Swann TrueBlue 4000 series D1 DVRs pack up to 8 cameras, 1TB of storage for home security

Swann TrueBlue 4000 series D1 DVRs pack up to 8 cameras, 1TB of storage for home security

Home security may not have reached all-seeing aerial eye proportions, but Swann's TrueBlue 4000 series of D1 DVR systems can place up to eight digital peepers throughout your island fortress or humble abode. With a resolution of 480 x 704 pixels, the cameras offer "DVD-quality" video and feature night vision with up to 65 feet of visibility. Those hankering to remotely keep tabs on their homestead can load up the free SwannView app for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Mobile 6 and Symbian to watch live video on mobile devices. Footage can also be viewed on monitors using HDMI or VGA connections and can be backed up through USB, eSATA or over a network. The maximum one terabyte of storage space nets continuous recording for up to 30 days -- or longer if the device's motion detection settings are flipped on. A 500GB base model with a quartet of cams rings up at $549.99, while the more expensive $649.99 and $749.99 models each pack 1TB hard drives and eight channel support. However, only the priciest of the trio comes packaged with the octet of cameras. Head past the break for the full PR and a glimpse of the rig in action.

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Swann TruBlue™ Line of DVRs – High Resolution, Real-Time Security Systems
Equipped with 4 or 8 high resolution 600TVL cameras, the 4000 Series of D1 DVRs feature full-screen, high resolution video recording, HDMI connection & more remote viewing with iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices made possible with free SwannView app

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – (August 20, 2012) – Today, Swann proudly debuts the intelligently designed TruBlue™ 4000 Series of D1 DVRs. Available in 4 and 8 channel configurations, Swann's TruBlue™ line delivers professional-grade protection for home or business applications with 4 x the resolution of the old technology, known as 'CIF'. D1 is DVD-quality video!

At the core of Swann's new line DIY security monitoring kits is the latest TruBlue™ blue-lit D1 DVR with real time, full screen high resolution video recording for the ultimate in professional protection. This comprehensive surveillance system allows you to simultaneously view and record 4 or 8 high resolution 600TVL indoor/outdoor cameras that feature powerful night vision up to 65'. The 4 channel is known as the DVR4-4000 and the 8 channel as the DVR8-4000.

You can view live or recorded video in high resolution on your LCD screen via either a HDMI or VGA connection. The intuitive user interface means that you can monitor multiple cameras on a split screen and select any one camera for full screen high resolution real time viewing or playback of pre-recorded footage. With either a built-in 500GB or 1TB hard drive, users have the ability to record continuously for approximately 30 days or even longer when using the motion detection settings.

The free SwannView app offers convenient remote viewing functionality to the DVR4-4000 or DVR8-4000 kits by allowing you to set up live remote viewing on your mobile device. Set up is extremely easy with Swann's new 'My DVR' customizable network configuration. Once the kits are installed, simply download the free SwannView app from your smartphone's application store or go to for the latest version of the SwannView app. Once the app is installed on your Smartphone, put the DVR's IP address into the browser and in minutes you can view video from your cameras live onscreen.

Swann's TruBlue™ kits are available from Fry's Electronics and in the following configurations:

  • DVR4-4000 with four-channel 500 GB D1 DVR and four PRO-640™ 600 TVL cameras $549.99

  • DVR8-4000 with eight-channel 1 TB D1 DVR and four PRO-640™ 600 TVL cameras $649.99

  • DVR8-4000 with eight-channel 1 TB D1 DVR and eight PRO-640™ 600 TVL cameras $749.99