Pros / Samsung Techwin has some of the best nighttime video quality in our review.

Cons / It is difficult to connect this system to the internet.

 Verdict / The Samsung Techwin system has excellent video quality, but it requires advanced knowledge to use its internet functionality.

Also known as Hanwha Techwin, Samsung Techwin is a former subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. It produces very good home surveillance cameras with nighttime video quality that's on par with the best home surveillance systems. However, the installation, particularly internet connectivity, can be difficult if you're not familiar with changing advanced settings on your router. The customer support options from Samsung Techwin are decent.

In our tests, Samsung Techwin's daytime video clarity was excellent close to the camera, poor at 10 feet and very good past 20 feet. The system had decent contrast that helps present a detailed image, but nowhere near that of the top performers in our review.

At night, the Samsung Techwin system is the third best in our review. The home surveillance cameras record excellent video close to the camera and at a distance of 20 feet. At 10 feet, the video quality is a little lower, and at 30 feet, the video loses much of its effectiveness. There was almost no graininess in the nighttime video, which made it easy to spot a person's face up to 30 feet from the camera.

The Samsung Techwin system in our review supports up to and comes with four cameras. The NVR has a 1TB hard drive. While the controls are about the same as other systems in our comparison, the installation process was difficult. The Samsung Techwin requires a little more work than some systems, which work almost as soon as you connect them to a router.

After installing the cameras, you need to navigate a complicated process in the user manual to view video over the internet. Some of the process involves changing your router's settings and linking to a remote server. Other systems in our review simply use a QR code to automatically perform this process, but you have to do it by hand with Samsung Techwin. This must be done before you can use the mobile app.

For technical support, you can contact Samsung Techwin via telephone or email. There is no option for live chat support. The system comes with a one-year warranty, which isn't as long as those of the best home surveillance systems.

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  • Video Quality - Day
  • Video Quality - Night
  • Ease of Use
  1. This score represents how well each system displayed video during the day.
    Higher is Better
  2. 8  Samsung Techwin
    84.0 %
  3. 1  Foscam
    96.0 %
  4. 2  Lorex
    96.0 %
  5. 3  Swann
    87.0 %
  6. Category Average
    86.89 %

Summary

Samsung Techwin competes well with other home surveillance systems in terms of video quality, especially at night. The installation process, however, isn't intuitive. There are better systems available that are easier to set up.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Recording Modes

Motion Detection
Continuous & Scheduled Recording

Storage

Storage Type
NVR
Storage Included
1TB
Monthly Pricing
N/A

Video Performance

Video Quality – Day
84%
Video Quality – Night
90%
Adjustable Resolution

Quick Picks

Standout Feature
Excellent Nighttime Video

Setup & Operation

Ease of Use
74%
Companion Mobile App
iPOLiS Mobile
Setup Difficulty
Advanced
Internet Connection Type(s)
Ethernet
Audio
$

At a Glance

Setup Type
Wired
Maximum Resolution
720p
Night Vision Range
82 ft
Field of View
100º
Outdoor Capable
Number of Cameras Included
4
Maximum Number of Cameras
4

Warranty & Support

Warranty
1 Year
Customer Support Options
Email; Phone