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8 Channel Ultimate Series H.264 D1 Realtime Security DVR


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8 Channel Ultimate Series H.264 D1 Realtime Security DVR
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8 Channel Ultimate Series H.264 D1 Realtime Security DVR
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  Review by Pete Lewis, Lewis Auto Mall on Sep 01, 2014
We were looking for something to satisfy our needs for our car small car dealership. After getting a few estimates from both nationally known security equipment companies and a few local independent CCTV installers we settled on this Security Camera King DVR. Of course I can't lie, the first thing that caught my eye was the incredible low price for the equipment as well as a decent estimate on the cost of installation. In addition, the installer insisted that with this 8 Channel Ultimate Series recorder it could not only record and monitor our security video cameras but take care of any audio needs as well as alarms. Basically, for us, this machine has served as our security command center of sorts by multitasking so many different security applications. I'm impressed with the way it works and how efficient the DVR can process inputs, whether they be video, audio, or alarm. The D1 resolution is good enough for us to see what is taking place and who is doing it so I have no issues there as well. Also, this unit is plugged into our "small business network" (actually more like a large modem/router) and I am able to access the system anytime 24/7 from home or on the road (I use my PC at home and my LG phone on the go). It has lots of options, plenty of capabilities, and certainly has no problem performing. That along with the great technical support we later received from Security Camera King techs after installation, makes this a win-win purchase. I am pleased when our customers take the time out to give us good reviews and I believe in doing the same when I am the customer myself.
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  Review by John Hardgrave, Security Solutions LLC. on Jun 26, 2014
If you don't want to read my entire review, the short of it is that overall this is the BEST 8 channel D1 DVR I have ever installed. I believe Security Camera King has a real winner with this unit both in perform and price and you can't find anything better elsewhere.

Now for my detailed review. First I should tell you that I have been an independent CCTV contractor for nearly 15 years. I install alarm systems, video security cameras, and medical alert systems. I started purchasing my most of my video equipment from Security Camera King (Tech Pro) and intend to continue to do so. Their customer service is outstanding and you couldn't ask for better tech support from a company. Period.

This 8 Channel Ultimate Series DVR is great. Be certain when you place your order that you carefully consider how you intend to record with your system so you purchase the correct number and size of internal hard drives. My suggestion to most people is not to limit yourself to 6 drives because the internal DVD burner is a steal, especially since Security Camera King installs it for you (as well as the internal hard disk drives.)

There is no option that isn't available with this DVR. Actually, you can make this DVR a central controller unit for you security video cameras and alarm system since it has the capability for both. With up to 16 alarm inputs and 5 alarm outputs you should be able to wire your entire building. In addition, the alarms can be electronically tied in to the cameras using the On Screen Display (OSD). If someone or something triggers an alarm in a certain area, that alarm in turn can start the recording of a camera.

In addition to the alarm support there is full audio support for 8 channels too, plus bi-directional (two way) talking over the Internet. You can use this feature at gates or entrances for example.

The DVR supports up to 3 main video monitors using the HDMI, VGA, and BNC connections. Many of my commercial customers enjoy this feature by placing the HDMI monitor in their office and another near a clerk or cashier's station. Some use the third to place right out in the open as a deterrent to customer theft.

The recorder is fairly quiet. Sometimes the cooling fans or the internal hard drives may be a bit more noticeable then usual, but overall it shouldn't be anything that should keep you up at night. The unit is a 2U case so it is large but it generates a minimal amount of heat. The video recordings are very clear, crisp would be a better word, and the color is very accurate to reality. As far as reality goes, this unit records all 8 cameras simultaneously at a rate of 30 frames per second so the motion is real as well. Plus the unit has no problem controlling and recording PTZ cameras.

The remote access function works really well with just about any Internet device from smart phones to PCs and, according to Security Camera King at least (I have never tested this many connections) it can handle up to 20 users at once. In addition, Security Camera King makes their apps and software for those devices available totally FREE!

Finally there are plenty of USB ports and an eSATA port for adding other devices. The warranty, another item that most vendors will charge extra for, is a standard 3 year time length. Like I said at the beginning of my review, this is a winner and I have to rate it at five stars.
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  Review by Floyd Auxler on Apr 25, 2014
Excellent full size recorder. Produces high quality D1 resolution video and has no problem keeping up with all 8 cameras simultaneously. This DVR is loaded to the hilt with features so if that is what you are looking for you'll love it. The unit runs pretty quiet and not very warm. If this DVR doesn't have the function or feature that you are looking for, I doubt you will find it elsewhere. In fact there are so many options that it may seem mine boggling to the do it your selfer but I can tell you through personal experience that you don't have to worry because the technical support people at Security Camera King are great. I would definitely recommend this DVR.
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  Review by Melvin Milner on Apr 08, 2014
We ordered this online and got it in just a couple of days. This is probably truly the ultimate 8 channel analog digital video recorder. I've heard about Security Camera King from friends who use them and I'm familiar with a lot of their DVRs but I never really knew the details about them until we purchased this one. All I can say is that as far as application is concerned, I can't think of anything more you could possibly want in a DVR--it's got everything. There can't be any feature you need that isn't included on this DVR. The video recordings are crisp, colorful, and accurate. I've encountered no noise or interference or dropped frames or any of the like. We do record audio as well with this unit and the audio is clear and full, it doesn't have that sound of some units where it sounds like the audio is coming through a cheap phone. I did have a couple questions about the DVR (the manuals are fairly accurate but not very explanatory) so I contacted the technical support department. Security Camera King should be proud to boast that they have a support staff as good as the one they've got right now. These guys are very willing to help, and it's not like they act like they are afraid to give away any "trade secrets" and they do not talk "down" to you. That alone impressed me enough to go with a five star rating.
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  Review by Daryll McClymond on Feb 26, 2014
Let me give you fair warning. I've never been short with words and with a recorder that offers so much as this one from Security Camera King, I can't see how you can write a review and do the machine and the company justice but keeping it to a short few words.

First, probably the most obvious issue that most people reading this wonder about is the quality of the video. That's an A+. The video recordings are very clear, very smooth D1 resolution videos at 30 frames per second so the action is as smooth as real life. I have seen no interference, no static, no noise and have had no dropped frames (that I'm aware of), no freezes, and no crashes.

Next, installation, setup, and/or configuration. That's a B+. The installation is about as simple as can be. Set it down somewhere, plug in the cables, wires, and power cord and away you go. Setup is about the same, all you have to do i push the power button and the unit turns on and fires up. Configuration is a little more involved. The DVR has an On Screen Display (OSD) menu that works similar to a computer program. To change settings on the DVR you can navigate through this OSD by using the included infrared remote control, the buttons on the front of the unit, or the included USB mouse (I prefer the mouse). Set up options are arranged according to relatively sensible categories so that you can go to hat area and make the changes or initial settings that you would like. If you do this often, there will be a learning curve albeit it is not lengthy, learning where all the adjustments are located and what you need to do with these settings to accomplish the effect you are looking for. The online manual gets about a C rating. The DVR comes with a mini-CD disk that has help programs on it, and Security Camera King has a wealth of information on their website under their CCTV Learning Center section that is very helpful. Finally, their technical support staff is incredulous. They are very willing to help, know their product inside and out, and are very friendly. This helps to compensate for the lack of information in the online manual. Support gets an A+.

The features are numerous, useful, and easily accessible. From "soft" features like motion detection recording to play back search features to "hard" features like multiple video outputs or more than one main display monitor, loop outs, and display matrixing, I really can't think of anything that is omitted on this unit. It also includes full audio support, two way audio, and alarm inputs and outputs.

Finally, the next question you may ask is, is there enough storage potential? For internal hard disk storage you basically have three options: 1. install one internal hard disk drive, 2. install multiple internal hard disk drives, and 3. install one or more internal hard disk drives and an internal DVD burner. Without using the internal DVD burner, the unit can hold up to 8 SATA internal hard disk drives and in addition the unit has an eSATA port on the back for connecting external hard disk drives. (8 Terabytes of hard drive space can hold about 11 weeks of 24 hour a day 7 days a week recording from all 8 cameras). So video and other data management gets an A+.

My overall rating of this unit, based on Security Camera King's rating system of stars is five. I hope you've found this useful.
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  Review by Younger, Tom (Illinois USA) on Jan 18, 2014
This is the mother of all 8 channel DVRs. There are other DVRs that have higher resolutions (like 960H or megapixels) but for a TVL camera based DVR with parallel features, this has got to be security central. The best thing about it is not only does it offer all of the features and quality performance but the price is reasonable for this class of video security camera recorder. My DVR records all 8 channels at D1 resolution at 30 frames per second and the quality of the video is crisp, clear, and colorful and the infrared night time videos are just as sharp. You can also record in CIF resolution which is smaller but I don't know who would want to (why bother when you can do D1 in realtime?). Physically speaking the DVR has the buttons on the front along with two USB 2.0 ports, one for the mouse to operate the unit and the other for whatever you like (Flash drive, external disk burner, external hard drive, heck it'll probably make pancakes if there is a USB device that can do that). The back of the DVR is like the Grand Central Station of wires and cables if you use a lot of the features. There are connections for the video, audio, and alarm hookups as well as multiple output monitor displays eSATA connection (as if the USB isn't enough) and the Internet connection. The DVR works smooth, silent, and with low heat output. The On Screen Display takes a little getting used to if you haven't used this brand before but it shouldn't take that long. If you have any questions, Security Camera King has a great technical support crew. I don't know if it is just one or two guys or a whole big staff but it doesn't matter because they are willing to answer any question you have (unless it's about asking how to make pancakes; my advice would be to keep the questions to video security systems). This has got to be a big seller for Security Camera King and if you are in the market for purchasing one, you can't go wrong with this one.
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  Review by Tim Koontzs, Koontzs Security Systems on Nov 29, 2013
I think I have probably installed more of these DVRs than any other type of DVR combined. This is what I consider a full-service, full-quality, 8 channel DVR that is excellent for both residential and commercial accounts. Recording at D1 resolution at 30 frames per second is as good as it gets (unless you move into the "specialty" categories with 960H, HD-SDI, or network camera systems. The On Screen Dispaly is fairly easy to operate on this DVR so there is very little "training time" that I have to provide my customers. The only negative side is the instruction manual basically tells you to select one thing or another, but it isn't set to actually teach you how to do things. The features on this DVR are beyond belief with all kinds of extras like loop outs for every channel, audio recording, alarm connections and even up to three main monitor displays. This comes in really handly by the way when a commercial customer desides they would like a monitor in their office and another one at their retail counter. The DVR offers plenty of internal space for internal hard disk drives, an intenral DVD burner or a combination of both. It also offers many other options for file management such as as USB 2.0 external devices and FTP. I'm not sure you could do much more to make this one better Security Camera King, but keep up the good work!
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  Review by Jack Hepfner on Sep 20, 2013
This DVR basically sets the standard for all the 8 channel D1 resolution video recorders in the industry. I may sound like a salesman in this review but I've got to tell you I've installed many of these units and I haven't had a disappointed client yet. Not even one call back or repair call either. And personally, I truly can't think of a feature that you will find on another DVR that isn't already on this one. The DVR is versatile enough that it can be used for residential or commercial use, but because of some of the features like extra internal hard disk drive space, room for an internal DVD burner, loop outs for each channel, alarm connections and multiple displays I think it lends itself for to the commercial side than the residential. Regardless of the application, the unit has an On Screen Display menu system that is pretty intuitive and easy to follow so you don't have to be a video security specialist or a computer expert in order to operate it. However, on the other side, there are a few more advanced features like remote PTZ control via the RS485 connection, an RS232 port for keyboard data work, and even an eSATA port for external hard drive connections besides the multiple USB ports. Not only are there plenty of useful features but the quality of the video recordings is incredible.
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  Review by Hutchinson, TIm (Ohio USA) on Aug 26, 2013
I'd say this unit IS the Security Camera King. This 8 channel Ultimate has got to be one of Security Camera King's best selling units because its got the right amount of features and more and the quality and performance is excellent. If you are looking for a recorder that can handle recording all channels simultaneously in D1 resolution (704 x 480 pixels) plus audio, this is it. This definitely has the competition beat by far.
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  Review by Paxton, Ted (Virginia USA) on Jul 27, 2013
I have installed several of these units and the customers have always been happy. They are one of the best buys on the CCTV market right now wor a realtime D1 resolution 8 channel recorder. The OSD is easy enough for the customer to operate without any problems. I've been dealing with Security Camera King for about 3 years now and intend to continue.
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