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SwannSWDVK-830004 Camera Security Monitoring System (8-Channel)
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (3)
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      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)

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    5.0

    Product works perfectly

    By Chuck

    from Canton, Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great tech support

    Cons

    • Could Have Longer Cables

    Best Uses

    • Deterrent
    • Early Warning
    • Recording
    • Safety

    Comments about Swann SWDVK-830004 Camera Security Monitoring System (8-Channel):

    Easy to use and setup
    Excellent Tech support
    Solid quality workmanship

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    4.0

    Excellent Product and Service

    By Bait

    from Oklahoma City, OK

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording

      Comments about Swann SWDVK-830004 Camera Security Monitoring System (8-Channel):

      I purchased this system to replace a six year old system. The main features I wanted included easy copying onto flash drives and live access from the internet. On my last system the user manual was written by a PHD engineer that spoke english as a second language and I never could figure out how to get some of the features to work. The Swann manual is excellent; however, some of the port details in setting up the internet access were incorrect. I called customer support and they set it up remotely in a few minutes. The live internet access works great. The other aspects of setting up the system were very easy and the menu system is very straightforward.

      Overall it is an excellent system. Much better than the one I replaced.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      2.0

      Still needs work

      By Mark

      from West Columbia SC

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Great Tech Support

      Cons

      • Poor Mobile Display

      Best Uses

      • Homes

      Comments about Swann SWDVK-830004 Camera Security Monitoring System (8-Channel):

      I recently upgraded from the 4 channel to the 8 channel D1 DVR with Pro 530 cameras. What they don't tell you is the 8 channel DVR is broadcast in sub stream and the picture on your remote device is fuzzy and there is nothing they can do about it. The 4 channel was clear but in order to save bandwidth they changed the 8 channel model. I've been through tech support for three months now only to find out I'm stuck with a 8 camera system that is advertised as HD and a Android program that is named Swann Pro HD that is so distorted you can't make out the images let alone identify a face. See the photo below. This photo was taken in the daylight and is supposed to be in color but won't change from B/W. This is the 2nd bad camera fresh out of the box they will have to replace. They also have sent me 4 DVRs in a failed attempt to correct this issue.

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      4.0

      Great piece of kit

      By Andrew the Engineer

      from Australia

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Noisy

      Best Uses

      • Deterrent
      • Early Warning
      • Recording
      • Safety

      Comments about Swann SWDVK-830004 Camera Security Monitoring System (8-Channel):

      Good to go straight out of the box.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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