How to Set up Swann Camera on iPhone

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How to Set Up Swann Camera on iPhone – Getting Started

Connecting your Swann camera to your smartphone is crucial for enhancing your home security. This guide focuses on setting up a Swann security camera for iPhone users. Still, the Swann Security application is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, facilitating the connection of various Swann devices such as the Wi-Fi Floodlight Security Camera, Spotlight Outdoor Security Camera, Wire-Free Security Camera, and Pan and Tilt Security Camera.

The NVR-8580 and DVR-5580 also use the same app for remote viewing once an internet connection is established.

Note: This article specifically addresses the SWIFI-ALERTCAM model. Other Swann cameras may require different setup processes or technical configurations.

Pairing a Swann IP Camera with the Swann Security Application

Begin by downloading and installing the Swann Security application on your smartphone and creating an account. Connect your smartphone to the same WiFi network the camera will use for a smoother setup. (Note: Disable your smartphone’s 4G/LTE/5G connection while connected to the WiFi network.) Follow these steps to pair your device:

  • Open the menu in the top left corner and select Pair Device. Tap Start.
  • Enter your WiFi network name and password, confirm, and tap “Next”.
  • Activate the camera’s pairing mode by pressing and holding the reset or pair button until the LED blinks blue, then release and tap “Next”.
  • Your smartphone will connect to the camera’s WiFi network. Tap Start to continue.
  • A confirmation message will appear once the setup is complete, indicating that you can now view live footage from your Swann IP camera.

Connecting Cameras to the Swann DVR

  • Connect the DVR to an internet source, such as a modem or router, using the provided Ethernet cable.
  • Connect the DVR to a monitor.
  • Ensure the DVR has enough ventilation to prevent overheating and maintain good air circulation.
  • The camera system can be configured to start recording upon detecting motion, conserving hard drive space.

Setting Up the Swann View Plus App

How to Set Up Swann Camera on iPhone

For setting up the Swann View Plus App

  • Download the Swann View Plus app on your phone or tablet.
  • Launch the app and enter the Devices menu.
  • Scan the QR code found on top of your DVR.

Setting up a security camera system requires some networking knowledge, but extensive networking or computer science expertise is not necessary. For remote viewing outside your home or business network, enable port forwarding on your router for ports 37777 and 80, directing traffic to the local IP address of your recorder or camera. The process varies depending on the router’s make and model.

The Bottom Line for Setting Up a Swann Security Camera for iPhone

While the setup process is straightforward, it’s important to follow the detailed steps carefully. Consult the user manual for guidance on models with different sizes, models, or configurations.

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