Video Recording Devices
No matter if you are using one surveillance camera or using multiple cameras, you will want to complete the system with the addition of a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or NVR (Network Video Recorder). Both DVRs and NVRs save and store surveillance videos, but they are designed to work with different types of cameras. Both NVRs and DVRs come in different formats to meet your needs whether it be a standalone appliance, or in a tower server, or a rackmount server.
The recording time for each of these solutions depends on many factors. More cameras and locations will reduce the amount of storage space and therefore the duration of the recording time. A Prudential Security Consultant can make sure that your custom security system fulfills all of your data storage requirements.
Digital Video Recorder are used in CCTV, or analog, surveillance systems and are used to record standard analog, HD-CVI, or HD-SDI cameras. These recorders also come in a Hybrid version which offers the ability to use IP cameras and gives you the same convenience of remote access as the NVRs.
Network Video Recorders use your local network to send and receive data. These recorders are ideal for remotely monitoring your surveillance system from your computer, smart phone or tablet. Using an NVR allows for the use of new cameras with more advanced features.
Specialized Video Encoders
Video Encoders are used to connect a CCTV, or analog camera into a NVR so you can have a hybrid analog/IP video surveillance system. Video encoders come in two formats: standalone and rackmount servers. Standalone units can handle 1 to 16 channels whereas the rack-mounted servers can manage large systems with dozens of cameras.