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Product Code: VT-DVR-8


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Description
 

The Viewtron VT-DVR-8 is an 8 channel DVR / NVR hybrid that supports BNC security cameras and network IP cameras up to 4K resolution. This hybrid DVR / NVR that is compatible with the following BNC camera formats: analog CCTV (CVBS), AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI. In addition to the 8 BNC video inputs, the VT-DVR-8 also supports up to 8 IP cameras over network connection, which actually make this a 16 channel hybrid NVR / DVR. Watch this video demo to see how easy these DVRs are to use. This DVR (digital video recorder) is NDAA compliant for government use.


Remote Access Security Camera Viewing

iOS Compatible Security DVR iPhone App Android Compatible Security DVR Android App Mac Compatible Security DVR Mac Software Mac Compatible Security DVR Windows Software

Viewtron DVRs and NVRs include mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can access your security cameras remotely. Desktop software for Mac and Windows is also included for free. You can view your security cameras live and playback recorded video on your DVR from all of these platforms - remotely over the Internet. There are no monthly fees.


Simple to Use Interface

Hybrid 4K Security Camera DVR

Watch this video to see how easy it is to watch your security cameras live and also playback recorded video surveillance footage on the Viewtron hybrid DVR.


8 Channel DVR Features

  • Type: Stand Alone Hybrid DVR with Embedded Linux OS
  • Video Input: 8 BNC Camera Inputs + 8ch IP Camera over Network (16ch total)
  • Supported Video Formats: Analog CCTV (CVBS), HD-TVI, HD-CVI, AHD, IP, ONVIF
  • Resolutions: 960H, 720p / 1mp, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 8mp / 4K
  • Audio Surveillance: Yes. 8 RCA Inputs
  • Recording Rate: 30fps@1080p, 15fps@4mp, 12fps@5mp, 8fps@4K
  • Recording Modes: Continuous, Schedule, Motion Detection, Alarm
  • Video Compression / Codec: H.264, H.265
  • Monitor Outputs: HDMI, VGA, BNC
  • HDMI Display: 4K Resolution
  • VGA Display: 1080p Resolution
  • Alarm Ports: 8 Alarm Inputs, 2 Alarm Relay Outputs
  • Rack Mount: Yes. Rack Mount Hardware Included
  • Alarm Notification: Email, Push Notification to Mobile Apps, Pop-up Alerts on CMS Software
  • Mobile Apps: iPhone App, Android Mobile App
  • CMS Software (PCs): Mac Software, Windows Software
  • PTZ Camera Support: UTC (Up the Coax) Support to Control PTZ Over RG59 Video Cable
  • Cash Register / POS Integration: Yes. Text Overlay. Cash Registers Supported
  • Max Storage: 2 Hard Drive Bays, 12TB each (24TB total)
  • Installed Storage: 1TB Hard Drive Included
  • DVR Controls: USB Mouse Included. Wireless IR Remote Control Optional Add-On
  • Warranty: 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty Direct from CCTV Camera Pros
  • Tech Support: Lifetime Technical Support Direct from CCTV Camera Pros
  • NDAA Compliant: Yes. NDAA Compliant. Approved for Government Use.
  • Detailed Specification: Download the product specification PDF file.

DVR Back Panel

Here is a view of the back panel of the DVR so that you can see all of the ports and connections. Please click on the image for a larger view.


Supported Security Camera Types & Recording Resolutions

  • Analog CCTV (CVBS) - CIF, D1, 960H
  • AHD (analog high definition) - 720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 8mp / 4K
  • HD-TVI - 720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 8mp / 4K
  • HD-CVI - 720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 8mp / 4K
  • Network IP Cameras - 720p, 1080p / 2mp, 3mp, 4mp, 5mp, 8mp / 4K

Recording Rates - Resolutions (BNC cameras)

  • 30 FPS per camera - 960H (960 x 480), 720p, 1080p
  • 15 FPS per camera @ 4mp
  • 12 FPS per camera @ 5mp
  • 7 FPS per camera @ 4K / 8mp

IP cameras can be recorded at 30FPS up to 4K / 8mp resolution.


Complete Security Camera System Quote

Security Camera System

Did you know? CCTV Camera Pros can provide a complete surveillance system quote that includes any Viewtron DVR / NVR with cameras, cables, connectors, power supplies, and monitors? We can even mix and match IP cameras and BNC security cameras because Viewtron DVRs are hybrid. This means that they work with just about any type of security camera.

As you have probably already seen on our website, we have 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 security camera 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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iPhone App

Security Camera iPhone App

In the above video, the mobile app connects to the Viewtron IP camera NVR at CCTV Camera Pros office. Please note that the mobile app interface looks exactly the same when you connect to a Viewtron hybrid BNC DVR. You can access your security cameras remotely from any WIFI or cellular connection. There are no monthly fees. In addition to the live camera view, the iPhone app can also playback recorded video surveillance footage on your DVR's hard drive and receive push notifications when motion is detected by your cameras.

The CCTV Camera Pros' NVR is connected to 6 Viewtron IP cameras, including 4K AI security cameras and an LPR / ANPR camera (license plate recognition / automatic number plate recognition). You can watch additional video demos of the Viewtron security camera app here. Learn more about how to view your security cameras from iPhone here.


Android App

Security Camera App for Android

View your security cameras from the Android app that is included with all Viewtron DVRs and NVRs. You can access your security cameras remotely from any WIFI or cellular connection and there are no additional fees. In addition to the live camera view, the Android app can also playback recorded video surveillance footage on your DVR's hard drive and receive push notifications when motion is detected. Learn more about how the security camera app from Android here.


Push Notifications

Mobile App Push Notifications

Watch this video to how to setup push notifications in the mobile app for iPhone and Android. You can setup push messages to be sent upon motion detection and other alarm events that are supported by the DVR.


Mac Software

Mac Security Camera Software

View your security camera with Mac software that is included with all Viewtron DVRs and NVRs. You can access your security cameras remotely from any WIFI or cellular connection and there are no additional fees. In addition to the live camera view, the Mac DVR software can also search and playback recorded video surveillance footage on your DVR's hard drive. Learn more about how to view your security cameras with Mac software here.


Windows Software

View Security Cameras from Windows PC Software

View your security camera with Windows PC software that is included with all Viewtron DVRs and NVRs. You can access your security cameras remotely from the Viewtron VMS software via any WIFI or cellular connection. There are no additional monthly fees. In addition to the live camera view, the Windows DVR viewer software can also search and playback recorded video surveillance footage on your DVR's hard drive. Learn more about how to view your security cameras with Windows PC software here.


Video Storage Space / Surveillance Hard Drive Upgrade

Will the standard size hard drive be large enough storage for the number of days of recording that you require? You can use our online video storage calculator to estimate how much hard drive space you will need for your DVR. Please note that CCTV Camera Pros only uses video surveillance hard drives designed for constant writing operations. Standard PC hard drives should not be used.


Alarm Input / Alarm Relay Output

DVR Alarm Input / Alarm Relay Output

This 8 channel digital video recorder has 8 alarm input ports and 2 alarm relay output ports. These alarm ports can be used to integrate your DVR security system with external alarm devices such as magnetic door sensors, passive infrared motion detection, alarm lights, and audio sirens. You can learn more about these integrations on these pages.


Cash Register / POS Integration

CCTV DVR POS Installation

The above diagram shows how a POS system /cash register can be installed with a Viewtron DVR. This allows point of sale text overlay over one or more security cameras on your system. The point of sale / cash register is connected to the same network as the network video recorder. This is done by connecting both devices to the same network switch or router using CAT5 or CAT6 network cable. The security camera is hard wired to the DVR using coax cable. The BNC camera in the diagram can be an analog CCTV camera or an HD-over-Coax camera.

You can learn more about CCTV POS integration with Viewtron DVRs and NVRs here.


Optional Wireless Remote

DVR / NVR IR Wireless Remote Control

Most of our customers prefer to use the USB mouse that is included to control their DVRs and NVRs. However, we do have an optional wireless remote control available. One function that customers do find useful to be able to control with the wireless remote is the ability to switch between live video display screen layouts. All of the other controls are much more convenient to access using the mouse that is included.


DVR Specification

DVR NVR Specification
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DVR Manual

DVR / NVR User Manual
Download User Manual

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some frequently asked questions CCTV Camera Pros receives about this 8ch digital video recorder.

  • Is port forwarding on my router required to be setup in order to view my cameras remotely? No. All you need to do is connect your DVR to an Internet connection and scan a QR code on the DVR to setup remote access. Watch this mobile app setup video to see how easy it is.
  • Does this DVR support color night vision? Yes. Color night vision is a function of the camera you are using, not the DVR. You can connect any color night vision camera to this DVR as long as it is a supported video format. The same goes for IR night vision cameras. Infrared night vision is a function of the security camera, not the DVR.
  • Does this DVR have built-in human detection technology? No. If you want to use human detection technology, we suggest that you look at our Viewtron AI security cameras. Viewtron AI cameras support human detection, car detection, and face detection / facial recognition. However, in order to use it, you must use a Viewtron IP camera NVR. The AI software is not integrated into Viewtron DVRs at this time.
  • Does the remote viewing support multiple users logged in at the same time? Yes. Multiple users can view security cameras remotely from the mobile apps and desktop software. However, we do not recommend more than a few users logging in at the same time as the system can get bogged down.
  • How do I playback recorded video? Please watch this video to see how easy it is to playback recorded video on your DVR.
  • What type of coaxial cable is used to connect cameras to this DVR? RG59 or RG6 coaxial cable an be used to connect analog CCTV cameras and HD BNC security cameras to Viewtron DVRs. CCTV Camera Pros recommends this high quality RG59 Siamese coax cable which runs both the video and power.
  • Can I receive alerts on my cell phone when motion is detected? Yes. You can receive alerts of your cell phone via a push notification in the mobile app.
  • What happens when the hard drive is full? The DVR automatically overwrites the old recordings when the hard drive is full.
  • Is this system integrated with Google Assistant? No.
  • How do I connect the DVR to a TV / monitor? You can use an HDMI cable or VGA cable to connect this DVR to a TV or computer monitor.
  • How many days of video storage does the pre-installed hard drive provide? It depends on the number of security cameras, resolution, and frame rate you are using. You can use this online video storage calculator to help you plan this.
  • Is the picture quality of a 4K security camera much better than a 4mp security camera? 4K is equal to 8 megapixel resolution, so a 4K security camera is twice the resolution of a 4mp. Please take a look at this blog post that compares 4K vs 4mp security camera.
  • Does this DVR support wireless cameras? This is a hard wired DVR. All BNC cameras must be hard hard wired using coax cable or pre-made security camera cables.
  • Is automatic face recognition supported? No. If you want to use face recognition technology, we suggest that you look at our Viewtron AI security cameras. Viewtron AI cameras support human detection, car detection, and face recognition. However, in order to use it, you must use a Viewtron IP camera NVR. The face recognition software is not integrated into Viewtron DVRs at this time.
  • What is the difference between facial capture and face recognition? Facial capture refers to the ability to capture video footage at a high enough resolution for a human to identity the person when reviewing recorded footage. This can be accomplished with our 4K BNC security cameras. Face recognition refers to specialized AI software that automatically compares faces captured in video to a face database. Facial recognition requires the use of a Viewtron AI camera and NVR.
  • Does CCTV Camera Pros provide free shipping on this DVR? Yes. We offer free shipping to orders inside the continental United States.
  • Does the live view support seeing all 8 cameras on one screen? Yes. This 8 channel DVR allows you to view all of your camera at the same time.
  • Does CCTV Camera Pros provide custom designs and quotes? Yes. Most of the DVR security systems that we supply are via custom quotes. If you need further assistance or have questions, please email us at info@cctvcamerapros.net.

  • NDAA Compliant Security Camera DVR

    NDAA Compliant

    This security camera DVR is NDAA compliant. That means that it is not manufactured by any of the manufacturers on the NDAA (the National Defense Authorization Act) list of banned Chinese manufacturers. This DVR does not use any materials from banned manufacturers either. This DVR may safely be purchased for government use. You can download CCTV Camera Pros NDAA letter of guarantee here. You can find NDAA compliant cameras here.


    5 Star Rated Customer Service

    CCTV Camera Pros Reviews / BBB Rating

    CCTV Camera Pros is proud to have an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau and an average of 5 star reviews at Reseller Ratings. We were able to achieve this through the outstanding technical support and customer service that our team provides to our customers.



Veteran Owned Business

CCTV Camera Pros is proud to be a US Veteran Owned small business. Our co-founder, Mike Haldas, served in the United States Marine Corps 1993-1997.



Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 24 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Q-See Replacement DVR July 30, 2023
Reviewer: Dave B from Tacoma, WA  
I liked the Q-See systems. They worked pretty well and the prices were affordable. When they went under I lost all access to my system. I tried some of the wireless options, but charging the cameras and constant firmware upgrades made them unreliable.
The Viewtron DVR transition was seamless. Cameras worked with the old cables and remote viewing setup is about as easy as it can be. While I didn't need help, Ive received multiple emails offering support if it was needed.

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5 of 5 Great Customer Service May 2, 2023
Reviewer: Carol L from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida  
Our CCTV main box died on us after 12 years of use. The vendor we originally purchased from went out of business. I went on line and fount CCTV Camera Pros. I called and Mike answered the phone. He was very informational and came up with a replacement box that would work with our existing cameras. He had the quote to me within minutes. I ordered and the product came very quickly. When I had questions during the installation, I called support. Again, Mike answered the phone and worked me through some of my set up questions. In today's times, when you can't get a live person or good support, I was so wonderful to get that kind of service again!

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5 of 5 I'm more than happy with my purchase. January 27, 2023
Reviewer: Garry B from Holt, MO  
The people at CCTV Camera Pros are beyond the best to deal with and to answer any question before or after sale. If you have a question or problem setting up your security system they have video's to help you through the problem. Or email , call they will help you. The extra free software is outstanding. I highly recommend
CCTV Camera Pros equipment and the great people there.

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5 of 5 A real good choice for product and service November 4, 2022
Reviewer: Steve H from Bloomington, MN  
I have had issues with tech support for a DVR from a different company...the response was very slow and they acted as if they didn't care that I was experiencing issues with their product. I found out about Viewtron, checked the reviews and ordered a replacement DVR. I was very pleased with the the support I received along with my questions I asked before I purchased the product. I would recommend this company to anyone. The support is great, timely and the DVR is a joy to work with.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Great experience and service September 8, 2022
Reviewer: Alan B from Raleigh , North Carolina  
ordered 4 new cameras and a new DVR to work on my existing [old] coax feed lines that I could not replace. Got to 1080p clarity with the new system. The folks at CCTV were monumental at helping me out and giving guidance. The eight port DVR I ordered was disappointing at first because it was way too noisy from the fan for my office. I called them up and they recognized the problem and promptly sent me a replacement fan for the unit which made a huge difference and is now tolerable. I have everything installed and working 100%. Amazing clarity and functions perfectly! Thanks to all at CCTV Camera Pros.

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