Back in November of 2023, during the Synology Solution Day event, the company started showing their upcoming new WiFi-only camera, the CC400W.

Synology CC400W Wi-Fi camera
A new Wifi camera by Synology is coming soon. The CC400W model will join the growing lineup of branded models compatible with Surveillance Station

As a follow-up to their 2023 PoE-only models, the BC500 and TC500, this little camera should be the first model aimed at SOHO and small business users in mind that do not have the option to mount a PoE camera or have any need for such a capable device.

Michelle Chan, the product manager for Synology Cameras had this to say:

Thanks to its ease of installation, superior video quality and powerful AI features, the CC400W is an exceptional solution for small businesses, SOHO environments and retailers looking to strengthen their security measures with a minimum of complexity.

Official specifications are now known and they cover all that we might expect from such a compact camera:

The new Synology CC400W camera in brief:

  • Support for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies
  • IP65 Waterproof
  • Integrated bidirectional audio
  • 2560x1440 at 30 FPS and exposure at a large dynamic range Wide viewing angle of 125°
  • High-power infrared LEDs for night vision at 10 meters Wall/ceiling/magnetic mounting solutions
  • Intelligent search for people and vehicles
  • Edge storage on a micro SD card
  • Intelligent control of bit rate
  • Complies with NDAA and TAA standards

As indicated the CC400W can be mounted on a ceiling, a wall, a flat surface, and even by magnetic fixation. This will for sure allow many users to place the camera at almost any position and location inside their home or business without the need to pass along an ethernet cable.

Synology CC400W offers to be mounted on almost any surface and position

The CC400W provides 4MP 2560x1440 resolution at 30 FPS and includes a 125° wide field of view, wide dynamic range exposure functions, and high-power infrared LEDs with a 10-meter range. These features ensure effective monitoring in various lighting conditions, even in high-contrast environments. It emphasizes efficiency through H.265 codecs and intelligent bit rate control, which optimize bandwidth and storage without sacrificing image quality.

Optical technical specifications

  • Lens: 2.12 mm (125° H, 72° V, 145° D)
  • Aperture: F2.0
  • Night vision: 10 meters
  • Maximum AI detection distance: 7 meters
  • Shutter speed: 1/16000 s~1/30 s
  • DORI: D: 45m, O: 18m, R: 9m, I: 4.5m

Just like the BC and TC500 models, this camera features AI capabilities that will allow for accurate people and vehicles as well as intrusion detection, Instant Search (via Surveillance Station), and automatic tracking. If combined with Synology's dedicated DVA models we can utilize facial recognition, license place detection, and people counting.

Synology CC400W does not require a license when paired with Surveillance Station platform running on a compatible NAS or DVA device

On top of that, the compatibility with Surveillance Station offers regular firmware updates that ensure the camera is equipped with the latest security fixes. This being a wifi camera it comes in handy that the CC400W is equipped with an SD card slot (up to 128GB capacity) that will guarantee access to images and videos regardless of the network conditions.

Wireless technical specifications

  • Wireless standard: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Wireless frequency: 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
  • Wireless security: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK/WPA3-PSK
SD card slot located on the bottom of the camera

CC400W will soon arrive on the market (end of April for the EU) so we can expect in the next month to get one of these devices for a first-hand experience and testing.