Swann Security Cameras

A global leader in security monitoring

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What Sets Swann Apart

Swann is a worldwide leader in consumer electronics, security solutions, and security monitoring for businesses and residences. Part of Infinova Group, they now have a presence in more than 40 countries spread across every continent other than Antarctica. In fact, they currently have offices in Australia (where they began), the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the independent entity of Hong Kong, and China.

Swann is not accredited through the Better Business Bureau (BBB), however, like many other companies, that has not stopped them from having a file with the consumer watchdog group. In fact, they have an exceptional A+ rating with the BBB.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Live View
  • Wireless
  • DIY Installation
  • Remote Control
  • Home Automation
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Local & Cloud Storage

Swann Price & Packages

Swann offers a number of security solutions for the homeowner. These include wireless security system components, smart home devices, cloud storage, monthly monitoring services, and accessories. They can be used individually or combined to form a wireless security system. All that is needed to get started is a Wi-Fi connection, smartphone, and a Swann wireless security camera.

Security Cameras

Swann offers a wide variety of security cameras with an even wider variety of features for the consumer. They offer cameras for indoor or outdoor use, bullet cameras that serve double duty as a visible deterrent to criminals, dome cameras for discreet surveillance, Wi-Fi and IP cameras, rechargeable cameras, and much more. Every Swann camera comes with a 12-month warranty.

Bullet Cameras $99 to $170

The design of a bullet camera provides an obvious deterrent to potential intruders. Swann offers bullet cameras with infrared night vision, resolutions that range from 1080p to 4k ultra HD, and are available in both interior and exterior models.

Dome Cameras $79 to $150

These discreet surveillance cameras provide security monitoring without alerting intruders to their presence. They can be mounted on the ceiling or wall, indoor or outside, and offer a number of different choices amongst available feature configurations. Like their bullet cameras, Swann dome cameras come in a range of resolutions from 1080p to 4k Ultra HD. The majority of these cameras also provide night vision capabilities.

Wi-Fi & IP Cameras $19 to $320

Wireless Wi-Fi and IP cameras can be added to a system and connected via a home Wi-Fi network. This allows for footage to be monitored securely stored in a remote location. It also allows for remote access to and viewing of footage captured.

Alexa Home Security Cameras $19 to $380

Some Swann security cameras are compatible with Amazon Alexa. This enables them to be entirely hands-free and voice activated. This makes viewing and controlling the system easier and allows for further home automation.

Security Systems

Swann also provides complete security systems for consumers to purchase. They are available in 4, 8, and 16 channel varieties and come with either a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or a Network Video Recorder (NVR). In addition, they all include access to the free Swann App.

4 Channel DVR & NVR Systems $149 to $230

This easy to install and simple to use system is the most popular choice for single family homes. It allows users to connect up to four cameras to a DVR or NVR for storage and monitoring. These cameras can be placed wherever they are needed to provide the best coverage of key access points or vulnerabilities in the home. All systems come with free shipping, a one year warranty, and full-service customer support.

8 Channel DVR & NVR Systems $250 to $1100

Perfect for protecting moderately sized areas, Swann’s eight-channel security systems allow customers to expand their system to include as many as eight cameras. Connect via the Swann smartphone App for live remote viewing and to a DVR or NVR for storage of footage.

16 Channel DVR & NVR Systems $499 to $2000

Larger areas can benefit from Swann’s deluxe 16 channel system. Combine DVR or NVR capabilities with as many as 16 cameras to provide security to every inch of the property.

Additional Security Components & Accessories

In addition to the traditional home surveillance offerings above, Swann provides the newest doorbell cameras, alarms, and security accessories to make a home security system complete. These include driveway alert sensors, doorbells, intercom systems, garage alarms, and all the cables, adaptors, and splitters any home could need.

Connected Home

Swann also has three different Smart Home Security System Kits to choose from that add home automation features to expand the level of security. These three kits are:

  • Swann Smart Plug & Motion Sensors Kit for $300
  • Swann Video & Alarm Kit for $350
  • Swann Indoor Video Kit for $400

Home Safe Plan for Cloud Video Recording

Storing video surveillance footage in the cloud makes it impossible for intruders to get their hands on. While a camera with internal storage is always subject to the possibility of tampering or theft, cloud storage can only be accessed via the internet and is thus, untouchable.

Swann offers two cloud storage plans from which its customers can choose. The first record ten days of video and costs $9.99 per month. The second stores 30 days of footage for $24.99 per month. It is important to note that these charges are per camera and per user.

They each offer a free 30-day trial and require a credit card on file. Both include features such as:

  • Continuous looping storage so that the newest footage is stored over the oldest
  • Remote lock and appliance control
  • Customizable rule settings and notifications
  • Live video and video clips

Professional Home Monitoring

In addition to their equipment offerings, Swann provides two options for professional monitoring of their security systems. These plans are designed to be affordable and flexible with the ability to pay monthly for $19.99 per month or annually for $149.88 per year which is a savings of $90 over paying monthly. It includes:

  • Personalized notification list
  • 24/7 professional monitoring of alarms and alerts
  • Notification of emergency services if needed

Current Deal

Swann offers consumers with weekly deals on their equipment. These change from week to week and their “Weekly Specials” page warrants return visits when shopping for the best deal.

In addition, Swann offers items that available for clearance prices that range from $5 to $480. This includes stand-alone cameras, DVR and NVR systems, and other security items.

About Swann Security

Swann has grown to a global leader in the industry, but they began with more humble beginnings. It all began in 1987 when a young David Swann began making modems and other electronics in the basement of his family’s home in Melbourne, Australia. He soon moved on to home security components and the rest – as they say – is history.

Today they are a part of Infinova Group. Their consumer offerings are available through their website as well as several retailers. These retailers include both bricks and mortar stores – such as Best Buy, Sam’s Club, and Costco among others – as well as online retailers like Amazon, Screwfix, and many more. Check out the full review of Swann here.

Mobile Alerts
Mobile Alerts

The Swann systems offer customers the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that if anything happens, they will be quickly notified via their smartphone and the Swann app.

Wireless Equipment
Wireless Equipment

Swann is proud to offer their customers with completely wireless solutions for security. This makes installation easier, allows the components to be moved as needed, and reduces the possibility of criminals being able to bypass the system.

DIY Installation
DIY Installation

Swann prides itself on its status as a forerunner and innovator in the area of DIY Installation for the security industry. All of their equipment is completely plug and play with additional support offered online through a database of how to articles and videos.

Smart Home Options
Smart Home Options

Swann systems are able to partner with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to allow for full smart home integration.

Weather Resistant

Equipment that Swann offers for use outdoors is entirely weather resistant.

Voice Response
2-Way Voice

Although not offered with all cameras and systems, a large number of Swann’s surveillance cameras offer two-way audio capabilities so that customers can communicate with those in the home, furry friends, and visitors even when they are away from home.

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Night Vision

Swann night vision capabilities allow their cameras to capture clear images even in the event that there is no natural or ambient light available.

Surveillance Cameras
High Definition

The images captured by Swann security cameras are sure to be clear with their outstanding high definition imaging.

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Cloud Storage

Swann offers two different options for storing video surveillance footage to the cloud where it is safe from tampering and cannot simply be stolen as a microSD card can.

Social Media Monitoring
Live Streaming

Customers of Swann are able to watch what is happening in their homes via the Swann App.

Reviewed By
Travis Goodreau
Safety and Security Advisor
Travis is a retired Burglary Detective, having tallied 5,000+ burglary and theft cases throughout his career. He also served as an Arson Investigator, where he cracked the case of a serial arsonist, and made the arrest and prosecuted the would-be bomber of ABC-7 Studio in LA. We couldn’t be happier to have him as a Safety and Security Advisor. Learn more about Travis here
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Andrew Garcia
Lead Security Editor
As Lead Security Editor, Andrew strategically guides SafeHome and the resources we publish. He holds a BA in business, and has 10+ years of experience in content development. Today, Andrew edits and publishes articles, guides, and other resources to meet our rigorous standards. Learn more about Andrew here

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