Alibi 5X Series 32-Channel Rack-mount NVR

Alibi Witness 5X Series 32-Channel NVR with 24 Port PoE Switch

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Professional IP recording solution for mid- to large-sized enterprise applications
  • 32 IP cameras
  • Up to 4K UHD HDMI output support
  • Integrated 24 port PoE switch
  • 12 megapixel recording resolution
  • Embedded Linux OS

32-Channel POE

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Professional IP recording solution for mid- to large-sized enterprise applications
Ships same business day when ordered by 3:00 pm Central Time.
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  • Unlimited US-Based Technical Support
  • Industry-leading Warranties and Advance Replacement


The Alibi 5X series features convenient plug and play support for compatible IP cameras up to 12MP resolution.

The 32-Channel Rack-mount NVR has 4 hard drive bays that support up to 40TB (4 x 10TB hard drives) and an incoming bandwidth of 320 Mbps to support up to 32 IP cameras. You can capture higher quality details with a recording resolution of up to 12MP.

Local video outputs include HDMI, CVBS 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.265, H.264+ and H.264 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 24 port PoE (Power over 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) 32-channel rack-mount NVR
  • (1) USB mouse
  • (1) 110 Vac Power supply cable
  • (1) 6′ HDMI cable
  • (1) 6′ Ethernet patch cable
  • (1) Set of hard drive SATA cables
  • (1) Set of rack mount ears

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.


More Information
Audio Yes (Camera Dependent)
Audio Streaming Two-way
RS-232 Yes
RS-485 Yes
Sensor Inputs 16
USB Ports 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0
outputs (2) HDMI, (1) VGA, (1) RCA audio out
Digital Outputs 4
Inputs (1) RCA audio in
Product Color Black
Operating Temperature (F) 14° ~ 131°
Operating Humidity 10% ~ 90% non-condensing
Hard Drive Bays 4
Weight (lb) 11.02
Construction Aluminum (chassis), Plastic (faceplate)
Certification FCC, CE, RoHS, UL
Dimensions 2.8" H x 17.5" W x 15.7" D
DVD Burner No
Hard Drive Type SATA
Hard Drive Included No
802.3 802.3af and 802.3at
Remote Viewable Yes
Remote Configuration Yes
Ethernet Speed 10M / 100M self-adaptive
Ethernet Ports 24
Ethernet Interface RJ-45
Volts AC 100 ~ 240
Power Supply Included Yes
Power (w) ? 20W (without hard drive, PoE not used); 210W max PoE output
PoE (802.3af / 802.3at)
Activity Log Yes
Pre/Post Alarm Recording Yes
Privacy Video Block Yes
Recording Mode Continuous, Event, Motion, Alarm, POS, VCA
Recording Resolution Up to 12 Megapixel
Search Mode Normal, Event, Tag, Smart
Selectable Frame Rate Yes
Smart Search Yes
Video Analytics Capable Yes
Video Offload .mp4, .avi
Motion Detection Camera Dependent
Bit Rate 320 Mbps incoming, 256 Mbps outgoing
Channels 32
Compression Type H.265+, H.265, H.264, H.264+
Email Notification Yes
Event Log Yes
Event Notification Yes
Event Search Yes
Frame Rate (fps) Up to 60fps per channel
Max Storage (TB) Supports up to 40TB (4 x 10TB HDD)
Video Streaming Dual
Mobile App iOS & Android
OS (Client) Windows
OS Compatibility Embedded Linux
Brand Alibi Witness
Warranty 3-Year


File Name File Size File Type
Data Sheet194 KBPDF
Alibi DDNSN/AResource Page
How to check your Alibi firmware versionN/AResource Page
Alibi Product Matrix & Accessory GuideN/AResource Page
Alibi Power ToolsN/AResource Page
Mac Web ComponentsN/AResource Page
Windows Codec PackN/AResource Page
ACMS Software InstallN/AResource Page
Alibi Witness App OverviewN/AResource Page
Quickstart Guide1170 KBPDF
Full List of Available Firmware and ManualsN/AResource Page

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