Swann Security Launches Platinum-HD Full High Definition 1080p Security Systems
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 18, 2013, 04:12 PM EST
Swann, a global leader in do-it-yourself security monitoring solutions, announces the release of its new state-of-the-art high definition 1080p Network Video Recording (NVR) security systems, known as Platinum-HD. The Swann NVRs are capable of full HD video with real-time (30 frames per second) live viewing and video playback. Initially there will be two versions: 4 Channels (NVR4-7200) with 4 x 1080p (NHD-820) Cameras and 8 Channels (NVR8-7200) with 4 x 1080p Cameras.
Where HD security systems in the past have required a trade-off between resolution and video frame rates, these new solutions are unique in that they combine 1080p video resolution with real-time (30 frames per second) live viewing and video playback allowing end-users to see every detail, color and activity.
The systems include 4 of the latest NHD-820 surveillance cameras, each capable of producing 1080p HD video or, using security industry terminology, 1000 TV lines (2.1 Megapixels) lines; image quality far in excess of typical security cameras. The cameras also have powerful night vision up to 115 feet and can be used indoors or outdoors. The new Platinum-HD NVRs also have power over Ethernet (PoE) so that the cameras take their power and transmit video using CAT5E network cable, making them easier to set-up as they do not need a separate power connection for the cameras.
The Platinum-HD also allows viewing of live or recorded video in high definition on HDTV, LCD and Plasma screens with an HDMI cable included in the pack. The intuitive user interface means you can monitor and record multiple cameras on a split screen, as well as select any camera for full screen real time viewing or playback of pre-recorded footage. With a 2TB hard drive, users have the ability to record approximately 45 days of continuous surveillance or even longer when using the motion detection settings. With easy to use menus you can easily locate incident video and then transfer it to the network or a USB drive.
The free SwannView app offers convenient remote viewing functionality to the Platinum-HD kits allowing you to set up live remote viewing on your mobile device. The set-up is extremely easy with Swann’s customizable network configuration. Once the kit is installed, simply download the SwannView app from your smartphone’s application store or go to www.swann.com/swannview for the latest version of the SwannView app. Once the app is installed on your Smartphone or tablet, put the DVR’s IP address into the browser and in minutes you can view live video from your cameras.
Swann’s Platinum-HD Full High Definition Security Systems are coming soon to Fry’s Electronics and BestBuy.com. The 4 Channel 4 Camera versions (Swann code SWNVK-472004) have a MSRP of $1599.99 and the 8 Channel 4 Camera version (SWNVK-872004) has an MSRP of $1699.99.
Swann is a global leader in security monitoring solutions and fun gadgets targeting consumers through retail channels. In 2012, Swann celebrated its 25th anniversary as a manufacturer of consumer electronics products that are innovative yet cost effective.
The company's products are mainly do-it-yourself with easy-to-follow 'plug-and-play' instructions, free after-sale 24/7 technical support and retail-friendly product packaging aimed at home, office and small-to-medium retail users.
For customers needing more high-tech solutions, Swann is at the forefront of the latest international trends including full HD 1080p, HD surveillance cameras, Wi-Fi network video recording, live Smartphone connectivity and more.
Swann was founded in 1987 and now has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, China and Hong Kong with distribution partners around the globe.
Swann's reseller network includes some of the world’s largest retailers and distributors including Fry's Electronics, RadioShack, Best Buy, Costco.com, Canadian Tire and Maplin Electronics.