SWANN WMT-HOMDVR4 Do-it-Yourself Monitoring System with 2 Cameras for Home & Business

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SWANN WMT-HOMDVR4 Do-it-Yourself Monitoring System with 2 Cameras for Home & Business
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SWANN WMT-HOMDVR4 Do-it-Yourself Monitoring System with 2 Cameras for Home & Business

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Hard Drive Capacity: 500 GB
Recommended Use: Indoor/Outdoor
Condition: New
manufacturer_part_number: WMT-HOMDVR4
Model: WMTHOMEDVR4
Brand: Swann
Is Dark Sky-Compliant: Y
Features: Camera ,  Digital Video Recorder
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 10.75 x 13.25 x 7.50 Inches
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Customer Reviews | 24 reviews | 4 out of 5

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10/22/2013

Customer review by AmarilloNurse66

5.0 stars 10/22/2013 by AmarilloNurse66
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The DVR in this package is the bread winner here. The search and review function works flawlessly. The 2 cameras that came with the set are okay. They can be hung upside down under eaves, the mounting base screws into the back of the housing to accomplish this (there is also a place to attach the base under the camera as shown on the box.) I did pick up 2 Swann cameras from my local Walmart that are a little better than the ones that came with the kit. Setting up for mobile phone use is about as easy as it gets... If you call Swanns technical support. The lady on the phone had it working in 10 minutes. You do have to give them access to your computer temporarily. Was weird watching my mouse pointer move on the screen and my router page open up, but she got it up and running on my iPhone and wife's android phone with no problems. For the price it is well worth the peace of mind. Works good at night and if there is a little light then works great. I have had this kit up for about a week and love it.

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AmarilloNurse66
Amarillo, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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8/28/2012

Customer review by NewGuest

3.0 stars 8/28/2012 by NewGuest
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This was a recent purchase for my mother. The daytime video is excellent quality. The night vision does reasonably well although facial features are somewhat distorted almost to the point of nonrecognition of some features (particularly around the eyes). The vision range at night is much smaller, but that's to be expected. There are still things we are trying to figure out, but beware that this system does not record audio without the additional purchase of a separate microphone, which I am trying to find. The instruction manual needs a lot of improvement because there are some things that are difficult to understand or it does not explain what they are, and these addtional items that require a separate purchase (like the audio or PTZ camera) need to be clearly stated. The DVR doesn't seem solidly made, but so far it's doing its job. The optional motion sensor alarm can be frustrating because at times it seems to alarm for a prolonged period of time even though nothing is moving. If you just want a simple, less expensive (compared to other systems) video surveillance camera, this one would be ok to start with.

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NewGuest
KY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Great for just starting out
8/12/2013

Customer review by Topgearwatcher

4.0 stars 8/12/2013 by Topgearwatcher
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I got this with an additional camera for home secruity. Arrived at my local store in half the expected time. Setup was very easy and rather intuitive, not a lot of reading nessary. Cameras work as expected for their price, this means they work but not the knock-your-sox-off sort of camera. DVR was easy to use and fun to play with. great value overall.

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Topgearwatcher
Milwaukee
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Suitable Home Monitoring for technically inclined
7/22/2013

Customer review by AGAE

3.0 stars 7/22/2013 by AGAE
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Product has all the right features and is reasonably priced. Not a HD system, but people are recognizable in day time. Will work out of the box (live views) but it takes time to understand and tweak configuration options. Not for the technically challenged. PROS: Great Features: live view, recording on schedule, on alarms per camera. Viewable with monitor, TV, over ethernet, Internet, smartphone (android worked well). Video records searchable by date, time, camera. Swann DDNS Server works well (use if internet connection gets dynamic IP address from ISP). Can sends alarm emails (works well with web-based Gmail). Package comes with all accessories and cameras have decent length cables. Recorded files saved to other drive (eg USB) can be played with Windows Media Player not just Swann player (as manual states) Good live technical support (but must have basic knowledge of IP Networking, DHCP, DNS...). CONS Cameras resolution OK in day time, so-so at night (people not recognizable). Short focus (10ft) Cameras cannot be mounted inverted as image will be upside down (would be convenient for attaching under eaves). Motion detection (compares subsequent images and is NOT an infrared sensor detecting warm bodies) not reliable outdoors if you have any kind of plant in field of view because slight wind motions trigger alarm even when restricting sensing areas with the setup screens. Changing ambient light (clouds temporarily obscuring sun) also triggers false alarms. False alarms are less of an issue for ‘recording on alarm’. Hard Disk fills up, but oldest records get overwritten when the disk is full. Still, you have to watch a lot of records to find an actual intrusion even if you know the date. False alarms are big issue if ‘sending email on alarms’. Outdoor cameras will send dozens of false alarms each day even when sensitivity is set to very low, eg 2/8. Recommendation is to configure email on alarm for indoor cameras only. This explains my low 'Meets expectations' score. I want to be alerted reliably on intrusion outside, not watch live monitor screen all day.

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AGAE
Palo Alto, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
my fist dvr
3/10/2014

Customer review by LITTLEBIT41

4.0 stars 3/10/2014 by LITTLEBIT41
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good low price dvr good clarity during the day i have my cameras behind my window and i still have a clear picture during the day but at night no picture because its behind my glass window i plan own upgrading my cameras the cameras that came with it is okay but i want to able to see clear distance but if you dont want to spend a lot on a dvr this dvr is a good choice to start out with.

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LITTLEBIT41
dayton oh
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Best money ever spent!
4/13/2016

Customer review by keywestflamingo

5.0 stars 4/13/2016 by keywestflamingo
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I bought DVR 11/27/2014. Did not come with cam's. Maybe $50.00 price made up for that. I had my own, served me well for over 10yrs. The better the cameras & connections the better the pictures. I needed to replace DVR portion. Wanted 500GB/ larger & $100.00 or less. The DVR was re-placing a $900.00 one & could set info to a CD-RW included in the unit. I was spoiled, but with little money gave this a try. The week I ordered it the complex put in security. Last wk. the parking area cam's were shot out. 04/10/2016 I got this out,went through the instructions & had my camera on my car, recording & going good. All functions work, picture is best, helps I had day/night auto color cams. Swann, again, has out done itself on a great product. At 70 I knew to stick with the best & Swann came through.

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keywestflamingo
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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Easy to install. Good low price system.
12/9/2013

Customer review by Grafenwoer

4.0 stars 12/9/2013 by Grafenwoer
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Good low priced system. Easy to install. The night vision is poor without external nearby light sources but I expected that for this price. Camera and unit were low priced but function as I expected- focus clarity and detail are adequate. The power supplies were improperly labeled (camera versus DVR) but a quick call to SWANN cleared it up and system functions fine.

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Grafenwoer
Western North Carolina
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Good price. Serves it's purpose.
12/11/2013

Customer review by Mdzjoe

5.0 stars 12/11/2013 by Mdzjoe
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Highly recommend this system for the value, it's functionality, & excellent Swann customer service that is only a phone call away to help you out with all questions.

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Mdzjoe
Scottsbluff, NE
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Works great
12/18/2013

Customer review by Marloooo

4.0 stars 12/18/2013 by Marloooo
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The security camera work great as I expected. Easy to install n setup.

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Marloooo
West orange, NJ
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Nice Camera
3/27/2014

Customer review by 2t4u

5.0 stars 3/27/2014 by 2t4u
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This system is a bit better than I thought. I have one outside where there is a street lamp and it is lit very well. The other is outside as well but the street light comes on and then off, but even though it's a bit dark when it's off, you can still see ok. Overall this is a good camera to begin with or if you're just using it for something minor.

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2t4u
Johnstown,NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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