Y-cam Knight SD

Easy to install, simple to operate, the high-performance Y-cam Knight SD camera operates independently, without the need to be connected to a computer.

Providing high quality full colour video with audio, see and hear, in real time, from anywhere in the world, via any internet-enabled computer or phone.

Using built-in movement sensors, the camera can instantly email you or upload snapshots, or video, to a website if motion is detected, or save footage to a microSD card.

The Y-cam Knight SD is a versatile solution for home or business security, and can even operate outdoors using a Y-cam Shell.

This Y-cam has been discontinued and superceded

*Infrared Night Vision
The Y-cam Knight SD utilises 30 infrared LEDs to provide high levels of “invisible” light in dark environments. The intelligent photosensitive components can automatically turn on the LEDs in low light conditions or the user can select “moonlight view” which superimposes frames together to increase brightness (frame integration).

Quick and simple setup
Due to the unique way the Y-cam has been designed, you no longer have to be “tech-savvy” to install and use IP Video Cameras. The user-friendly installation procedure and intuitive web-based interface allows you to easily connect to your camera whenever and from wherever you wish.

High quality video with sound
The Y-cam produces video at a maximum frame rate of 30fps displayed at up to 640×480 resolution, therefore allowing clear and smooth images to be viewed. The frame rate automatically adjusts to the available bandwidth.

Motion detection alerts via email
The Y-cam comes with useful alarm tools that will keep you notified if any motion is detected. It has built-in functions that can generate alarm triggers via email and by uploading images straight to a website. Unlike conventional activity detection, the Y-cam uses vector information to detect motion, therefore achieving better reliability against false alarms.

Monitor and record live video and audio from anywhere
You can view live video with sound from virtually anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer, a web browser and an internet connection. With the simple push of a button, you can take snapshots and record video directly onto your computer’s hard drive.

Record video or motion alerts to microSD card for local backup
Using the built-in microSD card slot, the Y-cam Knight SD no longer needs to be connected to a network or the internet to store streaming video or motion alerts. Use the camera anywhere, even remote locations, and store video straight to microSD card, which is then viewable in your mobile phone, or via connection to a TV or PC.

Full Macintosh and Linux compatibility
The Y-cam SD is now fully compatible with the Apple Macintosh and its associated devices. Mac users can now view live video with audio (using QuickTime), control the motion detection settings within a browser (using Adobe Flash), take snapshots from the live feed, and also record footage locally using QuickTime Pro.

MPEG-4 compression for reduced bandwidth and storage
Unlike many cheaper models in the market, the Y-cam utilises the MPEG-4 compression format. This is a valuable chipset that achieves high compression ratios, allowing smooth moving images to be streamed over lower bandwidth connections.

Mobile Viewing
With support for MJPEG and 3GPP the camera provides a live view for multiple platforms, including Apple Macs, and mobile devices including the iPhone and Blackberry. The Y-cam’s live stream can be viewed using any mobile phone that can play VLC-compatible streams, such as Quicktime and RealPlayer.

Multi-client access and password protection
The Y-cam supports up to 16 simultaneous remote users. This allows easy and efficient video conferencing with minimum setup.Password protection also ensures no one able to access the cameras without authorisation.

Secured wireless connectivity
The Y-cam can connect directly to a network or the Internet, either over Wireless (802.11b/g) networking, or over 10/100 with the supplied network cable. The Y-cam utilises encryption methods such as WEP, and even the more powerful WPA and WPA2, so you can be sure your camera will only be accessed by authorised users.

Compact design
The Y-cam Knight SD can be wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted or placed on a flat surface using the supplied camera stand. Fully compatible with the Y-cam Shell external enclosure for outdoor use.

*Please note: The camera’s lens is designed for night vision purposes and as a result the colour of the video image will be slightly different than that of ordinary day-view camera. This variation in the colour is normal and is not a defect of the camera.


Image device1/4″ CMOS
White BalanceAuto
Exposure modeAuto
Viewing angleHorizontal: 60°, Vertical: 45°
Focal lengthf=3.6mm
Min.Illumination1.0 Lux (0 Lux in IR mode)
Infrared Night VisionIR LEDs x 30 (Auto/Manual)
Night Vision Distance*12-15m
SD SlotmicroSD card (16MB-8GB)


Image compressionMPEG-4, MJPEG
Image resolution640×480(VGA), 320×240(QVGA), 160×120(QQVGA)
Max. frame rate30fps @640×480
Audio compressionG.726 (40/32/24/16Kbps)
Built-in microphoneElectret Condenser Microphone
Simultaneous viewers16
AuthenticationID/Password, Administrator/General User (Up to 64)
Network protocols TCP, UDP, IP, ARP ,ICMP, DHCP, DNS, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, NTP, PPPoE, DDNS, UPnP – Automatic discovery and configuration
Network connectionEthernet (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX)

Wireless LAN

Wireless technologyIEEE802.11b/g
Transmission speed54Mbps / 22Mbps / 11Mbps/ 5.5Mbps / 2Mbps / 1Mbps (Auto Switch)
Security WEP (64/128 bit),WPA, WPA2


Power requirementsDC 5V
Power consumption3.75W
Operating temperature-5 to +45 °C (+23 to +113 °F)
Storage temperature-20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Operating humidity20-80%RH (Non-condensing)
Storage humidity20-95%RH (Non-condensing)
Dimensions (WxDxH)85mm x 85mm x 30mm
Weight150g (Main Body)
Package ContentsY-Cam Knight SD (x1), AC adaptor (x1), Network Cable (x1), Setup CD-ROM (x1), Quick Start Guide (x1), Stand (x1)

PC system minimum requirements

Operating systemWindows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 7
ProcessorIntel Pentium III, 800MHz or Higher
Memory128MB RAM Minimum
Web browserMost browsers supported. Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome.

Mac system minimum requirements

Operating systemMac OSX 10.4 Tiger
Processor800MHz – PowerPC G4 or Intel
Memory128Mb RAM (256Mb or higher recommended)
Web browserSafari, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome. Most browsers supported

* The breadth of IR range can vary dependent on the environment in which it is placed.
When used outdoors in conjunction with the Y-cam Shell, greater dispersion and lower levels of reflected IR light from nearby surfaces, will result in a reduced range compared with typical indoor operation.
If you require coverage of a wider and longer field of view outdoors, or indoors, Y-cam recommends the use of separate IR illuminators or floods to light the required scene. Y-cam cameras are compatible with all IR illuminators as the Y-cam cameras can ‘see’ the full spectrum of IR light frequencies.


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