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Swann SWDVK-425504 S 4-Channel Digital Video Recorder with Smartphone Viewing and 4 x 600TVL Cameras (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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425504-S 4-Channel, 4-Camera
  • Internet-ready protection for your home or business 24/7
  • Includes 4 all-weather, high resolution 600TVL cameras with powerful night vision to 65ft / 20m
  • Set and forget by recording continuously from 4 cameras for 120 days+ onto a massive 500GB hard drive, longer with motion detection
  • Surveillance in the palm of your hand with live viewing on 3G enabled Smartphones including iPhone, iPad,
  • Remote viewing is easier than ever to set up with UPnP (Universal Plug n Play) auto network configuration
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Product Description

Style: 425504-S 4-Channel, 4-Camera

Product Description

4 Channels; 500 Gb Hard Drive; H.264 Video Recorder; Networking & 3G Phone Connectivity; Upnp Allows For Easy Network Setup; Usb Port; Includes 4 Pro 580 Ccd, Day/Night Cameras; 480 Lines Of Resolution;

From the Manufacturer

The Swann DVR4-2550 & 4 x 600TVL Cameras Security Monitoring System delivers everything you need to defend your home or business, safeguard your loved ones and deter intruders. It is cutting-edge surveillance technology made easy, at an affordable price.

The system includes a state-of-the-art 4 Channel DVR4-2550 digital video recorder for simultaneous viewing and recording of 4 video streams locally, over the Internet or on your 3G Smartphone. The unit has H.264 video compression for fast, efficient recording and playback. You can also adjust the frame rate and image resolution with real-time recording on all 4 channels (30fps per channel, 120 fps total) and the ability to adjust the recording settings for each camera to the resolution you choose from 352 x 240 pixels (CIF) up to 704 x 480 pixels (D1). The four Day / Night Cameras provide crystal clear video through their high resolution 420 TV Lines image sensors with night vision up to 65 feet and the ability to operate indoors and outdoors.

A massive 500GB SATA hard drive is pre-installed to allow up to 120 days+ of continuous recording from all 4 cameras. You can also record for longer, save time and hard drive space using the DVR4-2550's advanced motion activated recording. Even better, the time and date are integrated into your video files, allowing you to find incident footage and transfer events to a USB flash drive for easy storage and retrieval when the time is right. You can also configure the DVR to send you email alerts when activity is detected for peace of mind, all the time.

Easily set-up remote viewing with Swann's UPnP (Universal Plug n Play) technology that automatically configures the DVR to your router (if your router has UPnP capability) and the internet. Knowing what's happening is easier than ever with VGA connection for viewing on your PC or LCD monitor (with VGA input) or view on your existing TV using the video cable in the pack.

With the Swann DVR4-2550 & 4 x 600TVL Cameras Security Monitoring System, Smartphone viewing is remarkably easy to set up and use. Once the DVR and cameras are installed at your home or business, simply download the free 'SwannView' app from the relevant app website or from For iPhone or iPad users the app is free to download from the AppStore. For Android users it can be downloaded from the Android Market and BlackBerry users can access their AppWorld. Users of Windows Mobile 6 or Symbian OS can download from For your convenience the app is also included on a disk in the pack. Once Swannview 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. You can also receive email alerts if the DVR detects motion. Staying in contact has never been easier!

As a specialist in DIY Security, you can buy Swann products with confidence knowing you will be keeping your loved ones, home or business safe. Swann stands by its promise of Lifetime Support to make advanced security easy to use, install and maintain. Everything is in the pack but if you need it, Swann's help desk is available with extended hours to remotely set up your internet viewing and answer any questions you may have. If you don't have the time to DIY, Swann can organize installation with full details in the pack.

The Swann DVR4-2550 & 4 600TVL CCD Camera Security Monitoring System is professional, affordable and allows you to have peace of mind at your home or business wherever you are, at anytime. It really is advanced security made easy.

+ 120 days recording achieved using lower settings, default settings give 14 days recording

Top 5 reasons to buy:

View all 4 channels on your TV or LCD monitor using AV-IN or VGA connection

Surveillance in the palm of your hand with live viewing on 3G-enabled Smartphones.
(sold separately)

Monitor, record and view 4 cameras simultaneously

With clear image resolution from the included 4 high quality 600TVL cameras, you can cover all areas of your home or business without any 'blind spots'. Feel safe and secure knowing all entry points to your property will be monitored 24/7.

Simple, intuitive operation

The cameras and DVR are easy to install. The intuitive operating system of the Swann DVR4-2550 Digital Video Recorder is designed with the end-user in mind. It’s easy to install with point and click menus able to be accessed and operated using the mouse in the pack. It’s professional quality surveillance without the usual price tag and with no ongoing fees.

Record for longer & save time

With a pre-installed SATA 500GB SATA hard drive you can record for at least 120 days non-stop from 4 cameras and even longer with motion triggered recording. Save storage space and enjoy faster playback with state-of-the-art H.264 video compression. Set and forget using the motion detection settings to only record when there is activity and save valuable time as you won't have to scroll through endless frames of empty footage. 

Save time & have peace of mind by easily locating incident video, then transfer to USB flash drive

Surveillance in the palm of your hand

Connect the DVR4-2550 to the internet at your premises and then use the free SwannView app to view live video on your 3G Smartphone wherever you are. It’s designed for life on the move and gives you the peace of mind of knowing what’s happening at all times. Enjoy additional protection with email alerts to your Smartphone triggered when activity is detected.

Everything you need to feel safe

Everything you need is included in the box with DVR video recorder, 4 day/night cameras, mounting screws, BNC cable 60ft/18m x 4, mouse and all required cables and accessories. Simply install the cameras in the best positions to capture activity in and around your home or business paying special attention to entry points and ‘blind’ spots then connect to the DVR and the internet – and you’re protected.

More features

Cable threaded through mounting bracket for added protection

See day or night with infrared vision

The infrared (IR) LEDs on the color 600TVL cameras activate automatically when it is dark or in low light to provide black & white night vision up to 65ft/20m away. High resolution 420 TV lines video image sensors provides clear video images.

Cutting edge video recording

Customize the resolution and frame rate with options including real-time recording (30fps per channel, 120fps total) and impressive playback resolution of 704 x 480 pixels.

Easy to backup, easy to transfer

Backing up your incident footage has never been so easy. Simply copy incidents using the intuitive menu of the DVR4-2550 onto USB flash drive, then transfer to PC to view, backup or send on to others.

Sturdy construction for indoor and outdoor use.

The secure 600TVL cameras are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. The high quality, durable metal casings have a waterproof rating of IP67, meaning they can be used in any conditions.

The infrared (IR) LEDs provide night vision up to 65ft away.

See more with wide viewing angle

See more area with the wide 62 degree viewing angle on the 600TVL Cameras. Protect larger areas such as driveways, entrances, warehouses, large retail stores, parking lots, front and backyards.

Deterrence is the best defense

Prevention is the best way to avoid being burgled or other unwanted activity. Having a visible security presence such as the four 600TVL cameras and included security stickers placed around your property will help deter and move potential intruders on.

12 month warranty & lifetime tech support

Need some advice on how to install or use your Swann product? Simply visit or contact our friendly technical support team by phone or email. You are protected by a 12 month warranty and the Swann Promise of lifetime technical support. If you have any difficulties setting up your internet viewing, our team will use ‘Swann Log-me-in’ to remotely get you connected.


What's in the Box

  • Swann DVR4-2550
  • 500GB Hard Drive (pre-installed)
  • 600TVL Cameras x 4
  • BNC Extension Cables 60ft/18m x 4
  • Mounting Screws & Plugs
  • BNC to RCA Video Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Mouse
  • Power Adapters & Splitter
  • Remote Control with batteries
  • Software CD
  • Theft Deterrent Stickers x 4
  • Operating Instructions

Product Details

Style Name: 425504-S 4-Channel, 4-Camera
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8.9 x 2 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004VFGJQ4
  • Item model number: SWDVK-425504
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at April 6, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

813 of 827 people found the following review helpful By David Peppard on March 29, 2012
Style Name: 825508-S 8-Channel, 8-Camera Verified Purchase
We ordered this unit on March 19, 2012. We love it! I started the installation process on March 24th, and have four of the eight cameras installed and running. The system has been running just fine for this last week. I had no problems getting things setup; most of it worked right out of the box. I am quite technical, so setting up the remote access via a web browser, and Android mobile app worked on the first try. As long as you know how to forward ports on your home router, the remote access process will be very easy.

Some things to note. Make sure you PLAN your install ahead of time. Camera location, cable runs, DVR location, and access into your house for the cabling are key. Take your time. Time and planning up front will pay off big time in the long run. I pre-planned everything I thought I would need before I started installing. I had made a trip to Home Depot the day before, and unboxed and tested the system on the kitchen table before I started installing anything. All the cameras worked just fine during the test, as did the DVR.

Make sure you measure your runs for your cameras and order extra cables before hand. I had one cable run that ended up being about four feet short. I had to order a couple extra cables so I could run cable cleanly to the cameras. The 60 foot cables may sound long when you are first installing, but as soon as you start routing cables, 60 feet runs out very quickly. It is nice to have a couple 100 foot cables on hand, and they are inexpensive to order.

I spent 8.5 hours straight installing in the first four cameras and DVR. I initially had three cameras installed in front of our house, but decided I didn't have all the coverage I wanted, so I installed a fourth on the front of our house.
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169 of 178 people found the following review helpful By Steve D on July 19, 2011
Style Name: 425504-S 4-Channel, 4-Camera Verified Purchase
So far, this system has met all of my expectations ... and more. It was easy to set up and it is recording 24/7 video for us with no issues. I am really impressed with how Swann has made this such a complete, ready to go, system. I had two cameras recording and being displayed on the TV within 20 minutes of opening the box. Of course I had not yet routed the wiring yet for proper camera placement and properly hiding of the wires. Note, this is by far the most time consuming and frustrating element to setting up a security system, but that is not the fault of this system. (For allot more money you can buy a wireless system.)

The only negative I have is the ability to configure the system so that I can achieve remote monitoring, ie a iphone or ipad. The issue is that the Mac Airport Extreme Router does not support the UpNP interface that this system requires. Swann's documentation says that there is alternate hope, but it appears very complex (they even say this) and I think beyond my IT/network capability. I hope to figure it out, but it is not mission critical.

On the good side, the night vision performance is very good, the day light performance is great, the 4 camera display on the TV or computer monitor is excellent, and the system settings configurability is very extensive. Example, instead of recording at 30 fps I changed it to 1 fps so to save hard drive space and thus be able to capture many more days of history before it starts over-writing old data. I did try the motion detection feature. It seemed to work well, but I've opted for 27/7 capture at 1 fps. The ability to review history is pretty slick and very easy to understand. The remote is a bit clumsy, but using the mouse is very efficient.
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173 of 183 people found the following review helpful By Woody1 on November 6, 2011
Style Name: 825508-S 8-Channel, 8-Camera Verified Purchase
I bought this system about 4 months ago. It was to replace the latest in my attempt to be cheap for a system, Harbor Freight was my latest system of disaster. These cameras and DVR unit are far Superior, have simplistic straight forward setups and are very feature rich. The fact the camera angles are 62 degrees is more than a plus. If they don't tell you what the field of view is, just keep on looking because most are around 34 degrees and are horrible for view and color/contrast. These cameras are easy to install or can be professionally installed by Swann contractors. The DVR has yet to have a glitch and has been running on top of a hot Cable box the whole time. IR distance is 65+ feet which is great since most cameras are mounted under the second story eve. Greens are green, blues are blue, reds are red and my dog is not a pixel shadow creature any more.

Update 2/20/13
Not a single issue to date and the system has been on 24x7 for almost two years. I have a UPS on the system and it's never been unplugged. Camera optics are just as clear as day one. I have had to remove some spider webs 3x over this period. Upon my inspection I have noticed the black housing has turned a golden color. No pitting or rust but like shiny brass underneath. I live in the Midwest were we get some pretty crappy weather and wind. These cameras are in the full elements or rain, ice, snow and direct sun. Mounts have held firm for all this time and that's incredibly important as I would have to drag out a 32' 100lb ladder. I check the system 10-15 times a day just to see my dog, front door, back door, fence gates and driveway.
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