About the Metra Spyclops 4-channel Hybrid DVR
Mix and match your cameras
Mix and match your cameras
Compatibility with both IP/network and standard analog cameras makes this Spyclops hybrid DVR a versatile solution for your home or small business security needs. It comes with a 1TB hard drive pre-installed, but will support up to 4TB of total storage if you need more space as you grow your system. Footage can be viewed on an external monitor (not included) or with the free Spyclops mobile app.
"Hybrid" — how does that work?
This four-channel DVR can record 1080p video for up to four cameras. And because it's a "hybrid DVR," the cameras can be either analog or IP, or a mix of the two.
Standard analog cameras connect to the DVR using coaxial cables with BNC connectors. Each camera can be powered with its own plug-in power supply, or you can wire multiple cameras into a multi-camera power source.
"IP" cameras, on the other hand, use a PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection to power each camera. The same connection also passes the camera's video signals back to the recorder. IP cameras connect to this DVR and your router via an Ethernet switch.
- records video for up to four security cameras (sold separately)
- supports analog 960H, AHD, TVI, CVI & Onvif IP cameras
- resolution: up to 1080p (1920x1080)
- frame rate: up to 30fps
- 1TB hard drive is pre-installed
- supports up to 4TB total system storage
- four BNC camera inputs
- output options include VGA and HDMI connections
- Ethernet port
- dual USB ports for backup and mouse connection
- RS485 port for PTZ camera control (2-pin Euroblock)
- 10-3/16"W x 1-13/16"H x 8-3/4"D
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # SPY-DVR4HYB2
What's in the box:
- Digital video recorder
- Wireless remote control
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- AC adapter with attached 46" DC output cord (DC output: 12V 2A)
- Mouse with attached 46" cord (Type A USB plug)
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More details on the Metra Spyclops 4-channel Hybrid DVR
Overview: The Spyclops SPY-DVR4HYB2 is a 4-channel security Hybrid DVR (digital video recorder) that can record audio and video from up to 4 attached cameras. It has a built-in Western Digital 1 TB SATA HDD for hours of recording time. The system HDDs can be upgraded to support up to 4 TB of storage.
Operating System: The DVR has an embedded Linux operating system. An optical mouse is included for controlling the system via its graphical user interface. You can also control the system using the included wireless remote control. No monitor is included, however, there are HDMI and VGA outputs provided for connecting the DVR to a TV or computer monitor.
Recording Quality: The DVR uses H.264 video and ADPCM audio compression. It supports Analog 960H, AHD, TVI, CVI, and Onvif IP cameras (up to 1080p). With each channel, you can choose to record in the following image quality formats, at a frame rate of up to 30 fps:
- 1080P: 1920 x 1080
- 1080P-H: 960 x 1080
- 720P: 1280 x 720
- 960H: 960 x 480*
- D1: 720 x 480
- WCIF: 480 x 240
- HD1: 352 x 480
- CIF: 360 x 240
- QCIF: 176 x 120
Network Setup: The DVR can be connected to your home network for remote monitoring. Using the free Spyclops app, you can remotely view your system from any web browser, iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The Spyclops App is available for iPhone/iPad with iOS 8.0 or later, and Android devices with version 4.4 and up.
Live Monitoring: You can monitor the DVR's connected cameras in real time from a TV or computer monitor. The video quality during monitoring is 960H (960 x 480). You can choose to display one channel at a time, or a 2 x 2 grid of four channels at once.
Channel OSD: You can select a custom name for each connected camera that will appear on the On-screen Display (OSD). The menu allows you to change the hue, brightness, saturation, and contrast for each camera.
Backup: Video and audio stored in the DVR can be easily and quickly backed up using a USB drive. Two USB ports are included on the rear panel--one for the included mouse, and one for a USB backup drive.
Connections: The DVR has the following connections on the rear panel:
- Video In: BNC x4
- Audio Out: RCA x1
- VGA Out: Female DE-15
- Network: RJ-45 Ethernet port
- USB: Type A female x2 (Mouse, USB backup)
- PTZ Camera Control: RS485 port (2-pin Euroblock)
- DC 12V: DC barrel connection