SwannView Plus app download and access, What is SwannView Plus App It is CMS software developed and rendered by the Swann Communication Company to integrate the products for enabling the user to connect and control the surveillance camera on a PC or smartphone. The application is available for free to download on Windows, Android, and iOS operating systems.
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Installing SwannView Plus app
1.To download the app, go to your Playstore or App store and search for SwannView Plus.
How to change the resolution of the recorder (SwannView Plus)?
NOTE: This guide is for the following recorders : DVR-1500, 1525, 1550, 1575, 4300, 4350, 4500, 4900, 8075, 8050, HDR-8050, HDR8-8200, NVR-7000, 7090, 7095, 7200, 7250, 8000
1.Go and access the Menu then proceed to Configuration.
2.Proceed to General then General again at the top.
3.Change the Resolution– pick a resolution that matches the display in use.
a.For square monitors (usually VGA connection), these commonly accept 4:3 or 5:4 aspect ratio – you can start by choosing 1024*768 and other higher resolution such as 1280*1024.
b.For widescreen monitors (esp. TVs using HDMI connection), these commonly accept 16:9 aspect ratio – you should choose either 1280*720 (720p) or 1920*1080 (1080p).
4.Click Apply – to save the settings.
How to export recordings using SwannView Plus software?
Choosing a download path
1.Open SwannView Plus software and go to SYSTEM > System Configuration.
2.Take note of the Saving Path of Video File as this is where you will go to retrieve the exported file. Default will be C:\SwannView Plus\video for Windows. .
a.If you want to change it, click the … icon at the right side and choose your destination.
b.Click on Save once you're done.
1.Click on VIEW > Remote Playback or if you are on Control Panel, just look for Remote Playback.
2.Select a date on the calendar at the lower left.
3.Choose a camera (tick the checkbox beside the camera) you wanted to search at the lower left.
4.Hover your mouse to the box at the right and icons will appear. Click the Download icon.
5.Choose a file by clicking its check box at the left.
6.Click the Download button to start downloading. NOTE: If the file is too big, you might want to wait for a while since files are being transferred over the network.
How to playback recordings (SwannView Plus)?
1.Access Menu then go to Playback.
2.Choose the channel(s) you want to search. Selected channels will have their box checked.
3.Choose a date.
4.Click Play (bottom middle controls) – to start playing the first footage on that date. You can select a time for playback by clicking on the timeline below.
Setup Email Alerts on SwannView Plus recorders
Setup email information
Using the mouse connected to the NVR, right-click then go to MENU > Configuration .
1.Go to NETWORK > Email.
2.Decide on what email address you will use for the Sender.
3.Depending on the Sender, put the rest of the information needed for the setup.
•Enable Server Authentication: should be checked
•Username: Sender's email address
•Password: Sender's password
•SMTP Server: (check with your email provider)
•SMTP Port: (check with your email provider)
•Enable SSL/TLS: should be checked
•Sender: (any name)
•Sender Address: Sender's email address
•Select Receivers: choose between Receiver 1 to 3
•Receiver: (any name)
•Recipient Address: (any email that will receive the alert)
•Enable Attached Picture: put a check if you want an attached image
•Interval: (choose from the available options)
4.Click on Apply once you are done.
5.Click Test and see if it will say ‘Test Succeeded'.
•If it failed, double check with your Email provider if you have the right Encryption type, SMTP Port, and SMTP Server. Check as well if you have the correct email address and password by logging in using a phone or compute
Enabling Send Email per channel
Since setting up the email to the NVR is done and test email was successful, we now need to enable the feature to the channels we want to receive alerts from.
Ensure that you use a USB stick or flash drive (not external HDD) that has a capacity of 32GB or lower.
Search for recordings
1.Access MENU then proceed to Export.
3.Choose a channel – tick the box to select a channel.
4.Choose All – for Record Mode and File Type to see all recordings saved.
5.Set a Start and End time – this will be the range where the recorder will search for recordings.
1.Choose a file – tick the box at the left to choose a file. Monitor the Total Size information at the bottom to ensure that the footage will fit on your flash drive.
3.Choose a SaveType – this option may not be on your unit but if it does, choose between AVI or MP4.
5.Make sure to choose Video and log – you can go back to this step and choose Player to download the compatible media player.
6.Click OK – this will then export the recordings on the flash drive.
How to access the DVR or NVR using hostname on SwannView Plus app?
We need to make sure that the Server port and HTTP port of your DVR or NVR are open before we jump on mobile access. Here are few things to do.
1.Using a computer connected to the same router where your DVR or NVR is connected, open a browser and go to www.canyouseeme.org.
2.On the Port to check field, change 80 to 85 and click Check port. Do the same step for port 8000 and 554. NOTE: 85, 8000, and 554 are the default ports of your DVR or NVR. 85 is the HTTP port, 8000 is the Server port, and 554 is the RTSP port. You can double check this information if you access your DVR's menu and go to Configuration > Network > More Settings.
b.Look for the SwannView Plus, then tap ‘For Android Devices' or ‘For iOS devices'
2.Open SwannView Plus once installation is done.
Changing stream settings
For smooth live streaming, it is highly suggested to use Substream when playing the videos. We will also need to set the substream's bitrate to its lowest for the unit not to consume too much bandwidth.
1.Go to MENU > Record.
2.Proceed to PARAMETERS > Substream.
3.Pick a channel on Camera.
4.Set the Video Quality to its lowest possible bitrate. NOTE: lowest bitrate varies depending on the DVR or NVR.
5.Click on Apply to save the settings.
6.Re-do the steps for other channels.
Setting up a DDNS or hostname
1.Access the MENU > Configuration.
2.Proceed to NETWORK > DDNS.
3.From there, fill up the information needed.
a.Enable DDNS: checked
b.DDNS Type: NOTE: If you don't have a DDNS account yet, you can create your own from any hostname or DDNS website like www.dyn.com/dns.
d.Device Domain Name:
Testing internet connection on the phone
1.In case you skipped installing SwannView Plus app because you already have the app, we need to make sure that there is still internet connection on the phone.
2.To do so, best if you can stream online videos like YouTube just to check your connectivity.
Adding the device and viewing it on the app
1.Tap the 3-bar icon located at the top left.
2.Tap the 3rd icon to go to Devices.
3.Tap on the ‘+' icon at the upper right.
4.Change the Register Mode to IP/Domain.
5.Input the information it needs.
6.Tap on the save icon at the top right.
a.If you got any error message, try rebooting the DVR or NVR and your router or modem.
b.Close the app and open it again.
1.Tap on Start Live View to load the cameras.
How to enable audio recording (SwannView Plus)?
Enable “Record Audio”
1.Access Menu then go to Record. Choose Parameters then Record .
2.Change the Camera to where your microphone is connected (e.g. channel 1).
After you have acquired the software, proceed to install it. The software has a generic installation procedure that most computer users should be familiar with.
Immediately upon running the software, you may receive this prompt. This is a Windows security prompt, to make sure that malicious software cannot be installed without your knowledge. Click Yes to continue.
The installer opens to this window. Click Next.
Choose language and hit Next.
The default location is displayed here. You may choose a custom location if you wish.
Click Install to commence the installation. A progress bar will appear.
Once the installation is successful, you will be asked to create a Desktop Shortcut. Click Next.
Leave the checkbox ticked to immediately run the software after installation. Click Finish.
Using the software
The first time you run SADP, you may receive this prompt. As the SADP software requires network access, Windows Firewall will detect that activity and request your permission for the software to access the network. Do not adjust the check boxes. Click Allow Access to continue.
Playback recordings on SwannView Plus software
Open SwannView Plus software and go to Control Panel. NOTE: If Control Panel is not available, click View > Control Panel at the top.
1.Click on Remote Playback.
3.Choose a camera – checkbox will be checked.
4.Choose a file type – you can leave it on ‘All' to show all recorded files.
5.Set a date – choose a month, year, then date that you want to search.
6.Click on Search.
7.Pick a time – click an area on the timeline below and it will start playing the file. . NB: The playback stream is the full quality stream. As this is high bandwidth, not all connections to your recorder may be capable of delivering sufficient data to make this playback possible. Playback via software is supported only on local network connections. However, some internet connections may be capable.