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Aposonic A-BR18B8-C500 8 Ch DVR + 8 CCD 420 TVL Bullet Cameras + 500GB pre-installed HDD with H.264 Level Kit Solution, HDMI Port, Mac OS X App fully supported

  • BNC x 8
  • H.264 Level
  • 500GB
  • Embedded Linux 2.6
  • 4 CH D1 (30 fps) + 4 CH CIF( or 8 CH D1, 18 fps)
  • Have app that Supports Mac OSX computers

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It's more and more important to protect your valuable personal or business assets from theft in today's thief filled world. This Aposonic A-BR18B8-C500 surveillance kit consists of an HDMI-equipped DVR with 500GB HDD pre-installed and 8x CCD bullet cameras for out of the box solution. The H.264-capable DVR is based on the embedded Linux that supports easy and straight forward setup. use the all-weather cameras indoors/outdoors and keep an eye on your concerned zone even in complete darkness thanks to 24 built-in IR LEDs. And with the remote viewing support, you can monitor the live-view on your PC browser or stream video to your mobile devices such as iPhone, Android or Blackberry equipment.

Do not wait until it's too late, protect your property with Aposonic A-BR18B8-C500 surveillance kit today.

  • newegg Internet & Networking A-S0804R18E DVR's network user accounts can be customized with remote monitoring privileges. Administrator login can remotely manage & configure several DVR locations over the internet in just minutes, imagine how much time can be saved with the convenience of internet networking.
  • newegg Mobile Devices Support The capability of streaming video for mobile phone or PDA (IPhone, Android, Blackberry supported) empowers you to keep tabs on the sensitivity area anytime, anywhere.
  • newegg Individual Camera Setting A-S0804R18E user can independently tune all 8 camera channels with its own HUE, SATURATION, BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST that meets your own surveillance cameras quality specifications. Each channel can be uniquely titled for your recording purpose.
  • newegg Surveillance Motion & Sensitivity Zones User can customize each surveillance channel with specific motion and sensitivity profile. For example, user may decide that certain motion details are neglectable, and areas to be excluded while certain areas in the camera it's a must at all times to be actively aware of motion sensing. DVR Motion detection trigger event can be notified by loud audible alert and / or EMAIL delivery to the important personnel via PC or Cell phone. Simply access over the DVR and look up the specific event log for instant playback.
  • newegg Quality CCD Imaging Device The 1/4" Sharp CCD cameras come with 24 Infrared LEDs to capture images up to 50 feet away in night. 420 TV-Line provides great video resolution and quality during both day and night. IP 66 all-weather design enables trouble-free use indoors or outdoors.
  • newegg HDD Management and Real-Time Recording Estimation A-S0804R18E has been tested with 2TB S-ATA Hard drives available today and comes with a 500GB hard drive built in. Hard drive installation task takes less than 15 minutes, Managing through the friendly on-screen menu can get user started right away! Hard drive menu functions allow user to perform formatting, view real-time estimation of remaining capacity & available recording time frame. An automatic over-write option allows DVR to recycle the oldest DVR recorded videos data back into free space when DVR capacity becomes full.

Learn more about the Aposonic A-BR18B8-C500




Kit Solution
Camera inputs
8 Channel
Video Input
BNC x 8
Video Output
BNC x 1, VGA x 1, HDMI x 1
Audio Input
RCA x 2
Audio Output
RCA x 1
Resolution Display
720 x 480 (NTSC)/ 720 x 576 (PAL)
Display Frame Rate
Real-Time 240 / 200 FPS
Resolution Recording
4 CH D1 (30 fps) + 4 CH CIF( or 8 CH D1, 18 fps)
Recording Mode
Manual, Scheduled, Alarm, Motion
Recording Compression
H.264 Level
Storage Capacity
Backup Device
1 USB 2.0 port for USB 2.0 disk drive


Network Connection
Network Protocol


Operating System
Embedded Linux 2.6


Bundled Camera Number
Bundled Camera Spec
Sensor MFG: 1/4" Sharp CCD
Picture Elements: NTSC 510*492 / PAL 500*582
Video Sync.: INTERNAL
TV Lines: 420 TV-Line
Lens: 2.8mm, F2.0
IR LED: 24 units 850nM
White Balance: Auto
Sensitivity: 0 Lux (IR on)
IR Distance: 50 ft.
Electronic Shutter: Auto 1/60 (or 1/50) ~ 1/100,000 sec
SN Ratio: More than 48dB (AGC off)
Video Signal Output: 1 vp-p, 75 Ohms
AES Function: Auto
Back Light Compensation: Auto
AGC Control: Auto
Flickerless Mode: Auto
Power Consumption: 12V @ 300mA (IR on)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jason D.
  • 9/13/2013 4:21:49 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: Good low end CCTV system. Bought mostly as a deterrent. Video quality is so/so. Lots of neat features like the ability to turn on recording x seconds before motion is sensed, blocking out things that move a lot (trees etc) from triggering motion detection. FTP and remote viewing capability.

Cons: DVR died after 20 months. Not surprised - not sure if DVR cooling was adequate. While you can view from everywhere if you set up your router for port forwarding, all the cool remote features require Internet Exploder. Proprietary codec used for recording - makes it a pain to view recordings. Video recording runs wide open in dawn/dusk hour(s).

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  • Robert A.
  • 5/19/2012 3:46:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery Disappointed

Pros: Price, ease of setup, options in the software are very good.

Cons: Quality of the cameras, Quality of the cables.

Other Thoughts: I do video analytics as a profession, and I thought I would save a few bucks over Axis, Panasonic, Sony, Pelco, and a few of the other high-end cameras I usually deal with. The old addage that you "get what you pay for" rings true. I couldn't make out any real details on objects over 12-15 feet away. I got this because I have idiot neighbors, and there's no way I would be able to use this to identify anyone. Night viewing is far worse. I went to Aposonic's website, and got the real specs on the cameras, and they aren'treally rated for anything over 15 feet - though they are advertised here for 30 feet. I thought these CCD cameras would stomp some of the cheapo CMOS cameras out there - I was wrong. Indoor, close-range viewing is all these are really good for. Perhaps right over a cash register or something. In my opinion, steer clear - pay the extra money, and get a quality system.

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  • Mark H.
  • 3/11/2012 2:14:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome System

Pros: I had bought this system to replace a Q-see system which I will never buy Q-see products ever again--Junk system with cameras always failing.
The Aposonic system has awesome quality of cameras both day and night with lots of functions with the DVR. I am able to wireless see my cameras anywhere I can get internet and also see them on my Droid Bionic. It will send emails to my phone upon alarms set up on system plus has a alarm output card to trigger house alarm. The manual can be a little confusing but if you go to there web site it really isn't that hard to figure out and set up. I don't think you can go wrong with this system and I would definitely buy another system for another property. Love the system, finally nice to have a descent system.

Cons: Manual needs better clarification for the not so tech savvy crowd. Also the app recommended for viewing on the internet needs some work. Other Apps out there works better but would be nice if they had a app for this system in particular than using other apps.

Other Thoughts: I don't think you can go wrong with this system.

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  • Jason D.
  • 12/5/2011 8:18:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent CCTV system

Pros: This system was pretty easy to set up if you don't count going in my attic and drilling holes for cable pass through. (I hate the attic)
Some of the features that I really liked about it:
* auto record on motion
* IR night vision
* able to configure from Windows or using remote
* network with ftp / email support
* streams live feed through built in webserver. You can view this on a mobile device... that's how I oriented that cameras - moving them while viewing the video through my cell phone.

Cons: I like the autorecord on motion. There is settings to block motion detection in sectors (formed in a grid), but it is a bear to tweak the camera sensitivity settings so that it will pick up motion of a person walking about 30 feet away in the daytime and not have a lot of false motion detections at night.

Other Thoughts: I'm a linux user and spent quite some time getting trying to get the config software working using wine. I was unsuccessful (so far). I was able to set up an ftp server on my linux box to receive the video from the DVR. The codec is proprietary, so the video does not play the best on a linux machine. I see some missing and duplicate frames, the video is 2.5x too fast and there is no option to fast forward or rewind (mplayer sees video as streaming). Most likely could correct this by converting video, but I don't have all of the settings.

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  • Jed
  • 7/10/2011 2:57:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAposonic A-BR18B8-C500 8 Channel H.264 Level Kit Solution

Pros: Easy to set up

Cons: Cheap Camera, You can even buy this replacement A-CDBI09S cam on newegg. Three of the cam wall-mount after being tight still moved. Two cams after being tighten fell out of the wall mount.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your money on this unit. Pay an extra $75.00 and and get the next step better Aposonic A-BR18B5-B1TB 8 Channel H.264 Level Kit Solution. I have installed two of these units in other homes. Still working great. Cams and cam wall mounts are so much better.

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  • Brian R.
  • 2/9/2011 7:25:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOverall a good value

Pros: Very good value for the money. The CCD camera's work very well. Configuring the DVR was relatively straight forward. I was able to get iPads, iPhones and Windows PC's configured to access the camera's too.

Cons: The wire bundles that come with this unit do not appear to have enough shielding to prevent ghostly images bleeding in from camera to camera. I bought new wire bundles and they were a LOT thicker with more shielding. That completely eliminated the image bleed but it cost me! Good wires are not cheap.

Other Thoughts: Although the wires were not adequately shielded, I doubt the competition is any better. This may not be a problem for everyone. My application had very long runs for the wires and some were close to each other.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/22/2010 6:12:27 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat System

Pros: Easy setup

Cons: none yet ...

Other Thoughts: Great system for the price. Package was delivered today (9/22/10) and installed. Very easy to setup and couldn't be happier. Will be buying more for other stores.

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  • Bruce L.
  • 9/14/2010 3:59:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: was planning to install CCTV equipment for my new store opened this June, as well as the old ones in other locations. I was looking for a device that is able to monitor more than one location at once. So I read through this unit's overview and found it is capable of what I was planning to do. I bought two sets of DIY kits with the same DVR, one comes with 8 cameras, the other with 5 cameras. Spent an excellent afternoon installing these units in my stores, and both of them work just great. I am able to view both stores in the same remote screen. As far as the video quality, those CCD cameras are giving me way better and clearer images than the old CMOS ones. I'm not an expert about camera lens and all, but they sure make difference. Now I am able to monitor these two stores of mine at home or on the road with my HTC Evo. Too bad they did not implement the great features on IE to mobile phones, but I just can't ask for more for this price. I also noticed that I could add more

Cons: None so far

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