Wirepath Surveillance
Wirepath™ Surveillance 300-Series 9 Channel NVR

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Wirepath™ Surveillance 300-Series 9 Channel NVR

Item#: WPS-300-NVR-9IP

This NVR is specifically designed to work with our line of Wirepath™ Surveillance IP cameras. Other IP cameras may be compatible, but we cannot guarantee their results.

Wirepath™ Surveillance 300-Series 9 Channel NVR

Equipped with advanced compression technologies, 1TB pre-installed internal storage, and support of nine 5Mbps streams (1080HD), this Wirepath™ Surveillance NVR makes it easy to view, control and configure all of your cameras from one convenient location – whether you’re across the room or across the globe. All of its channels are activated out of the box, so there aren’t any hidden licensing fees to surprise you, and you can use the IP Installer utility to quickly and easily find Wirepath™ cameras on the network. Watch video on the go with free apps for iOS® and Android, plus take advantage of other remote access features like email notifications, dynamic DNS, and customizable user access levels. Powerful, intuitive, simple – that’s
Wirepath™ Surveillance.

Key Features

9 Channels

High Resolution

Stream fluently with 30FPS

Latest Compression Technologies

Dynamic DNS


Motion Detection

Smartphone & Windows Access

Up to 4 internal HDs
1TB HD-Included

Rack Mount Ears Included
Important Note on Spacing

This product is 2.38” tall without feet and 2.6” tall with feet. Therefore when using rack ears there will be a slight gap below the product. Please plan your installation accordingly.OK


High Definition Streaming

Control System Integration

Coming soon: We’re working with our control system partners to create IR/RS232/Ethernet drivers to control the NVR’s on-screen GUI through the HDMI output. If you’re looking for video streaming to control systems, check out our Wirepath cameras.

Megapixel Resolution Requires Megabit Speed

Recording 2MP cameras is like drinking from a fire hose. They send out a lot of data! To handle all that data, this NVR has plenty of horsepower under the hood – with the ability to record nine full 5Mbps streams (1080HD) at the same time.

Advanced Compression Technologies

Commercial customers monitoring cash registers may want higher quality with an archive of only a couple days, while a residential customer may want to monitor a vacation home with normal resolution – BUT with an extended recording time of a couple weeks. These different applications call for different recording resolutions and frame rates to maximize the system's performance and meet the needs of the customer. This NVR combines the latest H.264 compression algorithm with D1, Half-D1, and CIF resolutions and customizable frame rate settings - all to deliver the highest quality images while reducing network bandwidth and storage requirements.

Easy Installation and Setup

Get What You Pay For

When you buy a 9-channel NVR, shouldn’t it support 9 cameras? Some of our competitors don’t think so. They only enable one NVR channel out of the box, and then require you to pay for a license for each of the remaining ones – a process that complicates quoting and slows down installations. That’s why when you buy a Wirepath NVR it comes with all channels enabled…because that just makes sense.

IP Installer Utility

So you have all your IP surveillance gear installed… now, how do you find it on the network? Our IP installer utility takes the pain out of this process by “sniffing” out all Wirepath IP cameras, NVRs and encoders. Just click a discovered camera or encoder to view its live video for quick identification, then easily configure its IP configuration details.

Intuitive User Interface

A clean, streamlined user interface makes it easy for customers to monitor IP surveillance cameras right from their computer. Just create a desktop shortcut or add a Favorite to provide one-click access to individual cameras. It doesn’t get easier than that!
View the IP NVR Browser GUI Introduction Video

Remote Access


Some other guys want to charge you for the privilege of accessing your IP cameras, encoders and NVRs remotely. Isn't that the whole point? At Wirepath™, we've taken a different approach. Use your computer, or our suite of free applications to view cameras while at the office or on the go. Here are the details:

Live View: See who's doing what in real-time on any IP surveillance device. Both full screen and matrix views are supported.

Playback: Want to see what time Junior came home? Just search for the appropriate time and playback through the Time Search and Event Search functions.

Setup: Need to make changes to the NVR remotely? Use the Windows browser-based user interface to adjust system settings from anywhere in the world.

Multi-Stream: Compensate for low bandwidth networks on-the-fly by choosing the extra stream for faster performance at slightly reduced resolution.

Note: Currently this feature is only available on a PC.
Windows Support: Internet Explorer 32bit only.

Dynamic DNS Support

Which is easier to remember… "" or "yourcustomer.WirepathDNS.com". Instead of searching your records for cumbersome IP addresses, Dynamic DNS provides a permanent, easy-to-remember name that never changes – even if the customer’s home is assigned a new IP address by the service provider. Our free WirepathDNS service is fast and easy to set up and it provides maximum uptime thanks to redundant USA-based servers located across the country. Popular third-party DNS servers are also supported.

Email Notifications

Sure, you could hover over your NVR watching cameras all day to see if something was amiss - but wouldn't it just be easier to get an email with an attached screenshot? With event-based alerts, you can create custom notifications for motion detection or alarm triggers.

User Access Levels

With the ability to set specific user access levels, you control who sees which cameras, and who is allowed to adjust important settings. So you can give the pool guy access to see a few specific cameras, but nothing more. And you can provide your tech with the ability to change settings but not view any video – making your customer’s privacy considerations a priority.

Advanced Features

Motion Detection

By defining areas of interest – like a door, driveway or window – you can define when the NVR should start recording video. Instead of recording 24/7, the NVR only records when there is motion. This not only conserves hard drive space, but also means you can record for more days before older recordings are overwritten.

Privacy Masking

Block out sensitive or privileged areas by placing rectangular blocks or "masks" over installer-defined areas.

Bi-Directional Audio

Sometimes listening just isn't enough. Sometimes you need to talk to the person on the other end. Audio inputs to the NVR enable you to do this right through Internet Explorer on your PC! Think of the uses: gated entrances, elevators, assisted living, saferooms - there are a number of applications where you want the person on the other end to know you're listening.
Note: Requires a third party 3.5mm mic.

Expandable Storage

This NVR can support four SATA hard disc drives (HDD), and it comes with a single 1TB HDD that’s populated out of the box. The quickest way to add storage is to plug in any eSATA drive to the connection on the rear panel. There are also three empty internal drive bays with included cables for system expansion.

Multiple Video Outputs (HDMI, VGA)

Let's face it, different jobs call for different types of video signals. And then again, some call for all of them! Whether you need our highest quality HDMI output for multi-room distribution, or a local VGA display or TV – this NVR has you covered.

PTZ Control and more!

In addition to control of pan/tilt/zoom on IP PTZ cameras, this NVR has a few tricks up its sleeve. When combined with a Wirepath encoder to create a hybrid surveillance solution, you also get control over detailed analog camera settings, like Sense-Up and D-WDR, directly from the NVR’s web user interface. This frees you from the ladder once basic zoom/focus adjustments are made and allows those advanced options to be configured from a more convenient (and comfortable) location.

Hexaplex Operation

Whether at home, on the job or sitting at the airport, this NVR enables you to simultaneously perform six system operations all at once:
  • 1. Recording
  • 2. Live Viewing
  • 3. Playback
  • 4. Streaming to Control Systems directly from Wirepath IP cameras
  • 5. Backup/Archive
  • 6. Remote Access

Flexible Recording Triggers

This NVR comes equipped with eight alarm input connectors and two alarm output connectors. The system can start recording based on motion detection or predefined schedules (after business hours for example). There are also external trigger inputs to record when alerts are received from security and fire/safety systems or dedicated sensors. Plus, video loss on one camera can begin recording on other cameras to ensure nothing was missed.

Rack Mountable

Rack ears are included for easy installation. Simply attach them to the side panels and remove the feet for a clean install.
NOTE: This product is 2.38” tall without feet and 2.6” tall with feet. Therefore when using rack ears there will be a slight gap below the product. Please plan your installation accordingly.

Multi Operation Hexaplex - Simaltaneous Live View, Record, Playback, Control Sytems Control, Remote Access, Backup
Display Channel 9CH
Support Ip Cam Resolution Up to 1080P (2 MP)
Display Frame Rate Up to 30 FPS @ 1920 x 1080 per CH
Split Windows 1, 4, 9
Video Output Resolution VGA
Video Compression Format H.264
Recording Rate Up to 30 FPS @ 1920 x 1080 all CHs
Max Bitrate Up to 8 Mbps PER CH / 45 Mbps TOTAL
Recording Mode Manual / Schedule / Alarm
Playback & Search
Time Search Yes
Event Search Yes
OSD & Control Interface
On Screen Display & Setup Time / Date / Setup Menu
Local Graphic User Interface (GUI) Control Yes
Mouse Control Yes
IE Browser Control Yes
Video Backup Playback Viewer Yes
Storage & Backup Device
Internal HDD Support SATA HDD x 4 / (1) 1TB HDD preinstalled; maximum 4TB per bay
External eSATA Support Yes
External USB Backup Device Yes
Ethernet Yes (10/100M/1000M)
Web Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
DDNS Yes (wirepathdns.com with geo-redundant USA servers)
E-Mail Yes
Network IP Static/ Dynamic/ PPPoE
Multi-Remote Client Yes (4 Clients Simutaneously)
Alarm Input 8 In
Alarm Output 2 Out
Motion Detection Yes
Video Loss Detection Yes
Pre/Post Alarm Yes
Alarm Activated Recording Yes
Setup & Fuctions
Daylight Saving Time Yes
Privacy Mask Yes
PTZ Control Yes
RS-485 Interface Yes
Digital Zoom Yes
Password Control Yes
Key-Lock Yes
Multi-Language Yes
Audio Output 3.5mm x 1
Audio Input 3.5mm x 1
Audio Backup Yes
Audio Streaming Yes
Accessories Remote (with battery) x 1
Adapter(With Power Cord) x 1
Mouse x 1
CD x 1
HDD Mounting Hardware
Rack Mount Ears x 2
Quick Start Guide x1
Rack Mountable Yes

Important Note on Spacing

This product is 2.38” tall without feet and 2.6” tall with feet. Therefore when using rack ears there will be a slight gap below the product. Please plan your installation accordingly.OK
Power Input 12V DC 5A
Consumption 10W (w/o HDD)
Dimensions Width: 12.2" Height: 2.6"(2.38” without feet) Depth: 14.2"
Weight 6.06 lbs (w/1TB HDD*1)
Operation Temperature 32° - 113° F
External Power Supply(included)
External Power Supply 12V DC 5A
Operating Voltage 100-240VAC 1.6A 50-60Hz
Consumption 80W Max.(with 4 HDDs)
Operating Temperature 32 - 113 F
Ratings / Certifications UL FCC CE
Dimensions Width: 2.45" Height: 1.25" Depth: 4.30"(power supply only)

Manuals and Support Documents

Manuals and Guides
Product Manual
Cut Sheet
NVR Comparison
IP NVR Quick Start Guide
Tech Note: WPS-IP DST Setting
IP Network Map Worksheet
IP Network Map Worksheet
IP App User Guide
Software Application
IP Installer: Discovery and configuration utility used to discover any Wirepath Surveillance NVRs, IP cameras, and encoders on your local network for use on PC only.
WPS-IP Installer - v3.0 Released 3/08/13

IP HA0 Viewer: Application for viewing playback of files downloaded for Wirepath Surveillance NVRs.
NVR Player - IP HA0 Viewer v1.1.10 - Release on 1/16/2014

Software Updates
WPS-NVR Software Update - v1.0.17.1759 Released 1/23/15
Release Notes
WPS-NVR Beta Release for Mac Users – v1.0.20.1951 Released 6/24/15
Beta Release Notes

Control Protocols and Drivers
Protocols Documents
IR Hex Protocol Files

ELAN g! Driver – Released 8/13/13
Certified IP Control driver profiles are included in ELAN g! v6.4, and above. Visit the ELAN dealer site to download the latest version of ELAN g! software.


Installation & Setup

  1. What brands of IP Cameras work with our Wirepath NVRs?
    Currently, Wirepath NVR’s have only been tested and proven to work with Wirepath IP Surveillance cameras. Other products may work, but we cannot guarantee it. Over time, Wirepath will be working to build a list of guaranteed brands and models that we have tested and proven to work.

Playback & Recording

  1. How many and what kind of hard drives can I add to my 9 or 16 channel NVR?
    The 9 channel NVR can support 5 drives at a time in total. It comes with (1) 1 TB, SATA3, 7200 RPM drive pre-installed and (3) empty internal bays for additional storage in addition to an external ESATA port. Use high quality drives of similar or newer specification for additional space.

Remote Viewing

  1. What versions of Internet Explorer will work with my Wirepath NVR?
    Internet Explorer 8, 32-bit and newer versions will work on any version of Windows XP, Vista, or 7. When using Windows 8, the desktop version of Internet Explorer 10 must be used. The Metro version does not run plug-ins so it cannot be used.
  2. Does Internet Explorer 10 work with my Wirepath Surveillance products?
    Yes, as long as you use the full version. The Metro version does not support the drivers needed to run our software.
  3. Can I use a Mac computer to access my Wirepath IP NVR?
    Not currently. Mac support is currently in development and will be announced when it becomes available.
  4. Can I access my Wirepath surveillance device using a phone running Windows Phone OS?
    We do not currently support Windows Phone OS.
  5. Why can’t I see my camera view when I log into my Wirepath ™ IP Surveillance system since I upgraded my computer to Microsoft Internet Explorer 11?
    Changes in Internet Explorer 11 have caused a minor compatibility issue for streaming media from Wirepath™ IP Cameras. The best solution for restoring your camera views is to add the address of the device to the Compatibility View List. Open Internet Explorer, and click the “Tools” icon. Then click Compatibility View Settings. Add the IP address or DDNS address to this list. Now the page can be refreshed and camera views will load normally. Wirepath is working on a solution for the issue and will be releasing this fix as soon as possible.

3-Year Limited Warranty
This NVR has a 3-Year Limited Warranty. The warranty includes parts and labor repairs on all components found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal conditions of use. This warranty shall not apply to products which have been abused, modified, disassembled or improperly installed. Products to be repaired under this warranty must be returned to SnapAV or a designated service center with prior notification and an assigned return authorization number (RA).