Model # DWS-472

Internet #203563354

First Alert 4 CH MPEG-4 Digital Wireless DVR Surveillance System with (2) Indoor/Outdoor 420-TVL Cameras and 7-in. LCD Screen

Discontinued First Alert

4 CH MPEG-4 Digital Wireless DVR Surveillance System with (2) Indoor/Outdoor 420-TVL Cameras and 7-in. LCD Screen

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Product Overview

First Alert’s Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Security System includes (2) 420-TVL cameras, a 4-gigabyte SD card and a 7 in. portable LCD screen. The 7 in. LCD is the size of a tablet or reader and fits in your hands. Use this camera within 500 ft. of its receiver. You can program this unit to record at preset times or when it senses motion. Operate this surveillance system remotely with the LCD screen control (included with purchase). The digital camera transmits a color image wirelessly and has a 26 ft. range for night vision. You can even record video footage using the 2.4-gigabyte SD card and zoom up to 2-times. The DWS-472 uses a 2.4-GHz secure digital frequency to transmit video to its receiver from 500 ft. away. You can add an additional camera (DWC-400) for added surveillance. This product comes with a 1-year limited warranty that protects against defects in material and workmanship. First Alert invests time and research into providing dependable and hardworking products. Committed to innovation and value, First Alert improves safety in and around the house.

  • Comes with a 4-gigabyte SD card and a 7 in. portable LCD screen
  • Includes (2) 420-TVL cameras
  • Has a 500 ft. wireless range
  • 26 ft. of night vision makes this camera perfect for parking lot surveillance
  • Ideal for indoor and outdoor installation
  • Features 2-times zoom
  • Comes with a 2.4-gigabyte SD card to record video
  • This system uses a wireless transmission from the cameras to the receiver, each camera will be required to be plugged into an electrical outlet
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Name 4 CH MPEG-4 Digital Wireless DVR Surveillance System with (2) Indoor/Outdoor 420-TVL Cameras and 7-in. LCD Screen 4-Channel True HD 2TB HDD Wireless CCTV with 4-Autopair Waterproof IR Cameras Built-In Monitor and Router Wireless HD 1080p 4-Channel 1TB DVR Security System with 3 Bullet Cameras iSecurity 4-Channel 480TVL Digital Wireless Indoor/Outdoor 4 Cameras System Kit with Remote Viewing
Brand First Alert Crystal Vision Defender SecurityMan
Ratings (10) (28) (38) (8)
Number of Cameras Included 2 4 3 4
Number of Channels 4 4 4 4
Camera Connection Wireless Cameras Wireless Cameras Wireless Cameras Wireless Cameras
Camera Technology Analog/ Direct Digital Digital Digital
Recording Resolution CIF - 352x240 HD-720 - 1280x720 HD-1080 - 1920x1080 Full D1 - 720x480
Features 3-Axis Adjustable Camera,Covert,Microphone,Night Vision,Optical Zoom,Remote Monitoring Color Display,Covert,Day/Night Mode,High Definition,IP Camera,Infrared,Night Vision,Remote Monitoring,Smartphone Compatible,Wireless Camera Compatible 3-Axis Adjustable Camera,App Controlled,Ceiling Mountable,Color Display,Day/Night Mode,HDMI Port,High Definition,Infrared,Night Vision,Remote Monitoring,Smartphone Compatible,USB Connector,Wireless,Wireless Camera Compatible Audio Alert/Siren,Audio Recording,Cloud Recording,Night Vision,Remote Monitoring,SD Recording,Touch Screen Monitor,USB Connection,Visual Alert,WiFi Enabled
Camera Resolution 420 TVL 1280 TVL 1080 TVL 480 TVL
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Screen Size (In.)


Camera Connection
Wireless Cameras
Camera Resolution
420 TVL
Camera Technology
Analog/ Direct
Camera Type
3-Axis Adjustable Camera,Covert,Microphone,Night Vision,Optical Zoom,Remote Monitoring
Hard Drive Size
2GB to 4GB
Maximum Record Time (hrs)
Night Vision Distance (ft.)
Number of Cameras Included
Number of Channels
Recording Resolution
CIF - 352x240
Smart Device Enabled
Smart Home
Smart Home Enabled
Storage Capacity
8 GB and under
Wireless Cameras

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does Home Depot install home security

i want 4 outdoor/motion light detection/night vision/surveillance/monitor indoor/recording security cameras installed
Asked by: Ludel
Hi Ludel! Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. The Home Depot partners with installers and home service professionals in your local area for all installation services. Please call us at The Home Depot Home Services at 1-800-557-5221 to schedule an appointment. You can get more information about Installation Services here: Please contact us at 1-800-430-3376 for further online assistance or to speak with our online customer service team.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-06-24

Does it keep reording when the sd card is full?

Asked by: Jewels
No, this will not continue to record if the SD card runs out of space.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-04-05

can i buy more cameras from Home Depot?

I would like to buy two more cameras for the First Alert 4CH MPEG-4 Wireless DVR Surveillance System? They have 420-TVL Cameras. Does Home Depot sell them?
Asked by: kaydu
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. We carry a Wireless 420 TVL Indoor/Outdoor Video Surveillance Camera Internet # 203875970. This item is currently in stock online. For any other questions, please call us at Customer Service 800-430-3376. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-03-28

Can I access live feeds from my iPhone or do I have to carry the security monitor around?

If I have to carry the security monitor around for live streaming then I assume it also will need to be connected to the internet.
Asked by: Holly
The DWS model is not programmed for internet (it is basically "closed circuit"). The DWH model is smart device enabled.
Answered by: EMS
Date published: 2015-12-01
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Customer Reviews

4 CH MPEG-4 Digital Wireless DVR Surveillance System with (2) Indoor/Outdoor 420-TVL Cameras and 7-in. LCD Screen is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Setup and Instructions are straight forward I should have bought the unit with 4 cameras instead of just the unit with 2 cameras. I liked it so much I ordered 2 additional cameras and it would have been cheaper to order it with all 4. Easy set up and the instructions are easy to follow. The only thing I regret and it was my fault I read that I could use it remotely but you cannot be at work and view thru the computer. The description reads: Operate this surveillance system remotely with the LCD screen control (included with purchase). and I thought I could be at work and operate it thru the computer or remotely but you can't. At least not that I can tell.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A well designed system I had a Defiant system, without video. The receiver quit 2 1/2 years after purchase (out of warranty). It took me a week to get a response via email and I finally got a current phone #. They offered me a discount on a 1 camera system. With the discounts, it matched the sale prices. I was very irritated that it broke at 2.5 years. Defiant cameras won't work with First Alert. The First Alert seems to be better quality and have a more user friendly format. The First Alert system is perfectly designed for small business, but is very adaptable for any environment. With the video receiver, I can hide it any place so perps can't find it. That's why I went wireless. Quality made, well designed, and hopefully, lots of longevity.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from real good I think these cameras are great. You will need an electrical outlet where ever you decide to install the cameras. Also make sure to read the manual step by step it took me a couple of hours till i finally got it. EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great System! Easy to set up, Reliable and Good Images These cameras are real outdoor cameras. They have an IP-66 rating and live up to it. They have been out in this New England spring from April to current, mid-June and are doing fine. This Spring it has been very rainy & stormy with a lot of temperature swings from freezing to 90F. The monitor is relatively easy to set up. Small learning curve, nothing major. Being wireless the monitor can be placed anywhere. The monitor has an A/V output that can be connected to remote TVs and can viewed in different rooms. The only drawback is that the monitor shuts off when the A/V jack is plugged in, so a local display is also required. I ordered a couple 9” digital TVs with optional A/V inputs for this purpose. Inexpensive and does the trick. The camera doesn’t connect directly to the internet which is a plus for me, I didn’t want to have to deal with an internet connection anyway. But with the memory card I can check to see what went on using the monitor or a PC. The monitor has a nice set-up to quickly check through the day looking for deliveries etc. I set my cameras out side of my windows I using a block of wood and all weather Velcro. The camera mount is screwed to the block and the block is attached to the house with the all weather Velcro. The power wire is fished in through the bottom of the window and plugged into a nearby outlet. One camera is on a tree. I spliced in some speaker wire from the AC adapter (5VDC output) and its connector and ran it out to a tree. The adapter remained indoors out of the weather. Only the 5VDC runs outside.
Date published: 2013-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected Signal? My camera is outside app 65 feet from the screen. Excellent picture through distance and 3 standard walls, wood drywall insulation. Great. Camera is under an eave of the detached garage. For general viewing of an isolated area its great. When outside even with the least sensitive setting it will record almost always when in the motion setting Bugs flying by. Wind blowing tree branches, and other things set it off. Day or night. But you can just erase the memory every few days or weeks. If you are going away for 10 days or more get a larger memory card. Otherwise, easy setup and user friendly. Need outlet for cameras. Also, There is Human support when u call. Other brands had recorded help with no chance to talk to anyone.
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good, simple and straight forward After much research, and not really needing remote viewing capability, we decided on the DWS 472. If you want that feature get the DWH 471, also its' monitor is touch screen (this one is buttons). We have multiple dogs and wanted to monitor them, esp. overnight. Baby monitors cost almost as much, don't record, and once you've figured out who's doing what, can't go outside. All the other reviewers are correct. Shipping time was as stated. Set up is easy, video clear. Monitor is mostly self-explanatory. Owner's manual doesn't say if recording takes place while the monitor is turned off. Thanks to the living, breathing customer serv. rep., it does not, but does if put in "power saving" mode. The manual also does not tell you that you can "fast forward" through "event log". Just toggle up on the "navigation ring". Warranty is 1 year. We may get an extra cam just to keep one in the house. Now "Mom" really does have eyes in the back of her head!
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from goldilocks security i set up the system which was relatively easy. the wireless did well in my old brick walled house. unfortunately i could not get the cameras to record only motion. i adjusted the sensitivity and tried repeatedly. i either got nothing or multiple recordings of no motion. i called and a new one is coming. i hope it works better.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good system horrible software While the system itself is good the software it comes with to read the micro SD card is worthless for court cases or police evidence. With the sect24 media player all the files are in nxt format windows won't recognize it you can't zoom it up or convert it to avi files so your stuck with tiny quad pics I have been searching for a convertor with no success do yourself a favor and get a good IP system
Date published: 2015-08-21
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