13 Best Surveillance DVR Kits

List Updated October 2020

Bestselling Surveillance DVR Kits in 2020


ZOSI 8-Channel HD-TVI 720P 1080N Video Security DVR Surveillance Camera Kit 8x 1280TVL Indoor Outdoor IR Weatherproof Cameras 65feet 20m Night Vision with IR Cut NO Hard Drive

ZOSI 8-Channel HD-TVI 720P 1080N Video Security DVR Surveillance Camera Kit 8x 1280TVL Indoor Outdoor IR Weatherproof Cameras 65feet 20m Night Vision with IR Cut NO Hard Drive
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

ZOSI Wireless Security Cameras System, 4CH 1080P HD Network IP NVR with 1TB Hard Drive and (4) HD 1.0MP 720P Wireless Weatherproof Indoor Outdoor Surveillance Cameras with 100ft Night vision

ZOSI Wireless Security Cameras System, 4CH 1080P HD Network IP NVR with 1TB Hard Drive and (4) HD 1.0MP 720P Wireless Weatherproof Indoor Outdoor Surveillance Cameras with 100ft Night vision
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

ELEC 960H Video Security System 4 Channel HDMI DVR Surveillance Kit CCTV with 2 1500TVL Outdoor Weatherproof Camera Support Mobile Remote Access, Night Vision, Motion Detection, No Hard Drive

ELEC 960H Video Security System 4 Channel HDMI DVR Surveillance Kit CCTV with 2 1500TVL Outdoor Weatherproof Camera Support Mobile Remote Access, Night Vision, Motion Detection, No Hard Drive
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 4 Channel 1080P DVR System, 2Pcs 1500TVL bullet CCTV security cameras. Heavy-Duty metal weatherproof IP66 rate outdoor/indoor security camera, peace of mind all the time.
  • Easy to install, build a home video security system quickly and easily setup by anyone. Free E-cloud, configure your DVR system & check live video on web browser. To record images/videos and storage in Hard Drive(sold separately), the system continuously recording 24/7. Playback feature with customizable searching area.(needs an internal hard disk drive, it can't record or playback without hard drive)
  • Download Free APP "AnniCam" on Apple Store/Google Play. Simply Scan QR Code/Input ID Manually, iPhone/iPad, Android Device Remote Access to View Live Video Anytime Anywhere, Record/Play Back Supported.
  • Build in IR-Cut Filter ensures true color under all lighting conditions day or night. Powerful 24 infrared LEDs night vision. DVR equipped with HDMI/VGA/BNC port for multi video output, you can buy external microphone to connect DVR audio port.
  • Designed in U.S! U.S Brand! U.S Tech Support Service! 1 Years Warranty for System & Free Life Time Tech Support.

Swann SWDVK-1645912-US 16 Channel HD 1080p CCTV Security System Kit DVR & 12 1080p Bullet Cameras …

Swann SWDVK-1645912-US 16 Channel HD 1080p CCTV Security System Kit DVR & 12 1080p Bullet Cameras …
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

SANNCE 8CH 1080N Security Surveillance DVR Kits and (2) 720P Indoor/Outdoor Weatherproof Home Security Camera Systems, NO HDD

SANNCE 8CH 1080N Security Surveillance DVR Kits and (2) 720P Indoor/Outdoor Weatherproof Home Security Camera Systems, NO HDD
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

EZVIZ FULL HD 1080p Outdoor Surveillance System, 4 Weatherproof HD Security Cameras, 8 Channel 1TB DVR Storage, 100ft Night Vision, Customizable Motion Detection

EZVIZ FULL HD 1080p Outdoor Surveillance System, 4 Weatherproof HD Security Cameras, 8 Channel 1TB DVR Storage, 100ft Night Vision, Customizable Motion Detection
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Iseeusee 4-Channel 1080N Video Security DVR Surveillance Camera Kit, 4x1280TVL 720P Indoor Outdoor Weatherproof Bullet Cameras 65 Feet Night Vision Support Smartphone Remote Access(NO HDD)

Iseeusee 4-Channel 1080N Video Security DVR Surveillance Camera Kit, 4x1280TVL 720P Indoor Outdoor Weatherproof Bullet Cameras 65 Feet Night Vision Support Smartphone Remote Access(NO HDD)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Amcrest 960H 16CH Video Security System - Eight 800+ TVL Bullet IP66 Weatherproof Cameras, 65ft IR LED Night Vision, 960H DVR, Long Distance Transmit Range (984ft), 1TB HDD (Upgradable)

Amcrest 960H 16CH Video Security System - Eight 800+ TVL Bullet IP66 Weatherproof Cameras, 65ft IR LED Night Vision, 960H DVR, Long Distance Transmit Range (984ft), 1TB HDD (Upgradable)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 8 High Resolution 800+ TVL IP66 Heavy-Duty Metal Weatherproof Bullet Cameras for Excellent Video Quality and Clarity (Expandable Up to 16 Cameras).
  • View and Record in Widescreen with Remote Viewing on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices (with included Amcrest Link app).
  • Pre-Installed 1TB Hard Drive (expandable up to 8TB) for 6 Days of Continuous Recording at Highest Resolution.
  • Longer Recording Times Up to 30+ Days Available with Use of Motion Detection and/or Lower Resolution Settings.
  • USB backup feature for peace of mind, IP66 heavy-duty metal indoor/outdoor heavy duty metal weatherproof cameras, and powerful IR-LED night vision. All systems CE & FCC certified with UL compliant power supplies. Guaranteed for a Full Year from purchase with US Support and US Warranty offered exclusively by Amcrest

Corsee Auto Pair 8ch 960P Dvr Wireless Surveillance Camera System with WiFi Night Vision 720P Cameras and Easy View by iOS or Android App No Hard Drive

Corsee Auto Pair 8ch 960P Dvr Wireless Surveillance Camera System with WiFi Night Vision 720P Cameras and Easy View by iOS or Android App No Hard Drive
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

ELEC 8CH Channel HDMI DVR CCTV Home Video Security System with 8 Outdoor/Indoor 1500TVL Security Camera 1.0MP Sensor, Remote Access Home Surveillance Kit

ELEC 8CH Channel HDMI DVR CCTV Home Video Security System with 8 Outdoor/Indoor 1500TVL Security Camera 1.0MP Sensor, Remote Access Home Surveillance Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • ELEC 8 Channel HDMI 960H DVR with 6 pieces 1500TVL High Resolution Camera. Free E-cloud,Mobile e-cloud remote viewing
  • Weatherproof housing cameras for indoor/outdoor use, no matter day or night, no matter the weather is like.Powerful 24 IR-LEDs night vision.
  • Download Free APP Lynkn Pro on Apple Store/Google Play. Simply Scan QR Code/Input ID Manually, iPhone/iPad, Android Device Remote Access to View Live Video Anytime Anywhere, Record/Play Back Supported, so You Won't Miss Any Moment in Your House.
  • Easy to install, build a home video security system quickly and easily setup by anyone. To record images/videos and storage in Hard Drive(sold separately), the system continuously recording 24/7. Playback Feature with Customizable Searching Area (needs an internal hard disk drive, it can't record or playback without hard drive). Intelligent motion detection email alert, keep a peace in your mind
  • Designed in U.S! U.S Brand! U.S Tech Support Service! 3 Years Warranty for System & Free Life Time Tech Support.

HISVISION 8-Channel HD-TVI 1080N/720P Video Security System DVR Recorder with 4X 720P Indoor/Outdoor Weatherproof CCTV Cameras NO Hard Drive, Motion Alert, Smartphone& PC Easy Remote Access

HISVISION 8-Channel HD-TVI 1080N/720P Video Security System DVR Recorder with 4X 720P Indoor/Outdoor Weatherproof CCTV Cameras NO Hard Drive, Motion Alert, Smartphone& PC Easy Remote Access
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • 8 channel H.264 5-in-1 1080P lite DVR supports Analog,HD-TVI,CVI,AHD Camera,ONVIF IP Camera.It can compatible for 960H,720P,960P,1080N,1080P Cameras; NOTE:HD-SDI camera is not workable with HISVISION HVR
  • 8CH 1080N resolution AHD DVR can provide 1.0Mega Pixel true color HD image,HDMI and VGA output;IP66 Weatherproof camera has 3.6mm lens 36 IR Leds IR Cut Filter,which captures sharp pictures with 100ft Night Vision
  • 5 mode:1)DVR:8CH 1080N; 2)Hybrid:4*1080N(analog)+4*960P(network); 3)NVR:16*1080P/9*1080P/16*960P/4*5M; 4)TVI:8*TVI 1080P; 5)CVI:8*CVI 1080P
  • Scan QR Code on DVR for Free App GOODEYE to instantly access live video and playback on Windows PC/iPhone/Android/Tablet/Webs,No more complicated DDNS and network configuration involved
  • This HD-TVI Video Recorder DVR NO hard disk.You need to install hard disk for Record and Playback. 1 year warranty and Lifetime Support.Updated user manual URL http://www.hisvisioncctv.com/help; IP Cameras must support ONVIF

Defender Wireless HD 1080p 4 Channel 1TB DVR Security Surveillance System with Smart Adaptive Wireless Technology and 4 Long Range Night Vision High Definition Bullet Cameras

Defender Wireless HD 1080p 4 Channel 1TB DVR Security Surveillance System with Smart Adaptive Wireless Technology and 4 Long Range Night Vision High Definition Bullet Cameras
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

ZOSI Security Camera System 8CH 1080N/720P 4-IN-1 HD-TVI DVR Recorder with (4) 1.0MP 1280TVL Weatherproof Indoor/Outdoor Surveillance Dome Cameras, 1TB Hard Drive, Motion Alert& Remote Access (White)

ZOSI Security Camera System 8CH 1080N/720P 4-IN-1 HD-TVI DVR Recorder with (4) 1.0MP 1280TVL Weatherproof Indoor/Outdoor Surveillance Dome Cameras, 1TB Hard Drive, Motion Alert& Remote Access (White)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Airport Security is Watching You but Who is Watching Them?

Only a small handful of the 459 federalized commercial airports under the TSA jurisdiction utilize any type of video surveillance systems in secured baggage areas, leaving screeners and handlers free to open any piece of luggage, largely undetected.

Preparing to fly back to Los Angeles, Gardner hid the ring in a pair of rolled-up socks and buried it in the bottom of his suitcase. "I knew I'd be going in and out of my carry-on and felt it would be safer in my checked luggage," he explained. Handing his suitcase to a Southwest Airline sky cab outside of Tucson International Airport, he entered the airport with his new fiancée for the trip home.

Upon unpacking, Gardner was shocked to find the ring missing. His disbelief gave way to anger as he told his fiancée what had happened. "She was devasted," he said.

Gardner found a card in his suitcase stating that his belongings had been searched by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the division of the Homeland Security Agency responsible for airport security. Noticing that there wasn't an I.D. number for the security personnel who opened his bag, Gardner called Tucson International to ask to have the video records checked during the time his baggage was in their care. He was amazed to learn that there were no video cameras operating in the secured baggage areas of the airport.

"I was surprised there wasn't an identification number for the baggage handler who searched my bag, but I still thought it would be easy to determine who had taken the ring. With so many new airport security measures, I just assumed there would be cameras everywhere," Gardner said. "Everyone in a casino is being watched or for that matter, a 7-Eleven. Shouldn't the people who handle our property in an airport be under surveillance too?"

Like most airline passengers, Gardner didn't realize that only a small handful of the 459 federalized commercial airports under the TSA jurisdiction utilize any type of video surveillance systems in secured baggage areas, leaving screeners and handlers free to open any piece of luggage, largely undetected. And with the requirement that all checked luggage remain unlocked-that is, except with an approved TSA lock that still allows Transportation Security Officers access to baggage-airport theft is on the rise.

With more people checking luggage after the new restrictions for carry-on luggage went into effect last August there has been a dramatic increase in "mishandled bags," the term used by the Department of Transportation to define "lost, damaged, delayed or pilfered" items. More than 435,000 passengers filed reports of mishandled baggage during the first month of the new carry on restrictions, a 28% increase during the same month in the previous year.

Once luggage is checked, it passes through many hands, often traveling for miles on conveyor belts. Both TSA screeners and airline baggage handlers have access to all personal property which is oftentimes left unattended for hours if a passenger checks in early for a flight. With the TSA and airlines acting as separate entities, it is the norm for neither to take full responsibility for pilfered items. Theft victims are then forced to file numerous claims and hope for the best. To make matters more complex, the TSA doesn't share theft claims with local police departments and only rarely with airlines.

On January 4th of this year, a seventh baggage handler was arrested for his role in a theft ring at Toronto's Pearson International Airport that police uncovered after a four month sting operation. On January 5th, a sixth subject was arrested by police in connection with the theft of 158 pieces of luggage by employees of Menzies Aviation which oversees connecting baggage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

While there are more than 36,000 airline passengers a year filing claims of personal item theft, the TSA responds by saying the actual percentage of theft is small considering the estimated 1.5 billion pieces of luggage that are screened each year. Also, the airlines themselves provide handlers that are not under the authority of the TSA.

"The actuality," says TSA spokesman Nico Melendez "is that baggage is in the hands of airline personnel 95% of the time. However, we understand the public perception as to our responsibility given that we are the ones interfacing with travelers. We frequently execute undercover sting operations and anyone found guilty of theft is terminated immediately." According to the TSA, in the five-year existence of the organization they have fired roughly 90 employees found responsible for stealing passenger's personal items.

Melendez says that despite his organizations best efforts to reduce theft, passengers still need to take the appropriate precautions to safeguard their valuables. "We tell everyone that if something is of value to either carry it on or ship it."

When told of the TSA's recommendation, Gardner replied, "I know they have a tough job, but it's hard to understand that a government organization would tell me to incur the cost of shipping my valuables because their own employees can't be trusted."

Melendez believes the implementation of video cameras in secured areas would serve a two-fold purpose. "Our goal is to protect the passenger's safety as well as their belongings," he says. Melendez is a supporter of video surveillance yet says that there isn't enough funding available to outfit the many U.S. airports under the TSA's jurisdiction. "Video cameras would also be a tool in protecting our employees from false accusations. We constantly review claims of theft only to learn that an item was misplaced."

The Office of Management and Budget estimates that the TSA will spend $6.2 billion in 2020 for aviation security. Approximately $3.3 billion of that budget will come from passengers who are now required to pay a $5 flat security fee for each one-way trip. This new regulation stands to increase collections by approximately $1.3 billion over 2020 although more than half of the overall budget will be spent on just one security initiative-airline passenger screening.

Robert Cudmore, a Paris-based neuroscientist had his $1,000 camera go missing during a recent trip to Tucson and became exasperated by the bureaucratic maze he encountered. "The airline representative told me in essence that it wasn't their problem" he said. "And the TSA was uncooperative other than providing me with a mountain of paperwork to file a claim. I didn't know where to turn."

Cudmore was relegated to filing claims with the TSA, the airline, the Tucson Police Department and his own insurance provider. His claims are still pending.

"With everything they are making us go through at airports under the guise of security, my first thought was how long before a baggage handler, who is presumably stealing for monetary gain, will accept a bribe and put something into a bag," said Cudmore.

To date, there have been no reported cases of baggage handlers being held responsible for an act of terrorism. However, with a lack of video surveillance in secured airport areas; many feel it's only a matter of time. In October of last year, 43 baggage handlers at France's Charles de Gaulle airport were forbid entry into secure locations after an investigation claimed they had visited terrorists' training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The TSA has certainly come under fire for their hiring practices although they have taken strides to overcome the initial setbacks. In 2004, Homeland Security Department's Inspector General Clark Kent Ervin announced that more than 18,000 of the originally hired employees had not undergone required fingerprint or thorough background checks. 1,200 screeners were then fired after it was discovered they had criminal records or had lied on their applications. Ervin was unceremoniously released from his duties after making these and other claims of mismanagement and breaches of security by the TSA.

In 2004, the TSA offered airlines the opportunity to opt out of their contract via the Screening Partnership Program, which allows the hiring of private security contractors. To date, only a handful of small airports have taken advantage of this option--which is still under the hiring guidance of the TSA. Prior to the creation of the TSA, airlines would shoulder the burden of lost items. Now, claims are passed on to the government and with the added safety net of having the TSA assume responsibility for any type of a crisis, it is easy to understand why airports have chosen to maintain the current relationship. According to the TSA website (www.tsa.gov) the organization has a "zero-tolerance policy for theft in the workplace...and when infractions are discovered, offenders are swiftly removed from the agency's employment."

Ron Libengood is the founder and principal consultant of SecuraComm, a leading security planning, consulting and engineering firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 40 years in the security industry, he is familiar with the necessity and pitfalls of comprehensive security measures.

"Implementing security camera systems can be very expensive when you consider the massive size of some secured airport areas," says Libengood. "Lighting and camera angles also come into play and even if there is complete coverage, anyone motivated to steal can find a way to block the camera."

While agreeing that video surveillance is an important tool that should be more fully explored by the TSA and airports, he feels there are other cost-effective measures that can be incorporated into airline security. "First, the public needs to be educated as to the dangers of flying with their valuables," he says. "I have logged millions of miles in the air and have learned the hard way that there is always a risk in checking luggage. Also, the airlines and TSA can do a better job of executing more complete and thorough background checks."

Despite a career that depends on his ability to stay one step ahead of potential criminals, Libengood is reluctant to categorize all airline handlers and screeners as potential thieves. "Most of the stealing from luggage depends on collusion between workers. Tip lines where employees can remain anonymous when reporting thefts would go a long way in curtailing the activity. I still feel that the vast majority of airline workers are honest and take their jobs and responsibilities very seriously."

After submitting the various claim forms provided for passengers, Gardner stands to receive approximately 1/5 the value of the ring through the TSA, Southwest Airlines and his own insurance. If his luggage had gone missing he could have been compensated up to $2,800 by the TSA; but their average claim payout for "pilfered" items is $150, with an average of $450, offered by the airlines. "I always felt that my luggage was protected when it left my hands," added Gardner. "Now I feel it's like the fox guarding the hen house."

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