Piczel 5204 4 CH H.264 Codec DVR with 500GB HDD, Internet, 3G/4G Smartphone Monitoring, E-mail and Text Message Alerts
The latest technology at an affordable price
This four channel pentaplex DVR incorporates the latest dual stream H.264 video codec technology. Up to four times more video is stored on the same size hard drive as previous models. Piczel's dual stream video processing records the highest quality video possible to the hard drive while adjusting the image compression to optimize the DVR's Internet transmission speed. Smartphone monitoring, e-mail with images, SMS text messaging with an image, or standard text only alarm notification messages provide maximum access and connectivity while you are on the move. The included Central Monitoring Station (CMS) Software gives you the ability to monitor up to 64 cameras on one PC screen, with video streaming from multiple DVRs from the Piczel 5200 series, and 7200 series systems.
Selectable grid video motion detection
Video motion detection can be set to record activity to the hard drive, log the event in a list to simplify searches at a future date, and send an e-mail with an attached image of what just happened. To make the video motion detection more accurate and useful, a 13 column by 10 row grid of squares is displayed over each camera view during the motion detection setup process (see the included graphic with the product photos). With 130 small squares superimposed on a camera's view, you can select each square that you choose to be active, triggering an alarm event when there is activity in front of the square. By the same process, you can deactivate any square that lies in an area of known activity that would cause a false alarm, such as a pathway for a pet, or a public access area.
Intuitive menus and controls
Colorful on-screen graphics and descriptive icons make navigation of the menus and control of the DVR very intuitive and easy to use. A PC type mouse allows you to quickly click and drag over schedules, motion detection grids, and on-screen DVR controls. An IR remote control is also included for ease of operation. Pentaplex capability allows you to view live video, record all channels, play back selected channels, connect via the Internet, and back up a file all at the same time. Motorized Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras, such as the Piczel 3505 (Sam's # 248586), can be controlled with the mouse, IR remote, PC, or via free mobile phone apps. Timed, motion detection, and "NO" recording can be scheduled for any hour of any day for each camera, giving you total control over what to record, and when. Back up or copy video files quickly to a flash drive via a USB 2.0 port, or to a PC via the Internet. Generate your own private password to access all data and functions, or user passwords that offer limited access.
Small package, big features
The eco-friendly, space saving case design is perfect for both residential and small business installations. Database like storage of video files make retrieval of events a snap. Drill down your searches by date, time, camera, and event type to quickly find the information you are looking for. Play the event or click on
Plug-N-Play installation with lifetime customer support
All Piczel DVRs are packaged with everything you need to connect and operate them with no special tools required. Professional style locking BNC video connectors are used on all Piczel DVRs for long term stability, and compatibility with cameras and accessories made by other major CCTV manufacturers. Toll free (USA based) lifetime customer support with technicians also available to remotely connect to your system (with your authorization) and help you configure your connection to the Internet!
|Number of Channels:||4|
|Number of Channels with Audio:||Not available|
|Hard Drive Size:||500GB|
|Maximum Hard Drive Expandability:||2 TB|
|Recording Frames per Second:||60 ips/D1, 120ips/HD1, 120ips/CIF|
|Recording Modes Available:||Continuous, Scheduled, Video Motion Detection|
|Wireless Camera Receiver:||Not available|
|Video Motion Detection Recording:||Yes (130 point selectable grid 13 x 10)|
|Pre-Event Recording/Capacity:||Not available|
|Mobile App Viewing:||iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows|
|E-Mail Alert Notification:||Yes|
|Maximum Number of Remote Viewers:||5|
|Playback and Search Options:||Pause, Step (1 frame at a time), 2x, 4x, 8x, (& 16x via Network)|
|Data Backup Options:||USB 2.0 Flash drive, LAN or Internet to PC|
|Still Frame Capture:||Yes|
|Alarm Terminal Trigger Recording / # of Inputs:||Not available|
|External Alarm Output Contact(s):||Not available|
|Operating System:||NTSC, PAL|
|Included Accessories:||IR Remote Control with batteries, Mouse, Regulated Power Supply, LAN Cable, BNC Cable, & CMS Software|
|Camera Cable Connection Type:||BNC|
|Compatible Cameras:||All Piczel brand cameras, plus all professional brands (BNC connector is the CCTV Industry Standard)|
|DVR Dimensions:||13.9" x 9" x 1.8"||Technical Support|
|Hours of Availability:||8:00AM - 9:00PM M-F & 10:00AM - 4:00PM Sat. Eastern Time Zone|
|Web Support URL:||www.piczel.com||Package Contents|
|DVR w/ Hard Drive|
|Regulated Power Supply|
|LAN connection cable|
|BNC-BNC (Video Out) cable with RCA adapter for TV Input|
|Printed Owner's manual|
|CD with; Client Viewers for Windows and Mac, CMS software, Mobile apps, & PDF Owner's Manual|
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Warranty Information1 year limited manufacturer's warranty.
Televisions, laptop and desktop computers, projectors, digital music players, cameras, camcorders, and other electronics must be returned within ninety (90) days.
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