Refurbished Swann DVR4-4400 - 4 Channel HD 720p Digital Video Recorder & 2 x PRO-A850 Cameras & 500GB Hard Drive at Laptops Direct for £99.92 delivered
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Refurbished Swann DVR4-4400 - 4 Channel HD 720p Digital Video Recorder & 2 x PRO-A850 Cameras & 500GB Hard Drive at Laptops Direct for £99.92 delivered

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Found 13th Jan 2016
Blurb taken from Laptops direct website. This is a cracking price for for the DVR alone plus with TWO 720p cameras. There are a number of places selling these Open Box versions but they come with 12 month warranty and are manufacture refurbished with new hard drives.

Post is £5 for standard delivery or £10 for rapid delivery and I think there is an extra price for 24 hour processing and delivery.

*** You can buy an extra two 720p cameras that are currently on offer for £34.97 (plus postage) making it a four 720p CCTV system for about £130.

The new wifi cameras suffer problems with dropped connections and I am not sure what impact they would have in upload speeds interfering with your basic internet use etc

Don't be fooled by the cheaper Floureon et al tack on Amazon. The camera quality has a high TVL but the quality is shocking, colours distort a bit like looking though a see-through Quality Street wrapper. Every one of the cheap ones I have had I have sent back, the quality was that bad it was easier to watch in black and white than colour. The grass in the garden used to flicker purple and green.

Swann Security 2xHD Camera CCTV Kit

This Swann CCTV kit has all the features to secure your Home or Business. The 2 HD 720p Cameras provide quality and clear footage of the area you wish to secure. These Cameras have a Night vision range of up to 30 metres and can be fitted Internally or Externally with ease. The Cameras are designed to be Weatherproof meaning they can face the harshest conditions too. The 4 Channel 500GB Digital Video Recorder (DVR) enables you to view live camera footage through your Smartphone or tablet using the free SwanView Link App. The 4 Channel DVR can support an additional 2 Cameras should they be required for your complete security solution. The DVR makes backing up recorded footage easy with a USB port built in. The DVR constantly records and will simply overwrite previous footage when the storage is full.

These products are brand new but the boxes have been opened, that is why we can offer you this amazing product at such a great price. If you are looking for any extra reassurance we offer a full manufacturers warranty on this product.

Key Features:

View the Footage anywhere in the world by linking the CCTV System with your Smartphone or Tablet
Built in Motion Detection
Infra-red Range of up to 30 metres
Weather Resistant HD 720p Cameras
Camera provides Clear and Quality footage
Can be fitted Internally or Externally
4 Channel DVR enables additional Cameras to be added at any time
Full Manufacturers Warranty
DVR will constantly record footage
Kit Contents

DVR4-4400 with 500GB Hard Drive
PRO-A850 720p Cameras x 2
BNC Cables 60ft /18m x 2
Ethernet Cable and HDMI Cable
Power Adapter & Splitter
Mouse
Mounting Screws & Plugs
Quick Start Guide
Theft Deterrent Stickers
Community Updates

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55 Comments
Night mode is awful and day isn't very good.
Great find....thanks for posting OP
MrMan2011

Night mode is awful and day isn't very good.


These are 720p cameras and the quality is really good have no issues with day or night mode. Don't get me wrong would be great for 1080p 60 fps but not aware of any reasonable priced cctv kits that do that!
This is a great deal - £249 in maplin without HDD
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MrMan2011

Night mode is awful and day isn't very good.




I have seen these in operation, you are wrong in my opinion. Great brand, quality build and the ONLINE TECH people at swann will remote access your system and set the up. Really clever stuff.
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MIB15

Great find....thanks for posting OP



DONT HANG ABOUT!

IF I HELPED YOU MATE PAY IT FORWARD AND GIVE 50P TO A HOMELESS PERSON.
Graham1979

DONT HANG ABOUT!IF I HELPED YOU MATE PAY IT FORWARD AND GIVE 50P TO A … DONT HANG ABOUT!IF I HELPED YOU MATE PAY IT FORWARD AND GIVE 50P TO A HOMELESS PERSON.



Don't worry, I have already ordered one, and sure I always like to give some change to homeless people whenever I can.
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£15 delivery to NI
Many thanks for posting Op. Great deal,
Currently £299 on Screwfix! & has 11 x 5* reviews
Edited by: "Headingley_Lad" 13th Jan 2016
Would be nice if you mentioned 'refurb' or 'Open Box' in the title.
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topss

Would be nice if you mentioned 'refurb' or 'Open Box' in the title.



Does it matter? It has been prepacked by Swann and includes 12 month warranty. Buy a new one for 299 from screwfix or three of these. The extra cameras for 35 + postage is a bargain. 75 quid at maplin
Graham1979

Does it matter? It has been prepacked by Swann and includes 12 month … Does it matter? It has been prepacked by Swann and includes 12 month warranty. Buy a new one for 299 from screwfix or three of these. The extra cameras for 35 + postage is a bargain. 75 quid at maplin



If you feel it doesn't matter, then why not describe it correctly in the title.
Edited by: "topss" 13th Jan 2016
cant pay? wont accept payments?
MrMan2011

Night mode is awful and day isn't very good.



​someone who clearly has no idea as to what they are talking about. compared to the old analouge, these are a huge improvement in quality. for that price with full warranty, a bargain.
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topss

If you feel it doesn't matter, then why not describe it correctly in the … If you feel it doesn't matter, then why not describe it correctly in the title.



Would you like me to mention the box is made of cardboard or the paper manual?
mmarkeh

£15 delivery to NI



​how can they charge that much, I've posted a parcel to NI by Hermes and it was the same price as mainland UK
oos
how do the cameras run power. is the whole system plugged in by wires etc? or is the hdd to the plug socket and the cameras wireless? if so how does charging work? excuse my ignorance but I am not a fan of more wires around my house. I have the ring video door bell and I love that as it's fully wireless. but I'd like footage 24 7 via mobile and not when a motion/ ring activation occurs. thanks in advance. heat from me anyway.
Up to £120 plus delivery now
Price gone up
blanka

how do the cameras run power. is the whole system plugged in by wires … how do the cameras run power. is the whole system plugged in by wires etc? or is the hdd to the plug socket and the cameras wireless? if so how does charging work? excuse my ignorance but I am not a fan of more wires around my house. I have the ring video door bell and I love that as it's fully wireless. but I'd like footage 24 7 via mobile and not when a motion/ ring activation occurs. thanks in advance. heat from me anyway.



The cameras are wired back to the DVR location for video and power
Out of stock now boooooo!
I bought the NVR version of these last year and ended up taking them back after about 3 weeks. One of the cameras wouldn't switch back from night mode and the backup from swan was pretty poor. I also found it near impossible to stop it recording non events even though I'd pretty much removed most of the image from the motion detect. Maybe an isolated case but didn't fill me with confidence hence why I went through the hassle of taking them all back down and returning.
chedixon

I bought the NVR version of these last year and ended up taking them back … I bought the NVR version of these last year and ended up taking them back after about 3 weeks. One of the cameras wouldn't switch back from night mode and the backup from swan was pretty poor. I also found it near impossible to stop it recording non events even though I'd pretty much removed most of the image from the motion detect. Maybe an isolated case but didn't fill me with confidence hence why I went through the hassle of taking them all back down and returning.


I actually have this setup and had no issues, I find the motion detection very good, I get normally about 10 mins of footage at night using motion detection. I get more if raining as have sensitivity turned up quite high at night. Using 2 cameras I get about a months worth of footage on the 500GB hard disk
Graham1979

Would you like me to mention the box is made of cardboard or the paper … Would you like me to mention the box is made of cardboard or the paper manual?



No, just an honest description and price in the title would be sufficient.


Edited by: "topss" 14th Jan 2016
matengawhat

I actually have this setup and had no issues, I find the motion detection … I actually have this setup and had no issues, I find the motion detection very good, I get normally about 10 mins of footage at night using motion detection. I get more if raining as have sensitivity turned up quite high at night. Using 2 cameras I get about a months worth of footage on the 500GB hard disk


I did wonder if the anologue kits were maybe better at the motion detect, the digital NVR I found quite pixelated at times and this seemed to send the motion detect nuts. I'd have like 40 1 minute recordings each day even though I'd turned of 60% of the image. Seems the cheaper DVR's are still the way to go then unless you're paying mega professional standard money
chedixon

I did wonder if the anologue kits were maybe better at the motion detect, … I did wonder if the anologue kits were maybe better at the motion detect, the digital NVR I found quite pixelated at times and this seemed to send the motion detect nuts. I'd have like 40 1 minute recordings each day even though I'd turned of 60% of the image. Seems the cheaper DVR's are still the way to go then unless you're paying mega professional standard money



Hi. Can I ask which model of NVR you are referring to as I am in the marketing looking at the Swann CCTV Network NVR8-7285 8 Channel 1080p.
Cheers.
j1000

Hi. Can I ask which model of NVR you are referring to as I am in the … Hi. Can I ask which model of NVR you are referring to as I am in the marketing looking at the Swann CCTV Network NVR8-7285 8 Channel 1080p. Cheers.


No probs, I believe it was the swann NVR8-7085 or NVR4-7085 (cant remember it it had 4 camera or 8 camera support although it had 4 cameras in the kit I bought). It was the 720p version and I got it from Costco. Its not on their uk website anymore but it looked identical to this one on their US site if it helps;
costco.ca/Swa…tml
chedixon

No probs, I believe it was the swann NVR8-7085 or NVR4-7085 (cant … No probs, I believe it was the swann NVR8-7085 or NVR4-7085 (cant remember it it had 4 camera or 8 camera support although it had 4 cameras in the kit I bought). It was the 720p version and I got it from Costco. Its not on their uk website anymore but it looked identical to this one on their US site if it helps;http://www.costco.ca/Swann%e2%84%a2-8-channel-NVR-with-1TB-HDD-and-4-720p-Camera-Kits.product.100150030.html



Thanks for your reply. It seems like the one you returned was the 720p version. I was looking at the 1080p version. But if you say it wasn't great I think i'll give it a miss. Thanks again because I needed help in making up my mind. Any advice on a 8 camera version for home use?
mmarkeh

£15 delivery to NI.


And no doubt more to other islands that are not part of the UK mainland such as France etc.
Graham1979

Would you like me to mention the box is made of cardboard or the paper … Would you like me to mention the box is made of cardboard or the paper manual?


Defensive much! Common practice to mention if an item is refurbished etc in the title as surely more accuracy and clarity is a good thing?
j1000

Thanks for your reply. It seems like the one you returned was the 720p … Thanks for your reply. It seems like the one you returned was the 720p version. I was looking at the 1080p version. But if you say it wasn't great I think i'll give it a miss. Thanks again because I needed help in making up my mind. Any advice on a 8 camera version for home use?


No probs, glad to be of help :D.
I haven't bothered with another kit since the Swann package, I had it in my mind they were more of a premium brand for home use but the support service kinda tarnished that view. I guess the only thing I gained from the experience was that if I was to do it again I'd just buy a cheaper brand kit. I've read on forums that Hikvision camera were good and there was an import website where they were cheap but I cant for the life of me remember the site unfortunately.
chedixon

No probs, glad to be of help :D.I haven't bothered with another kit since … No probs, glad to be of help :D.I haven't bothered with another kit since the Swann package, I had it in my mind they were more of a premium brand for home use but the support service kinda tarnished that view. I guess the only thing I gained from the experience was that if I was to do it again I'd just buy a cheaper brand kit. I've read on forums that Hikvision camera were good and there was an import website where they were cheap but I cant for the life of me remember the site unfortunately.



Appreciate your advice. Thanks again.
how much is usually the brand new price with same specifications??
Graham1979

Would you like me to mention the box is made of cardboard or the paper … Would you like me to mention the box is made of cardboard or the paper manual?



Laughed so hard. Thank you
dar72

Anyone know answers to these?What format is the video recorded in?Is … Anyone know answers to these?What format is the video recorded in?Is there an option to also backup remotely via FTP? It's no good if the hard drive gets stolenIs there a web interface to access the DVR or just a phone app? I need to access it from Linux



h324 format
no option to backup IIRC
there's a phone app, no web interface on the dvr again from top of my head, family friend have the same model. it does the job better than the chinese models you get on amazon which do have web interface but very difficult to use.
Agharta

And no doubt more to other islands that are not part of the UK mainland … And no doubt more to other islands that are not part of the UK mainland such as France etc.



Except France isn't a part of the UK or serviced by royal mail which charges the same to deliver here as it does the rest of the UK.
Edited by: "markeh" 14th Jan 2016
markeh

Except France isn't a part of the UK or serviced by royal mail which … Except France isn't a part of the UK or serviced by royal mail which charges the same to deliver here as it does the rest of the UK.


Then seemingly they aren't using Royal Mail but other couriers that charge extra to deliver to other islands or remote parts of the mainland which I thought was common knowledge!
dar72

Thanks, I'm probably better looking for something else then. Shame … Thanks, I'm probably better looking for something else then. Shame because it's a good price.


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