Not Fully Baked Just Bought the Swann DVR8-4500 package with 4 cameras and I like the system, however, I cannot remote playback the video files on my phone. I spoke with Technical support and they stated there is a firmware update in the works for the DVR that will allow the app to use the feature, but no ETA. This might be a deal breaker and may need to return the system. Other than the remote playback, the live viewing works pretty good. Hopefully Swann will get it together and finish products before they sell them.
Like being at home. Love the App. I use it all the time on night shift during breaks, to check on the house. Easy to set up if you think it through carefully. The night vision is awesome, especially bright when ground is snow covered. Should only use eMail 'event alerts' for interior cameras, as outdoor cameras will fill your inbox with flying insects, rain, snow & spiderwebs moving in the breeze !!! App camera views ( i use 4 cams at same time ) divide my Nexus phone screen into 4 quadrants. Telus is my carrier. Great app.
The app needs work (Note 3, Tab 4) Digital zoom should be standard on all security camera apps, I don't know why this one doesn't have it. Remote playback isnt working on my phone or my tab, for some reason it keeps saying that there is a network connection issue. I don't think that is the issue considering the live view works OK and the remote playback on my puter works fine. I think the system itself needs some tweaks before they can fix the app, but that's just my opinion.
Works, only when it wants too I have a samsung galaxy s5 and my spouse has a samsung galaxy s7 and the app works on both phones, but only like for 30 seconds to a minute, then it will force close. The system works great at home as far as the cameras, but the app does need alot work. Feel free to contact me on any upgrades for this app. I hope you guys are working on the issue.
GREAT INVESTMENT If I had seen the reviews before I bought this system I would have never brought it so I am glad I didn't. ...It was recommended by a friend who also has the 2015 Swann system and had no problems with its operations as I also do not... I bought it from best buy, paid to professionally have it installed and properly programmed to my Samsung android cell phone, android tablet, iPad, and imac..... No complaints, SPEND your $$$$ for the right install and it will work........
You have to update DVR firmware for remote playback to work on app and a few more. Only live view works without touching anything! Not complete out of the box and no info to go with it. Glad for me I knew better. You have to go looking for all info yourself. App sucks and could be better but works half the time
Correct issues with operation on Android 5 devices.
Minor bug fixes.
One of the best app for remote surveillance, local and cloud video recording.
Build home security camera with old phones, + Motion Detection & Cloud Recording