Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 99
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Great cameras for the price, night vision could be better, but work great with additional lighting
I bought these cameras about a year ago to prevent break-ins at my cabin. They have truly served there purpose. I haven't had one break in since I installed the cameras. But if you are installing them for remote viewing like I did... make sure you make you IP address static. I forgot to do this and had to wait until my next trip up before I could get them set up for remote viewing. Installation was very easy as far as hardware goes. Make sure not to over tighten the bolts though. Broke the first camera I installed and had to get a new one. They have great pictures during the day, and at night they have a pretty decent close up shot. But not far away shots are a pretty blurry on when viewing remotely. But that may also have something to do with internet connection.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Can see faces. Easy to hook-up. Fairly easy to use.
HARDWARE: Right out of the box was real easy to set-up. Just plug and play. Wiring may take awhile depending on your application.
SOFTWARE: Learning curve viewing is fair- easy for the most part but I was confused on a couple items like setting the motion only playback and replaying but I used the computer help guide and got thru it. Saving the video is easy with a flash memory stick placed into the convenient USB they provide but to view it on your computer, you have to download their software and then use this software to convert the file to a format Windows (or Mac) can read- I only swore twice. But after it is on the computer you can use as you would any Windows video- nice. I then used a separate video software (a free video editor from Windows) to edit it (shorten it for the police).
VIDEO QUALITY: Faces were good enough in low light to identify faces! Have not used in no light with the LED illumination but looks good on Youtube.
Defender 8ch 600 TV Lines. Using it at home.
VALUE: At less than 350 USD it was a BEST DEAL thru my research. All I wanted was 4 Camera so I could add other types later (maybe sound or...)
>Like the mouse AND the remote.
>I hooked it directly to an old Computer monitor.
>Save video onto my computer.
>Sound on one channel only.
>Need VEGA connection for all features but works OK with RCA connections to a TV too.
CONCLUSION: We caught our thief by hiding two cameras. Now we are putting them in plain sight to deter. Good enough viewing quality for any home and most businesses.
October 26, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NWOutback Bought this on sale
Great setup, love the night vision and day light clarity. only problem's (2) #1camera mounting template is wrong. the upper two holes need to be raised 1/4 inch otherwise screws will slide through upper mounting holes. easy fix.
#2 poor instructions on program setup, if you go online to their website its not much better than the manual, very diffucult to understand not to mention does not cover all the funtions of their program. would recommend but be prepard to do a lot of head scratching.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Excellent product and great support from Defender
I tried other systems before finding this Defender system and each one failed or was not a very good product, including top rated wireless systems. This Defender system works great, is easily expandable for more camera's, and their features are excellent. I run my system full time with 5 camera's and have about 3 months of recorded video so anything that happens, I have saved on the DVR. For the price, the quality is excellent and I have recommended this to many others I work with. I have also sent back a camera that failed after a few months, and my experience with the customer service was exceptional. They are based in NY and they were great to work with. I got a replacement camera fairly quickly and had additional options they offered. Great group to work with! The video is clear and the saved video is surprisingly good (even the night vision).
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beagles Ultra high resolution camera is great
The 600 TVL camera has a great picture both during the day and at night. Had the system a couple of weeks and so far has worked great. instructions say camera can be mounted on the ceiling, but if you do the picture is upside down. Instructions don't tell you how to flip the picture or camera.
October 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GoldSeeker Love this system !
The cameras are clear and set up was only minimally annoying. I am not an expert computer user , but I did figure out how to view online. The only thing we found that was not perfect for us is there are no rotating pan bases made for these cameras. We did buy one but the cameras will not fit as is, so we will try to "adapt" one of the bases to fit the camera.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fishin2Dmax Good value
Cameras have good resolution and render colors well. Night vision is also surprisingly good. The only issue has been with the camera mounting. I wanted to mount under eves, but camera mounts don't facilitate upside down mounting, so different mounts were used. I haven't yet tried viewing via smartphone or via internet. Remote control is not the best, but the included mouse allows for easy control between screens and menus. I added additional (wireless) cameras for very remote areas of my property with good results. Now with 8 cameras, I wished I had gone with a larger storage capacity unit of 1TB or higher. Overall a good value - especially when on sale.
October 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick08201 Very good for money
Relatively easy to set up and get running. Make sure you have a good path to run the enclosed cables. The cables have connectors on both ends and are attached by relatively small gauge wire, so no force pulling of wires would be recommended. Set up slightly confusing since unit comes with instruction on CD ROM and I only had one monitor to switch between system and computer. Still having minor problems with cameras wanting to do their own thing (can't get one camera to stop recording unless motion) when recording but I seem to be gaining ground. One major problem and a call to the company's customer service took care of it. Equipment seems well built and installation was easy. Using mine outdoors and excellent during day, but lacking in detail at night. Have one more camera to install and will move it closer to what I want to see at night. Do not need internet or phone notification so I did not even try. Would buy again given cost and quality trade off for home use.
December 27, 2012