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    how many hours of video will this record with all 4 cameras?   (3 Answers)

    By Anonymous January 29, 2016.

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      That depends upon the resolution you set and whether you have continuous record or only capture motion events. In my case, I have continuous record at night (6:00pm - 6:00 am) and use motion detection during the day. I have the resolution set at 1080p ... The recorder keeps 2 weeks history with these settings. I had originally set recording for 24 hr motion only ... with that setting I retained 4 weeks history.

      By gary188 January 30, 2016.

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      Does this model have motion alerts?   (4 Answers)

      By Anonymous February 19, 2016.

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      Can the recording on the DVR or parts of the recording be down loaded to an external hard drive or thumb drive Via a usb port?   (3 Answers)

      By Anonymous May 15, 2016.

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        Yes it can be.

        By Steve May 27, 2016.

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        do you need internet service to have it record on the DVR?   (5 Answers)

        For a house that doesn't have internet but might want to record what is happening when house is vacant.

        By Anonymous March 10, 2016.

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          No, this unit does not need internet.

          By CommunityAnswer March 10, 2016.

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          If hard drive is full it keep override recording?   (3 Answers)

          By Anonymous February 23, 2016.

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          remote monitoring   (3 Answers)

          I want to monitor my daughter in her home with one camera and the outside with 4 cameras. I want to set it up where I can check on her home from my computer. She is disabled and lives by herself.

          By Anonymous December 8, 2015.

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            This camera system as a downloadable app for Android and iPhone you can also view video feed from a PC it doesn't take much to set the system up I had mine up and running in less than a half hour. It took longer to wire up the cameras related to set up the NVR system.

            By Mike December 21, 2015.

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            What is the overall size of the wire? I would like to order insulated staples before it comes. Thanks   (1 Answer)

            By Jake April 12, 2017.

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              The 100ft cables for each camera are the size of the standard RCA video/audio cable in thickness. It's the same with the exception of the video connector which has a BNC twist lock and the audio cable which is a male to female connector.

              By TheGolfMac1 April 12, 2017.

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            Do I need to hook this product up to wi-fi? Is the vision very clear? What is the best resolutions this product should be set at to get the best results?   (1 Answer)

            By bosswoman November 29, 2016.

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              My unit has an ethernet port which recognizes my internet connection. It appears that you need to establish an account with Swann to use the SwannView app on any of your mobile devices. I don't want an outside party to have access so I don't use the app.

              By TheGolfMac1 April 12, 2017.

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            Is this weather proof? Will it be okay outside in the rain and temperature up to 100-110 degrees?   (3 Answers)

            By CuriousCustomer April 2, 2016.

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              Yes it would be fine up to 110. Mfg says they are stable up to 122 degrees. If possible shield them from sun to help extend their life

              By Lollipop April 9, 2016.

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              Can I order more camera cable   (4 Answers)

              This would be for my gated driveway entrance which is approximately 350' from the house. Can I buy this much additional cable? Will it affect quality of picture?

              By Chris R December 20, 2015.

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                Yes , amazon has rolls from 500 ft for around 108 dollar and connectors which I would recommend , cables in the box are a kind of cheesy and many times to short .

                By camera July 15, 2016.

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