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Zmodo KDS8-NARQZ4ZN 8 Channel H.264 Level Surveillance DVR Kit

  • BNC x 8
  • H.264 Level
  • Up to 2TB SATA HDD
  • 8 Channel
  • Bundled Camera Number 4
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Learn more about the Zmodo KDS8-NARQZ4ZN

Model

Brand
Zmodo
Model
KDS8-NARQZ4ZN

Spec

Type
Kit Solution
Camera inputs
8 Channel
Video Input
BNC x 8
Video Output
BNC x 1, VGA x 1
Audio Input
RCA x 4
Audio Output
1
Resolution Display
NTSC: D1 (704 x 480)/ PAL: D1 (704 x 576)
Display Frame Rate
NTSC: 240 fps @ D1 / PAL: 200 fps @ D1
Resolution Recording
Selectable: NTSC: D1(704 x 480); HD1(704 x 240); CIF (352 x 240) / PAL: D1(704 x 576); HD1(704 x 288); CIF (352 x 288)
Recording Frame Rate
NTSC: 240 fps @ CIF / PAL: 200 fps @ CIF
Recording Mode
Continuous / Time Schedule / Motion Detection
Recording Compression
H.264 Level
Storage Capacity
Up to 2TB SATA HDD
Backup Device
USB 2.0

Network

Network Connection
RJ45, 10M/100M
Network Protocol
TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP and DDNS
Network Remote
LAN or Internet Browsing

Feature

Features
Video System: NTSC / PAL

Network Function: Support Live View with IE & Mobile Phone

PTZ Control: RS-485
Operating System
Linux Based
Remote Control
Yes

Bundle

Bundled Camera Number
4
Bundled Camera Spec
Image Sensor: 1/4" Sony Color CCD
TV System: NTSC
Effective Pixels: NTSC: 510 (H) x 492 (V)
Horizontal Resolution: 420 TV-Lines
Lens: 3.6mm
Number of IR LEDs: 24 PCS
Infrared Illumination (Night Vision): up to 65ft (20m)
Minimum Illumination: 0 Lux (IR On)
S/N Ratio: >= 48dB
Video Output: 1.0Vp-p, 75ohms (BNC)
Weatherproof: Yes
Power: 12V DC
Dimensions (W x D x H): 3.3" x 2.5" x 2.6"
Gross Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Material: Metal Shell

Feature

Dimensions
12.8" x 10.4" x 3.9"

Packaging

Package Contents
(1) 8 Channel Security DVR
(4) Security Camera
(4) 60ft CCTV Power + Video Cables for Security Cameras
(1) 12V/1500mA Single Power Supply for Security Cameras
(1) 1-4 Splitter Cable for Security Cameras
(1) IR Remote Control & Mouse
(1) User's Manual

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the Zmodo KDS8-NARQZ4ZN

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2014 6:10:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad being on a budget

Pros: It's relatively easy to setup, decent cameras, good length of cable for the cameras, inexpensive (I got it on sale for under $140).

There is an App you can use to view the camera feeds, a desktop application, and you can view directly from the DVR (as long as you have a monitor setup)

Cons: Setup is not as intuitive as one might like. I'm not exactly an amateur with this stuff and it took me a bit to get everything setup.

Make sure you read the directions, and I highly suggest using the online networking assistance Zmodo provides.

Doesn't come with a Hard Drive

Other Thoughts: Take your time setting it up, read the directions, use the online help. It's a good system once it's all up and running.

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  • Paul B.
  • 2/17/2014 10:33:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNo tech support!

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Stone age software. Have tried everything to get remote viewing to work outside of my house, but can't make it happen. Instruction that came with this are bad!! And the newer instructions for this system on their website just make things more confusing. Should have bought a better brand.

Other Thoughts: It was cheap, but it is basic and is really only easy to setup the cameras to record....remote viewing is a joke with their instructions. I am going to toss this thing a buy one from a better company.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your valuable feedback on Zmodo products and service. We would like to have the opportunity to work with you directly to help with the remote setup issues you are having.

Our support hours are Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm CST. You can reach us at support@zmodo.com or at 866-551-6881 extension 8117.

Best Regards,
Zmodo Sales and Support

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  • Michael S.
  • 1/14/2014 7:22:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExceptional Product

Pros: I bought this to replace a shuttle computer built to run my security camera software. If you ensure you buy a hard drive that is DVR grade this is the perfect replacement for a stand-alone computer. Runs cool even with a 2TB hard drive and the PTZ camera option is fun to learn and play with. Highly recommend this product.

Cons: Didn't enjoy running the cords through the wall for the new RS-485 camera and the additional night vision cameras (I had 4 cameras on my old system) but I purchased a couple of extra cords as backups just so I never have to run any more cords through my man-room wall to the attic ever again!

Other Thoughts: Please don't attempt to format the new hard drive prior to installing in Zmodo DVR. An on-screen option is available on this DVR to do all of that quickly and simply even with a 2 TB hard drive.

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  • Wesley G.
  • 12/16/2013 11:32:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsZmodo Dvr 4 camera kit

Pros: Easy to set up, Price Point, Value, Video quality far better the other review say

Cons: Only view is one camera or 4 can't do a two camera view. I'm finding out an alarm or motion notification would be nice hard to go back and watch 8 hours of video looking for something

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this kit easy to use and shows good at night! I was really surprised how well it worked after other reviews. Wish I would had bought the 8 channel kit. Not a high end commercial unit but perfect for all the entrance ways into the house!!

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  • Chiayu H.
  • 11/23/2013 5:04:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 1. inexpansive

Cons: 1. I need some explanation from zmodo, I downloaded "update_47G1_mini-4-8_B137_V138_20130604.tar.gz" and update the firmware, why it still says invalid channel on the iphone?

2. you shouldn't sell products that need major firmware update, not many people know how to update firmware

3. "Infrared Illumination (Night Vision): up to 65ft (20m)" this statement is mis-leading, the night sight range is very very close in the "total darkness". If this product can't have the up to 65ft night sight range in the total darkness, why name it? (my definition of dark is total darkness, your definition of dark is dark with some light)

4. about the web view (seeing the view on the web browser), it only supports ie and must be windows because it uses active x, you can't use other browsers/ OS.

5. if I can't get the zviewer on the iphone work, can you offer a free return label? you are selling a product that's not the same as the description.

6. if you don't know how to update the firmware, this product isn't for you.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We would appreciate the opportunity to work with you directly to help with problems with the firmware update. Our free tech support service would gladly like to help you get the firmware updated. At that time they can also help get you set up for remote viewing on the Zviewer application.

Please contact us at 866-551-6881 extension 8117 or email support@zmodo.com, so that we may work with you to solve these issues.

Best Regards,
Zmodo Sales and Support

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  • Mike J.
  • 11/20/2013 7:21:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Performance

Pros: Set up was easier than expected. Basic feature ran almost automaticly. Lots of extra features I could spend days playing with. i.e. motion sensor, email alerts, remote display

Cons: I never got the remote view to work on my iphone, LAN or WAN. Instructions left a lot to be desired.

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm very happy with the purchase. I want to purchase another set.

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  • DAVID M.
  • 10/17/2013 8:04:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective

Pros: Some of it worked....

Cons: ....only some of it worked.

Basically, 2 of the 8 BNC ports are not working. Regardless of the camera/cables used- no video.

I had planned to fill the unit with 8 cameras, but I will be stopping at 6 cameras.

Other Thoughts: If it cost more, I would be more interested in returning. But spending another $20 to return it is not logical. That's what I get for chasing a low dollar/quality solution.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for feedback on Zmodo products. With Newegg you have a 2 year warranty on all Zmodo products. We would like the opportunity to work with you directly to help resolve this issue and get you a replacement. Please contact us at 866-551-6881 extension 8117 or email support@zmodo.com.

Best Regards,
Zmodo Sales and Support

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  • Yan T.
  • 8/20/2013 2:16:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsZmodo Recorder

Pros: 8 channels; 4 cameras included; flexible motion activated recording.

Cons: A more comprehensive user guide included in the package will help, especially on network hookup. However, you can find a pretty helpful tutorial in their website in setting up the network.

Other Thoughts: I had problems at the beginning setting up the connection to home network. The unit is very similar to a eSecure system I had but damaged by lightning. I used their chat helpdesk, but after the lady respond me with a hello and for some reason, the chat was then cut-off. Their help desk needs some improvement. Anyway, I found out it was the Ethernet bridge router that caused the inconsistent opening and closing ports. Once I changed out the router, the unit has been working smoothly for over two weeks now.

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  • Lee P.
  • 8/20/2013 12:59:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI looked - I bought

Pros: Well packaged - easy to put together - fired right up - formatted HD (1TB) in about a minute - all (4) cameras working.
Price was the best I found online.

Cons: None so far...

Other Thoughts: I had read that the "screws were missing"... Mine came with new screws for the case & the HDD. The SATA cables were also included - didn't have to search for them.
I bought a refurb 1TB with it - so with my discount coupon I have a complete system for UNDER $200!

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  • Damian T.
  • 8/20/2013 10:54:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsLifelong customer and advocate for the Zmodo product!!!

Pros: None at all.

Cons: Excellent home system with great support. Allowing you to have to purchase a hard drive for the DVR gives you the option to purchase the size and type that you want. The software for computer video recording is a very nice touch.

Other Thoughts: I recently (July 2013) purchased a Zmodo KDS8-NARQZ4ZN eight camera system from Newegg to replace a competitor's 4 channel system that cost more than twice as much as the Zmodo. Although I used the previous 4 cameras while adding the additional 4 that came with the Zmodo system, I was blown away at the upgrade quality with the Zmodo DVR system. The setup was easy and the software used in recording the video allows you to save in a format (MP4 or AVI) that can be viewed and shared without using a third-party program for conversion. I have a VGA splitter that connects a monitor as well as three various TV's for remote viewing and also have it set up to view on my computer network. Three weeks after installation, one of the cameras quit working and so I contacted the RMA customer service and spoke with a young lady (Helena) and described the situation. After explaining that I had trouble-shot the problem and that it definitely was the camera, she took it upon herself to expedite the process for replacing the non-working unit. After emailing her the invoice verification, it was less than 48 hours later that a new one arrived at my home free of charge. After only five minutes to install the new camera, I'm back in business. No one can imagine my delight in such a quality purchase and the professionalism that their staff exerts. I have since ordered 4 more Zmodo cameras to replace the 4 competitors inferior cameras that I have. To Helena and the entire staff at Zmodo, thank you. You now have a lifelong customer and advocate for the Zmodo product.

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