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)


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

$ 359.99

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  1. Capricorno

    134 of 137 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Over 10 ft away, very hard to identify a person…, August 15, 2010
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    Capricorno (Monterey, ca United States) –

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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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  2. Don Amann "Don"

    68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent !, August 2, 2010
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    Don Amann “Don” (Edison, NJ) –
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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.
    One of the pigtail harnesses was bad out the box. Odd, but true ! All cameras worked flawlessly, but without that
    second pigtail you can only connect a maximum of 5 cameras – 4 on the pigtail and one direct. I contacted Defender ..
    Minimal hold time ( a couple minutes maybe) and I was told they would send a new one out right away. All that was required was a proof
    of purchase ( from Amazon is fine). Unfortunately I never got around to this yet, but so far I will give their customer service
    a huge thumbs up !

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  3. Dale F Williamson

    40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    E-mail alerts not as advertised, August 19, 2010
    This review is from: 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) (Camera)

    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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