Swann DVR4-1525 4 Channel 500GB CCTV Kit with 2 Cameras

Code: A22UR

Swann DVR4-1525 4 Channel 500GB CCTV Kit with 2 Cameras is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9.
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  • Four-channel security kit with widescreen 960H resolution
  • Two clear-resolution 650TVL cameras with powerful night vision up to 25m
  • 500GB hard drive capacity to store up to 30 days of recordings

Product details

Swann DVR4-1525 4 Channel 500GB CCTV Kit with 2 Cameras

• Four-channel security kit with widescreen 960H resolution
• Two clear-resolution 650TVL cameras with powerful night vision up to 25m
• 500GB hard drive capacity to store up to 30 days of recordings
• IP67-rated weatherproof cameras for indoor and outdoor use
• Motion detection digital video recorder (DVR) with alerts sent to your smart device
• See what’s happening live and receive alerts on your 3G/4G capable smartphone or tablet (including iPhone, iPad & Android devices) using the free SwannView Link app
• Increase security by adding an additional two cameras

Download the app to remotely view your Swann CCTV live stream!


What does this security kit provide me with?
This four channel security system kit provides 24-hour protection and security for your home or business. It includes two 650TVL (TV Line) cameras, which can record your property through day and night with up to 25 metres of night vision. The cameras can be installed indoors or outdoors thanks to the IP67 weatherproof rating, which gives you the chance to place them in a number of different locations. Each camera has a field of vision of 55 degrees, providing you with good coverage wherever you decide to place them. Increase the coverage even further with the potential to add an additional two cameras.

Can I expand the capacity of the DVR?
The preinstalled 500GB hard drive can provide you with an incredible 30 days of continuous recording – even with all four channels in use. The kit’s motion-detected recording feature means recording only starts when movement is picked up – which will help you keep any unnecessary recordings to a minimum. You can add even more capacity to this kit by connecting it to an external hard drive through the eSATA port.

Can I view the cameras remotely?
The SwannView Link app lets you keep an eye on the situation at home, giving you peace of mind whether you are at home or away. Ensure your DVR is connected to the internet and install the app on your smartphone or tablet, using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. Your phone can then remotely connect to the kit, providing you a live video feed from each camera.

DVR4-1525 Digital Video Recorder
Video Input 4 x BNC
Video Output 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI
Display Resolution Up to 1080p
Time & Date Stamp on Video? Yes
Number of Simultaneous Video Outputs 1
Audio Input 1 x Phono (RCA)
Audio Output 1 x Phono (RCA)
Compression Format H.264
Recording Resolution 960H
Recording Modes Manual / Motion / Scheduled / Continuous
HDD Interface/Type 1 x SATA
Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB
Maximum Hard Drive Supported 4 TB
Records to SD Card? No
Maximum SD Card Supported N/A
Records to USB? Yes
Records to Cloud Storage? No
Alarm Input? No
Alarm Output? No
USB Interface 2 x USB 2.0
Network Interface 1 x RJ45
Network Speed 10/100 Mbps
Network Connection SwannLink ‘Peer-to-Peer’
Supported Network Protocols and Functions TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP
Supported Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Maac OS10.6.8 & later
Internet Viewing? Yes
Handheld Device Support? Yes
Operating Power DC 12 V
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
Dimensions 200 mm x 200 mm x 45 mm
WFour 1500 g
Backup Method External storage via USB or Network
Mouse Support Yes
Remote Control Yes
PTZ Control No
Image Sensor 1/3" Sony ‘Effio’ CCD
Lens 3.6 mm
Maximum Lens Zoom N/A
Recording Frame Rate N/A
Motion Detection? No
Video Quality 650 TVL
Minimum Illumination 0 Lux (IR on) / 0.1 Lux (IR off)
Day/Night Mode? Yes
White Balance? Automatic
Backlight Compensation? Yes
Viewing Angle (Horizontal) 55°
Viewing Angle (Vertical) 55°
Night Vision
Night Vision Distance 25 m
IR cut Filter? Yes
Number of Infra-Red LEDs 24
Infra-Red LED Lifespan (Average) 10,000 Hours
Indoor/Outdoor IP67 Rated (weatherproof)
Operating Power DC 12 V @ 1A
Cable Length 18 m
Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C
Body Construction Aluminium
Dimensions – Camera 165 mm x 115 mm x 67 mm
WFour – Camera 305 g
Camera Supports Audio? No
500GB Hard Drive (installed)
2 x PRO-615 Camera
2 x 18m BNC Cable
HDMI Cable
Power Adapter & Splitter
USB Mouse
Ethernet Cable
Mounting Screws & Plugs
Operating Instructions
Theft Deterrent Stickers
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product let down by lack of instructions Fitted this in about two weeks ago, bit disappointed with the two cameras supplied, with their narrow field of vision, although they are very clear. Its a good job I was replacing an old swann system as there is know detailed manual to show you how to set up the recording times or the camera detection zones. I haven't even found out how to search back for a certain recording to play it back as I was getting fed up with the system installation on the day. The older swann system that this system replaced, was more user friendly and contain instructions for all settings, Unlike this System
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so easy to set up its perfect , good clear pictures
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really Bad, No Control Over Camera Output Had this since Mar 2016. No options to turn night vision on and off. Will only support USB flash drives, cannot back up via USB SD caddy. Quality isn't so hot either. Can be noisy.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to Install, harder to set up I fitted this system for a customer earlier this week. Pros: The system was easy to install and get up and running. The camera quality is as you would expect from Swann. The DVR is quiet, small and efficient. £139.99 is a good price for this set up. Cons: The complete lack of instructions / guide make programming and tuning the system to get the most from it needlessly difficult.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the investment Installed on Fri. Image for both day and night, better than I thought. Range and adjustments are perfect for where I need them to face. Very easy to install and use.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Basic but good! This kit was bought for a specific need & it more than adequately covers what was required. The additional installation package was also purchased - a very efficient and helpful service provided without hassle.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Try again this is the replacement that I had to get as the 1st one was faulty. (No fault on the part of Maplin). Working fine.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little system Great little system, but I wish Swann would start putting in microphones in to their cameras
Date published: 2017-03-13
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in the spec it says 'Supported Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Maac OS10.6.8 & later'. can you clarifiy that this will work with windows 10 please.

Asked by: moose boose
Yes this will work on Windows 10
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-29

Do the cameras have to be wired back to the box from the placement of choice ? (i dont want wires running all over the property) i am looking at this model or the 8 channel model

Asked by: Bird
Yes, the cameras cables will have to be routed back to the box
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-27

So do you just connect a monitor to the DVR to enable playback? is there an interface to rewind the videos etc?

Asked by: mathew
Yes there is an interface to log into the system and playback footage.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-13

Can you use a wireless usb dongle with this product?

Asked by: Danm2012
No, unfortunately, this is not supported.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-05-25

Hi, do you sell additional cameras to the system and splitter?? If not where can I get them?

Asked by: Matt
This system would be compatible with any analogue type camera, unfortunately, at this time we do not have any analogue type cameras available.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-05-22

what cables do I need to record and listen to sound

Asked by: June
You will either need an audio equipped camera or to connect a dedicated microphone to the audio input of the kit. You can use this camera as long as it is set to operate in TVL/960H mode before installation. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/swann-pro-1080fld-1080p-micro-dome-camera-with-audio-a79wg or you could attach a microphone such as http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/miniature-bullet-cctv-powered-microphone-dv71n to listen to the sound you would need to connect the DVR to a HDMI display device and choose a HDMI output resolution and enable the sound output.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-05-16

how can I download images from the harddrive onto a usb memory stick without using a monitor ? to enable me to view from the memory stick in an office

Asked by: Bob Sawyer
The only way of backing up files without a monitor would be remotely via the PC or Mac versions of the SwannView Plus application available from the link below. These would allow you to remotely download from the hard drive and then you could copy those files to a USB device. The DVR would need to be configured for remote access and be connected to the internet for this to work. http://www.swann.com/us/apps
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-05-11

Hi, bought this kit and have just installed it but as I have only 2 cameras, the TV monitor cannot recognise this and still shows 4 monitors on the screen-camera 3+4 saying NO VIDEO.How do you switch off the empty cameras please?

Asked by: Gilliwil
Unfortunately you can't. The option is a single screen (you can scroll through both cameras) or 2x2 split or a 3x3 split etc.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-05-11
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A22UR Swann DVR4-1525 4 Channel 500GB CCTV Kit with 2 Cameras (1+) £139.99

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