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Watchguard  |  SKU: CVR8COM3

Watchguard Compact Series 8 Channel 8.0MP HDCVI AI Digital Video Recorder


Experienced Security Specialists

Our company is backed by an experienced team who are dedicated to providing you with top-notch expertise and guidance.

FREE Fast Shipping

FREE SHIPPING over $200! Everyday Australia Wide.

We use the fastest Express Courier shipping available.

A flat rate of $20 applies to orders under $200 in value.

Orders are processed: Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

Shipping Times: Typically 1 - 3 business days or less. We can reach pretty much reach anywhere in Australia in less than 5 Business Days. 

(Public Holidays Excluded)

Please Note: As we use courier shipping, we cannot ship to PO Boxes. 

Order Confirmation: After placing an order, you will receive an order confirmation by email. This means we’ve received your order in our system and will now process it for dispatch. If your item is back-ordered or otherwise unavailable, we will inform you by email and if there is no response we will attempt to contact you be phone as soon as possible. We value your time so we endeavour to be prompt. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 2 days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Tracking Numbers will be sent to your email once your order has shipped. Our order are picked up by couriers around 4pm - 4.30pm every afternoon.

In some cases, we may need to contact you before your order can be shipped. To ensure there is no delay, please respond to any email/phone call from our Customer Service team.

We proudly use the following Shipping Companies. Star Track, Couriers Please and Direct Freight Express.

14-day Money Back Guarantee

We stand behind the quality and effectiveness of our security cameras. If for any reason you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a hassle-free 14-day money back guarantee. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we want you to feel confident in your decision to choose us.

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Above and Beyond Service

Our commitment to exceptional customer service goes beyond simply selling security cameras. Our knowledgeable and friendly team are ready to assist you throughout your entire experience.

As an authorised dealer, we offer genuine security cameras. Our Australian stock ensures authenticity and reliability, backed by manufacturer warranties. Trust us for quality and peace of mind.


Compact Series 8 Channel 8.0MP HDCVI AI Digital Video Recorder

The Watchguard Compact Series delivers Ultra HD surveillance with AI over your existing coaxial cable. DVRs in the range feature great cross compatibility, enabling you to upgrade cameras you’re not happy with, keep existing cameras you do like, and add AI alerts to improve your security experience. This makes them perfect for partial CCTV upgrades or upgrades on a budget. Monitor your home or business and keep all that you love safe with Watchguard Compact Series HDCVI DVRs.

Product Features:
✔️ Record up to 8.0MP (3840 x 2160) at 7fps (HDCVI)
✔️ Supports analogue, HDTVI and AHD camera inputs
✔️ Supports additional IP channels* via the network up to
8.0MP / 4K with up to 128Mbps incoming bandwidth
✔️ 1 x HDD bays for up to 16TB of total footage storage
✔️ AI detection to identify people & vehicles with smart
motion detection (SMD+) & perimeter protection
✔️ Identify people for security & business intelligence with
* Enabling IP channels disables AI & IVS functions

Tech Specs

AI Functions Face Recognition / Perimeter Protection / Smart Motion Detection (SMD+)
AI Search (Face Recognition) Up to 8 target face images at the same time
AI Search (Perimeter Protection) Search by target classification (Human, Vehicle)
AI Search (SMD+) Search by target classification (Human, Vehicle)
Alarm Input / Output N/A
Audio In/Out 1 input / 1 output (RCA)
Auxiliary Inputs 1 x RS485 port (for PTZ control)
Backup Modes USB Device / Network
Bit Rate 32Kbps ~ 6144Kbps Per Channel
Coax Input Support 8 channels up to 8.0MP/7fps (HDCVI), 960H/25fps (analogue)
Database Application Each database can be applied to video channels independently
Database Management Up to 10 face databases with 20,000 face images in total. Name, gender, birthday, nationality, address, ID information can be added to each face picture.
Dimensions 260mm x 238mm x 48mm (1U)
Display Resolution HDMI: 3840 x 2160 to 1280 x 720 ; VGA: 1920 x 1080 to 1280 x 720
Display Split 1/4/8/9 (16 with IP extension mode enabled)
Ethernet 1x RJ-45 port (1000MB)
Frame Rate (Main) 8.0MP (1~7fps), 6.0MP (1fps~10fps), 4.0MP (1~15fps), 1080p and lower (1~25fps)
Frame Rate (Sub) 960H (1 ~15fps)
Frame Rate (Third) N/A
Internal HDD 1 x SATA port, up to 16TB, max. 16TB HDD capacity
IP Input Max. Bandwidth 128Mbps
IP Input Max. Resolution 8.0MP
IP Input Support 8 channels
Main Processor Embedded Processor
Max. User Access 128 users
Maximum Resolution Configurable from 8.0MP (3840 x 2160) to CIF (352 x 288)
Object Classification (Perimeter Protection) Human / vehicle secondary recognition for tripwire and intrusion
Operating Environment -10°C ~ 55°C / 10% ~ 90% RH
Operating System Embedded Linux
OSD Camera title, Time, Video loss, Camera lock, Motion detection, Recording
Performance (Face Recognition) Max. 12 pictures per second, 2 channel video stream only supports analog cameras (Performance varies depending on camera and resolution)
Performance (Perimeter Protection) 2 channels, 10 IVS rules for each channel (advanced) ; 8 channels, 10 IVS for each channel (general)
Performance (SMD+) 8 Channels
Playback Sync 1/4/9
Power Consumption <10W
Power Supply 12VDC / 2A
Rackmount Units N/A
Rackmountable No
Record Interval 1 ~ 60 min (default: 60 min), Pre-record: 1 ~ 30 sec, Post-record: 10 ~ 300 sec
Record Modes Manual / Schedule (Regular, Continuous), Motion Detection, Video Loss, Alarm, Stop
Remote View iOS (iPhone, iPad); Android devices
Search Modes Time /Date, Alarm, Motion detection and Exact search (to the second), smart search
Stranger Mode Detect strangers face (not in database)
Supported Video Inputs HDCVI / HDTVI / AHD / Analogue / IP
Trigger Events Recording, PTZ, Tour, Video Push, Email, FTP, Snapshot, Buzzer and Screen Tips
Trigger Events (Face Recognition) Recording, PTZ, tour, alarm, push video notification, email notification, FTP upload, snapshot, internal buzzer, screen tip overlay, and voice prompt
Two-way Talk Reuse channel 1 audio input/output
USB Interface 2 x USB ports (1 x USB 2.0 , 1 x USB 3.0)
Video Compression AI Coding / H.265+ / H.265 / H.264+ / H.264
Video Detection Motion Detection, MD Zones: 396 (22 × 18), Video Loss, Tampering and Diagnosis
Video Input 8 channel BNC
Video Output 1 HDMI / 1 VGA
Weight 1.0kg (without HDD)

12-Months Warranty

✔️ Warehoused and ships from Sydney.
✔️ All our products are 100% genuine. No Grey Imports!
✔️ Electronic devices are all eligible for any manufacturer software updates!

The warranty covers defects in materials or broken components that could affect the regular operation of the product. If a device is faulty, we will mediate the warranty process with the manufacturer for you. We will handle this as fast and efficiently as possible. We will not wait for the manufacturer to send your replacement, when your item is determined to be faulty we will send you a new replacement as soon as possible.

Please get in touch with our support team at or 1300-049-519.

  • The warranty does not cover damage to the product resulting from incorrect installation or negligence, damage caused by a natural disaster, or theft.
  • We will not cover inbound shipping of the return to us.
  • We will cover outbound shipping for any replacements to the customer.
  • We will need the serial number of the product and your order number.
  • Please don’t ship us anything until you have had confirmation from our teams and they have given you an RMA number and return address.

Payment & Security

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  • Mastercard
  • PayPal
  • Shop Pay
  • Union Pay
  • Visa

Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.

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