Four-channel wireless network video recorder for surveillance systems
Our take on the ClearView WIFI-NVR-4 by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
Wirelessly view and record surveillance footage
If you ever wanted a surveillance system for your home or business, but reconsidered because you didn't want to run hundreds of feet of cable, you're in luck. The Clearview WIFI-NVR-4 is a wireless network video recorder that can monitor, control, and record feeds from up to four optional security cameras. You'll be able to save footage to the NVR's internal 1-terabyte hard drive. It's versatile as well: set it to record at a certain time of day, trigger it remotely, or set up motion detection alerts.
- wirelessly records audio and video for up to 4 surveillance cameras
- up to 80Mbps incoming bandwidth
- 1,000 gigabyte hard drive
- simultaneous video output to HDMI and VGA
- synchronous realtime playback
- maximum resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- playback functions: Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind, Fast play, Slow play, Next file, Previous file, Next camera, Previous camera, Full screen, Repeat, Shuffle, Backup selection, Digital zoom
- selectable record modes: Manual, Schedule (Continuous, MD, Alarm)
- supports 3D intelligent positioning with PTZ cameras
- fast dual-core internal processor
- Wi-Fi® module with two antennas
Connections and Dimensions:
- Ethernet port
- internal SATA port lets you connect an external hard drive up to 4TB
- features dual USB 2.0 ports for backup and mouse connection
- 8-1/8"W x 1-3/4"H x 8-1/8"D
- weight: 1.1 lbs.
- warranty: 7 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- WIFI-NVR-4 Net Video Recorder with two 6.75" antennas and built-in 1 TB HDD
- AC adapter with attached 5' DC output cord (DC output: 12V 2A)
- 79" Ethernet cable (RJ-45 plugs on both ends)
- Mouse with attached 56"USB cable
- Ground screw (M3 x 5mm screw with flat and split lock washers)
- 4 Hex/Phillips head screws (1/4" length)
- User Manual and Quick Start Guide on mini CD-ROM
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Overview: The ClearView WIFI-NVR-4 is a 4-channel wireless Network Video Recorder with a built-in 1 TB HDD (hard disk drive). It is capable of recording video from up to 4 connected Wi-Fi cameras. It offers simultaneous video output via HDMI and VGA for real-time monitoring. The NVR has an embedded Linux Operating System.
Dual Codec Decoding: The NVR-4 can accept and decode both H.264 and Motion JPEG (MJPEG) video codecs. The recorder will allow a maximum input of 80 Mbps bandwidth in the following configurations: 2-channel 5M 25fps, 4-channel 3M 25fps, or 4-channel 1080p 30fps.
Video Inputs/Outputs: The NVR offers four channels of video input and one channel of video output. The video is output simultaneously via HDMI for monitoring on an HDMI-equipped TV and VGA (15-pin DE-15 connector) for monitoring on a PC or computer monitor. The video can be split into four windows for simultaneous monitoring of all four channels.
Note: The HDMI version is 1.4.
Audio In/Out: The Network Video Recorder has a mono, bi-directional talk input and output. This allows you to have a two-way conversation between persons at the PC-end and the Device-end. Microphones and speakers (or earphones) will need to be added at each location where needed.
Storage: The WIFI-NVR-4 is equipped with a built-in 1 TB HDD (hard disk drive) for storing your recorded video. The recorder will support only one SATA HDD, up to 4 TB in capacity. To increase the capacity of the recorder, you will need to replace the existing 1 TB HDD with another. In addition, two USB 2.0 ports are provided, allowing you to back up the HDD using a USB flash drive, network storage server, or a DVD burner. When the HDD becomes full, you can choose (in the menu) to stop recording or overwrite the HDD.
PTZ: If you have connected a camera that is PTZ-capable (pan, tilt, zoom), you can control the camera through the NVR-4's operating system. Using the supplied mouse, you can click on the PTZ Control Interface and set up the PTZ operation. You can control PTZ direction, speed, zoom, focus, iris, preset, tour, scan, pattern aux function, light and wiper, and rotation.
Indicator Lights: On the top panel of the NVR-4 are three LED indicator lights:
- HDD Status: The red LED turns on when the HDD is abnormal.
- Power: The red LED comes on when the power connection is OK.
- Network Status: The red LED glows when the network connection is abnormal.
Connections: The NVR-4 has the following rear panel connections:
- USB 2.0 Ports: Two Type A USB ports are provided for connecting the mouse (supplied) and/or a USB flash drive or other USB backup device
- Network Port: RJ-45 jack for connecting the NVR-4 to a network router via the supplied Ethernet cable. The port is 10M/100Mbps compliant.
- Antenna: Two adjustable antennas are connected to the rear panel. The antennas can be positioned at 0°, 45°, and 90°, and rotated 0° to 180°. The antenna are non-detachable.
- HDMI: The HDMI port transmits uncompressed high definition video and multi-channel data to the HDMI port of the display device. The HDMI version is 1.4.
- VGA: The 15-pin DE-15 port lets you output VGA analog video to a PC or monitor.
- Mic In/Mic Out: Separate RCA audio jacks for connecting bi-directional talk inputs and outputs. The Mic In receives the analog signal from a microphone or pickup. The Mic Out outputs the analog audio to the monitors or a sound box for bi-directional talk, or the audio output for 1-window video playback.
- DC 12V: Power socket for the supplied 12-volt power supply.
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3 questions already asked
Sorry, no. The NVR does offer both HDMI and VGA outputs for viewing/monitoring on an HDMI equipped TV or a VGA equipped computer monitor. [ Ryan Feb 20, 2017 ] Staff
The Clearview should be compatible with most brands of network cameras, yes. The video recorder provides a "Smart Add" and a "Manual Add" feature that allows you to find the IP address of compatible devices on the same network and use them with the WIFI-NVR-4 I hope that helps! http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Dec 23, 2016 ] Staff
The WIFI-NVR-4 will connect to any network router with the supplied Ethernet cable (79"). I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan Jan 25, 2016 ] Staff