Professional IP recording solution for small- to mid-sized business applications
  • 16 IP cameras
  • Up to 4K UHD HDMI output support
  • Integrated 16 port PoE switch
  • 12.0 megapixel recording resolution
  • Embedded Linux OS
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The Alibi 5200 series features convenient plug and play support for compatible IP cameras up to 12.0MP resolution.

The 16-Channel Rack-mount NVR has 4 hard drive bays that support up to 32TB (4 x 8TB hard drives) and an incoming bandwidth of 160 Mbps to support up to 16 IP cameras. You can capture higher quality details with a recording resolution of up to 12.0MP.

Local video outputs include HDMI and VGA. To experience ultra-crisp, high-resolution images, this NVR displays up to 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD).

This NVR supports H.265, H.264 and H.264 OVC video codecs that help reduce file size, maximize recording time, and save hard drive space.

It is also equipped with 16 alarm inputs and 4 alarm outputs to connect to external devices such as a siren or fire alarm. This enables trigger recording based on the camera location connected to a specific alarm/sensor.

This versatile recorder allows multiple selectable recording modes: continuous, motion detection, POS, schedule, and event. Recording features include event search, event log, and email notification.

Alibi NVRs are packed with great features, but our retail customers are especially happy with the Point of Sale integration that helps them reduce shrinkage caused by employee theft. By combining POS transaction data with video, there is an additional audit trail to help investigate fraudulent transactions and theft incidents. Key features include:

  • Transactional data that appears as text overlay on high resolution video
  • Easy and efficient keyword search that locates corresponding video and transactional evidence
  • Universal TCP/IP POS driver compatible with most PC-based cash registers

Learn more about Alibi Point of Sale (POS) integration.

The integrated 16 port PoE (Power of Ethernet) switch that supports 802.3af and 802.3at reduces the need for additional network switches and offers the plug-and-play auto connect feature for compatible Alibi cameras.

This NVR works with the user-friendly Alibi CMS (Central Management Software), a professional monitoring platform that enables you to centrally manage all your devices, at multiple locations, from a single interface. The CMS enables you to view up to 64 live cameras, and it is loaded with powerful features that include: drag-and-drop system and camera selection, customizable displays, device grouping, alarms and notifications, and remote system management.

Free Alibi Witness iOS and Android mobile app delivers convenient remote viewing of live and recorded video.

Note: Certain recording features and capabilities of NVRs, including motion detection recording, depend on IP camera compatibility.

1.5U rack-mount design fits standard 19″ racks. Connectors include:

  • (16) sensor inputs
  • (1) RS-485
  • (4) digital outputs
  • (3) USB ports

What’s Included:

  • (1) Alibi 5200 series 16-channel rack-mount NVR
  • (1) USB mouse
  • (1) Power supply cable
  • (1) 6′ HDMI cable
  • (1) 6′ CAT5e patch cable
  • (1) Set of hard drive mounting hardware
  • (1) Set of mount tab hardware

Hard drive not included. We recommend purchasing security-grade hard drives optimized for surveillance functions from us, which we will install at no extra cost. Customer installed components (including hard drives) may damage your NVR and result in non-warranty repair costs. To calculate your storage needs, go to the Tools tab.

Protection and Warranty:

All Alibi purchases are protected by a 30-day money-back guarantee, unlimited US-based technical support, and our Alibi 3-Year Blanket Warranty that covers your entire purchase, with no asterisks and no exceptions! The warranty covers all Alibi camera and recorder hardware and components, and pre-installed hard drives. If you have an issue, we provide unlimited technical support – and manage all returns and exchanges directly, minimizing unnecessary downtime.

Learn more about the Alibi 3-Year Blanket Warranty.


Audio Yes (Camera Dependent)
Audio Streaming Two-Way
Ethernet Interface RJ-45
Ethernet Ports 17
Ethernet Speed 1 x 10 /100 /1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet interface 16x 10 /100 Mbps PoE Ethernet interfaces
Remote Configuration Yes
Remote Viewable Yes
Channels 16
Activity Log Yes
Bit Rate 160 Mbps incoming, 256 Mbps outgoing
Compression Type H.265, H.264, H.264 OVC
Email Notification Yes
Event Log Yes
Event Notification Yes
Search Mode Normal, Event, Tag, Smart
Event Search Yes
Recording Resolution Up to 12 Megapixel
Max Storage Capacity (TB) Supports up to 32TB (4 x 8TB HDD)
Selectable Frame Rate Yes
Frame Rate (fps) Up to 60fps per channel
Motion Detection Camera Dependent
Pre/Post Alarm Recording Yes
Privacy Video Block Yes
Recording Mode Continuous, Event, Motion, Alarm, POS, VCA
Smart Search Yes
Video Analytics Capable Yes
Video Offload MP4
Video Streaming Dual
Dimensions 2.8″ H x 17.5″ W x 15.3″ D
Certification FCC, CE, RoHS, UL
Construction Aluminum (chassis), Plastic (faceplate)
Hard Drive Type SATA
Number of Drive Bays 4
Operating Humidity 10% ~ 90% non-condensing
Operating Temperature (F) 14° ~ 131°
Product Color Black
Weight (lb) 11.02
Power Supply Included Yes
PoE (802.3af / 802.3at)
Power (w) ≤ 20W (without hard drive, PoE not used); 200W max PoE output
Volts AC 100 ~ 240
Browser Support Internet Explorer, Apple Safari
OS (Client) Windows
OS Compatibility Embedded Linux
Mobile App iOS & Android
RS-232 Yes
RS-485 Yes
Sensor Inputs 16
Digital Outputs 4
Inputs (1) RCA audio in
Outputs (1) HDMI, (1) VGA, (1) RCA audio out
USB Ports 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0
Warranty 3-Year

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