Swann DVR-4980 8 Channel 5 Megapixel - 4 Camera True Detect CCTV Kit

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This Swann CCTV kit offers crystal clear footage, lots of hard drive space & thermal-sensing cameras.
  • Hybrid DVR with 2TB capacity hard drive.
  • Super HD 5 Megapixel recording and playback.
  • True Detect heat and motion detection.
  • Works with Google Assistant (not included).
  • Includes 4 x PRO-5MPMSB heat sensing cameras.
  • Motion detection - only record what you want to view.
  • Multi channel - view camera feeds simultaneously.
  • IP66 rated cameras can be used indoors or outdoors.
  • Enhanced infrared LED night vision up to 30m.
  • 8 channel system can expand up to 8 cameras.
  • Remote viewing via SmartPhone.
  • 1 Year warranty.
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Product Details

The Swann DVR-4980 8 Channel 5 Megapixel - 4 Camera True Detect CCTV Kit with multi channel playback includes four weather resistant bullet cameras rated to IP66 with enhanced infrared LED night vision providing a range of up to 30m. The system also includes a 2TB hard drive and has eight channels allowing for an additional four cameras to be added if required.

The PRO-5MPMSB cameras can be set to record continuously, at a set time or only when motion or heat is detected, providing more reliable notifications and recordings and making it much easier to view important footage, while at the same saving on hard disk space. The Swann DVR-4980 provides crystal clear super HD 5 megapixel resolution recording and playback via your TV, SmartPhone or Tablet using the SwannView Link App* (available for iOS and Android).

Trusted Brand

Swann is a global leader in security monitoring, consumer electronics and security-centric solutions for the smart homes and businesses of today and tomorrow. Home and business needs, and technology, continue to evolve but Swann's commitment is to always deliver security made smarter.

Feature Packed Digital Video Recorder

  • Smart Search lets you select a specific area of the image to search for movement within the recordings.
  • QuickShot - sift through footage from all cameras simultaneously
  • QuickReview - plays multiple recordings from the same camera simultaneously

Speak to See with Google Assistant

View footage from your security cameras in real-time on your Smart TV using voice commands via the Google Assistant and Chromecast. Swann's voice assistant-enabled systems allow you to see what your cameras can see using voice commands. Customise commands such as, "OK Google, show me the front door." Download the voice control guide

True Detect Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras, with Swann's True Detect PIR thermal sensing technology, reliably detects heat-generating moving objects, such as a person, car or large pets and eliminates false triggers due to moving trees or rain. Only recording what you want to view reduces playback time and saves hard drive space.
Resolution guide

5 Megapixel Recording & Playback

Record each camera in 5MP resolution, then play back either on your SmartPhone or using the included HDMI cable attached to a compatible TV. (Also supports VGA output, cable not supplied.)

View Your Home On Your SmartPhone

In addition to viewing from your TV it is easy to view recorded and real time footage from your SmartPhone or Tablet using the SwannView Link App* available for iOS and Android.

Install is quick and easy - install the app, scan the QR code sticker on your CCTV system & start viewing.

* For remote viewing via SmartPhone this CCTV system requires a broadband internet connection with a router that includes one free wired network port. SmartPhone must be iOS 6.0 and above or Android 4.0 and above.

Smartphone App

Save images to Dropbox with QuickShot Cloud

Upload still images to your Dropbox account, allowing you to access snapshots from your security cameras online - even if your security system is stolen.

Massive Hard Drive & USB Backup

The 2TB hard drive is chosen especially for continuously recording months worth of video.

By using a USB memory stick or external hard drive you can backup recorded footage from the Hybrid DVR and transfer to other devices or pass on to others should the need arise.

In the box

Hybrid DVR
1x DVR-4980 Hybrid DVR
  • 2TB built-in Hard Drive
  • 8x BNC Video-In ports
  • 1x RCA Audio-In port
  • 1x RCA Audio-Out port
  • 1x LAN port
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI, VGA video output
  • Size (HxWxD): 53 x 326 x 230mm
True Detect Heat Detection Bullet Camera
4x PRO-5MPMSB Bullet Cameras
  • 5MP resolution
  • True Detect™ heat & motion detection up to 10m
  • Night vision up to 30m
  • Viewing angle of 70°
  • Suitable for use indoors or outdoors (IP66)
  • 1x BNC Video-Out port
BNC 18m Camera Cables
4x 18m Video & Power Cables
  • Tight locking, secure & can't accidentally disconnect
  • Single cable links video and power to each camera
  • Includes analogue BNC coupler for extending existing cables
Accessories - Mouse
Accessories
  • Mouse
  • Ethernet Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Adaptor
  • Fitting Kit (screws & plugs)
  • Theft Deterrent Stickers

Recording Time Calculator

Use our Recording Time Calculator to determine how many days storage you can expect from this 4 camera, 2TB hard drive, 5MP CCTV system. If using motion detection we generally advise setting the most commonly used camera to 4 hours. We have set all other cameras to 2 hours as an estimate, but you can change this below to suit your needs.

* Based on using the default settings; system will begin to overwrite existing footage once storage is full.

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Cameras Recording Hours / Day
24
Max Recording Time: {{ getTotalDays(cameras.slice(0, 4), res, '2TB') | roundWhole }} days* {{ getTotalDays(cameras.slice(0, 4), res, '2TB', 24) | roundWhole }} days*
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Mr Haslam,
13 September 2018

First time ever I've installed cctv.Found this to be a great system, the camera picture quality is excellent,for a diy system. Easy to install and setup with step by step instructions.

The build quality of both the cameras and the dvr unit are excellent.

The system comes with ample cable to position the dvr in father the loft or any other room within the home.

The system has the facility to be able to mask areas so no intrusion on your neighbours and your able to easily set up the areas for t...

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Richard James,
10 September 2018

Very good product and very straight forward and easy to fit your self, only gripe hard drive could be quiter Not to be put in your Bedroom.

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Tanya Cookson,
13 September 2018

Swann DVR8-4980 8 Channel 5 Megapixel - 4 Camera True Detect CCTV Kit Great system and price very easy to install Very easy to set with the built in wizard all worked first time, good length to cable runs.

Smart looking. Well made. The quality of the pictures is excellent no special knowledge needed Good 24/7 technical helpdesk I like the components will purchase extra cameras.

The PIR detection is good Best of all the software is very comprehensive and no issues logging in on my iPhone or iP...

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Michael Riley,
14 September 2018

worked fine to a point,app on my phone works sometimes when i am away from home but not other times.whats that all about?.app working the cameras seems to be not very good.was able to see where the cameras were pointed at night,then after that there was just a foggy picture.dont buy these cameras as the cameras are fine but the app seems to be almost useless.

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Anonymous,
13 September 2018

After a lot of research I decided to buy the Swann CCTV system mainly due to the picture quality of 5 mega pixel thermal cameras.

Item delivered next day at no extra cost.

Very easy to set-up, just needed a hand to hold the ladder when i put the cameras up.

Downloaded the app onto my Iphone and Ipad, scanned the code on the box and it was all set-up, can also cast from my phone to the main TV

I have also connected a pc screen to the DVR box, picture quality is amazing and playback is easy on...

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3 October 2019

This was purchased to replace an older system. Video quality is superb and was very easy to set up. If you can wire a plug you can fit this, it's as easy as ... Read more

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3 October 2019

I cannot fault the Swann DVR-4980 8 Channel 5 Megapixel 4 camera CCTV Kit, I had another version of this type and decided I was going to upgrade, I'm glad I ... Read more

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5 September 2019

What a great system!! Very clear view on play back,

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20 June 2019

Very good product. It arrived swiftly and was very straightforward to connect up. The software takes a little getting used to but its pretty obvious I've you... Read more

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12 April 2019

I researched a variety of cctv systems online and decided the swann dvr-4980 true detect was the one for me. It is not the cheapest kit I looked at but buyin... Read more

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Installation

Professional Installation Services for CCTV Systems & Kits

We're all about peace of mind here at Safe. That's why we offer an affordable and convenient installation service on most items.
After all, when you've bought a high-quality product, you need to know it's been properly fitted by an expert who cares.

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Standard CCTV Installation

We offer professional installation on our complete range of CCTV systems, from wired to completely wire free kits, for the home or business.

Our experienced engineer will complete a brief site inspection and then discuss their findings with you to agree equipment positioning and camera viewing angles before commencing the installation of your CCTV Kit, including DVR/NVR recording device, cameras and cables.

Your installation will include alignment of cameras in positions to provide suitable viewing angles in monitored areas, however final camera positions will be governed by safe site access, the type of camera selected, video cable lengths purchased and the available cable routing options at your property.

Each wired camera will include a cable (usually 18m in length). Extra cable is available with all our kits and it is important that if additional cable is required you add this to your purchase during the check-out process.

Surface mount installation of camera cables between the individual cameras and the DVR/NVR will require the drilling of entry holes (approx. 20mm per cable). Cable wall entry holes will be properly sealed against the elements using silicon sealant and appropriate internal / external weather covers (as required).

You must ensure that adequate power sockets are made available near the DVR/NVR recorder, as the recorder, TV/Monitor and each pair of cameras may each need a power socket.

The engineer will set up remote viewing on one device and then carry out a final assessment of camera views to confirm that your new system is fully operational before providing a brief demonstration of your system and to confirm it has been completed to your satisfaction.

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Non-standard CCTV Installation

In some cases, it may be necessary to install additional materials or provide extra resources (manpower) to facilitate the CCTV system installation in a safe manner.

If additional costs are likely these will be discussed with you prior to installation. Reasons for extra costs might include:

  • Large commercial buildings such as warehouses and office blocks.
  • Additional or extended video cabling.
  • Bespoke camera mounting materials.
  • Cable containment such as trunking, ducting and conduit.
  • Additional equipment (excludes pre-supplied kit and materials such as clips, tape and sealant).
  • Specialised access equipment and permits such as hoists, lifts and cranes.
  • Outside of normal hours working (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm).
  • 4x4 Vehicular access requirements to remote rural sites.
  • Specialised equipment such as larger brackets, battens, base boards etc...
  • Road closure including necessary permits.
  • Additional manpower to overcome technical, lifting or safety access issues.

We offer installation throughout the UK mainland, however some more remote and rural post codes in the Highlands are subject to a surcharge to cover additional fuel and traveling time costs.

The following areas will incur a rural travel surcharge:

£55.00 Surcharge Areas

  • PH 1 - 26 (No coverage in other PH postcodes)
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  • IV 01-17, 30,31,32 (No coverage in other IV postcodes)
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These additional elements are deemed to fall outside the definition of a 'Standard Installation'. If you feel your installation might be non-standard please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

If applicable, additional costs are to be paid before installation begins.

Warranty Terms & Conditions

Our installer provides a standard 12 month warranty on all new system installations and a 3 month warranty on all materials provided during maintenance visits.

Note: Existing system components and pre-supplied equipment such as cameras, cables, recording devices and power supply units are not included in the installation warranty as these elements are covered by the Manufacturer warranty.

We reserve the right to undertake an ‘Assessment Call’ without prejudice to investigate any complaints relating to materials failure or poor workmanship to assess if the complaint is valid. Please note that remedial service calls generated by elements outside of our sphere of influence or due to different fault conditions will be chargeable to you at an agreed call out charge.

In scenarios where you request a post installation service call and our assessment identifies the fault condition or cause of the fault falls outside of the limitations of the standard installation warranty (Force Majeure, different fault etc) a call out charge will be incurred for the visit.

Assessment calls raised for reasons outside our sphere of influence or responsibility and not covered by the standard installation will incur a call out charge for labour and additional materials.

The following are examples of when a call out charge would be incurred:

  • Accidental Damage
    The CCTV Camera is knocked off alignment by high winds or moving objects such as ladders, footballs or people.
  • Malicious Damage
    The CCTV Camera or system has been physically damaged by vandals or DIY.
  • Materials Failure
    Previously Installed equipment (existing) or equipment included in the pre-purchased kit are deemed to be at fault. Faulty equipment such as DVR/NVR, cameras, cables and power supply units are covered by the manufacturer warranty.
  • System Modification
    A request that the installed system be modified such as cameras realigned or repositioned post installation.
  • Incorrect Diagnosis
    The customers web portal, broadband connectivity or Mobile App are identified as being at fault or incorrectly operated by the user when trying to view the desired CCTV images. This includes user error and any form of software / firmware upgrades post installation.
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Questions & Answers (52)

 
Once motion or heat detection is activated, for how long does the system record and is the time adjustable.
Jim, Hartlepool
Although you can schedule any time/date for motion detection to be active to suite your requirements, once motion is detected the system will keep recording until there is no further motion active.
Tom W, 20 Aug 2018
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I need to install the DVR some distance from the router. Will the system work with an Ethernet cable in excess of 20M?
Jon Gynne, Plymouth
A 20 metre Ethernet cable would work fine.
Tom W, 22 Aug 2018
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With regard to connecting the box to the router, is this a WiFi connection or hard wired? If hard wired can you use the TP-Link gear to hard wire it?
Chris, Nuneaton
Swann do not advise on using TP-links. For best results the DVR must be connected direct to the router via the Ethernet cable provided.
Tom W, 30 Jul 2018
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Does this camera send notifications if there is any movement recorded on camera.
S Kumar, Wolverhampton
Once connected to your WiFi the system will send you notifications once motion has been detected.
Tom W, 24 Jul 2018
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Does the DVR have to be connected to the internet to work or can it be used as a stand alone recording system?
dave , Shrewsbury
It does not require the internet to work. The DVR will record all video footage for you to view locally. You need internet for remote viewing and notifications.
Tom W, 8 Oct 2018
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Can I order this camera system With extended wiring option more than 18m.
Andrew Mckay, London
Additional cables can be purchased separately from ourselves in the lengths of, Swann 15m White CCTV BNC Camera Cable, Swann 30m White CCTV BNC Camera Cable and Swann 60m White CCTV BNC Camera Cable.
Tom W, 24 Jul 2018
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Does it have audio?
Louise owen, Barnsley
The system does not record audio. It does however, have audio input and output ports on the DVR, should you wish to connect a microphone to the system.
Tom W, 28 Jun 2018
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What is the maximum distance possible to detect motion & heat at both day & night?
Michael Pilling, Bolton
The maxim distance for both thermal and motion detection is 30 metres day and night.
Tom W, 5 Jul 2018
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Can you programme the DVR via the smartphone application or does this have to be done via the mouse connected to the DVR and viewing through a monitor connected to the DVR by an HDMI cable?
Eric Godber, Snettisham
You can only programme and amend any system configuration via the DVR box with a mouse. Your smartphone is used for remote viewing.
Tom W, 29 Sep 2018
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Could a wireless camera be added in place of 1 of the wired cameras?.
Bob pullen, Watford
Unfortunately wireless cameras are not suitable for this model.
Tom W, 25 Sep 2018
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Swann 30m White BNC Camera Cable

Extend the range between cameras and the DVR with a 30m long BNC cable including analogue BNC coupler.
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Increase the scope of your CCTV system with two extra True Detect - heat sensing cameras. Includes two 18m BNC cables.
£83.38 inc. VAT
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Swann 15m White BNC Camera Cable

Extend the range between cameras and the DVR with a 15m long BNC cable including analogue BNC coupler.
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Swann 60m White BNC Camera Cable

Extend the range between cameras and the DVR with a 60m long BNC cable including analogue BNC coupler.
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Swann 5MP True Detect Dome Camera (Twin Pack)

Increase the scope of your CCTV system with two weatherproof True Detect - heat sensing dome cameras. Includes two 18m BNC cables.
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Warn staff and visitors that CCTV cameras are being used with this self-adhesive warning sign.
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