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Swann DVR-44400H AHD 4 Channel 500GB Network DVR

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About this product


  • Motion detection digital video recorder (DVR) with alerts sent to your smart device
  • State of the art DVR for your security with video technology providing 720p HD resolution
  • Add up to four cameras to cover every angle and corner of your property

Product overview

• Motion detection digital video recorder (DVR) with alerts sent to your smart device
• State of the art DVR for your security with video technology providing 720p HD resolution
• Add up to four cameras to cover every angle and corner of your property
• 500GB pre-installed hard drive gives you up to 30 days of continuous recording from four cameras
• Easy locating of incidents and transfer footage to external storage by USB or network
• See what’s happening live and receive alerts on your 3G/4G capable smartphone and tablet including iPhone, iPad and Android devices using the free SwannView Link app

How many cameras can this DVR use?
This four channel DVR allows you to connect and record up to four analogue cameras (sold separately) and the 720p resolution delivers full HD picture quality for great security for your home or business. Connect your cameras to the DVR easily using BNC cables (sold separately) and for the best recording quality we recommend the Swann A850 720p camera (A54TW) as the sharp picture will pick out all the detail you need to recognise any intruders.

Can I watch my cameras away from home?
For peace of mind whilst you’re out and about you can access your cameras wherever you are from your smartphone or tablet using the free SwannView app. You can also set up email alerts to tell you if your system is tampered with or when it detects motion so you’re always kept up to date.

How long can I record footage for?
The large pre-installed 500GB hard drive gives you up to 30 days recording from all four channels so it’s quick and easy to set up straight out of the box. You can also set the system to record when it detects movement so you’ll only film what you need to, saving you hard drive space. The VGA and HDMI outputs let you connect the DVR to a wide range of TV screens and monitors displaying up to 1080p resolution images.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from User guide poor Machine quite good. However PTZ power connection is marked 'A and B' which means nothing. My previous Swann machine was marked '+ and -' (positive and negative). In fact the connections are reversed on the 4400H, so PTZ connections will be wrong if you are upgrading from a previous model. Machine noisy in operation compared to previous model. Swann support useless.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really poor quality Just got one of these to use alongside a 4200. The cameras give a great image on the 4200, moved them to the 4400 and its really poor quality, very grainy especially at night.
Date published: 2016-10-29
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Video Input 4 x BNC
Video Output 1 x VGA and 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 up to 720p
Recording Modes Manual / Motion / Scheduled
HDD Interface/Type 1 x SATA, 1 x eSATA
Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB
Maximum Hard Drive Supported 3 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 Port
Network Speed 10/100 Mbps
Network Connection SwannLink 'Peer-to-Peer'
Supported Network Protocols DHCP, PPPoE, Static IP
Supported Operating Systems Windows 7 / Mac OS 10 and Above
Internet Viewing? Yes
Handheld Device Support? Yes
Operating Power DC 12 V @ 2 A
Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C
Dimensions 285 mm x 240 mm x 50 mm
Weight 1950 g
Backup Method Via USB or Network
Mouse Support Yes
Remote Control No
PTZ Control Yes
HDMI cable
Ethernet cable
Power adapter & splitter
Quick start guide
Theft deterrent stickers

How do you transfer recorded footage to USB stick

Asked by: Jem1212
Recordings can be exported to USB or downloaded directly to a PC using the Swannview link program. You can specify to export the files as .avi file format and they can be transcoded into a DVD if you have the right software, or just played on a computer using a good media player.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-06-02

Which cameras are compatible with this DVR I have heard some are not compatible etc

Asked by: Howie
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 9500 or email
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-03

I have a static IP address. I want to change to Virgin Broadband, but it does not offer a static IP address. I believe the Swann DVR-4400 auto-tracks a dynamic IP address. Is this correct?

Asked by: Kocour
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-01

Having used this 'light' motion controlled recorder, the alarm sensor is hypersensitive if used outside, even when one field chosen and sensitivity set to minimum Is it possible to connect a 'heat-sensitive' PIR to trigger alarm mode.

Asked by: ben789
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-11

The description says 500GB disc capacity but Specifications says 1TB. Which is it please?

Asked by: ceepee
I'm checking the stock now to be certain which it is. I will update the web shortly with the correct info.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2016-07-08

I have a Swan cctv installed outside my house, but I have it plugged into my T.V. and it keeps going off should I buy this DVR and will this cure the problem I have?

Asked by: Marguerite 57
I had the same problem when connected to my TV. I found the TV went to auto standby after 8 hours. This can be stopped by altering the settings on TV. Hope this answers your question.
Answered by: Stanley19
Date published: 2016-06-09

What sort of cameras are compatible with this dvr and what sort are not? I have looked at the Swann compatibility chart and don't find it very easy to understand. Is there an easy way of working it out?

Asked by: jerseylil
This has been designed as a 720p High Definition over Analogue (HDA) system, so is compatible with any 720p HDA cameras as well as being configurable for use with older analogue only cameras using the BNC connection. 1080p or I.P. (Network) based cameras would not be compatible.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-05-06

How can I connect to my router wirelessly,? Is a netgear wifi adapter suitable? And which one Lucie

Asked by: Lucie
Unfortunately i am sorry but the item in question doesn't support use in you intended application.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-02-13
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