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16 Channel Hybrid Ultimate Series H.264 DVR / NVR


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16 Channel Hybrid Ultimate Series H.264 DVR / NVR
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16 Channel Hybrid Ultimate Series H.264 DVR / NVR
  Review by Adkins, Kevin (Pennsylvania USA) on Apr 17, 2014
If you already have an analog transmission based system and want to expand the number of analog cameras and or experiment with IP network cameras I would definitely recommend this hybrid unit. Even if you don't already have a system and our purchasing a new one for the first time, you may fine this useful by using cheaper analog 700TVL D1 cameras for overviews while using the IP megapixels for things like facial identification. I found that some of the advantages of using this Security Camera King hybrid DVR/NVR is that there are a lot of features available on this model that are not available on competing brands equivalent type models. The video quality is amazing using the network side and even when using the analog cameras. It's nice to have the motion detection feature which works very well and can be used simultaneously with continuous record. Being able to set up the monitor screens the way you want also makes camera viewing easy and is a plus. The remote access feature works great on my Galaxy but just so you are aware viewing in this mode is limited to groups of four cameras at a time. I'm no network or computer genius so I contacted technical support a few times. Each time I got the same results, kind, courteous reps. that were very knowledgeable and very willing to help me solve my issues.
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  Review by Joe Tresler on Mar 08, 2014
This is a high quality recorder from Security Camera King that has given us the ability to utilize our 16 700TVL cameras as well as experience IP network technology without making the total commitment to a completely brand new network system. The irony of purchasing this recorder is that we have decided NOT to go with a network system in the future, which I suppose I should explain. Our decision has nothing to with this particular hybrid DVR/NVR recorder but with the idea of a network system in general. We decided to use the hybrid so we could see first hand examples of the difference between our analog system cameras and a megapixel camera system. Obviously, if the added expense of any type of megapixel based camera system is not an issue, then the clarity, definition, and details of this type of security video just can't be beat. To say we were impressed with megapixel system quality videos would be an understatement. However, after making a unanimous decision that the next new video security system we get will be a megapixel system, and after additional research, this hybrid has helped us to determine that we will purchase an HD-SDI based system instead of a network system. Not so much because we don't like the IP network megapixel system but we'll be able to obtain the same ideal megapixel quality definition recording while using some of our same cabling and without the need for any advanced knowledge of hoe to operate and maintain a network. As for this particular hybrid recorder, the performance goes beyond impressive and the features seem darn near limitless. To be able to have the benefit of D1 resolution on all 16 analog cameras and then apply variable camera numbers, resolutions, and frame rates on the network side is great! We really "load up" this recorder by using many features and just about all physical options including sound, alarms, multiple monitors including matrix and spot monitors, etc. in addition to the multiple user simultaneous remote access function and it handles all well, without interruption. With all the electronic usage going on inside this unit I don't know how it doesn't melt down but it honestly doesn't heat up much either. If a 16 channel D! hybrid is what you are looking for, we recommend it.
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  Review by Vince Corporell on Mar 04, 2014
This is an excellent unit for recording D1 resolution 700TVL cameras and high definition IP network megapixel cameras. The clarity and definition is extremely good, especially with the megapixel camera recordings although the D1 resolution is pretty darn good as well. I'm no professional, yet I still installed this hybrid (and the rest of the system) myself without too much difficulty. I did have a couple of issues when I started configuring everything so I made the call to Security Camera King and talked with their technical support staff. They are an excellent group of people and helped me get things going in no time. I'd definitely recommend this hybrid to some one else.
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  Review by Ken Saddler on Mar 02, 2014
It's one thing to have a recorder that can handle simultaneous recording of 16 cameras at a resolution of 960H and 30 frames per second but to add IP network coverage to that is insane in my opinion, especially at a resolution as high as 2 megapixels (1080p). I would normally expect from a recorder like this dropped frames, "blue screen" type crashes or some other performance problem, but I have to admit, I haven't encountered one since setting up our system. In addition, there are a wealth of features that make this unit all the more versatile in use and coverage. I know that we will never have a problem with the identification of an individual with our system unless they are wearing a complete mask and they better put it on outside the viewing area of our cameras. We do utilize two simultaneous main monitors using the HDMI and eSATA ports and the work just fine. We also use some of the loop outs for certain areas of our store. We have also made use of the audio functions and find that the Security Camera King powered microphones do a reasonable job of pickup form the location of the camera mount. Over all we are very please with the performance of this unit. The operating manual could use a lot of improvement and I can't say I didn't contact Security Camera King's technical support department which definitely deserves a shout-out for the great service. Five stars on me for this one!
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  Review by T. Russell on Jan 22, 2014
Wow is thing ever loaded with options. This is a great hybrid recorder for use where 16 analog security video cameras will suffice (at D1 resolution and 30 frames per second rate) but a few very high resolution IP network cameras are also needed for those specific tasks that require the identification of fine details. I must say it's also interesting to have a unit where you can look at a 700TVL camera at D1 versus a megapixel camera at 1080p and compare the two. When we first considered this type of set up we thought the DVR and the rest of the system may be a task that would be a bit over our heads, but as it turned out it wasn't bad at all. Our biggest obstacle was configuring everything through the hybrid DVR/NVR and we contacted the support department at Security Camera King and they helped right through everything with ease. The recorder handles both the analog and the megapixel camera recordings extremely well and comes with so many extras they are too numerous to list here. Suffice it to say we are happy with this unit not only because it performs well and produces high quality video recordings but it also saves us money by allowing us to use 16 700TVL cameras along with a couple of megapixels so we don't have to purchase all IP network cameras (which are more expensive).
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  Review by Karne, Hosh (South Carolina USA) on Dec 03, 2013
Placed my order with Security Camera King on line and received this unit within 3 days. It was easy to set up the DVR side of things it took a little more effort and a telephone call to Security Camera King's support department to finish the NVR side. Unit works great, has plenty of storage and additional features. I would recommend this to anyone that needs a few megapixel resolution cameras to accompany an analog transmission (TVL resolution type) camera system.
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  Review by Dan Moylan on Sep 29, 2013
Excellent hybrid recorder. You'll be amazed when you see the difference in recordings between the DVR cameras and the NVR cameras. The real advantage for us with this recorder is it allows us to maintain the cheaper TVL resolution cameras for surveillance that doesn't require the high definition resolution yet provides us with a few additional cameras that can produce that high definition video. Good unit.
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  Review by Victor Lipnickey on Sep 25, 2013
This is a nice unit and I'll credit Security Camera King for coming up with a reasonable price for it as well. Installation is not any more difficult that installing a DVR or an NVR, basically you just make sure all the cables are plugged into the right places. The 16 analog based channels do an excellent job of recording D1 resolution video at 30 frames per second realtime with clarity and good color reproduction. I know this hybrid is loaded to the brim with features but it would be nice if they could find the room to put in one more, a 4 port POE power supply switch for the IP megapixel cameras. That would really do the trick for me.

IP network based systems require access to a network or Internet in order to indirectly access the hybrid DVR/NVVR. So when you purchase this unit, unless you plan on powering each of your network cameras individually and have some sort of internal routing mechanism for each camera, you'll also need to purchase a (preferable) POE (Power Over the Ethernet) network switch. Once again, for people who might be little leery of this network stuff it's not as difficult as it sounds. The POE switch simply provides power to the cameras using the CAT5 Ethernet cables they are attached to and also transmit the video over. The switch then takes care of switching or routing the signals of your cameras to your network or the Internet so they will reach the NVR portion of your unit quickly and intact. However, an internal unit would simply mean all you would have to do is run the cables and plug them in to the hybrid.

Make no mistake, I haven't had a customer that wasn't satisfied with this unit and the system I set up for them yet. This recorder makes for a great application when you need multiple camera coverage greater than 8 in analog fashion at a good D1 resolution and additional super high resolution high definition (like 1080p) on just a few additional cameras. This is great for retail stores that want to monitor their product aisles for example with the D1 cameras and use the high resolution cameras and checkouts, registers, and/or entrances. This is an excellent system with a lot of useful additional features. If anything may seem to complicated or difficult to manage, I can tell you from personal experience that Security Camera King's technical support department is one of the best, if not THE best in the industry and they will help you through any snags.
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  Review by John Beates on Sep 06, 2013
I like this hybrid DVR/NVR because not only does it perform well but it contains a lot of features that I can't find in other competing brands. When these units first hit the market, I think the initial thought was that the majority of the consumers would purchase them to help bridge the gap between the traditional non-digital transmission over coaxial cable to the totally network IP megapixel camera. However, I have found another niche, if you will, for these hybrid units. Many of my customers prefer to have D1 resolution for their outside cameras, aisle cameras, and general security cameras and so on. However, these same customers, often in the retail business, prefer the best resolution they can get at the checkout counter or cash register for obvious reasons. Heck, with a properly set 1080p resolution camera at the checkout area facial recognition isn't even a question; in fact some of the smallest features are recorded. But even more so, money transactions, merchandise, credit cards, etc, can often be accounted for with these types of cameras. Hence, these customers use the traditional 16 channel DVR side of the hybrid for the non-megapixel resolution requiring tasks and use a few IP network megapixel cameras where needed without having to purchase a network system or two separate systems period.

If you run the recording a lot, you are going to eat up a lot of internal hard disk space over time, so it's nice that this model also comes big enough to afford room for the optional internal DVD burner and extra internal hard disk drives as well. As far as I'm concerned, everything else is standard Security Camera King quality which is normally at a level above the rest in the market. I've had a good experience with this hybrid unit and so have my customers. I have yet to receive any complaints from them and I have had no trouble calls at all. While I'm on it, let me say that Security Camera King also has a fantastic technical support staff and they are willing to help you whether the task is large or small and regardless if you are a professional in the security camera business or someone that prefers to handle the work themselves.
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Nice Hybrid, Works Great!
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  Review by Dan Juilfs on Aug 28, 2013
Since the auto industry started using the term "hybrid" it kind of has the connotation that it is something that runs slower but takes less energy. Forget about that. Hybrid in this case means part IP network megapixel security camera recording and part non-IP network megapixel security camera recording. Security Camera King's 16 Channel Hybrid Ultimate Series DVR/NVR does a great job of handling not only 16 channels of D1 resolution video recording at a realtime rate of 30 frames per second, but in addition IP network megapixel camera recordings at well. It process both types of signals simultaneously with ease and has no problem still performing of functions that you expect from a top-notch quality unit. I'm very pleased and impressed with my new hybrid.
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