Axis S3008 NVR Tested

By Ilya Ignatenko, Published Dec 01, 2021, 01:11pm EST

Axis claims their NDAA-compliant S3008 NVR easy-to-use, reliable, and secure, and now compatible with their Axis Camera Station VMS as well as Axis Companion VSaaS. But how well does it really work?

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We purchased and tested the NDAA-compliant Axis S3008 NVR (8-port, 2TB) and in this report, we analyze:

  • How do its features compare to typical low-cost NVRs?
  • How does the physical construction differ from typical low-cost NVRs?
  • How does it integrate with Axis Companion VSaaS and Camera Station VMS?
  • How does pricing compare to other NVRs?
  • What chip does it use and where was it made?

NOTE: This report covers the recorder's hardware and configuration only. Separate detailed tests of Axis Companion and Axis Camera Station will be released in the coming weeks.

Executive *******

*** **** ***** ***** for ~$*** **** **** 8-port/2TB ***** *** ********* NVRs, *** ****** *** advantages ** ****' ****** cybersecurity ***** ******, ****-**********, and *** ****** ** made ** ******. ************, it *** ************* ********** and ********** ** **** Axis ********* *** ****** Station ** *** *****.

*******, ** *** ******* limitations ******** ** ******* low-cost **** (*.*., *****, Hikvision, ** ******), ********* a ********** *** *** power ****** (*** **. 90W+ *******), *** **** of ***** *******, *****, and */* ***** ***** on **** ****. ************, Axis **** *** ***** 16- ** **-******* ******, requiring ***** ** ******** another ***** ** *** additional *****, ***** **** others ***** *** **** up ** ** ********.

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*** **** ***** *** starts ** $*** *** online *** *** ***, with *** ($***) *** 8TB ($*,***) ******* *********. All ****** **** * PoE *****, ****** *** 8TB ***** *** * max *** ***** ****** of *** ******* ** 65W ** ***** ******.

*** ***** ** ~$*** higher-priced **** *********'* **-******-**/** ($379 ******, ***) ** Dahua's ****** ($*** ******, 2TB).

*** ***** ** *********** with ***** *-******* ****-********* NVRs, **** ** *** Hanwha ***-**** (~$*** ****** w/2TB ***), ********* ********** (~$620 ****** */*** ***), or *******'* ******* (~$*** online, ** **** *****).

Limited ******** / **** ********* ** ****** ******* ********

*** **** ***** ** essentially ******* ** * NAS (*******-******** *******) **** built-in *** ***** ** opposed ** *********** **** as **** ***** ** them. *** *** ** contains **** ***** ************* for *** **** ****** and **** *** ***** live *******, ******, ** camera ************* ********, ***** all ******* *** **** Companion ****** ** ******* app ** **** ****** Station.

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No ***** ******* ******

************, ****** ******* ***-**** NVRs, *** ***** ***** a ***** ******* ****** (VGA ** ****) ** display ******* ** * monitor *** ******* ************* locally. ******* ** *** NVR ******** * ** or ****** ******.

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** *** ***** *****, we **** *** ******** construction ** *** **** S3008 ******** *** ******* it ** * ******* NVR.

Supports ***** ***** ******* ** **** ****** *******

**** **** *****-***** ******* are ********* ** **** Camera ******* *** *****, including ***** ********* ******** to *** *****'* *** ports (** ** ****** in *** ******). *******, Axis ********* ******** **** Axis *******. *****-***** ******* connected ** *** ***** will ***** **, *** cannot ** *******, ********, or ****** ** *********.

Low *** ***** ******

*** ***** ***** ****** of *** *** *** 4TB ***** ****** ** 65W, (*** *** *** model) *** *** * ports. ** *** *******, out ** *** ***, the **** *** **** able ** ***** * PoE ***** * ******* (typical ** ******* **** models), ***** **** **** was ********* **.**, ******* depleting *** ***** ******.

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*******, **** ******* *** that ******** **** ** connected ******* ****** ********** power *** **** ** closer ** *** *******' actual ****, ***** ************* lower **** *** *****. For *******, ******* **** models **** **** ~*** in *** *******, ******* ~30% **** ***** *** other *******.

**** ********* **** ***** saying:

********* ** *** ******* power ********* ** **** device, ** ** ******** to *** ** **** cases **** ** *** PoE ***** * *******, for ******* *** **** M3115-LVE. ** ***** **** it ***** ** ****** be ****** ** **** even **** ***** ** total, *** ***** *** our ******* *****.

**** **** **** ****** models *** ************* **** power, **** ** ***** popular *** ******* **** series, *** ** ***** are *** ***** * (4W ***), ****** **** less ** ** *****. However, *** ***** **** multiple ******* *******, *** may ** ** *****.

Recorder ******/********** **********

****** ** ***** ******* other ********, *** ***** includes * ****** ****** and ********** **** ***** allows ***** ** *** total ********* *** *******, disk *****, *** *********** information. ** **** ******** a ****** ****** *** PoE ***** *** ** used ** ***** ***** non-responsive *******, * ******* not ***** ** **** other ****.

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Simple ******** *****

***-**-***-***, *** ************* ** the ******** ** **** Companion ** ****, ********* only * ******, **** users **** ******* ** input * ******** *** the ******, ***** ** then **** ** ******* storage ** **** *********.

*** ******* ** ****** the ***** ******** ** our **** ** **** Companion ** ***** *****:

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*** ******** ** ************* assigned ** ** ******* using ****, *** *** date *** **** *** automatically ******** *** ** Axis' *** ******. ****** settings *** ** ******* in *** *** ** after *** ******** ** connected ** *********.

Camera ******* ****** ********* **** ***** *********

**** ** ********* "**********", in ***** ***********, ***** compatibility **** ***** ****** Station ***, ******** ***** to ****** ****** ******* system ******* ***** *** NVR. ************, ** *** be **** *** ***** Camera ******* ***** ** a *********** ******.

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** *** *******, **** feature ****** ** **********, with **** ****** ******* automatically *********** *** ***** similar ** **** *********, with *** ****** ****** used *** ******* *******. However, **** **** *** existing ******* ********* ** the ****** **** ** re-added ***** ****** ******* licenses. **** *** *** automatically *****.

**** **** **** ****** cameras ** *** ***** allows ***** ** ******** main ****** **** ***** allows *** **** ***********:

****** ** **** ***** Recorder ** ** ******** AXIS ****** ******* ****** and ****** *** ********* of **** ******* **** to *** ***** **** reduce *** ********** **** on *** **** ****** significantly. ** **** **** tests ***** *** ***** recording *** ***** **** local **** ** *** main ****** **** ** S3008. *** *** **** on *** **** ****** was ******* ** ***** 99%. **** ***** **** systems *** ***** ** an ********* ***, ** adding **** **** ***** Recorders *** ** **** frees ** ********** ***** on *** ****** **** may ** **** *** running ********** ****** **** as ***** ****** *.

****** **** ********* ******* using ***** ** ***** in *** ******* *****, we **** ** ** updated **** ** **** Camera ******* ****.

NXP *** **** / **** *********

**** ***** **** ***** ****************, * ***********-***** **** manufacturer. ******, *** **** is ************ ** *****.

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Made ** ******

*** **** ***** ******** is ************ ** ******.

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Firmware ******* ****

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** ****** *******:

  • **** ***** - ***.*.*
  • **** ********* - **.*.**

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***********. *'* **** ********* that *** ******* ********* from **** *** ** actually ******* **** ****.

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** **** **** ******* of ***** *** **** had *** *** ***** and ** ***** ***'* understand *** **** ****'* charge * *** **** dollars *** *** ** a ******* ******. ********* not *** *** *** money *********** *** ***'* have ** *** ****** maintenance ********.

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* ***** ******* ** isn't ** ***** **********. They ***'* **** *** haven't **** **** ** NVRs. **** ***** ** cameras *** ********. **** would **** ** ******* a **, ******** *** resources ** ********, ***.

**** *** ******** * NAS *** ********** ** with * *** ******. Then **** **** ******** API ************ *** *** to **** ** *** work.

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** **** **** **** several ** *****, *** were **** ***** ** the *** *********** **** their ***** ***** *********. We **** ****** * cameras ** *** ******, and ***** ******** ******* so ** ****'* *********. I ***** *** **** nailed *** ******, **'* good *** * ***** need. ********* * ****** with *** ** **** locations **** **** **** a *** ******* *** don't **** ** *** a **** ***. ** smaller ********* *****.

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***** ******* ** ******, but * *** *********.

**** *** *** *********** of ***** ** **** camera ******* ** ****** sites *** *******?

**** ** ******** ** record **** ********** ** lost ** *** **** site?

**** *** ******* **** to ** ** *** main **** *** ********** which ******** *********?

* ****** *** **** drive ** *** ***********? What ***** ***** ** it?

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*** ***** *********:

**** *** *** *********** of ***** ** **** camera ******* ** ****** sites *** *******?

**** ** ******** ** record **** ********** ** lost ** *** **** site?

**** *** ******* **** to ** ** *** main **** *** ********** which ******** *********?

** *****'* *** **** testing ** ***** ******. We'll ** ************* **** in * ******* **** of **** ****** ******* in *** **** *** weeks.

** *** ** *** drive ****, **** **** answer ****.

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****** ** *** *** version, ** ***** * Western ******* ****** *****. Note **** *** ****** needs ** ** ***** apart ** ****** *** drive.

** ***** **** ** clarify ** *** ***** is *********** *** ** replacing ** ***** **** the ********.

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**** ********* *** **** opening *** ***** **** void *** ********. ** it *** ** ***********, but ***** ** **** void **** ******** ******.

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* ***'* ******* **** is ******** *****?

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*** **? ** ***** not ** **** ** arguably **** *** *** sure *** *** *** would ******* **** * warranty ****?

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******** **** ********-******* ***** Commission ************ *** | Federal ***** **********

***** ******** ******* **** repairs **** **** **** warranty *** ********, *** says - *** ******* Times

**** ** ***** ******** about ****, *** ******** can **** *** **** every **** ****** *** have ** *** **** that **** *** **** quoted **. ******** ********* yall ****'* **** ***** this? ** ***** ** does *** ***** ** this *******?

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* ******* *** ********-**** Warranty *** ****** *** ability *** * ******** to **** * ****** or ****** * ***** that ***** *** ******** if ******. **** **** said ***** ** ***** legislation *** *** *** is ********* *** ***** to ****** *********. **** notably ******* ** **** phones.

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*** ******** ****** **** is ***** * ****** manufactured ***. **** ***** available.

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** ** **** *********** that **** **** ***** as * ***** **** Milestone ** **** . We ****** ****** **** yet *** ** **** look **** *** ********* projects ***/** **** *********** ones.

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****, ****** *** ******** that ***. ** *****'* aware ** **. **'** going ** **** ** and ****** ****, ****** here ** ** ******* report.

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**** ***** ** *****, thanks. ****, ***** *********** the ********* **** ** it ****** **** * thought ** *** *** of **** ** * stand-alone *** ** ***** sites.... ** ** ****** close, ******* *** **** view ******* ( *** be **** **** * decoder ) *** *** reviewing ** *** ********* ( **** *** **** to *** *** *****/****** though ***** ** ** option ** ****** ***** to *** *** **** of *** **** ! )

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*** ****** ********* **** yet? * ***'* *** documentation ***** **** **** connect.

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***** **** ** *** right ** ***** ** me!

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*************** ** ********** *** Q1 ****** ** *** S3008 **** ****** ***** VMS ** **** ********** ****. **** ** ****...

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** *** *****, *** front-side ** *** **** is *** ************ ****** “Front ****”:

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******* **** ***** ** traditionally ****** *** “**** Side” ** ********* ** the “******** ****”:

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********, ** **** * typo, ** ** **** designation, ** * ******** term *’* *** ******** with?

******* *** ***** **** should ** ****** *** Family ****?

;)

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************, ****** ******* ***-**** NVRs, *** ***** ***** a ***** ******* ****** (VGA ** ****) ** display ******* ** * monitor *** ******* ************* locally.

********, **’* *** ** HDMI ****** ** *** chip - *** **** didn’t **** ** ****** it ** ** * good ********…

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** **********, *** **** is ******** *** ********** because **** ***’* **** to **** *** *********** hit **** ******** *******, even ** ** *** the ********** **********.

** ********* -

**** *********

**** *** ******* ******* streams *** ***** ** the ****.

** ********

**** *** ******* ******* from *** **** *** write ** *** *******.

****** */* - ***** a ***** ***.

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******* **'* **** *** their *.*. ** ****** underwhelming ********** *********?

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**** ** *******, * could **** **** **** solution ** *** **** for ****** ***** **** don't ******* **** *** storage, ** ***** ** cheaper **** *** ***** for **** * ****** of *******. * ** also ******* ** ** the **** ***** **** work **** **** *** access ******* ***** ***** help ** **** ** my ******* ****** **** have **** * ****** of ***** *** * to * *******

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** *****, *** ******* sites *** ***** *** A1001s ** ***** *** ( **** *** ******* the ****** ******** ***** Manager ****** *** ******* together ******* * ****** ) , ********* *** need **** *** ** S22 ** *** ****.

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** **** **** ***** A1001s ** *** **** but ******** ****** ** the *** *** *** A1601, ***** ***** **** options *** ****** *******, if ** ** * combined ***** ** ******* and ****** ******* , i **** ** **** an **** *** **** will ** **** *** if ** ** *** or *** *****, * will ** *** ***** but ***** **** ** have **** ******* ** my ******** *** ****** issues.

***** *** *** *** reply *** ****.

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