A good start for basic home surveillance. My S7 connected to my DVR seamlessly (over same internet for initial connection) and the app for the most part is easy to use. I can live view my cameras and also watch video playback on my HDD. In fact, I feel like this app accesses my old recordings faster than using the dvr4-4600 and a monitor itself. Things I would like to see improve. Quality of cameras are not too good. Viewing the cameras with the dvr looks way clearer than the pixelated images on my phone. Secondly, add a pause button on the video playback instead of only having a stop feature and turning off the video.
Stream seems to lag when you're not nearby the premises. I have to keep taping my screen to stop my phone from going into sleep mode. It would be nice if my phone stayed on while I'm using the app like YouTube for example. Overall, it needs to stream better in real time and have some instructions. The recordings should be simplified as well.
This app was working before the last upgrade but now just shows login failed everytime. Cant view at home or away anymore. Same on all phones and tablet. Called swann and they said they can see it but said they are not testing with android app. Needs to be fixed soon or this system is worthless!
I brought the system and find that this app is useless. 90% of the time I can't watch live viewing and 99% of the time I can watch pre recorded footage when out on my mobile. As soon as I connect to my WiFi router at home it works fine. But if I run off mobile reception or someone else's WiFi I have huge issues. I wish I knew this before buying it because I wanted something I can check when out and about but this app is totally useless.
This app has been spotty from the beginning but now its practically worthless. And the "support" is one of the worst I've experienced. I hate that I've spent so much money (5 cameras and installation) on something that works when it wants to. If Swann hopes to join the ranks of some of the top competitors in this space, they need a complete overhaul of their camera systems but most of all this app needs a tremendous amount of work. DO. NOT. BUT. THIS. SYSTEM.
I can't save recording on my phone anymore after this update, getting error "unable to save recording". Navigating through the playback videos is now more painful. I can't watch for a specific time. I select 7pm and video shows 7:37pm. I changed to 6:30pm and video shows 6pm reverts back to different times. It was working good before the update. Going from bad to worse. This update is horrible! -1 star if there was a choice. Model number is DVRx-4400. Please fix ASAP!
Fixed issues with decoding audio streams from some later model DVRs and NVRs
General bug fixes
Improved video streaming
Added Italian and German languages
Fixed issue with PTZ control speed
One of the best app for remote surveillance, local and cloud video recording.