Best Affordable 16 Channel HD DVR

Which one is the best 16 channel DVR surveillance system to meet your business requirement between the following popular and high rated 16 channel surveillance system and kit, Amcrest, Lorex and CIB.

Why full HD

Recording resolution of High Definition (HD) or full HD digital video recorder (DVR) is appropriate resolution for clear and sharp detail viewed via smart phones or any models of Android or iOS based mobile devices. Most modern DVR or NVR systems today are capable of viewed via mobile devices and even any individual home wireless camera such as cheap product Yi Home 1080p security camera or myCloud mini dome camera or Ubiquiti unifi UVG-G3 video camera they are offered with the easiness of viewed via mobile devices.




 
The higher resolution the better image detail is produced by the camera. if 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) is not enough you may consider system that capable of recording up to 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels). In industrial or businesses that require very high resolution of image detail, 720p is not enough. They are commonly deploy system with 2K or 4K recording resolution such as LaView 16 channel NVR system or  any other large scale 32 or 36 channel NVR systems.

Affordable

Budget is always one of most things to consider in choosing DVR or NVR system to get the best 16 channel DVR, affordable system to meet your need. The higher resolution the system is capable of recording the more expensive it cost.

CIB Security offers 16 channel surveillance system bundled with 8x 1080p cameras is currently rated satisfied by the customers in Amazon and is tagged with affordable budget for small businesses, around $500.  Let me compare with the other two affordable 16 channel HD DVR systems that come with 8 cameras as well, Amcrest and Lorex DVR system.

All of the three 16 channel surveillance systems are DVR system with coaxial cable connection and each of the DVR come with 16 channel BNC connection to the camera.

cib 16 channel DVR

CIB 16 channel DVR 1080p

Comparison

To understand how spec comparison is different between the three systems, the following tables represent spec comparison tables. Table 1 compares CIB 16 channel DVR with Lorex system and table 2 compares CIB with Amcrest system. See also comparison between Amcrest and Foscam 16 channel DVR system.

All the three products are DVR system with 16 channel model as a central hub for connected cameras. Connect each of the camera using coaxial cable, you can run as long as up to 1,640ft from the camera to the DVR system. While in NVR system you can run up to 300 ft UTP cable from IP camera to NVR or any switch close to the camera.

Remote view

Each DVR system is designed with a single RJ45 Ethernet port (10/100Mbps) for internet connection to your home router so you can connect the camera remotely using mobile devices either Android or iOS based system with included free mobile app. All the three DVR system supports QR Code scan for easy remote connection via your mobile device.

lorex 16 channel DVR

Lorex 16 channel with 8x 1080p cameras

CIB with P2P support is the easiest way for remote view configuration without the hassle of router configuration including DDNS and port forwarding. Lorex with its Flir secure app lets you configure remote view easily in three simple steps, download the app, scan QR Code and start viewing the live feed from anywhere in the world. Amcrest is also the same with its free Amcrest view app.

When you are successful in configuration to connect to the DVR system, you are ready to view all the connected cameras to the DVR.

Recording Resolution

Both CIB and Lorex 16 channel surveillance system can record up to full HD resolution (1080p) on all of 16 channels. So that’s why the included cameras are also those camera with 1080p full HD resolution. Oh the other hand, Amcrest is 16 channel HD DVR system that can record up to 720p, so that’s why the connected cameras are also 720p resolution.

See also Amcrest 8 channel with 1080p resolution, Amcrest vs Zmodo 8 channel security system.

Amcrest 16 channel DVR with 8 cameras

Camera

Lorex comes with 8x bullet model camera with 1080p resolution and the field of view angle is ultra wide wide 160 degree, it’s like fish eye camera such as Geovision GV-FE5302 fish eye camera. 160 degree wide angle is like those front and rear dash cam which normally have wide angle camera such as popular Auto Vox M3 dual dash cam and Kdlinks R100 dual dash cam.

Amcrest with bullet model camera offers 60 degree field of view angle with 3.6mm focal length same as CIB cameras.

All the included cameras support night vision with IR LEDs and the range is almost the same around up to 60 ft in darkness, while in ambient light the range is longer.

Have a look at the following two tables, table 1 represents spec comparison between CIB and Lorex 16 channel surveillance system while table 2 spec comparison for CIB vs Amcrest.

Table 1 CIB vs Lorex

Model CIB Security H80P16K2T03W-8KIT Lorex MPX1610UW
System DVR 16 channel DVR 16 channel
Recording resolution All 16 channels in High Resolution 1080P Recording and Display All 16 channels in High Resolution 1080P Recording and Display
Storage SATA HDD, Pre installed 2TB, up to 8TB pre-installed 2TB security grade hard drive
Audio 8x Audio Inputs and 1x Audio Output 1x Audio IN and 1x audio out
Video Output 1x 1080P HDMI Output Port, 1920 X 1080 VGA Output 1x 1080P HDMI Output Port, 1920 X 1080 VGA Output with included HDMI cable
Compression Uncompressed H.264
Remote view Yes, smart P2P with QR code scan

Free mobile app and PC clients software

Yes, with FLIR cloud
Record modes Continue; motion detection and schedule record modes Continuous, scheduled and motion recording
Included camera 8x dome cameras 8x bullet cameras LBV2561u
Lens 3.6mm f/1.2 2.9mm
Camera resolution 2MP 1080p 2MP 1080p
Field of view angle Unspecified 160 degree ultra wide angle
Night vision Yes, with IR cut filter range up to 130 ft daytime and up to 80 ft complete darkness Yes, 12 IR LEDs 90 ft ambient light and up to 60 ft complete darkness
Outdoor IP66 rated weatherproof and vandal resistant IP66 rated weatherproof
Connection BNC BNC
Price DVR + 8x camera $499.99 $589.99

 

Table 2 CIB vs Amcrest

Model CIB Security H80P16K2T03W-8KIT Amcrest AMDV72116-8B-B
System DVR 16 channel 16 Channel HD DVR HD-CVI
Recording resolution All 16 channels in High Resolution 1080P Recording and Display Record & Playback with 1280 x 720p (1280tvl) @ 30fps Realtime on 16-Channels
Storage SATA HDD, Pre installed 2TB, up to 8TB Pre-Installed 2TB Hard Drive (Expandable up to 4TB)
Audio 8x Audio Inputs and 1x Audio Output 1x Audio IN and 1x audio out
Video Output 1x 1080P HDMI Output Port, 1920 X 1080 VGA Output 1x 720p HDMI Output Port, VGA Output
Compression Uncompressed HDCVI Uncompressed Signal Transmission
Remote view Yes, smart P2P with QR code scan

Free mobile app and PC clients software

Yes, QR Code scan support with iOS/Android Amcrest View app.
Record modes Continue; motion detection and schedule record modes Continue; motion detection and schedule record modes
Included camera 8x dome cameras 8x bullet cameras
Lens 3.6mm f/1.2 3.6mm ¼” CMOS sensor
Camera resolution 2MP 1080p 1.0MP 720p
Field of view angle Unspecified 59 degree
Night vision Yes, with IR cut filter range up to 130 ft daytime and up to 80 ft complete darkness Yes, with IR LEDs range up to 65 ft
Outdoor IP66 rated weatherproof and vandal resistant IP67 rated weatherproof
Connection BNC BNC
Price DVR + 8x camera $499.99 $439.99 (MSRP $699.99)

 

To learn more details about manufacturer’s description, spec details, current price and rating or purchase from Amazon, click the following links:

Which one is the best 16 channel DVR with affordable price between the three bundles? CIB offers more features than the other two with P2P technology for easy remote viewing and 8x audio channel in and PTZ control. Lorex offers wide angle cameras and Amcrest lower price.




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