The Alibi 5200 series features convenient plug and play support for compatible IP cameras up to 12.0MP resolution.
The 16-Channel Rack-mount NVR has 4 hard drive bays that support up to 4 x 8TB hard drives and an incoming bandwidth of 160 Mbps to support up to 16 IP cameras. You can capture higher quality details with a recording resolution of up to 12.0MP.
Local video outputs include HDMI and VGA. To experience ultra-crisp, high-resolution images, this NVR displays up to 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD).
This NVR supports H.265, H.264 and H.264 OVC video codecs that help reduce file size, maximize recording time, and save hard drive space.
It is also equipped with 16 alarm inputs and 4 alarm outputs to connect to external devices such as a siren or fire alarm. This enables trigger recording based on the camera location connected to a specific alarm/sensor.
This versatile recorder allows multiple selectable recording modes: continuous, motion detection, POS, schedule, and event. Recording features include event search, event log, and email notification.
Alibi NVRs are packed with great features, but our retail customers are especially happy with the Point of Sale integration that helps them reduce shrinkage caused by employee theft. By combining POS transaction data with video, there is an additional audit trail to help investigate fraudulent transactions and theft incidents. Key features include:
Learn more about Alibi Point of Sale (POS) integration.
The integrated 16 port PoE (Power of Ethernet) switch that supports 802.3af and 802.3at reduces the need for additional network switches and offers the plug-and-play auto connect feature for compatible Alibi cameras.
This NVR works with the user-friendly Alibi CMS (Central Management Software), a professional monitoring platform that enables you to centrally manage all your devices, at multiple locations, from a single interface. The CMS enables you to view up to 64 live cameras, and it is loaded with powerful features that include: drag-and-drop system and camera selection, customizable displays, device grouping, alarms and notifications, and remote system management.
Free Alibi Witness iOS and Android mobile app delivers convenient remote viewing of live and recorded video.
Note: Certain recording features and capabilities of NVRs, including motion detection recording, depend on IP camera compatibility.
1.5U rack-mount design fits standard 19″ racks. Connectors include:
Protection and Warranty:
All Alibi purchases are protected by a 30-day money-back guarantee, unlimited US-based technical support, and our Alibi 3-Year Blanket Warranty that covers your entire purchase, with no asterisks and no exceptions! The warranty covers all Alibi camera and recorder hardware and components, and pre-installed hard drives. If you have an issue, we provide unlimited technical support – and manage all returns and exchanges directly, minimizing unnecessary downtime.
Learn more about the Alibi 3-Year Blanket Warranty.
|Audio||Yes (Camera Dependent)|
|Ethernet Speed||1 x 10 /100 /1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet interface 16x 10 /100 Mbps PoE Ethernet interfaces|
|Bit Rate||160 Mbps incoming, 256 Mbps outgoing|
|Compression Type||H.265/H.264/H.264 OVC|
|Search Mode||Normal, Event, Tag, Smart|
|Recording Resolution||Up to 12 Megapixel|
|Max Storage Capacity (TB)||Supports up to 32TB (4 x 8TB HDD)|
|Selectable Frame Rate||Yes|
|Frame Rate (fps)||Up to 60fps per channel|
|Motion Detection||Camera Dependent|
|Pre/Post Alarm Recording||Yes|
|Privacy Video Block||Yes|
|Recording Mode||Continuous, Event, Motion, Alarm, POS, VCA|
|Storage Capacity (TB)||2|
|Video Analytics Capable||Yes|
|Dimensions||2.8" H x 17.5" W x 15.3" D|
|Certification||FCC, CE, RoHS, UL|
|Construction||Aluminum (chassis), Plastic (faceplate)|
|Hard Drive Included||Yes|
|Hard Drive Type||SATA|
|Number of Drive Bays||4|
|Operating Humidity||10% ~ 90% non-condensing|
|Operating Temperature (F)||14° ~ 131°|
|Power Supply Included||Yes|
|PoE||(802.3af / 802.3at)|
|Power (w)||≤ 20W (without hard drive, PoE not used); 200W max PoE output|
|Volts AC||100 ~ 240|
|Browser Support||Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari|
|OS Compatibility||Embedded Linux|
|Mobile App||iOS & Android|
|Inputs||(1) RCA audio in|
|Outputs||(1) HDMI, (1) VGA, (1) RCA audio out|
|USB Ports||2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0|
|File Name||File Size||File Type|
|Quickstart Guide||851 KB|
|Alibi Witness Mobile App||N/A||Resource Page|
|Alibi Power Tools||N/A||Resource Page|
|PC Web Components||N/A||Resource Page|
|Mac Web Components||N/A||Resource Page|
|Windows Codec Pack||N/A||Resource Page|
|ACMS Software Install||N/A||Resource Page|
|Full List of Available Firmware||N/A||Resource Page|
|NVR Storage Calculator||Determine how much storage you will need for your NVR.|
|IP Camera Bandwidth Calculator||Calculate bandwidth or system load for optimal performance of your network IP security system.|
|Compare Video Frame Rates||Use this tool to compare video frame rate settings on video security DVR products.|
|System ROI Calculator||Determine your potential losses without a Video Security System and how much you can save.|
|Voltage Drop Calculator||Calculates the final voltage for each cable gauge.|
|Volts/Watts/Amps Converter||Calculates either the volts, watts or amps if two of the values are known.|