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LaView LV-KN988P86A4 Premium IP Surveillance System 8 Channel NVR + 6 x Full HD 1080P Day/Night In/Outdoor Cameras (No HDD Included)

Item #: 9B-81-183-053  |  Mfr. Part #: LV-KN988P86A4
$649.99
$1,499.99 Save: $850.00 (57%)
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  • 8 Ch. H.264 Realtime Full HD View/Playback NVR
  • HD 1080P Resolution w/ Wide Angle Lens
  • 30 IR LEDs for up to 100ft Night Vision
  • IP66 Weatherproof
  • Plug & Play, Built-in PoE
  • Easy Setup Remote Viewing

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    Top Favorable Review

    Awesome System(Config Details Listed)

    The cameras put out some really great images. If you take the time to configure each camera(configure during light and dark to get the optimal picture), then this product will really excel for you. Read more
    — Philip P. 6/23/2015
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    Top Critical Review

    Great Hardware, Troublesome Software

    You have to spec, buy, and install your own hard drive(s). The cat5 cables are hard to unwrap from the plastic, and turn into a tangled nightmare if you unwind the wrong end. The waterproof connector on the camera end is useless unless you cut ... Read more
    — Anonymous 2/27/2016


    Learn more about the LaView USA LV-KN988P86A4

    Model

    Brand
    LaView
    Model
    LV-KN988P86A4

    Details

    Type
    Kit Solution
    Camera Type
    IP Camera
    Camera inputs
    8 Channel
    Video Output
    BNC x 1, VGA x 1, HDMI x 1
    Audio Input
    RCA x 1
    Audio Output
    RCA x 1
    Max Resolution
    1080P (1920 x 1080)
    Recording Frame Rate
    1-ch, resolution: 1920 × 1080P /60Hz, 1600 × 1200 /60Hz,1280 × 1024 /60Hz, 1280 × 720 /60Hz, 1024 × 768 /60Hz
    Recording Compression
    H.264 Level
    Storage Capacity
    2 SATA interfaces for 2 HDDs
    Backup Device
    2 USB 2.0 port

    Network

    Network Connection
    1 RJ-45 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet interface

    Features

    Features
    LaView Premium gives you true Full HD 1080p image view and playback
    HD 1080P 4mm fixed lens
    8 independent network interfaces for built-in switch
    See up to 100 feet in the dark
    Third party network cameras supported
    IP66 weatherproof standard
    Wide operating temperature

    8CH Realtime NVR
    Connectable to network cameras with up to 5 Megapixels resolution.
    Support live view, storage and playback of video at 5 Megapixels resolution.
    8 built-in PoE network interfaces are provided.
    Up to 4TB capacity for each disk
    Realize instant playback for assigned channel during multi-channel display mode.
    Digital zoom in live view and playback mode.
    8CH simultaneous playback at high resolution.
    Customization of tags, searching and playing back by tags.
    Searching record files by events (alarm input/motion detection).
    HDD quota management; different capacity can be assigned to different channel.
    2 SATA interfaces available.
    Dual system design ensures high reliability and stability.
    1 self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000M network interface.
    IPv6 is supported.
    Power Supply
    Power supply: 100 ~ 240 VAC, 47 ~ 63 Hz, 3A
    Consumption: = 15 W (without hard disk)

    Bundle

    Bundled Camera Number
    6
    Bundled Camera Spec
    Image sensor: 1/2.8”sensor
    Min. illumination:
    0.01 lux @F1.2, AGC ON, 0 lux with IR
    0.028 lux @F2.0, AGC ON, 0 lux with IR
    Shutter time: 1/30s ~ 1/100,000s
    Lens:
    4mm @F2.0
    Angle of view: 85°
    Lens mount: M12
    Day & nigh: IR cut filter with auto switch
    Digital noise reduction: 3D DNR
    Video compression: H.264 / MJPEG
    H.264 codec profile: Main profile
    Bit rate: 32Kbps ~ 8192 Mbp s

    Customer Reviews of the LaView USA LV-KN988P86A4

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    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 23 Reviews

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great 1080P IP camera kit

    Pros: Bought this 8 channel 6 camera kit for $550 which is a great price
    The picture is fantastic, clean and crisp with a wide viewing angle
    The cameras have quality construction, they have a nice heft to them and feel solid
    The cables are very high quality, I snipped each one in order to waterproof the connectors and the cables were shielded on the inside and overall easy to work with

    Cons: LaView's mobile apps aren't that great, I suggest using an app called iVMS-4500 if you're on Android - it works great with this system and even allows in-app playback.

    Bottom Line: I'd recommend this kit to pretty much everyone, it's a great system and the quality of the product as well as the video is far more than enough for most people.

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    • Shanon M.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great surveillance system for the budget-minded

    Pros: -Kit includes everything you need to get going
    -The long pre-made CAT5e cable made setup and testing easy
    -Easy to use NVR OS. Menus make it simple to setup each camera and view live or recorded video
    -Easy to install HDD(s)
    -Great cameras; autonomous and robust in functionality. POE is a must. Night vision is excellent.
    -Cameras mount easily and tuck-up under the roof nicely
    -Easy to setup iPad viewing and remote control

    Cons: -Video output is VGA and HDMI only, which limits where you can place the NVR without additional hardware to extend transmission to monitors
    -Lack of audio from cameras - not a show-stopper but would be nice to have

    Bottom Line: -This is a robust system, uses ONVIF standards that should make it easy to integrate with other cameras and equipment
    -Would recommend for intermediate / technical person. Not really out-of-the-box ready for someone that doesn't have some networking and configuration skills

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    • Christopher O.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs Nice Surveillance System - Good balance of price and functionality

    Pros: Bought this to replace my Logitech Alert system which was great but was getting old and not extendable at a reasonable cost
    This system has a good deal of functionality and is relatively easy to set up using the base functionality
    True POE capability made it easier to install the cameras around my house - pretty much plug and play
    NVR setup was straight-forward and pretty much intuitive - plugged in cameras, gave them a couple of minutes and all were identified and sending video
    A lot of options to choose from regarding set up - both a plus and a minus as it takes some time to get acquainted with how everything works
    LaView support using email was very responsive and generally helpful

    Cons: System Documentation was pretty poor - particularly regarding the camera settings -basic manual and online videos but much was without great detail and somewhat outdated
    Configuration of NVR was very easy - configuring the individual cameras was more complex
    Need to have a good working knowledge of networks and subnets to effectively use the camera functionality which provides more capability than just using the NVR
    Motion detection is very flexible and there are multiple options but difficult to get it to the balance where it still picks up motion without an overwhelming number of email notifications
    While the weatherproof connections to protect the Ethernet cable connection to the camera are included, they cannot (to my knowledge) be used without removing the Cat5e connector from the included cable - requiring you to attach a new connector.
    I did find it near impossible to connect with LaView support on the telephone so went with email instead. Suggest if you have questions don't ask too many at one time as I often only got partial answers in email responses.

    Bottom Line: I did a good deal of research before I purchased this system as I didn't want to spend a great deal of money but also wanted a good solid system that would incorporate a good deal of the more recent technology. This sytem gave me the balance I was looking for.
    Overall very pleased with the system - took some time to fine-tune and to understand all the functionality but well worth the time and effort
    I suggest time spent in some of the security camera forums (like ipcamtalk.com and others) where I found a lot of detailed information about setting up the system and cameras

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    • Jeremy H.

    5 out of 5 eggs Amazing Performance for the Price!

    Pros: Wide Angle / Great Night Vision / Easy Setup

    Cons: 10 different apps to choose from had to call tech support to get it to work. They were friendly and helpful however!

    Bottom Line: Got this on the day after thanksgiving sale. I was expecting much less. Daytime the cameras work amazing. Night vision works great as well. I had tried another system before (samsung) and took them back because the field of view was so bad they were basically useless. With these 4 cameras I was able to cover what would have taken 6 or 8 cameras for the other brand! I couldn't be happier!

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    • Shawn P.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Many features, great for geeks

    Pros: 5 stars based on bang for the buck
    6 cameras
    wdr and dnr capable cameras (but not nvr firmware?!)
    POE
    complete system with nice Cat5e cables
    Remote access, whether via web or iphone is super reliable and easy once it's set up (I'm using ddns through no-ip.com). A bit harder to set up on the tech end than my Ring camera doorbell, but once set up, it's about 1000x more reliable too.
    Most advice and software applicable to Hikvision seems to work with Laview too

    Cons: The manual only scratches the tip of the iceberg on potential settings. This NVR appears to be a rebranded (or at least a cousin of) similar hikvision NVRs, so I've found that when googling for how to accomplish something, searching hikvision had more success than laview. FWIW.

    My system has cameras that are spread in a 250' radius. For three of the cameras i could use the Cat5 cable that came with the system. As noted by a prior reviewer, in order to use the weatherproof termination for the camera connection, you need to snip the end of the cable and reterminate with the grommet and cover on the cable first. Not a huge deal (assuming you have a crimper and cable ends at home), but it would sure be more helpful to have that done from the factory. For my other three cameras, I used my own Cat6 cable, and used the weatherproof cable connectors before terminating my cables.

    Bottom Line: This system is not for the faint of heart. If you are a hobbyist and like puzzles and enjoy the satisfaction of getting a complicated system up and running and have at least a working knowledge of how networks and routers work and you've pulled and terminated cable or aren't scared to learn how, then this is for you.

    On my system, because of the distance from the NVR, I found it easier to buy an eight port switch (with 4 POE connections) and terminate my three "far away" cameras there. I had a heck of a time troubleshooting this setup because I erroneously thought I could just connect the switch directly to the NVR and the NVR would do the DHCP work through the switch to find each of the cameras. Unfortunately, not so... I could only get one random camera at a time to show up via the switch. At first I thought it must be my switch that was bad, so I purchased a second switch, but no joy -- same issue. So I broke down and called Laview customer service. The wait wasn't too bad (10 minutes) and eventually I was connected to a guy who sounded like he was taking the tech calls in a Hong Kong parking garage via skype. Ugh, this guy's never going to be able to help, I thought. Nonetheless, I explained the issue and he saw my error right away and was able to set me on the right path albeit over a sketchy voice connection with lots of honking and screeching cars in the background. Turns out I should've plugged in my switch to my router, not the NVR, then used the SADP software that comes with the system to find the cameras and individually reassign their IP addresses to my router's LAN. Then I had to go back into the NVR and manually add the cameras by their LAN IP address rather than the NVR-assigned IP address applicable to my other three cameras. This worked great and all six cameras are now reliably accessable via the NVR. Although the tech guy didn't mention this on the line, I figured it would also be good practice to go into my router and assign static IP addresses to each of these three remote cameras that were now on my LAN.

    Not sure whether it's a pro or a con, but as mentioned in other reviews, there are many more settings available if you access each camera directly. For my three remote cameras that's super easy because I can just type in their IP addresses while on my wifi LAN, but for the connected cameras it does require plugging my laptop into the NVR itself. One setting in particular that I like is the email notification where you get sent a picture. This can be configured within the NVR, but you are only e-mailed tiny postage stamp sized pics. If you set it up through the camera you can get pretty stunning high res (1080p) images sent.

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs Great Hardware, Troublesome Software

    Pros: I installed the system about 3 weeks ago. The picture and frame rate are fantastic! The cameras are plug and play. My system has been running reliably since installation, and I can access it locally (from the NVR), remotely from the internet (at work, in my living room), and on my android phone (sometimes). The cameras are compact and well built. The price I got my system at was good (it fluctuates). My system works and has no hardware or connectivity issues, and I'm impressed with Laview.

    Cons: You have to spec, buy, and install your own hard drive(s). The cat5 cables are hard to unwrap from the plastic, and turn into a tangled nightmare if you unwind the wrong end. The waterproof connector on the camera end is useless unless you cut the cat5 terminal off, and reterminate.
    I only gave the system 2 stars because of the problems with the software and configuration options:
    Viewing my video is problematic. The reason I installed the NVR system is to capture and playback motion events, so I set the NVR to Event Record. But the software catches many events seconds into it, so I can't see the beginning of the event (even with pre-record set). Sometimes it misses events entirely. Every night it captures dozens of false motion events from "dust orbs" floating through the air, even when set to the lowest sensitivity. Also, when the NVR is set to Record Events, it does not record continuously, so nothing is saved except for the motion events, including the false and late-record events.
    Setting the VCA Events up seems to utilize both "Event" and "Continuous Record", which partially satisfies my video surveillance requirements. The VCA is the salvation of the system. The problem with VCA Events is I can't view by Events over my cell phone, which is a big requirement for my system. I want to check for "events" at my home remotely on my phone while I'm at work, but all I get is continuous, unmarked video replay. I'd have to guess the time an event happened, and go to that time, to see the event (which I don't know existed without being able to search by event on my phone). I also had to install and troubleshoot several of Laview's android apps to find the one that works with my phone/system (the Skyview Cam worked for me). The app is good when it works, but crashes regularly.
    The only way to properly review my video surveillance is directly accessing the NVR in my bedroom, where all the features are available.
    Online support is marginal. Google searches for answers usually brings up a random Laview user manual instead of useful forums.

    Bottom Line: The price seems to fluctuate between $450 and $1050. I got mine on the low end of the price, which was reasonable. Additional cameras cost about 1/2 of the complete 6 camera system, which is not reasonable.
    If you're handy, you should consider buying a roll of cat5 and a crimper, and terminating your own cables. I had to drill 3/4" holes through my house to run 1/4" diameter cable. You'll prevent unwrapping the 6 spools which tend to entangle, and be able to use the waterproof connectors at your cameras.
    I benefited from reading other reviews when it came to setting up the VCA record and connecting remotely.
    I would recommend this Laview system to others.

    Manufacturer Responses:

    Dear customer, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are dedicated to provide better user experience by improving our products. Right now recording setting of the NVR supports continuous recording and motion detection. If it is set to record continuously, it records 24/7. If it is set to motion detection, it will trigger recording promptly when motion is detected. Most cameras with good resolution and night vision (good IR) may cause false detection since they can capture a lot more details. It also depends on the environment that the camera is installed. You can try to set certain areas for motion detection only so that to avoid unwanted detection. Since many reasons may cause the issues you have mentioned, so please feel free to contact us at info@laviewusa.com, http://www.laviewusa.com/contact, or call 1.626.898.4988. We will be more than happy to help you set up. Our latest firmware available online has VCA function added. Our app only supports play-back of motion detection or continuous recording now. But we are working on updating our app to support more advanced functions that the firmware provides. Best, -LaView team

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    • Zim T.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs I wish that I can leave 1/2 star

    Pros: Clear images wide angle if it all works...

    Cons: I had one blurry camera, I call many many times and email customer support and never get a single respond from them.That made me wonder LaView do they even still in business? DO NOT buy it….. bottom line my I have 1 useless camera sitting in the junk box.

    Bottom Line: would not recommend, look for other brand with real customer support.....

    Manufacturer Responses:

    Dear Zim T, We are sorry to hear that you have had a negative experience with LaView. Our tech support ensures that all email inquiries and form submissions are reviewed and responded to in a timely manner. If in fact you have emailed about a technical issue several times without any acknowledgment, your email is either not going through or your contact information is incorrect. Unfortunately, searches of all LaView inboxes have turned up zero messages under your name and zero unresolved correspondences about the camera issue you described. As our phone lines are often busy with technicians taking care of other customers, we have a voicemail system that is also checked throughout the day. The tech support team calls back every customer who leaves a voicemail throughout the day. Due to spammers and prank callers, the technicians do not follow up on missed calls if you do not leave a voicemail. Camera exchanges are easily taken care of, and we would be more than happy to assist you with that. The easiest way is to contact us directly at info@laviewusa.com(please state that you are Zim T from Newegg). Also please cc sales@laviewusa.com in this case and we will be awaiting. Thank you! Best, LaView Team

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    • Anonymous

    5 out of 5 eggs Excellent system

    Pros: Great picture resolution, easy to install, hundred foot cables allowed me to place the unit anywhere I wanted.

    Cons: Software set up was a bit complicated.

    Bottom Line: Would definitely recommend the system. extensive recording time is a very large plus.

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    • Jason L.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Sound Issues and DHCP issues with software. Standing neutral (3 eggs) since mine was defected and had to be returned.

    Pros: POE cameras
    Internal Fan
    Capable of digital zoom

    Cons: Can not use external microphone for centralizing sound input
    You must use DHCP in order to access the unit remotely, which makes no sense because it has it's own IP NIC
    Software is not stable
    This was just a defect in the unit I had hopefully and had to return it, but the sound had major feedback squelch

    Bottom Line: I really wouldn't recommend it personally. I've installed a lot of systems and this one gave me the most problems. The DHCP in the con section is major when needing to remote view by IP, because of port forwarding.

    Manufacturer Responses:

    Hi Jason, Thank you very much for the feedback and we are sorry for the inconvenience was caused. The NVR can have a static IP address by removing the DHCP option after getting a local IP assigned to it or you can enter your own IP from your network. The unit will retain the IP address after removing the DHCP option and will be accessible remotely without have to change the IP address constantly. The NVR has two NICs, one is for your network at this location and the other is for the internal network of the NVR (192.168.254.1) so it can communicate with the cameras. There is also another option of P2P that can be used, this is much simpler than port forwarding to setup remote view. The only way to have a microphone record to the NVR would be to purchase a camera that has audio built in, we have two available, our IP camera Panda 2MP (LV-PC902F2-W)and IP Panda 3MP that are capable of recording audio to the unit. If you need additional questions answered please go to www.laviewusa.com/contact or call customer service line 1-626-898-4988. Our office hour is from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific time. We will be more than happy to help you set up a system in the future. -LaView team

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    • Zhong Z.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Terrible support from laview

    Pros: POE ready, easier to wire up.

    Cons: The NVR unit has random restart issue right after the installation and does not work properly with a 1080p TV (top and bottom part of the image are cut off TV screen, works fine with a computer monitor though). After three months, the NVR unit somehow reset itself to factory default and have to setup everything again to connect to camera.
    After 4 months, the NVR finally gave up. Nothings shows up on screen (for both TV and computer monitor). The tech support from laview is unable to resolve the problem and have to mail the NVR back for repair after getting a RMA number. It has been three weeks now since UPS showed the unit was delivered to laview support center and NO way to check the RMA status. After 4 emails and 2 phone calls (no one pickup and have to leave voice message) later, still did not hear anything from laview. Their standard processing time for repair is supposed to be only 2 business days.

    Manufacturer Responses:

    Dear Li S., Thank you very much for your review! The team sincerely apologizes for the trouble you have been having with customer support. We have run a search of your name in our system but have not found any record of your case. We do want to make sure your case is taken care of, so if you could please email both info@laviewusa.com and sales@laviewusa.com, we will be waiting to hear from you. (In the email, please state that you are Li S. from Newegg, provide the RMA# of your case, and a phone number if you would prefer that a member of our tech support team call you directly) We greatly appreciate your business with us and regret that we have not been made aware of your situation sooner. We are currently working on improving our RMA process and email notification system to ensure that your negative experience with us this time is an isolated incident. Best, LaView Team

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