Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GB 8-Channel DVR Security Camera System Review

by samscctvcamerareviews on July 31, 2012

If you are looking for a CCTV system at a reasonable price, a Zmodo PKD-DK0855 could be the answer. It is popular with customers, in particular consumers who want more from their existing home or commercial security system. There are some fears circulating around the topic of quality, so this Zmodo PKD-DK0855-500GB 8-Channel DVR Security System review will attempt to clear up any questions consumers might still have about spending their money on this product.

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There are eight cameras in this package to be set up around your business or residential property inside or outside, not a single, virtually useless camera. Installing your system is extremely easy. The design makes it possible for handy consumers to do this without professional help. Every camera has a quarter-inch color sensor to produce a good quality image after the customer makes a few adjustments. If the client does not do this, then people showing up on the camera will appear to be green or purple, which is unhelpful for identification purposes. There is also an infrared light on each camera so that images will be clear at night. Low light sensitivity is alleged by the maker to be good to fifty feet, although this is an over-estimation. In reality, expect to get good resolution from right outside the camera in low light, in particular if there is no extra illumination coming from other properties or street lamps. Expect better performance if you place this in a small room.

There is a link to central video with 500GB storage capability. Connect the system for outer display with the VGA port. Record your images using the USB device so that you have backup in the event of a crime. Advanced features include remote phone and website viewing. This way, owners can keep their eye on their homes or businesses from a distance, while on vacation or at another business location for instance. The software for this package works well if you are able to get it going properly, which some people have found difficult. The manual is not much help: there is too little information here, and what has been written is not entirely clear. Do not expect good spelling either. Thanks to YouTube, however, there are other ways to get the information you need including some clear online demonstrations.

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Technical support from the company is inconsistent. Sometimes, customers call and get helpful advice from intelligent individuals. At other times, the support line seems to be populated with people who are just there to clean the phones and have no idea what a CCTV camera even is. For technical issues, consider visiting the website of the manufacturer. Here, consumers have access to many helpful articles.

In conclusion, the Zmodo PKD-DK0855 is worth the money. It works better than many systems, yet the price is more palatable. If you are uncomfortable with technical issues, however, this is where the company could let you down. Still, for small establishments and limited interiors, this is one of the best products around.

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Installing Surveillance Camera Systems – CCTV Installation Tips

by samscctvcamerareviews on April 18, 2012

If you are planning to install surveillance camera systems to your home all by yourself, here are some helpful reminders you might want to consider especially if you are just reading though the how-to manual of the device you purchased.

  1. Give your surveillance camera systems the right spot to stay. This could be anywhere in the house where you think you badly needed monitoring such as the gate or main door where people enter and leave the house. In this way, you would be able to check visitors coming in and activities happening outside.

  1. Once you have already decided the area for installation, then the next perfect location within that area would be on the ceiling line where the wall and roof are joining. This will not only help the wires of the surveillance camera to be secured but it shelters the camera itself from excessive contact to rain and heat. Moreover, this spot is usually high and it will give your camera a good view of what’s happening. Since the location is high, it would be hard for someone to manipulate the action and the purpose of the camera.
  1. Make sure that you have accurate measurement on the surface where to put the holes before drilling and attaching your camera so you won’t need to drill a lot of holes whenever you commit errors.
  1. Designate a particular place in the house for the DVR and monitor. This could be in the attic or anywhere not too far from the surveillance camera.
  1. Make sure that the wires are properly crawled up and secured on the wall that it passes through from the camera to the DVR systems.  Also make sure you are using the right type of cable. The most recommended among cable types is the Siamese RG59 because it is easy to find, not too expensive, and can be custom made.
  1. Decide which power supply you want to use. You can have each power line separated to an outlet while using AC adapter or use a single power supply box or a regulator with multiple outlets to plug all lines.
  1. Attach all the parts to complete the system and make sure to test it to see if each component will work properly.


It would always be best to plan ahead before installing your surveillance camera systems because doing the actual installation is no easy task and regrets always come after. For sure you don’t want to reinstall what you have already installed when you realize that the location you chose won’t work accordingly to your purpose.

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