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Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

  • 16 Ch. H.264 DVR (No HDD)
  • 8 X 600TVL Camera
  • 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens
  • 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision
  • Weatherproof for Outdoor
  • Free Mobile Apps for remote viewing
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Zmodo 16 Channel Complete Security Solution with 16 600TVL High-Resolution Night Vision Indoor Outdoor Cameras and Free Mobile Apps

Developed and designed for the needs of numerous end-users, this advanced 16 channel surveillance system has improved camera resolution to 600TVL, while still being affordable. This Zmodo Series Security Solution allows you to maintain your busy lifestyle while enjoying peace of mind knowing that your home, family, business or employees are safe and secure.

This advanced 16 channel complete security solution with 16 high-resolution (600 TVL) night vision cameras is fully controllable on your Smartphone, Tablet or PC. With motion activated push notifications, email alerts and easy Smartphone access, this Zmodo surveillance system gives you true, 24/7, day or night, video security no matter where you are located in the world.

Remote Connectivity & Compatibility

Free Mobile Apps

All Zmodo DVRs come with our free Smartphone App called “Zviewer”. This free Apple (iOS) and Android accessible application allows you to access your camera footage any time from anywhere in the world. You can now remotely monitor your property 24/7 worldwide from your smartphone.

CMS (Control Mnagement Software) for PC

All Zmodo DVRs are accessible over the internet via PC computers using the included Camera Management Software. Gain peace of mind knowing that your property and loved ones are safe and sound.

Free Zmodo DDNS Server

We offer a FREE DDNS service to our customers. If you register with Zmodo DDNS service, you get to use a host name of your choosing instead of an IP address, and the DDNS service will update the IP address that is linked to your host name when your IP address changes.

Professional Digital Video Recorder(DVR)

16CH H.264 Real Time Security DVR

Maintain vigilance and experience true peace of mind with the Zmodo 16-channel security DVR. It can record up to sixteen cameras simultaneously in CIF resolution at 30 frames per second. Featuring the innovative network connectivity, it allows you to quickly and easily connect to your smartphone, tablet or PC from anywhere, anytime.

Easy Connection to your TV or Monitor

With equipped 1 BNC and 1 VGA video output, you can easily connect the DVR to your TV or monitor for instant viewing. View all cameras at once on a split-screen, or view 1 camera at a time on full screen with the option to cycle through each of the cameras at a customizable speed.

Real Time Motion Activated Recording with Email Alerts

The enhanced motion detection settings ensure only true motion triggers the alarm. The motion detection mask easily allows you to block out areas with constant movement, such as roads or trees. This feature will also send you a real time email alert with an image attachment to your smartphone or tablet when a camera detects movement.

Multiple Recording Modes/Playback Options

The DVR can be set to continuous recording, time scheduled recording and motion triggered recording. Each individual camera can have unique settings. Easily find and playback your security footage by searching a specific channel using date or time.

User-Friendly Navigation, Easy to Use

This DVR comes equipped with a state of the art, easy to use icon-based interface. All you need to do is point and click to access any of the features of the DVR. The interface is very user friendly and comes equipped with both a USB mouse and remote control.

Pentaplex Operation

The DVR is designed to be pentaplex, allowing five actions simultaneously: live view, record, playback, backup stream files and remotely monitor and manage your DVR on your computer through the network without any recording loss.

Convenient Backup

Transfer video files from the surveillance system to a PC, Flash Drive or USB Hard Drive in order to free-up space for new video while retaining important footage.

High Resolution Security Cameras

600TV Line Indoor/Outdoor Security Cameras

With high resolution 600 TVL cameras, monitoring your surroundings has never been easier or clearer. Sixteen high quality camera, encased in a sturdy metal housing, offer improved sharpness, clarity and detail under all light conditions, and capture detailed video footage all of the time.

24 IR LEDs, up to 80ft IR Night Vision

Each camera comes equipped with 24 LEDs allowing the ability to view images up to 80ft away at night. The true night vision technology ensures you keep a continuous eye out for thieves, vandals, break-ins, or any other suspicious activity, protecting your family or business at any hour of the day.

Weatherproof Cameras for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Each camera comes equipped with professional-grade aluminum housing and hoods making the camera weather resistant. Adjustable wall mounts allow installation at almost any angle, giving you the best view of the areas you want to observe. These cameras are well equipped to handle indoor or outdoor conditions.

3.6mm Wide Viewing Angle Lens

Each camera comes equipped with a 3.6mm wide angle lens, allowing up to a 70 degree viewing angle.

Professional Installation Services Provided Nationwide

This kit comes packaged with all the cables and accessories for DIY. We also offer installation services throughout the continental US via InstallerNet. Call installation service at 1-800-806-5513 and they will give you a quote over the phone and then schedule an appointment for your installation. Or inquire the service online: www.zmodo.com/installcard/.

Zmodo 16 Channel Complete Security Solution with 1TB Hard Drive, 16 600TVL High-Resolution Night Vision Indoor Outdoor Cameras and Free Mobile Apps

Developed and designed for the needs of numerous end-users, this advanced 16 channel surveillance system has improved camera resolution to 600TVL, while still being affordable. This Zmodo Series Security Solution allows you to maintain your busy lifestyle while enjoying peace of mind knowing that your home, family, business or employees are safe and secure.

This advanced 16 channel complete security solution with 16 hi-resolution (600 TVL) night vision cameras is fully controllable on your Smartphone, Tablet or PC. With motion activated push notifications, email alerts and easy Smartphone access, this Zmodo surveillance system gives you true, 24/7 day or night, video security no matter where you are located in the world.

Remote Connectivity & Compatibility

Free Mobile Apps

All Zmodo DVRs come with our free Smartphone App called “Zviewer”. This free Apple (iOS) and Android accessible application allows you to access your camera footage any time from anywhere in the world. You can now remotely monitor your property 24/7 worldwide from your smartphone.

CMS (Control Mnagement Software) for PC

All Zmodo DVRs are accessible over the internet via PC computers using the included Camera Management Software. Gain peace of mind knowing that your property and loved ones are safe and sound.

Free Zmodo DDNS Server

We offer a FREE DDNS service to our customers. If you register with Zmodo DDNS service, you get to use a host name of your choosing instead of an IP address, and the DDNS service will update the IP address that is linked to your host name when your IP address changes.

Professional Digital Video Recorder(DVR)

16CH H.264 Real Time Security DVR

Maintain vigilance and experience true peace of mind with the Zmodo 16-channel security DVR. It can record up to sixteen cameras simultaneously in CIF resolution at 30 frames per second. Featuring the innovative network connectivity, it allows you to quickly and easily connect to your smartphone, tablet or PC from anywhere, anytime.

Easy Connection to your TV or Monitor

With equipped 1 BNC and 1 VGA video output, you can easily connect the DVR to your TV or monitor for instant viewing. View all cameras at once on a split-screen, or view 1 camera at a time on full screen with the option to cycle through each of the cameras at a customizable speed.

Real Time Motion Activated Recording with Email Alerts

The enhanced motion detection settings ensure only true motion triggers the alarm. The motion detection mask easily allows you to block out areas with constant movement, such as roads or trees. This feature also will send you a real time email alert with an image attachment to your smartphone or tablet when a camera detects movement.

Multiple Recording Modes/Playback Options

The DVR can be set to continuous recording, time scheduled recording and motion triggered recording. Each individual camera can have unique settings. Easily find and playback your security footage by searching a specific channel using date or time.

User-Friendly Navigation, Easy to Use

This DVR comes equipped with a state of the art, easy to use icon based interface. All you need to do is point and click to access any of the features of the DVR. The interface is very user friendly and comes equipped with both a USB mouse and remote control.

Security System Specific 1TB A/V Rate Hard drive

To ensure you never miss a vital moment, this DVR comes with a sturdy A/V Rated 1TB hard drive. This system can support a max of 1 A/V Rated SATA HDD of up to 2TB. The hard drive was specifically designed for surveillance use. It provides faster read/write times and reliable recording of your video security footage.

Pentaplex Operation

The DVR is designed to be pentaplex, allowing five actions simultaneously: live view, record, playback, backup stream files and remotely monitor and manage your DVR on your computer through the network without any recording loss.

Convenient Backup

Transfer video files from the surveillance system to a PC, Flash Drive or USB Hard Drive in order to free-up space for new video while retaining important footage.

High Resolution Security Cameras

600TV Line Indoor/Outdoor Security Cameras

With high resolution 600 TVL cameras, monitoring your surroundings has never been easier or clearer. Sixteen high quality cameras, encased in a sturdy metal housing, offer improved sharpness, clarity and detail under all light conditions, and capture detailed video footage all of the time.

24 IR LEDs, up to 80ft IR Night Vision

Each camera comes equipped with 24 LEDs allowing the ability to view images up to 80ft away at night. The true night vision technology ensures you keep a continuous eye out for thieves, vandals, break-ins, or any other suspicious activity, protecting your family or business at any hour of the day.

Weatherproof Cameras for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Each camera comes equipped with professional-grade aluminum housing and hoods making the camera weather resistant. Adjustable wall mounts allow installation at almost any angle, giving you the best view of the areas you want to observe. These cameras are well equipped to handle indoor or outdoor conditions.

3.6mm Wide Viewing Angle Lens

Each camera comes equipped with a 3.6mm wide angle lens, allowing up to a 70 degree viewing angle.

Professional Installation Services Provided Nationwide

This kit comes packaged with all the cables and accessories for DIY. We also offer installation services throughout the continental US via InstallerNet. Call installation service at 1-800-806-5513 and they will give you a quote over the phone and then schedule an appointment for your installation. Or inquire the service online: www.zmodo.com/installcard/.

Zmodo 16 Channel Complete Security Solution with 8 600TVL High-Resolution Night Vision Indoor Outdoor Cameras and Free Mobile Apps

Developed and designed for the needs of numerous end-users, this advanced 16 channel surveillance system has improved camera resolution to 600TVL, while still being affordable. This Zmodo Series Security Solution allows you to maintain your busy lifestyle while enjoying peace of mind knowing that your home, family, business or employees are safe and secure.

This advanced 16 channel complete security solution with 8 high-resolution (600 TVL) night vision cameras is fully controllable on your Smartphone, Tablet or PC. This system is expandable to a total of 16 cameras. With motion activated push notifications, email alerts and easy Smartphone access, this Zmodo surveillance system gives you true, 24/7, day or night, video security no matter where you are located in the world.

Remote Connectivity & Compatibility

Free Mobile Apps

All Zmodo DVRs come with our free Smartphone App called “Zviewer”. This free Apple (iOS) and Android accessible application allows you to access your camera footage any time from anywhere in the world. You can now remotely monitor your property 24/7 worldwide from your smartphone.

CMS (Control Management Software) for PC

All Zmodo DVRs are accessible over the internet via PC computers using the included Camera Management Software. Gain peace of mind knowing that your property and loved ones are safe and sound.

Free Zmodo DDNS Server

We offer a FREE DDNS service to our customers. If you register with Zmodo DDNS service, you get to use a host name of your choosing instead of an IP address, and the DDNS service will update the IP address that is linked to your host name when your IP address changes.

Professional Digital Video Recorder(DVR)

16CH H.264 Real Time Security DVR

Maintain vigilance and experience true peace of mind with the Zmodo 16-channel security DVR. It can record up to sixteen cameras simultaneously in CIF resolution at 30 frames per second. Featuring the innovative network connectivity, it allows you to quickly and easily connect to your smartphone, tablet or PC from anywhere, anytime.

Easy Connection to your TV or Monitor

With equipped 1 BNC and 1 VGA video output, you can easily connect the DVR to your TV or monitor for instant viewing. View all cameras at once on a split-screen, or view 1 camera at a time on full screen with the option to cycle through each of the cameras at a customizable speed.

Real Time Motion Activated Recording with Email Alerts

The enhanced motion detection settings ensure only true motion triggers the alarm. The motion detection mask easily allows you to block out areas with constant movement, such as roads or trees. This feature also will send you a real time email alert with an image attachment to your smartphone or tablet when a camera detects movement.

Multiple Recording Modes/Playback Options

The DVR can be set to continuous recording, time scheduled recording and motion triggered recording. Each individual camera can have unique settings. Easily find and playback your security footage by searching a specific channel using date or time.

User-Friendly Navigation, Easy to Use

This DVR comes equipped with a state of the art, easy to use icon-based interface. All you need to do is point and click to access any of the features of the DVR. The interface is very user friendly and comes equipped with both a USB mouse and remote control.

Pentaplex Operation

The DVR is designed to be pentaplex, allowing five actions simultaneously: live view, record, playback, backup stream files and remotely monitor and manage your DVR on your computer through the network without any recording loss.

Convenient Backup

Transfer video files from the surveillance system to a PC, Flash Drive or USB Hard Drive in order to free-up space for new video while retaining important footage.

High Resolution Security Cameras

600TV Line Indoor/Outdoor Security Cameras

With high resolution 600 TVL cameras, monitoring your surroundings has never been easier or clearer. Eight high quality camera, encased in a sturdy metal housing, offer improved sharpness, clarity and detail under all light conditions, and capture detailed video footage all of the time.

24 IR LEDs, up to 80ft IR Night Vision

Each camera comes equipped with 24 LEDs allowing the ability to view images up to 80ft away at night. The true night vision technology ensures you keep a continuous eye out for thieves, vandals, break-ins, or any other suspicious activity, protecting your family or business at any hour of the day.

Weatherproof Cameras for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Each camera comes equipped with professional-grade aluminum housing and hoods making the camera weather resistant. Adjustable wall mounts allow installation at almost any angle, giving you the best view of the areas you want to observe. These cameras are well equipped to handle indoor or outdoor conditions.

3.6mm Wide Viewing Angle Lens

Each camera comes equipped with a 3.6mm wide angle lens, allowing up to a 70 degree viewing angle.

Professional Installation Services Provided Nationwide

This kit comes packaged with all the cables and accessories for DIY. We also offer installation services throughout the continental US via InstallerNet. Call installation service at 1-800-806-5513 and they will give you a quote over the phone and then schedule an appointment for your installation. Or inquire the service online: www.zmodo.com/installcard/.

Zmodo 16 Channel Complete Security Solution with 1TB Hard Drive, 8 600TVL High-Resolution Night Vision Indoor Outdoor Cameras and Free Mobile Apps

Developed and designed for the needs of numerous end-users, this advanced 16 channel surveillance system has improved camera resolution to 600TVL, while still being affordable. This Zmodo Series Security Solution allows you to maintain your busy lifestyle while enjoying peace of mind knowing that your home, family, business or employees are safe and secure.

This advanced 16 channel complete security solution with 8 high-resolution (600 TVL) night vision cameras is fully controllable on your Smartphone, Tablet or PC. This system is expandable to a total of 16 cameras. With motion activated push notifications, email alerts and easy Smartphone access, this Zmodo surveillance system gives you true, 24/7, day or night, video security no matter where you are located in the world.

Remote Connectivity & Compatibility

Free Mobile Apps

All Zmodo DVRs come with our free Smartphone App called “Zviewer”. This free Apple (iOS) and Android accessible application allows you to access your camera footage any time from anywhere in the world. You can now remotely monitor your property 24/7 worldwide from your smartphone.

CMS (Control Management Software) for PC

All Zmodo DVRs are accessible over the internet via PC computers using the included Camera Management Software. Gain peace of mind knowing that your property and loved ones are safe and sound.

Free Zmodo DDNS Server

We offer a FREE DDNS service to our customers. If you register with Zmodo DDNS service, you get to use a host name of your choosing instead of an IP address, and the DDNS service will update the IP address that is linked to your host name when your IP address changes.

Professional Digital Video Recorder(DVR)

16CH H.264 Real Time Security DVR

Maintain vigilance and experience true peace of mind with the Zmodo 16-channel security DVR. It can record up to sixteen cameras simultaneously in CIF resolution at 30 frames per second. Featuring the innovative network connectivity, it allows you to quickly and easily connect to your smartphone, tablet or PC from anywhere, anytime.

Easy Connection to your TV or Monitor

With equipped 1 BNC and 1 VGA video output, you can easily connect the DVR to your TV or monitor for instant viewing. View all cameras at once on a split-screen, or view 1 camera at a time on full screen with the option to cycle through each of the cameras at a customizable speed.

Real Time Motion Activated Recording with Email Alerts

The enhanced motion detection settings ensure only true motion triggers the alarm. The motion detection mask easily allows you to block out areas with constant movement, such as roads or trees. This feature also will send you a real time email alert with an image attachment to your smartphone or tablet when a camera detects movement.

Multiple Recording Modes/Playback Options

The DVR can be set to continuous recording, time scheduled recording and motion triggered recording. Each individual camera can have unique settings. Easily find and playback your security footage by searching a specific channel using date or time.

User-Friendly Navigation, Easy to Use

This DVR comes equipped with a state of the art, easy to use icon based interface. All you need to do is point and click to access any of the features of the DVR. The interface is very user friendly and comes equipped with both a USB mouse and remote control.

Security System Specific 1TB A/V Rate Hard drive

To ensure you never miss a vital moment, this DVR comes with a sturdy A/V Rated 1TB hard drive. This system can support a max of 1 A/V Rated SATA HDD of up to 2TB. The hard drive was specifically designed for surveillance use. It provides faster read/write times and reliable recording of your video security footage.

Pentaplex Operation

The DVR is designed to be pentaplex, allowing five actions simultaneously: live view, record, playback, backup stream files and remotely monitor and manage your DVR on your computer through the network without any recording loss.

Convenient Backup

Transfer video files from the surveillance system to a PC, Flash Drive or USB Hard Drive in order to free-up space for new video while retaining important footage.

High Resolution Security Cameras

600TV Line Indoor/Outdoor Security Cameras

With high resolution 600 TVL cameras, monitoring your surroundings has never been easier or clearer. Eight high quality camera, encased in a sturdy metal housing, offer improved sharpness, clarity and detail under all light conditions, and capture detailed video footage all of the time.

24 IR LEDs, up to 80ft IR Night Vision

Each camera comes equipped with 24 LEDs allowing the ability to view images up to 80ft away at night. The true night vision technology ensures you keep a continuous eye out for thieves, vandals, break-ins, or any other suspicious activity, protecting your family or business at any hour of the day.

Weatherproof Cameras for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Each camera comes equipped with professional-grade aluminum housing and hoods making the camera weather resistant. Adjustable wall mounts allow installation at almost any angle, giving you the best view of the areas you want to observe. These cameras are well equipped to handle indoor or outdoor conditions.

3.6mm Wide Viewing Angle Lens

Each camera comes equipped with a 3.6mm wide angle lens, allowing up to a 70 degree viewing angle.

Professional Installation Services Provided Nationwide

This kit comes packaged with all the cables and accessories for DIY. We also offer installation services throughout the continental US via InstallerNet. Call installation service at 1-800-806-5513 and they will give you a quote over the phone and then schedule an appointment for your installation. Or inquire the service online: www.zmodo.com/installcard/.


Learn more about the Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN

Model

Brand
Zmodo
Model
KDH6-CARQZ8ZN

Spec

Type
Kit Solution
Camera inputs
16 Channel
Video Input
BNC x 16
Video Output
BNC x 1, VGA x 1
Audio Input
RCA x 4
Audio Output
BNC 1-Channel Output
Resolution Display
NTSC: D1 (704 x 480)/ PAL: D1 (704 x 576)
Display Frame Rate
NTSC: 480fps@CIF / PAL: 400fps@CIF
Resolution Recording
NTSC: CIF (352 x 240)/PAL: CIF (352 x 288)
Recording Frame Rate
NTSC: 480 fps@CIF/ PAL: 400 fps@CIF
Recording Mode
Manual/ Schedule /Motion Detection/Alarm/ Motion Detection&Alarm supported
Recording Compression
H.264 Level
Storage Capacity
SATA, Support between 250GB and 2TB

Network

Network Connection
RJ45, 10M/100M
Network Protocol
IPv4, PPPOE client, DHCP client and TCP/UDP protocol supported.
Network Remote
Remote Client Software and IE Browser

Feature

Features
Video System: NTSC / PAL

3G Mobile: Support mobile phone based on Android\ iPhone\ iPad\ IOS\Symbian\Windows Mobile

Mobile Function: 1 Channel Viewer / Channel Switch / Control PTZ

Network Function: IE Viewer / Live Monitoring / DVR Setting / Mobile & Email Function

PTZ Control: RS-485

Power Consumption: IR on Max 2000mA
Operating System
Linux Based
Remote Control
Yes
Power Supply
12V/5A DC

Bundle

Bundled Camera Number
8
Bundled Camera Spec
Image Sensor: 1/4" Color CMOS
TV System: NTSC / PAL
Horizontal Resolution: 600 TV-Lines
Lens: 3.6mm
Number of IR LEDs: 24 LEDs
Infrared Illumination (Night Vision): up to 65ft(15~20m)
Minimum Illumination: 0.0 Lux
S/N Ratio: 48dB
Video Output: 1.0Vp-p, 75ohms
Weatherproof: Yes
Power: 12V DC
Power Consumption: IR on Max 150mA
Dimensions (W x D x H): 3.3" x 2.5" x 2.6"
Gross Weight: 0.33 lbs
Material: Metal Shell

Feature

Dimensions
354mm (W) x 275mm (D) x 47mm (H)

Packaging

Package Contents
(1) ZMD-DC-SBN6 16 Channel Security DVR, No HD Included
(8) ZMD-CCH-BBB23NM Hi-Reso Outdoor Security Camera
(8) 60ft CCTV Power + Video Cables for Security Cameras
(2) 12V/1500mA Single Power Supply for Security Cameras
(2) 1-4 Splitter Cable for Security Cameras
(1) Power Supply for Security DVR
(1) IR Remote Control & Mouse
(1) User's Manual
(1) CD Software

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Indra D.
  • 5/21/2014 1:14:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFrom a serious tech geek point of view

This review is from: Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

Pros: DVR works, email notifications on motion detection work. System has decent features for a very affordable price.

Cons: FTP feature does not work. The DVR is supposed to have the ability to ftp an image to your server when motion is detected, useful if you're concerned that a savvy thief might just steal the DVR while he's robbing your house. The option is listed on motion detection but does nothing. Zmodo is aware of this. It will upload an image on an "alarm trigger" but this is practically useless because you will get one image when the first motion is detected and then nothing more until you go to the unit and manually clear the alarm condition. Once I found out ftp would only upload images and not video, I gave up on it anyway. See Other Thoughts for a workaround.

Second major fault- recorded video is of much lower quality than live video. Even though the system previews the feeds at roughly 640x480 on a directly connected monitor, it only records and streams 360x240. There's an option in the menus to record 640x480, but it is disabled. I would much rather record 10 fps at 640x480, but Zmodo has disabled that feature.

Third annoyance: Proprietary format. They call their video H.264, but almost no player but their own will play the files. It is also only available for windows. So playing recorded videos on my Macbook? Nope. Converting videos on a linux server to something standard or streamable? Nope, that won't work either.

Fourth annoyance: Open telnet port, telnet server running. Zmodo will not give you the username or password to log in to the box. I'm sure some of the problems with these boxes could be fixed by power users, but they won't give anyone access to their own box.

Fifth minor annoyance: The camera colors are off. Browns/greens show up as purple, and although there's useful data there, the cameras switch to forced black and white when in night mode. Viewing angles could stand to be a little wider too. I will probably replace a few of the cameras, but for bundled cameras they're not horrible.

Other Thoughts: Workarounds: The DVR runs an ancient version of Samba. Modern Windows and Linux mostly won't connect to it, but older versions of smbget work well. If you have WinXP around, that's supposed to work too. There's a standard hidden account- root:888888 that can connect to the file sharing service. Using a combination of smbget and rsync allows me to pull the video files from the DVR and upload them to offsite backup every few minutes. Ideally I'd have the DVR push the video files, but that's the best we can do for now.

My workflow with this DVR is this: Email notifications on motion. If something looks suspect, connect to my website and download video. Fire up Windows machine or virtual machine and playback video file using Zmodo's player.

Ideally it would be this: Email notification on motion, if something looks suspect, click on link in email to play back video directly from DVR in browser. Unfortunately Zmodo's not there yet; I don't know who is.

It was a good system to learn on, but doing this again I wouldn't buy anything that records at less than D1 (720x480) resolution. In fact, despite having worked around the faults of this system to get a reasonable workflow, I'm probably going to trash it because the stills/videos/streaming from the unit are too low resolution.

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  • Carrie H.
  • 5/12/2014 7:47:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDVR is old firmwarew

This review is from: Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

Pros: The system does work at the core level.

Cons: This DVR has very dated firmware and allows viewing only with ActiveX in Internet Explorer. If you are ok with that the system will work for you.. If you want to be able to see the cameras on a mobile device or other browsers do not buy this model as there is no way to update the firmware.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We would like to work with you directly to make this Zmodo system work for you and your needs. Our US based support is available Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm CST, and can be reached at 866-551-6881, or E-mail newegg-support@zmodo.com. We appreciate your business and feedback on Zmodo products and Service.

Best Regards,
Zmodo Sales and Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/27/2014 2:25:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Good Simple System

This review is from: Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

Pros: I was looking for a simple little system to help me keep an eye on my shop when I’m not around. The system works mostly as advertised. The setup was pretty easy and I would think most could get it up and running in an afternoon no problem. I did go a little above and beyond and ran my cables through a metal conduit to help protect them, as I have my cameras on the exterior of the building. The cameras otherwise were very simple to install.

The camera quality is okay, they have decent video with the ability to recognize faces with in the reasonable distance. The night vision works well, I found that its better when the camera isn’t pointing out into empty space so I have them angled at about 45 degree angle towards the ground and they work pretty better.

The DVR surprisingly has a lot of options and features for being a basic system, with multiple record modes, PTZ control ability, playback and phone viewing. I have chosen to have my cameras record on motion detection to conserve my hard drive space, although it does just automatically record over old video when it’s full. Currently I’m only using the 8 cameras that came in the package, but I still have 8 more slots available, and with the PTZ control I will probably look to buy some of PTZ cameras to replace the current cameras or just add to the system.

Being able to see my cameras on my phone is the best part. I get email alerts whenever my cameras pick up something, and I able to easily check out what’s going on. Having this constant surveillance has lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. I can’t always be at the shop, but just leaving it unprotected was uncomforting to say the least.

Cons: This system doesn’t come with hard drive already in it, so I had to buy one separately. Once I got it I was able to install and format it and then was able to record. I strongly recommend buying a hard drive when you purchase this system so that you can record right away

Other Thoughts: Overall I’ve had this system for a little more than a month and this system is what I was looking for. With ability to expand and enhance the system later as needed will probably ultimately end up being the best feature. I would recommend this for someone looking to protect their property when they can’t be there without breaking the bank.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/17/2014 2:38:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdiy security

This review is from: Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

Pros: This is my second DVR from zmodo and this is an upgrade from the 8 channel. Easy installation of the hard drive and its been working well. Deliver was on time.

Cons: none

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  • Blake S.
  • 2/11/2014 9:46:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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3 out of 5 eggsReview Part 2

This review is from: Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

Pros: Works once you work through the kinks

Cons: Mentioned in my previous review but the bad english on the GUI and documentation.

Posting this 2nd review to add something important though...
The DVR does NOT have the ability to invert an image which I think is pretty important.

I installed my cameras from the ceiling and had no choice but to install them upside down. I checked and saw no way to simply invert or flip the image but luckily I did find a way around this, (see other thoughts for my solution)

Other Thoughts: Since ceiling mounting results in an upside down picture here is how to fix this if you plan to ceiling mount:

The camera's all have a visor on top, luckily the visor uses the same size bolt as the mount, so simply remove the visor and place the mount where the visor was connected and your image will now be rightside up. You could either leave the visor off or place it on the bottom.

Hope this helps someone else!

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  • Timothy W.
  • 2/10/2014 6:46:26 AM
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3 out of 5 eggsBasic system

This review is from: Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

Pros: Affordable, easy to setup. Nice packaging. As always New Egg delivers quickly.

Cons: DVR almost always gives a NO DISK error when powering on. Camera quality is marginal

Other Thoughts: The daytime color is off, green grass is a kinda brown color. There are constant changes from IR to regular with even the slightest outdoor light changes (cloud cover). This trigger the motion sensor to go off and gives false alarms. The contents of the package are complete; cabling, etc... But the cables are of minimal quality. Once connected the cameras show lines on the screen. I tried multiple cables with multiple cameras so it isn't a one time thing. Not sure if it is the camera or the cable, but as a package, you will get screen artifacts on a regular basis. Image quality is marginal. Don't expect to read license plates or identify people from any sort of distance; say more than 10 feet as the quality just isn't there. I am going to try a better camera to see if the quality improves. The DVR unit is nice, but the no disk message every power on is a pain. Do a google search, its not uncommon. Once its up and running, you at least have some form of security and the cameras may be a deterrent.

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  • Roger D.
  • 2/10/2014 5:30:09 AM
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4 out of 5 eggsZmodo KDH6 - Good

This review is from: Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

Pros: Initial set up pretty simple. Has all the cables and hardware needed. Price was great for a starter kit. Has room for up to 16 monitors and hard drives for recording (does have cables to hook up hard drives (which are not included). Camera are in color (daytime) and work well. Infrared at night or low light (not sure of distance). Little Icon of a walking man shows up on monitor to show motion on that camera. May take some doing but can add to network for access via email and internet.

Cons: Really not a con but, hard drives are a little spendy if, you are going to buy 2 - 2TB hard drives.
Unless it is really bright, camera's seem to go to infrared (black and white) reducing the quality of the picture.

Other Thoughts: Big monitor or TV works best for viewing. As stated in Cons hard drives can be expensive but, you can view without them, and I have used a couple smaller ones I had from other computers.

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  • Blake S.
  • 2/5/2014 12:32:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
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3 out of 5 eggsEngrish Anyone?

This review is from: Zmodo KDH6-CARQZ8ZN 16 Channel H.264 DVR Kit (No HDD), 8 X 600TVL, 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens, 24 IR LEDs for 65ft Night Vision

Pros: After alot of monkeying around it does work. Email alerts on motion detection is a nice feature

Cons: First of all the manual and GUI menus for the device itself are written in terrible English, its occasionally difficult to determine what is being conveyed.

For the first few days I could not get motion detection to work properly and even when turned on it was recording 2/4 on all channels even with no signal. After some searching around I learned that you have to plug the DVR into a monitor and disable "manual record" for all channels before motion detection will work.

Email was a challenge to get working, but I have to say this was no Zmodo's fault. I setup a dummy email account for the DVR and was unable to send test emails from the DVR. Turns out hotmail was blocking it, so gmail is the way to go if you go this route.

Also the knob on the cameras for adjusting the camera is cheap and you must be careful because on my first camera just to be able to tighten it enough so the camera would not wobble I ended up stripping the plastic knob that is attached to the bolt. Now the first camera is almost useless as it cant be tightened. Luckily I have 7 more and only need 4.

Other Thoughts: I bought this primarily for the email notification feature and if you do the same here are some things you should know.

I have the email alerts synced to my android phone. Once you get email setup on this device I recommend installing K-9 email for Android.

The reason I recommend this is because the default android mail client checks in for new mail once every 15 minutes at the FASTEST. This is a problem if you want realtime motion alerts.

K-9 email can checkin every 1 minute if you configure it that way (although its a greater battery drain).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate your feedback on Zmodo products and service. We are working to improve our user manuals to make for a much easier installation process. Also thank you for the information you provided about email alerts, as it will be useful information for other consumers.

If any other issues arise, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we would be glad to help assist. You can contact us at support@zmodo.com or 866-551-6881 extension 8117. Our support hours are Monday - Friday 8am to 8pm CST.

Best Regards,
Zmodo Sales and Support

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