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Swann DVR8-1500 8 Channel DVR CCTV Kit with 4 cameras

Code: A28UC

  • D1 resolution 8 channel security kit, provides you with four times the resolution of CIF CCTV kits
  • Includes four clear resolution 700TVL cameras with powerful night vision of up to 25 metres
  • Record up to 30 days of footage from all eight channels thanks to the 1TB hard drive

Product details

Swann DVR8-1500 8 Channel DVR CCTV Kit with 4 cameras

• D1 resolution 8 channel security kit, provides you with four times the resolution of CIF CCTV kits
• Includes four clear resolution 700TVL cameras with powerful night vision of up to 25 metres
• Record up to 30 days of footage from all eight channels thanks to the 1TB hard drive
• IP67 weatherproof rated cameras for indoor and outdoor applications
• Motion detection digital video recorder (DVR) ensures that you capture the most important moments
• View live footage from the cameras anywhere in the world through your smartphone or tablet with the free SwannView Plus app
• Add up to four additional cameras for increased coverage

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


What are the cameras like and can I add more?
This is a complete security system that you can install and start recording with straight away. Included in the kit are four 700TVL cameras that can record with clarity in the day and up to 25 metres after dark. Each camera has a viewing angle of 59 degrees and with an IP67 weatherproof rating, you are able to place the cameras in a range of locations indoors or outdoors and get a good amount of coverage on each. An additional four cameras can be added to the kit to increase security.

How much footage can I store onto the DVR?
The DVR included in the kit possesses a 1TB hard drive for storing that all important footage. The 1TB storage size allows you to store up to 30 days’ worth of footage, which can be increased when the motion detected recordings feature is selected. The SmartSearch function allows you to quickly and easily find footage when needed, by identifying areas that may have detected motion. The DVR then highlights them on your timeline, giving you the opportunity to clip the identified recording and export it to a USB device.

Can I have access to the cameras when I am away from home?
Once you have connected the DVR to the Internet, you can access the kit remotely from anywhere in the world. All you need is a 3G/4G capable smartphone or tablet with the free SwannView Plus app installed and you can gain access to a live video feed of each of your cameras.

Specification table
DVR Product Model Number SWDVR-81500H
Video Input 8 x BNC
Video Output 1 x VGA and 1 x BNC
Display Resolution Up to D1 (NTSC – 704 x 480 pixels, PAL – 704 x 576 pixels)
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 D1
Recording Modes Manual / Motion / Scheduled
HDD Interface/Type 1 x SATA
Hard Drive Capacity 1 TB
Maximum Hard Drive Supported 4 TB
Records to SD Card? No
Maximum SD Card Supported N/A
Records to USB? No
Records to Cloud Storage? No
Alarm Input? No
Alarm Output? No
USB Interface 2 x USB 2.0
Network Interface 1 x RJ45 Port
Network Speed 10/100 Mbps
Network Connection SwannLink 'Peer-to-Peer'
Supported Network Protocols DHCP, PPPoE, Static IP
Supported Operating Systems iOS / Android / Windows PC / Mac PC
Internet Viewing? Yes
Handheld Device Support? Yes
Operating Power 12 V
Operating Temperature -10 °C to 50 °C
Dimensions 200 mm x 200 mm x 45 mm
Weight 1000 g
Backup Method Via USB or Network
Mouse Support Yes
Remote Control No
PTZ Control No
Camera: Model No CAMERA: Pro-735
Image Sensor CMOS
Resolution 720 x 576 pixels
Lens 3.6 mm
Maximum Lens Zoom N/A - Fixed Lens
Recording Frame Rate 25 fps
Motion Detection? Yes
Video Quality 700 TVL
Minimum Illumination 0 Lux (IR on) / 0.1 Lux (IR off)
Day/Night Mode? Yes
White Balance? Yes
Backlight Compensation? Yes
Viewing Angle (Horizontal) 59°
Night Vision
Night Vision Distance 25 m
IR cut Filter? Yes
Number of Infra-Red LEDs 36
Infra-Red LED Lifespan (Average) 10,000 hours
Indoor/Outdoor IP67 rated (weatherproof)
Operating Power 12 V
Cable Length 18 m
Operating Temperature -20 ° C to 50 ° C
Body Construction Aluminium
Dimensions – Camera 96 mm x 53 mm x 85 mm
Weight – Camera 305 g
Camera Supports Audio? No
Package contents
1TB Hard Drive (installed)
PRO-735 Camera x 4
BNC to RCA Cable 3ft/1m
BNC Cable 60ft / 18m x 4
Power Adapters & Splitter
USB Mouse
Ethernet Cable
Mounting Screws & Plugs
Operating Instructions
Theft Deterrent Stickers

Does this come with cabling?

Asked by: Neil
Yes this is provided with the unit.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-24

Hi I've recently purchased and installed this system. I have 1 problem that the cameras are only showing in black and white even in day time. I'm not sure if I have to change settings or is that how the cameras are. 

Asked by: mrjam
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9757 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-18

Are the cameras wireless? How are the cameras powered, into a 3 pin plug?

Asked by: Tussun
No they need a cable back to the DVR, The kit is provided with a 3 pin plug that splits into 4 connectors that the cams plug into.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-10

Does this system record sound 

Asked by: Matrix573
No, I am sorry but this will not record sound. We would recommend adding a microphone to the system to achieve this.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-02-09

If I cannot hard wire this DVR to my router. Is there a way of connecting wirelessly? 

Asked by: Alan3597
Yes you can, this device can be programmed to automatically connect to your router. All you then have to do is connect it to the RJ45 socket of the wired device that you want to make wireless. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/netgear-universal-dual-band-wifi-adapter-a85kx
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-02-05

Are they infra red night vision

Asked by: Gary
That is correct, infrared range up to 25m for the included cameras.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-02-02

Can I add a microphone

Asked by: bollocks
The item has support for one mic: Audio Input: 1 x Phono (RCA)
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-27

Swann DVR8-1500 8 Channel DVR CCTV Kit with 4 cameras - Can you please advise if this system produces colour pictures or black & white?

Asked by: Alan
The unit is colour during the day, and uses grey scaled infra red images at night.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-01-19
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Bulk Prices

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A28UC Swann DVR8-1500 8 Channel DVR CCTV Kit with 4 cameras (1+) £189.99

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