I must be honest with you – I am aching to get my paws on this new DVR kit from Swann Security. Not only because Swann releases some great products, but they are also one of the first companies to come out with a hard drive based, high resolution, security system for your home or office that is compatible with a variety of smartphones–including the iPhone and Android devices. This new DVR kit includes all of the hardware and software you need to get going with your very own high quality surveillance system. A 500 GB hard drive provides up to 30-days of non-stop video from four cameras simultaneously, convenient controls, remote control, email alerts and Remote viewing via iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and more* are just some of the features. Check the full release after the jump and be sure to come back for our review!
Swann’s New DVR4-2600 Kit compatible with iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile 6, Symbian Phones & more
DVR4-2600 with 500GB HDD & 4x PRO 580 high resolution cameras now features remote viewing on a variety of smartphones
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – (February 17, 2011) – Swann Security, the global leader in security monitoring solutions, proudly releases a new DVR kit that features remote viewing on a variety of smartphones, expanded hard drive capacity, remote control, a mouse and higher resolution cameras. Debuted at the 2011 International CES, this all-in-one DVR kit includes all of the equipment and software necessary to easily install a surveillance system.
For the first time ever, Swann offers a DVR that allows users to view live video remotely using a number of 3G-enabled smartphones. Now you can see what’s happening at your home or business live at any hour on your phone. Supported smartphones include iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian as well as the iPad tablet. This new DVR kit also boasts a huge 500GB hard drive capable of recording up to 30 days of non-stop video from 4 cameras simultaneously (depending on settings, longer with motion detection). It also has convenient controls clickable using a mouse and remote control, and is packaged with Swann’s new state-of-the-art PRO-580 color cameras.
Smartphone viewing is very easy to set up. Once the DVR and cameras are installed at the premises you wish to monitor, simply download the free ‘SwannView’ app from the iPhone AppStore or from www.swann.com/swannview and load to your iPhone or iPad. If you have a Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile 6 or Symbian Smartphone, you can load the ‘SwannView’ app from the supplied CD or download from www.swann.com/swannview. Once the app is installed on your Smartphone, put the DVR’s IP address into the browser and in less than a minute you can view video from all 4 cameras live onscreen.
“This is a flagship product for Swann in 2011. It brings together video surveillance with phone connectivity and convenience as never before. We are very excited to have launched it and it had a great response from our live demos at CES,” commented Jeremy Stewart, VP Global Marketing, Swann Communications.
The DVR4-2600 is also available without cameras and in 8 and 16 channel versions for larger premises requiring additional cameras. It’s a great example of advanced security made easy.
500GB Hard Drive that can record continuously from 4 cameras for up to 30 days+
Remote viewing via iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and more*
Email notification: sends an email when there is motion
Remote control & mouse for convenient control
Motion triggered recording saves time & hard drive space
H.264 recording for high quality video & maximum storage capacity
USB port for easy back up & transfer of incident footage to PC
Easily connects to TV or LCD monitor using VGA output
+depending on settings, longer with motion detection
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PRO 580 Cameras
Each kit includes 4 color cameras
High resolution – 480 TV lines video
Night vision can see up to 65 feet
All-weather aluminum casing for indoor/outdoor applications
Easily mountable & cable threaded through mounting bracket for extra protection
What’s in the box
500GB Hard Drive (installed)
Remote Control (with batteries)
PRO-580 Cameras x 4
BNC Cables 60ft / 18m x 4
BNC to RCA Video Cable
Theft Deterrent Stickers x 4
Swann’s DVR4-2600 kit with 4 Cameras has an MSRP of $449 and will be available for purchase from March through Swann’s network of retailers.
For more information on the DVR4-2600 kit, please contact PR Representative Brian Metcalf at (305) 576-1171 x11 or at [email protected] or go to www.swann.com.
Swann is a global leader in security monitoring solutions and I.T. peripherals targeting consumers through retail channels. Swann’s sustained growth and success has been based on designing and developing surveillance technology that is innovative yet cost effective.
The company’s products are mainly do-it-yourself (DIY) with easy-to-follow ‘plug-and-play’ instructions, full after-sale technical support and retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office and small-to-medium retail users.
For customers needing more high-tech solutions, Swann is at the forefront of the latest international trends including wireless connectivity, professional quality CCTV cameras with infrared night vision, digital video recording with motion detection and networkability, web surveillance and remote notification.
Swann was founded in 1988 by David Swann in Melbourne, Australia and now has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, China and Hong Kong with distribution partners around the globe.
Swann’s reseller network includes some of the world’s largest retailers and distributors including Fry’s Electronics, RadioShack, Brandsmart USA, Canadian Tire, Maplin Electronics, and Dick Smith.