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Alibi 5000 Series 16-Channel SwitchBox NVR [OPEN BOX]

Powerful plug-and-play network video recorder supports up to 16 6.0 MP IP cameras
  • Plug-and-play support for compatible IP cameras
  • Supports up to 6.0 megapixel recording resolution
  • Integrated 16-port PoE network switch
  • Automatically detects and displays compatible cameras plugged into built-in PoE switch
  • Central Management Software (CMS) - Manage up to 256 devices across multiple locations from a single platform
  • 16 alarm inputs and 4 alarm outputs
  • VGA, CVBS and HDMI video outputs
  • Supports H.264 video streams to save hard drive storage space
  • Up to 24TB of internal video storage (4 x 6TB hard drives maximum)
  • Multiple selectable recording modes (continuous, motion detection, schedule and event)
  • Recording features: event search, event log, and email event notification
  • Free iOS/Android app for remote viewing of live and recorded video
  • Linux embedded operating system
  • Features Alibi Power Tools, a collection of powerful utilities designed to streamline and simplify the installation, set-up, and management of your Alibi surveillance system.
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Powerful plug-and-play network video recorder supports up to 16 6.0 MP IP cameras

Alibi 5000 Series 16-Channel SwitchBox NVR [OPEN BOX]

Available through authorized dealers.
Call for a dealer near you.
Alibi Video Security Outlet
Alibi Video Security Outlet Recorders
  • Plug-and-play support for compatible IP cameras
  • Supports up to 6.0 megapixel recording resolution
  • Integrated 16-port PoE network switch
  • Automatically detects and displays compatible cameras plugged into built-in PoE switch
  • Central Management Software (CMS) - Manage up to 256 devices across multiple locations from a single platform
  • 16 alarm inputs and 4 alarm outputs
  • VGA, CVBS and HDMI video outputs
  • Supports H.264 video streams to save hard drive storage space
  • Up to 24TB of internal video storage (4 x 6TB hard drives maximum)
  • Multiple selectable recording modes (continuous, motion detection, schedule and event)
  • Recording features: event search, event log, and email event notification
  • Free iOS/Android app for remote viewing of live and recorded video
  • Linux embedded operating system
  • Features Alibi Power Tools, a collection of powerful utilities designed to streamline and simplify the installation, set-up, and management of your Alibi surveillance system.
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Quick Overview
Powerful plug-and-play network video recorder supports up to 16 6.0 MP IP cameras
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  • Overview

    Get the benefits of a robust network IP video recording solution without the complexity. This Alibi 5000 Series 16-channel SwitchBox NVR features an integrated 16-port PoE (Power over Ethernet) network switch to power IP network cameras directly through the network cable—eliminating the need to purchase a separate network switch and providing seamless plug-and-play installation

    The NVR supports up to 16 compatible IP network cameras. Simply plug compatible cameras into the integrated network switch, and the cameras are automatically detected, displayed and configured to the NVR.

    The NVR records up to 6.0 megapixel video to deliver ultra-sharp, high-resolution images. The Alibi SwitchBox is the ideal choice when a forensic level of detail is required or facial recognition capabilities are important.

    This versatile network video recorder enables you to record video based upon your surveillance recording needs. Choose from continuous, motion detection, schedule or event-based recording. The NVR features an event log, event search, along with event notification which sends an email or alert when an event occurs—enabling you to take action in real time.

    The NVR supports H.264 video streams to reduce your file size, maximize recording time and save valuable hard drive space. The NVR supports up to 24TB of internal storage (up to 4x 6TB hard drives maximum) for weeks of video storage.

    This powerful NVR is equipped with 16 alarm inputs with the ability to connect up to 16 alarms/sensors to connect to specific camera locations and 4 alarm outputs to connect to external devices such as a siren or fire alarm. This enables you to trigger recording based on the camera location connected to a specific alarm/sensor.

    Alibi Central Management Software (CMS) is a professional monitoring platform that enables you to centrally manage multiple devices, at multiple locations, from a single interface. The CMS enables you to view up to 64 live cameras on a single screen and supports up to 256 devices (such as cameras and recorders) with a maximum of 1,024 channels.

    The user-friendly central management software is loaded with powerful features to enhance your management and viewing experience, including: drag-and-drop system and camera selection, customizable displays, device grouping, alarms and notifications, remote system management and many more.

    Features Alibi™ Power Tools

    Alibi Power Tools is a collection of powerful, time-saving utilities for use with Alibi surveillance systems. These utilities are designed to streamline and simplify the installation, set-up, and management of your network, your Alibi cameras and recorders, and your recorded video evidence.

    Alibi Power Tools includes the following:

    • Remote Backup
    • Discovery Tool
    • Local Playback
    • Batch Upgrading
    • Disk Calculator
    • Focus Assistant
    • Batch Configuration

    Note: Alibi Power Tools is Windows OSX 7-10 compatible.

    This SwitchBox NVR comes with a 90-day warranty, 30-day money-back guarantee and free lifetime US-based technical support.

    What’s Included:
    • (1) 16-Channel SwitchBox NVR
    • (1) 6′ HDMI cable
    • (1) 6′ CAT5e patch cable
    • (1) USB mouse
    • (1) CD-ROM (Installation tools and instruction guide)

    Hard drive not included. Select 'Add a hard drive' to add a security grade hard drive to your order. Please note: Customer installed components (including hard drives) may damage your NVR and result in non-warranty repair costs. We recommend purchasing a security-grade hard drive from us which we will install at no extra cost.

    Key Features and Capabilities:

    SwitchBox PoE – Simplify installation. The SwitchBox NVR delivers an IP network recording solution—without the complexity. It features an integrated 8-port PoE (Power over Ethernet) network switch to power the IP network cameras directly through the network cable— eliminating the need to purchase a separate network switch.

    Selectable Recording Modes – Maximize recording. The NVR offers multiple selectable recording options including continuous recording, motion detection and schedule to maximize your video recording and hard drive storage.

    Note: Certain recording features and capabilities of NVRs, such as multiple codecs and motion detection, are dependent upon IP camera compatibility.

    H.264 Compression – Record high resolution video and save storage space. H.264 compression can greatly reduce the size of your digital video files without compromising image quality (compared to M-JPEG and MPEG-4). It’s a stable, proven and widely used compression technology, offering unbeatable recording picture quality and a small compression ratio that saves valuable hard drive storage space.

    FREE iOS/Android App – Access your NVR remotely from anywhere with the free Witness iOS/Android mobile app.

    Technology Agnostic – Support for multiple technologies. Alibi CMS is engineered to support all Alibi analog, HD Analog, and IP recording solutions – delivering unparalleled flexibility today, and as your surveillance needs evolve.

    Alibi Discovery Protocol (ADP) – Discover devices on your network. Auto-discovers all Alibi recorders and cameras on your LAN. (You don’t need to know the specific IP address for each device.)

    View Multiple Cameras – View all allotted cameras on one screen. Conveniently view up to 64 live cameras on a single screen.

    Extensive Device Support – Get support for hundreds of devices. Provides support for up to 256 devices with a maximum of 1024 channels.

    Customizable Screen Views – Create a custom view. Customize viewing layouts and groups – mixing and matching cameras from multiple systems and multiple locations.

    Import Mapping – Create a map of your location. Import a location map and add devices with visual icons to the map. Set up alerts for each device on the map and receive notifications via email.

    Full Calendar Search – Search your video fast. Quickly narrow down your search criteria, selecting weeks or days – to one-minute segments, filtering by user-defined events.

    Smart Search – Define a search area. Define an area within your image and search for motion only within that area – to quickly locate video of traffic through a doorway, activity near an object, or other events in a specific location.

    Video Tagging – Tag an area of interest. Create video tags that represent events of interest (such as “shoplifting”) and search your video library to quickly access all tagged events at a later time.

    Instant Replay – Replay intervals of video. Choose 30 seconds to 10-minute intervals of instant playback of recorded video. Choose your time interval and watch playback in the same pane without having to switch between live and playback screen.

    Two-Way Audio – Communicate back-and-forth. Hear audio and communicate between two devices at two separate locations. No need to get on the phone!

    Alarm Control – Receive an alert. Create notification alerts when physical alarms connected to the system are triggered by motion, an alarm input or video exceptions such as hard drive failures.

    Account Management – Manage users and permissions. Create up to 50 users for the CMS and create and manage different types of users and permission. Restrict access and grant permissions to which cameras users at various locations can and cannot see, for a customized view by user.

    Full Calendar Search – Quickly narrow down your search criteria. Search by calendar, selecting weeks or days, within specific time segments – down to one-minute segments. You can also search by events within a specified date or time segment.

    Smart Search – Define an area within your image. Define and search for motion only within that area – to quickly locate video of traffic through a doorway, activity near an object, or other events in a specific location.

    Video Tagging – Create video tags. Create tags that represent events of interest (such as “shoplifting”) and search your video library to quickly access all tagged events at a later time.

    Instant Replay – Instantly switch to playback on a single camera. Switch to camera playback selecting 30 seconds to 10 minute intervals of recorded video, without having to switch between live and playback screens. Playback is displayed in the Main View and replaces live view stream with the instant replay of the camera, while still being able to see other cameras in live-view.

    Two-Way Audio – Hear audio and communicate between two devices at two separate locations. No need to get on the phone! You can hear audio from a camera and choose to speak back either through a speaker connected to the DVR/HVR/NVR, or a speaker connected directly to a compatible IP camera.

    Alarm Control – Create alerts. Create notification alerts when physical alarms connected to the system are triggered by motion, an alarm input or by video exceptions such as hard drive failures.

    Event Management – Manage events and take action. Manage events when motion is detected, or triggered by an alarm input or device exception and take action. Receive an alert or an email in real-time when an illegal login occurs or an alarm is triggered.

    Account Management – Manage user roles and permissions. Create up to 50 users for the CMS and create and manage different user roles and permissions. Restrict access and grant permissions to which cameras users at various locations can and cannot see, for a customized view by user.

    Alibi Recorder User Interface Overview

    Watch the video below for a general overview of the Alibi recorder user interface, and learn about features such as playback, live view, network and exporting. Learn more about Alibi's user-friendly video management software.

    Alibi Recorder Playback Overview

    In the video below we cover the playback function of Alibi recorders. Alibi recorders offer a quick and easy-to-use playback/search function. Built-in smart and tag searching speeds up review time. A built-in 'lock' function protects the video from being erased or recorded over.

    Alibi Witness Mobile App

    Learn about the features and capabilities of the Alibi Witness mobile app in this video. The app is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Learn more about the Alibi Witness mobile app.

  • Specifications
    Audio Specifications
    Audio Yes (Camera Dependent)
    Audio Streaming Two-Way
    Networking
    Ethernet Interface RJ-45
    Ethernet Ports 17
    Ethernet Speed 1 x 10 /100 /1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet interface 4x 10 /100 Mbps PoE Ethernet interfaces
    Remote Configuration Yes
    Remote Viewable Yes
    Recording Specifications
    Channels 16
    Activity Log Yes
    Bit Rate 100 Mbps incoming, 240 Mbps outgoing
    Compression Type H.264
    Email Notification Yes
    Event Log Yes
    Event Notification Yes
    Search Mode Normal, Event, Tag, Smart
    Event Search Yes
    Recording Resolution Up to 6 Megapixel
    Max Storage Capacity (TB) Supports up to 24TB (4 x 6TB 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
    Smart Search Yes
    Video Analytics Capable Yes
    Video Offload MP4
    Video Streaming Dual
    Physical Characteristics
    Dimensions 2.8" H x 17.5" W x 15.3" D
    Certification CE, FCC, RoHS
    Construction Aluminum (chassis), Plastic (faceplate)
    DVD Burner No
    Hard Drive Included No
    Hard Drive Type SATA
    Number of Drive Bays 4
    Operating Humidity 10% ~ 90% non-condensing
    Operating Temperature (F) 14° ~ 131°
    Product Color Black
    Weight (lb) 8.81
    Power Requirements
    Power Supply Included Yes
    PoE (802.3af / 802.3at)
    Power (w) ≤ 45W (without hard drive, PoE not used), 200W max PoE output
    Volts AC 100 ~ 240
    Software
    Browser Support Internet Explorer, Safari
    OS (Client) Windows
    Mobile App iOS & Android
    Connectors
    Connectors (3) USB 2.0
    RS-232 Yes
    RS-485 Yes
    Sensor Inputs 16
    Digital Outputs 4
    Inputs (1) BNC audio in
    Outputs (2) BNC audio out, (1) VGA, (1) HDMI, (1) eSATA
    Other
    Warranty 90 Days
  • Resources
    File Name File Size File Type
    Data Sheet459 KBPDF
    Manual5908 KBPDF
    Quickstart Guide557 KBPDF
    Alibi DDNSN/AResource Page
    Alibi Witness Mobile AppN/AResource Page
    Alibi Product Matrix & Accessory GuideN/AResource Page
    Alibi Power ToolsN/AResource Page
    PC Web ComponentsN/AResource Page
    Mac Web ComponentsN/AResource Page
    Windows Codec PackN/AResource Page
    ACMS Software InstallN/AResource Page
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    System ROI CalculatorDetermine your potential losses without a Video Security System and how much you can save.
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    Volts/Watts/Amps ConverterCalculates either the volts, watts or amps if two of the values are known.
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