Smart Camera Box

Smart Camera Box for video surveillance

The Smart Camera Box is an outdoor PoE switch with integrated power supply, surge protection, splice cassette for fiber-optic cable, and a DIN rail for additional accessories. Featuring up to four Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet ports and two Uplink ports, it is the ideal all-in-one device for a number of applications such as video surveillance, LED lighting, WLAN access, and other network applications. This makes it not only perfect for outdoor use, but also ideally suited for demanding industrial and commercial indoor applications.

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Your advantages

  • Integrated comprehensive solution for industrial video surveillance
  • Cost savings with a compact solution that provides all functions in a single device
  • Significant time savings with adapter for wall and mast mounting and minimal wiring effort
  • Advanced PoE management for reliable operation of IP cameras
  • Detection of sabotage attempts with alert via SNMP

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Smart Camera Box for video surveillance

New features with firmware 1.1

The Smart Camera is an all-in-one outdoor PoE switch. With its new firmware features, it enables even more control and overview in networks with PoE devices.

Main features

  • User management
  • Power over Ethernet monitoring
  • Snapshots of all device parameters
  • Time-bound control of the PoE ports

Your benefits

  • Advanced management of PoE ports
  • Simple rights management and individual user approval
  • Diagnostics and monitoring of PoE devices

Smart Camera Box on the Phoenix Contact premises

Smart Camera Box for video surveillance

Infrastructure for video surveillance Everything in a compact device

The Smart Camera Box is a single compact device in which the functions of conventional connection boxes equipped with standard DIN rail devices are integrated. This saves you time during planning and installation.

Numerous management and monitoring functions support the reliable and secure operation of your network.

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Smart Camera Box video

Would you like to learn more about the Smart Camera Box from Phoenix Contact but do not feel like reading a lot of texts? Then simply watch our video on the subject.

The demo gives an excellent overview of the functionalities of the Smart Camera Box. Enriched with lots of information about the inner workings and assembly of the all-in-one device.

Everything for video surveillance in one device Overview of the product features

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  • Managed switch (can be switched in unmanaged mode)
  • High switching capacity (backplane bandwith)
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE IEEE 802.3bt, at, af)
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • Simple Network Time protocol (SNTP)
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP IEEE 802.1ab)

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  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
  • Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (as the RADIUS 802.1x authenticator)
  • MAC address filter
  • Sabotage alarm (door opening, cable tampering)

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  • Web-based management (HTTP/HTTPS)
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2/3); (MIB browser, FL NETWORK MANAGER)
  • Command line interface (Telnet, SSH)

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  • Quick and easy commissioning with basic setup
  • Modern web design, also optimized for cellular end devices
  • Free design of the user/role management system (scaling of the access rights for individual users)
  • Design of individual timer switch profiles with a weekly or daily rhythm (allows the individual switching on and off of the PoE voltages and of the 24 V DC output)
  • Worldwide time setup (automatic switchover between standard and daylight saving time in all time zones worldwide)

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  • Monitoring and event logging for the connected devices
  • Graphic illustration of the assigned PoE budget and PoE power monitoring
  • Syslog support (logging of device events and storage on a remote server)
  • Snapshot function (simple overview and documentation of the system status and all settings configured)
  • Proactive event signaling (surge protection, temperature)

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  • Impact/shock resistant in accordance with IK10, and therefore secure against vandalism
  • Water/dust-tight in accordance with IP65/NEMA 4X, and therefore protected against jet water and harsh environmental influences
  • Weather, UV, and corrosion-resistant, enabling unrestricted outdoor use
  • Prevention of condensation forming in the device with an integrated climate membrane
  • Fan-free design even for extreme environments with an efficient, tailored heatsink
  • Simple wall or mast mounting with self-locking mounting adapter
  • Variable door mounting (right/left-hinged, removable)

The Smart Camera Box from various perspectives

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Smart Camera Box lying with view of the connections
Rear view of the Smart Camera Box with mounting adapter and heatsink

Smart Camera Box: small – compact – powerful The innovative Smart Camera Box combines many features in one device:

Interactive image map: Smart Camera Box in 3D view
Universal mounting adapters
The universal mounting adapter makes installation easier with its simple latching mechanism.
Robust housing
The robust housing with climate membrane meets all outdoor installation requirements.
Cable entries
You can connect pre-assembled cables with the cable entries that ensure waterproof and dustproof connections.
Efficient power supply
The efficient power supply allows for the reliable and continuous use of cameras with high power requirements even in extreme ambient conditions.
Power-over-Ethernet switch
The Power-over-Ethernet switch can power up to four cameras and offers management and diagnostic functions.
Replaceable surge protection
Replaceable surge protection ensures high system availability. In the event of an incident, an alarm message is sent via Ethernet.
Splice tray
Connect fiber optics easily and securely with the integrated splice tray.
Integrated door monitoring
In the event of attempted sabotage, the integrated door monitoring system issues an alarm via Ethernet.

Product versions

The Smart Camera Box is available in the following versions:





Uplink ports
Camera connections
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Modular components for video surveillance

Infrastructure for video surveillance – individually combinable

Modular solution for video surveillance Individual components for the camera connection box

In addition to the Smart Camera Box, Phoenix Contact provides a wide range of industrial connection and communication technology products that can be combined to create an application-oriented solution to connect your cameras and video server.

You can obtain all the necessary infrastructure components for reliable video surveillance from a single source and adapt your monitoring system flexibly.