ANNKE 8-Channel HD-TVI 1080P Lite Video Security System DVR and Cameras – Review

ANNKE 8-Channel HD-TVI 1080P Lite Video Security System Review

What You Get

The Annke 8-Channel DVR comes with 4 x 3 way axis cameras with the option to purchase an additional 4. The security system is able to record on up to 8 cameras simultaneously on a split screen.

You will also get one 8CH 1080N DVR without the hard disk drive, four 720P HD wired cameras, four 60ft BNC video cable, plus a power adapter, a hard copy of the user manual and a software CD

The 4-in-1 DVR supports Analog, HD-TVI, CVBS and IPC.

Setting Up the System

This Annke system is incredibly easy to manage and there is a set up wizard for IOS and Android users.  This means that the system can be set up quickly and easily by virtually anyone. A QR code is also available to scan for set up, but this may not always work. In addition, an internal hard disk drive needs to be purchased separately if you want to record or playback.

Camera Performance

The 720p cameras have a 3.4mm lens and can be used indoors our outdoors. If you set them up to view within a 66ft range, the Annke 8-Channel DVR will give true day and night monitoring. Your images and video feed will appear in color during the day, with the camera auto switching to black and white at night. Annke claims that there is a very good 20-meter night vision range.

The cameras used in this system are analogue, therefore you should not expect them to provide the same quality of resolution that you would expect from a digital camera. However the quality is still great and allows you to see facial features at a fairly reasonable distance or pick up a vehicle license plate.

Although the equipment is described as weatherproof, there have been reports of leakage. So for added peace of mind, we recommend you purchase the extended warranty.

Remote Viewing

The phone app is really easy to use and you can be watching live as soon as your cameras are set up. You will be able to see whatever the cameras see in real-time, so you can keep an eye on your home, office or property wherever you are. You have full control over the recordings and live feed and can conveniently save footage onto the storage drive of your tablet or phone. The additional feature of the Smart Search, automatically helps you locate vital video clips using different searching modes, so you don’t have to sit through long periods of empty video footage.

When one of the cameras detect any activity, you will receive an immediate alarm email which is sent to your inbox. The email will include snapshots so you are able to see exactly what happened.

The Annke 8-Channel HD-TVI 1080P Lite Video Security System DVR has been ISO 9001certified and HDMI Senior Member certified, so you can be sure that there is no harmful interference produced by this device.

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