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DVR8-4500 8 Channel 1080p Digital Video Recorder with 8 x PRO-T855 Cameras
MSRP: US$599.99
Online Price: US$429.99

Availability: Out of stock

8 Channel 1080p Digital Video Recorder with pre-installed 2TB HDD / 8 x 1080p Day/Night Cameras / SwannLink ‘Peer to Peer’ easy network connection software / VGA & HDMI Output / Web and Smartphone remote viewing / Transfer to external storage via USB or network

Be protected & see every detail in HD
8 channel unit supports up to a maximum of 8 cameras
This kit includes 4 cameras
This product can record up to 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD resolution.
Record to the pre-installed 2TB Hard Drive
Camera can see up to 100ft / 30m in the dark
Camera has a field of view up to 90 degrees


  • A state of the art & surveillance system with 1080p full HD video resolution
  • Set & forget by recording from 8 channels for 120 days+ using motion detection onto a massive 2TB hard drive.
  • Seeing is believing with 8 x 1080p HD cameras with higher pixel density to view more detail including license plates, facial detail, clothing colors & more
  • Save time & have peace of mind by easily locating incident video, then transfer to external storage via USB or network
  • View live or playback multiple video streams in high definition on your HDTV, LCD screen ormonitor via HDMI connection or VGA port
  • Connect in minutes using SwannLink ‘Peer-to-Peer’ easy network connection software
  • Surveillance in the palm of your hand with live viewing on 3G/4G-enabled Smartphone & tablets including, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and more* using the free SwannView Plus app
  • Comprehensive 8 camera system is perfect for larger homes, warehouses, offices, retail premises & more

+ Based on 15% motion events at lowest settings
* Monitor, tablet and mobile phones not included. Not all handsets supported Note: Trademarks are properties of their respective owners
^ Depends on cameras.

Media Coverage

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ABC4 (USA) | Home surveillance video captures Cane Bay burglary (Aug-2016)
Read our customer story on how Swann home surveillance captures burglary.


Video Input
8 Channels
Video Outputs
Display Resolution
Up to 1080p^
Audio Input
Audio Output
Compression Format
Recording Mode
Manual / Motion / Schedule
Recording Resolution
Up to 1080p^
Multi Tasking
Recording / Playback / Network Simultaneously
Frame Rate
Up to real-time 30fps / 25fps^
Hard Drive
HDD Capacity
Network Connection
 SwannLink ‘Peer-to-Peer’
Network Interface
RJ45 Port x 1
USB Interface
USB 2.0 x 2
Computer Operating System
Windows, Mac OS
Internet Viewing
SwannView Plus
Handheld Device Supported
iOS, Android, 3G/4G Smartphones & Tablets
Operating Power
DC 12V
Dimensions (W x D x H)
11.2 x 9.5" x 1.8" / 285 x 240 x 45mm

^ Depends on camera

PRO-T855 Camera
Video Quality
Viewing Angle
Night Vision
Night Vision Distance
up to 100ft/30m
IR Cut Filter
Indoor / Outdoor
Indoor or outdoor, IP67 rated
Operating Power
DC 12V
Operating Temperature
-4°F ~ 122°F / -20°C ~ 50°C
Body Construction
Dimensions – Camera
2.36” x 5.75” x 2.36” / 60mm x 146mm x 60mm
Weight – Camera
0.64lbs / 291g


What's Included



• DVR8-4500 with Hard Drive
• PRO-T855 1080p Cameras x 8
• TVI Cables 60ft/18m x 8
• Ethernet Cable
• HDMI Cable
• Power Adapter & Splitter
• Mouse
• Mounting Screws & Plugs
• Quick Start Guide
• Theft Deterrent

*Note: Product contents may change without notice.


Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

This has the clearest and sharpest picture. The DVR and cameras are very good quality and very easy to install and hook up. Ease of use. Almost plug and play. Very simple menu to follow. I will recommend this company to my friends and family.
Reviewed by ChuckE, US on 6/01/2017
I am very impressed with views, mutiview options, clarity, & AMAZED with the night vision abilities!.
Would give it a 5star but SWANN CENTS THEIR CUSTOMERS by NOT supplying kit with OWNERS MANUAL!!!
WARNING...Installation can be a bit difficult if it's done right. YOU) NEED TO A LIL ABOUT SIDING HOW-TO, RUNNING WIRES THROUGH WALLS, & A FEW TERMS, & a few tools that aren't used every day, or you can came Home Depot for an installer. System DOES have an ALERT SYSTEM, YOU JUST NEED A SPEAKER WIRED TO DVD & then go to settings under each camera

Swann Reply: Thanks for the review Marshall, I can only apoligize that your kit didn't have a manual. The missing manual and quick set-up guide can be found online here: just select the 'Product Downloads' tab and all are there for you. We load all product manuals to our website.
Reviewed by Marshall, US on 25/12/2016
Great Product
Just like what everybody suggested, I set it all up on my living room floor and made sure everything worked including phone access. Then the hard part, drilling thru stucco and actually installing the cameras. I actually just installed 4 of the eight cameras and completely satisfied with it (maybe the other four for spare or when I had the chance). It was so exciting especially when the first two cameras in my door entrances because the cameras was pointed perfect with no adjustment needed. Pictures was clear and night vision is b/w but visible.
Reviewed by Joel on 22/07/2016
A very good system
A review of the Swann Pro-series 8 channel camera system. In a consumer electronics industry there are dozens of home security systems that range in price from a couple of hundred to thousands, so what is the best for the money and where and who should you go to. That was my problem. I have a security system in my home that has door sensors, motion sensors, glass breakage, smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors, but with smash and grab burglary, the bad guy has at least two minutes, and I have no record of who it was if indeed I get hit. What about the outside of my house, my cars and out building? So, what do you need where bigger is better. Do you really need HDTV cameras, a 5 TB hard drive? Do you want a completely wireless system? Which features are a 'must have' and which are
Reviewed by Butch on 1/07/2016
DVR Camera system
Product looks easy to install, however, you have to be able to move freely within your attic and may need extra cable to connect a camera(s), if you have a large home. I suggest buying extra cables so you have them on hand should you need them and the provided cables not reach the DVR location you selected.
Reviewed by veteran on 17/06/2016
Adequate system and easy to install, no instruction manual though
We already had a Night Owl 4 camera system but wanted more cameras so decided to buy this one for the house and put the other in the garage.

The wiring on this one is better quality but are still using the wiring from the other system since it is already there. The cameras that came with this system are good in that they have a wider view. But they also have a bit of a fish eye distortion with the wider view and are a bit grainy. The color is fair, but better than the Night Owl cameras. But the Night Owl cameras have better clarity. A combination of the wider view cameras and the better picture works for us though.

I do wish there was a manual instead of just having to search through the menu and figure it out for ourselves. I still haven't figured out how to search the video history.

The one thing I really dislike about this system, and the reason for a 4 star instead of 5, is that there is a gap of 4 seconds every 2 minutes.

Another thing this system doesn't have is anything that alerts you that something triggered the cameras. Or if it does, I haven't been able to find it BECAUSE THERE IS NO MANUAL.

I would really like to have a manual to explain what this system does.
Reviewed by Leom on 5/05/2016
Good system. Tedious set-up.
Overall, I am pleased with the system for the price. I didn't want anything too fancy or pricey. Pros: The cameras are small and inconspicuous when mounted under the eave of the roof. The camera picture is great in daylight and adequate enough in night vision. Facial recognition is possible with zoom feature in daylight mode. The cameras are wired to plug & play and the system can go online for remote monitoring. The DVR is compact enough to fit in a structured wiring box (in wall). I chose this method to conceal the system and all the wiring for added security. Cons: The kit does not come with an instruction manual, so the basic set up is confusing and difficult. The set-up wizard is antiquated and needs to be upgraded to be more user friendly. The wiring included for the cameras are only 100 ft. long. Extra wiring must be bought for longer runs. The kit should have included the necessary adapters to connect additional wiring from an unused camera(s). Despite the minor drawbacks, I feel confident the system will prove effective.
Reviewed by Anthony123 on 22/04/2016
Works great.
I bought this system except I got 8 cameras with mine. The DVR is the same one and the cameras are the same cameras so I can review this system as well. First off, you have to realize this has 4 wired cameras so you will need to run these wires. Not a biggie, just be aware that you will need to do some work to install them. Secondly, if you have Dish or DirecTV as your internet provider, you will not be able to view any images on your tablet once you get out of range of your wireless router at home. This was not a problem with me since there is a lot of negative aspects to satellite internet and I was aware of the problem. One thing I had to deal with is after installing the system, I got random HDD errors once in awhile. (Once or twice a day on average.) I cured the problem by re-initializing the HDD. It is easy and fast to do so it was no problem and took about 30 seconds. The images are clear, but do not expect to read license plates from more than 30 or so feet. You'd have to pay double or triple for a system to get that and 1080p cameras are not designed for that, anyway. I found the software that comes with the system to be easy to learn and use and appears to support all of the capability of the system. After a month of usage, the software has not crashed once. I do reboot the system once or twice within every two week period. It is essentially a computer and I do that with my desktop as well. I am able to see the camera images on my desktop and tablet and my wife uses her smartphone to view the images. The biggest strength to this system, for me, is the ability to know when someone enters my property (about an acre). This system will warn you if this happens. I am happy with the system and would recommend it.
Reviewed by jm75979 on 9/04/2016
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