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Latest Swann Firmware Updates

Latest ,Check the articles here to see if your Swann unit has a new firmware available.

How to manually update my recorder?

the firmware

If you have not acquired the firmware yet, download it from this article (click HERE) and save it to your flash drive (do not put it in a folder). We recommend a flash drive capacity of 32GB or smaller.


Menu Advance Maintain Upgrade
  1. Insert the flash drive into your DVR.
  2. Access Menu and go to Advanced (left) then Maintain (top).
  3. Click on Upgrade.
Menu Advance Maintain UpgradeWindow
  1. A new window will open which shows the files in your flash drive. Select the firmware you downloaded then click on OK.NOTE: Filename varies per model. Use the firmware sent to you if there's any.
Menu Advance Maintain UpgradeWindow Notice
  1. A confirmation window will appear, click on OK to continue.
  1. The update will begin; do not interrupt it until the recorder has completed the update.

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How to do OTA update?

NOTE: This is for the following recorders : DVR-1590, 1600, 4575/4580/4590, 4780, 4980, NVR-7450

NOTE: This guide is for the following recorders : DVR-4480G, 4480RN, 4480V, 4580G, 4580RN, 4580V, 4680, 4680RN, 4680A, 4680X, 4680XN, 4685, 4685RN, 4780V, 4980, 5580, 5580A, 5580G, 5580G2, 5580RN, 5580RU, 5680, 5680A, 5680RN, 5680X, 5680XN, NVR-8580, 8580RN, 8780, 8780RN, NVW-650, 800

To update your system over-the-air (OTA), you must make sure your recorder is connected to a modem or router with an internet connection. If you just connected it, give a minute or two before you proceed.

Once that's done, do the following:

  1. Access your recorder's MENU then to go ADVANCE > AUTO UPGRADE.
  2. Click Check Now.
  3. If there's an update available, read the changes to keep you posted what the update is all about, then click OK.
  4. Read carefully all prompts that might appear and follow succeeding properly.


!!! DO NOT TURN OFF the recorder while it is updating as this might brick the system !!!

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USB Firmware Update

NOTE1: If you're unit's model number is NVR16-8580RN, follow this article instead: NVR16-8580RN USB Firmware Updates

*Model number with suffix vs no suffix

NVR8-8580_sticker.png No suffix
NVR8-8580RN_sticker.jpgWith suffix

ATTENTION: This article is for recorders that has Software Version starting with V8

NOTE2: If your device has a Firmware V7.1.0-20180810 or older, please follow this NVR16-8580 Transition Firmware Update article to apply the required transition firmware before installing the latest available firmware.

To check what is your current firmware, access the NVR's Menu then go to System >  and look for the Software Version. For a NVR16-8580, the latest Software Version is v8.1.0-20220419

Before you try the following steps below, read this article first: How to do OTA update?

If you are unable to use the automatic update service to update the recorder, you can use the following procedure to update manually.


Prepare the following:

  1. with internet connection
  2. USB flash drive (preferably 32GB or below)
  3. Mouse and connected to the NVR

Quick install steps

Download the correct image file:

  1. Prepare a FAT32 flash drive or USB – it needs to be on FAT32 for it to be read; there is no need for an external HDD as the files are small.
  2. Download the firmware file HERE and save it to your flash drive.
  3. Plugin the flash drive and mouse to any of the available USB ports of the NVR (front or back).

Apply the firmware to the recorder:

    1. Access the Menu and go to Advanced > Maintain then click on Update.
    2. Select the file you downloaded from “Step no. 2” and click OK.
      • Tip: If the recorder is unable to read the copied files but the drive is properly recognized, click the Format option on this screen and copy the firmware file again.
    3. A confirmation window will appear, click on OK again.
    4. NVR will start to update. Make sure NOT to unplug the USB or turn off the NVR while it is updating.
    5. The NVR will reboot automatically to apply the new firmware. Do NOT power cycle the NVR manually.

Firmware update for V8 recorders via VMS (Windows)

This article will guide you on how to manually install the latest firmware of your Swann Security V8 recorder using the Swann Security VMS software.

Click HERE to download the Swann Security VMS software.

After installing the software, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open Swann Security software and go to Device Management
  2. Click the gear icon for that recorder
    1. If you haven't added your unit yet, follow this article: How to access V8 recorder on a computer? (Windows)
  3. Once in , go to Advanced (side) > Upgrade (submenu) then click on Scan
  4. Browse for the file, select it, then click Open
  5. Click Start – Do NOT turn off the internet, PC, and recorder
  6. A prompt at the bottom-left will appear once upgrade is complete – “Upgrade Completed”
  7. The recorder will reboot and may take few minutes before it appears online again in the software.
  8. Once online, check the firmware if it was applied.
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