances, or other areas in your home or business.

The FAS1404 allows you to view up to four cameras in real time on a single monitor. The FAS1404's color monitor has a good resolution display of 350 TVL (TV lines) at center, and includes built-in power jacks for four cameras. This monitor features an auto-switching function that automatically switches between camera feeds whenever two or more cameras are connected. Also featured is an auto-switch time set that allows you to set the interval of time the monitor spends on each camera feed. Alternatively, the FAS1404's monitor has a built-in quad-splitter that allows you to view all four camera feeds simultaneously. The FAS1404 also includes four-channel external and one-channel relay contact alarm in/out connection. This monitor runs on 100- to 250-volts AC power via an included power adapter, and can operate in temperatures ranging from five- to 170-degrees Fahrenheit.

Each of the four cameras that comes with the FAS1404 utilize 0.33-inch color CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) image sensors, and can deliver up to 330 horizontal TVL of resolution. These cameras all include six LEDs (light emitting diodes) that allow them to receive a black-and-white image under no-light (0 Lux) conditions up to 10-feet away, and have a light sensitivity of two Lux for color images. Not only do these cameras have a low power consumption of only 1.3-watts, they feature automatic iris shutters with speeds ranging from 1/60 to 1/100,000 of a second. The FAS1404 cameras have operating temperatures of eight- to 144-degrees Fahrenheit, and utilize a 4.3mm fixed lens.

Technical Features:

  • Sensitivity: 2 Lux in color, 0 Lux up to 10 feet in B/W
  • Resolution: 350 TVL for monitor, 330 TVL for cameras
  • Camera lenses: 4.3mm fixed
  • Monitor operating temperature: 5 to 170-degrees Fahrenheit
  • Monitor dimensions: 14 x 13 x 14 inches (W x D x H)
  • Camera operating temperature: 8 to 144-degrees Fahrenheit
  • Camera dimensions: 2 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches (W x D x H)
Designed primarily for indoor use, the First Alert FAS1404 four-camera and monitor system deserves serious consideration as one of the most user-friendly, complete monitoring solutions for medium scale surveillance applications. The cameras that come with this system are easy to use and install, and feature 60-degrees of rotation angle so you don't miss anything. User's should note that the CMOS image sensors in the cameras may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light, so the cameras should not be mounted or pointed directly at the sun or other bright-light sources.

About Surveillance Camera Technical Features
Lux rating is the measurement used to indicate how sensitive a camera is to light, and stands for the level of light reflected off a piece of paper by a candle from one meter away. Thus a sensitivity of three Lux would mean a camera could generate an acceptable picture of a piece-of-paper-sized object that was illuminated by the equivalent of three candles from one meter away. The lower the Lux level, the better the camera's ability to work in low-light conditions. The camera's resolution should be greater than or equal to the resolution supported by the system's recorder or monitor. The S/N, or signal to noise ratio, is an important measure of a camera's quality. A poor camera, low-light conditions or poor wiring causes "noise" which consumes processing power and disk space. A camera with a wide dynamic range is ideal, especially for recording areas in which both indoor and outdoor light are present. CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors provide high-quality images that are less susceptible to noise. CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors offer less image quality, but are usually more cost-effective and energy efficient.

What's in the Box
Monitor, 4 cameras, 4 mounting brackets, 4 cables (60 feet), and manual.

  • 14-inch color monitor with four cameras
  • Cameras achieve 330 TVL resolution, monitor achieves 350 TVL
  • Monitor allows for up to four simultaneous camera connections
  • Cameras each come with a 60-foot cable
  • Monitor auto-switches between multiple camera feeds