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16 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR


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16 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR
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16 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR
  Review by Frank Aylor on Apr 30, 2014
This is quite an amazing DVR and I am really happy with its quality and performance. As far as installation is concerned, it was basically ready to go right out of the box. It's really nothing more that plugging in all the wires and cables and turning the recorder on. Of course you can program the electronic features of the DVR and that is one of the characteristics that make it so powerful. This machine is jammed packed with all sorts of features from motion detect recording to Internet based or network based remote access by several people at once. Security Camera King's "Federal Series" resolution (960H format resolution) is the definitely the bridge between the non-megapixel and the megapixel type systems, but at 960H you are getting resolution that is just shy of the lowest megapixel resolution with equipment that is much less expensive. Security Camera King makes the claim that this Federal Series recorder optimizes the latest 960H camera sensor chips and I believe that. The video recorded is clear, color correct, and in technical terms may not be considered high definition, but is very, very similar. I would recommend this DVR.
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  Review by Terri Bieng on Feb 27, 2014
After just getting an entry level computer tech position right out of college, I couldn't afford one of these for myself, but I intend to some day in the future. This machine is amazing! 16 cameras running at the same time, all of them 700TVL recording at a resolution of 960H is like the epitome of analog video transmitting technology. That alone is harrowing, but when you consider all the other features this DVR has to offer, all I can say is that this one recorder is just the complete package. I personally found it easy to install and set up and not too difficult to configure. The On Screen Display (OSD) menu is like using a typical computer menu. Granted the owner's manual is lacking in instruction, but it wasn't hard for me to figure out what I needed to know with a little bit of experimentation. It's nice to know that Security Camera King has a technical support unit for back up if they are ever needed. The recorded videos are very sharp and fine in resolution, and very colorful. The unit does an excellent job.
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  Review by T. Bowers on Jan 21, 2014
We purchased this DVR to go along with our system for our building. We didn't purchase the Security Camera King package because we needed several different cameras including a PTZ. This DVR handles all of them perfectly. All of them are 700TVL cameras and if I'm not mistaken just about all of them have the newer 960H sensor in them and they do a great job in combination with this DVR. The recorded video is clear and colorful and I love the "wide screen" type format. The DVR is pretty easy to use once you get used to where things are located and hat to change on the On Screen Display. I really like the 5 minute playback feature because it makes finding footage easier as well as the other search options. This is a well rounded quality piece of equipment. I'd have no second thoughts about purchasing another one if I needed it.
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  Review by Pilar, Juan (New Jersey USA) on Dec 02, 2013
A customer of mine bought this from you o n their own and asked me to install it. I must admit, since becoming my own independent contractor, this is the first one of your DVR's I have actually installed. Installation was easy and I do believe that this unit really does optimize the results from a 700TVL 960H sensor camera. The only thing I'm not "full out" on is the DVR instructions for the customer. Not very well written and could use some improvement. On the other hand, I believe Security Camera King will be getting some additional orders from me in the future.
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Very Happy With The 16 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR
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  Review by Paul Kocher on Sep 23, 2013
Seriously, the shortest way to write a review for this DVR is to list what it doesn't have. Likewise, the longest way to write a review is to list what it DOES have. I'm going to shoot for somewhere in the middle and tell you what I like the most about. Before I begin, you are in a hurry and don't want to read my entire review here is the short of it; it's a great recorder, performs very well, produces high quality video footage, and comes with Security Camera King's great technical support.

I think 960H is a great way to "squeeze" just a little more resolution out of a standard TVL system without having to go to an IP network or HD-SDI megapixel system. Sure the megapixel cameras have great detail and clarity but the 960H systems do pretty well and their price keeps things real. As I said before, this unit comes loaded with a ton of features that can be extremely useful. If you want to know what they are you can check the specifications sheets because I don't intend to list them all. Besides the multiple monitor displays, audio recording, two-way audio, alarms, PTZ control and other options this DVR seems to extract the most out of today's newer 960H camera sensor chips. There really is a difference. The other things I like the most about this DVR is its multiple data handling uses, especially for commercial enterprise use. The DVR actually has two gigabit ports to connect to your network and they can be configured to work independently or together. I addition, it has multiple external backup options including USB and eSATA, but another feature I think is great is the ability to use FTP. For customers who are extremely focused on data protection, you can actually use FTP (if your network has the capability) to back or send recordings to a totally different server/hard drive located in an entirely different geographic location (thousands of miles away if need be).

Finally, although it is not an inherent feature of the Federal Series DVR, Security Camera King offers some of the best video security camera technical support I have ever experienced. For starter, their techs speak English, clearly, and they have experience with working with these devices. They also have a strong desire to make sure you are satisfied and happy. Can't beat 'em!
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  Review by Tresler, Jim (South Carolina) on Aug 28, 2013
This is an excellent machine and Security Camera King gives excellent customer service. When it comes to a Non-IP megapixel camera or Non-HD-SDI megapixel camera, this DVR is at the top of the surveillance camera food chain! It's hard to beat the wide screen format high resolution recording that this unit produces and it's really incredible that it is capable of doing it in real time (30 frames per second) for all 16 channels simultaneously. It also has all the goodies that you would expect to come with a high quality security "Center" no just a DVR. In addition to the great resolution video recording, it has 16 channels of no-distortion audio, up to 16 channels of alarm inputs with 5 channels going out and, you can set the alarms to trigger camera events using the DVRs On Screen Display menu. It also has multiple monitor options, multiple internal hard drive options, multiple file handling options---it darn near has multiple everything. We are very pleased with our new Federal DVR and I really do think that it optimizes the new 960H camera sensors for a better video.
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Review by Ricky Tucker on Aug 15, 2013
i have owned 5 DVR's including HD machines. This dvd by far is the best DVR I have ever owned and to top that off their technical support is off the chain. Those guys really care at security camera king..You Guys Rock! Thank You For The Great Support!
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  Review by Sgt. Greg Allen on Jul 29, 2013
We use this DVR in our government operated facility. We purchased this model because of government specification requirements and because we have had good success with your company in the past. Initially, some years ago we used to be forced to put everything out for bid and take the lowest bidder and 9 times out of 10 that spelled disaster for us. This Security Camera King 960H resolution 16 Channel DVR works great, demonstrates excellent performance, and produces vibrant, clear, color video recordings that make facial features, individual identification, and other detail related applications a standard issue subject.
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  Review by Patty Penuchii, USFS on Jul 24, 2013
We recently purchased your 16 Channel Federal Series DVR for our facility. Since I am the IT specialist that serves this location, I was nominated for the job of installing it (I'm still trying to figure out what makes an IT specialist the candidate for installing a video security system.) At any rate install it I did and I must say the system does work great! We purchased the DVR and other components of the system as a custom package because we needed several different types of cameras, including a Pan Tilt Zoom camera. Whenever possible, we ordered 700TVL resolution cameras with the Sony Effio 960H sensor. What a great video recording!

We also ordered the DVR with 8 internal hard drives, in a RAID configuration of 4 pairs for maximum data protection. Video footage data storage and integrity our most important to our application; we FTP the entire drives occasionally to back them up, clean them out and start with fresh, empty drives again so we wanted the maximum amount of storage that we could get in the RAID configuration. Although I don't doubt Security Camera King's product quality, we have had one too many instances in the past where government contract computer hard drives have crashed and we can't afford to lose the data on this system. Should we ever need to burn a DVD (we haven't had to yet) we'll just copy the files to one of our computers and burn the DVD from there.

We had considered purchasing an RFID card security entry system but after looking at many of the systems and considering the cost of installation and operation we had second thought. Our main concern was alarm protection of our exterior doors. When we realized the DVR came with alarm support even though it is not RFID card security, that was sufficient enough for our needs so we use that and it has saved us a lot of money. Actually, we have a few triggers set up inside the facility and have programmed the DVR to initiate a recording sequence based on those triggers being set off.

We also purchased your powered microphones and power splitter and record audio on several channels. Works great! Although we do use on external HDMI High definition LCD monitor, we actually don't use it as much as we do our computers. The monitor is located in the server room (we have mounted the DVR on our server frame rack) and we use the monitor when we are in the server room working. Otherwise, we have downloaded your remote access apps and run them off our computers and really use our computer monitors as the monitors for the system. Since we can control most of the DVR functions from the computer, it saves us the hassle of having to go to the server room to monitor or make any adjustments to the system. This is a high quality, high performance DVR and so far we are 100% satisfied with its performance.
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  Review by Marabilis, Mark (Tennessee USA) on Jun 03, 2013
Not a lot of people are into a 960H display resolution DVR but some of my customers actually require it because either they themselves are familiar with it and they like it, or their company/organization has contract specs they have to follow that require it. I can see why, the display is larger and truer without shape distortion that often appears on the other formats. Often, you won't even recognize this slight distortion on other formats, until you see a Federal series display. This recorder in particular is magnificent. Full enterprise ready all the way, commercial customers will have nothing lacking when they purchase this unit. It has all the "bells and whistles" you would expect from a quality security system and Security Camera King's great technical support department to back it up both while installing the unit and after the nit is installed (general operating questions). If you are going to purchase a DVR with a whopping display resolution of 960 X 480 you might as well take advantage of the viewing potential as well and that is exactly what Security Camera King has done with this unit. We actually use all three main monitor outputs and they work great (HDMI, VGA, and BNC) and we also use a couple of spot monitors. In fact, as far as display options go, about the only thing we don't use is the video matrixing output. The 960H display is just too enticing not to promote. It's the best thing you can get from an analog system. Although this recorder can also record in D1 and CIF, we've had no use for that and maintain all our cameras at 960H. The DVR was pretty easy to install and is compatible with most cameras. This unit really excels in the area of remote user access. Up to twenty remote users can access the unit at the same time via just about any modern Internet device; a personal computer, smart phone, tablet, etc. I've never experienced and bog downs or crashes due to multiple remote user access and that is probably because of the dual gigabit network connection ports the unit has that increase it's over all performance and capacity. And with Security Camera King's PSS software you can basically control everything from your computer without needing to sit in front of the DVR (oh and by the way, Security Camera King makes all their apps and programs downloadable for free). If you are looking for a quality "full size" type display analog DVR with 16 channels, this one is a great purchase. It's the next best thing to network IP megapixel systems without the expense.
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