If you were ever wondering which LawMate DVR is the right choice for you, allow us to help you decide.
may already know, LawMate is a widely recognized
brand when it comes to covert surveillance devices. It is best known for its
portable digital video recorders that offer good video and audio quality
recordings and are very reliable when it comes to their performance. In order to work, DVR needs a
compatible cable camera to be attached, while the LawMate camera
on the other hand is an all-in-one device (DVR with a built-in camera).
A must-have LawMate DVR
that we have together determined that you are in the right place and looking
for a LawMate DVR, the best value for money and one of the most widely
used and bestseller DVRs for many years now is LawMate PV-500Neo Pro
successor of the equally successful model Lawmate PV-500 EVO2 and a modified version of the LawMate
PV-500 Neo. Small in size and easy to carry around, it offers a 5” touch screen
and built-in Wi-Fi. This device is commonly used by private investigators, and security specialists and is also widely spread in the television industry so it
indeed has an extensive list of users worldwide.
to its built-in Wi-Fi feature, you can connect your Neo Pro to your smartphone
using a Wi-Fi connection and monitor the recordings in the free smartphone app which is easily
downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. On the other hand, it allows you to
store recordings on the complimentary SD card so you can watch them later. It has the ability to record an average of 160min @ 1920x1080 resolution (on a 16GB SD card) with a complementary lithium-ion battery BA-2200. According
to our experience, you can maximize the battery life by keeping the Wi-Fi and
screen off, by considering a lower resolution, etc. to get it to 280 min, or
finally decide to get a larger compatible battery BA-4400. Altogether, this is a handy and very powerful piece of equipment in a small case with good
camera is compatible with my LawMate DVR?
As we've learned before, your LawMate DVR needs to be connected to a
compatible camera and the one available for the Neo Pro is the LawMate BU-18Neo
or the so-called button camera. Why button? Because it comes with a standard
set of buttons and screws that can be installed on the camera itself to make it
covert. One button or screw can easily be installed directly on the camera
while others serve as matching pieces to help with your covert operation. With
a little bit of practice and a steady hand, you can also make a body-worn camera
out of your LawMate DVR with a matching camera. However, if you prefer to
use it without the accessories, you are free to do so.
the good features of the BU-18Neo digital camera is the military-grade locking
connector which attaches your camera to the LawMate DVR securely and
without fear of losing the signal. The camera has an integrated microphone, a 2
MP sensor, and is very lightweight with a thin and flexible long cable.
SpyShopEurope PV-500 Neo Pro and its compatible BU-18Neo Pro can be bought
separately and as a bundle
DVR for remote monitoring
find it important that your LawMate DVR can be connected to the local
network and that you can monitor the recordings from the distance, then we
advise considering the LawMate
, a sturdier model, with a much larger touch
screen, internal memory and SD card, and the possibility to attach a digital or
analog camera. There is also a much-simplified model LawMate PV-500 L4i without
a touch screen.
PV-1000 EVO3, when successfully connected to the local network, allows you to connect to it
remotely from any part of the world and see what is going on in the place your
device is in, by using the free smartphone app previously installed on your
smartphone. The app is very user-friendly and doesn’t require any prior
knowledge. All LawMate DVRs come with detailed instructions in the package and
instructions on how to use them.
PV-1000 EVO3 is compatible with both digital and analog cameras so it gives you
the freedom to choose which one is best for you. Both of them are so-called
button cameras with a little pinhole and a set of buttons and screws like the
BU-18Neo. Even though their general specifications are similar, the
has proven to be better in low light conditions
according to our tests than the analog LawMate CM-BU20
On the other hand, if you prefer to have an
all-in-one device that has all the mentioned possibilities and looks even more
covert, we advise you to take a look at the LawMate DVR Cameras
For a more extensive understanding, we have made a LawMate compatibility guide to compare how different LawMate DVRs and cameras work together.