Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GB 8-Channel DVR Security System with 8 CMOS IR Cameras, 500 GB Hard Drive and Web/Mobile Access

Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GB eight-Channel DVR Safety Technique with 8 CMOS IR Cameras, 500 GB Tough Drive and Internet/Mobile Entry

  • 8 CH Surveillance DVR with 500GB Tough Drive is Installed
  • Recording Mode: Constant/Scheduled/Movement
  • 600 Tv Lines Weatherproof Cameras
  • Support Remote See through Intelligent Phones & Tablet, IE B
  • Plug-n-Perform

The PKD-DK0855-500GB kit contains an 8 Channel H.264 standalone DVR with 500 GB HD and eight color safety cameras supplying everything you need to have to have your surveillance technique up and working. The DVR is an eight channel, fully integrated, genuine time, and hardware based mostly standalone DVR with network access, VGA video output, and USB2. backup. The cameras incorporated in the kit are one/4″ colour CMOS IR evening vision metal bullet cameras. All cables and power supplies are incorporated. standalone DVR is based on an

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Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GB 8-Channel DVR Protection Program with eight CMOS IR Cameras, 500 GB Challenging Drive and Web/Mobile Access

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  1. Justin D Blackburn says:
    1,060 of 1,076 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    This system disappoints but with 3rd party software can be converted to a great security system., June 21, 2014

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    First off I have had this system installed and running just a few days shy of two months. I wanted to test it out for a little while before leaving my review. I got this as a amazon lighting deal for 329.00.

    Initial install of this product went well. I bench tested everything in a pile before running cat5 in my attic and mounting the cameras on my house. Initially the cameras looked all washed out until I figured out the cable coming out of the camera to connect the cat5 to also has a calibrate/reset button on it. After mounting the cameras you need to hold the button down for about 20 seconds to make the camera reboot and recalibrate. Image quality will greatly increase after doing this. Their wasn’t a lot of instructions included in the box so it was kind of trial and error. That was the only install problem I encountered.

    The cameras are pretty good and have so far been reliable. They produce clear pictures during the day and have acceptable night vision capabilities. I don’t believe the night vision has as good of a range as the manufacturer states but probably 40 ft or so is a general range. The cameras are the best part of this package and ultimately that’s the only positive thing I can say about this product. Make sure you update the firmware on each camera by going through internet explorer and logging into the IP address of each camera independently. You also need to change the password on each camera from the default password which is 111111. This is a major security risk if you don’t. Anyone who could access your network wirelessly could log into each camera separately even tho you changed the password in the zmodo nvr. Each camera has a separate password which is not the same as the nvr.

    After I had the system up and running I was off to tweak settings and fine tune motion sensing. This is where this zmodo nvr failed miserably. No matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t get consistent results out of the zmodo software. I either got 200 false alarms per day or had to set the sensitivity too low that it wouldn’t catch people walking to my front door 5 ft from the camera. I tried zmodo software for two straight weeks and it is just so inconsistent that I can’t recommend using the zmodo software to anyone buying this system. I also got the zsight app for my ipad and iphone for remote viewing. It worked for a week and then I had an app update which installed automatically and then I could no longer see my cameras over cell network data. I had to be on the same wifi network which kinda defeats the purpose of remote monitoring.

    I ended up looking for third party software to solve the issues above. I downloaded several different products but the one I ended up with is the best product for all my concerns. Blue iris softwareFoscam Blue Iris Professional Surveillance Software – Up to 64 Cameras, SMS/Text Message Alerts, H.264 Encoding, Supports most major IP Camera brands and CCTV Systems fixed all my problems. It took a little trying to tweak all my settings but motion detection works perfectly with very very few false alarms. It also has awesome remote viewing via the blue iris app. I was getting a little depressed about purchasing this system until I found blue iris. It took this mediocre system and turned it into exactly the system I was looking for. In my opinion if you buy this system blue iris software is a must.

    In closing this system by itself warrants a two star rating. It can be improved upon with third party software which in my opinion is a must. Hopefully this review will help customers and save them from going through all the steps I did to get a functioning security system in place. It is also a little lacking it the quality department. The nvr has a toggle on off switch on the back of it which worked four or five time and then decided to stay only in the on position. It doesn’t bug me enough to send off for a replacement so I’ll keep it as is.

    I uploaded some example screenshots and motion alert emails so other Amazonians can see the quality of the cameras.


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  2. JS says:
    1,028 of 1,083 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad for the price, November 21, 2011

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    If youre looking for hi tech crystal clear images and detailed images, move on. If you just want a basic, easy to install CCTV system this is great. Its as easy as mount the cameras with 3 screws, plug the cameras into the cables, run the wires to the unit and plug them in. Its easier than the average surround sound system.

    the night vision is OK, works well in darkness up to about 10 feet; the images are black & white though. The overall image quality is OK, if someone is within about 15 feet the image is clear enough to recognize a stranger by the photo. Past 30 feet you’d have a hard time distingushing between Jessica Simpson and Hillary Clinton. When you attempt to ‘zoom’ the image it gets very grainy, so forget that idea. The field of view is fairly narrow, so if you are using it in a small space (10×10 room) the view is limited.

    Overall, its a breeze to put in and use, just dont expect the best image quality. if youre a small business or a homeowner, its fine though.

    UPDATE 2/13: here we are less then 18 months later and the system is not working properly. First, one camera developed issues with the image and rolling lines. Then a second camera did the same thing. Now the images freeze on the screen every few minutes for 30-45 seconds and it stops recording while this happens. I tried to contact Zmoto with no luck. For being less then 18 months old and only used inside a climate controlled store, I am disappointed. Pass and pick another better quality setup.


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  3. Josh says:
    243 of 258 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome system for the price!, September 27, 2011

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    This review is from: Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GB 8-Channel DVR Security System with 8 CMOS IR Cameras, 500 GB Hard Drive and Web/Mobile Access (Electronics)
    So I bought this system based upon price, and a few other reviews. We’ve been having some vandalism in our area recently, and if something was going to happen to me, I was going to be ready and catch this hoodlum! I installed all 8 cameras and the DVR in just one Saturday. (wires ran down the wall and everything). The color quality isn’t perfect, for example, the green’s look a little purple; but still do-able. The DVR interface is easy to use, the manual on the other hand wasn’t written very well, topics jump all over the book. I had to use YouTube to find out how to do a lot of stuff because the manual just didn’t make a lot of sense. Anyway- DVR easy to use, everything, easy to install, video quality- pretty good, Night vision quality- pretty good. NOTE though: for areas like a small deck or patio, small front porch the cameras illuminate these area’s very well, you can see fine; however, if you want to see in the dark with these cameras covering your yard, you will need a IR illuminator to light up the area so the cameras can see in the dark.
    Overall- I highly recommend the product for a small business, or home owner who wants to watch their property. You can’t beat the features, quality for the price.


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