Swann DVR8 5580 4 Bullet Camera System

Hey there, friends! It’s been a minute – I know. I’ve been busy the past few months building Tony Simons Photography (shameless plug, FTW!) and establishing myself as a photographer. I’ll save that story for a different time and place, however. Today, I’m dropping in to let you know about a new smart home surveillance system from Swann.

This setup, which is the first to boast Google Assistant voice control compatibility just launched today, and I should have a review unit on-hand soon to tear apart and give you my thoughts. Until then, let me give you a little sneak preview, along with the press release.

The DVR-5580 with 2TB HDD & four PRO-4KMSB 4K Thermal Sensing Camera setup is available now on the Swann website with a price tag of $379.99, should you decide to buy one before reading my upcoming review.

Press Release

Swann Becomes the First Security Company to Launch Voice Control via Google Assistant for 4K DVR Series

Consumers Can View Live Footage on their TV Using Google Assistant, Now in 4K Ultra HD Resolution, Offering Increased Video Clarity & Safety

LOS ANGELES, August 28, 2018 – Swann, the global leader in DIY security, becomes the first company to launch Google Assistant voice control on its wired multi-camera 4K surveillance systems. Swann is providing users with a first- class home security system that has improved heat-sensing activity detection and amazing 4K Ultra HD video resolution. Easily viewed on TV, computer or hand-held devices through the HomeSafe View app, the 4K systems are designed for security deterrence with increased image clarity so you can see what’s really happening.

The 4K surveillance systems consist of multiple wired cameras and are designed for 24/7 security monitoring. Each system is fitted with Swann’s True Detect™ technology, which allows the cameras to sense heat from large moving objects such as people or cars, and send push notifications to the user while recording to a local hard drive. True Detect™ virtually eliminates false alerts from the weather, rustling trees or small animals in the distance so that you are only notified when there is a legitimate security concern. Additionally, you can use voice commands, such as “Okay, Google, show me channel 1,” or “Okay, Google, show me the front door,” via Google Assistant and Chromecast to see what the cameras see on your TV, hands-free.

“The ability to effectively monitor and protect your home 24/7 is an increasing concern for consumers,” said Jeremy Stewart, Vice President of Global Marketing at Swann. ‘’With the Ultra HD 4K Series of DVRs, we are catering to both the professional market and the home, with the opportunity to stay alert at all times with amazing 4K video quality and powerful digital zoom. With Swann’s True Detect™ technology, you will always know what’s happening!”

Swann 4K DVR Series Includes:

  • 4K (8MP) Ultra HD cameras (kits available with 4 or 8 cameras, cameras also sold separately)

  • Indoor or outdoor use, 90-degree viewing angle

  • Powerful night vision up to 150ft/45m in total darkness (200ft/60m with ambient light)

  • Free local recording for up to 180 days+ onto a massive 2TB hard drive and save images to your personal Dropbox account

  • Suitable for homes, offices, small business, and retail stores

  • Voice commands via Google Assistant & Chromecast to see video from cameras on your TV

  • Easy DIY setup or professional installation.

+ Recording times based on all cameras using True Detect heat sensing of actual events

About Swann:

Swann is a global leader in Do-it-Yourself video surveillance with a proud 30-year history, dating back to 1987, providing innovative security and consumer electronics solutions. Swann creates and stands behind the world’s smartest, most intuitive and best value security solutions to empower consumers to protect and stay connected to their home or business no matter where life takes them. With offices in the USA, Canada, U.K., Australia, China and Hong Kong, and distribution partners around the globe, Swann is a key player in the global security market. Swann’s products are available from leading retailers and distributors such as Best Buy, Amazon.com, Fry’s Electronics, Lowe’s, Menards, Dixons Carphone, Currys PC World, Screwfix, Exertis, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Bunnings Warehouse. Swann’s vision is to be the world leader in smart security solutions, taking care of people and making every home and business a safe place. Follow Swann via social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.