The Sentinel 8-Channel 500GB HDD DVR Kit from Defender is designed as a basic surveillance system with capability to expand if you need it to. It comes with an 8-channel DVR and four indoor/outdoor day/night cameras. The DVR has a 500GB hard drive installed, but you can upgrade it later to as much as 1TB. This is a full pentaplex-operational system that allows you to simultaneously live-view, playback, and remotely access the DVR without having to stop recording. Designed to accommodate today's hi-res analog cameras, it records in up to D1 resolution at 30fps per channel. To conserve memory and bandwidth for remote access, it uses H.264 video and G.711 audio compressions, with dual-stream capabilities.
Defender's "1 Step Remote Viewing" software comes in both Windows and Mac versions, and lets you quickly and easily set up the DVR for remote access from computers. An app for Android/iOS/Windows Mobile/Symbian OS mobile devices gives you the added ability for accessing the DVR from smartphones and tablets. With the system networked, you can also remotely change settings, control optional PTZ cameras, and save files to a remote location for additional security and file backup.
The four cameras are rated for outdoor use with IP65 rated housings for weather and dustproof performance. They utilize 1/3" color CMOS image sensors to capture footage with 600TVL resolution. 36 IR LEDs and an automatic IR cut filter provide a night vision range of up to 100 feet for around the clock surveillance. Each camera comes with 65 feet of pre-terminated video/power cable to help with installation, and a 4-to-1 power splitter and adapter that allows all four cameras to be powered from a single 110VAC outlet.
8-channels with BNC connectors
500GB installed on 1 x 3.5" SATA port, user upgradeable up to 1TB
Two BNC and one VGA video-out
Composite audio in/out ports for external microphones and speakers
RJ-485 terminal block for PTZ control cable
USB port for a mouse or external backup or thumb-drive
IR remote included to access DVR if it is locked in a surveillance cabinet
Up to 1280x1024 display resolution
Full pentaplex operation: simultaneous live-view, playback, record, and remote access
Covert camera mode blocks a camera from live-view, but continues to record
Adjustable time/date stamp layout and opacity
Virtual joystick for PTZ control, and PTZ cruise mode
Video-loss and disk-full alarms
Up to D1 resolution at 30fps per channel
Efficient H.264 video and G.711 audio compressions
Recording mode, resolution, and compression configurable by channel
Video motion detection: Recording starts when motion is detected. 10 sec max pre and 5 min max post-event, with adjustable sensitivity
Schedule: Recording begins and ends on a pre-set schedule. Can be used with motion-detection
Always: Captures everything, but uses the memory fastest
Up to four privacy-zones per channel to black-out sensitive areas from live-view and recording