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Defender4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (4)
  • Deterrent (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

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1.0

Very poor night vision

By Nagunger

from Pasadena, CA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Defender 4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras:

I bought this system about 6 months ago and have had nothing but problems with it. I still cant get on line connection with it and the night vision is terrible. I have been talking with the help desk and they cant figure it out. I bought a new monitor at their suggestion and that did no good. They still cant get the remote monitoring to work even though I changed my cable service. They have no more help they can give me other than a suggestion that I should buy a better quality system.

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4.0

Solid all-in-one package for the price

By Man

from Nebraska

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Defender 4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras:

      We use this to monitor a liquor section in a convenience store. It is in addition to a larger (more expensive) system that monitors the rest of the store. Our cashiers needed something additional like this to focus on this area.

      Overall it was pretty easy to set up and operate. It has a very small footprint that fits great on the limited counter space they have. The UI is friendly to use, and doesn't require much skill to operate. The included cables and AC adapters were excellent at making hooking everything up a breeze.
      The only real downsides I have found is that the mouse/cursor feedback is a little slow. It's not the most accurate. The cameras also don't have the best image quality out there. But again, you should know what you're getting into - a cost effective all-in-one package where basic surveillance is needed.
      This does it very well.

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      4.0

      User friendly, good quality.

      By Sixtn3

      from Montana

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • User Friendly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Deterrent
        • Recording

        Comments about Defender 4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras:

        I bought this system to put up outside my house due to vandalism in the area. The installation and setup were super easy, the hardest part was figuring out where to place the camera's. Three camera's now cover my front yard, driveway and garage. I really like that all the cables going to the camera are consealed inside the mounting brackets, so it looks very clean. At night the camera's light up the IR LED's automatically, which makes them visible from a distance. This likely acts as a deturrent for the vandals. Plus I can see the traffic as it drives by, about 50 feet away - cannot read license plates but you can make out the cars model. My family purchased a different brand and at night the camera's only show about 15 feet away from the camera.Setup was really easy, just plug-and-play. Then setting up the DVR with time, date, etc. was easy too. I was able to play with the system and figure out how to search for specific dates and times. It was very user friendly.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        Great product for the price.

        By Tuck

        from Atlanta, Georgia

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Discreet
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Price
        • Sensitive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Security

          Comments about Defender 4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras:

          This is used for home security. The DVR alone is worth the price paid. The cameras are a plus in my opinion. With that said, the cameras are not the best but they do get the job done. The great thing is...you can upgrade to many different types of cameras the DVR can accommodate. If you are installing yourself, please don't assume the instructions will hold your hand along the way. The great thing about this product is the support they offer. I did not have to call them, but it is nice to have that option. I do have a good understanding of IT related troubleshooting, but if not I could see how it could be a little confusing when setting up the networking features. Very pleased with the product and would definitely recommend to friends and family.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Works as should

          By Event Horizon

          from New Jersey, USA

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about Defender 4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras:

            There are no miracles in this world, so do not expect anything extraordinary in this package. It works as it should. Easy to install. A-See will give you ability to watch live view from your smart-phone (as long as you know how to setup dynamic DNS and port forwarding on your router). Actual challenge will be physical routing of cables and installation of cameras, so 65ft cabling comes very handy. Reason why I am not giving 5 stars is cameras. They are so low end. No blame, perhaps they are on same level as other for this price range. If I would knew, I would buy DVR and better cameras separately. Nevertheless they work just fine and do they job. may be in future I would upgrade them.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Big Things come in small packages

            By David

            from Fairfax,VA

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Early Warning
              • Safety

              Comments about Defender 4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras:

              I use the security camera to keep a eye on my car. I do know that I can not stop something from happening,but I now can see who need it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              You get what you pay for...

              By PapaZ

              from South Dakota

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Discreet
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Low Quality

              Best Uses

              • Deterrent
              • Recording

              Comments about Defender 4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras:

              I use this set-up to cover a small bar. The price point is good and it does do what is advertised however, the resolution is poor with the smaller cameras. From less than 10' I cannot read the numbers as they ring up on the till... On-line remote viewing works well.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Value

              By Jeff the informer

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Deterrent
                • Recording
                • Safety

                Comments about Defender 4-Channel DVR with 4 Security Cameras:

                I purchased this system after a break-in at my house. After doing extensive research I found that Defender has a good reputation for a quality product, and that the features of this particular one were better than similarly priced ones on the market.

                The video quality is very good and the menu system is easy to navigate.

                Everything I needed to install the cameras and recorder were included in the box. When it came time to do the networking to view the cameras from my cell phone (iPhone), their tech support was really helpful and was able to get me up and running in no time.

                Highly recommended!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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