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    Recording hours?   (1 Answer)

    How many hours does camera record until full? Can this camera also take motion activated pictures instead of video and what is storage capacity for pics ?

    By Anonymous January 18, 2016.

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      The DVR/NVR comes with a 1TB hard drive. You can set the recording to "intelligent mode" which will record 5 frames per second until it senses motion, which then it will boost up to 24 frames per second. In intelligent mode, on average, you should get around 4 weeks before the hard drive is full and starts recording over itself. That time will be less if its not set in intelligent mode.

      By Zmodo January 19, 2016.

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      Remote Viewing   (3 Answers)

      Is this camera system able to remote view over a smart phone? The system that you have listed on Amazon ( ZM-SH79B8D4-WE-1TB ) states that it is not.

      By Erik January 17, 2016.

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        Yes it is! The name of our smartphone app is simply, Zmodo, and will let you access the cameras from your phone.

        By Zmodo January 18, 2016.

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        Is the DVR wireless so I can sync it to my router or does it need to be hard wired to router?   (2 Answers)

        By Rad May 24, 2016.

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          It comes with a cord that will need to be hard wired to the router.

          By Zmodo May 24, 2016.

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          DO I NEED TO POWER THE CARMERAS OR ARE THERE BATTERIES? (COMPLETLEY WIRELESS???) HOW LONG WILL THE BATTERIES LAST?   (3 Answers)

          By TAB July 3, 2016.

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            The cameras comes with a power adapter and 6ft cord. They can be plugged into any normal AC outlet. They do not require batteries.

            By CommunityAnswer July 6, 2016.

          • Question
            Do the outdoor cameras have to be sheltered ? If so can anyone recommend a system where the outdoor cameras do not have to be sheltered.   (2 Answers)

            By Yamahaguy April 19, 2016.

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              The outdoor cameras don't have to be sheltered but because they are not designed with a sun shield per say, you would get better images if they were installed under an awning or roof soffit during the mid day hours.

              By Zmodo April 20, 2016.

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              Can I plug the dvr into a TV ? To view all 4 cameras   (2 Answers)

              By Joel April 13, 2016.

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                Yes, there is an HDMI port on back of the NVR that you can plug into a TV or computer monitor with the same port.

                By Zmodo April 14, 2016.

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                Wireless Camera Operation   (3 Answers)

                Are all the four cameras on this system wireless? Or are the two outside cameras wireless, and the two indoor cameras wired?

                By Arleen March 18, 2016.

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                  they are not completely wireless. you have to plug all 4 cameras into a 120v outlet. So hopefully there is an outlet within 6ft of your camera. Otherwise, be prepared to spend some money on an electrician to come out and install 4 new outlets for the cameras.

                  By troy December 12, 2016.

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                  can you add cameras? I would like to add another indoor camera   (3 Answers)

                  By kmo January 18, 2016.

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                    No, not with this particular model. 4 cameras is the maximum. You don't have to put both outdoor cameras outside, you could use one inside and have 3 cameras indoors and 1 outdoors.

                    By Zmodo January 19, 2016.

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                    can i place the camera on the window from inside to monitor outside?   (1 Answer)

                    By Anonymous December 5, 2016.

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                      It is not recommended, as the IR lights on the camera can cause a reflection on the glass at night.

                      By Zmodo December 6, 2016.

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                      what is the temperature allowance such as in the winter temps?   (1 Answer)

                      By Anonymous October 2, 2016.

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                        The outdoor cameras are rated to withstand constant temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature occasionally dips below 14 degrees, as it often does in the Northern US, the cameras shouldn't be affected.

                        By Zmodo October 3, 2016.

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