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 – email@example.com
Updated app to improve control of white lights on Spotlight camera models
Improved setup of Dropbox feature on DVRs and NVRs
General bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
The software is overly confusing and doesn’t even remember basic settings like picture quality. That’s when the camera feeds actually show up. Someone suggested that an AppleTV app would be good. I wholeheartedly agree but if they can’t get the software right on their own box (the Swann “wizard” is more of a rambling idiot), poor documentation and after how many failed attempts to create something user-friendly on IOS..? They need to focus on making it easier to use. Rather than “impress” me with how many buttons you can fit on a screen - give me the option to hide the ones I will never use so the ones I do are easier to find. Remember my choices and make it more reliable. If you’re looking for an “Apple experience” look elsewhere.
iPad poor - iPhone ok
Functionality is not the same on the iPad as it is on the iPhone.
You can search footage by motion on iPhone, but you can’t search by motion only on iPad.
Also, I am quite upset at the fact the live view always drops the cameras and I need to reload them manually when I change screens or whatever.
If an alert comes through, I click on the notification for the corresponding alarm...then it loads the app into a live view screen where it doesn’t even have that camera loaded for me. I need to manually add the camera back to the live view screen to view what’s happening. By that time the intruder is gone. The app NEVER seems to save the settings for my live views.
Very poor usability. I expected Swann to have invested effort into its software development but clearly this is not the case even though they have been in the CCTV game for years.
I will not purchase a Swann system again.
Needs Apple TV support & other features
This app isn’t too bad. The iPhone app is more refined. An the iPad version allowing you to do things like remove menus to see the video full screen. This should really be on the iPad version also.
The apps don’t seem to save the display options from the last session either.
The main improvement they need is an Apple TV version of the app. Being able to easily view security camera footage on my AppleTV without needing to run a HDMI cable to another room would be very helpful.
- Swann Communications Pty Ltd
- 68 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
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.