Swann DVR4-12602F 4-Channel CCTV DVR Kit with 2 Cameras
Having installed this system a few days ago I feel able to comment better than just after unboxing it.
This is quite a comprehensive kit with a lot of customisable options which you can adjust preferably after you have it running and got to know the system.
Tip 1. You will need at least a 16mm hole to pass the cables and plugs/sockets through but when you have passed them through you are left with a lot of spare space around the wires. You will need to use some filler.
Tip 2. If you are mounting cameras outside, screw them to a piece of treated timber and attach that to the wall, it is a lot easier.
Setting up the system is a simple plug and play arrangement it really is that easy. You can view the live view through your mobile or suitable tablet. I could not get my Nexus 7 to work with it though, if you want to contact Customer services to ask a question about compatibility, forget it. I sent a message several days ago and have not even had an acknowledgement. If you have set up your phone to receive alerts when motion is detected you will get a lot of false alarms unless the camera is indoors with no windows in shot. Car headlights at night, even though they are not in camera shot will trigger an alarm as will mist illuminated by the infra red light and looks like a snow storm. Spiders are a nuisance as well, water droplets on a strand of web will dance around in front of the lens and trigger the alarm.
Despite all this the pictures under ideal conditions are good but don't expect photographic quality.
Finally, Tip 3 I found that I got a better picture on a second hand computer monitor with VGA than I did with my Samsung 32" television using HDMI. You can pick up 4:3 computer monitors for peanuts on Ebay.
5 Sep 2014
Swann DVR4-12602F -Channel CCT
I purchased this for my son as a gift and ended up installing it for him in his house.
As an OAP familiar with CCTV installations ( through personal experience), I found this system very easy to install. The picture quality is excellent with the cameras that came with the pack producing good night vision too.
The beauty of it is, it is so silent compared to the Swann 9 channel DVR I have.
Downside - Your monitor must have a HDMI port to get the best results. The monitor I used did not have one, hence used the VGA but could not get the audio. With 10% off the price Screwfix gave me, this has to be a good buy. I cannot give a 5 star for reliability as this is just installed & only time will tell. Therefore, three stars for reliability.
16 Aug 2014
dos what it said v/ good still playing with it --remote etc .
15 Aug 2014
Swann advanced security system
Delivered next day as expected. Brilliant piece of kit. The box contained everything I needed to get it up and running very quickly.
Very easy to follow instructions provided.
I wasted time trying to set up the email alert facility using my current email provider. Take the instructions advice and set it up on Gmail, it works like a dream. Good clear pictures. Software easy to install on a PC and works very well. Not set up to use on a tablet or Smart phone yet as I only got it yesterday.
Buy with confidence before the price goes up.
15 Aug 2014