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Defender SN500-4CH-002 Feature-rich 4 Channel H.264 DVR Security System with Smart Phone Access and 4 Indoor/Outdoor Hi-Res CCD Night Vision Cameras


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  • Access live video footage directly from your iPhone, BlackBerry or Android Smartphone
  • Record over 2 years of video footage on the built-in 500GB hard drive
  • The system utilizes the latest, most advanced compression level available saving you storage space without sacrificing video quality
  • View video online with no service fees from any computer in the world
  • 24/7 lifetime live customer support is available through phone, email, and live web chat both before and after you buy
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 9 x 1.8 inches ; 8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 16 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002UKOUTK
  • Item model number: SN500-4CH-002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Protect your hard-earned possessions, assets, and family; know who has been on your property; rid yourself of uneasiness when you travel on vacation or business. The SN500-4CH-002 offers some of the most advanced surveillance options available but in a hassle-free, do-it-yourself approach so you can have a fully functioning security system for your home or business in less time and for less money. The SN500-4CH-002’s online viewing feature allows you to conveniently access your DVR’s live or recorded video footage on any computer in the world with Internet Explorer. Checking in on your property is easy and means you will never miss a moment. This DVR is loaded with features that will help keep your property safe and secure. Record over 2 years of continuous video on the built-in 500GB hard drive. The SN500-4CH-002 is an effective and simple solution for protecting your property.

From the Manufacturer

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Fast & Hassle-Free Setup
This system is incredibly easy to set up and use with no need to hire a professional installer.
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24/7 Lifetime Live Customer Support
24/7 lifetime live customer support is available through phone, email, and live web chat both before and after you buy

Smartphone Compatible
Access live video footage directly from your Android, iPhone or BlackBerry Smartphone

View Video Online
View video online with no service fees

Sample Footage
Display all four cameras in Quad Screen mode or show just an individual camera in Full Screen.
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USB Backup
Back up and transfer your video footage with a USB flash drive or external USB hard drive.
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What's Included
All necessary power supplies and mounting hardware included

SN500-4CH-002 Overview

Protect your hard-earned possessions, assets, and family; know who has been on your property; rid yourself of uneasiness when you travel on vacation or business. The SN500-4CH-002 offers some of the most advanced surveillance options available but in a hassle-free, do-it-yourself approach so you can have a fully functioning security system for your home or business in less time and for less money. The SN500-4CH-002's online viewing feature allows you to conveniently access your DVR's live or recorded video footage on any computer in the world with Internet Explorer. Checking in on your property is easy and means you will never miss a moment. This DVR is loaded with features that will help keep your property safe and secure. Record over 2 years of continuous video on the built-in 500GB hard drive. The SN500-4CH-002 is an effective and simple solution for protecting your property.

Top 5 Reasons to Buy

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 email and live web chat services so that you will always have access to an expert.

Smartphone Compatible

Access live video footage directly from your Android, iPhone® or BlackBerry® Smartphone. This DVR uses 3G technology, which is specifically designed to transmit high quality video and audio on your smart phone.

Record Over 2 Years of Video Footage

The 500GB hard drive can hold over 2 years of continuous video and is optimized for 24/7 surveillance. We only use hard drives that are specifically designed for high capacity writing, which ensures long product life and accurate video data storage. Your DVR will alert you when your memory space is full so that you can overwrite your old video, stop the unit from recording, or backup and transfer your video footage.

Cutting Edge H.264 Compression

The SN500-4CH-002 utilizes H.264 compression—the latest and most advanced compression level available for a DVR system. You will see an amazing picture but save almost 50% on storage space versus DVRs with MPEG-4 compression! H.264 maximizes your hard drive space.

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 computer 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).

(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

Fast & Hassle-Free Setup

The SN500-4CH-002 is one of Defender's complete do-it-yourself systems that are incredibly easy to set up and use with no need to hire a professional installer. Auto-start recording ensures that your system will automatically begin recording as soon as you plug it in to a power outlet. You can easily monitor entryways, offices, shops, warehouses, children's rooms, garages, or any other area in your business or home.

4 Professional Grade Weatherproof Cameras

Four high resolution color cameras provide you with a clear and consistent picture at 420 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 indoor and outdoor. Each one is built with professional grade aluminum housing and a sunshade to help prevent glare, deterioration and rusting.

View in the Dark with Automatic Night Vision

The cameras come equipped with night vision, allowing you to see any monitored area (up to 15ft away) in total darkness. Each camera has 12 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.

Advanced Motion Activated Recording

You have the option to record video only when motion is detected. Finding important video footage using the playback feature is easy, and will also 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.

Connect Easily to Your Computer

This DVR includes a VGA output which allows you to connect to a computer monitor for viewing purposes. This gives you another option when viewing the activity captured by your cameras.

USB Backup

A built-in USB port gives you the option of backing up and transferring your video footage with a USB flash drive or external USB hard drive (peripherals not included). Your video footage then becomes portable for easy viewing and archiving on any PC.

24/7 Scheduled Recording to Meet Your Needs

You can fully customize a weekly recording schedule. You can choose which days of the week and hours of the day you want to continuously record, motion record, alarm record, or not record at all. Each camera can be scheduled with different settings.

Customize Your Camera Display

Display all four cameras in Quad Screen mode (four camera split screen), or show just an individual camera in Full Screen. Zoom Mode allows you to enlarge a portion of the camera's view to get a closer look, and Sequence Mode cycles through all camera views at preset interval times.

Find Your Video Footage Easily with Time, Date, and Event Search

Simply choose the desired date and time range, and the requested video clips will appear. Clips are also labeled by event, which makes it easy to find footage that was captured by motion detection.

Endless Location Options with 60ft of Wiring per Camera

The included 60ft camera wiring gives you flexibility in the installation of your cameras and allows you to increase each camera's range. If you need additional 60ft cable lengths, you can purchase the DF10W. The single wire also conveniently carries both the power and video signals, so you are only running one wire per camera (maximum 180ft cable length per camera is recommended).

Nationwide Installation Service

Don't have time to install your system? Defender can have your system installed for you in any zip code across the continental United States, plus key population centers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Our trusted network of security installers will not only install your system but also take the time to train you on its features and functions so you can get the most out of your security system.

What's in the Box

  • DVR with 500GB HDD
  • 4 Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision CCD Cameras
  • Power Adapter for DVR
  • 1 x 4 to 1 Port Power Supply for Cameras
  • 10ft RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
  • 6ft RCA to RCA (male)
  • 4 x 60ft 4 PIN DIN to RCA (male) Power Cables
  • 5 RCA to BNC Connectors
  • USB Mouse
  • Remote Control for DVR (Batteries included)
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 4 Window Warning Stickers
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software CD
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 24/7 Lifetime Live Customer Support

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Video quality is great, clean and crisp.
BK
I have not changed anything nor did I before it just started working on its own.
DIGITALid
Even night vision is good if there is a light source nearby.
Mark F

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 138 people found the following review helpful By D. Kan on February 1, 2010
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I setup the 4 cams and used my tv as the monitor, had it up and running in about 30 min. Mounting the cams and getting the view I wanted and installing the cords to where they were hidden took me 2-3 hrs. Daylight images are pretty good quality. The cams are not waterproof and as other said over 20 ft details get fuzzy. I have cam 1 overlooking the driveway set under the eaves above garage, cam 2 in mudroom overlooking main entrance and garage (cam1), cam 3 inside looking at back sliding glass door, cam 4 inside living room looking at main entrance. I installed the outdoor wire through a 25 ft long 3/4" diameter plastic conduit to prevent someone cutting it (use a lubed up electician's fish wire tool helps).
-1/2 star for during the night mode the LEDs cause too much reflection to have the cam setup to record vid through a window even with an antiglare shield. I recommend when you get the cam angle you like, use a bit of lock tight on the clamp screw (the temporary kind, not the permanent) I can see the clamp getting loose during natural cold and heat cycles.
The settings I use are best quality recording and only on Alarm mode (movement). The motion detector is fine during the day, a bit buggy during the night mode (-1/2 star). car lights shining will activate the recording, moths and bugs also are attracted to the IR light during night mode even with the sensitivity turned down. During the night mode also there is about a 1-2 second delay from detection to start of recording... the suggested setting is 24/7 record on low quality unless Alarm or movement mode activates a higher quality record setting, but this will eat up a lot of HD space and you end up with a lot of nothing video.
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203 of 217 people found the following review helpful By K.H. on January 9, 2010
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***Updated in the comments section 1 year into owning the system*** (K.H.)

This is a video review of SN500-4CH-002 which is Defender's feature-rich 4 Channel H.264 DVR Security System with Smart Phone Access and 4 Indoor/Outdoor Hi-Res CCD Night Vision Surveillance Cameras.

This all-in-one system contains everything you need to setup and record a 4 camera surveillance system in your home or business.

For my installation, I did not need to buy anything extra or subscribe to any monthly service to use the system. I can now access the system through any computer in the world as long as it has internet access. I can also access footage by using my smart-phone when I am on the go.

I really do recommend the Defender SN500-4CH-002 system for anyone looking for an affordable 4ch DVR security system with web and smartphone access.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful By M. Klein on January 6, 2010
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This is a great system as a beginner system goes. It is limited to 4 cameras which is the only drawback, really making it applicable for home or small business use.

I installed this on the outside of my home.

The system came well packed, directions were detailed and a snap. It took just over 2 hours to get it all set up. I would say that I am expert at handy man type jobs, so if you aren't comfortable on a ladder, with a makita drill and spade bit, better leave installation to an expert.

Picking the location of the cameras was the toughest part, as I wanted them to have the best views and yet somewhat un-obtrusive. We have had 3 friends come over since I installed the system and none of them had any clue there were cameras around.

I have not tried the web set up yet, but will soon.

The software allows you to fast fwd at an 8x speed so you can search easily. The night vision is awesome as well. The cameras work well in ambient lighting, so no issues there either.

I have a friend who is a police officer take a look at the video quality and he said if anything ever happened, the quality is good enough for law enforcement as well.

Bottom line: If you can drill and route wires, you can install this. Maybe the best $500 I have ever spent.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By BK on December 24, 2009
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After 3 years of researching for a system to place in my home and with my needs of Web/Smartphone ability this company is highly recommended. My line of work allows me to see alot of professional DVR security systems in Corp. and private retail industry. I truely believe in camera security over just an audile alarm for homes. More crimes are solved with a picture over an audible alarm which is monitored. I bought the system due to the cost and features. Once received it was out of the box and running in 10 minutes (No camera's mounted or internet connection at this time). Internet connection took me about 45 minutes (Now I could do it in 5 minutes if I did it over). When it comes to setting up the router read carefully I have Linksey G wireless and everything works using DHCP IP address mode. I also use a first generation iPhone which does allow me to see the cameras in real time. This unit has capabilities to record on different days, hours and or an area of motion can be set within the cameras view to activate. The system does have a notification setup for emails which sends a still photograph if the camera is activated (Would be nice if updated software was to add notifications to phone numbers). Added features in the back of the DVR allow setup of an audile alarm. For around $500 one time fee with no monthly service to monitor or cost to maintain, who can beat this product. Four cameras with IR are very well made with metal bodies and 60ft of cable. Video quality is great, clean and crisp.
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