HomeSafe View: Live Swann DVR viewing on your iPhone and iPad
HomeSafe View supports the following features:
Multi-channel viewing with up to 16 cameras on screen at the same time (16ch view works best on iPads)
Play back stored recordings from your DVR on your handset or tablet (requires high upload speed internet)
Capture video from your camera live view to your iPhone to play back later
Capture single and multi still images and save these to your iPhone's picture library
Control PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras remotely
Note: Current model handsets and iPads are recommended for high resolution playback and live viewing more than 8 cameras at once.
Currently supported DVR models (x will be 4, 8 or 16 channel depending on your model):
Other Swann DVR models will not work with this app.
Note: This app uses a data stream that will connect to your Swann DVR via 3G/4G or WiFi. When using 3G/4G, the video from your DVR will likely be considered "downloads" by your phone service provider and will contribute to any download limit your phone data plan may have. If you exceed any plan limits you may incur additional usage charges. Consult with your mobile service provider regarding the use of a video streaming app and how it may affect your plan.
For assistance with this app, contact Swann Tech Support – firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Added support for the new Spotlight NVR cameras with the following Spotlight camera functions added:
a. Turn camera lights on and off
b. Turn camera siren on and off
c. Two way audio to speak via camera speaker
2. General bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Be wary of the bad reviews. I have read most of them. Most of the issues people are complaining about are because they have not set their preferences in the NVR itself. Eg: Only receiving push alerts from certain cameras or being able to give the camera its own name. The app is designed to receive and display the information that is sent from the NVR, not to control it. To all those giving bad reviews, I suggest you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NVR.
That being said, I Love Swann products. This is my second system. Easy to set up and use and I have had nothing but great experiences when contacting customer support. Comes with everything you need to get up and running. HomeSafe app works great. I have 2 NVRs and can view live feeds from both of them at the same time. They have corrected the issue of the menu bar blocking some of the view. Love that. My only suggestion would be to allow the user to select a different tone for the push notifications. It uses the default iOS Tri-tone for text messages. I can’t always check my texts while working so having a different tone would make the push alert feature more effective for most people.
Hardware ok, but software needs lot of work
Just purchased this system. NVR8580. Mobile app leaves a lot to be desired.
The single biggest issue I have with system (and the deal breaker) is how horribly awkward it is to review alerts I receive from push notifications. For example, I get a notification on phone for alert on “channel 3”. First, I don’t know where channel 3 is? Is that the garage or my front door. Can’t rename the things for mobile app. Not even on the windows software either.
Next, you get notification, but still have no idea what the alert is from. So you have to scroll through, select a YEAR, date, then day, then which stream you want to view, then scroll through a timeline of colored lines until you find just the right time the alert was sent. All this just to see a clip of a stray dog in my driveway.😳
It’s impossible. Not user friendly whatsoever ever. Cant make any camera adjustments in the app. For example, adjust sensitivity or turn motion off. If I’m at work and kids are in back yard, notifications go off constantly. Would be nice to remotely turn off motion sensor without disabling all notifications.
Just my thoughts.
Almost there Swann...
Swanns app is getting much better now, I left them because of this but now am back giving them another try. I Just have a huge suggestion/update for the next release please:
- when viewing a camera on the phone in landscape mode, the black menu bar on the bottom, the right side and the top border cover up some of the cameras view, most app menus slide away with a single tap or after 2 seconds so you can see the entire screen and then when you want the menus back, just tap again. This is bad when you need to see something that the menu is covering up, please fix soon. App is really good other than that, once fixed I would give 4 stars.
- Swann Communications Pty Ltd
- 61.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Swann Communications
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.