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Swann Communications Swann

Swann Communications Swann
alaAverage 2.2

7 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Swann Communications Swann. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The size is also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, price

On average, users rate this product 43/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Swann Communications Swann from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the price.


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Mar, 2018

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Accurate, Compact, Discreet, Easy To Set Up, Sensitive

Faulty, Low Quality, Noisy, Unreliable

Aug, 2009

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Would be good if it worked....


This item was very easy to set up and has some good capabilities & good size hard drive; however, from the very first day it had hard disk failure. We are returning it. May try our luck with another but if that doesn't work either, then I would not...

Compact, Easy To Set Up

Faulty, Noisy, Unreliable

Aug, 2009

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Compact, Sensitive


Jul, 2009

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Not compatible with wireless


You would think it would be compatible with its own Swann cameras. All the functions will not work with the Swann wireless camera. I have it recording, but it has to flash from one camera to the other in about 20 second intervals. I cannot record...

Easy To Set Up

Misleading, Noisy

Jun, 2009

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read comment before you buy this product


it worked one time.hard drive failure and fan quit working.took a long time to set up.instructions not very clear.i was trying to use this product for home security purposes.i sent product back.[...]


Faulty, Unreliable

Jun, 2009

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Well if I get One that WILL WORK !!!


I use this for my Business SECURITY. First day it kept giving me the Faulty Disc, Faulty Hard Drive. I had replaced my Lorex with the Swann For ease of use, and so I could review what had happened there during Business Hours, and incase of...


Faulty, Low Quality, Unreliable, Worked Less Than 1 Week

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

The DVR16-8600 is a 16 Channel DVR that features advanced H.264 level compression. This kit includes 8 x 50ft Siamese double shielded BNC cables. A 250GB Seagate SV35 hard drive is also preinstalled. The Swann DVR16-8600 includes some incredible, professional-grade features including 240 IPS recording, Pentaplex operation (recording, playback, set-up, back-up and network surveillance simultaneously), VGA output for connection to a VGA monitor. The kit has an adjustable network bit rate, easy remote connectivity, and supports IE browser for remote view; just download a small active file, theres no need to install any software. For ease of use the DVR has a remote control, 3D graphic user interface, 2 x USB 2.0 ports for back-up and mouse control. This DVR16-8600 is backed by 12 month warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Dimensions & Weight



Device Type (YA):Standalone DVR
Video Channels:4


Manufacturer:Swann Communications
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Swann

Security DVR

Operation Mode:Triplex