8 Channel 4K Security DVR

Special Price $399.99 Regular Price $459.99
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  • Supports 12 Channels Total
  • Add 4K across all BNC
  • Supports 8 BNC cameras
  • Add up to 12 IP cameras
  • Supports up to 8MP HDCVI Cameras
  • Supports up to 8MP IP cameras
  • 1 RCA Audio Input
  • Audio over HDCVI
  • 1 Channel Smart Detection
  • Up to 8TB
  • HDMI/VGA Video Out

This 8 Channel DVR is compatible with a wide array of camera resolutions and signal types. It is a powerful hybrid DVR that supports up to 4K security cameras over RG59U coax cabling. Even if you have cameras purchased elsewhere, you can use them with this DVR as long as they meet the resolution and signal types supported by this DVR. This 4K security DVR supports a combination of five security camera signal types which can be found here. These five types include HDCVI, TVI, and AHD coax cameras that can send high definition video over siamese security camera cable. You can also use IP cameras purchased from CCTV Camera World to setup a hybrid security camera system consisting of coax BNC cameras and network cameras.

As explained in our Security Camera Buying Guide, in the past IP cameras were required if you wanted resolutions greater than 1080P. That is no longer the case thanks to HD security cameras over coax, which make it possible to send 4MP or 4K video over good quality coax wire. HD over coax cameras are great for use in upgrading existing camera systems, or in new security systems where you want to avoid complicated computer networking that's associated with IP cameras. If you are looking for a complete system be sure to check our security cameras system page.

This 8 Channel 4K Security DVR is one of the best the security industry has to offer at this time for a small form factor with one hard drive slot. It can accept a total of 12 cameras (8 BNC Cameras + 4 IP Cameras). It allows use of 5 different types of security camera technologies:

You can browse each of these security camera types by clicking on the linked bullet points above. This 4K Security DVR supports a lot of different recording configurations.

If you connect the DVR to a PoE switch, you can also connect up to 4 IP cameras from CCTV Camera World along with 8 BNC cameras. You can also set the DVR to record all IP cameras across all 12 available channels, making it essentially a NVR. In this mode, the DVR will support a total of 48Mbps network camera encoding bandwidth.

It supports one hard drive up to 8TB, providing plenty of storage space for recording footage.

This 8 channel high definition DVR has a high speed processor with embedded Linux operating system that stays free of any viruses or Trojans. It comes with the same great user interface as all of our other DVRs, and uses H.264+ encoding to record video at great quality while saving 25% more storage space compared to regular H.264.

It does not sacrifice on any of the features or reliability that our larger more expensive DVRs offer. You can use PTZ cameras of either HDCVI or IP camera type with this DVR. You can also add our security camera with built-in audio across all BNC channels, or add our IP cameras with built-in mic.

All of the DVRs we sell include tons of features, most important of which is video based motion activated recording that you can use to save hard drive space and record only when motion is detected by the intelligent software on this DVR. As of late 2018, our new DVRs feature Smart Detection to fine tune event detection, using intelligent methods like a virtual tripwire. Either motion or smart detection can be set to notify you using a push alert to your mobile device when an event is detected, and you can also playback video from your phone or tablet.

If you need help, with every purchase you get free technical support for the product purchased.


  • 12 Channel DVR
  • Supports any combination of BNC cameras or IP Cameras up to 12 channels
  • Pentabrid DVR supports:
    • HDCVI cameras up to 8MP
    • TVI or AHD up to 5MP
    • Analog CCTV Cameras up to 960H
    • IP Cameras up to 8MP
  • Compatible with IP cameras purchased from CCTV Camera World
  • Latest H.264 and H.264+ Video Encoding
  • 48Mbps Total encoding bit rate for 12 IP channels
  • HDCVI Recording Rates per channel
    • 7fps 4K
    • 12fps 5MP
    • 15fps 4MP
    • 30fps 1080P/720P/D1
  • Multiple Audio Input Capabilities
  • Smart Detection support on one channel
  • Free smart phone and table remote viewing app to view DVR and cameras from the internet
  • Supported remote viewing devices:
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android phones and tablets
    • PC Computer
    • Mac Computer
  • Multiple recording methods selectable for each individual camera
    • 24/7 Continuous recording
    • Calendar Day & Time based recording
    • Motion Activated Recording triggers one or multiple cameras to record when DVR senses the video change
    • Smart Detection on one channel: Tripwire
  • Selectable motion detection zones and privacy masking
  • Selectable motion sensitivity to minimize false motion events
  • Reduce false alerts using Smart Detection1
  • Push alerts to your phone or tablet upon event detection
  • Auto Hard Drive Overwrite to rewrite over hard drive
  • Easy video backup to USB drive, NAS, or FTP
  • Supports 1 Hard Drive up to 8TB
  • 4K HDMI audio/video output for TV/monitor
  • 1080P VGA Video Out

1. Smart Detection support for one BNC input channel. Only Tripwire supported on BNC cameras. DVR does support Smart Detection on all IP camera channels. Requires IP cameras to have Smart Detection features.

Rear panel connections on the back of this DVR are:

  • (8) BNC video inputs
  • (1) RCA audio input - for optional add-on security camera microphone
  • (1) RCA audio output - for optional speaker to enable two-way talk through mobile apps or PC software
  • (1) VGA video output - to connect to computer VGA monitor
  • (1) HDMI video/audio output - to connect HDTV up to 4K
  • (2) USB ports - front port for mouse, rear port for USB backup
  • (1) RS485 port - for connecting third-party PTZ cameras
  • (1) RJ45 Network Port - for connecting network cable to router

What's included?

  • (1) 8 Camera 4K Security DVR
  • (1) Power Supply
  • (1) USB mouse
  • (1) SATA Cable for Hard Drive
  • (1) Free access to on-line knowledge base and software



Main ProcessorEmbedded Processor
Operating SystemEmbedded Linux
Video Outputs1 HDMI (up to 4K), 1 VGA
Output Resolution3840x2160, 1920x1080, 1280x1024, 1280x720, 1024x768
Grid Displays1, 4, 8, 9, 16 Channels
Video DetectionMotion Detection, Motion Zones: 396 (22 x 18), Video Loss, Tampering and Diagnosis, Smart Detection
Trigger EventsRecording, PTZ, Tour, Video Push, Email, FTP, Snapshot, Buzzer and Screen Tips
Alarm inputsNone
Alarm Relay OutputsNone
Video Playback1, 4, 9 Channels
Search ModeTime /Date, Alarm, Event Detection and Exact Search (accurate to second)
Playback FunctionPlay, Pause, Stop, Rewind, Fast play, Slow Play, Next File, Previous File, Next Camera, Previous Camera, Full Screen, Repeat, Shuffle, Backup Selection, Digital Zoom
Backup ModeUSB Flash Drive, Network
Internal HDD1 SATA Port, up to 8TB capacity
USB(1) USB 2.0, (1) USB 3.0
RS4851 Port, for 3rd Party PTZ Control
3rd Party IP Camera SupportAvalonix, Arecont Vision, AXIS, Bosch, Brickcom, Canon, CP Plus, Dynacolor, Honeywell, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Videotec, Vivotek, and more
BNC Input8 Channel
IP Camera InputUp to 12 Channels, each channel up to 8MP
Audio In/Out1 in, 1 out RCA
Two-way TalkReuse audio in/out RCA
Resolution4K, 4MP, 1080P, 720P, 960H, D1, HD1, BCIF, CIF, QCIF
Record Rate 4K 8MP (1-7fps), 5MP (1-12fps), 4MP (1-15fps), 1080P/720P/960H/D1/HD1/BCIF/CIF/QCIF (1-30fps)
Sub stream: 960H (1-15fps), D1/CIF/QCIF(1-30fps)
Bit Rate1Kbps - 6144Kbps Per Channel
Record ModeManual, Schedule (Regular, Continuous), Event Based (Video detection: Motion Detection, Smart Detection, Video Loss, Tampering), Alarm, Stop
Record IntervalPre-record: 1-30 sec, Post-record: 10- 300 sec
Record File Lengths1-60 min (default: 60 min)
Network Ports 1 RJ-45 Port (1000Mbps)
Network FunctionHTTP, TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6, UPnP, RTSP, UDP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, DNS, IP Filter, PPPoE,DDNS, FTP, Alarm Server, P2P,IP Search (Support Avalonix IP camera, DVR)
Max User Accounts128 users
Smart PhoneiPhone, iPad, Android
OnvifONVIF 2.42, CGI Conformant
Power SupplyDC12V 2A
Power Consumption<10W (Without HDD)
Operating Conditions+14°F – +131°F, 0-90% RH
Dimensions12.8" x 10" x 2.2"
Net Weight3.5lbs (without HDD)
InstallationFlat table top / shelf
More Information
Number of PoE InputsNone, uses network for connection
Max Hard Drive Capacity1HDD, 8TB
RAID RedundancyNo
Warranty1 Year
Recorder TypeDVR Pentabrid Type XVR
CPUEmbedded Dual Core
Total Cameras Supported12
Supported Camera SignalsAnalog, HDCVI, TVI, AHD, IP
Number of BNC Inputs8
Number of IP Cameras Supported12
Hot Swap HDDNo
Encoding SupportedH.264/H.264+
Recording Resolutions4K, 4MP, 1080P, 720P, 960H, D1, CIF
Number of Audio InputsTotal 12, (1) RCA, (8) HDCVI, (4) IP
Total PoE PowerNo Built-in PoE Ports
BNC Recording Frame Rate4K 7fps, 5MP 12fps, 4MP 15fps, 1080P / 720P / 960H / D1 / CIF 30fps
Power Input12V DC
Video Outputs(1) HDMI, (1) VGA
USB Ports(1) USB 2.0, (1) USB 3.0
eSATA PortNone
Total IP Recording Bandwidth48 Mbps
Total Incoming IP Bandwidth48 Mbps
Encoding Support DetailH.264/H.264+
Return Policy30 Days Return Policy
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