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Swann - 4980 PRO SERIES HD 8-Channel, 8-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Wired 2TB DVR Surveillance System - Black/gray/white-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

89%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great surveillance system!

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    Covfefe
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    installation is fairly easy as long as you have easy access. I purchased three of these systems for my rental houses. One house was vinyl-sided and I was able to "stuff" the wires along the roof line, completely hidden. the other houses are multi-story wood sided and I had to tack up the wires. More time consuming but looks fine. The software was fairly easy to setup, and settings can be copied from one camera to the rest of them with a single click. The app works well for remote access. One downside is that the DVR needs to be plugged in to your internet router via ethernet cable - no wifi capability. But in my opinion this is a good thing - more reliable speed and connectivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value!

    Posted
    camerasafe
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    This system comes with everything needed for installation/setup. The installation was fairly easy considering the number of wires. The picture quality, motion sensing and night vision surpass our expectations. I would recommend this system to someone looking for a hard-wired security camera system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall good

    Posted
    Csal
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    Really nice set up. With exception of 4 cameras. 4 cameras were plastic while the other 4 were metal. Housing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT!

    Posted
    KyleC
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    Easy to set up! Comes with what you need, app is a little hard to use, maybe they will update it? Can hook up to a TV. Price is perfect

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

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    Mpc378
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    I was referred to this product myself. After seeing the system in use, I went ahead and gave it a try myself. I was not disappointed, as it was super simple to set up and use. I like it so much at my business, that I am going to be purchasing one for my house now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system

    Posted
    Kris
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    This is the second time I purchase this system and I have no complaints. Easy to set up and navigate. Cameras work awesome. Camera range gives me the ability to cover everything I need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the price

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    Dbacksfan
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    I have installed professional grade cameras well more than 3x the cost of these. These cameras were an upgrade for my parents home who are not tech savvy. Not only are these excellent quality, the setup and options are amazing. As an upgrade from a previous model the connectivity on their mobile device is significantly improved and they are very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Swann - 4980 PRO SERIES HD 8-Channel, 8-Camera Ind

    Posted
    mm32x
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    very pleased with the entire system. . the 8 camera systems have metal casings. . easy to set up. . works great...can be viewed on your cell phone...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Posted
    Maximus508
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    Let me start by saying this is my second swann system, first one was a 720p 4 channel system, lasted only 2 years. I decided after some research to try the 4980 with 8 cameras. . decent reviews...well....it's been only 6 months and it's the worst. Two cameras are totally gone and the play back is almost none existent...the cameras are digital zoom....very pixelated. This set up took two days to install and when it was up and running in the first month it was unbelievable. Now I learned from past set up to get the warranty, but now I have to spend more time and effort to get this back up and running. Why can't swann get things together, they've been around for a while, fix the app and make a system that's worth the 600$ you pay, come on...I will never get another swann and will never recommend them to anyone...I think the reviews on this site are false and misleading....too bad because it seemed like they may have gotten it together....will try a lorex or another brand

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Software outdated

    Posted
    Jess
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    Installation was easy, expect to buy additional cords if bigger house. Advertised To work with google but programming was outdated. Have a good time with Swann costumer support updating to get it to work. Still doesn't work to this day. They sent an email that lead to nowhere. Didn't know any thing more. Hung up on me. Cameras pitcher is good, but again software update is horrible with no customer support (your on your own their). Recommended buy different brand if you can afford. Ratting will change if they ever call back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend