Swann AllSecure 650 review

A security system with app control, battery backup and a décor-friendly NVR?

Swann AllSecure650 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Overall this is a fine product at an excellent price. It has a solution for all the main issues in security camera systems – continuous backup, wireless cameras, lights, app viewing, and no-subscription operation. Admittedly the software side (user experience and features) could stand a few improvements, but this is a solid choice that is easy to fit and dependable.


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    Battery backup

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    NVR looks comfortable in public

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    HDD or MicroSD storage expansion

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    PIR sensors in the camera

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    Good 2K footage in clips


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    NVR user experience a bit plain

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    Setup guides are easy to follow but a bit technical

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    Limited options to adjust sensitivity, clip length etc.

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    No continuous footage

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 Tying the flexibility of NVR-based security systems, which use their own monitor and storage, with the expected functionality of newer online devices is something many customers don’t even realize they want.

Simplifying the installation of a security system using wi-fi and batteries is something almost every potential customer can see the advantage of, but isn’t always done well. Batteries don’t always even provide always-on cover depending on camera storage and the base station; that, too, is something Swann has taken on.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook