The PRO-1080MQB, PRO-4KMQB, PRO-10801AOC, and PRO-4K1DOME cameras have built-in microphones for 1-way audio recording via BNC connection.
They work with the model numbers below but NOT other variant models of DVR-4580, DVR-4680, DVR-5580 or DVR-5680.:
|Compatible DVR models
DVR-4580RN, DVR-4680RN, DVR-4685RN, DVR-5580RN, DVR-5680RN, DVR-4880RN
|DVR-4580RN, DVR-4680RN, DVR-4685RN, DVR-5580RN, DVR-5680RN, DVR-4880RN
Like many other companies that are affected by the Global electronics chipset shortage, Swann has had to use different chipsets to continue the 4680/5680 series while keeping the same core features and overall performance as the previous chipsets. As alternative chips have become available Swann has taken advantage of any newer technology these chips support including the ability to decode AOC (Audio over Coax). The decoding of this special audio stream is only supported by the updated chipset used in the "RN" models as noted above.
Note: When the MQB cameras are sold and shipped in a DVR kit they are already paired with a compatible RN DVR model.
PLANNING TO BUY A CAMERA WITH BUILT-IN MICROPHONE?
If you are planning to buy a PRO-1080MQB, PRO-4KMQB, PRO-10801AOC, or PRO-4K1DOME as an add-on camera, first check the exact model number of your recorder. There are 2 ways to do that as shown in the following information:
Check the sticker underneath the recorder and you should find your model number. The compatible DVRs as stated above are 4680RN and 5680RN. The sample sticker below is a DVR8-5680RN.
Access the Menu then go to System > Information and look for Device Type. The compatible DVR as stated above are 4680RN and 5680RN. The sample sticker below is a DVR8-5680RN
Of course if you need more assistance or advice on your camera selection, chat with one of our team who will be happy to offer help and advice.