Wirepath™ Surveillance 300-Series 16 Channel DVR
The WPS-300-DVR-16CH is a professional-grade DVR that features advanced compression technologies and offers native live streaming to Control4 user interfaces. This means that unlike the competition, there are no expensive 3rd party video encoders required. And the goodies don't stop there. Top-shelf features like RS-232 and IP control for system integration, an HDMI output, DVD sled for archiving, RS-232 for control system integration, included rack mounting hardware and buffered loop outputs, making this the perfect solution for estate monitoring or commercial surveillance.
16 Channels with Video Loop Outs
Latest Compression Technologies
D1, Half-D1, CIF
iPhone®, iPad®, Android®, Smartphone & Windows Access
2U Rack Mount Ears Included
Total System FPS, up to 30FPS per Channel
MJPEG – Live Video Streaming to Home Automation Systems
Live Streaming to Control Systems
With support for the most popular third party control systems, Wirepath DVRs are the world's first to stream video directly to control system user interfaces and applications – including touchscreens, PC and mobile apps. This eliminates 3rd party encoders, which can save you thousands.
Superior 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 DVR 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.
Some other guys want to charge you for the privilege of accessing your DVR remotely. Isn't that the whole point? At Wirepath™, we've taken a different approach. Use your computer, or FREE iPhone®, native iPad®, Mac®, Android, and Smartphone Apps to view cameras while at the office or on the go. Here are the details:
*Motion Detection setup currently only available on PC
*iPad® App is native
Live View: See who's doing what in real-time on any camera connected to the DVR. 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 at up to 64X speed!
Setup: Need to make changes to the DVR remotely? Use the Windows-based user interface to adjust system settings from anywhere in the world.
Dual Stream: Compensate for low bandwidth networks on-the-fly by choosing the extra stream for faster performance at slightly reduced resolution. More info>>
**Windows Support: Internet Explorer 32bit only.
Easy Software Installation
Windows PC Users:
If you've been frustrated by the complexity of DVR software installation - we've just made things a whole lot easier. We took the time to become a verified publisher through Microsoft, which means that Internet Explorer will install the necessary components without you having to dig into complicated ActiveX permissions and possibly leaving the customer's computer open to viruses. What's more, the playback software needed to view backup files is installed at the same time. No EXE download hassles or Administrator headaches for the customer - just click and watch!
Apple Mac Users:
We also have a Mac app for setup, playback and live streaming on your Apple computer. Note: Users must be running Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) or higher. The user interface is designed to make setup and control intuitively easy. All of the commonly used controls are front-and-center, while the setup screens are just out of reach enough to eliminate any unnecessary service calls. The software is available on the support tab of this page and on the Wirepath Surveillance website. You can learn more about the Mac app on our Mac app overview page.
Whether at home, on the job or sitting at the airport, the WPS-300-DVR-16CH enables you to simultaneously perform six system operations all at once:
2. Live Viewing
4. Streaming to Control Systems
6. Remote Access
Triple Stream Optimization
The multi-streaming capability on this DVR is similar to what you may have experienced with your music. In the music analogy, sometimes you want to keep a high resolution version (CD) with the convenience of a compressed version (MP3) saved to a portable device. This DVR offers a similar benefit, allowing you to record locally to the hard drive at the highest quality, while simultaneously streaming a lower-resolution version via the internet. This gives you impeccable archived video with improved speed and reduced bandwidth when accessing the system using mobile devices. In addition to these two streams, the DVR also provides an independent stream for control systems.
Motion Detection & Privacy Masking
By defining areas of interest – like a door, driveway or window – you can define when the DVR should start recording video. Instead of recording 24/7, the DVR only records when there is motion. This not only conserves space, but also means you can record for more days before older recordings are overwritten. Privacy masking blocks out sensitive or privileged areas by placing rectangular blocks or "masks" over installer-defined areas. For easier setup, both of these features may be configured using Internet Explorer.
Important Note:For setup of Motion Detection and Privacy Mask using Internet Explorer, your DVR software must be 7.77.53 or later. You can find the updated software and instructions in the Support tab.
Dynamic DNS Support
Which would you rather remember... "188.8.131.52" or "snap.wirepathdns.com"? That's just one of the benefits Dynamic DNS offers:
- Easy capturing of the home or business's IP address
- When that address changes (and they do!), automatic syncing with a central server
- Easy-to-remember web address that always points to the home or business
Our free WirepathDNS service is fast to set up right through the DVR – no PC required – and it provides maximum uptime thanks to redundant USA-based servers located across the country. Popular third-party DNS servers are also supported.
Important Note:If you want to use Wirepath DDNS the DVR software needs to be 7.75.53 or later. You can find the updated software and instructions on the Support tab on this page.
Sure, you could hover over your DVR 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, alarm triggers or system diagnostics such as a hard drive failure.
It's never been easier to find exactly the clip you're looking for. Through the DVR's on-screen display, web interface or iPhone app you can quickly search by time, motion detection, video loss or external alarm trigger.
Those darn kids took the yard gnome (again)! You know it was sometime this week but you're not sure when. With our Smart Search feature you can specify a certain camera region to look for motion, then quickly search for just those clips. Quick, easy, efficient. Now to find those meddling kids...
Many competitive DVR products use one program for single DVR viewing, then a totally different software package for managing multiple DVRs (typically called CMS). To us, that seemed like a lot of headache. That's why we put all that right in one place for a consistent - and seamless - user experience. Check in on multiple retail stores, restaurants or residences directly from the same screen!
Synchronized All-Channel Playback
When you're searching for a video clip, you could hunt and peck by going camera to camera (yawn) or take the easy way and view all of them at the same time! While you're at it, use the adjustable FWD and REV playback (up to 64X) to quickly find what you're looking for.
Sometimes listening just isn't enough. Sometimes you need to talk to the person on the other end. Audio inputs to the DVR enable you to do this right through Internet Explorer! 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.
Watermark Digital Security
Optional digital watermarking is available to ensure video integrity and protect against tampering. If a downloaded clip has been altered, the Windows-based playback software will alert the user with a message when the file is opened.
Multiple Video Outputs (HDMI, VGA, BNC (Composite) and S-Video)
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 DVR has you covered.
Multiple Archive Options
Picture this scenario – you've just been robbed and the police are on-scene to investigate. Do you really want to fumble with a computer to download videos from a DVR? Wouldn't it be easier to find the content on the DVR, record directly to a DVD disc or USB thumb drive, then hand it over to the authorities? Now you can! You can also manually backup your recordings to a remote Windows Computer or FTP server,
Many commercial and retail installs require a dedicated feed for security or receptionist monitoring. An independent call monitor output gives the ability to create customized views specifically for this output. To prevent system access and tampering, the setup menu is disabled through this output.
Video Loop Outputs
You know those "Smile, you're on camera!" signs you see in stores? A video loop output from the DVR is perfect for forwarding along a single camera's video signal. This is also idea for whole-house video distribution systems where the cameras will be displayed on TVs or touchpanels.
Flexible Recording Triggers
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.
Expandable Storage Options
In some applications, like in a retail environment or vacation home, you may find you want additional storage to extend the number of days' recorded video. The easiest way to add storage is to simply plug in any ESATA drive to the connection on the rear panel. There is also a free internal drive bay with included cables for system expansion. Watch the video or download the "how-to" from the support section here.
RS-232 & IP Control
For the control freak in all of us! Adjust window and split screen view, control playback and more right from a 3rd party control system's touchpanel. A complete list of discrete commands and control system drivers can be found on the support tab.
Click here for an IP Integration Introduction
RS485 Camera Control
Once you've made local lens adjustments to the cameras, lose the ladder and tweak in comfort from the DVR location! When combined with our Wirepath™ 500 and 700-series cameras, the RS485 connection provides control over detailed camera OSD options like Sense-Up and Super-WDR directly from the DVR. Of course, this same connection can be used to control PTZ cameras on 3rd party cameras with this feature.
Rack ears are included for easy installation. Simply attach them to the side panels and remove the feet for a clean 2U installation.