How to Set Up the Swann iPhone App
By Andy Walton
The SwannView iPhone app can help you secure your home or business by allowing you to view multiple live recordings from your Swann security cameras through your phone's display. To configure these live feeds, you must first add your Digital Video Recorder to the app's Device Manager menu. Once communication is established between the app and the DVR, you can simply select the cameras you wish to view, up to a maximum of four at any one time.
Open the SwannView app, and then tap the “Settings” icon to open the Device Manager screen.
Tap the “Add” button to add a new DVR to the Device Manager list.
Enter a name for the DVR into the Device Name box.
Enter your DVR's IP address or Dynamic DNS name into the Address box. If you are unsure of these details, access your DVR's menu, and then go to the “Network” screen to view the correct IP or DDNS name.
Enter your DVR's network port number into the Port box. If your DVR features Swann MobileMenu, check the correct port number by selecting “Devices” from the main menu on your DVR, and then selecting “Mobile” to display the port number. If your DVR does not feature MobileMenu, view these details by selecting “Network” from its main menu -- the correct port number is shown in the Mobile Port box.
Enter your Swann user ID and password into the corresponding boxes.
Enter the maximum number of channels your DVR will run into the Max Channel box. For example, if your DVR has three cameras connected, enter "3." Tap “OK” to complete the DVR setup process, and then tap “Back” to return to the main menu.
Tap the “+” icon in one of the camera windows to open the Device List menu and begin adding a camera feed to the app.
Select the DVR that the camera is connected to, and then select the camera channel you want to view from the drop-down list. The camera feed will display in the camera window you selected.
- To delete a camera feed from SwannView, select that feed, and then press the “Stop” button. This frees the camera window up for other camera feeds.
Andy Walton has been a technology writer since 2009, specializing in networking and mobile communications. He was previously an IT technician and product manager. Walton is based in Leicester, England, and holds a bachelor's degree in information systems from the University of Leeds.