Swann DVR-4980D 8 Channel 5 Megapixel - 6 Camera True Detect CCTV Kit

(Discontinued 16/09/2020)

Swann DVR-4980D 8 Channel 5 Megapixel - 6 Camera True Detect CCTV Kit

(Discontinued 16/09/2020)

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This Product has Been Replaced With:

Swann Ultra HD 4K - 6 Camera
Enforcer CCTV Kit
  • SWDVK-856806DRL
  • Ultra HD 4K ?
  • 2TB Hard Drive
  • 8 Channel DVR
  • Motion & Heat Detection
  • Colour Night Vision
  • Alexa & Google
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£679.00
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£679.00
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Product Details
Details
The Swann DVR-4980D 8 Channel 5 Megapixel - 6 Camera True Detect CCTV Kit with multi channel playback includes four bullet and two dome weather resistant 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 two cameras to be added if required.

The PRO-5MPMSB and PRO-5MPMSD 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
True Detect Heat Detection Dome Camera
2x PRO-5MPMSD Dome Cameras
  • 5MP resolution
  • True Detect™ heat & motion detection up to 10m
  • Night vision up to 30m
  • Viewing angle of 64°
  • Suitable for use indoors or outdoors (IP66)
  • 1x BNC Video-Out port
BNC 18m Camera Cables
6x 18m Video & Power Cables
  • Tight locking, secure & can't accidentally disconnect
  • Single cable links video and power to each camera
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 6 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.

or
Cameras Recording Hours / Day
24
Max Recording Time: {{ getTotalDays(cameras.slice(0, 6), res, '2TB') | roundWhole }} days* {{ getTotalDays(cameras.slice(0, 6), res, '2TB', 24) | roundWhole }} days*
Reviews [16]
Rated 4.8

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Anonymous Verified Customer October 2018
Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5
Recommended

We already had a Swann system at our house which we leave constantly running.It covers the front side and back of our property as well as inside allowing us to see what our dogs are up to when are out. Although we have been able to help neighbours with two incidents we felt our existing system needed a boost so decided to upgrade to this new kit and boy were we surprised. The picture quality is fantastic and so much clearer we can now not just see cars at night but also read the number plates.The inside camera is also so clear without lights on we wished this had been available when we brought our original or that we had taken the plunge and upgraded earlier. The new app is first class and such an improvement..Once we decided to upgrade we fortunately found Safe. Not only was their website helpful with comparisons it gave us different options to others and at a great price. Whats the catch we thought?? well we had great service with our order,quick delivery, and everything was included. so i don't know but i do know I would recommend them to anyone and they will be the first people I will contact if i need anything else.

Was this helpful? 5

Emin Garabet Verified Customer September 2018
Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5Rated 4.8 / 5
Recommended

Great item and excellent service from safe.co.uk.

Only negative things I can think of is;

1 - I wish they made an all black version of the cameras. Stands out a bit too much on black soffits. But that’s just a cosmetic thing.

2 - The BNC cables are good, they work perfectly fine, however I have found that running your own cables (a coax and power), and making off your own BNC and DC ends. It future proofs it and better quality and can shorten them to suit your cable runs.

But apart from them two things mentioned above the items work great.

Would definitely recommend to others.

Thanks

Was this helpful? 5

John Verified Customer October 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

When replacing the 8 cctv cameras around my home I spent some time comparing and decided that the Swann Dvr 4980d gave the best value in both specification and cost. Although in my 80s I am comfortable on ladders so fitted them myself in an afternoon. A very simple task that anyone can do as it is only pushing connectors together and attaching the wires to either the brickwork or the woodwork. The good length of wires enabled me to fit each one easily though the same hole under a window sill into the base unit. The entire setting up in my large 2 story home from start to viewing took my only 4 hours. We are now able to view all our garages and both drive entrances are covered giving us a good feeling of security. All cameras are at second story height so one tip is to place them within reach of a window so that a quick flick with a feather duster removes any dust or spiders that may affect the picture that we can view on either the screen adjacent to the control box or our TV. .

Was this helpful? 3

Kenny R Verified Customer August 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Camera kit delivered very quickly. The packaging was excellent with all of the component parts clearly identified and wrapped. The instructions are in three parts and very simple to follow step by step, also with very clear photograph detail to help with installation. The actual build quality of the cameras are good being in high density plastic to avoid corrosion and the picture range is very good, making it easy to cover most of our property. Initially the night vision was only visible with one camera, but looking through the help section quickly identified that the cameras needed adjusted away from the property walls as the infra red was bounced back from the rough cast. An easy fix. Installation was reasonably easy but I would recommend professional fitting if you don't know how you are going to route the cables to the HDR. Phone app connection was simple and very intuitive to use. The only minor criticism is that the HDR is noisy by comparison to our sky box and home cinema amp. The price you pay for peace if mind though. All things considered though it's a great value system and I plan to purchase another two cameras to maximize the eight channels and properly cover our property. A recommended purchase and supplier.

Was this helpful? 3

Mark Verified Customer April 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Very happy with product. Good piece of kit. Purchased 6 camera pack which covers pretty much whole perimeter of house. Very easy to install and set up and pretty much plug and play. Lots of options/features on setting up until you get what's right for you using hard drive which I am constantly tweaking. Have found that no matter how much I alter sensitivity though, heavy rain still sets cameras off but the cameras are on a corner and even though under eaves rain still blows across setting them off, same with the occasional fly/wasp/spider but only a minor niggle. Excellent picture quality, day and night. At night though, depending on angle I park car on drive it does not read number plate, just a blank space in place of numbers. Not all the time though but think it would catch number plate on approach. Have noticed and think read this before that cameras react better to something moving across rather than to toward and I can confirm this so bear in mind when setting up. Still not got RTSP function to work that's something I think can be worked out but got app on both phone and tablet working fine but you do need a good broadband for this to function properly. all in all very impressed and possibly looking to buy another couple of cameras for inside house. My son bought a different brand and once he'd saw ours wishes he had now got the same. One little tip - rather than use supplied mouse and cable you can use a wireless mouse - just means you're not sat right in front of screen, as if like me you connect you're system to tv it means you don't have to get up to check it. I can do anything from comfort of armchair and alarm function is great as have camera set up at front door so if anyone there you get an audible notification and can just flick channel on tv to see who's there. Great feature.

Was this helpful? 3

Anonymous Verified Customer December 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Great product easy to set up and get working.

Was this helpful? 2

Richard Verified Customer November 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

I have had the Swann CCTV system before but this is a lot better.

The play back has greatly improved so much easier than before. The quality of the image on play back is excellent and the night vision is on point.

I would defiantly recommend this CCTV system so much so that I'm ordering another one for my Caravan.

I got the app for my mobile and can see live images of my home and I even get alerts when something is picked up on camera.

Overall you cannot go wrong with this system, the cables for each camera is adequate in length and it is easy to set up.

Was this helpful? 2

Graham Verified Customer May 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

very good kit safe is very good to deal with

Was this helpful? 2

Gary Verified Customer February 2019
Rated 3.5 / 5Rated 3.5 / 5Rated 3.5 / 5Rated 3.5 / 5Rated 3.5 / 5

Nothing but problems with the DVR-4980, the latest problem is it is not finding its own hard drive. It has a constant message in a red on screen box stating no hard drive, if you go into the main menu and try to format the hard drive it keeps saying no hard drive found.

Try un pluging for an hour or so and even 2 days turn it back and it will not re boot the hard drive.

Contacted swann through their community group but thus far no response to this issue. So in my opinion Buyer Beware on the Swann DVR-4980.

The camera`s are excellent quality and I could highly recommend them, very very clear pictures both day and night and very easy to set up/install.

But be careful with recorder.

Gary H

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J Verified Customer August 2020
Rated 4 / 5Rated 4 / 5Rated 4 / 5Rated 4 / 5Rated 4 / 5
Recommended

The DVR kit was easy to install with good clear instructions. The only problem was the fitting of the cameras to an external wall location where a junction box is required. Surprisingly Swann or Safe do not sell junction boxes that you can mount the cameras on. The Swann cameras do not align with any junction boxes on the market. It’s surprising that such a prominent cctv supplier does not provide junction boxes and cannot provide an answer to customer queries. From research it appears that they used to provide them a couple of years ago but stopped for some reason. You will understand how frustrating this is as the cameras had to fixed using only 2 of the 3 mounting holes to mounting boxes meant for other cctv cameras. I do not expect to get the prize but would welcome an explanation of why this problem exists and if it will be rectified. Thank you.

Was this helpful? 1

J Verified Customer August 2020
Rated 4 / 5Rated 4 / 5Rated 4 / 5Rated 4 / 5Rated 4 / 5
Recommended

The DVR kit was easy to install with good clear instructions. The only problem was the fitting of the cameras to an external wall location where a junction box is required. Surprisingly Swann or Safe do not sell junction boxes that you can mount the cameras on. The Swann cameras do not align with any junction boxes on the market. It’s surprising that such a prominent cctv supplier does not provide junction boxes and cannot provide an answer to customer queries. From research it appears that they used to provide them a couple of years ago but stopped for some reason. You will understand how frustrating this is as the cameras had to fixed using only 2 of the 3 mounting holes to mounting boxes meant for other cctv cameras. I do not expect to get the prize but would welcome an explanation of why this problem exists and if it will be rectified. Thank you.

Was this helpful? 1

Anonymous Verified Customer January 2020
Rated 4.3 / 5Rated 4.3 / 5Rated 4.3 / 5Rated 4.3 / 5Rated 4.3 / 5
Recommended

Incredible easy to install and set up!

Was this helpful? 1

Anonymous Verified Customer December 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Great product easy to set up and get working.

Was this helpful? 2

Anonymous Verified Customer December 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Hi there i think the cctv system is amazing with its elegant looking 5 megapixel cameras and a slim looking dvr. What more can you want, the price is just too good to be true. The quality is as good as they say it is and you dont evwn need an engineer to set it up, its that easy you can do it yourself. Safe.co.uk is a 100% trust worthy site where they offer next day delivery and answer any queries you nay have, what more can you want, overall i recommend buying this CCTV system especially from this amazing website

Was this helpful? 1

Richard Verified Customer November 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

I have had the Swann CCTV system before but this is a lot better.

The play back has greatly improved so much easier than before. The quality of the image on play back is excellent and the night vision is on point.

I would defiantly recommend this CCTV system so much so that I'm ordering another one for my Caravan.

I got the app for my mobile and can see live images of my home and I even get alerts when something is picked up on camera.

Overall you cannot go wrong with this system, the cables for each camera is adequate in length and it is easy to set up.

Was this helpful? 2

John Verified Customer October 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

When replacing the 8 cctv cameras around my home I spent some time comparing and decided that the Swann Dvr 4980d gave the best value in both specification and cost. Although in my 80s I am comfortable on ladders so fitted them myself in an afternoon. A very simple task that anyone can do as it is only pushing connectors together and attaching the wires to either the brickwork or the woodwork. The good length of wires enabled me to fit each one easily though the same hole under a window sill into the base unit. The entire setting up in my large 2 story home from start to viewing took my only 4 hours. We are now able to view all our garages and both drive entrances are covered giving us a good feeling of security. All cameras are at second story height so one tip is to place them within reach of a window so that a quick flick with a feather duster removes any dust or spiders that may affect the picture that we can view on either the screen adjacent to the control box or our TV. .

Was this helpful? 3

Anonymous Verified Customer September 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

I bought this system after seeing it being used, I bought the system and found it easy to install and use, as a bonus I can record when 1 off my kids ask to borrow something, this is a very good system 10/10.

Was this helpful? 1

Kenny R Verified Customer August 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Camera kit delivered very quickly. The packaging was excellent with all of the component parts clearly identified and wrapped. The instructions are in three parts and very simple to follow step by step, also with very clear photograph detail to help with installation. The actual build quality of the cameras are good being in high density plastic to avoid corrosion and the picture range is very good, making it easy to cover most of our property. Initially the night vision was only visible with one camera, but looking through the help section quickly identified that the cameras needed adjusted away from the property walls as the infra red was bounced back from the rough cast. An easy fix. Installation was reasonably easy but I would recommend professional fitting if you don't know how you are going to route the cables to the HDR. Phone app connection was simple and very intuitive to use. The only minor criticism is that the HDR is noisy by comparison to our sky box and home cinema amp. The price you pay for peace if mind though. All things considered though it's a great value system and I plan to purchase another two cameras to maximize the eight channels and properly cover our property. A recommended purchase and supplier.

Was this helpful? 3

Graham Verified Customer May 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

very good kit safe is very good to deal with

Was this helpful? 2

Mark Verified Customer April 2019
Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5Rated 5 / 5
Recommended

Very happy with product. Good piece of kit. Purchased 6 camera pack which covers pretty much whole perimeter of house. Very easy to install and set up and pretty much plug and play. Lots of options/features on setting up until you get what's right for you using hard drive which I am constantly tweaking. Have found that no matter how much I alter sensitivity though, heavy rain still sets cameras off but the cameras are on a corner and even though under eaves rain still blows across setting them off, same with the occasional fly/wasp/spider but only a minor niggle. Excellent picture quality, day and night. At night though, depending on angle I park car on drive it does not read number plate, just a blank space in place of numbers. Not all the time though but think it would catch number plate on approach. Have noticed and think read this before that cameras react better to something moving across rather than to toward and I can confirm this so bear in mind when setting up. Still not got RTSP function to work that's something I think can be worked out but got app on both phone and tablet working fine but you do need a good broadband for this to function properly. all in all very impressed and possibly looking to buy another couple of cameras for inside house. My son bought a different brand and once he'd saw ours wishes he had now got the same. One little tip - rather than use supplied mouse and cable you can use a wireless mouse - just means you're not sat right in front of screen, as if like me you connect you're system to tv it means you don't have to get up to check it. I can do anything from comfort of armchair and alarm function is great as have camera set up at front door so if anyone there you get an audible notification and can just flick channel on tv to see who's there. Great feature.

Was this helpful? 3

FAQs [7]

FAQs (7)

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Is it possible to set one camera to record continuously and the others to record on motion detection?
Gavin, Holbeach
Each individual camera can be customised to either record continuously or on motion detection.
Tom W
Was this helpful? 35
 
What can the audio output be used for? Also
What is the largest external hard drive I can connect to the DVR and what specifications would it have to meet?
ryan humphreys, Oldham
Audio Output is for connecting to a stereo or amplifier. This is not required when using the HDMI port.you can connect up to 8TB (2x 4TB) or so on. You need to use a Surveillance grade HDD which can be purchased from Swann Direct.
Tom W
Was this helpful? 10
 
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
Was this helpful? 42
 
I would like to buy the Swann System for my retail shop however I would like to know the difference between the Dome and Bullet Cameras?
Vipulkumar Patel, KENT
The Dome cameras would be more discreet and suitable for indoor and outdoor use however they have a slightly reduced viewing angle compared to bullet cameras which are best suited externally.
Tom W
Was this helpful? 7
 
What is the length of the Ethernet cable provided with this kit?
Steve, Burton on Trent
The Ethernet cable provided is 1.5 metres in length.
Christian B
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I'd need to connect the DVR to my router by running an Ethernet cable externally, can I use my own armoured cat5 cable for this?
Ind, Wolverhampton
As long as it has the same standard Ethernet connectors then that should work fine.
Tom W
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Can i view saved recordings remotely, or is remote viewing only real time?
martin, rhyl
Recorded and real time footage can be viewed remotely via the app.
Anne K
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