We don't follow the surveillance space as closely as we do, say, smartphones or tablets, but this four-camera HD system from Swann Security does in fact seem to be the first 1080p-capable consumer product of its kind, so we're here to bring you the news. "Coming soon" to Fry's Electronics and BestBuy.com, the complete rig nets you four 1080p cameras with 30 fps recording, complete with infrared for night shooting and power-over-Ethernet connectivity, letting you get each cam online with a simple CAT5E cable. 1080p may seem like overkill for home or small business use, but the cops will certainly thank you when they're able to feed a high-res frame grab to the evening news, rather than the fuzzy perp shot we've grown accustomed to.
The Platinum-HD DVR includes a 2TB hard drive for up to 45 days of continuous footage (at lower resolutions, we presume) and smartphone streaming through the SwannView app. Thequad-cam package will set you back $1,600 whenever it does hit stores -- in the meantime, find a few more details in the PR after the break.
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