Swann 1TB 9 Channel DVR9-4200 960H Digital Video Recorder with HDMI Output 9 channel 1TB storage CCTV  Maplin Outlet via eBay £199.99 at Maplin Ebay Outlet
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Swann 1TB 9 Channel DVR9-4200 960H Digital Video Recorder with HDMI Output 9 channel 1TB storage CCTV Maplin Outlet via eBay £199.99 at Maplin Ebay Outlet

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Found 27th Feb 2014
This appeared on the Maplin website then disappeared. Decided to buy it from their eBay site as it's still listed on there. The maplin site now only lists the same product on their website for £239.99 960h quality and HDMI outputs. Both are brand new in box 12m warranty.

Been looking for a CCTV setup for a while with remote access this is the best I've found for the money - no cameras so will connect exiting ones or buy new as recommended on here.

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I've had problems with their customer service... in fact, I'm still awaiting a response (it's been 6 months). I've had problems with setup. I honestly can't recommend Swann and wish I had gone for a personalised setup from an electronics store.

not voted.

I wouldn't bother with an old DVR system like this. The new IP camera and NVR setups are absolutely amazing. at work we got the Qvis NVR from Maplins that that records at 25fps at 1080p resolution, a bit like watching a HD movie! I picked up one myself from ebay just under £250. although each camera costs around £100, they capture more area compared to a analogue systems so you may only need 2 cameras. Each camera is connected using standard network cables so installing is quite simple.

Original Poster

Unfortunately buying a DVR isn't as straightforward as a laptop. There are tons of models and manufacturers but few reviews. Maplins claim to be the largest CCTV stockist in the UK. Most other dvrs didn't have Android and iPad apps. Swann seem to be the most reviewed manufacturer and people seem to like them.

For those voting cold can you recommend a better DVR around the same price with remote access and apps to access them? This will help me and others who are wet around the ears like me!
Edited by: "Mickyfinn" 27th Feb 2014

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I've had problems with their customer service... in fact, I'm still … I've had problems with their customer service... in fact, I'm still awaiting a response (it's been 6 months). I've had problems with setup. I honestly can't recommend Swann and wish I had gone for a personalised setup from an electronics store. not voted.

I had a problem with their C.S too = maplin are not as good as they used to be. By the way swann are not as good as Securix, Securix all the way.

Mickyfinn

Unfortunately buying a DVR isn't as straightforward as a laptop. There … Unfortunately buying a DVR isn't as straightforward as a laptop. There are tons of models and manufacturers but few reviews. Maplins claim to be the largest CCTV stockist in the UK. Most other dvrs didn't have Android and iPad apps. Swann seem to be the most reviewed manufacturer and people seem to like them.For those voting cold can you recommend a better DVD around the same price with remote access and apps to access them? This will help me and others who are wet around the ears like me!

Securix

Mickyfinn, I have seen many DVR systems from the very professional COP security, Avtech, to low end Sumvision brands. They all do the job in recording however remote viewing can be a nightmare. I still have my 5-year old QVIS Zeus DVR as a backup still running. I believe I paid over £250 that long ago which only records at the highest D1 resolution @ 12fps only on the first channel with the remaining at 6fp. At the time it was the only one that supported snapshot email. I have mine currently set to send me an email with an image of the person at the door. It’s wicked when I call someone when I’m out to tell them to come back later. They get confused how did I know. Anyway it also acts like a automatic doorbell as my mobile phone vibrates when in my pocket. The upgrade to the NVR just blows the analogue one away. I would recommend the QVIS NVR one to anyone. It’s very fast (dual core chip), captures full 1080p at 25fps on all 4 channels. It also supports email snapshot at a better resolution. All the usual apps are available and you can even use IP Cam basic on android to view. I monitor both systems from my pc when required using another professional piece of software that is included.

I have never posted a deal in hotukdeals before, should I start a deal?

JOSHY

Mickyfinn, I have seen many DVR systems from the very professional COP … Mickyfinn, I have seen many DVR systems from the very professional COP security, Avtech, to low end Sumvision brands. They all do the job in recording however remote viewing can be a nightmare. I still have my 5-year old QVIS Zeus DVR as a backup still running. I believe I paid over £250 that long ago which only records at the highest D1 resolution @ 12fps only on the first channel with the remaining at 6fp. At the time it was the only one that supported snapshot email. I have mine currently set to send me an email with an image of the person at the door. It’s wicked when I call someone when I’m out to tell them to come back later. They get confused how did I know. Anyway it also acts like a automatic doorbell as my mobile phone vibrates when in my pocket. The upgrade to the NVR just blows the analogue one away. I would recommend the QVIS NVR one to anyone. It’s very fast (dual core chip), captures full 1080p at 25fps on all 4 channels. It also supports email snapshot at a better resolution. All the usual apps are available and you can even use IP Cam basic on android to view. I monitor both systems from my pc when required using another professional piece of software that is included.I have never posted a deal in hotukdeals before, should I start a deal?

Yes

JOSHY

Mickyfinn, I have seen many DVR systems from the very professional COP … Mickyfinn, I have seen many DVR systems from the very professional COP security, Avtech, to low end Sumvision brands. They all do the job in recording however remote viewing can be a nightmare. I still have my 5-year old QVIS Zeus DVR as a backup still running. I believe I paid over £250 that long ago which only records at the highest D1 resolution @ 12fps only on the first channel with the remaining at 6fp. At the time it was the only one that supported snapshot email. I have mine currently set to send me an email with an image of the person at the door. It’s wicked when I call someone when I’m out to tell them to come back later. They get confused how did I know. Anyway it also acts like a automatic doorbell as my mobile phone vibrates when in my pocket. The upgrade to the NVR just blows the analogue one away. I would recommend the QVIS NVR one to anyone. It’s very fast (dual core chip), captures full 1080p at 25fps on all 4 channels. It also supports email snapshot at a better resolution. All the usual apps are available and you can even use IP Cam basic on android to view. I monitor both systems from my pc when required using another professional piece of software that is included.I have never posted a deal in hotukdeals before, should I start a deal?

Only 1 problem the system you have uses Quick-Connect RJ12 cabling interface, so you are limited to RJ12 cameras.

not heard of RJ12. Do you mean standard network cables RJ45? Qvis support power over ethernet so you don’t have to run a 12v supply along the cables.

Original Poster

Great advice guys Maplin do a 14 day return so I have that option. I did look at the QVis on Maplin and they are discontinuing it so may be able to get one for a good price? Will also have a look at the Securix rhodyate and check out the app. What was your experience of the remote access?

From the reviews of the Swann the people that emailed seem to have had a terrible response and the people that phoned to setup the ports and app seem to have had a great response and rate the customer service highly which is odd.

If I bought the QVis could I use my existing cameras and add balnums to connect the rj45 cables or would I have to buy new cameras and is this a 8 channel DVR ie comparing like for like or not? I can see other QVis DVRs on ebay but not sure if they are just rebranded Chinese DVRs?


Mickyfinn. I just picked up my NVR from allbuyer.co.uk They seem to have the best prices around at the moment. With regards to the remote access I have only tried out live viewing on a Samsung S3 using both free software and the paid apps under £5 which work great. Both connect straightaway via mobile internet to the virgin media broadband that the NVR is connected to. Note you have to setup port forwarding on the router to allow the connection. I believe qvis products are manufactured by dahau in china which is the world’s largest professional manufacturer of cctv systems however the NVR in question has been designed in the UK. Hope this help.

JOSHY

I picked up one myself from ebay just under £250. although each camera … I picked up one myself from ebay just under £250. although each camera costs around £100, they capture more area compared to a analogue systems so you may only need 2 cameras.



Could you advise item number(s) please - am in the market for a home CCTV system.

Thank you.
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