SECURE YOUR WORLD

At LaView, we aim to bring you security solutions that are worthy of you and your loved ones. With the Build Your Kit option, you’ll customize your kit to be a truly perfect fit for your home. You know your property better than anyone else, so you’ll have the power to tailor your security system to your needs. Engage in the ultimate DIY security experience to bring safety and comfort to your family. We’re offering you the flexibility to craft your personalized home security system with the most reliable and sophisticated products on the market.

Customizing Your System Can be Easy as 1-2-3!

Know Your Layout

At LaView, we recognize that very property is unique with various needs. This is exactly why we make custom security solutions available for your business or home. Thinking about your layout is essential to the planning stages of your system. Survey your property and make a list of priority areas that you need covered by your comprehensive security system. Entrances and areas with a high volume of foot traffic should be at the top of the list, with lower volume areas toward the bottom. From here, you’re ready to select your cameras.

Choose Your Cameras

After you decide which areas of your property to focus on, have a look through our wide selection of cameras and see what fits your needs. We offer bullet, dome, turret, ptz, pan-tilt and doorbell cameras, all for you to mix and match to get the perfect coverage. Along with that, we’ve made a range of resolutions from 1080P all the way up to 4K available for your various levels of priority within your property.

Choose Your NVR

After choosing your cameras, you’ll need an NVR to accommodate them. You can choose from 4-channel, 8-channel and 16-channel NVRs with up to 4K capabilities. Your choice of one, two or three TB hard drives come pre-installed in the NVRs with the option to add on additional storage. Need help determining how much storage capacity you need? Use our handy storage calculator.

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 Remote View

View your recordings or live footage and receive mobile push notifications anytime, anywhere! Do you wonder what’s going on while you’re away from home, or need to keep an eye on the little ones? Stay connected at all times by simply downloading the free LaView Connect app, and enjoy your new window into your home.

 No Monthly Fees

At LaView, we believe that you should be the master of your security. That’s why your DIY security system will come with no strings attached. Simply set up your kit and start recording. Enjoy your system with no subscription or monthly fees.

 Mix and Match

Choose from any of our camera models and resolutions on our Build Your Kit page to customize the system to your needs. Take absolute control over your security by having the freedom to pick and choose the cameras that will suit your property.

 Lifetime Tech Support

Questions? Concerns? Require help with anything regarding your system? No need to worry; we offer lifetime tech support! Just file a ticket online or give us a call at your convenience, and we will find you the best solution.

Get to Know Us

We realize at this point that you may have some questions, and we want you to feel fully confident in your custom security. We recognize that for many of our customers the world of home security systems is brand new. So we’ll break down some of the basics and frequently asked questions for you.

General
Can I add cameras over the network?

Can I add cameras over the network?

Yes, you can add cameras over the network, they do not have to always be connected directly to the NVR. You can use a switch on the network that connected to the same router as your NVR. Please follow these steps to set this up:

  1. Connect the camera to your router using an Ethernet cable. Also, use a 12v power supply to power the camera.
  2. Once the camera is powered and connected to the network, use our network search tool pick up the IP address. If you do not have the Search software, you can download it here (Make sure to disable any anti-virus or malware protection software before installation): https://www.laviewsecurity.com/files/software/UpdateTool_V2.3.2.11.zip
  3. Make sure the computer or laptop you are using is connected to the same network as the cameras and NVR.
  4. Once the camera is on the network it should show up on the software. Make sure the IP address matches the network IP address of your network.

Log into the NVR and go to Camera>Camera Management, click on Manual Add, and enter the IP information for the camera. Use the default username: admin password: 123456

Do these cameras have a phone app that will allow me to Live View and record onto my phone?

Do these cameras have a phone app that will allow me to Live View and record onto my phone?

Yes, there is a phone app for this system that will allow you to Live View the cameras in Real Time, as well as view recorded video that has been stored onto the HDD of the system. Though you cannot record directly to your mobile device, you can download recorded video from the HDD to your mobile device through the app.

Please download LaView Net or LaView Connect from Apple Store or Google Play

Can I download videos easily?

Can I download videos easily?

There are multiple avenues to extract recorded footage off this system. You can insert a USB flash drive into the system and use the system’s software to export specific video files onto your USB flash drive. You can also use a computer to access your system and download video files directly to your computer. Lastly, you can use the mobile app to download video files into your mobile device. To find out how, please check our support page.

Does this come with a Hard Drive pre-installed?

Does this come with a Hard Drive pre-installed?

Yes, this system comes with a pre-installed surveillance grade 1TB Hard Drive. Surveillance HDDs are manufactured to sustain maximum read and writes, along with harsh environments. This extends the life of the drive substantially and gives you that extra peace of mind.

Does this come with all cables and wires needed?

Does this come with all cables and wires needed?

Yes, this kit will come with everything you need to install the system and having it recording immediately.

Do I need to have Internet?

Do I need to have Internet?

No, you do not need an internet connection at the location of the installation. Although, you will need internet to access remote viewing on your mobile devices, but this is not a requirement to start recording.

Is there a Monthly Fee?

Is there a Monthly Fee?

At LaView, we believe that you should be the master of your security. That’s why your DIY security system will come with no strings attached. Simply set up your kit and start recording. Enjoy your system with no subscription or monthly fees.

NVR
What’s the Difference? NVR 101

What’s the Difference? NVR 101

What is an NVR?
An NVR (Network Video Recorder) is a central unit that processes, records, and manages content captured by cameras. It allows you to back-up your footage, review the playback footage, set up a recording schedule and all other features for daily home surveillance.

What’s in the Box?
Each NVR will come with:- Documentation Bag (User Manual, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Utility Disc)- 3ft Ethernet Cable (1)- 5ft HDMI Cable (1)- Power Cord (1)- USB Mouse (1)- Security Stickers (2)For All Build Your Kit purchase, each camera will come with one (1) 100ft cat5e cable.

8 Channel / 16 Channel / 32 Channel 
Number of the channel determines how many cameras you can connect to that NVR at most. It is always recommended to leave room for future expansion.

PoE 
Power Over Ethernet allows a camera to be powered by the NVR through the network cable – no other power adapters, cables, or outlets required.

Recording Resolution 
The supported recording resolution indicates what resolution of camera can be connected to the NVR

4K Output 
A 4K NVR will produce an output resolution of 3840×2160, which is 4 times clearer than 1080P. Watch footage directly from your TV or monitor in high definition clarity without the help of digital zoom! Please note that 4K TV or monitor is required to display 4K footage from the NVR.

Hard Drive 
Hard Drive records and stores all the footage captured from the cameras. A 1TB hard drive can keep about 17 days of footage for one IP camera recording continuously at 1080p, at 15 fps. Setting your camera to motion-triggered recording will largely increase this number. If you are buying a surveillance system for a home or smaller store, a 2TB hard drive should be adequate. If you need more storage, you can select from the additional storage section below.

I have an 8 channel NVR; can I add 8 physically connected cameras and add more network cameras?

I have an 8 channel NVR; can I add 8 physically connected cameras and add more network cameras?

No, you cannot. The max number of cameras you can have corresponds with how many channels you have. Each channel can only support 1 camera, whether it be plugged directly into the NVR or over the network.

What is the difference between H.264+, H.265, and H,265+?

What is the difference between H.264+, H.265, and H,265+?

Video Compression Codec reduces the file size of recorded footage so that you retain more space on your drive. Your camera and NVR must support the same compression rate. Please see the comparison chart for estimated recording times below:

*Estimation based on one (1) IP Camera recorded on a 2TB hard drive at 15fps. Actual time may vary based on different configurations and usage.

How many channels do I need?

How many channels do I need?

The number of channels you need on your NVR depends on whether or not you plan on expanding in the future. Say you buy eight cameras and will never need to add more to the setup, you should go with an 8-channel system. If you need eight at the moment but see yourself possibly expanding your recording area within the next couple months or a year, consider buying a 16-channel system. Thinking ahead with surveillance is important, because you cannot add extra channels to an NVR that is designed to accommodate a certain number.

What Resolution do I need?

What Resolution do I need?

The more details you capture in your footage, the more information you have in urgent situations. Higher resolution does consume more hard drive space – something to be aware of if you are recording continuously. If you can add extra hard drives or set your system to motion-triggered recording, you can prioritize your resolution without burning through your storage.

LaView’s customization tool allows you to mix and match cameras of differing resolutions. For example, you can use a 4K or 4MP camera for priority locations and a 1080P camera for areas with lower traffic.

Cameras
What’s the Difference? Camera 101

What’s the Difference? Camera 101

Bullet Cameras are your classic surveillance cameras that provide you with an exceptional viewing experience along with protection for your home. Their prominent outward design catches the eye and deters troublemakers and thieves. These cameras are perfect for entrances or around the perimeter of your home to give you the coverage you need for you and your loved ones. Use them indoors or outdoors as their weatherproofing makes them suitable for all-weather use.

Dome Cameras provide an understated presence of security for your home. Their unassuming, sleek design allows them to fit in with most interior décor. This makes them an excellent choice for the interior of your home without distracting too much from your decorative motif. Their protective dome makes them vandal-proof and masks the direction of the camera which makes it difficult for potential perpetrators to tell where the camera is pointing.

Turret Cameras allow you to cover all the angles no matter how tricky the mounting position. If you encounter a difficult, slanted surface in or around your house, the turrets are the perfect choice as you mount them and then adjust their ball-and-swivel joint to just the right angle. With their wide-viewing angle, you will be able to cover an entire room of your home with a single camera.

Wireless Cameras are great for those who rent homes and cannot drill into walls to run data cables. With our wireless offerings, you simply plug into power and connect your camera to your wireless network. These versatile cameras will have you up and running in no time, while covering all the areas of your property where you need an extra watchful eye.

PTZ Cameras (or Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras) allow you to rotate your camera over a full 360° field of view. This can be achieved remotely, set on a pre-programmed path, or set to follow moving objects. LaView’s PTZ cameras are equipped with 30x Optical Zoom, making them ideal for monitoring large, busy areas like supermarkets, hotel lobbies, intersections in front of your business, and parking lots.

Resolution
The Build Your Kit option gives you the ultimate DIY experience as you customize your security system. We make a wide range of resolution options available, so you can get the coverage you need for any part of your home or business. Mix and match from 1080P, 4MP and 4K resolutions to get just the right combination for your property. Higher resolution cameras are perfect for priority areas like the front and back entrances to your home. More economical resolutions like 1080P are good for areas that you want to keep an eye on but need less detailed images.

Viewing Angle
Just like resolution, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of viewing angles with our cameras. Placing a camera with a 90° or greater viewing angle in the corner, will cover the entire room. This maximizes your coverage with less cameras per household.

Can I Mix and Match Cameras?

Can I Mix and Match Cameras?

Yes, you may mix and match any cameras and any resolutions with Build Your Kit. No property is same, and we love that you have the control to create your perfect surveillance system.

How many cameras do I need?

How many cameras do I need?

The number of cameras you need depends on multiple factors like your building size and layout, community environment, and budget. Following these tips will ensure that you prioritize the most important areas to cover.

Entrances and Exits Equipping your external doors is important because that is where people drop off packages and enter/leave your property. To best capture faces, LaView recommends cameras with high resolution and narrow viewing angle.

High Traffic Areas High traffic areas are rooms, hallways, or staircases that serve as a connector to other rooms. Hiding cameras in high traffic areas increases your chances of capturing important facial details because people must pass through these areas to get anywhere else.

Bedrooms Burglars usually go for master bedrooms first as people often keep valuables there. If you have children, you may also want to put cameras in their rooms for peace of mind.

Backyards Intruders may approach from the back to reduce their chances of being seen. Use a weatherproof, wide-angle camera to provide full coverage for large, outdoor expanses.

PRO TIP: Overlapping Cameras Overlapping camera angles ensures there are no blind spots in critical locations. Also, if you set up cameras within the field of view of other cameras, intruders won’t be able to tamper with or disable a camera without getting recorded by another one.

What is the max length for a PoE Cable?

What is the max length for a PoE Cable?

The max length for a standard PoE cable is 100m or 333ft. Anything after that, would require a PoE injector or PoE switch to boost power and video signals.

What is the transmission distance for wireless cameras?

What is the transmission distance for wireless cameras?

It mainly depends on environment:

If the transmitting path is blocked by cement or steel, the signal may weaken dramatically.

Normally Wi-Fi cameras perform well for 150ft outdoors and 50ft indoors.

Camera supports Wi-Fi standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Do I need a power supply connected to my camera at all times?

Do I need a power supply connected to my camera at all times?

Yes, our wireless cameras do not use batteries so they will need power to a wall outlet at all times. This setup will ensure you do not have to replace batteries and possibly lose surveillance coverage. If the camera is connected directly to the NVR, you will not need a separate power supply as the system and camera are both PoE compatible.

How do I setup a wireless camera to my NVR?

How do I setup a wireless camera to my NVR?

For video guide, please view below:

 

Otherwise, please follow these steps to set up the camera to your wireless network:

  1. Connect the camera to your router using an Ethernet cable. Also, use the included power supply to power the camera.
  2. Once the camera is powered and connected to the network, use our SADP software to pick up the IP address. If you do not have the SADP software, you can download it here(Make sure to disable any anti-virus or malware protection software before SADP installation): here

3. Once the camera is on the network it should show up on the SADP software. Make sure the IP address matches the network IP address of your network.
4. Use Internet Explorer to access the camera’s IP address. Log into the camera using the default user name and password. Username: admin Password: 12345

5. Once you are in the camera, go to Configuration>Network>Advanced Network>Wi-Fi. It should automatically search for Wi-Fi networks.
6. Choose your Wi-Fi network and enter the Wi-Fi password in the “Key” section, then save.

7. Once it connects to the Wi-Fi properly you’ll see two devices on the SADP with the same model number.
8. You can now disconnect the Ethernet cable and use that IP address still shown on SADP to add to the camera. Make sure you refresh SADP until one device disappears after you disconnect the Ethernet cable. This will ensure you are using the Wireless IP.
9. Log into the NVR and go to Camera>Camera>D# (camera channel)>Edit (Paper & pen): Adding Method-Manual-Enter camera IP information-OK.

What Resolution do I need?

What Resolution do I need?

The more details you capture in your footage, the more information you have in urgent situations. Higher resolution does consume more hard drive space – something to be aware of if you are recording continuously. If you can add extra hard drives or set your system to motion-triggered recording, you can prioritize your resolution without burning through your storage.

LaView’s customization tool allows you to mix and match cameras of differing resolutions. For example, you can use a 4K or 4MP camera for priority locations and a 1080P camera for areas with lower traffic.

Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi?

Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi?

This is all personal preference. Wi-Fi cameras make your installation easier due to having less wires. However, some users like having the peace of mind knowing that their cameras are constantly hardwired to the NVR, assuring that they will never lose any footage.

What is Varifocal?

What is Varifocal?

We offer both motorized and manual varifocal cameras. Motorized cameras allow you to control them from your mobile device or NVR. Manual cameras must be adjusted by hand while installing. The manual option is fine if you wish to just focus on faraway gates and entryways, whereas motorized lenses would be more useful for busy areas where you want to zoom in or out at any time.

Advanced Options
How Much Storage Do I Need?

How Much Storage Do I Need?

Check out the Surveillance Video Storage Calculator

Surveillance Grace Hard Drive
Surveillance Grade Hard Drive is devised to have lower power consumption and start up current and optimized for 24/7 surveillance. Using a regular desktop-grade hard drive which is only equipped for 8Hour/5Day usage will shorten the life span for the hard drive tremendously, and you would run the risk of losing all of your footage. LaView IP Systems all come with surveillance grade hard drives from the world’s biggest manufactures: Seagate or Western Digital.

2TB
A 2TB hard drive can keep about 35 days of footage for one IP camera recording continuously at 1080p, at 15 fps. Setting your camera to motion-triggered recording will largely increase this number. If you are buying a surveillance system for a home or smaller store, a 2TB hard drive should be adequate. LaView’s customization tool allows you to mix and match cameras of differing resolution capabilities. For example, you can use a 3MP camera for priority locations and a 1080P camera for areas with lower traffic.

SATA Slot
Below is the total available hard drive slots for the NVRs:

What’s Covered

What’s Covered

Warranty Terms and Conditions

For your protection and customer satisfaction, we offer a 2-year warranty on Build Your Kit.

Repairs and Exchanges

If you discover a defect with your product, let us know within the first 30 days of purchase, and we will either fix your product or exchange the defective unit for a working one – free, with shipping on us!

*If you have passed the 30-day deadline, we will still offer free repairs and exchanges up to 1 year after the purchase date; however, we do not provide pre-paid shipping labels after the first 30 days.

Returns and Refunds

Merchandise purchased on www.laviewsecurity.com in their original condition can be returned within 30 days of the delivery date. Refunds will be issued based on the original form of payment. Please submit an RMA form here if you need to return an item.

If you purchase a product directly from our online store at www.laviewsecurity.com and experience a defect, you may return the product for a full refund using a pre-paid shipping label from LaView within the first 30 days of purchase.

If you purchase a product from one of our channels, please refer to that channel’s policy regarding returns and refunds. If you would like the product to be fixed or exchanged, please see the section above on our Repairs and Exchanges policy.

RMA Processing and Shipping Time

Our standard processing time for repairs and exchanges is 2 business days. If our technicians are unable to fix your unit after two days, you will receive an explanation regarding the delay and a new product will be shipped out to you immediately. Shipping time may vary depending upon the selected carrier and speed of delivery.

*When shipping is covered by LaView, we use FedEx Ground. We DO NOT ship to P.O. Boxes

Shipping Information

Shipping Information

Same Day Processing

Orders placed before 11:59 AM PST on business days will be shipped on the same day. Orders placed after 11:59 AM PST will be shipped on the next business day. Customized systems may take one additional day to assemble.

*At this time, LaView only sells and ships within the United States, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

Delivery Time

 

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We offer free standard shipping on any order placed on LaView Store. Standard shipping will be fulfilled by Fedex Ground. Delivery time varies from 1 business day to 5 business depending on the destination. The chart above shows the estimated delivery time for different locations across the country.

3-Day shipping is available at checkout at an extra cost. Orders will be delivered to most destinations within 3 business days.

Overnight shipping is available at checkout at an extra cost. Orders will be delivered the next business day by 4:30 p.m. to most U.S addresses and by 8 p.m. to residences.

Sales Tax

LaView charges a 9% sales tax on orders that will be shipped to the state of California

Features
Scheduled Recording

Scheduled Recording

You can fully customize your camera to record 24/7, only when motion triggers, or on a schedule. Set one camera on a high traffic entryway to record 24/7, but low traffic areas such as a stock room to only record when motion is triggered to maximize your storage efficiency.

Is there Night Vision?

Is there Night Vision?

Yes, all of our cameras come equipped with IR night vision. Please check the camera specification sheets to see more detailed information. To learn more, please click on the blue link highlighted above each selection section when customizing your system.

What is Varifocal?

What is Varifocal?

We offer both motorized and manual varifocal cameras. Motorized cameras allow you to control them from your mobile device or NVR. Manual cameras must be adjusted by hand while installing. The manual option is fine if you wish to just focus on faraway gates and entryways, whereas motorized lenses would be more useful for busy areas where you want to zoom in or out at any time.

Is there a Monthly Fee?

Is there a Monthly Fee?

At LaView, we believe that you should be the master of your security. That’s why your DIY security system will come with no strings attached. Simply set up your kit and start recording. Enjoy your system with no subscription or monthly fees.

What if I need Help?

What if I need Help?

Questions? Concerns? Require help with anything regarding your system? No need to worry; we offer lifetime tech support! Just file a ticket online or give us a call at your convenience, and we will find you the best solution.

Can I View my Cameras Remotely?

Can I View my Cameras Remotely?

View your recordings or live footage and receive mobile push notifications anytime, anywhere! Do you wonder what’s going on while you’re away from home, or need to keep an eye on the little ones? Stay connected at all times by simply downloading the free LaView Connect app, and enjoy your new window into your home.

Have any questions?

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Email: sales@laviewusa.com
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