Annke C800 camera

Annke C800 – PoE camera with great sound support

There is a lot of talk about cameras that can be placed both outside and inside the building. Annke C800 is another device of this type. However, it will work not only as external monitoring, but can even be used to transmit the image from a conference or meeting. Especially since it handles sound very well.  

Annke is a manufacturer specializing in cameras. Recently, I tested one of the Annke cameras, the L81HC, and today it’s time for a slightly differently built and having different features, the L91BM, also known as the C800.

Technical data of the Annke C800

  • Dimensions: 11 × 8 cm
  • Weight: 390g
  • Work in temperature from -30 to 60 degrees C.
  • Built-in microphone
  • 8MP resolution (3840 x 2160/15 fps)
  • IP67 resistance to external conditions
  • IR LED-assisted night vision up to 30m
  • SD card slot up to 256 GB
  • Connection via PoE

Annke L91BM is quite a small camera in a compact design. Can be installed with a wall or ceiling base. Moreover, it is difficult to disassemble without knowing the rule contained in the manual. When choosing the place of installation, you must have access to a PoE cable or RJ45 cable and a 12 V power supply.

The camera is made of a metal alloy with plastic elements. It is white and only the frame of the lens is black. The camera holder is made of plastic, while the “ball” itself is made of alloy. The manufacturer’s logo has been placed on the side of the camera. The card slot and the reset button are hidden under a sealed and screw closure that can be opened with a star-shaped key. This definitely makes it difficult for unauthorized people to get to the memory card .

Contents of the package

  • Camera
  • Star key to open the memory card cover
  • Base
  • Manual (no Polish)
  • Template for drilling holes
  • Mounting pins
  • Sealing cable connection
  • Reset pin
  • User manual (no Polish)
  • Sticker informing about monitoring (in English)

The work of the Annke C800 camera

The camera requires a PoE or Rj45 wired connection + power adapter. After connecting and pressing “+” in the application it will be visible as an online camera. Just add it and set an administrator password.

I described the Annke camera application in detail in my first article about this manufacturer’s cameras, so if you are interested, please read it .

The camera is a perfect complement to monitoring in places with limited space. It fits there thanks to its compact design. It’s great for spot observing as well as broadcasting fine broadcasts thanks to RTSP streaming and a highly sensitive microphone with noise canceling algorithms. So we can transmit the image in good quality along with the sound from conferences or lecture halls. There is nothing to complain about recording in the dark. According to the manufacturer’s assurances, an illumination of 0.1 lux is enough to record the image. Below I am placing a screenshot from a camera placed on a moderately lit street. It is true that I am not a fan of IR LEDs, I prefer cameras with LED lighting, but it’s not bad. The camera can be purchased for about PLN 480.

Home Assistant connection

Annke l91BM can be connected via RTSP protocol with Home Assistant, just like other PoE cameras from this manufacturer. I wrote about the method of connecting to HA here , I just remember about another RTSP link built in this way “rtsp: // ip address: 554 / Streaming / Channels / 102 /? Transportmode = unicast.sdp” and entering the user and password as we created when configuring. cameras.

Advantages

  • Very good sound quality unheard of in other cameras.
  • High resolution.
  • Robust structure disputed to weather conditions.
  • Easy setup.
  • Well-secured SD card slot.

Defects

  • The night picture could be better.
  • The camera housing can heat up, which the manufacturer warns about through the attached sticker.
  • It does not perform well at night over long distances

Sample shots from the Annke C800 camera

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There is a lot of talk about cameras that can be placed both outside and inside the building. Annke C800 is another device of this type. However, it will work not only as external monitoring, but can even be used to transmit the image from a conference or meeting. Especially since it handles sound very well.   Annke is…

There is a lot of talk about cameras that can be placed both outside and inside the building. Annke C800 is another device of this type. However, it will work not only as external monitoring, but can even be used to transmit the image from a conference or meeting. Especially since it handles sound very well.   Annke is…