Rosewill RSVA-12001 Security Camera DVR System Review


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Closer Look: Digital Video Recorder Kit

The Rosewill RSVA-11001 and RSVA-12001 kits are very similar, and come with the following common items: Rosewill H.264 8CH DVR model RSVR-H08, (4) four slim 82ft./25M long cables, four-way power cable splitter, (4) four camera brackets, 12V 4.17A camera power adapter, 12V 3A DVR power adapter, 2M RCA video cable, BNC-to-RCA converter, remote control, USB corded mouse, software CD-ROM, installation manual, and quick-start guide.


The Rosewill RSVA-12001 kit sells for $230 (Newegg|Amazon) and includes (4) four 1/4” CMOS IR cameras RCMR-14CMOSIR, while the RSVA-11001 kit features 1/4″ CCD cameras RCMR-14CCDIR and sells for $250 (Newegg|Amazon). Specifications for the cameras are nearly identical, with subtle details discussed in the next section.


Rosewill’s H.264 8-channel digital video recorder (model RSVR-H08) comes included with both versions of the kit. At the front of the DVR is a USB 2.0 port for attaching external storage or the included USB mouse. LEDs illuminate when the DVR is powered, recording, or playing back video. Should the user want to utilize the front panel interface instead of the remote, there are multiple buttons that correspond to the menu and features for this DVR.


At the back of the Rosewill RSVR-H08 DVR you’ll find BNC connections for up to eight cameras, four of which are included with this kit, along with audio, network, USB, and video output ports. Continue on to the next page for detailed examination of these features.

Rosewill DVR Kit Specifications


H.264 8CH DVR (RDVR-H08)
Operation System LINUX
PTZ Control Built-in RS485, support PELCO-P & PELCO-D, MIKAMI
Senor & Alarm I/O 4in/1out
Mouse Control YES
Remote Control YES
Compatible OS Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7
Power Supply (power adaptor included) DC 12V/3A (AC100V~240V 50/60HZ)
Power consumption 10 ~ 15 W (exclude HDD)
Working Temperature 32? ~ 114.8? (0? ~ 46?)
Dimension 8.7″(W) x 11.3″(D) x 1.9″(H) (220mm x 288mm x 48mm)
Weight 3.5 lbs. / 1.6 kg (DVR only)
Video Compression H.264
Video System NTSC / PAL
Video Input BNC 8-channel
Video Output BNC 1-channel, VGA 1-channel
Display Resolution NTSC D1(720×480)
Display Resolution PAL D1(720×576)
Display Frame Rate NTSC 240 fps
Display Frame Rate PAL 200 fps
Display Modes Full Screen/Quad/PIP/S.E.Q
HDMI Interface NO
Max. VGA Resolution 1440×900
Audio Input RCA 4-channel
Audio Output RCA 1-channel
Audio Alarm Modes Motion Detection, Video Loss, HDD Error/Full
Intercom NONE
Audio Compression 8kHz*16bit ADPCM
Record Resolution NTSC D1(720×480), HD1(720×240), CIF(352×240)
Record Resolution PAL D1(720×576), HD1(720×288), CIF(352×288)
Recording Frame Rate NTSC [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Recording Frame Rate PAL [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Recording Mode Always / Schedule / Motion detection / Manual
Playback Mode PLAY / FF / SLOW / FWD / Frame by frame
Playback Search Date/time, Event list
Multi-Channel Playback Local: Playback 8 channels at the same time
Network: Playback 1 channels at the same time
Recording Pack Time 5/10/15/20/30/60mins file time selectable
HDD Interface supports up to 2TB SATA HDD
Backup USB 2.0 external hard drive (Up to 2TB, FAT 32) / USB 2.0 flash drive / USB 2.0 CD/DVD-RW / Network
Network Interface RJ45, 10M/100M
Network Protocol Support TCP/IP, DHCP, DDNS, SMTP , PPPoE, 3G WCDMA
Internet Viewing Internet Explorer 6 or Higher (Max. 8 users at once)
Smart Phone Viewing (via 3G) iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60
Tablet PC Viewing iPad, Android
Support Network Time Protocol (NTP) YES
Support Free DDNS YES
1/4″ CMOS IR Camera (RCMR-14CMOSIR)
Power Consumption 70mA(IR OFF) / 260mA(IR ON)
Power Supply 12V DC
Operating Temperature 23? ~ 149? (-5? ~ 65?)
Weather Proof IP66
Dimension 2.6″ x 2.5″ x 4.1″ (66mm x 64mm x 104mm)
Weight 0.73 lbs. / 330g (camera only)
Image Sensor 1/4″ CMOS
TV System NTSC
Effective Pixels (NTSC) 640(H)X480(V)
Horizontal Resolution 420 TV Line
Electronic Shutter (NTSC) 1/60-1/100.000sec
S/N Ratio Max. 45dB (AGC off)
Backlight Compensation Auto
Video Output 1.0Vp-p. 75ohm (BNC)
Lens 4mm
View Angle 60 Degree
Night Vision
IR Distance 49.2 ft. (15M)
IR LED 21pcs
Min Illumination 0 LUX / F1.2
Mechanical IR cut filter YES
Package content
  • H.264 8CH DVR (RSVR-H08) x 1
  • 1/4″ CMOS IR Camera (RCMR-14CMOSIR) x 4
  • Slim Cable (82ft./25M) x 4
  • 4 Way Power Cable Splitter x 1
  • Camera Bracket x 4
  • Camera Adapter (12V4.17A) x 1
  • DVR Adapter (12V3A) x 1
  • RCA Video Cable (2M) x 1
  • BNC TO RCA Convertor x 1
  • Remote Control x 1
  • USB Mouse x 1
  • Quick Manual x 1
  • Quick Installation Guide x 1
  • Software CD x 1


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  1. Arron

    Just a quick comment. It seems to me that the US is determined to use wireless for everything, no matter how inappropriate. A security system with wireless output is an oxymoron – too easy to jam, conceal or hack. Undoubtedly NSA approved!

    FWIW, this sounds like a really good functional system, as long as it stays wired.

    1. Olin Coles

      I don’t disagree with you, at all. However, you’ll probably agree that wireless IP cameras are a very popular consumer item regardless. Hopefully future products come equipped with better security then the early models, such as those with websites dedicated to showing open (public) monitoring.

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