Swann 8 CH 2TB 5MP NVR Security System with 4 Cameras is rated
Rated 4 out of
Supplied 60 foot cables are too short!
The product was remarkably easy to set up and its performance met my expectations. The greatest challenge for a DIY installation is running the cat 5 cables to the cameras. The supplied cables are 60 feet, and while this may seem like a lot, you rarely can go in a straight line. In my four camera system, only two of the cameras could be reached with a 60 foot cable. For the other two, the cables were too short (one by ca. 10’ and the other by ca 25’) requiring me buy 200’ of additional cable and make and pull 2 new cables (fortunately I could use the short cables to pull the new ones). There is nothing unusual about my installation and the 60’ cables would have been sufficient if they were pulled post-framing in new construction - in a DIY retrofit, more length will often be necessary.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Camera System!
This is my second Swann camera system. I just updated to a newer system, and I must say that I am very impressed with the HD quality and features. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of
My system arrived yesterday and aside from having to upgrade my existing wiring, the installation was easy. I upgraded from a 1080 system that helped the police catch and shut down a local idiot (thief). 1080 did the job but this system is much clearer and sees much farther at night than my old system did. Having fun watching my dog from 100 feet away with 5MP now I'm looking forward to adding 4K cameras in critical areas.
Cameras are solid but the NVR could use a stronger base. Mine arrived with a dent in it but the soft metal was easy to straighten out. Everything works so no need to return it. The hard drive would be easily upgraded.
Setting up email function was a bit of a pain with the Google "insecure app" that wouldn't let email through even with the insecure toggle selected, but I eventually got it going.
Having fun exploring the features.
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 1 out of
I bought this kit about a month ago. It is setup to record motion in all areas but it but didnt cath the buggers vandalizing me vehicle catches the vehicles driving by though.
Date published: 2019-11-26