Swann Security Camera Reviews: DVR4-3450

Swann manufactures security cameras to a high specification and this affordable 2 camera (expandable to 4 cameras) system is designed for home or office use.

It’s a pretty easy system to set up, too.  All of the DIY parts and instructions are included and after you connect everything the end result is clear DVD-quality protection monitoring 24×7.  Forget about far inferior wireless CCTV – This is a wired system, and because it connects to your home router you also get the benefit of being able to remotely monitor and control the cameras from afar with the SwannLink app for iOS and Android devices.

The DVR4-3450 security camera system has a 4 channel 960H Digital Video Recorder with pre-installed 500GB HDD and two 700 TVL line cameras.  It features the latest H.264 recording technology with HDMI output, web and smartphone remote viewing.  You can even transfer incidents to a portable USB flash drive.

Swann’s range of DVR, or digital video recorder, security systems connect with CCTV security systems, enabling you to record what the CCTV cameras see, and then play it back later on.

As already mentioned with all of Swann’s DVR security systems, the DVR4-3450 provides remote viewing, enabling you to view home CCTV footage remotely either from a computer, your smartphone or tablet. The apps can be downloaded from the respective app stores & Google Play at no extra cost. A software DVD comes with the kit for computer viewing and you can also download the binary files from Swann’s web site.

The cameras that we evaluated in this Swann security camera review of the DVR4-3450 can record at night, outdoors and in high definition quality. When it gets dark, you can see the dull glow of infrared lights that surround the camera lens. This must surely act as a night-time deterrent for would-be intruders.

Protecting your home or business with a professional CCTV kit is not as expensive as you might have thought. The Swann DVR4-3450 Security Camera system has the following feature summary:

    • View & record from 4 cameras simultaneously during the day, night, indoors or outdoors
    • Includes 2 x clear resolution 700 TVL cameras with powerful night vision & IP67 weatherproof rating for indoor/outdoor use. Add 2 more cameras of your choice for full 4 channel monitoring
    • Set & forget by recording continuously from 4 channels for 15 days+ onto a 500GB hard drive, even longer with motion detection, for extra capacity connect external hard drive to eSATA port
    • Save time & have peace of mind by easily locating incident video, then transfer to USB flash drive
    • 960H DVR with widescreen high resolution live video viewing & playback, perfect for 16:9 monitors
    • Connect to the Internet & Smartphones in minutes with SwannLink peer to peer technology
    • Use your 3G/4G capable smartphone & tablet on the free SwannView Link app to access the system
    • A cutting-edge solution for any home or business wanting high resolution video monitoring


The cameras themselves have a 59 degree viewing angle and the night vision is pretty decent, with 25m/82ft distance.  All in all this a great value CCTV system that is easy to setup.  There are a lot of configuration options and once you get to grips with these it’s likely you’ll spend a lot of time playing with the system.