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  • Audio
  • Wired (mains)
  • USB 2.0
  • Android
  • macOS
  • 8 Channels
  • HDMI
  • High Definition 1080p
  • Internet Viewing
  • IP Camera
  • iOS Compatible
  • 4 Megapixel
  • Motion Detection
  • Windows Compatible
  • PoE

Product Summary

  • This HiWatch recorder from Hikvision makes IP CCTV simple!
  • Records up to 8 cameras simultaneously
  • Built-in Power over Ethernet ports powers up to 8 cameras
  • Compatible with Hard Drives up to 6Tb in size
  • HDMI output to easily connect to a monitor or TV
  • Hikvision app provides remote access via mobile or PC

What's in the Box?
  • 1x Hikvision HiWatch 8 Channel NVR


  • Hikvision HiWatch Recorder - With ease of use at the heart of its design you can connect up to 8 wired and wireless IP cameras to this recorder from Hikvision
  • 8 Channels - You can connect up to 8x 2MP cameras or 4x 4MP cameras to record and view simultaneously
  • Easy Setup - Hikvision’s easy-to-use wizards allows you to get set up quickly so that you can view, record and playback footage without the need for complex networking knowledge
  • PoE - An inbuilt PoE interface allows you to connect power 8 cameras over the network cables
  • Smart Functions - Supports video content analytics including smart search
  • Remote & Mobile Access - Connects to your internet router letting you view live & recorded footage over the internet via a PC or mobile device using the Hikvision app
  • Remote Control - Hikvision's app lets you remotely change the recorder's settings
  • Hard Drive Storage- Compatible with hard drives up to 6TB in size, just select the amount of storage you need from the drop down at the top of the page
  • HDMI Output - In addition to viewing online, simply plug the recorder into a TV or monitor to watch footage locally
  • Motion Detection - Advanced recording modes include fully customisable motion detection, as well as a 7-day, 24-hour schedule. All of these can be configured on a channel by channel basis
  • H.264+ Compression - Effectively reduces the storage space and costs by up to 50%


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UK Delivery

  • Standard £FREE (£2.95 for orders below £30)
    3–5 working days
  • Next Day £4.95
    Working days | Orders before 4pm
  • Next Day Pre-10.30am £14.90
    Working days | Orders before 4pm
  • Saturday £9.50
    Orders before 4pm Friday
  • Sunday £9.90
    Orders before 4pm Friday


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3 Year Guarantee

For peace-of-mind we offer a 3 year guarantee on all our products (excluding batteries).



We offer a easy 30 day returns policy to give peace of mind that we'll find the right product for you.

Technical Specification

Video/Audio Input

IP Video Input: 8-ch
Two-way audio input: 1-ch, RCA (2.0 Vp-p, 1kΩ)


Incoming Bandwidth: 60 Mbps
Outgoing Bandwidth: 40 Mbps
Remote connection: 64

Video/Audio Output

Recording Resolution: 4MP/3MP/1080p/UXGA/720p/VGA/4CIF/DCIF/2CIF/CIF/QCIF
Frame rate: 50fps
HDMI/VGA output: 1920x1080, 1600x1200, 1280x1024, 1280x720, 1024x768 @ 60Hz
Audio Output: 1-ch, RCA (Linear, 1kΩ)


Live view/playback resolution: 4MP/3MP/1080p/1.3MP/UXGA/720p/VGA/4CIF/DCIF/2CIF/CIF/QCIF
Capability: 2-ch @ 4MP, 4-ch @ 1080p

Hard Disk

SATA: 1x SATA interface for 1 HDD
Capacity: Up to 6TB for each disk


Network protocols: TCP/IP, DHCP, Hik-Connect, DDNS, NTP, SADP, SMTP, UPnP
Network interface: 1x RJ45 10/100 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet interface


Interface: 8x independent 100 Mbps built-in switch network interfaces
Max power: 80W
Supported standard: AF & AT


USB interface: 2x USB 2.0
Power supply: 48V DC
Consumption (no HDD or PoE): 96W
Operating temperature: -10°–55°C
Operating humidity: 10% to 90%
Chassis: 385mm chassis
Dimensions (WDH): 285x215x48mm
Weight (without HDD): 1kg

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Full Description

Hikvision is the world’s biggest manufacturer of CCTV and is one of the most trusted names for supplying professional installers. Their HiWatch range is designed for ease-of-use with home and small business users in mind. Despite being IP-based this recorder is easy to use and still has many of the features found in high-end recorders. Supporting up to 8 cameras that are 2-megapixels or 4 cameras that are 4-megapixels you can easily connect the HiWatch cameras you need for your system.

Due to a built-in PoE compatibility, you can power up to 8 IP cameras without the need for separate power supplies, significantly reducing the amount of cable you need to run. Total recording storage is maximised thanks to the clever H.264+ compression, which effectively reduces the storage space needed by up to 50%. Smart functions, such as smart search, can help you easily find what you need to within the recorded footage.

When connected to your network you can easily remotely access the recorder to view live and recorded footage, as well as tweaking settings. This is easily carried out using Hikvision’s PC software and the smartphone app. You can also connect the recorder to your monitor or TV using the HDMI or VGA output.
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