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ClearView Phoenix View 8-Channel Kit

Video surveillance system with 8 IP cameras and network video recorder

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Item #: 834PV084D4

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Original Price: $1,999.95

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Overview

Our take on the ClearView Phoenix View 8-Channel Kit

Need to keep tabs on your home or place of business? ClearView's Phoenix View kits offer dependable, secure, professional-quality video surveillance. This eight-channel kit includes an NVR (network video recorder) and eight "IP" cameras which connect to the recorder via standard Ethernet connections. Known as PoE (Power over Ethernet), this type of connection carries power to the camera as well as passing video signals back to the recorder. PoE camera systems are ideal for installations where longer cable runs are required. Plus, digital IP cameras offer high-resolution recording, so they're recommended when details like facial recognition are important.

A pro-quality all-digital security system

Need to keep tabs on your home or place of business? ClearView's Phoenix View kits offer dependable, secure, professional-quality video surveillance. This eight-channel kit includes an NVR (network video recorder) and eight "IP" cameras which connect to the recorder via standard Ethernet connections. Known as PoE (Power over Ethernet), this type of connection carries power to the camera as well as passing video signals back to the recorder. PoE camera systems are ideal for installations where longer cable runs are required. Plus, digital IP cameras offer high-resolution recording, so they're recommended when details like facial recognition are important.

The included NVR gives you a range of configurable recording options for saving and reviewing your surveillance footage, and its built-in dual-core processor allows it to capture smooth video from all eight connected cameras at once. ClearView's robust, highly tweakable system lets you view real-time video either on directly connected monitors or TVs (not included), or remotely via the Internet or a local network using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Keep an eye on 8 zones at once

Monitor up to eight areas in and around your home, including exterior doorways, foyers and hallways, your garage, and more. This Phoenix View kit includes four dome cameras (usually ceiling-mounted) and four bullet cameras (usually wall-mounted) for flexible placement options. Both camera models are dustproof and waterproof for safe use in outdoor environments. Low-light conditions are not a problem, either, thanks to built-in IR (infrared) emitters, which allow night vision monitoring and recording at a range of up to 65 feet in total darkness.

Highly configurable recording and monitoring

ClearView NVR systems can be programmed to record continuously, or at scheduled times, or when triggered by motion detection. Recording quality is adjustable, with six selectable settings to choose from. Use higher quality settings for better video clarity and detail, or lower settings for more recording time. The system comes with a replaceable 1TB hard drive which can store up to thousands of hours of video, depending on your settings. ClearView's Phoenix model NVR has two SATA hard drive bays, so you can upgrade to as much as 6 terabytes of storage with optional hard drives (not included).

Watch all eight surveillance zones, or zoom in on a single zone. You can configure the system to send you emails to alert you to specific events, like motion being detected, alarms being activated (requires optional compatible alarms, not included), or the NVR running out of hard disk space. A handy pre-record buffer captures between 1 and 30 seconds of video prior to motion detection being activated — great for actually getting a view of whatever or whoever is moving around in your monitored zone.

Powered by IC Realtime®

ClearView surveillance systems are designed and built by IC Realtime, a company with a well-established name in business and government surveillance camera systems. Their products are engineered to work in demanding applications, offering a high degree of flexibility for installers and end-users. ClearView also offers their own highly qualified in-house technical support, if you ever have any questions about an installation.

What's in the Box:

  • Phoenix-08 8-channel network video recorder (NVR)
  • AC adapter for NVR with attached 5' DC output cord (DC output: 12V 5A)
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Mouse with attached 56" USB cable (Type A USB terminal)
  • 80" Ethernet cable (male RJ-45 plugs on each end)
  • Wireless remote control
  • AC adapter for PoE with attached 4' DC output cord (DC output: 48V 1.04A)
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Self-adhesive warning stickers
  • Ten 5mm flat-head Phillips screws
  • Eight 100' (30m) lengths camera power/signal cables (male RJ-45 plugs on each end)
  • Four separately boxed IP-72 Bullet Cameras
  • Each box contains:
  • IP-72 bullet camera with attached 18" power (DC barrel) and network cables (female RJ-45)
  • 3 Self-tapping screws (5/8" length)
  • 3 Wall anchors
  • Mounting template
  • Mini CD-ROM containing User's Manual and Quick Start Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Four separately boxed IP-73 Dome Cameras
  • Each box contains:
  • IP-73 dome camera with attached 20" power (DC barrel) and network cables (female RJ-45)
  • 3 Self-tapping screws (5/8" length)
  • 3 Wall anchors
  • Installation Positioning Map
  • Mini CD-ROM containing User's Manual and Quick Start Guide
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Highlights:

    System:
    • professional security monitoring system with digital watermarking
    • includes Phoenix 8-channel NVR (network video recorder), 4 bullet IP cameras, and 4 dome IP cameras
    • Power over Ethernet (PoE) — each camera connects to recorder via a single Ethernet cable (not included)
    • supports cable runs up to 330 feet, or even greater when using additional PoE switches
    • monitor remotely via the Internet on a computer, tablet, or smartphone
    • ClearView apps for Apple® and Android™ devices available for purchase and download
    • motion detection alerts by text or email can be sent to one or more computers or cell phones
    • system control available via network
    • mouse and wireless remote control included
    • warranty: 7 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • Consult local authorities regarding video surveillance before installing security cameras in public areas.
    Phoenix 8-channel NVR (network video recorder):
    • embedded Linux operating system for secure, reliable operation
    • dual-core embedded processor for high-quality video recording
    • 2 SATA hard drive bays
    • includes single 1TB hard drive for storing video (upgradable to higher-capacity drives up to 3TB per bay, not included)
    • records video at up to 1080p resolution
    • adjustable video recording quality with 6 selectable levels
    • supports audio on IP channels
    • supports two-way talk via RCA mono microphone input/output
    • pre-record buffer lets you capture from 1 to 30 seconds of video prior to motion activation or scheduled recordings
    • supports PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) control with PTZ-equipped cameras (not included)
    • can back up surveillance data via USB port to a flash drive or portable hard drive (external storage devices not included), or via network FTP
    • compatible with ClearView's cloud-based subscription backup service (not included)
    • 1 HDMI output and 1 VGA computer monitor output
    • supports simultaneous video playback via both outputs
    • 3-15/16"W x 5-13/16"H x 10-1/8"D
    IP-72 indoor/outdoor night vision bullet camera (x 4):
    • 1/3" 1.3 megapixel progressive scan CMOS image sensor
    • 3.6mm fixed lens
    • 65-foot IR (infrared) night vision range
    • dustproof, waterproof design (IP66 rated)
    • PoE (Power over Ethernet) for easy setup and connection to NVR
    IP-73 indoor/outdoor night vision dome camera (x 4):
    • 1/3" 1.3 megapixel progressive scan CMOS image sensor
    • 3.6mm fixed lens
    • 65-foot IR (infrared) night vision range
    • dustproof, waterproof design (IP66 rated)
    • PoE (Power over Ethernet) for easy setup and connection to NVR
    Reviews

    ClearView Phoenix View 8-Channel Kit Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    2 Reviews

    Clearview

    Written by: Lewis from Houston, TX on April 19, 2016

    Cameras have good resolution but the bullet cameras do not seem to stay adjusted well. The tightening on the arm seems to be weak. Customer support is hard to reach and they do not seem to return calls. Overall I am satisfied with the product, just hoping for better tech support in the future.

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    Crutchfield response on April 25, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help with the problem and get this installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Clearview Phoenix 8 camera NVR

    Written by: Jason C from Kansas on October 1, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Set up of this NVR will all of the cameras was not as easy as the Clearview videos state. There were a few problems with IP addresses, port forwarding, remote viewing, etc. but I will say their customer support was very good at helping me walk through the problems. From opening the box to getting all the cameras setup and working was probably 3-4 hours total time. Since then, the cameras work great and the night vision is better than what I expected.

    Pros: Good customer service

    Cons: Not "plug and play" as depicted by the video -- at least for the 8 camera set with 4 port POE switch.

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    What's in the box?

    Download the ClearView Phoenix View 8-Channel Kit manual

    • Phoenix-08 8-channel network video recorder (NVR)
    • AC adapter for NVR with attached 5' DC output cord (DC output: 12V 5A)
    • 5' AC power cord
    • Mouse with attached 56" USB cable (Type A USB terminal)
    • 80" Ethernet cable (male RJ-45 plugs on each end)
    • Wireless remote control
    • AC adapter for PoE with attached 4' DC output cord (DC output: 48V 1.04A)
    • 5' AC power cord
    • Self-adhesive warning stickers
    • Ten 5mm flat-head Phillips screws
    • Eight 100' (30m) lengths camera power/signal cables (male RJ-45 plugs on each end)
    • Four separately boxed IP-72 Bullet Cameras
    • Each box contains:
    • IP-72 bullet camera with attached 18" power (DC barrel) and network cables (female RJ-45)
    • 3 Self-tapping screws (5/8" length)
    • 3 Wall anchors
    • Mounting template
    • Mini CD-ROM containing User's Manual and Quick Start Guide
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Four separately boxed IP-73 Dome Cameras
    • Each box contains:
    • IP-73 dome camera with attached 20" power (DC barrel) and network cables (female RJ-45)
    • 3 Self-tapping screws (5/8" length)
    • 3 Wall anchors
    • Installation Positioning Map
    • Mini CD-ROM containing User's Manual and Quick Start Guide
    • Quick Start Guide

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    Features

    Overview: The ClearView Phoenix View NVR kit comes with an 8-channel NVR (network video recorder) with a built-in 1 TB HDD (hard disk drive). The package also includes eight cameras: four IP-72 dome cameras and four IP-73 bullet cameras. The NVR lets you simultaneously record video from the eight included cameras. It has a network connection (RJ-45), a VGA port and an HDMI port to let you monitor the system in real time. This system is ideal for use in home or retail settings.

    1 TB Capacity: The Phoenix-08 NVR includes a built-in 1 TB HDD (hard disk drive) that gives you thousands of hours of storage. You can expand the capacity of the NVR by installing an additional SATA HDD up to 6 TB in the available slot on the front panel. There is also an eSATA input for adding an external SATA HDD up to 12 TB. Up to 4 SATA HDDs can be used with the Phoenix-08 NVR.

    Operating System: The Phoenix-08 has an embedded LINUX operating system to maintain stable operation.

    Digital Watermark: The video recorded on the NVR contains a digital watermark, which is required by courts for video to be allowed as evidence. It also has a time/date stamp.

    Included Cameras: The Phoenix View NVR kit includes eight cameras: four IP-73 IR dome cameras and four IP-72 IR bullet cameras. The package also includes a 100' cable (for power and video signal) for each camera. Camera features include:

    • IP-73 IR Dome:
      • 1/3" 1.3MP progressive scan Aptina CMOS image sensor
      • Resolution: 1280 x 960 @15 fps or 1280 x 720p @ 30 fps
      • H.264 and Motion JPEG (MJPEG) dual stream encoding
      • IR Range: 65 feet
      • Minimum Illumination: 0.1 Lux @F1.4, 0 Lux with IR LED on
      • 3.6mm F1.8 lens
      • IP66 weatherproof
      • One-cable plug and play with PoE (Power over Ethernet)
      • Dimensions: 5.66" diameter x 3.38" height
    • IP-72 IR Bullet:
      • 1/3" 1.3MP progressive scan Aptina CMOS image sensor
      • Resolution: 1280 x 960 @15 fps or 1280 x 720p @ 30 fps
      • H.264 and Motion JPEG (MJPEG) dual stream encoding
      • IR Range: 65 feet
      • Minimum Illumination: 0.1 Lux @F1.2 (color), 0.005 Lux @ F.1.2 (B&W), 0 Lux with IR LED on
      • 3.6mm F1.8 lens
      • IP66 weatherproof
      • One-cable plug and play with PoE (Power over Ethernet)
      • Dimensions: 2.53" diameter x 5.7" length

    Phoenix-08 NVR: The Phoenix-08 NVR lets you monitor and record (at up to 30 fps) up to eight channels of video from the remotely-mounted cameras. The unit also has a single RCA audio input for use with an optional microphone. (The included cameras are not audio capable.) You can set up the NVR to perform motion detection recording, scheduled recording, alarm recording, and manual recording.

    Monitoring: You can monitor all eight cameras at the same time, any four cameras simultaneously, or any of the cameras individually.

    Privacy Masking: If there are areas in the camera's view that you do not wish to show, you can use privacy masking to obscure those areas. Up to 4 zones per camera can be selected for privacy masking.

    Pan Tilt Zoom: When PTZ-capable cameras are connected, you can set up each camera to pan and tilt up/down/left/right in a constant pattern, or when an alarm is triggered. You can also control the panning speed, zoom, focus, and iris. None of the included cameras are PTZ-capable.

    Network Operation: The Phoenix-08 supports real-time monitoring via a network connection. You will be able to monitor on a PC as a web viewer, as part of a CMS (central management system), or on a smartphone app (iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Phone). In addition, you can perform video recording searches remotely, and control the pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) action on compatible cameras.

    Video Playback: When you are ready to play back recordings, you can search by time, type, or channel. Videos can be played back at normal speed, fast play, slow play, manual frame-by-frame playback, and reverse play. You can switch to the previous or next file, or any file in the current play list. If there are files from another channel recorded at the same time, you can immediately switch to that file. All channel synchronous real time playback is also available. In continuous play mode, the next file automatically plays when the current file ends.

    Backup: The Phoenix-08 allows you to backup your HDD via the provided USB ports. You can use a flash drive, portable HDD, or a disk burner. You can also perform backup to the cloud via network download for off-site storage.

    Connections: The Phoenix-08 NVR has the following connections:

    • Front Panel: 2 USB 2.0 ports (Type A) for connecting supplied optical mouse or USB 2.0 storage device
    • Rear Panel:
      • eSATA: For connecting external SATA HDD
      • Audio In: RCA
      • Audio Out: RCA (supports two-way talk)
      • PoE Ports: Four RJ-45 jacks for connecting cameras (Power over Ethernet)
      • Video VGA Output: Female DE-15
      • HDMI
      • USB 2.0 Port (Type A)
      • Network Port: RJ-45 (10M/100M/1000Mbps)
      • Alarm Input/Output: 10-pin I/O port
      • 2 Power Sockets:
        • DC 12V (Tip +) for NVR power
        • DC 48V (Tip +) for inserting power to cameras
      • Ground Screw
      • Power Switch

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    2 questions already asked

    Don: Not really sure about extending the CAT 5 cable past 100'. I only used the 100' rolls that came with the unit, but I would just email Clearview / IC Realtime (the same company) and ask them. CAT 5 should be CAT 5 whether it's 100' or 1000' but their IT support guys would know. Emailing them does work. I had a laundry list of questions asked and answered before I dropped $2000 on this unit. [ Jason  Nov 02, 2015 ]
    A switch that connects to your network is provided with the kit. It makes it very convenient in the fact that you can run 4 camera wires to iit, especially iff you have cameras far from the NVR [ Steven  Sep 04, 2015 ]