How long will my DVR record for?
This depends on a number of factors. Typically, the default settings will approximately produce 8-14 days of recording. By adjusting the DVRs settings this can increased.

How do I increase the amount of data the DVR can record?
Set the record mode to motion record and/or adjust the frame rate settings per camera.

What happens when the Hard Drive is full of recorded data?
As default, DVRs are set to ‘Overwrite’ meaning once full the hard drive is overwrites with new data.

What is the record quality of the DVR?
ESP DVRs record in 960H resolution, which is the highest resolution available for analogue CCTV systems.

Can I view my CCTV system remotely?
Yes, all ESP DVRs are networkable and can be viewed via a browser, smart phone app or supplied software. (MAC excluded)

How do I connect my DVR to a monitor?
ESP DVRs are supplied with a 1 meter VGA and HDMI lead. (Need to check the 8/16PRO)

What is the maximum length of cable that can be used for ESP cameras?
80 meters is maximum length of cable ESP can supply.

Which cameras can I use on ESP DVRs?
All cameras from the ESP range are compatible with our DVRs. (Excluding IP cameras)

What does TVL stand for?
Television Lines are the resolution power displayed by analogue cameras.

Will my DVR record audio?
ESP CCTV systems are capable of recording audio, although we do not supply the equipment to do so.  


Video Access Control Door Entry

What cable do I need for an ESP video/access control door entry system?
Generally all ESP systems use CAT5e cable.*

What is the maximum length of cable that can be used between camera unit and internal monitor unit on an ESP video/access control door entry system?
Using CAT5e cable 100 meters is the maximum distance.*

How are ESPs video door entry systems powered?
Each handset requires a PSU (Supplied), and an additional PSU if a lock is to be used.*

Can I connect my system to a gate mechanism?
Majority of ESP’s units have a normally open volt-free contact switch.*

*Please consult specific product manual for guidance.


Fire Protection

What type of fire panel system can ESP supply?
ESP offer Conventional and Addressable systems to suit a broad range of installations.

What certification do ESP fire products have?
ESP fire products have CE, CPR and EN54- 2/4 certification.

What is the maximum number of zones a panel can offer?
The MAGPRO96 is capable of facilitating 96 zones.

Can ESP supply Emergency Lighting?
Yes, ESP has a full range of emergency lighting solutions.