Swann CCTV System: 4-Channel 5MP 1TB HDD DVR Inc. 2x PRO-5MP Bullet Cameras at Very for £169.99
237°

Swann CCTV System: 4-Channel 5MP 1TB HDD DVR Inc. 2x PRO-5MP Bullet Cameras at Very for £169.99

£169.99£22926%Very Deals
25
Posted 10th Nov
This is the cheapest it ever been
I have this system installed and its great. Better than smart cams with need subscription and constant internet.

The new update to the dvr will make it work with google assistants and alexa.
Can you view and download videos on mobile app
Community Updates

Groups

25 Comments
heat sensors??
forcedv10/11/2019 07:47

heat sensors??


“innovative Thermal-Sensing Motion Detection Technology

This system features Swann’s True Detect PIR Thermal Sensing technology to reliably detect heat-generating moving objects, such as people, large pets & cars. With more accurate motion detection you have more reliable notifications & recording, eliminating false triggers such as falling leaves, bugs, rain & more, saving you hard drive space & playback time.”

Just saying
Shame it’s only 2 cameras
Mixed reviews, how can one person say it’s no good for night time vision, another says it’s great ?
I purchased a stand alone camera which doesn’t have a hard drive, camera is class App is rubbish, so need a system like this with a hard drive.
Would you be able to add standalone 4k cameras?
achilles202010/11/2019 10:20

Would you be able to add standalone 4k cameras?


You can’t add 4k camera only the 5mp
Robo10/11/2019 09:19

Mixed reviews, how can one person say it’s no good for night time vision, a …Mixed reviews, how can one person say it’s no good for night time vision, another says it’s great ?I purchased a stand alone camera which doesn’t have a hard drive, camera is class App is rubbish, so need a system like this with a hard drive.


Your getting the best camera swann sells after there 4k camera. Night vision is good and clear. Its hard to judge a reviews as quality depends on peoples opinions. You have to go for the specs
Seriously rubbish software on the DVR, and the iPhone app was appalling. Don’t think it’s been updated for years. Very laggy from mobile phone access.

Camera quality was great though but really let down by interface. Amazon did a deal for 4 5mp cameras and dvr for £200, but ended up sending all back.

Also what was quite worrying was I got a brand new sealed and unopened box, but it already had someone’s details inputted and their recordings!!! There’s an official method for when you forget the password, so I did that and found the previous owners details and password! So not so new stock from Swann!
superjack10/11/2019 13:33

Seriously rubbish software on the DVR, and the iPhone app was appalling. …Seriously rubbish software on the DVR, and the iPhone app was appalling. Don’t think it’s been updated for years. Very laggy from mobile phone access. Camera quality was great though but really let down by interface. Amazon did a deal for 4 5mp cameras and dvr for £200, but ended up sending all back. Also what was quite worrying was I got a brand new sealed and unopened box, but it already had someone’s details inputted and their recordings!!! There’s an official method for when you forget the password, so I did that and found the previous owners details and password! So not so new stock from Swann!


Manufacturers Refurb ?
peejaylew10/11/2019 18:32

Manufacturers Refurb ?


Maybe, but sold as new and direct from amazon.

Even if it was refurb they should really be formatting it!
Robo10/11/2019 09:19

Mixed reviews, how can one person say it’s no good for night time vision, a …Mixed reviews, how can one person say it’s no good for night time vision, another says it’s great ?I purchased a stand alone camera which doesn’t have a hard drive, camera is class App is rubbish, so need a system like this with a hard drive.


A lot of the time its because they put the camera at an angle that is too close to the wall, so the infrared hits the wall and bounces back blinding the camera.
superjack10/11/2019 13:33

Seriously rubbish software on the DVR, and the iPhone app was appalling. …Seriously rubbish software on the DVR, and the iPhone app was appalling. Don’t think it’s been updated for years. Very laggy from mobile phone access. Camera quality was great though but really let down by interface. Amazon did a deal for 4 5mp cameras and dvr for £200, but ended up sending all back. Also what was quite worrying was I got a brand new sealed and unopened box, but it already had someone’s details inputted and their recordings!!! There’s an official method for when you forget the password, so I did that and found the previous owners details and password! So not so new stock from Swann!


Use the app RXcamlink, it is updated more often.
Horrorwood10/11/2019 20:18

A lot of the time its because they put the camera at an angle that is too …A lot of the time its because they put the camera at an angle that is too close to the wall, so the infrared hits the wall and bounces back blinding the camera. Use the app RXcamlink, it is updated more often.


You sound experienced in this, is this any good or is there better out there for this money.
I quite enjoy installing so it should be ok, does it need the data cable running from the camera into the modem or a range extender ?
Robo10/11/2019 20:36

You sound experienced in this, is this any good or is there better out …You sound experienced in this, is this any good or is there better out there for this money.I quite enjoy installing so it should be ok, does it need the data cable running from the camera into the modem or a range extender ?


Thanks! You could say that

But yes, this is a great deal and I doubt you'll find any better for anywhere near this price.
Maybe a silly question but these are obviously wired to the hard drive but does it then need wired to a router? Or can it transmit wireless to the router to view by app? Just thinking of a 2 storey house so cameras at eaves and wiring and hard drive in a roofspace but the router is on the ground floor
OFAH11/11/2019 00:09

Maybe a silly question but these are obviously wired to the hard drive but …Maybe a silly question but these are obviously wired to the hard drive but does it then need wired to a router? Or can it transmit wireless to the router to view by app? Just thinking of a 2 storey house so cameras at eaves and wiring and hard drive in a roofspace but the router is on the ground floor


You neef to get wifi extender with ethernet plug. And plug the hard drive to it.
The harddrive dose not have built in wifi
Thanks for this. Managed to get this for £120 with the £50 discount
Mathew878711/11/2019 11:26

Thanks for this. Managed to get this for £120 with the £50 discount


How?
Mathew878711/11/2019 11:37

https://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/50-off-100-3327249


Good deal.
I fitted mine today
Quality is excellent. Reads number plates from distance
Very good deal for £120

I currently have an older Swann system, which needed to be upgraded
I've had mine for over a year now, the update that went on yesterday has killed one of my channels, I've emailed Swann and surprise surprise they've no idea how to fix it, all the other cameras work really well
bman197911/11/2019 19:03

I've had mine for over a year now, the update that went on yesterday has …I've had mine for over a year now, the update that went on yesterday has killed one of my channels, I've emailed Swann and surprise surprise they've no idea how to fix it, all the other cameras work really well


What have they updated?
I had not been out to the main unit for some time, as I remotely view everything, but went into the garage and noticed there's was an update so I installed it, the only thing I noticed different was the menu and you can now see the sensitivity of the cameras now
I didn't inform me via the app that there was a software update
I'm torn between this and an annke set up. I get the impression swann isn't that great in terms of customer care or app. Some of the Annke ones to a novice like me seem very well spec'd for the money. Anyone any views or advise? Really all I want is a reliable clear 2-4 camera set up with a hard drive that can be linked to a wifi repeater and that can be viewed either at home on a tv or monitor and by an app.
Edited by: "OFAH" 1 h, 33 m ago
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text