Our Ultimate Series DVR is similar to our Ultimate (Full Size) DVR is most respects. It features the newest Dual Core Processor and is capable of recording realtime video at D1 (704x480) resolution on all channels at the same time. This state of the art DVR has most the features of our Ultimate Series DVR, only in a smaller form factor. The major differences are that this more compact version can record audio on 8 channels, it can hold up to 2 internal SATA hard drives for a total of up to 6TB of internal storage if you're using 3TB drives on each port. It does not have loop outs (most customer won't use these), and it does not hold a DVD burner. Video recordings can be downloaded through the USB to a flash drive, or through the network.
When you consider that this DVR is almost half the price of our 2U (Full Size) Ultimate Series DVR, this DVR really cannot be beat when it comes to performance for value!
This unit can record up to 704 x 480 at 30fps on all channels simultaneously.
Our Ultimate 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 best quality video surveillance in the world.
The Ultimate 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. With the included Matrix output, you can also run a separate monitor that can be programmed to display a completely different series of cameras!
This is the highest quality standalone DVR available anywhere in the world. The Ultimate Series records real-time video at either CIF (360 x 240) or D1 (704 x480) resolution on every channel. That's right! This unit can record up to 704 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 the Ultimate DVR! It is ideal for use in casinos, for license plate capture, facial detection or anywhere that high resolution images are paramount.
The Ultimate 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. Up to 8 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.
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 Ultimate 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 Ultimate 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 Ultimate Series DVR. Up to 2 SATA hard disk drives can be installed. 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 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 Ultimate Series DVR comes with an industry leading FULL 3 YEAR WARRANTY!!
And don't forget that we provide free 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
CIF(352x240) / D1(704x480)
VGA / BNC / HDMI
Internal DVD Burner Support
Smart Phone Access/Push Notification
Motion Activated Recording
Simultaneous Remote Users
Unboxing of the 8CH Ultimate Mini DVR
This is the unboxing video of our 8CH Ultimate Mini Series DVR.
Ultimate DVR Local Interface Demo
This is a video demonstrating the Ultimate DVR Local Interface Demo.
Local Interface for Federal, HD SDI and Hybrid DVRs
This is a video demonstration of our DVR's Interface locally. in this video We will show you some of the amazing features that our units carry.
Remote Viewing of the Elite Mini, Elite, and Ultimate Series Security DVR
This video is a quick demo of remote access to our DVRs. All of our DVRs can be connected to remotely in this manner. You can use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and other browsers from any internet connected PC. 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.
8 Channel Ultimate Mini Series D1 Realtime Security DVR
Review by Jenkins, Al (Toronto Canada) on May 01, 2013
Great product and excellent service! I ordered the DVR on-line at the beginning of the week at it was sitting at my front door step before the end of the week. It not only arrived on time but it was also packed very securely for shipping. The DVR comes with great set up instructions along with a video instructional CD. All the video's on the CD explain in full detail everything you need to know plus the other programs that come with the DVR for cell phone set up and other functions or options. If you still can't figure out what you are doing wrong (like me) Security Camera King does have great support. I use the security system at my home and wanted a DVR with a HDMI port. This was a replacement DVR for a cheaper one that I had bought. I have 6 high resolution cameras and one high res. PTZ. The program and buttons for the PTZ work great. In the back it has a quick disconnect for the PTZ which makes it even easier for hooking up. I have it connected to a 50 inch LCD TV in my office and the picture is golden. Another nice feature is the program that you can download goes with your computer. You can use that or the WEB setup for distance or remote viewing. You can also set up the cameras in both programs for HD viewing or standard viewing. I have had it for a little less than a month with not one problem thus far. If you are viewing all eight pictures or just one at a time the pictures are crystal clear. You can also adjust the picture also from each program or from the TV. There is also no lag time when viewing the recordings that you saved. I installed 2 WD 2 TB hard drives and the mother board picked up both with no problem (make sure if you do install your own hard drives they are at least 7200 RPM). As far as the price is concerned I don't think you can find a better deal than what this offers. If you are using this for a business or home this should do everything that you need it to do and then some. In case you are thinking about putting the DVR in your attic and worrying about it over heating they also took care of that by having a large heat sink along with a high RPM motor. When I installed both hard drives I got a chance to see how it was built. The little things that I noticed were the main board was held down with plenty of screws instead of those cheap plastic push down clips. The lines going to each video connection were hard wired and tucked away nice. It also came with the power supply wiring for two hard drives. The main board was sitting high enough off the case for proper air flow both under and on top of the main board to prevent premature component failure to due to exessive heat build up over time.The connections in the back were also a very tight fit with twist locking (i.e. BNCs). There are no loose connections to cause video loss, interference, or video unnecessary video noise. I at least give my seal of approval for what it's worth. I don't think you can find a better DVR that this one from Security Camera king with all the features and the way they built it.
8 Channel Ultimate Mini Series D1 Realtime Security DVR
Review by Tad White on Apr 09, 2013
Security Camera King has excellent service and good products to offer. This DVR is one of them. If you need an 8 channel DVR that records i a nice large, D1 resolution, but you don't need sound and a lot of other options, this DVR is great. You can save almost $400 off the price of a full size 8 channel Ultimate DVR by going with this Mini. It still basically works the same but it is smaller and has a few less optional features. The D1 resolution recording video is very good quality. The pictures are clear, continuous (or smooth), and the color seems just about right. The D1 resolution can be recorded on all 8 channels at the same time at a rate of 30 frames per second (real time). That means you pretty much see the action or movements as they occur in real life; not jagged or distorted or "freeze framed." I've been recording and editing video on computers for years and I know that one of the first tricks that video capture and editing programs on computers pull is that if the work load for the processor becomes to great (the size of the recording is large, or the capture is very high resolution, or the frame rate is too great) the program will "drop frames." That is, to make sure it keeps up, the program will just not capture random frames from time to time so they don't have to be processed. I can assure you that there are no dropped frames on this unit. And I will say this for it, even though it is a "Mini" it still has an HDMI, VGA, and BNC video output and Internet connectivity. All you have to do is connect your unit to a broadband Internet service using a CAT5 Ethernet cable and the DVR has opened up a whole new world of features to you. For example, you can have the DVR send you an e-mail for several different reasons, any of which are up to you to choose. This is really cool if you have a smartphone because if you set the DVR up to e-mail you, you can then use your smartphone (via the Internet) to remotely access your DVR! That includes real, live monitoring of the cameras while you are on the go. I think this DVR has applications in many different environments from businesses to residential, but I particularly like it because the price is low enough that I can easily afford it for my home.
8 Channel Ultimate Mini Series D1 Realtime Security DVR
Review by Jake Stern on Mar 12, 2013
It's kind of hard to beat the quality and features that come with this DVR for the price. You can definitely find cheaper D1 DVRs out there, and cheaper ones that can record D1 resolution at 30 frames per second too, but I don't think they will have as much to offer. The only real down fall to this 8 camera D1 recorder is the amount of storage space that is needed to save video footage. Using 8 cameras 24 hours a day for 7 days a week at their high quality D1 resolution setting at 30 frames per second will consume just shy of about 2 Terabytes of space, so if you don't want to overwrite as soon or want to maintain some storage on the DVR itself, you'd better by a big internal hard drive. This DVR reminds me of the bridge between residential and commercial security camera systems. If you are using it for residential use, it would be an upper level DVR for that as it records sound, has alarm inputs, etc. On the other hand, I think it makes a good lower level commercial use DVR because of the sound recording, alarms, and the multiple monitor display possibilities (you can have three main monitors work simultaneously by using the BNC, VGA, and HDMI outputs). On the commercial side, if you need to record continuously, and you want to maintain an "onboard" archive of several weeks, you are limited in potential because of the size of the unit and the maximum number of Terabytes of data that it can hold. Although, not cheap, you can still go to a maximum of 6 Terabytes which isn't bad. If you are only recording when needed (motion detection for example) then you'll have even more potential. If you own your own store or office and feel the need to check in on it form time to time, the unit is great for that with its remote access function using the Internet. You can use several devices for that too, such as smart phones, computers, and tablets.
8 Channel Ultimate Mini Series D1 Realtime Security DVR
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Review by Pendergrast, Richard (Virginia USA) on Feb 21, 2013
Man I install these things for a living and I can't tell you how many of these Security Camera King 8 Channel Ultimate Mini Series D1 Realtime Security DVRs I have placed. People like this model because they can have up to 8 cameras and all of them can record in a big D1 resolution in real-time at once. Some people find them a little difficult to manage at first, just because they are not used to all the features and their settings on the GUI, but it doesn't take them long to get accustomed to it. They're a good buy with a lot of useful features.
Excellent DVR with a D1 Resolution and Affordable Price!
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Review by Sayer, Rod on Jan 27, 2013
I could make this short, but I feel like getting detailed so here it goes. This DVR does an absolutely great job. In fact, even though the unit is thinner (1U) in size than it's full size (2U) counterpart, I'm not sure "Mini" has the right connotation. For a "Mini" this unit does just about everything with the exception of a few additional features and it does it well. Let's start with the obvious. First of all the price isn't bad at all. Of course the more storage you require the higher the price tag goes, but with a 250 gig hard drive you can get away with an 8 channel D1 unit for just over $500. Next is the display quality. This unit can record at D1 resolution at 30 frames per second on all channels at once. The recording quality is amazing! Great detail, color, and sharpness. Of course you can drop the resolution down lower but who'd' want to? that's what you bought it for right? In addition to the 8 channels of video, it also can record 8 full channels of audio. If you need multiple monitors it can handle that too. It can display on three separate monitors at once, HDMI, VGA, and BNC. Of course you'll only get the audio on the HDMI output. There are NO loop outs, but I'm really not sure how often these are used, anyway. If you want an alarm system integration the DVR has that too with relayed 12 VDC outputs. With all this going on, the DVR can still handle the controls of a PTZ camera besides, which I think is amazing too. Finally, you have almost complete control over the system using a personal computer that is connected to the Internet. In fact, Security Camera King has free downloadable apps that allow you to monitor the system with your smartphone from just about anywhere your phone gets Internet access. If you want the system to alert you when a camera records, you can even have it send you an email notification. Now there are a few things that it doesn't have that I haven't already mentioned but generally there are workarounds for these. It doesn't have a DVD burner, however you can use an external USB DVD burner, FTP backup if you have the FTP service, or you can make copies on a USB thumb drive and transfer them to a computer for processing. It doesn't have a lot of room for internal hard drive storage either, but you can still load it up to the maximum of 6 Terrabytes at the time of your purchase and if you use motion detection recording this can last you a very long time. See why I don't think "Mini" has the right connotation? I really believe this is the best DVR value on the Internet.
I received the DVR on time and it was also packed very well. Comes with great set up instructions along with a video CD in case you are like me and like to see pictures..lol.All the video's on the CD explain in full detail everything you need to know plus the other programs that come with the DVR for cell phone set up..ect..ect. If you still can't figure out what you are doing wrong like me they have great support. I use the security system at my home and wanted a DVR with a HDMI port. This was a replacement DVR for a cheap-o one that I brought. I have 8 high in cameras and one being a PTZ. The program and buttons for the PTZ work great. In the back it has a quick disconnect for the PTZ which makes it even easier for hooking up. I have it connected to a 50 inch LCD TV in my office and the picture is sweet.Another nice feature is the program that goes with your computer. You can use that or the WEB setup for away viewing. You can also set up each camera in both programs for HD viewing or standard viewing.I have had it for a little less than a month with not one problem so far.If you are viewing all eight pictures or just one at a time the pictures are crystal clear.You can also adjust the picture also from each program or from the TV. Their is also no lag time when viewing the recordings that you saved. I installed 2 WD 2 TB hard drives and the mother board picked up both with no problem. As far as the price is concerned I don't think you can find a better deal that what this offers. If you are using this for a business or home this should do everything that you need it to do plus some.In case you are thinking about putting the DVR in your attic and worrying about it over heating they also took care of that by having a large heat sink along with a high RPM motor. When I installed both hard drives I got a chance to see how it was built. Little things I noticed was the main board was held down with plenty of screws instead of those cheap plastic push down clips. The lines going to each video connections were hard wired and tucked away nice. It also came with the power supply wiring for two hard drives. The main board was sitting high enough off the case for proper air flow both under and on top of the main board.The connections in the back were also a very tight fit with twist locking.No loose connections for video loss.All in al for the price I don't think you can find a better DVR with all the features and the way they built it...Mike
I ordered this Security Camera King 8 Channel Ultimate Mini Series D1 Realtime Security DVR after my original 8 channel DVR (different brand) died out of warranty. Based on what I've seen with this DVR the next time I purchase any more equipment or a new system, it will definitely be from Security Camera King. This Ultimate Mini DVR does an outstanding job of recording 8 full channels (including audio if you choose) at D1 resolution at 30 frames per second. In a way, it doesn't seem to do it justice to call it a "Mini." It's a "mini" only in the respect that the case is half the size of the full size Ultimate DVR which means it cannot hold a DVD burner or as many additional internal hard disk drives. However, if you have a MAC or a PC, all you need is a USB Flash drive to copy files from the DVR to your computer and you can still burn a DVD of the video that way. So actually the biggest difference is the amount of potential internal hard drive storage space. If you can live with a maximum of 2 internal hard disk drives with a total storage capacity of 6 Terabytes then you can save yourself the $200 plus cost of the full size model. (This should still give you about three weeks of continuous 24 hr recording at the highest quality setting for all 8 channels.) In addition to the high quality recording, the DVR does a great job and handling other tasks simultaneously as well such as alarms, multiple displays, and Internet remote accessibility. Don't forget the three year full warranty!
The Security Camera King 8 channel Ultimate Mini Series D1 Realtime Security DVR is a great DVR and a good money saving idea from Security Camera King. This "Mini" version DVR gives you the same great recording resolution as the full size unit but at a much lower price ( I should also mention that you can record at a variety of lower resolutions as well). The trade off is the lack of the option to have an on board DVD burner, a lesser total amount of internal storage, and no loop outs (BNC connections for each channel for the purpose of setting up a monitor that displays just that channel). The DVR handles the work load of recording 8 channels at D1 and 30 fps just as easily as the full size version and does a great job of it. I can also accept audio inputs and alarm inputs as well as alarm outputs. There are several display options too, including HDMI, VGA, and BNC outputs. The HDMI output is particularly handy because you can display 1080p and audio through the same cable. If you use VGA or BNC and also record audio, you'll need some sort of speaker/amplifier system to hear the audio. The DVR comes with a USB mouse AND an infrared remote control, either of which can be used to control the DVR and its On Screen Display (OSD) menu. If you are a new user of Security Camera King DVRs it may take a little time to get used to where the OSD menus navigate but it doesn't take long to get familiar with it. As far as I am concerned this is a very good overall DVR and I would recommend it in a heartbeat!
Review by Tosche, Karl(Alberta Canada) on Dec 06, 2012 The reviewer has last purchased this item on Nov 24, 2012
This is my second unit and I anticipate that it will be as good as the first.
It took a while for me to get used to some of the adjustments available, but the tech support has been prompt and very helpful.