ELEC New 8Ch Channel 960H HDMI Camera Review

ELEC® ELEC-CVK-1008C1 New 8Ch Channel 960H HDMI Camera Review

The ELEC security system with model number CVK-1008DB includes 8 600TVL Bullet Night Vision Cameras connected to an 8-channel 960H HDMI H.264 DVR that is accessible via Internet and/or a 3G Smartphone.

 Included in the box:

  • One 8 Channel HDMI 960H Security DVR
  • Eight 600TVL Hi-Resolution Outdoor/Indoor Cameras
  • One 12V/3000m Single Power Supply for the DVR
  • One 12V/2000m Single Power Supply for the Cameras
  • Eight 60ft Video + Power All-In-One Cable for Security Cameras
  • Two 1-4 Splitter Cable for Security Cameras
  • One USB Mouse
  • One Quick Guide
  • One Warranty Card and Driver CD
  • Eight Set of Screws for the Cameras

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Key Features

The Elec security system has numerous key features. The key features include: The H.264 video compression technology, the 960H high-resolution video and recording and you cannot look past the multiple recording modes that it offers (continuous, motion and scheduled). It offers remove access via the Internet and through 3G handheld devices. It also offers a local service and free E-cloud.

 Pros and Cons

Before you go out and purchase a product, you must take a close look at the pros and cons in order to make sure it is the best product for you. With the Elec security system, there are both advantages and disadvantages.

 Looking at the Cameras

The 600TVL resolution camera may look great for zoomed out images and, with minimal difference in comparison to 800TVL (720p) or 1080p, but when zoomed in, the images tend to become pixelated and unclear. If you are a consumer seeking images with exceptionally high detail, this product would not suit you, on the other hand, it would be ideal for small house or shop owners whom require general surveillance.

An 18m cable is provided for each camera, but as there is only one power supply for the cameras, this may be a hassle for consumers needing surveillance of large areas. It may be best to opt out and go for wireless cameras in that sense.

The night vision on the other hand is an additional plus for all consumers and provides a clear image up to 15’.

 The DVR

Second on the list is the DVR. Remote access via Internet and/or a 3G smartphone is a definite positive. The H.264 video compression technology is the most widely used and can be incorporated into MP4 or 3GP for phones. The only drawback would be the additional cost of purchasing a hard drive for storage. The recommended hard drive is the Seagate, SATA2, 3.5”, 500GB-1TB MAX internal HDD.

 Consumer Support

Last but not least is the customer support. ELEC provides a 24/7 U.S.A. local technical support, which is great for those installation and operational problems.

Honest Review and Opinion

In all honesty, I believe this product is a great buy if you are a small shop owner or would like to set a surveillance system up in your home. Looking at reviews on the Internet, I see individuals who are happy that they were able to install the cameras themselves, so the installation is obviously simple. Plus, the price is really good for something like this.

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