Hello dear! I thought about what to write my first review on redlightgreen for a long time, but most of what I buy abroad already have reviews, but there are almost no reviews about stationary DVRs. Therefore, I will write about the 4-channel analog DVR, which has been serving me for almost a year.
About a year ago, there was a needinstall the camera in the door. At first I wanted to take an IP camera, but their choice with a pinhole lens is very limited, so I had to take an analog one, and for it a video recorder. After wandering around Ali and fucking, I found an expensive 4-channel DVR with support for H.264 and 960Hd1. At that time, the price was $ 58.30 (about 2 tr), the closest analogue offline cost 4 tr I made an order, the seller delayed the dispatch somewhat (about a week), but despite this, our native mail sent me a parcel exactly on New Year’s
The recorder was packed in a regular brown bag and a bunch of layers of bumps, the native box was not affected
The recorder itself, inside its box, was packed in a bag with air chambers
Options: DVR, power supply for 12V / 3A, wired mouse, brief instructions, software disk, screws for mounting the HDD.
What can the DVR: write video simultaneously from 4 analog cameras, in resolutions from 960H to CIF (individually adjustable, for each channel) 25 frames / sec per channel, audio - 2 channels. It has RCA video and audio output, one VGA, one Rj45 (local area network) and a couple of usb. A 3.5-inch SATA hard drive is installed inside.
The case is completely plastic, with vents on the bottom and sides
To install the hard drive, it is enough to untwist the 4th screw at the bottom. The hard drive is screwed to the bottom. Tighten the screws carefully - plastic is not the most durable.
The DVR board itself is not badly soldered, the flux is washed off, the soldering is neat, all components are installed smoothly and do not hang out.
I collect, connect the camera, LAN, mouse, monitor and turn it on.
After loading, the wizard starts, in whichyou can configure the main parameters of the DVR - date and time, network parameters (I get them automatically, with dhcp), specify whether to use PPPoE for the network, configure the main ports - for the web admin, for the program and for mobile devices. In the same wizard, you can configure the basic recording settings. After going through all the steps and clicking apply the DVR will reboot.
Startup Setup Wizard
DVR booted, video startto write, it's time to start fine-tuning. As a fan of web interfaces, I first wanted to configure it from a browser. I launched my favorite FF, entered the username / password - by default admin: 123456 and saw the expected result
Caring Chinese wrote the whole interface on ActiveX, the whole, and not just the video output window. Well there is IE, I launch it, I install the plugin, I open
already better. I click on the right of the camera, then on the window where to show it - the video went.
Well, it's time to set up recording bymotion detector and other subtleties. I click the Configure button, I see the settings. Looking ahead, I’ll say that there is no Russian language in the web admin panel, but it’s not scary, everything is extremely simple and standard.
On the first tab, information about the device and itsnetwork parameters, on the second one the parameters for the channels are configured - here you can select the video resolution, change the channel name (can be shown on the recording), video quality, the number of frames per second, configure the recorder's behavior when the signal is lost in the channel (optional - send an email, enable beeper, if there are other cameras with PTZ - start moving them). I was interested in the Schedule Set button. Clicking on it opens a context menu in which you can select MotionDetection. In a new window, the schedule of this function is configured, I put all the checkmarks. Click OK and browse the rest of the tabs. On the third tab, user logins / passwords are configured, on the 4th - the parameters of the hard disk are visible, there is the ability to enable / disable recording, reboot or update the firmware of the device. Just in case, I reboot and go grimacing in front of the camera - when motion appears, recording should begin).
I click on Playback, I see the interface.
I will not go into details, but a littleAfter playing with the settings, I do a search ... and there is nothing. No entry. I think that’s all. Arrived, send back. I try to turn on the recording manually, after which I go back to the viewing again - there is a recording! Well, this is already half the trouble, he knows how to write, he will live) I go to the settings, and there ... and there it is empty, the settings did not apply, or rather partially applied. I re-configure, save - again nothing. I get a little upset and remember about the program that is on the attached disk. It’s called DVRClient (surprisingly, right?) I put it, I launch it, there is no Russian, I won’t dwell on its settings - they are quite standard for such software, if someone is interested in something - I will explain it in the comments, but here I’ll just post it screenshots. And why without details, you ask? Yes, because the settings through it are also partially applied. And I use it only for viewing records.
Screenshots from DVRClient
There remains the last way to configure -directly from the registrar. I go to the pantry, turn on the monitor and start. I will not dwell on each page in detail, I will only post their screenshots. The Russian language is supported by the registrar, therefore several screens will be with Russian, it will be clear from them why the language was changed to the usual English. No, the Russian is quite familiar and nobody asks to “insert Sim”, but some names do not fit in the area allocated to them. To configure motion recording, you need to go the path Config-> Schedule-> Motion and select the desired time, and then go to Alarm-> Motion, select which cameras you want to record (I have 1), configure the detection zones (dragging the grid with the mouse) and select the sensitivity of the detector (I have 4 out of 5), set, if desired, the recording time before the motion detector is triggered and after. After all these actions, the desired functionality is achieved.
A lot of screenshots from the registrar
Well, it remains to check the last function - the onebecause of which the proud 3G inscription appeared on the box - in a free translation from Chinese it means - “if you have a 3G phone, you can watch a picture from the DVR from it”. Well, take the app from Google Play
TmEye, drive the settings into it:
1 - address and port of the DVR - if weconnected to the same network with it, via WiFi - then its internal IP, if we use mobile Internet, then there are possible options - if the registrar is behind the router, you will need to forward the port (101 by default) to the external interface of the router, specify in the program external IP router, if the registrar looks directly at the Internet, then just drive in its IP address. If the provider issues white dynamic addresses, then dynDns will help (the DVR supports).
2 - login and password
3- choose how many cameras the recorder supports
If everything is configured correctly, we see something like this
On this, I consider the work setup done. Now micro doping - the registrar worked for about a month, and somehow I accidentally touched it with my hand - and it’s hot - it’s understandable - he himself is in a small pantry, cooling off the mat. boards passive, the screw heats up. In order to extend the life of the hard disk and the region as a whole, it was decided to attach a 120 mm fan to the recorder, feeding it from 5V coming to the HDD (thereby the speed is minimal, there is no noise) - solved - done.
The screw became cool, the processor heatsink - too.
A little less than a year has passed since then, the recorder is working, and the flight is normal.
- low cost
- recordings take up little space with acceptable quality
- not fully configurable via web interface
- poor support for the Russian language
- can't attach photos to email
- cannot make copies to external ftp
- can't write from IP cameras;)
My conclusion - you can take, for some tasks,like mine. And to be honest - the age of analog cameras is passing and if you do not need to think about a secretive installation, it is better to take IP cameras. I will be happy to answer all questions in the comments, I will try to adequately respond to criticism)
PS about covert video surveillance - it is forbidden in Russia, but I have a big honest sign hanging on my porch: “Video surveillance is in progress”. For the same reason, I can not post an example video (