Piczel 5208 8 CH H.264 Codec DVR with 500GB HDD, Internet, 3G/4G Smartphone Monitoring, E-mail and Text Message Alerts 

by Piczel | Item  #: 244590 | Model #:  5208 |
Piczel 5208  8 CH H.264 Codec DVR with 500GB HDD, Internet, 3G/4G Smartphone Monitoring, E-mail and Text Message Alerts
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About this item

  • Dual stream H.264 codec records to hard drive and optimizes Internet transmission speed
  • E-mail and SMS text messages can be sent with images
  • Monitor and control via PC or smartphone
  • Selectable grid video motion detection pinpoints what you want covered and helps eliminate false alarms
  • Description

    The latest technology with real video processing power
    This eight 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. Catch all of the action with global recording speeds up to 240 ips (30 ips per channel). 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 (including all 8 from this DVR), with video streaming from multiple DVRs from the Piczel 5200 series, and 7200 series systems. Eight external alarm contact inputs add to the flexibility of how events are recorded and alarm e-mail notifications are sent, including the all new Piczel Video Temp Alert (Sam's # 244398). This exclusive accessory displays the temperature of your home or business's monitored area on a camera's video, and triggers your DVR's e-mail feature when there is a problem with heating, cooling, refrigeration units, etc.

    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.

    Event searches made easy
    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 to save your selected video to a flash (thumb) drive. While reviewing events from the DVR via the Internet, you can easily save the data file to your computer. You can also take a quick snapshot or record live streaming to your PC as you see it happen! Alpha-numeric on-screen titles, up to 8 characters, can be generated for each channel making identification of the source location much easier, particularly if the powerful 64 channel CMS software is in use. Individual adjustments for each channel for; chroma, hue, contrast, and brightness allow you to use cameras of various ages, and with a variety of video output attributes, and still balance them on the multiple view screen to make them appear very similar. Image quality and record frame rate can also be adjusted for each channel allowing you to maximize your hard drive space by allocating more resources where needed, and less for camera views that don't require fine details and a fast frame rate.

    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!


    DVR Model:5208
    Number of Channels:8
    Number of Channels with Audio:8
    Hard Drive Size:500GB
    Maximum Hard Drive Expandability:2 TB
    Recording Resolution:NTSC:D1(704*480),HD1(704*240),CIF(352*240)
    Recording Frames per Second:60 ips/D1, 120ips/HD1, 240ips/CIF
    Recording Compression:H.264
    Recording Modes Available:Continuous, Scheduled, Video Motion Detection, Alarm Input
    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
    Digital ZoomYes
    Pan-Tilt-Zoom Controls:Yes
    Still Frame Capture:Yes
    Alarm Terminal Trigger Recording / # of Inputs:Yes, (8) Normally Closed or Normally Open Contact Inputs
    External Alarm Output Contact(s):Yes
    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:14" x 9.5" x 2"
    Technical Support
    Phone Number:1-800-774-0284
    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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    Assembled Size

  • 14" x 9.5" x 2"
  • 4.0 lbs.
  • Component Country




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    1 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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