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comBack to comparison tableBest Value 16 ch NVR Kit: LaView 6MP 16 channel NVR Kit with 12x 2MP PoE cameras and 3TB hard drive LaView LV KN996P1612A4 T3 LV N9916C6E NVR Features16 channel recording @ 6MP supportedPoE enabled3TB hard drive included, max. I believe its great value though as most people can do just fine with 1080p resolution. What is more important is that it supports advanced motion detection algorithms to cut down on false alerts. Besides you can always add more higher resolution cameras as 4 PoE ports are available for further expansion. Although it come with only 1 hard drive, you can add up to 4 in total for an amazing level of redundancy. You can even specify which cameras should be recorded on each disk – that is a degree of fine tuning that you cannot get in lesser models. I am not as happy about the lack of 4K output, especially as the NVR supports cameras of up to 6MP. PROS:Good image quality with 1080p camerasWide 3rd party camera support through ONVIF standardIR LEDs provide night vision capabilityVery good value for moneyCan record simultaneously to more than one hard drive for redundant storageUSB Backup featureLaView will customise the kit to your exact needsCONS:NVR HDMI output is only 1080p, no 4K on offer hereNitpicking here really but the cameras are only 2MP. Check Price on AmazonBack to comparison tableBest High end 16 ch NVR Kit: LaView 6MP 16 channel NVR Kit with 16x 4MP PoE cameras and 2 hard drives 5TB LaView LV KNY49E616W4D48 T6NVR Features16 channel recording @ 4MP supportedPoE enabled1x3TB and 1x2TB hard drives included, max. possible are 4x6TB hard drivesAdvanced motion detection with email alerts, push notificationsRemote smartphone accessONVIF support allows you to connect 3rd party camerasIP Camera Features IP2M 842EB8x domes and 8x bullets4MP CMOS image sensor2. 8mm domes and 4mm bullets30m IR range, true IR cut filterRJ45 PoE portsIP 66 Weather ratedRead Amazon user reviews If you are after the ‘Best of the Best’ Easy DIY NVR kits, look no further.

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A fine option all around. Hi Caytlin, I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been burglarized!If you’re looking to self monitor, SimpliSafe is not a good choice as you won’t be able to livestream footage, receive notifications, or control your system remotely. Since your Internet connection isn’t great you should definitely look for a system with cellular or landline backup. I’d look into abode. Their Connect Plan is only $10 a month or $96 a year and it will give you cellular backup and unlimited self monitoring. Here’s a link to my review of their starter kit w61s9Our primary concern is that we have 3 levels; The front entrance is on the ground floor in our bedroom is on the third floor. When we’re in the bedroom between the white noise machine in the central air system we would never be able to hear anything happening on the first/ground floor. We’re looking for an economical, DIY security system with a loud alarm/siren to alert us when were sleeping And to alert us if there is an intruder when we’re not home. We’d love your input/ recommendations!Would also love your thoughts/advice on self monitoring vs using a security company to monitor. Many thanks!KelliHi Kelli, You’re very welcome and thanks for reading!There are a bunch of different companies that have sirens I recommend SimpliSafe. However, if you self monitor with SimpliSafe, you won’t be able to control your system remotely, livestream footage, or receive notifications.