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Defender Sentinel 8CH 500GB Smart Security DVR Including 8 Ultra Hi-Res Indoor/Outdoor Cameras with 100ft Night Vision,21031
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- Choose motion-activated recording or H.264 compression to maximize storage space
- Super resolution cameras provide crisp and detailed video
- Monitor up to 100 feet away in complete darkness with automatic night vision
- View anytime, anywhere with remote viewing via internet, smartphone, and tablet
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|Item Dimensions||14.17 x 11.45 x 20.66 inches|
|Item Weight||24.5 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||23.25 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
Extremely easy to set up and useThis DEFENDER® system functions just like a computer, with a mouse for pointing and clicking and an intuitive icon-based menu that provides prompts and coaching to assist you in navigating the system. It’s even so simple to use it will begin recording as soon as it’s plugged in.
View your camera footage from anywhere in the worldWhether monitoring your business or home, view your footage live online, anytime and anywhere with PC or Mac. You can also view footage on almost any smartphone, including iPhone®, BlackBerry®, Android™, Windows Mobile®, or Symbian™, as well as on your iPad® and most major tablets.
Instant email alerts if activity detectedInstantly know if suspicious activity is happening on your property. This DEFENDER® system is designed to send you an email alert, complete with photo, if any motion is detected on your property or if any of your cameras experience video loss.
IR Cut filter for crisp and detailed video you can rely onYour security system is only worthwhile if you can actually see the person stealing from you. DEFENDER® cameras are equipped with 600 TV lines of resolution and an IR cut filter to enhance color and detail. The DVR records in D1 resolution, which is the equivalent of 704 x 480 pixels or DVD quality. The result is clear, crisp and accurate video feed.
Two years’ worth of footage storage – and more if you need itThe included 500 GB hard drive allows continuous monitoring and recording of over two years’ worth of footage! Your DVR sends an alert when your memory space is full so that you can choose to overwrite old video or stop the unit from recording. The 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. And if you need to expand your storage even further, you can choose to record only when motion is detected. This DVR uses H.264 compression which maximizes recording time, transfers data more efficiently over the internet and you’ll use 50% less storage space than traditional compressions - MPEG4, MJPEG - while still benefitting from high-quality imagery.
When everyone else is asleep, our cameras are watching closelyThe things that go bump in the night are sometimes a thief making off with your big-screen TV. DEFENDER® cameras are equipped with night vision that automatically activates. Thirty-six infrared ClearVu® LEDs provide crisp and detailed night imagery as you monitor from up to 100ft away, even in complete darkness. So thieves may think they’re lurking in the dark but you can rest assured DEFENDER® will see them.
Rain or Snow won’t stop usCriminals don’t take the night off if it’s raining. Neither do our cameras. They’re weather resistant and ensure optimal picture quality no matter what Mother Nature decides to throw at you, be it rain, hail or snow. The professional-grade aluminum housing, complete with sunshade, will protect against rust, deterioration and glare. So no matter what’s going on outside, DEFENDER® will be ready
Secure wiring can’t be tampered with
Thieves know dismantling a security system is a good way to get off scot free. But they’ll be disappointed with DEFENDER®. Each camera’s 65ft of cable runs through the cable mount and then directly into the wall, leaving no part of the cable exposed. Your footage will be secure.
See more with 8 cameras
Thieves don’t limit themselves to just a few rooms. Neither should your security system. Monitor up to 8 areas with this 8CH DEFENDER® DVR kit. By adding all included cameras you’ll be able to keep an eye on your entire property, enjoying even greater peace of mind.
Lifetime Live Customer SupportOur customer support team can be reached by phone or by email and live web chat. You’ll always have access to an expert. Support is available in English, Spanish and French.
Style Name: 21031 8-Channel, 8-Camera
Top Customer Reviews
My needs were:
* 4 outdoor cameras
* Good resolution
* Good night vision
* DVR with network capability
* Ability to view cameras from multiple computers and smartphone
* Price range of $300-$350
This system appeared to meet all my needs and I had noticed over the past year that the Defender systems seemed to have the best overall ratings. I further researched the on-line manual for this system (as I frequently do for things that I'm serious about purchasing) and it also gave me comfort that the system would meet my needs.
I've had the system installed for about a week now and I am quite pleased with it. That being said, I would like to share my overall experience with everyone, as it may be helpful for those considering this system and installing it themselves, as I did.
I did a few things backwards, but found it helpful in adjusting the cameras once I had everything wired.
First off, the entire system was packaged very nicely - great presentation and well organized. All of the camera cables were rolled up nicely on plastic spools. All parts were neatly arranged and well labeled.
Next, I took everything out of the box and hooked up to my 40" Samsung LCD via VGA cable to test it out. Note: the manual indicates that if you hook the DVR up using VGA to an LCD TV or monitor that the mouse and remote will not function. I called Defender to inquire about this prior to purchasing and they informed me that the unit WILL work fine via VGA and they were correct.Read more ›
At the moment, I haven't permanently installed the camera's yet, as they are temporarily placed inside and outside of the house in various locations as I evaluate the system and determine the best placement. So let's walk through the system so you hopefully have a better idea of what you're getting into, and how it performs.
There are 3 separate boxes, in a bigger box. One has the DVR itself and associated material. And the other 2 larger boxes include all of the camera hardware and wires. The wires for the cameras are 65' and combine both the BNC (for video) and DC power connector into one cable. This should make running wires much easier.
The end of the cable that goes to your DVR will connect the BNC cable to the DVR, and then the DC power cable connects to a 4-way DC->AC adapter. This is much prefered to the older designs where each camera had it's own bulky transformer to plug into.
There is mounting hardware for the cameras, which is rather basic. You'll want to check this out and make sure it's suitable for what and where you are going to mount these cameras into. You definitely don't want them falling down. I'll get more into Installation later.
They've also included an RJ45 network cable, RCA cable, Quick Start Guide, and a small USB mouse. The USB mouse is small and cheap, but you can use any USB mouse you have laying around. If you want more instructions, you can use the included mini-CD which has a full PDF users guide.Read more ›
I'm an I.T. professional, and I'd like to expose a HUGE security flaw with this system. This defender system (along with other models this company makes: Q-See, NightOwl, SVAT, etc.) has two major problems:
1) It has an open telnet port with a root username. For my own security, I'm not going to list the password here, but it took me less than 4 days to crack it brute force. This is inexcusable. I even wrote the company asking them to close this port for me, and they refused, and treated me with disrespect. (Read the response I received below.)
2) Anyone can login to the web portal using ANY username you choose with the pwd 519070. Isn't scary to know that you could essentially find the login page for anyone's DVR, enter foobar for the username, and 519070 as the password and, viola! You're in! Be forewarned, I had to write software to restrict access to this DVR login page (rerouting DNS entry lookups, a custom ACL list, and restricted MAC address access on my router.)
I was also interested in writing a custom piece of software to use on my android phone (just like the software aSee), so I wrote the company the following letter requesting information - their response not only didn't help, it pissed me off. Here's the complete email trail.
**MY EMAIL TO SVAT/DEFENDER**
I'm hoping to be able to get some information from you about the Defender DVR system Model 21031 I purchased.
I noticed that aSee is a supported application that allows streaming from this DVR on port 18004. But how does this work?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worst product I have bought through Amazon. This product is literally junk. Picture shows a dvr with a hdmi slot, I received the dvr, no hdmi slot, of course I found this out after... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scott M. Matta
hard drive gave up in a year replaced it with the proper one cameras work greatPublished 2 months ago by joseph noel
works ok. The quality definitely not as described and pretty much useless at night. it works for our company just because we use it to see what workers are doing and stuff like... Read morePublished 3 months ago by homengardenproducts
Thought this was a good system. But at 1 year and 2 months 3 of the 4 cameras stopped working. The 4th camera now only works in black and white. Now I need to replace 4 cameras. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jules K
Two of the cameras turned grainy and pink within about 4 months and the system is not user friendly.Published 3 months ago by Mikki