Defender HD Live
Here is our Defender HD camera in action! We have mounted our 1080p HD camera outside of our headquarters so you can see the quality for yourself. On this highway which is over 130 feet away, cars travel over 60 miles per hour (100km/hr).
Defender HD Security Systems
Designed for everyone. Set-up is easy and viewing your video clips is even easier. HD 1080p, weather resistant, flexible recording and available wherever you are. Record continuously for 262 hours with the available 1TB of storage. Keeping watch 24/7. This is what a security system should be.
Stop squinting and guessing
Defender’s HD 1080p wide angle view means that you can see license plates, faces and cars in exceptional detail.
Designed for everyone
Experience live or recorded video from your desktop, TV or mobile device, with intuitive icons and straight forward recording options.
On the go
Web viewing with 24/7 live streaming, footage playback and account management. Compatible with Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox.
Easy as 1,2,3
Hassle free setup with color coded wiring, numbered ports and a three step setup.
Customizable to suit your lifestyle
Record continuously, set a schedule, or enable motion detection to give you the peace of mind you need.
Engineered to deliver
Eight HD 1080p bullet cameras made of ultra-lightweight polycarbonate resin, built to protect against vandals. IP66 rated for dust and heavy rainfall protection.
Your eyes throughout the night
These cameras let you see up to 130ft in ambient light and 100ft in total darkness.
Once set-up is complete, the system uses an exclusive connection and 128-bit encryption to keep your footage private and secure.
Large Screen Viewing
View your video feed on your TV conveniently with the included HDMI cable.
|Number of Channels||8|
|Storage Capacity||Max 1TB HDD|
|Video Output||VGA, HDMI|
|Video Input||8CH Inputs|
|Audio Input||4CH inputs|
|Audio Output||1CH output(RCA)|
|Display Feature||Single / Quad / S.E.Q.|
|Record Speed||1080P :15fps(each ch) 720P:30fps(each ch) 960H:30fps(each ch)|
|Recording Modes||Continuous / Manual / Motion detect|
|Network Type||Lan, DHCP, and DDNS|
|HDD Interface||1 SATA HDD, up to 8TB|
|Multiplex Operation||live display, record, playback, backup and network|
|USB Port||2 x USB(for mouse and backup/upgrade)|
|Sensor & Alarm I/O||NO|
|Mobile Surveillance||Support Mobile Phones based on iPhone and Android operation system|
|Power Supply||DC 12V/2A|
|Dimensions||300mm X 227mm X 53mm / 11.81in x 8.93in x 2.08in|
|Bullet Camera Specifications||▼|
|Image Sensor||2.0 Megapixel, 1/2.7” CMOS|
|Housing Material||Polycarbonate Resin|
|Effective Pixels||1920 (H) x 1080 (V)|
|Electronic Shutter||1/25 - 1/10,000 Sec|
|Video Frame Rate||1080P @ 25fps (PAL) / 1080P @ 30fps(NTSC)|
|Min. Illumination||0.05Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, 0 Lux with IR)|
|Video Output||1 channel BNC|
|IR Cut Filter||YES|
|IR Led Quantity||12|
|Field of View||75° horizontal field of view|
|Night Vision Range||Up to 30m (100ft)|
|Power Consumption||Max 4.2W|
|Operating Humidity||Less than 95%RH|
|Max HD Cable Distance||300ft|
|Dimensions||172.8mm x 66mm x 64mm (6.8in x 2.6in x 2.5in)|
Quick and easy to get camera view access on my Android phone using the bar code scan option from the phone app, but the connection to the home PC with the same router has taken me at least 6hrs so far, reading reviews and tutorials and videos online & everyone seems to say the same thing. "Its almost impossible to get the "1-step software to locate and synch your dvr to the router. You need to be an Network engineer to even have a clue. Port forwarding, Active X / Internet Explorer versions, 1-step, router firewall, available IP addresses, static vs locked ports, etc etc etc. The kicker is....they do NOT HAVE A Support Phone Number to call and get a real person to walk you though the process. For $450+ for the system, you would expect this service! Very unhappy about this. I knew the networking part would be a pain but this is ridiculous. Why not make it easier like with the phone bar code scan? If I didnt spend 3 days routing 8 wires all over my attic and installing 8 cameras from a 32ft ladder in the freezing cold, I would return this immediately. Sorry, but I would overlook ll this if the router to DVR connection was not impossible! To boot, the infrared vision is not even close to 100ft....it is more like 10-15ft which is useless at night when most crime issue occur.
I set up system this system on 12/21/16.
Before my purchase I shopped around and read many reviews on quite a number of different brand surveillance systems. I soon discovered that most of the complaints on many of the surveillance systems had to do with poor customer service response and long wait times. Before purchasing a Defender product I read the reviews and they were pretty favorable. I decided that I would go even a step further and place a call to customer service just to see how they handled customer complaints or calls. After a brief hold, I was connected to “Candice” a very professional and courteous person who answered all my questions about their product. My experience with this call sold me on this company. I purchased this system in late November and set it up on December 21st 2016. Shortly after ordering the system Defender sent me a follow up email which had links for me to review including YouTube links that had some great videos which were very helpful. I tested it out before installation by setting it up with all the cameras and the connections in my living room. This helped me prepare for the installation of the system and assured me that all the components were working. It also gave me a chance to become familiar with the system. I highly recommend reviewing the set-up and installation instructions both written and the video links on their site. Before installation of the cables I highly recommend that you draw a layout of your home, or the building you want to install the system on. Consider where you will mount your cameras well ahead of running any cables and where you place your DVR and monitor. One review recommended that you study and follow the instructions. That is excellent advice. I took that advice to heart and for me the result was, no set up problems, or operating issues, including the phone viewing app, or computer viewing link. The first time I had a good chance to view the system fully installed and set up on my 27” HD monitor with a HDMI connection I was amazed! Very clear video. I was also very pleased with the night vision. I chose the higher quality output video settings on the DVR during the final setup. Currently I am running just 4 cameras, but intend on expanding the cameras in the future. I am very glad that I got the 8 Channel and 8 camera system, because it expands my options for my home, parking, and shop. I can without hesitation recommend this system. My experience has been very favorable with the company and the products performance has exceeded my expectations. I am happily giving this review and would give the very same high recommendation even if I wasn’t offered another year of warranty if I wrote a review on their product. But, I am pleased that I can give a good review regardless of the added bonus incentive of being offered. I gave it only 4 stars for ease of installation which may not be entirely fair as it would have been just as challenging with any cabled system. Considering that, it probably deserves 5 stars in that department as well. Just keep in mind I am a detail guy and like to do it right. So I took care and extra time in the installation process.
I hope this is helpful and your experience is as positive as mine has been. By the way, my wife loves the new system!
installed this HD system, wish the cables were longer and menu a bit intuitive, otherwise great system
This review is quite wordy, but my intention is to share as much info about this system as I can. I was intimidated when I shopped for a surveillance system, so if my account here alleviates even the slightest angst for someone, then it's all good. After all, my warranty is extended by DEFENDER for an extra year if I submit a 5 word review, or if I submit this gazillion word essay.
My review of the 8 channel 4 dome/4 bullet camera HD system will be written at different junctures, beginning with the more than a few calls and live-chat sessions I had with Defender customer support before I even ordered the system. I won't get into any attic work, like running the wires or drilling beams, because that all depends on your particular attic, and your own ability to work and crawl around in tight spaces.
I telephoned support and initiated live-chats asking questions, and was usually given more information and suggestions than I asked for. I was always treated like a valued customer, even prior to placing my order. I felt confident that customer support knew their products, and would not leave me stranded while I was setting up this system. I was asking about one of their systems (which I didn't know was about to be discontinued), but was directed towards a better and less expensive HD system that was on sale and was offered with a discount and free shipping. The order process was the first in a series of great experiences to come.
The system arrived sooner than expected, and came securely packaged in a box with three separate boxes inside. One box contained the 4 dome cameras, wires, mounting anchors, and power supply. The second box contained the 4 bullet cameras along with the accessories for those cameras. The third box contained the DVR, and its associated accessories: power supply, remote, mouse, HDMI cable, local area network cable, and quick set-up guide. All components were accounted for, and very organized.
I had an issue with the dome camera's mount, but that was quickly remedied. The base of the camera needs to come off the camera in order to mount it onto where the camera will be mounted. I did know that, but it was difficult to remove. I didn't want to force it even though I knew it had to be pried off, so I live-chatted support, and was assured that that is what had to be done, and that it is supposed to be hard to separate. Also, the camera MUST be mounted with correct orientation, because the image cannot get “flipped” or rotated from the DVR system controls. Once the mount was separated from the camera, the mount was used as a template for the three mounting screws. The mount was mounted, the camera was snapped into the mount, and that was that. Once the system is up and running, I will adjust the direction of the cameras to get the best view and coverage. Remember, the cameras must be right side up!
So far so good.
The system is up and running. I have 4 of the 8 cameras mounted and in operation. I needed to purchase an extra length of cable because, well, the supplied cable wasn't long enough for one zone. NOTE* If you find you'll need an extra cable, MAKE SURE YOU GET THE EXTENSION CABLE SUITABLE FOR HD CAMERAS, otherwise you'll have problems. The images are super sharp. I like that you can adjust the resolution to save bandwidth and hard drive consumption. The night vision is unbelievable. I couldn't believe the area being filmed was completely dark. If you can't make out a face, then what's the use. Very satisfied with the quality of these cameras.
I had problems setting up the internet connection, and I had issues with the phone (Android) app. Neither would acknowledge the DVR. Several live-chats later, I was able to get both issues resolved.
I need to specifically acknowledge one support rep in particular. Daniela. On more than one occasion, she spent a lot of time helping me with both basic AND advanced set-up problems. During one live-chat, she took the time to work patiently and diligently way above and beyond, so much so, where she was still helping me after her normal working hours. THAT is customer service. Daniela, if you are reading this, I appreciate all you did, and thank you.
In my opinion, the documentation is lacking, and the phone app needs work, but with the support DEFENDER offers, I know I am in good hands when it comes to getting product support and assistance. I like the system and consider the price to be a real deal.
Upgraded to this model from the 21004 what a different. Clarity, more defining functions. Ptz ability, wife loves it. Neighbors inquiring, they think i had professional install. DIY. Highly recommended buy price was great. You done well Defender.
I bought this to replace my existing Defender system, I wanted to upgrade to the HD system, no regrets here, video is crystal clear!!!
I bought the Defender HD 1080P 8CH with 4 Bullet Camera to monitor the exterior of my house. I installed the system myself, which was hard except for crawling through the attic. Setup was easy. The wires were plenty long enough. The software is easy to use and has a variety of recording options, including motion sensing. I have had the system for 3 weeks and it working great. I hope that it last many years. I will likely add more cameras over time, which is nice that it is expandable.
I bought this system. Problems with items sent. I had to have my cables altered at an custom cable shop. They wouldn't reimburse my expenses. Dvr continues to have errors. I've owned many systems both personal and business. This is the worst.
We just replaced our older system with the new 1080p HD. The quality is so much better, the cameras was easy to setup and setup of the DVR was so simple and easy. Everything was included for the setup. Candice was a terrific in the Sales Dept and easy to work with. Brian and their technical support team is one of the best when needing help with the Defender Product in our book. Thanks again Candice, Brian and Defender.
The camera system works great, very easy to setup. Can easily be handled as DIY. and the customer service representatives are very informative and really help if needed.Just call and they will answer all your questions. Candace and Donna thank you for the follow up also. Will buy from them again if needed on the future.
Setup was easy. I view on my 36 inch tv at the cabin. I can even blow up photo and read license plates very easy. Night vision is great. So far, so good. I've only had it running for a few days. Very pleased so far.
EASY SETUP AND OPERATION IS GREAT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT.
Just purchased this system. Very easy to set up. Had it installed in about 3 hours. Highly recommend it!
Spoke to Candace before purchasing. She was very helpful in determining which system to purchase.
This is my first purchase of a camera security system and I bought the Defender HD1T8D4 online from BestBuy on 11/28/16 and received it within 4 days.
I too was skeptical at how good the online reviews were on the Defender website, but I must admit, I’ve been pleased so far. I tested the system in a single room prior to fishing cable through walls, floors and ceilings (a given for any brand of wired security system). Over the next few months, I will be running the cables. Physically hooking up the connections to the DVR unit was easy. One needs some degree of computer familiarity to understand the software, but by reading through the well-organized user manual and playing around with the settings, it starts to become intuitive. I feel the software is as simple as can be considering all the associated numerous options, features and settings. Their customer/technical service is supreme – submission of an online question triggers a case number email confirmation. The main reason I selected the Defender system was because of all the positive reviews of their customer/technical support and so far, this has been substantiated.
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