This video shows you how to set up your Swann security cameras, connect them to the Swann DVR, and view video feeds remotely with the SwannView Plus app.

Tips for Placing Your Cameras

  • Try to set up your cameras in the most vulnerable spots, like near doors or ground floor windows
  • The cameras have night vision up to 100 feet, so they work even in areas with poor lighting
  • Lay out any cable to make sure it reaches the designated areas
  • Connect the cable to the cameras and DVR before you mount anything
  • If you end up accidentally cutting your cable too short, Best Buy sells a variety of extension cables to cover the distance you need

How to Connect Your Cameras to the Swann DVR

  • With the included Ethernet cable, connect the DVR to an Internet source like a modem or a router
  • Connect the DVR to a monitor
  • Keep some breathing room around the DVR, because it generates heat and needs good air circulation
  • You can set up your camera system to only record when motion is detected, which saves hard drive space

Setting Up the SwannView Plus App

  • Download the SwannView Plus app to your phone or tablet
  • Launch the app
  • Enter the Devices menu
  • Scan the QR code on the top of your DVR

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