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Is it possible to get an HD Security Camera System on a Budget?

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

4 Camera NVR Security System

Until recently you would be hard pressed to find a security camera system that didn’t look like the stereotypical, jumpy, grainy, black and white “Convenient Store” security camera video without spending a small fortune. Luckily, over the past few years HD (High Definition) security camera systems have significantly evolved in quality and have been reduced in cost. This article will explain that if you are on a budget, then there is an HD Security Camera System for you.

A great example is the ELI-SIP-NVRKIT-4D 4 Channel 1080P high definition security system from for only $466.65. This incredible deal includes every thing you need to protect your home or business straight out of the box. It is truly Plug and Play and simple to setup. It includes a 4 channel NVR (Network Video Recorder), 4 ports of built-in POE(Power Over Ethernet), 2 x 1080P Indoor/Outdoor bullet style cameras and 2 x 1080P Indoor/Outdoor vandal dome style cameras. All 4 cameras have a 3.6 mm lens providing a crisp & clear wide field of view as well as 20 foot of IR (InfraRed) for night vision. These cameras can be powered using 12-volt power or using the built-in POE.

In addition, the package comes with free software and apps for video playback, remote viewing and system maintenance.

You will truly be amazed at the 2-megapixel video quality of these cameras, especially when you consider that watching the footage they record is equivalent to watching a 1080P high definition movie on your big screen TV in your living room.

The NVR can accommodate storage up to 4TB. This means even if you record video 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in real-time 30 frames per second and you will still get almost 2 weeks of stored footage.

You can increase your storage even further by simply adjusting any or all of the features mentioned above. As an extra benefit each camera can be setup individually. This means that if you wanted the cameras near your front and back door to record all the time and the rest of them to only record when motion occurs, you can.

Setup and Installation

In addition to the incredible price and superior video quality, installation has never been easier. This Network IP system can transfer the power and video to and from the each camera on a single cat5 cable with the built-in POE switch. When using this system with the 100 foot pre-made Cat5 cables (also available at it makes running your cables and hooking up your cameras a snap… literally!

Don’t forget these cameras can also be powered with 12-volt power in situations were you have long cable runs or specific mounting situations that require a local power supply.

Need help getting your software, apps, and remote viewing setup? No problem, this system comes with free tech support for the life of the product. As a matter of fact, every DVR, NVR or camera you buy though has this level of service.

Our expert staff is available on both the east and west coast to provide live phone support in addition to the robust, information packed CCTV Security Camera Forum, Live Chat and Free Software Downloads.

Security Camera Chat

Are you not comfortable installing this system on your own? Well, don’t fret, has a full team of installation services available. Their technicians are not only experienced in CCTV and security camera systems, but can also help you with an alarm system for your home or business as well as Home Automation and Access Control.

What’s included?
The ELI-SIP-NVRKIT-4D security camera system includes the following:

2 Bullet Style 1080P (2 Megapixel) security cameras with IR
A bullet camera is a common design and the most versatile option for many installation scenarios. The camera is attached to an armature making it very easy to mount and point in any direction.

1080p Bullet Security Camera on sale

These cameras are high-resolution cameras recording full 1080P HD video. At a resolution of 1920x1080px, each frame of recorded video is almost 3 times larger than the resolution of traditional D1 CCTV video. IR or night vision infrared enables these cameras to see in complete darkness for up to 30’ but these cameras are also extremely good at using any available natural light without the assistance or the internal IR .

2 Vandal Dome Style 1080P (2 Megapixel) security cameras with IR.
The vandal dome cameras have all of the features and functionality of the bullet cameras mention above but the covered dome proof design protects the camera from debris and vandalism.

1080p Dome Security Camera on sale

4 Channel NVR (Network Video Recorder)
Although each Network IP camera and be setup and accessed individually as a stand alone unit, the included 4 channel NVR acts as an network hub, power supply and recording device. In conjunction with the free video monitoring software and apps you will be able to view real-time video, review recorded footage and remotely access all of you cameras at once.


What are all those wires for in our TP Series 2MP IP Security Cameras?

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Friday, June 13th, 2014

There is a new line of High Definition 2 Megapixel IP Security Cameras here at, our TP Series. These IP cameras can deliver an amazing, crisp detail at 1080p True HD that is far beyond the quality of other security cameras. The TP series of HD Security Cameras are offered at a competitive price point that makes IP Megapixel Cameras affordable to the end user.

The reason why 1080p is so important in home, retail and government security (to name a few environments) is the clarity of the video. Most security systems out there are made up of Analog DVRs and Cameras and recording at D1 (720 x 480 pixels). Our line of TP IP cameras record at 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels). The difference in size allows you to zoom in without the image getting distorted (or pixelized). I had a customer call the other day and say that he was reviewing some footage of a break-in and wanted to zoom in on the burglar’s tattoo but the image was so distorted it was not detectable. I asked him if it was an analog camera that captured the footage and he said it was. I told him that 2MP IP Camera would capture a better image since there is less distortion when zooming than an analog camera. Next time it could mean an arrest. He was sold and upgraded his whole system to IP.

Long Range TP Series Bullet Security Camera


What makes this 2MP Bullet Security Camera so amazing is not only can it record at 1080p, but it can manually zoom and see at night up to 150 feet!. But, the only thing is when you take the camera out of the box you might think to yourself, “What are all those freaking wires coming out of the camera?” No fear, I will give you full rundown of what they are.


A. This is the 12vDC Power port. This camera can be powered with either PoE (Power over Ethernet) or 12v DC.
B. This is a USB Port for a Thumb Drive. You can use this camera as a stand-alone camera to record your surveillance without the need of an NVR (Network Video Recorder).
C. This is the Alarm in/out port. You can set up triggering events coming in from devices such as a PIR sensor which tells the camera if someone has passed in from of that sensor. When the camera has a trigger, it can then relay out to a Siren or a strobe in the hopes that the intruder will go away.
D. This is the Audio In port. You can plug in a microphone and enjoy not only seeing your video, but also hearing as well. This is very important at times especially in a work environment.
E. This is the system reset button. Use this to revert back to the camera’s default settings.
F. This is the Audio Out port. Use this to set up a speaker.
G. This is the RJ45 Port. This camera can be powered through this port if you connect to a POE switch or an NVR with inboard POE ports. Video is also sent through this port, so if you power the camera via 12v DC, you still need to connect an Ethernet cable to this port and run it to your network device.
H. This is the RS485 port. There are not a lot of circumstances where you might need to use this. If you did not have an NVR and you also had a PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) Camera, you could control the PTZ through the Web Interface of this Bullet Camera.
I. This is a video output port. You can use this to hook up to an external monitor for viewing if you did not have an NVR. Also, you can use this port to connect to a service monitor at installation to make sure you have the correct angle, zoom and focus you require for your surveillance needs.


There are other buttons and ports that you will want to know about also:
1. This is the manual zoom dial. This camera is equipped with a 2.8-12mm manual zoom lens. 2.8mm is a spectacular wide angle view to give an overview of places such as a parking lot. If you need a closer view, use the zoom feature. A good rule is to use one fixed lens camera for the overall view and a camera with a zoom to narrow in to a specific area such as a gated entrance.
2. This is the focus dial. Use this to focus the camera after zooming into the desired view.
3. This is the Video Test port. After you install the camera and hide all those wires, you might want to zoom in or out to create a different view. Without having to run back to your monitor to see if the camera is in focus, you can use the supplied adapter, plug it into this port and then attach the other end to a service monitor. Of course you can also use our free software to view the camera from your Smart device and use that as a service monitor.
4. This is the LED Level dial. Use this to increase/decrease the LED’s to affect the IR (infrared) of the camera for night viewing. If the night view is getting washed out or if there is not enough light, then use this dial.
5. This is the OSD Cap. Make sure this is tightened to avoid water damage to the camera.
6. These 4 holes are where the supplied screws go to install the camera.

You will be impressed in the quality of the video that this 2MP Indoor/Outdoor Varifocal Bullet Security camera can deliver. There are many great uses for this camera either in a home or a commercial environment. The most important thing to remember is that an HD camera such as this could mean the difference between a
positive identity arrest versus trying to verify features through a distorted image.

With the purchase of this camera, you receive free tech support so if you ever need to know in more detail what “all those freaking wires do”, we are as close as a phone call, chat or email.