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Defender SN301-8CH-008 8 Channel H.264 Smart DVR Security System with Coaching iMenu and 8 Hi-Res CCD Night Vision Surveillance Cameras (Black)

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  • H.264 video compression lets you record over a month of footage and save valuable hard drive space
  • Let the coaching iMenu teach you about the DVR's different settings and features
  • View video online with no service fees from any computer in the world
  • Compatible with BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone Smart Phones.
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Technical Details

  • Smart Phone Compatible
  • H.264 Compression Saves Disk Space
  • Coaching iMenu
  • View Video Online with No Service Fees
  • 8 Professional Grade Weather Resistant Cameras

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 17.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003BYRO1K
  • Item model number: SN301-8CH-008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Keep a constant watch on your property from anywhere in the world via the internet with this Defender high-tech security system. You can even view video on a smart phone with 3G technology. Record over a month's worth of video on the DVR's 500 GB hard drive, thanks to its revolutionary H.264 compression, which saves up to 50% storage space, compared to MPEG-4. The system includes indoor/outdoor weatherproof cameras equipped with night vision for around-the-clock monitoring. Each camera can be programmed to record continuously, on a schedule or motion-activated. A user-friendly coaching menu will make it easy to set up the system to your needs. 8-camera setup covers all areas of your property, inside and out. Easy, hassle-free setup. Includes DVR, cameras, power adapters, remote control, software CD, all required cables and connectors and mounting hardware. Application: Surveillance system, Camera (qty.): 8, Color: Yes, Cable Length (ft.): 60, Channels (qty.): 8, Programmable: Motion/schedule, View: 65deg /75 ft. night vision

From the Manufacturer

SN301-8CH-008 Overview

This Defender DVR system will work for almost any property because it includes 8 indoor/outdoor night vision cameras. Depending on the size of your business or home, you can mount the cameras at all entrances, in your yard and even inside. Setup is fast and hassle-free because everything you need is included in one simple kit and an interactive coaching menu helps you along the way. Keep a constant watch of your property and record over a month of video on the DVR's built-in 500GB hard drive that uses revolutionary H.264 compression to conserve memory. You'll also enjoy the convenience of being able to check in from anywhere in the world using the Internet. This DVR was specifically designed for the do-it-yourselfer and is loaded with features that will help keep your property safe and secure.

Top 5 Reasons to Buy

H.264 Compression Saves Disk Space

The 500Gb hard drive is designed for high capacity writing, this ensures long product life and accurate video storage. H.264 compression provides an amazing picture while saving almost 50% on storage space versus DVRs with MPEG-4 compression. That means that your system is optimized for up to a month of surveillance.

Coaching iMenu

This system is one of the first to have a highly interactive menu that assists you as you use it. When you scroll through different menu settings, helpful information bubbles will pop up to help you. Learn what each setting means so that you can configure the system to your needs effectively. This user-friendly feature makes it easy to setup and use your DVR.

View Video Online with No Service Fees

Regardless of where you are in the world, you can view your DVR's live or recorded video footage on any Internet accessible PC with Internet Explorer. See what is happening on your property and check in on your employees or family members. (Requires a router, Windows operating system, Internet Explorer browser, and broadband Internet connection for online viewing).

Smartphone Compatible

The SN301-8CH is compatible with BlackBerry and iPhone Smartphones. This DVR allows you to utilize 3G technology, which is specifically designed to transmit your video and audio at higher speeds.

We'll Get You Online with Our 24/7 Lifetime Live Customer Support

Assistance is available for you whenever you need it. Simply visit www.defender-usa.com for video networking guides, simple tips on how to protect your property, and instructional videos on topics such as camera placement. Our customer support team can be reached by phone 24/7, or by e-mail and live web chat services so that you will always have access to an expert.

(iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc., BlackBerry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited, Internet Explorer is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation)

More Features

8 Professional Grade Weather Resistant Cameras

Eight high resolution color cameras provide you with a clear and consistent picture at 480 TV lines of resolution. They allow you to better distinguish facial features, which can help in the positive identification of individuals. The cameras can be used indoors and outdoors. Each one is built with professional grade aluminum housing and a sunshade to help prevent glare, deterioration and rusting.

See in the Dark with Automatic Night Vision

The cameras come equipped with night vision, allowing you to see any monitored area (up to 75ft away) in total darkness. Each camera has 24 infrared LEDs that activate automatically when it becomes dark and deactivate during the day to save energy. You will always be able to see what is happening in your yard or at your business after-hours.

Multiple Easy Backup Options

With the SN301-8CH, you have several easy ways to backup your important video footage. A built-in USB port gives you a few different options when backing up and transferring your video footage. Connect a USB flash drive and store the files permanently on your computer or an external hard drive. You can also connect to an external CD/DVD writer and burn your footage to a disc.

Advanced Motion Activated Recording

You have the option to record video only when motion is detected which will save you time and conserve hard drive space. You can even set individual cameras to detect motion while the others continuously record. Advanced motion detection settings ensure that false alarms are not triggered—the easy motion detection "mask" allows you to block out areas with constant movement, such as roads or blowing trees so that only suspicious activity is recorded.

What's in the Box

  • DVR with 500GB HDD
  • 8 Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision CMOS Cameras
  • IR Remote Control (batteries included)
  • Power Adapter for DVR
  • 2 Four-to-One Port Power Supply for Cameras
  • 10ft RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
  • 8 x 60ft 4 PIN DIN to RCA (male) Power Cables
  • 10 RCA to BNC Connectors
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 4 Window Warning Stickers
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software CD
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 24/7 Lifetime Live Customer Support
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Easy setup
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Coaching iMenu
This system has a highly interactive menu that assists you as you use it
View Video Online
View video online with no service fees
See in the Dark with Automatic Night Vision
Each camera has 12 infrared LEDs that activate automatically when it becomes dark and deactivate during the day to 
What's Included
All necessary power supplies and mounting hardware included
save energy

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Coaching iMenu And what about the much advertised Coaching iMenu?
Ammy_Evaluator
I bought two of these systems, the 8 camera one and a 4 camera one Both of the DVRs went out a few months after the warranty period.
G. Nguyen
He was so pleased w the system that he is recommending it to customers to buy themselves and he will install.
Jose N Ortiz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

139 of 143 people found the following review helpful By Capricorno on August 15, 2010
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The Defender SN301-8CH like the average security camera system that sells to the general public averages in resolution around 420 TV lines which is barely enough to clearly identify anybody over 10 ft. Therefore if you ever catch a criminal on camera beyond that range and you want to press charges, I found it useless to use that in court. If you are looking for good image with longer range you have to start at least with a resolution of 550 TV lines per camera which could bring the price for a 8 channel system to over $1200. Other than that system serves the purpose of monitoring your property and the software is very user friendly.
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75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Don Amann on August 2, 2010
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I waited about 2 months to write this review so I can give a bit more thought to it. No worries it will not be lengthy, but rather to the point.

Purchased this for a mobile audio business to watch over the shop and surrounding area, but with the cost in mind. The Defender SN301 fit the bill perfectly !
After literally weeks of searching for the 'right' one to get, browsing many stores as well as Amazon I came to this one. Granted though, I still tried to find
more for my money, simply put, there was nothing. Comparable ? Perhaps, but nothing else stood out to be a better purchase. Combined with Amazons price and quick shipping (Prime member)
it was a no brainer.

Pros:
8 Channels
Large DVR
Very easy to use web interface
Clear viewing in low light.

Cons:
None really of significance, but figured I would still mention for those wondering.

No 'real' zoom. However for the price it should not be expected, really, it shouldn't.
The zoom that it does have is digital and just single - zoom or not. When zoomed
the image appears pixelated and difficult to view. Otherwise quite clear when not using zoom.
Again, must mention this was not an expectation I had, but wanted to mention for anyone wondering.

The Blackberry access .. it is simply that - access via your browser. Not an 'app', but just logging onto
the site to browse your cameras. Not a big deal at all !

So in summary, would I recommend ? Absolutely.

I did have one problem when installing. The cameras use two power cables at the DVR that are pigtailed into
four 'outlets' if you will. In other words two sockets on the back of the DVR power 8 cameras, 4 per socket.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By N EBANKS on December 16, 2010
I purchased the Defender SN301-8CH system six months ago from Amazon. I will give the good/bad about this system.
I purchased this system because my vehicle was broken into while parked in my driveway. I paid to have system installed even though I could have done it myself.
My wife did not want me on the ladder. I told her she would still get paid by the insurance company if I died from a ladder fall :)
The Defender system works well under both day and night conditions. The problem is with the quality of the cameras (cheap). My system came with four Defender cameras with my 8 channel system. I purchased an additional four cameras from another manufacturer, (VideoSecu). The quality of the Videosec is much superior to the Defender cameras. (this must be a case of you get what you pay for). Not only are the Videosecu cameras visual better but the mounts and the thick quality of the BNC cables are superior.(better connection than the Defender RCA/adapter type cables).
The VideoSecu and other camera manufacturer makes several different types of cameras. I purchased small domed under eves mount cameras for the front of my home (hardly noticeable by people and don't detract from the looks of the home.) However, criminals know that they are there.
On the side and rear of the house, A good adjustable (bullet type)Camera with range and clarity are best. The bottom line, Defender makes a good control unit but they cut corners on the cameras. Buy the control unit without the cameras. I hope this has helped someone with their purchase.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Dale F Williamson on August 19, 2010
I specifically purchased this unit because of the e-mail alert feature, and was very disappointed to find out it wasn't true. The product is advertised to generate e-mail alerts to up to 7 e-mail addresses. I have yet to get it to work with one address, and more than one is impossible. This is a quote from the Defender support center; "Unfortunately there is no resolution to the issue, it appears there was a typo in the manual and on the website. We are looking into resolving this discrepancy right now but unfortunately, I cannot see a resolution to this issue in the near future, if at all, so if this will not meet your needs you may want to look into returning for a refund."

If you don't require this feature the unit appears to operate normally. It could not have been a "typo", it was obviously false advertising.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J Law on August 30, 2010
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I had been researching surveillance systems for 9 months before purchasing this model. Setup of the system was very easy, obviously where you decide to install the the cameras can make the install more difficult. It took a couple of hours once the system was networked to get it on my PCs and on our iPhones. Its great being able to check on the property from anywhere. The cameras have made it through a couple of severe windstorms and haven't moved at all. I'd recommend installing them under eves when possible. The system has been running for two months with no issues at all. I'd highly recommend upgrading to the 8 camera system, over the 4. It cost a little more money but I'm glad I did.
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