I purchased the LaView system, after several days of researching all other companies NVR/Camera packages. LaView seemed to have by far the most flexible, open, and simple approach to both purchasing & setting up a system. My primary concern was a price-point, but also didn't want to get locked into a "cheap" solution that uses only proprietary cameras, and no ONVIF support. LaView more than met the expectation, as after the delivery I was able to setup & configure the 4 cameras in about 3 hours. The configuration was only less than 15 minutes, after I did the physical install, which was complicated only by layout of walls & attic. The POE nature of the cameras allowed me to get the best signal possible, without a need to run power to each camera. I have also added a non-LaView camera to the NVR, proving that the ONVIF compatibility works great! In summary, I would recommend this to others looking for a reasonably priced system with great quality & expandability.
I received the system yesterday and connecting the wires was pretty straight forward. When trying to view on my TV via HDMI there was no picture. "invalid format". I needed to connect to the NVR IP address via my laptop in order to change the image resolution and restart the NVR. The image then displayed on my TV. The desktop browser support by the firmware is outdated and I still can't get the camera images to display on Chrome, Safari or Firefox even with the recommended FireFox configs or Mac installation files to fix Safari. I did download the LaView Connect app for android and that was able to connect to the NVR IP address and display the cameras. The android app supports live and historical views so I won't bother trying to fix the desktop browser issues. I can use the desktop browser to manage other configurations just not view the cameras.
Worked right out of the box with no issues. Still no issues to report. It works as advertised. Though the images are very good I wish I bought the HD version. You can trust Night Owl brand.
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