Black Friday Thread
Harbor Freight Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

Harbor Freight Black Friday: Cobra 4-Channel Wireless Surveillance System with 2 Cameras for $197.99

1,617 October 4, 2017 at 02:49 PM in Security Cameras (4) Get Harbor Freight Coupons
Deal
Score
+1
9,284 Views
$197.99

Thread Details

$197.99
+1 Deal Score
9,284 Views
Harbor Freight [harborfreight.com] has Cobra 4-Channel Wireless Surveillance System with 2 Cameras for $197.99

Black Friday 3-Day Sale Dates: 11/24 - 7AM - 9PM, 11/25 - 8AM - 9PM, 11/26 - Regular store hours. All prices good online Thanksgiving day.

Additional Info

Category: Security Cameras
Brands: Cobra
Available: Online and In-Store
Share
Good deal?
You gave rep to Shorted for this post.
Thank you!
Shorted posted this deal. Say thanks!
Give Rep Points
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.

7 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2008
L9: Master
5,037 Posts
2,125 Reputation
Pro
#2
FYI - for anyone considering this kit.

A lot of the better branded and more popular products are causing significant effort and time for many of us to setup and configure. Often we have to learn from each other, and thus picking a popular product is useful for finding "crowd sourced" answers.

Thus, considering how complex setup and configuration maybe - I would recommend looking for a deal on a better know brand on something so complex as a security camera system during the Black Friday season.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2008
L9: Master
5,037 Posts
2,125 Reputation
Pro
#3
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2013
L2: Beginner
70 Posts
53 Reputation
#4
I've seen nothing but good reviews this, especially for this price. What is so wrong with it? Have you used it?

I was considering purchasing it.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2008
L9: Master
5,037 Posts
2,125 Reputation
Pro
#5
Quote from KJThaDon
:
I've seen nothing but good reviews this, especially for this price. What is so wrong with it? Have you used it?

I was considering purchasing it.
Hi KJThaDon,

If you want to buy this kit, then please do so.

Please do not let me dissuade you. The following is for others lurking here

Please do share where you are finding the reviews on this product, are you referring to reviews from the Harbor Freight website? I personally always like to see if I can find information from a larger user base, such as reviews on Amazon.

Having purchased many items from Harbor Freight, I have a good idea of the sort of quality to expect in more complex products they sell. Anyone purchasing this sort of item from Harbor Freight maybe more tolerant and accepting of quality issues than I am willing to do so with a security camera system.

When the Ad, and the website page fail to give better technical details and specs of the cameras and DVR that gives me great pause with regards to trusting in the product.

Simply put, there are far better options and choices in the $200-300 price range for wired security camera systems this Black Friday from better known brands, and better spec'ed systems.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10731663-security-camera-security-camera-system-black-friday-2017-master-list
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2013
L2: Beginner
70 Posts
53 Reputation
#6
Quote from mat2000
:
Hi KJThaDon,

If you want to buy this kit, then please do so.

Please do not let me dissuade you. The following is for others lurking here

Please do share where you are finding the reviews on this product, are you referring to reviews from the Harbor Freight website? I personally always like to see if I can find information from a larger user base, such as reviews on Amazon.

Having purchased many items from Harbor Freight, I have a good idea of the sort of quality to expect in more complex products they sell. Anyone purchasing this sort of item from Harbor Freight maybe more tolerant and accepting of quality issues than I am willing to do so with a security camera system.

When the Ad, and the website page fail to give better technical details and specs of the cameras and DVR that gives me great pause with regards to trusting in the product.

Simply put, there are far better options and choices in the $200-300 price range for wired security camera systems this Black Friday from better known brands, and better spec'ed systems.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10731663-security-camera-security-camera-system-black-friday-2017-master-list
Thanks for the reply. I am simply trying to not make a mistake on my purchase for a security camera system. I did read the reviews off the HF website and some Youtube videos, which included live feed etc..The Manual listed on the product page has all the specs listed. HF has always been hit or miss for me, so I am not bias, just wanted to make sure it wasn't being posted to look for other options, simply because of the store...Sometimes we get lucky.

Though after making the post, I have and still am doing more research and feel I mean end up leaning towards an POE NVR system instead. I was looking at some of the "LawView" ones, however it seems their customer support is non existent after reading many reviews on Amazon, Youtube, etc..

Looking for a 4 camera system, that can be accessed remotely (Smart phone) and also record 24/7 local. Storage, whether cloud or HDD, does not make a difference to me. Can you make any recommendations on the best bang for buck 4-8 channel system?

Thanks for taking the time to do this!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2008
L9: Master
5,037 Posts
2,125 Reputation
Pro
#7
Quote from KJThaDon
:
Thanks for the reply. I am simply trying to not make a mistake on my purchase for a security camera system. I did read the reviews off the HF website and some Youtube videos, which included live feed etc..The Manual listed on the product page has all the specs listed. HF has always been hit or miss for me, so I am not bias, just wanted to make sure it wasn't being posted to look for other options, simply because of the store...Sometimes we get lucky.

Though after making the post, I have and still am doing more research and feel I mean end up leaning towards an POE NVR system instead. I was looking at some of the "LawView" ones, however it seems their customer support is non existent after reading many reviews on Amazon, Youtube, etc..

Looking for a 4 camera system, that can be accessed remotely (Smart phone) and also record 24/7 local. Storage, whether cloud or HDD, does not make a difference to me. Can you make any recommendations on the best bang for buck 4-8 channel system?

Thanks for taking the time to do this!
HI KJ,

The manual does not have all the tech specs, on quick glance I noted the following missing:

fps - frames per section that the NVR or cameras can operate at the various resolutions
FOV - there is no Field of View data. Not horiztonal, vertical, nor diagonal.

With cheaper no name branded systems you typically will have more issues for remote access - as they do not spend enough money to hire software engineers.

Please do take a look at the Master list as well as the Lorex 4K deal wiki. Lots of information there to help others out who are looking for a security camera system.

The systems which I would recommend are wired PoE in the $800+ category - and those represent a significant savings if you DIY install compared to hiring a security company to install.

Of course there are other systems which are more affordable - so if you are on a tighter budget do take a look at the list - and go for a wired system.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2008
L9: Master
5,037 Posts
2,125 Reputation
Pro
#8
For those looking for a cheap 720p system, this looks like this maybe the lowest price

https://slickdeals.net/f/10905939-lorex-site-crasher-deal-3pm-pacific-time-11-23-2017-hd-cvi-dvr-2x-720p-cameras-1tb-hdd
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2018. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard