Swann Gives You Increasingly More Options to Spy on your Neighbours with New DVR and Smartphone App Stephen Fung February 17, 2011 Press Release Swann, the company that made those tiny camcorders, pencorders and cameras that were inside those creepy flashlight has come out with another product to add to their arsenal of peek-a-boo goodness. Swann’s latest slaves four of their high res PRO 580 night vision cameras with their 500GB DVR4-4600 for some interesting results. While the cameras can see up to 65 feet in the dark, the “High Res” part is decidedly low res, producing only 480 lines of resolution. We’re not even sure if that’ s 480p or 480i really, but if they say “TV” resolution I’m betting it’s only 480i. The most interesting is the new smartphone app which supports all the major platforms like Android, BlackBerry and iPhone, but we find the support of the newly deprecated Symbian and old school WinMo a little dated. I mean, isn’t one completely belly up and the other one replaced by a hot new thing called Windows Phone 7? I guess security stuff comes from behind in terms of innovation and jumping on the bandwagon. Anyway, the whole shebang will cost you $449 US which isn’t a bad deal at all. Best yet, you even get the fancy stickers that tell people that you can see them scratching themselves in the doorway. Hit up the link below for more on this kit. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] Swann’s New DVR4-2600 Kit compatible with iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile 6, Symbian Phones & more DVR4-2600 with 500GB HDD & 4x PRO 580 high resolution cameras now features remote viewing on a variety of smartphones Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – (February 17, 2011) – Swann Security, the global leader in security monitoring solutions, proudly releases a new DVR kit that features remote viewing on a variety of smartphones, expanded hard drive capacity, remote control, a mouse and higher resolution cameras. Debuted at the 2011 International CES, this all-in-one DVR kit includes all of the equipment and software necessary to easily install a surveillance system. For the first time ever, Swann offers a DVR that allows users to view live video remotely using a number of 3G-enabled smartphones. Now you can see what’s happening at your home or business live at any hour on your phone. Supported smartphones include iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian as well as the iPad tablet. This new DVR kit also boasts a huge 500GB hard drive capable of recording up to 30 days of non-stop video from 4 cameras simultaneously (depending on settings, longer with motion detection). It also has convenient controls clickable using a mouse and remote control, and is packaged with Swann’s new state-of-the-art PRO-580 color cameras. Smartphone viewing is very easy to set up. Once the DVR and cameras are installed at the premises you wish to monitor, simply download the free ‘SwannView’ app from the iPhone AppStore or from www.swann.com/swannview and load to your iPhone or iPad. If you have a Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile 6 or Symbian Smartphone, you can load the ‘SwannView’ app from the supplied CD or download from www.swann.com/swannview. Once the app is installed on your Smartphone, put the DVR’s IP address into the browser and in less than a minute you can view video from all 4 cameras live onscreen. “This is a flagship product for Swann in 2011. It brings together video surveillance with phone connectivity and convenience as never before. We are very excited to have launched it and it had a great response from our live demos at CES,” commented Jeremy Stewart, VP Global Marketing, Swann Communications. The DVR4-2600 is also available without cameras and in 8 and 16 channel versions for larger premises requiring additional cameras. It’s a great example of advanced security made easy. DVR4-2600 500GB Hard Drive that can record continuously from 4 cameras for up to 30 days+ Remote viewing via iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and more* Email notification: sends an email when there is motion Remote control & mouse for convenient control Motion triggered recording saves time & hard drive space H.264 recording for high quality video & maximum storage capacity USB port for easy back up & transfer of incident footage to PC Easily connects to TV or LCD monitor using VGA output +depending on settings, longer with motion detection *Note trademarks are properties of their respective owners PRO 580 Cameras Each kit includes 4 color cameras High resolution – 480 TV lines video Night vision can see up to 65 feet All-weather aluminum casing for indoor/outdoor applications Easily mountable & cable threaded through mounting bracket for extra protection What’s in the box DVR4-2600 500GB Hard Drive (installed) Remote Control (with batteries) PRO-580 Cameras x 4 BNC Cables 60ft / 18m x 4 Mouse Ethernet Cable BNC to RCA Video Cable Software CD Power Adapter Operating Instructions Theft Deterrent Stickers x 4 Swann’s DVR4-2600 kit with 4 Cameras has an MSRP of $449 and will be available for purchase from March through Swann’s network of retailers. For more information on the DVR4-2600 kit, go to www.swann.com. About Swann Swann is a global leader in security monitoring solutions and I.T. peripherals targeting consumers through retail channels. Swann’s sustained growth and success has been based on designing and developing surveillance technology that is innovative yet cost effective. The company’s products are mainly do-it-yourself (DIY) with easy-to-follow ‘plug-and-play’ instructions, full after-sale technical support and retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office and small-to-medium retail users. For customers needing more high-tech solutions, Swann is at the forefront of the latest international trends including wireless connectivity, professional quality CCTV cameras with infrared night vision, digital video recording with motion detection and networkability, web surveillance and remote notification. Swann was founded in 1988 by David Swann in Melbourne, Australia and now has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, China and Hong Kong with distribution partners around the globe. Swann’s reseller network includes some of the world’s largest retailers and distributors including Fry’s Electronics, RadioShack, Brandsmart USA, Canadian Tire, Maplin Electronics, and Dick Smith. [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!