Our Federal Series DVR features embedded Linux OS, remote monitoring from anywhere in the world, audio recording on all channels and H.264 compression. This is NOT a PC based DVR which is subject to viruses and hacking. This is a standalone unit built for only one purpose.
The Federal Series DVR is the state-of-the-art in digital surveillance technology. This DVR features professional grade components and is manufactured to industrial standards. Its advanced functionality makes this one of the best standalone systems on the market today.
This unit is all about versatility. With HDMI, VGA and BNC Video outputs, you can operate several different monitors simultaneously. And, with the included Matrix output, you can also run a separate monitor that can be programmed to display a completely different series of cameras! Need to output a single camera to its own monitor? This is not a problem with our built-in loop connectors. Every channel has its own BNC output that can be used to provide video to a monitor, a multiplexer, or anywhere you need it!
The Federal Series records real-time video and audio at either CIF (360 x 240) or 4CIF (704 x480) or 960H (960 x 480) resolution on every channel. That's right! This unit can record up to 960 x 480 at 30fps on all channels simultaneously. Match this capability against any other DVR on the market today and you will see why this is truly an amazing DVR! It is ideal for use in casinos, for license plate capture, facial detection or anywhere that high resolution images are paramount.
The Federal Series DVR is amazingly simple to setup and operate. An intuitive mouse-driven interface provides very simple point-and-click control over all functions and settings. In addition, the unit also includes an IR remote control. The jog shuttle control can be used to easily fast forward, rewind, and advance frame by frame. Up to 16 channels can be played back at the same time at the DVR, and 4 channels can be played back via the web interface or client software.
This DVR features two Gigabit network ports. One can be configured to take over if the network should fail on the other or they can be set up to load balance offering the ability to stream more data at one time.The built-in Web server allows you to perform most every function of the DVR remotely with Internet Explorer. Client software is also included to allow you to centrally monitor multiple Ultimate Series units simultaneously. Two-way audio over the network or Internet is also standard on the Federal Series. So, not only can you hear what is going on, you can interact. This DVR supports up to 20 simultaneous network or Internet users. With Dynamic DNS support, it is not necessary to have a static IP address on your network in order to remotely access this DVR. This saves you money, as most ISPs charge extra for a static IP address.
Having the ability to remotely view your system is great, but what if you are on the road and just can't monitor your system all the time. This is no problem with the Federal Series DVRs highly flexible email capability. Just set up a standard POP email account and have the system email you anywhere based on any criteria you choose. Many of our customers have emails sent to their cell phone for real time alerts. You choose email triggers that you want, and the DVR does the rest.
Storage capacity will never be a problem with the Federal Series DVR. Up to 8 SATA hard disk drives can be installed if no burner is mounted, and up to 6 SATA drives can be installed if you choose to use the DVD-RW drive. In addition, the DVR supports eSATA to allow you to use removable external eSATA drives to store your footage. RAID hard disk management keeps your data safe from hard drive failures, while FTP backup and recording functionality ensures your video is safe even if the DVR is destroyed.
Video can be backed up to a DVD-RW or a USB thumb drive for safe keeping or in the event that you must give the footage to the police. Video can also be saved right on your PC for easy access.
The easy 3D mouse operated PTZ control allows you to control any PTZ camera. Just click on the screen and drag your mouse around. The PTZ camera follows the mouse pointer so you can smoothly and accurately follow any objects of interest.
This system runs on a rock solid Linux embedded OS, with embedded web server, and digital signal processors to bring you the most powerful network-based digital video recorder available. This high end system will provide you with everything you need other than a monitor. If you tie the system into your network, you wont even need a monitor to view your DVR.
The Federal Series DVR comes with an industry leading FULL 3 YEAR WARRANTY !!
And don't forget that we provide support for every step of your installation project.
***Please note: In most cases we will be able to remotely assist you in the configuration of your computer network for remote DVR viewing. However, we cannot be responsible for complex network configuration or the performance of your internet connection.***
CIF @ 30fps / D1 @ 30fps / 960h @ 30fps
CIF (352x240) / D1(704x480) / 960h (928x480)
VGA / BNC / HDMI
Internal DVD Burner Support
Smart Phone Access/Push Notification
Motion Activated Recording
Simultaneous Remote Users
Unboxing of the 4CH Federal Series DVR
This is the unboxing video of our 4CH Federal Series DVR.
Local Interface Our DVRs
This is a quick video to show you how the local interface of our DVRs work.
Remote Viewing via Web Interface for DVRs
This video is a quick demo of remote access web interface to our DVRs. All of our DVRs can be connected to remotely in this manner. You can use Internet Explorer or any browser that supports ActiveX. Additionally, we have software available for remote access from MAC computers.
Quick Demo Of Our Video Management Software
This video is a quick demo of our video management software (PSS) that allows you to remotely connect to multiple DVRs, NVRs and IP cameras at multiple locations at once. With this software, you can set up camera groups, E-Maps, control PTZs, listen to audio and configure all the DVRs, NVRs and IP cameras. If you own multiple businesses or homes this software is ideal for you.
TechproSS Plus iPhone Demo
This is a quick demo of our new redesigned TechproSS Plus App for iPhone, iPods and iPads. This software is packed with a lot of new features that will allow you to remotely or locally view and manage your Techvision CCTV surveillance system
TechproSS Plus iPad Demo
This is a quick demonstration of our new app for iPad. TechproSS Plus is packed with awesome features allowing you to remotely see your cameras, manage sub stream resolution, activate alarm inputs and much more.
TechproSS Plus Android Demo
This is a quick video demonstration of our new App for Android TechproSS Plus.
In this video you will see some of the features that this app offers such as channel configuration, Push notifications, Playback and more.
4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR
Review by Frank Eppy on May 31, 2013
I own a large franchised gas station/convenience store that is open 24/7. We are located off of a major interstate highway that gets a tremendous amount of travel, so our customers are both local regulars and one time pass-through travelers. I already own a Security Camera King 16 Channel Ultimate security system that covers my pumps, indoor merchandise, and check out counters. However, I recently acquire two new ATM machines. The machines have built in cameras (I guess--I don't own them) that are activated during transactions. But I am responsible for their general care and safety so to speak. So I have purchased the Security Camera King 4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR along with 4 cameras specifically for the ATMs. I like the size and resolution of the recording on the Federal DVR for this reason and I use two cameras on each ATM with the maximum size sensor chips to take advantage of the 960H display. I've beefed up the hard drive disk storage quite a bit so I can keep archive footage on the machine for quite a long amount of time. I have the DVR set up to record based on motion detection which saves even more space on the hard drive storage. The recorded video is as smooth as a movie or TV program. The picture is clear and sharp and the colors are very accurate. Facial identification is always possible regardless of how the ATM's camera works. I have connected the DVR to my stores network system using the dual gigabit ports so that I have complete monitoring access to the cameras anytime I want, if I should need it. To be on the "safe" side, I record audio in one camera at each location. It works great. Having two DVRs on my system and tying them into the Internet was a little beyond my capability, but Security Camera King's support staff did an excellent job of helping me get things set up. Definitely a referrable product and a reputable company.
4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Real Time Security DVR
Review by George Whitfield, Whitfiled Services LTd. Canada on May 01, 2013
You really just can't beat this display! Security Camera King's Federal Series 4 Channel DVR can record at 960H resolution in real-time on all four channels simultaneously and that means a more realistic display without the bending distortion or fisheye type effect of other video formats. Sure, 3.6mm wide angle lens still distort but it you look carefully on many other types of resolution formats the picture is not exactly proportional. It's a little like watching an old square TV versus watching a movie at a movie theater. That's because of the 960 X 480 pixels per camera at 30 frames per second per camera. That's one heck of a good recording resolution for a non IP megapixel type camera. Actually, the resolution of a 960H is kind of like the go-between for the analog cameras and the lowest megapixel camera resolution (720p). So it runs a fairly competitive second with some of the lower end network megapixel cameras. Although the unit only controls four cameras, it comes in a large 2U case but it is still rack mountable. The case allows room for a DVD burner and extra internal hard drives for larger storage capacity. Or, as in our case, you can opt not to have the DVD burner installed and just use the extra space for more storage, up to 24 Terabytes (which can be used up more quickly than you might imagine recording continuously at 960H). Not only does it display more but it has a double Internet or network connection too! The DVR has two RJ45 Ethernet cable jacks that can be used to increase your total bandwidth usage ( it can handle up to 20 network users at once), or if you feel the need, to use as a backup system to one another. When we use these dual ports to connect to our network there is definitely no lagging or slowness of the remote access usage on the part of the DVR. The DVR offers good smooth multifunction usage with quick responses and smooth video. It is really quite amazing to think that it can handle all those tasks at once. Even my personal computer can't do all of that. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this DVR and as far as failure rate is concerned, that hasn't even been an issue and if it does I feel secure with the included full 3 year warranty!
4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR
Review by T. Frisk, Loc-Mor, Inc. on Apr 06, 2013
This is not our first Security Camera King Federal Series DVR and I highly doubt it will be our last. We order these at the corporate office every time we open a new satellite office as our administrative supervisors have required the 960H format. As far as I know, this is just about the best resolution format you can get with an analog type security camera system. There are these new HD-SDI megapixel camera systems but I believe we prefer to stay with the analog systems for now. The DVR works great, the video recordings are very accurate and there are no missed frames or segments. We've never had a problem with one failing or "crashing" nor have we had any warranty related issues. If you are not familiar with the 960H resolution, it is bigger than D1 because it is horizontally larger, kind of like watching a wide screen movie and the movie theater. This gives a more realistic representation of the video and helps to eliminate some of the fisheye effect from wide angle cameras. I recommend that if you are going to use this resolution type to use the largest TVL resolution camera (right now about 700 TVL) that you can get to obtain the best possible quality recording. I also recommend getting the Security Camera King installed DVD burner if you don't need all the extra room for storage as they only charge $37.95 for it and that includes installation. This DVR actually has two gigabit Ethernet connections on the back to provide maximum data transfer over the Internet or your network. You can also set these two ports up to work as a redundancy option so as to back one another up, sort of like a RAID configuration for a hard drive. That being said, of course the DVR has remote access through the network or Internet and can be accessed by most Internet capable devices. Security Camera King has free applications that you can download for the devices that will work with it and they allow remote viewing and access to the DVR. You can also have the DVR send e-mail notification alerts if a cameras motion detector is triggered. This is a nice unit and the support team is great.
Some Observations On The 4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960 Realtime Security DVR
Review by Montgomery, Rodney (West Virginia USA) on Mar 11, 2013
As a veteran CCTV installer and independent contractor I have installed many different types of system for many different types of customers over the years. That includes this Security Camera King 4 Channel Federal DVR. The DVR produces good quality video recordings in the elongated 960H resolution format (some business and agencies now, specify that the security camera system must be a 960H resolution realtime system). It has no problem with the work load of the cameras and all the other functions that are being conducted simultaneously. It has plenty of room for storage (which you'll need if you plan on recording continuously without frequently overwriting files.) As far as all the specifications are concerned you can see what the DVR has to offer in totality yourself. What I'd like to point out is some general observations about the 960H format from my perspective. The 960H resolution format can be considered the bridge between analog and IP network megapixel systems (cameras and NVRs). The display resolution is bigger than D1, and more accurate it representation, but smaller than 2 megapixels or 1080p. Therefore, the 960H was a cheaper way around large resolution recording without the higher expense of IP network equipment, and, if you didn't have a network with an NVR you had either get one or forget about it. However, with Security Camera King's newest offering of the HD-SDI Series DVR it would appear that the 960H could slowly become obsolete. However, this isn't so and here's why. Although the HD-SDI system is a great system (basically it allows you to send 1080p resolution over a video cable like RG59 which could only be done before with IP network cameras and NVRs and Cat5 Ethernet cable), it is still at least about $400 more expensive than the 960H. Also, while the 960H can utilize the higher resolution analog cameras to produce its video, the HD-SDI requires HD-SDI cameras which are about equivalent in price to the IP network cameras. So the 960H system maybe a little lower in resolution, but overall it offers a big difference in cost savings. I have had to explain this to my customers several times so I though that perhaps if I included it here it would help.
4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR
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Review by Bill Taylor on Feb 21, 2013
I was considering the purchase of a DVR on-line and when I began to see all the options I nearly gave up as quick as I started. There are many vendors, many types, many brands, and many other things to consider. I am not a computer geek nor am I a security camera system professional. However, I knew that I wanted the largest analog (I'm not ready to go network yet either in size or financially) display I could get, and I realized that a DVR that recorded in a larger size would cost more. So, that basically left me with D1 recording resolution versus 960H but I didn't really conceive the visual difference. My son, who is a computer geek showed me, then made me a neat little graphic that I could put in the review section for anyone else that may wonder. Although the shapes are not the exact amount of pixels, he assures me that they are exactly proportional to each other in size. Here's what the difference looks like between D1 and 960H:
| | D1 (704 X 480)
To make a long story short, I decided to purchase the Security Camera King 4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR. I also purchased some high resolution cameras and let my son the electronics wizard install the system. I apologize that I can't be very technical, but what I can say is that I am very satisfied with the results. The DVR and cameras work great and the recordings are very impressive both in size and quality. Since this system is installed in my office, my son even connected the alarm inputs on the DVR so I now have both a security camera system and a security alarm system. It's taking me a while to learn but I am no using my iPhone to check in on my office even when I am away. Good product!
Wow! What a display! Security Camera King's Federal Series 4 Channel DVR can record at 960H resolution in real-time on all four channels simultaneously! That's 960 X 480 pixels per camera at 30 frames per second per camera. That's one heck of a good recording resolution for a non IP megapixel type camera. Actually, the resolution of a 960H is kind of like the bridge between the analog cameras and the lowest megapixel camera resolution (720p). This Federal series DVR not only has a larger resolution display, but at 960H the picture is even more life like without any horizontal distortion that can be seen on D1 resolution displays for example. Although the unit only controls four cameras, it comes in a large 2U case but it is still rack mountable. The case allows room for a DVD burner and extra internal hard drives for larger storages capacity. Or, as in our case, you can opt not to have the DVD burner installed and just use the extra space for more storage, up to 24 Terabytes (which can be used up more quickly than you might imagine recording continuously at 960H). Not only does it display more but it has a double Internet or network connection too! The DVR has two RJ45 Ethernet cable jacks that can be used to increase your total bandwidth usage ( it can handle up to 20 network users at once), or if you feel the need, to use as a backup system to one another. The DVR offers good smooth pentaplex usage with quick responses and smooth video. It is really quite amazing to think that it can handle all those tasks at once. Even my personal computer can't do all of that. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this DVR and as far as failure rate is concerned, remember it comes with a full 3 year warranty!
4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR
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Review by Dan M. on Jan 26, 2013
Recently our company's 4 channel DVR dies, just outside the one year warranty period. So my boss (the owner) took it upon himself to go out on a mission of "discovery" and find a DVR to replace the piece of junk we had. We are in a business that has a lot of cash flow and cash changing hands and the larger resolution recording the he could get (he makes a lot of copies to give to law enforcement agencies and insurance companies) the better. SO he "broke down" and decided to purchase the Security Camera King 4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Real-time Security DVR. The DVR is amazing not only in the size of the recording resolution but with the two Ethernet ports that are on the unit. You can use these to double your data distribution on your network. So when the DVR arrived we switched it out with the other one. My boss was ecstatic over this new Federal DVR. He's had nothing bad to say about it since we got it. But check this out, after hooking up the Federal Series DVR and seeing what kind of recording resolution it has and so forth, it actually made him buy 4 brand new cameras from Security Camera King too....ha..ha. Seems as if the great package system he originally bought from another vendor included 420 TVL resolution cameras and when he got a DVR that could record in 960 X 480 pixels in real-time for each camera, he decided he wanted 700 TVL cameras to go with it too. My hat is off to you Security Camera King, I think that is pretty good when you can make a product that is so good it causes customers to make even more purchases!
4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Securtiy DVR
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Review by Louie Deviese on Jan 14, 2013
If you are one of those people that believes in the saying that "bigger is better" than the Security Camera King 4 Channel Federal Series DVR is for you! Just about everything thing seems bigger with this unit, especially the video recording resolution. The Federal series DVR doesn't mess around when it comes to video recording resolution as it can record at a maximum resolution of 960H or 960 X 576 or 960 X 480 pixels at 30 frames per second (real-time). You can also choose between D1 (4CIF), HD1, 2CIF, CIF, and QCIF. It also supports a monitor display resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels or 1080p. The camera also records audio on all four channels and even supports 1 channel of bi-direction talk. The Federal is big on monitors too. It can support 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, and even 1 BNC monitor simultaneously. It's got room in the big case for a DVD burner unless you want to skip that and max the case out with internal hard drives that can give you up to a total of 24 Terabytes of storage. We've been using the Federal DVR for quite some time now and we have never had any problems; no freeze ups, no crashes, and we've never needed to reboot it (except during power failures). If bigger is better for you and four channels is all you need I recommend the 4 Channel Federal Series DVR.
If size does matter to you, then you'll want Security Camera King's 4 Channel Federal Series H. 264 960H Realtime Security DVR! Everything seems to be on the "bigger is better" trend these days, and the Federal Series DVR is no excuse. It records all 4 channels simultaneously in a huge 960 X 480 pixel format at 30 frames per second! That's almost like having 4 full size computer screens (especially when you consider that older computer displays and even those that aren't so old used to be a maximum of 800 X 600 pixels). Not only is the display resolution bigger but the rack mountable case is 2U size, so there is lots of room for internal hard disk drives or a DVD burner if you want one. Talking about bigger, or more in this case, the Federal DVR even has dual Ethernet gigabit bandwidth connections. You can set them up so one can be a backup to the other or you can use them in tandem to increase your bandwidth input/output for streaming in high quality. There are also more video output options than on most standard DVRs. HDMI, VGA, and BNC monitor connections are possible as well as video loop outs and even video matrix output options. What's more is that the Federal DVR supports up to 20 simultaneous network or Internet users. I personally don't know how one unit is able to keep track of all of this at once, but it does. At any rate, if you're looking for a good, high quality product, where the size of the video recording does matter to you and you want the largest you can get while maintaining the highest quality, I recommend the Federal Series DVR.
Security Camera King's 4 Channel Federal Series H.264 960H Realtime Security DVR deserves a name like "4 Channel Big Daddy" with its 960 X 480 resolution realtime recording and potential storage capacity of up to 24 Terabytes! With resolution this large there's very little that you should miss! Of course you can drop the resolution to D1 or CIF if you want to conserve storage space. The DVR has a full four channels of audio input as well as 4 channels of alarm inputs and 3 channels of alarm outputs. The alarm works on a relay system and the output is 12 VDC so just about any 12 VDC device or relay can be triggered. You have several video output options and connections including HDMI, VGA, and BNC but with a 960H resolution and especially if you record any audio, you'll probably want to go with the HDMI output for 1080p display with audio included. The DVR's features and settings is primarily managed by an On Screen Display (OSD) menu system. You'll need to take a little time to learn to navigate this system, but it won't take long until you are very familiar with it. The OSD is controlled by either a USB mouse or and infrared remote control device, both of which are included with the unit by Security Camera King (you can also use the buttons on the front of the DVR). Finally, like all of SCK's DVRs you can gain remote access to your DVR by using an iPhone, iPad, Android, or a computer as long as you connect the DVR to an Internet connection via the Ethernet port. There is so much more I could write about but I have written enough already. Take my word for it; this is an excellent large resolution display DVR!