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Speco Technologies N8NXP 8-Channel 4K PoE+ NVR with 2TB HDD $130

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Speco Technologies N8NXP 8-Channel 4K PoE+ NVR with 2TB HDD
BH #SPN8NXP2TB • MFR #N8NXP2TB

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$129.95
Price $499.95
Instant Savings $370.00

Works with most IP security cameras that are ONVIF Profile S compliant (see Speco Techonologies website for recommended cameras)

Compression: H.265 / H.264
Recording Resolution: Maximum 3840 x 2160
Maximum Bandwidth: 200 Mb/s
Maximum Bit Rate: 20 Mb/s per Channel
Recording Modes: Continuous, Motion, Sensor, Schedule, and Manual

HDD
Interface: SATA III
Number of HDDs: Maximum 2
Capacity: 16 TB Total Maximum
2 TB Preinstalled

Alarm
Sensor Input 4 Local, 8 IP
Alarm Output 2

PoE 8 x PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at)
LAN 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit)
Throughput 96 Mb/s Max
Protocols HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, IPv4, RTSP, UDP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, SMTP, and NTP

Total PoE Budget 80 W


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...rver.html/
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Thanks to sueyko for pointing out this is ONVIF compliant

http://specotech.com/index.php/pr...1310-n8nxp
https://www.surveillance-video.co...NXP4TB.pdf

here is a thread on Speco.. looks like Dahua OEM products, however no IVS support
https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/spe...ras.36670/

This should work well with Dahua OEM cameras as well as cameras which meet the appropriate ONVIF spec.
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NVR - ideally you want to match the NVR OEM with the camera OEMs.

Remember you can also use a PC running VMS software and a POE switch.

update:
cameras which I would pair this with for better results:
Amcrest IP PoE and WiFi cameras ( most are Dahua OEM )
Lorex IP PoE and WiFi cameras which are Dahua OEM
Q-see IP PoE and WiFi cameras which are Dahua OEM ( note some models had IVS features - ideally connect these with an NVR w/IVS or Dahua's SmartPSS )
and others...
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Thanks to sueyko for pointing out this is ONVIF compliant

http://specotech.com/index.php/pr...1310-n8nxp
https://www.surveillance-video.co...NXP4TB.pdf

here is a thread on Speco.. looks like Dahua OEM products, however no IVS support
https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/spe...ras.36670/

This should work well with Dahua OEM cameras as well as cameras which meet the appropriate ONVIF spec.
Would IVS really only be important if you want to get notification about movement? This seems like a good deal for my black friday build, not sure how important IVS is though.
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Would IVS really only be important if you want to get notification about movement? This seems like a good deal for my black friday build, not sure how important IVS is though.
HI Danimal86

IVS is considered an advanced feature. ( Dahua's term, Hikvision calls their smart features ).

Motion detect can also be used to trigger notification. ( similar to what Lorex NVRs do ).
Many systems have been using just the motion detection and not more complex calculations.

For IVS:
The cameras have to have the IVS ( Dahua OEM ) features as well as the NVR ( or the VMS software SmartPSS running on a PC ). This way the NVR and camera can communicate with each other.

If you go with something like Blue Iris it can do basically they same calculations on the PC.
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HI Danimal86

IVS is considered an advanced feature. ( Dahua's term, Hikvision calls their smart features ).

Motion detect can also be used to trigger notification. ( similar to what Lorex NVRs do )

For IVS:
The cameras have to have the IVS ( Dahua OEM ) features as well as the NVR ( or the VMS software SmartPSS running on a PC ). This way the NVR and camera can communicate with each other.

If you go with something like Blue Iris it can do basically they same calculations on the PC.
Thanks Mat2000.
I've gone back and forth with weather or not to get an nvr or go with blue iris, i'd rather go nvr than taking up a couple cores on my server, so i'm hoping to see some good deals on an nvr. Anything stick out as a this one is lacking other than IVS? I'm most likely going to go with dahua starlight or starlight+ cameras....
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NVR - ideally you want to match the NVR OEM with the camera OEMs.

Remember you can also use a PC running VMS software and a POE switch.
Hey Matt I have a old pc lying around and would like to know if there are any cameras that can be hooked up to it for recording and viewing. Sorry if that's random but been following you since you seem to know alot. Oh yes price is also a factor.

Also was thinking about Wyze pairing with irisCam Pro as some SD people did but might evolve hacking? Thanks
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Thanks Mat2000.
I've gone back and forth with weather or not to get an nvr or go with blue iris, i'd rather go nvr than taking up a couple cores on my server, so i'm hoping to see some good deals on an nvr. Anything stick out as a this one is lacking other than IVS? I'm most likely going to go with dahua starlight or starlight+ cameras....
Hi Danimal

I would watch Nelly's Security and see what they are carrying.

So far this deal is a good one for just the NVR. Most of the best deals will be for kits though.

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Hey Matt I have a old pc lying around and would like to know if there are any cameras that can be hooked up to it for recording and viewing. Sorry if that's random but been following you since you seem to know alot. Oh yes price is also a factor.

Also was thinking about Wyze pairing with irisCam Pro as some SD people did but might evolve hacking? Thanks
Hi Glee

A lot of people like Wyze, so that would be a good option if you do not mind "hacking" it.. really should just be installing new firmware. As Wyze is an indoor rated camera I would look for an outdoor rated one that has rtsp feed available.

Look for an affordable PoE switch and some IP PoE cameras. Should see some nice stuff posted next week.

If you can afford and have less time to look for deals it I think the best deals will be on complete kits.
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Hi Danimal

I would watch Nelly's Security and see what they are carrying.

So far this deal is a good one for just the NVR. Most of the best deals will be for kits though
I'll keep an eye on them. They have some good BF deals last year? I'm trying to piece a system together, but not against buying a good kit.
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I'll keep an eye on them. They have some good BF deals last year? I'm trying to piece a system together, but not against buying a good kit.
Check out the master list from BF-cyberweek 2018 to get an idea of what was available last year

https://slickdeals.net/f/12200566-security-camera-security-camera-system-black-friday-cyber-week-2018-master-list
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Think I'll jump on this. I haven't gotten a proper PoE switch yet, and an all-in-one answer for hooking up the cameras I have is pretty appealing. I checked out the manual a bit, and it seems flexible enough options-wise. Only thing that really scares me is export formats seem a bit limited. (ASF appears to be the only non-proprietary video format offered.)

For the PoE and the drive and the software, sure, why not. I already firewall off the crud out of my IoT devices, so I'm not too worried about not being familiar with the manufacturer, the network as a whole doesn't have Internet access at all.
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... Only thing that really scares me is export formats seem a bit limited. (ASF appears to be the only non-proprietary video format offered.)
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Hi ocdtrekkie

I am guessing the proprietary format will be .DAV

The reason for ASF and DAV / or other proprietary file formats is to appropriately hash the video to make it secured from manipulation. Like much stuff - this probably started out before any standards were available.

I would not worry too much about it as there are ways to export DAV files to various other formats ( as you can see with the various youtube videos from Dahua NVRs and other NVRs .. ) - just when you convert you probably lose the hash metadata to verify the files.
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Hi ocdtrekkie

I am guessing the proprietary format will be .DAV

The reason for ASF and DAV / or other proprietary file formats is to appropriately hash the video to make it secured from manipulation. Like much stuff - this probably started out before any standards were available.

I would not worry too much about it as there are ways to export DAV files to various other formats ( as you can see with the various youtube videos from Dahua NVRs and other NVRs .. ) - just when you convert you probably lose the hash metadata to verify the files.
From professional experience, I just know I vastly prefer something that can let me just download an MP4. That being said, for home/personal use, I'm not expecting to export a lot of video anyways.
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From professional experience, I just know I vastly prefer something that can let me just download an MP4. That being said, for home/personal use, I'm not expecting to export a lot of video anyways.
Hi ocdtrekkie,

While I agree - for evidence purposes the NVRs have had to find ways to keep the video segments as tamper proof as possible and thus the special formats.

With the Dahua OEM NVR I have I can export a clip and the download will also export a player that I can submit to the police for evidence.
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how good is this recorder and is it worth it? how much video would someone be able to store in this box?
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