Powerful but intuitive. Control-freak's dream!
+ Build quality seems excellent
+ Feature set is powerful and extremely flexible
+ Cameras work great, even in complete darkness
+ DVR features are easy to use and intuitive
+ Included monitor is small & very thin and perfect for surveillance
+ Low power consumption
+ Mobile access let you view cameras on your smart phone from anywhere in the world.
+ Web access let you view your cameras, configure your system, and view recordings from anywhere in the world.
+ Ability to receive e-mail alerts for configured alarm conditions.
- Depending on your ability and house, may require a professional installer.
- Cameras have a relatively narrow field of view (50 degrees)
I performed the installation of this product in my two-story house. I used BNC to Type-F adapters and connected to the cameras through the cable lines in my house's walls. I think that is what most professional installations will do. My house was built with RG6 coax cable runs to the front door and other areas of importance and I used those cables to send the camera signals back to my DVR. If you do not have such coax cabling already in your walls, you may need a professional installer. This is especially true if you do not have a one-story house with ready access to your attic.