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Product Code: IDVR-PRO8H


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The iDVR-PRO8H is an 8 channel hybrid CCTV system DVR that works with traditional analog CCTV cameras, HD BNC security cameras, and network IP cameras. This DVR is known as a hybrid-type because of the different security camera technologies that are supported. Each channel of the DVR can simply be configured to use any of the following camera types: analog CCTV, AHD, HD-TVI, or network IP camera. You can learn more about this hybrid technology here.

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CCTV Security Camera DVR

2023 Update: The iDVR-PRO8H is no longer available. CCTV Camera Pros highly recommends our Viewtron hybrid 4K DVRs. Viewtron is now our best selling product line. The 8ch Viewtron DVR is currently $599.99. We also have Viewtron HD BNC security cameras available here.

The iDVR-PRO8H is capable of recording on all eight camera channels at 30 frames per second at all supported resolutions, including full 1080p. In the video surveillance industry, 30 frames per second is sometimes referred to as real time recording. The iDVR-PRO8H DVR supports recording at 240 FPS total (which is 30 FPS x 8 cameras). The iDVR-PRO8H is a Linux embedded / stand alone CCTV DVR.

iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs include some of the best software applications remote viewing from iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices. The web browser and software applications for Windows and Macintosh computers is also excellent. iDVR-PROs included a mouse and wireless IR remote control that is used to access and control the intuitive and easy to use user interface.

The iDVR-PRO "H" series DVRs use the exact same software interface and client applications as the "A" series. The main differences with the "H" series is the ability to add a DVD burner, 5 hard drive bays, one audio surveillance input per camera input, additional BNC spot monitor outputs (2 spot outputs for this 8 channel model), 16 alarm inputs, 8 relay outputs, and 8 digital alarm outputs. Spot monitor outputs are commonly used in retail stores to display live camera views at entrances so store customers are aware that the store is monitored by video surveillance.

The spot outputs can be configured to display a grid of 4 cameras each or a single camera view that scrolls between all camera views. Learn more about the spot monitor functionality here.

These DVRs come with a 2 year warranty and lifetime USA based technical support, both of which are provided directly from CCTV Camera Pros.

The robust features and sleek design make the iDVR-PRO DVRs one of the best choices for home, business, and government video surveillance systems.

iPhone / iPad Compatible
iOS Compatible Security DVR
Android Compatible
Android Compatible Security DVR
Mac Compatible
Mac Compatible Security DVR

Custom Systems Quotes

Custom DVR Surveillance System

Did you know? CCTV Camera Pros can provide a complete surveillance system quote that includes an iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR, any number of cameras, cables, connectors, power supplies, and monitors? As you have probably already seen on our website, we have 2, 4, 8, and 16 camera surveillance systems in pre-made packages. However, it is not possible for us to package up every combination and quantity of all the different camera models that we carry. So, we can also provide you with a custom quote with as many cameras as you need and a mix of any combination of camera model(s) based on your project requirements.

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iDVR-PRO8H Features:

  • 8 Camera Video Inputs (BNC camera inputs)
  • Each Video Input Supports Analog CCTV, AHD, and HD-TVI Cameras (Hybrid DVR)
  • 8 Channel Audio Surveillance Microphone Inputs (RCA Audio inputs)
  • Stand Alone DVR / Embedded Linux Operating System
  • H.264 Codec Video Compression
  • Pentaplex Function - Simultaneous Live / Record / Playback / Archive / Network
  • Remote Live View via Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile
  • Compatible with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome Web Browsers
  • HDMI video output with 4K UHD resolution
  • VGA video output with 1080p HD resolution
  • Supports Dual Monitor & Spot Monitor Display Modes
  • Recording Frame Rates: 5mp: 192fps, 4mp: 480fps, 3mp: 480fps, 2mp / 1080p: 480fps, 720p: 480FPS
  • 240 FPS Recording at any Resolution - 1080p, 720p, 960H, D1, CIF
  • Real Time Recording on All Channels (30 FPS per camera)
  • Video Outputs: 1 HDMI, 1 VGA
  • 2 BNC Spot Monitor Outputs
  • 8 Alarm Inputs / 8 Alarm Relay Outputs / 8 Digital Alarm Outputs
  • USB Flash drive Backup, Network FTP Backup
  • 4 Internal Hard Drives Bays (Up to 12TB Drives Supported)
  • Max Video Storage Capacity: 48 Terrabyte
  • Supports RAID 1 and 5 Disk Mirroring Configurations
  • 1 Terra-Byte Hard Drive Installed (Upgrades available)
  • POS (Point of Sale) Integration Supported
  • Gigabit Ethernet Network Port
  • DHCP, Dynamic IP & DDNS Support
  • Watermarked Video & Audio for Tamper Proof Security
  • 5 Levels of Recording Quality (Low / Standard / High / Highest / Super)
  • RS-422/485 for PTZ Speed Dome Controls
  • Email Notification Alerts from Motion Detection & Alarms
  • Playback in Forward & Reverse up to 64x
  • Remote PTZ Control Support
  • Includes USB Mouse
  • Includes Wireless Hand-held Remote Control
  • Optional DVD Burner
  • 2U Size Case - 16.9" x 14.5" x 3.5"
  • Use with 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen monitors
  • VGA/HDMI Monitor Needed for setup

Hybrid CCTV & HD Security Camera DVR

The iDVR-PRO8H is a hybrid DVR that works with the BNC security cameras and network IP cameras. The following security camera types and resolutions are supported.

  • Analog CCTV cameras - CIF, D1, and 960H resolutions supported
  • AHD cameras - 720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp resolutions supported
  • HD-TVI cameras - 720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp resolutions supported
  • Network IP cameras - 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp IP cameras supported. IP cameras must support standard ONVIF video protocol.

Analog CCTV, AHD, and HD-TVI are all BNC security cameras that use the same RG59 coax cable to run video from the camera to the DVR. Network IP cameras must be connected to a switch or router using CAT-5 or CAT-6 network cable. The DVR must be on the same network as the IP cameras. Users can mix any and all of of the above security camera types. Each channel can be configured for a different camera type.

You can learn more about what AHD is here.

Demo: Try Before You Buy!

Custom DVR Surveillance System

Would you like to demo an iDVR-PRO before you decide to purchase one? CCTV Camera Pros has a demo surveillance system setup at our office using an iDVR-PRO and a variety of CCTV cameras that we supply. We will supply you with login information and instructions so that you can see what the user experience is like when you remotely access an iDVR-PRO from Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. If you need support along the way, we will provide you with help.

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Spot Monitor / Dual Monitor

The spot monitor function on this hybrid CCTV DVR is one of the features that make it unique. There are two HD monitor outputs: HDMI and VGA. Users have the option to choose a dual monitor setup which mirrors the two displays and both will display the menu system of the DVR.

Users also have the option to setup one of the outputs as a spot monitor, which hides the DVR's menu system and only displays a live security camera view. iDVR-PRO has the most advanced spot monitor configuration. Watch the above video to see how easy it is to setup custom camera layouts in the spot monitor.

iPhone / iPad Compatible

iOS DVR Viewer App

iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs are compatible with iOS. The native iDVR-PRO viewer app for iOS works with iPhone and iPad. Users can view CCTV cameras live from their iOS device. The app also supports search and playback of video surveillance footage recorded to the DVR's hard drive. Click here to see our image gallery of the DVR viewer app for iDVR-PRO.

You can learn more about the iDVR-PRO app for iPhone and iPad here.

iPhone Surveillance DVR Viewer App

The following youTube video demonstrates the remote iPhone DVR viewing capability of the iDVR-PRO. The iOS app for iDVR-PRO lets users view all security cameras connected to the iDVR PRO from remotely over the Internet.

NOTE: The video conversion to YouTube degrades the quality of the video. Actual surveillance video viewed on an iPhone is better than what is seen above. Be sure to select 1080p video during playback in the YouTube player.

iPhone CCTV Camera View

The above screenshot shows the iPhone app for an iDVR PRO in playback mode. The user is viewing recorded video with 4 cameras on the screen. Click here to see additional images of the iPhone app in live and playback mode.

MAC Compatible CCTV

The iDVR PRO is compatible with MAC laptops and desktops. This is one of the few CCTV DVRs available that allow users to view your surveillance cameras remotely over the Internet from a Macintosh desktop or laptop. Mac users have two options for accessing their DVR remotely: web browser access and the DVR viewer software. The iDVR PRO also support remote video playback using the MAC DVR viewer software that is included. The below screen shows the iDVR-PRO at CCTV Camera Pros West Palm Beach office being accessed from a MAC using the Chrome web browser (Safari and Firefox also supported). Please click here to see a complete image gallery of the iDVR PRO being viewed from a Mac.

Mac Compatible Security DVR

The above image shows an iDVR PRO being accessed on a Mac via the Chrome web browser. The web browser access supports single camera viewing only. Users can select which camera they want displayed via a dropdown box on the web page. The web browser view also supports accessing the DVR's configuration, PTZ camera controls, and viewing the event log.

MAC DVR Viewer Software

Mac Compatible Security DVR

The Mac DVR viewer software that is included with iDVR-PRO recorders lets users monitor multiple DVR locations and view up to 36 cameras per screen. The Mac software also supports remote playback of surveillance video that has been recorded on the DVR hard drive. Please click here to see additional screenshots of the Mac software being used to monitor CCTV Camera Pros warehouse.

Mac Software - HD Security Camera View Video Demo

This video demonstrates live HD security camera viewing using the Mac software for iDVR-PRO.

Important Note: Click the gear icon in the lower right of the video player and 1080p resolution so that you can view the video in the highest resolution available.

Android CCTV Camera Viewer App

The Android viewer app for iDVR-PRO lets users view their security cameras on any Android mobile device from remotely over the Internet. The Android app can display 1, 4, 9, and 16 cameras on the screen. In addition to the live camera streaming, the app also has a search and playback feature which lets Android users watch surveillance video that is recorded on the DVR hard drive. Click here to view more Android app screenshots.

You can learn more about the iDVR-PRO Viewer app for Android here.

Android CCTV DVR Viewer App

The following youTube video demonstrates the remote Android remote viewing capability of the iDVR-PRO. The Android app for iDVR-PRO lets users view all security cameras connected to the iDVR PRO from remotely over the Internet. Users can also search and playback video that has been recorded to the DVR's hard drive.

NOTE: The video conversion to YouTube degrades the quality of the video. Actual surveillance video viewed on an Android device is even better than what is seen above. Be sure to select 1080p video during playback in the YouTube player.

Sample Android Images

The above image shows the Android DVR viewer app accessing the iDVR-PRO at CCTV Camera Pros office in live camera mode (4 cameras on one screen). Please click here to see additional images of the Android app in live viewing and recorded video playback modes.

Demo Videos

Want to see more images and demonstration videos using the iDVR-PRO? Please click here.

iDVR-PRO Software Download

iDVR Pro Client Software Download

Click Here to download the iDVR Pro CMS Software and Codec for Windows Media Player

DVR Specification

HD CCTV Camera DVR Spec
Download iDVR-PRO8H Spec Sheet

DVR Manual

iDVR-PRO DVR User Manual
Download iDVR-PRO8H DVR User Manual

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