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    Are all 8 cameras 1080   (9 Answers)

    By Tommy February 14, 2016.

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      No, (4) 1080P and (4) 720P. Model SWDVK-845008 for the same price has all 8 cameras as 1080P http://www.swann.com/us/swdvk-845008

      By Scott February 17, 2016.

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      do the cameras have audio   (9 Answers)

      would i be able to hear sound outside my home with this security system

      By Anonymous November 22, 2015.

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        No the cameras do not have audio the system requires separate audio mike.

        By Flowerpower January 4, 2016.

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        Do you need to hook this up to an Ethernet cable or can it use WiFi to access the internet?   (9 Answers)

        By Esteban November 2, 2015.

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          All of the low cost systems require an ethernet direct connect to your Router. This is not a wireless system. Once you have an ethernet cable running from the DVR to the Router then you can access your camera via your smart phone or PC, Laptop, using and appt, or the Swann SkyView

          By danbax December 19, 2015.

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          Is recording by motion detection or all time?   (9 Answers)

          How does the recording options work.

          By Anonymous December 16, 2015.

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            It can be set either way.

            By Ozzierea January 15, 2016.

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            What type of monitor is best for this system?   (2 Answers)

            By Mary June 23, 2016.

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              Any 1080p resolution monitor with hdmi connections. I personally bought a small 27" HP monitor that works great, but any brand and size will do. It comes down to personal preference. You can even connect to a flat screen television.

              By Izeke July 8, 2016.

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              Why is it advertised inroor/outdoor but in specifications it says only indoor?   (3 Answers)

              By jerrywkco May 22, 2016.

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                The cameras can be used either indoor or outdoor. They are sealed internally to deal with the weather. I have had mine for two months. They are durable.

                By NDClark June 19, 2016.

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                can you access this from your cell phone if you are away from the area? also how far can the cameras be from the tower?   (1 Answer)

                By april January 2, 2017.

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                  Yes you can but the supported app for iOS is really outdated and slow. The new apps for iOS does not support the DVR model 84500T

                  By Sajid January 2, 2017.

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                If we purchase this, can you add cameras to it?   (4 Answers)

                By april January 2, 2017.

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                  1 camera per channel. If your 8 chanel system came with 4 cameras you can add 4 more. You can onle have as many cameras as you have chanels.

                  By Nyfus January 6, 2017.

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                anyone know the recording and playback fps at full 8 channels?   (2 Answers)

                By alphaqforever247 May 1, 2016.

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                  The maximum FPS for this system is 12, unless you manually downgrade the resolution to 720p, then you get what they call "full frame", which tech support assures me is 25FPS, but I'm not 100% convinced it is. The bitrate runs about 1500-3500mbps, depending on the number of cameras running, the resolution, and the framerate.

                  By DMM May 6, 2016.

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                  If dvr is recording 24hrs a day,how many days would it take before it's filled? Secondly,will the dvr automatically delete or write over old files?   (2 Answers)

                  By Bestbuyjeff April 11, 2016.

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                    1. It will depend on the resolution you have the video set to record at. 2. It will automatically write over the old files.

                    By NDClark June 19, 2016.

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