How to Delete Recordings from Your Swann Security System

There may come a time when you need to delete recordings from your Swann security system. Maybe you’ve had a false alarm and want to get rid of the footage, or you’re just trying to free up some space on your hard drive. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to do. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to delete recordings from your Swann security system.

Introduction

The process is quite simple if you need to delete recordings from your Swann security system. First, open up the main menu on the system and then select the ‘Delete’ option. From there, you will be given a list of all the recordings currently stored on the system. Select the ones you wish to delete and then confirm your selection. The recordings will then be permanently erased from the system.

Deleting Recordings from Your NVR

To delete recordings from your Swann security system, log into the NVR and select the ‘Delete’ option from the main menu. You will then be presented with a list of all recorded footage, allowing you to select the files you wish to delete. Once you have selected, confirm the deletion, and the recordings will be erased from the NVR.

Deleting Recordings from Your DVR

Deleting recordings from your Swann security system is a simple process. First, open the Swann Security app and log in. Then, tap the “Devices” tab and select the DVR you want to delete recordings. Next, tap the “Recordings” tab and select the recordings you want to delete. Finally, tap the “Delete” button.

Step 1: Locate the recordings you wish to delete

To delete recordings from your Swann security system, first, locate the recordings you wish to delete. You can access the system’s menu and select the “Recordings” option. Once you have located the recordings you wish to delete, select the “Delete” option. Confirm the deletion by selecting “Yes” when prompted.

Step 2: Select the recordings you wish to delete

To delete recordings from your Swann security system, follow these steps:

1. Log into the system and go to the main menu.

2. Select the “Recordings” option.

3. Choose the recordings you wish to delete.

4. Click on the “Delete” button.

Following these steps, you can quickly delete unwanted recordings from your Swann security system.

Step 3: Delete the recordings

To delete recordings from your Swann security system, follow these steps:

1. Access the system’s main menu.

2. Select the “Recordings” option.

3. Choose the recording you wish to delete.

4. Press the “Delete” button.

You can also delete all recordings at once by selecting the “Delete All” option from the “Recordings” menu.

Deleting recordings from your SD card

To delete recordings from your Swann security system, ensure the system is turned off. Then, remove the SD card from the system and insert it into your computer. Once the SD card is inserted, open the file explorer and locate the SD card. Right-click on the SD card and select the “Format” option. Select the “Quick Format” option in the Format window and click the “Start” button. Once the format is complete, remove the SD card from your computer and reinsert it into the security system.

FAQ

How do I delete recordings from my Swann Security System?

If you are looking to delete recordings from your Swann Security System, there are a few ways to go about it depending on your specific system and setup. Here are some methods you can try:

Method 1: Using the SwannView Link Software

  1. Open the SwannView Link software on your computer.
  2. Log in using your Swann account credentials.
  3. Select the device you want to delete recordings from.
  4. Click on the “Playback” tab.
  5. Select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.
  6. Click on the “Delete” button and confirm the deletion.

The three most important things to keep in mind when deleting recordings using the SwannView Link software are:

  • You need to have a Swann account and be logged in to use the software.
  • You need to select the specific device you want to delete recordings from.
  • You need to select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.

Method 2: Using the Swann Security App

  1. Open the Swann Security app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Log in using your Swann account credentials.
  3. Tap on the “Playback” icon.
  4. Select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.
  5. Tap on the “Delete” button and confirm the deletion.

The three most important things to keep in mind when deleting recordings using the Swann Security app are:

  • You need to have a Swann account and be logged in to use the app.
  • You need to select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.
  • You can only delete recordings from one device at a time.

Method 3: Using the Swann DVR/NVR

  1. Power on your Swann DVR/NVR and log in.
  2. Go to the “Playback” menu.
  3. Select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.
  4. Press the “Delete” button and confirm the deletion.

The three most important things to keep in mind when deleting recordings using the Swann DVR/NVR are:

  • You need to have physical access to the DVR/NVR.
  • You need to select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.
  • You can only delete recordings from one device at a time.

Method 4: Using a USB Drive

  1. Insert a USB drive into your Swann DVR/NVR.
  2. Go to the “Export” menu and select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.
  3. Export the recordings to the USB drive.
  4. Remove the USB drive from the DVR/NVR.
  5. Format the USB drive on your computer to delete the recordings.

The three most important things to keep in mind when deleting recordings using a USB drive are:

  • You need a USB drive to export the recordings.
  • You need to format the USB drive on your computer to delete the recordings.
  • This method may not be available on all Swann Security System models.

Method 5: Using the Swann Web Interface

  1. Open a web browser on your computer and enter your Swann DVR/NVR’s IP address.
  2. Log in using your Swann account credentials.
  3. Go to the “Playback” menu.
  4. Select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.
  5. Click on the “Delete” button and confirm the deletion.

The three most important things to keep in mind when deleting recordings using the Swann Web Interface are:

  • You need to know your Swann DVR/NVR’s IP address to access the web interface.
  • You need to have a computer or device connected to the same network as your Swann DVR/NVR.
  • You need to select the date range for the recordings you want to delete.

Q: Can I delete recordings from my Swann security system remotely?

A: Yes, you can delete recordings from your Swann security system remotely using the SwannView Link app.

Q: Will deleting recordings from my Swann security system delete them from my hard drive?

A: Yes, deleting recordings from your Swann security system will delete them from your hard drive.

Q: Can I set my Swann security system to automatically delete old recordings?

A: Yes, you can set your Swann security system to automatically delete old recordings. Check your user manual for instructions on how to do this.

Conclusion:

Deleting recordings from your Swann security system is a straightforward process that can help keep your footage organized and your system running smoothly. By following our step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to delete recordings quickly and easily. If you have any further questions, consult your user manual or reach out to Swann’s customer support team.