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Digital Video recorder DVR NVR with 1TB drive – HK100356w

£220.00 £200.00 Inc VAT

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Perfect wildlife recording made easy. You can now see up to 4 wired or wireless cameras LIVE, very easy with a handy sized Digital Video Recorder (DVR).

The fantastic thing is that you can connect 4 x cameras to it and see them on the screen at once. The screen is split into 4 with each camera. If you have only 3 cameras, don’t worry, this will appear blank until you fit a camera. The unit can be setup to record 24/7 on all cameras. You can then, at any stage, while recording, play back the footage…amazing.


  • Easy to use and install
  • Super high definition motion recording
  • TV and computer ready
  • View upto 4 cameras live with split screen technology

Ideal for:

  • Wildlife recording – Bird boxes, nest boxes, wildlife boxes
  • Can be used with CCTV cameras
  • Local or remote access on computer, tablet, phone

What is a DVR?

The DVR recorder looks and works like video recorder, but instead of recording to tape, it records onto a specialist hard drive (Inside the device). There are hundreds more features too including recording up to 8 cameras at once (4 x audio) as well as only when there was motion.

What is it and how does it work?

Its very simple. The DVR plugs into your TV via hdmi. You plug up to 4 cameras (Wired or wireless) into the back. You turn on your HDMI channel on your TV. 1-4 cameras appear on the screen. A DVR is a great way to see upto4 cameras at once in split screen technology. No need to switch between each camera as you can see them all live.

Recording option

The nice thing with this DVR/NVR. You can set the recording to record all the the time, or only when there is motion. You can then continue to watch TV and pop back and review the action. Perfect for recording for long periods of time when you are at work or at night

Length of recording

We have fitted a specialist optical hard drive for you. You can fit them with lesser sized drives, but 1TB is perfect for the length of time needed. It uses the latest in compression technology. In fact for an average size and frame speed you can record all 4 cameras for 4 weeks non stop.

Features in general

  • AV Recording: Record upto 4 x cameras with time, date and message stamp
  • Technology: LINUX DVR/NVR
  • Cameras: 4 x analogue cameras or IP cameras (can’t mix)
  • Audio: 4 x audio inputs
  • Hard drive: 1TB special optical drive
  • Viewable: Viewable on HD screen or old monitor with HDMI export
  • Lots more – See techy bit below:


Analogue camerasIP HD camera

What is included

  • DVR – 1 x DVR/NVR
  • Cables – 1 x HDMI cable to connect to TV
  • Power – 1 x power supply (UK plug – kettle lead)
  • Mouse – 1 x mouse for controlling
  • Connectors – 4 x BNC’s for connecting RCA analogue cameras to video/audio

More information - Techy stuff, FAQ's and more - click tabs below to view


  • Video Codec H.264
  • Encode 4*4M@8fps(AHD); 4*3M@10fps(AHD); 4*1080P@15fps(5 in 1); 4*720P(5 in 1)
  • Decode 4*4M@8fps(AHD); 4*3M@10fps(AHD); 4*1080P@15fps(5 in 1); 4*720P(5 in 1)
  • Multi-mode Analog 4*4M@8fps(AHD); 4*3M@10fps(AHD); 4*1080P@15fps(5 in 1); 4*720P(5 in 1). Hybird 2*4M (analog) +2*4M (network). IP 16*1080P; 9*1080P; 16*960P; 4*5M.
  • Preview 4*4M@15fps(AHD); 4*3M@18fps(AHD); 4*1080P(5 in 1)


  • Audio Compression G.711a
  • Intercom Support

Recording and playback

  • Record Mode Manual>Alarm>Motion detection>Timing
  • Inquire Mode Inquire by Time/Calendar/Event/Channel
  • Playback Channels 4 Channel


  • Storage Mode HDD Storage Network Storage
  • Backup Network, USB, SATA


  • Video Input 4*BNC (Support Coaxitron)
  • Video Output 1*HDMI (MAX:2K), 1*VGA (MAX:1080P)
  • Audio Input/Output 4/1
  • Alarm Input/Output 0/0
  • Ethernet Port 1*10/100Mbps Ethernet port, RJ45 port
  • PTZ Control 1*RS485, Support for multiple PTZ protocol
  • USB Port 2*USB 2.0 ports
  • Hard Disk 1*SATA interface (Up to 6TB) GENERAL Temperature 0 0 C- + 55 0 C Humidity 10% -90% RH Power Supply 12V/2A Consumption <10W (Without HDD) Weight Around 1KG Dimension 255mm(L)* 236mm(W)* 44mm(H

How do IP cameras work?

What is it?
IP is short for Internet Protocol. When video is captured, it is send to the viewing device via a digital signal rather than a video/audio signal with dependency on voltage. The mechanism of capturing images is similar, but the big difference is the image can be compressed and viewed on any device anywhere on the same network. But, don’t worry, in order to use IP, you don’t have to be a boffin.

Yes, but what is IP?
IP is a protocol. This is a set of rules on how the data is moved across the network and how it is viewed. Apparently, there are over 8,000 protocols out there. IP is a principle communications protocol. It allows data to be split up and send to the right destination and back again easily and efficiently. It is this flexibility of communication makes image transfer very easy.

Why IP cameras?
IP cameras were first brought to light in 1996 by Axis with their Neteye 2000. Since then, the technology has improved year on year as people and the cost of production has reduced. IP cameras use thetechnology of packet switching. This is where the data is broken up into chunks or packets and travel to the destination independently and the re-glued together at the other end. This means, that a constant open circuit or signal does not have to be open or suffer loss. IP cameras are more successful as they offer higher resolution, more flexibility for recording and viewing anywhere in the world.

IP addresses
Like your home address, every device and computer connected to a network will have a unique number or IP address. Usually this is a set block of four numbers ie When you put a memorable web address into your favourite search engine, the web address is linked to an IP address. The domain name is easier to remember than a set of numbers. IP cameras use this structure connect and transmit the data from the camera to the viewer.

Hope this helps,

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If there are any more questions, please feel free to contact us.

FAQ – IP cameras

What is IP stand for?
IP stands for Internet Protocol. Its a fancy name for digital camera.

Why choose IP technology?
IP or analogue is the trade off between price, quality and flexibility. Here are the differences:

IP cameras pluses

   Higher definition
   Flexible to view
   Easier to stream

IP camera minuses

   Cost a little more
   Some systems may need technical assistance

Analogue camera pluses 

   Prices can be lower
   Wider options

Analogue camera minuses

   Lower resolution
   Separate power cable needed
   Harder to view on platforms

Do I need the internet for IP cameras to work?
No you don’t need the internet. You can just plug your camera into a computer. However, it you want the camera to be view-able on all devices then you need to connect your camera to a router. You only need internet access if you are wanting to view the camera outside your home.

I am non technical. Can I fit an IP camera myself?
Yes, just follow the instructions that come with the system. We pre-configure everything so you can find the camera easily. If you are stuck you can always ask someone you know that has computer knowledge to help you.

How do I view the IP camera on my phone, tablet etc?
Yes, connect your camera to the router. If your phone, tablet etc is connected to the same router you should be able to view the camera. All you do is download the free app.

How is the camera powered?
The camera is powered by either:

  • Power supply (POE injector). This pushes the power down the one cable and then the data back to the router
  • From a recorder (NVR – Network Video Recorder) The camera is powered from the recorder down the cable and the data is sent back down the same cable to the recorder

How do I see the camera on my device
Once you have connected your camera to a router. You can install an app and search for the camera or if you are viewing on a computer, you can find the camera and then view it.

Wired or wireless IP cameras?
We always recommend going for wired as it can be easier to power and connect. If you want to go wireless, there are a number of options.

  • WIFI over mains – As you already have mains wiring, data can be transmitted safely over this. All you do is plug the camera into a special mains adapter/plug. The signal then gets sent across your mains wiring in your house to wherever your router is. You then plug in another adapter and connect this to your router.
  • WIFI – We supply a WIFI adapter that plugs into your mains and connects, boosts your existing WIFI.

Beware of camera with built in WIFI as they can have either poor WIFI or hard to connect. The options above give you the best of all worlds.

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Handykam.com are a trusted family business for over 10 years. We have always put customers at the heart of the business. We thoroughly enjoy creating and using the products we sell. We are passionate about it, and believe our customers are passionate too. All products (and especially instructions) are designed with the customer in mind, to make them practical, effective and as easy as possible to understand and use. The more we understand, the more we can offer our customers the best product and service.

We pride ourselves in giving you the best:

  • We have over 100,000+ happy users and viewers
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We helped shape the market and were the first in the world to:

Sell complete bird box camera systems that included fixtures and fittings
Manufactured first nest box light system
Produced the first remote research monitoring system
Make and sell 700TVL nest box cameras
Make and sell IP camera bird boxes
Make and sell 2MP mini nest box cameras
Make trail camera system
Have technology used in several world firsts – Including puffins laying eggs for the first time
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