Defender 8-Channel 500GB Hard Drive Surveillance System with (8) 600 TVL Cameras-21025 - The Home Depot


Model # 21025

Internet # 203267390

8-Channel 500GB Hard Drive Surveillance System with (8) 600 TVL Cameras

Defender 8-Channel 500GB Hard Drive Surveillance System with (8) 600 TVL Cameras

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$399.00 / each


Model # 21025

Internet # 203267390

Trust Defender to make thieves and vandals think twice about approaching your property. Defender systems function just like a computer, with a mouse for pointing and clicking and an intuitive icon-based menu for easy set up and use. View anytime, anywhere with remote viewing via internet, smartphone, and tablet and receive email alerts, with photo, when motion is detected on your property. Our 1 Step Remote Viewing software application auto-networks your DVR in less than 5 minutes, available as a free download for PC and Mac. Record over 2 years’ worth of footage on the included 500GB hard drive. Eight all-weather cameras deliver clear, ultra hi-res video with 600TVL for maximum surveillance indoors and outdoors. 36IR LEDs allow for 100 ft. of automatic night vision. Anti-vandal mount ensures cameras cannot be tampered with and 65 ft. of cable allows for greater flexibility in mounting around your home or business. Don’t give thieves a chance. Stop them with Defender.

  • 600TVL Ultra Hi-Res cameras provide crisp and detailed video
  • Each camera comes with 65 ft. of cable allowing for greater flexibility in mounting around your home or business
  • 36IR LEDs for up to 100 ft. automatic night vision
  • View your camera footage from anywhere in the world from a PC or Smartphone, Compatible with Internet Explorer, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, iPad and most major tablets
  • Ultra-Resolution 600TVL cameras give a clear and detailed picture
  • Record up to 2 years of footage onto the included 500GB hard drive
  • H.264 compression maximizes your recording time while keep high-quality imagery
  • Email alerts with photo will notify you of activity or video loss
  • Customize your recording schedule with motion activated recording
  • Easy installation (mounting and wiring included)
  • Heavy duty vandal resistant mount
  • Lifetime live customer support can be reached by phone, email or chat in English, Spanish and French
  • Automatic remote viewing setup, our 1 Step Remote Viewing software application auto-networks your DVR in less than 5 minutes. Simply input your DVR?s IP address (found in the menu) into the connection program on your computer, click ?Sync to Router?, and 1 Step will automatically do the rest, This software is available as a free download for PC and Mac. Defender offers you the convenience of mobile viewing without any complicated instructions or hassle
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Assembled Depth (in.)  8.7 in  Assembled Height (in.)  1.97 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  11.8 in  Screen Size (In.) 
3-Axis Adjustable Camera  No  Camera Connection  Wired Cameras 
Camera Resolution (TVL)  600  Camera Technology  Analog/ Direct 
Camera Type  CMOS  Camera Use  Indoor/Outdoor Cameras 
Color or Black and White  Color  Commercial / Residential  Commercial / Residential 
Connected Home Protocol  Proprietary  Covert  No 
Electrical Product Type  Video Surveillance Kit  Hard Drive Size  321GB to 500GB 
Maximum Record Time (hrs)  17520  Night Vision Distance (ft.)  100 
Number of Cameras Included  Number of Channels 
Optical Zoom  No  Recording Resolution  2CIF/D1 
Returnable  90-Day  Storage Capacity  500 GB and under 
Surveillance Features  Night Vision,Remote Internet Viewing  Surveillance Included  Cables,Hardware,Mouse 
Wireless Cameras  No 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 43 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by More than expected I live on a 5 acre lot with a seperate 3 car garage, a 3/2 double wide manufacuted home, and a single wide MF home being rented. After purchasing online, the equipment arrived within 4 or 5 days with standard shipping. No damage or defective items and everything is working perfectly. I have the 8 camera system and have intalled the first 4. Will need to order the 200 ft or 300 ft cable to install the other 4 on my garage and single wide but I don't foresee any problems there either. One of the features I find to be excellent is the night vision. I thought that when I purchased this system I would need to install night lights so the cameras would be able to see at night. But in pitch dark, they can see a very good distance in front. The night vision of my back patio is absolutely great! It's like seeing the pation in daylight except it appears in black and white which is no problem either. I submit two pics with this review which is 1) One of the installed cameras above the front door and 2) The view from the 4 cameras as seen through my monitor. This is an outstanding video surveillance system, worth the money spent, and is a cool new toy to have. Haven't gotten to the recording process or the online viewing capability yet but this system is great! Go get one. October 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty good security camera system I recently installed the 8 camera system to my home in Jan 2013 after purchasing it from Home Depot. One of the camera appeared to be defective right out of the box because it provided a very hazy picture in the night IR mode. During the day the picture is crystal clear but in IR mode not so good. The other cameras were just fine in the IR mode so the one could have been a lemon. I contacted Defender CS who sent a new one out. However be aware they will charge your credit card the cost of a new camera until they receive the defective unit back. And this may take several weeks. A couple of my cables were a tad short so take this into account when selecting a mounting location for the camera in reference to where you place the DVR. Mounting the cameras can be a challenge. If the camera is mounted to a horizontal surface such as a ceiling you'll have a very limited range of motion for the tilt "up and down" fields of view due to the design of the mount. However if the camera is mounted on a vertical surface such as a wall then the tilt "up and down" coverage is more than adequate to view most areas. The cameras come painted black, so they really stood out against my earth tone colored house and not very acceptable to my HOA. Defender informed me they can be spray painted without voiding the warranty which I did. Just remember to cover the lens and electrical cable connection prior to applying the spray paint. The instruction manual is provided as a pdf on a mini CD and lacks the detail and clarity I would expect for a high tech piece of equipment. However it's adequate for the basic set up. I recommend printing out the pdf on paper so you can easily refer to it during the set up and programing. I haven't enabled the remote monitoring or the network connections yet. The cameras make a loud "click" sound when they switch from the normal to IR mode or when they detect motion to record if this option is enabled. This is probably a plus because it would let any unwelcome visitors know they're being monitored and should serve as a deterrent. Overall I'm pretty satisfied with Defender's quality and CS and so far so good but it's only been in service for less than a month. I'm wondering how well the cameras will hold up to our brutal AZ summers. Time will tell and I'll update if any problems should crop up. But for right now I'm pretty pleased with the system. February 9, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not as Straightforward as it Seems MOUNTING -- can't mount these cameras in any orientation other than on a vertical wall. Want to mount them upside from your ceiling or from the eave of your roof outside? Sorry--can't do it unless you want to monitor the ground/floor below. Want to mount them upright on a horizontal surface? Too bad--can't do it unless you want to monitor the sky. The range of motion allowed by the adjustable joints of these cameras is restricted such that the ONLY feasible way to mount them is on a vertical wall. FIELD OF VISION--Want to monitor your front porch or back yard? Too bad. These cameras have a very narrow field of vision. They would be perfect for monitoring someone else's yard across the street. They would be perfect for monitoring a herd of cows in a far-off pasture. They would be perfect for monitoring ONE INDIVIDUAL TREE or ONE INDIVIDUAL DOOR or one individual gate. If you want to monitor **just** your mailbox, and nothing around it, these cameras are perfect. But if you'd like to include a more comprehensive area around the mailbox, then you will need to buy a different kind of camera. NETWORKING--Want to view these cameras from outside your own home network? Well if you're an IT-pro, then you'll probably be just fine. If, on the other hand, you're like me, and don't have a working knowledge of DNS servers, DHCP vs PPPOE protocols, Dynamic-DNS accounts, and router-configuration protocols, then you're going to need a lot of time to learn these things, and a lot of help to apply them. All that being said, the quality of the picture is good and the night-vision is good--certainly good enough to identify faces/animals at night. October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Video Survelliance System Great clarity. Easy installation. EVERYTHING you need is in the box. And the Smart Phone app is great! The cameras offer excellent clarity. Eight cameras allowed me to cover all exterior spots and I had cameras to put INSIDE the house too! These are quality cameras and the hard drive covers tons of recording. Love it!! February 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Set up the system with no problems and worked well from first day of setup. Cameras deliver a very good picture. DVR works great and I even added sound to the audio port for one camera and it works well. good investment for the price. Support (Julie) was very knowledgable and helped me with my external remote viewing on my iphone. She was very pleasant and patient. Would reccommend this to anyone who wants a quality system for a reasonable price and good support. December 6, 2012
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