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Remote Devices Remote Internet Live Images on Mobile Stunning Resolution intelligent software Video Motion Detection Intelligent Recording Talkback PTZ Control Backup DVR Managed DVRs Remote store Users mapping Time Synch Instant Detective Unsurpassed HDD Management Alarm IP

Control up to 16 Devices over IP

Using the remote control relays with in the client software, you can connect to the alienHybrid via a PC or laptop and switch up to 4 devices on or off. When used with IP cameras, the alienHybrid can trigger a relay for each one - up to a total of 16!

These relays can control lights, gates, bell boxes and sounder devices such as the VoiceOff alarm-activated sound and voice warning unit or other suitable devices to detect intruders or give access to bonafide visitors.

For example, you may see an intruder on site and want to warn them off by triggering a sounder from the comfort of your office or even from your home miles away.

Real -Time Remote Viewing & Playback

Use Internet Explorer or the free CCTVwindow client software to view live images from your alienDVR. The CCTVwindow software even allows you to access previously recorded files for playback in real-time.

Using H264 compression technology makes the alien ideal for remote monitoring in real-time over the internet as files are compressed to save you bandwidth and drive space without losing image quality.

H264 compression is used by sky HD and Blu-ray.

See Live Images on Your Mobile Phone

Using the latest smart mobiles, you can even view live video transmission from your CCTV cameras.

See live video from the alienDVR on your mobile phone*. You can control PTZ cameras, record video, even control relays!

The DVR is supplied with a free, easy to install software for your mobile phone for live viewing (up to 8FPS) of your CCTV cameras from anywhere in the world.

*Basic phone requirements: Modern smart phone with the ability to display video using 3G such as an iPhone, BlackBerry or Nokia. Although most smart phones will work with CCTV, we can not guarantee every model will and offer no guarantee as such.

Stunning Resolution

The alienDVR range offers stunning picture quality for both live and playback viewing.

Each camera channel is completely configurable to your exact needs with the option to select key parameters on each channel depending on the location and purpose of that camera.

In a busy retail environment, it is key to see everything that is happening so using a real-time record rate of 25FPS means you'll never miss a thing.

A camera at a car park entrance might be set to the highest D1 record quality to allow vehicle identification but using a lower frame rate will not lose any vital evidence.

Resolution Recording Frame Rate
D1 (704x576) 25 fps every Channel!

Easy to Use Client Software

The CCTV Window software is easy to use with its intuitive and friendly layout.

Supplied free with the DVR, it enables users to remotely connect to the alien over a LAN (local area network) or over the Internet.

Users can see live images, playback recorded ones and even control PTZ cameras or switch on lights! Often the alien may be installed in a "safe location" for users to access the DVR menus and watch real-time images solely via a networked PC. Password protection allows complete control of user rights.

Video Motion Detection & Alarm Notification

Video Motion Detection (VMD) built in to the DVR means it's easy to further extend the record time of this superb DVR by recording event-only activations. The smart electronics can also capture video BEFORE motion is detected in its buffer system so you can see what happen immediately prior to the detection of movement.

The really clever stuff though is the user Alarm Notification.

When an event occurs by VMD or any other alarm input, the alien is triggered and a warning sent to be remotely displayed on the users PC to alert them of an intrusion or event.

Great for remote monitoring of remote areas or sites.

The IP alarm “pops up” on the PC when an alarm is triggered

Intelligent Recording

Record more Footage when it Matters

The alienDVR range has an intelligent alarm recording function that allows any camera channel with video motion detection set to have a background recording frame rate and an alarm recording frame rate.

So when a surveillance area is inactive or no motion is detected, the camera channel can be set to a recording rate of just 1FPS. This might typically be for a camera in a store cupboard.

Ö real-time recording of 25FPS when motion is suddenly detected, ie, someone enters the store cupboard.

Saves hard drive space, giving you longer recordings!

2 Zone Talkback Function

Warn off intruders as soon as they are detected, using the 2-way Talkback feature - even from a remote location.

By connecting a microphone locally to the HVR and wiring a loudspeaker system such as the VoiceOff from the HVR to a surveillance area, the CCTV operator can talk back to 2 separate zones.

This feature can be used for security purposes to warn off an intruder for business and property management purposes by using it to communicate with a visitor at the entrance gates.

For the majority of businesses that are not manned 24/7, using the Talkback feature gives the owner/manager an extra pair of eyes and voice even when they are not there. If an intruder breaks into the property or its perimeter during the night, they can be alerted by an alarm input such as a break beam detector and then “warn off” the intruder.

Tri-Stream Technology

Every alienDVR model has tri-stream capabilities for video streaming locally, over a network or the internet and even via a mobile phone!

Hybrid - 25FPS per channel @ D1

Ultra - 25FPS per channel @ 2CIF or 8-12FPS @ D1

EkoPlus - 25FPS per channel @ D1

Up to 25FPS per channel with adjustable settings to suit your network and broadband capabilities. (Multiple users can connect to the alienDVR at once)

Hybrid - Up to 25FPS for 3G phones.

Eko/Ultra - Up to 8FPS for 3G phones.

Real-Time Recording of Video & Audio

When you record in real-time you don't miss a thing

The ability to record real-time sound and vision continuously puts the alien in a league of its own when combined with its other innovative features.

It could be used to record sound and vision over tills, in shops, interview rooms, receptions, hospitals, schools or any location where the combination of real-time video and audio recording helps provide who said and did what.

You can even get real-time sound and vision over the internet if the broadband connection is fast enough for a total solution.

Allows business owners and managers to be “at” their shops in real-time wherever they are in the world.

Control Over PTZ Cameras

The alienDVR can easily be configured to control the Pan-Tilt-Zoom movement of any compatible PTZ camera connected to it. It works with most protocols including the popular PELCO P or D but a full list is available at www.aliendvr.com

Use the alienDVR on-site to control the PTZ via the DVR menus or via a PC on the LAN using the free CCTVWindow.com software. Connect to and control PTZ cameras over the internet again using the free CCTVWindow.com software.

Finally control your PTZ using your smart phone and any of the free mobile apps available for the alienDVR. Download links for mobile apps can be accessed on the aliendvr.com website and are available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and Nokia/Symbian models.

Example - The shop manager can use his broadband at home to connect to the DVR at work and zoom into an area if something suspicious is seen. Even on a mobile phone, PTZ control is possible with the alienDVR!

Easy Back-Up of Data

With the alienDVR, itís quick and easy to back up vital evidence when an incident occurs.

Using the CCTVwindow client software supplied free with your DVR, you can back up files straight to a PC or laptop over a local area network (LAN) or over the internet. Once copied, these images can be stored for later viewing or copied onto another device from your PC.

From the DVR unit, you can back up straight to any of these connected devices:

Simple ideas make a hard task easy....

Multiple DVRs Managed as One

The CCTV Window software allows simultaneous connection to multiple DVRs.

Images from separate DVRs can be displayed on a single screen on your PC or laptop.

For example, - A head office of a retail chain could view images from up to 16 of its branches simultaneously.

Remote Data Store

The Network Video Recorder Software module is a superb option for CCTV system owners who depend on their CCTV system for their business to operate or to ensure public safety. In addition to its own on-board storage, the alienDVR range can also back files to a PC or server.

The Network Video Recorder software module is installed on the PC, which allows it to simultaneously record live images from the cameras connected to the DVR as a secondary back up. Network Video Recorder software can connect to more than one DVR so it can record from multiple DVRs at once.

The benefits for using this optional software are a dual-back up, a failsafe operation and increased storage capacity. For users such as councils, the software enables the police to take away a massive amount of video data after a major incident without necessitating the removal of the actual DVR units. Each DVR channel can be configured to be recorded in half hour blocks in any 24-hr period, 7 days a week.

Allocate Different User Levels & Rights

Totally flexible - you can set up users and their rights to suit your application.

Admin user
You may assign key people full or part admin rights enabling them to make any changes to the configuration or set up to the DVR.

Engineer
You may assign an engineer full or part admin rights so that they can make changes to the DVR but may not see key cameras or sensitive video data.

Managers
You can assign managers different rights so that they could perhaps see live images and also playback images from all or selected cameras. Itís possible to hide cameras from any user.

You decide who can see and do what!

Staff
Allow general staff to view public areas such as car parks and entrance lobbies whilst hiding more sensitive cameras from view to prevent wasteful screen-staring.

E-mail Notification of an Alarm Event

Be alerted of a visitor or an intruder...

... from home when you're at work

... from your business when you're at home

...wherever you are in the world!*

When an alarm event is triggered such as motion detection or from an alarm input such as a PIR, break beam detector or even a door bell, the alien can be configured to send a series of e-mails to a chosen e-mail address.

The DVR sends an email with 3 JPEG attachments showing the “activated” CCTV camera image taken before, during and just after the alarm event occurs.

*Mobile phone service plan must have e-mail configured.

Multi-layered Electronic Mapping of Sites

eMaps can be embedded into the superb CCTVwindow software to enable the user an easy way to select and see images from a camera in a simple & intuitive graphical user interface.

Think of the eMap as a building schematic or pictorial representation of a site where CCTV is installed then overlaid with the CCTV camera locations.

Using the mouse, you can click on a camera enabling live images from it to be displayed, if it's a PTZ camera you could also control its movement.

You can have exterior eMaps, interior eMaps, overall site eMaps and even individual room eMaps! This ultra flexible approach makes monitoring even the largest of CCTV sites effortless.

Simply click on the camera with the mouse to see live images

You can import your own images to overlay your cameras on to.

Auto Time Synch

The alienDVR can be configured to have its time and date regularly updated via a networked PC. On installations with multiple DVRs, all the DVRs can be automatically updated so that they are all in Synch with each other.

Accurate time and date can be vital when evidence is needed from the DVR, the alien makes it easier for the user to automate this important task that could easily be overlooked otherwise.

Instant Detective

- allows you to select a specific area in an image recording and search it for video motion detected events.

For Example
A car is stolen from a car park. Instant Detective allows the CCTV operator to select the area in the cameraís image where the car had been parked and look for video motion detection within a given time slot that occurred only in the depicted area. Any activity within that area of the cameraís recorded image can quickly be accessed and saved for vital video evidence.

Instant Detective is a great feature for recordings captured in busy public places such as stations or airports as it can be used to limit the time spent by an operator or the police reviewing hours of recorded footage. Currently this feature is unique to the Hybrid and can be operated within the HVR and CCTVwindow software.

Unsurpassed HDD Management

The alienHybrid has unsurpassed HDD management allowing critical cameras to be allocated certain drives for recording.

For example, a key camera overlooking a till can be allocated 1 drive for its recording whilst remaining cameras can be left with the remaining drives to share. The benefit would be that the till camera has an extended recording period before it will overwrite.

This feature is further enhanced with the “Duplicate” drive recording facility, where the HVR can be managed to make 2 drives record the same images, thus creating a back up within the HVR itself in case of a hard drive error.

Where file back ups are required for evidence purposes, quick copies can be made on to a USB stick or using the DVR's built in CD/DVD writer.

If an immediate copy of evidence cannot be made, the DVR has a “File Lock” facility to prevent a recorded file from being overwritten completely. This can be unlocked once it is certain that a copy has been made.

Alarm Signals over IP

On IP cameras the trigger is sent to the HVR over the network requiring no additional wiring back to the HVR.

Each camera including any connected IP cameras can be linked to an alarm input such as a PIR, break beam, door contact or panic button to activate recording from that camera. An intelligent buffer system retains recorded footage from prior to the event occurring as well as for the predefined alarm time.

Recordings can also be triggered for video loss and tampering so if a camera is damaged, this will be seen as an alarm and footage will be retained from prior to the damage.

This feature is further enhanced by the ability to activate relays to control sounders, strobes, lights, voice warnings to deter suspected intruders.

The superb alienHybrid DVR works with both analogue cameras and IP cameras. This makes new systems and upgrades easier all round. Installers don't have to worry about compatibility and end-users can upgrade their VCR or DVR to the alienHybrid HVR but still use their existing analogue cameras and add new IP ones as and when needed.

2-way Talkback

By connecting a microphone locally to the HVR and wiring a loudspeaker system such as the VoiceOff from the HVR to a surveillance area, the CCTV operator can talk back to 2 separate zones.

This feature can be used for security purposes to warn off an intruder for business and property management purposes by using it to communicate with a visitor at the entrance gates.

For the majority of businesses that are not manned 24/7, using the Talkback feature gives the owner/manager an extra pair of eyes and voice even when they are not there. If an intruder breaks into the property or its perimeter during the night, they can be alerted by an alarm input such as a break beam detector and then "warn off" the intruder.

Instant Detective

Allows you to select a specific area in an image recording and search it for video motion detected events.

For Example: A car is stolen from a car park. Instant Detective allows the CCTV operator to select the area in the cameraís image where the car had been parked and look for video motion detection within a given time slot that occurred only in the depicted area. Any activity within that area of the cameraís recorded image can quickly be accessed and saved for vital video evidence.

Instant Detective is a great feature for recordings captured in busy public places such as stations or airports as it can be used to limit the time spent by an operator or the police reviewing hours of recorded footage. Currently this feature is unique to the Hybrid and can be operated within the HVR and CCTVwindow software.

Unsurpassed HDD Management

The alienHybrid has unsurpassed HDD management allowing critical cameras to be allocated certain drives for recording.

For example, a key camera overlooking a till can be allocated 1 drive for its recording whilst remaining cameras can be left with the remaining drives to share. The benefit would be that the till camera has an extended recording period before it will overwrite.

This feature is further enhanced with the "Duplicate" drive recording facility, where the HVR can be managed to make 2 drives record the same images, thus creating a back up within the HVR itself in case of a hard drive error.

Where file back ups are required for evidence purposes, quick copies can be made on to a USB stick or using the HVRís built in CD/DVD writer.

If an immediate copy of evidence cannot be made, the DVR has a "File Lock" facility to prevent a recorded file from being overwritten completely. This can be unlocked once it is certain that a copy has been made.

Alarm Signals over IP

On IP cameras the trigger is sent to the HVR over the network requiring no additional wiring back to the HVR.

Each camera including any connected IP cameras can be linked to an alarm input such as a PIR, break beam, door contact or panic button to activate recording from that camera. An intelligent buffer system retains recorded footage from prior to the event occurring as well as for the predefined alarm time.

Recordings can also be triggered for video loss and tampering so if a camera is damaged, this will be seen as an alarm and footage will be retained from prior to the damage.

This feature is further enhanced by the ability to activate relays to control sounders, strobes, lights, voice warnings to deter suspected intruders. See opposite.

Control up to 16 Devices over IP

Using the remote control relays with in the client software, you can connect to the alienHybrid via a PC or laptop and switch up to 4 devices on or off. When used with IP cameras, the alienHybrid can trigger a relay for each one - up to a total of 16!

These relays can control lights, gates, bell boxes and sounder devices such as the VoiceOff alarm-activated sound and voice warning unit or other suitable devices to detect intruders or give access to bonafide visitors.

For example, you may see an intruder on site and want to warn them off by triggering a sounder from the comfort of your office or even from your home miles away.

This model comes fitted with a 2 TB hard drive.

Video Inputs Up to 16x BNC with 8x IP
Video in Connection BNC Socket
Audio Inputs Up to 16
Audio Input Connection BNC Socket
Video Outputs 2
Video Out Connection BNC Socket
Audio Output 2
Audio Out Connection BNC Socket
Hard Drive Slots Up to 8
Max Drive Capacity max 16TB with DVD/32TB without
Alarm Inputs 16
Alarm Outputs 4
DVD Backup Built-in
USB Backup Yes
Screen Display Full/Quad/6/9/13/16
VGA Output Yes
Dimensions (W)450 x (D)470 x (H)95mm 19" 2U rack size

Record Times for 16 channel DVR

Please note these are approximate times and are dependent upon scenes being viewed.

CIF mode
Frame Rate HDD 320Gb HDD 640Gb HDD 750Gb HDD 1.0Tb HDD 1.5Tb HDD 2.0Tb
25 3days 7hr 6days 14hr 7days 17hr 10days 7hr 15days 11hr 20days 14hr
12 6days 14hr 13days 4hr 15days 11hr 20days 14hr 30days 22hr 41days 5hr
6 13days 4hr 26days 9hr 30days 22hr 41days 5hr 61days 20hr 82days 10hr
4 17days 14hr 35days 4hr 41days 5hr 54days 23hr 82days 10hr 109days 22hr
2 35days 4hr 70days 8hr 82days 10hr 109days 22hr 164days 21hr 219days 20hr
1 52days 18hr 105days 12hr 123days 16hr 164days 21hr 247days 8hr 329days 18hr
2CIF mode
Frame Rate HDD 320Gb HDD 640Gb HDD 750Gb HDD 1.0Tb HDD 1.5Tb HDD 2.0Tb
25 1days 15hr 3days 7hr 3days 20hr 5days 3hr 7days 17hr 10days 7hr
12 3days 7hr 6days 14hr 7days 17hr 10days 7hr 15days 11hr 20days 14hr
6 6days 14hr 13days 4hr 15days 11hr 20days 14hr 30days 22hr 41days 5hr
4 8days 19hr 7days 14hr 20days 14hr 27days 11hr 41days 5hr 54days 23hr
2 17days 14hr 35days 4hr 41days 5hr 54days 23hr 82days 10hr 109days 22hr
1 26days 9hr 52days 18hr 61days 20hr 82days 10hr 123days 16hr 164days 21hr
4CIF mode
Frame Rate HDD 320Gb HDD 640Gb HDD 750Gb HDD 1.0Tb HDD 1.5Tb HDD 2.0Tb
25 19hr 1days 15hr 1days 22hr 2days 13hr 3days 20hr 5days 3hr
12 1days 15hr 3days 7hr 3days 20hr 5days 3hr 7days 17hr 10days 7hr
6 3days 7hr 6days 14hr 7days 17hr 10days 7hr 15days 11hr 20days 14hr
4 4days 9hr 3days 19hr 10days 7hr 13days 17hr 20days 14hr 27days 11hr
2 8days 19hr 17days 14hr 20days 14hr 27days 11hr 41days 5hr 54days 23hr
1 17days 14hr 35days 4hr 41days 5hr 54days 23hr 82days 10hr 109days 22hr
720P mode Note: Only 8 channels maximum at this mode
Frame Rate HDD 320Gb HDD 640Gb HDD 750Gb HDD 1.0Tb HDD 1.5Tb HDD 2.0Tb
25 9hr 20hr 23hr 1days 6hr 1days 22hr 2days 13hr
12 19hr 1days 15hr 1days 22hr 2days 13hr 3days 20hr 5days 3hr
6 1days 15hr 3days 7hr 3days 20hr 5days 3hr 7days 17hr 10days 7hr
4 2days 4hr 1days 21hr 5days 3hr 6days 20hr 10days 7hr 3days 17hr
2 4days 9hr 3days 19hr 10days 7hr 13days 17hr 20days 14hr 27days 11hr
1 8days 19hr 17days 14hr 20days 14hr 27days 11hr 41days 5hr 54days 23hr