Network Video Recorder (NVR)
NVR solutions allow surveillance footage to be broadcasted, recorded and stored both online and offline.
In an NVR system, each IP camera is connected individually to a single network which is configured, either wirelessly or via ethernet cables. In addition to providing an internet connection, Ethernet cables can power IP cameras, which cuts down on the amount of wiring that these security systems need.
IP cameras are capable of encoding and processing video data, which means NVRs don’t require an encoder. Rather, processed footage is streamed to the NVR recorder for viewing and storing.
Since NVR camera systems are usually connected to the internet, footage can be accessed remotely via mobile devices and desktop applications.
Unlike DVR systems, which are directly wired to analog cameras, NVRs work with IP cameras that can send and receive information across a network and record high-quality visual and audio footage.
The image quality typically recorded by NVR systems are superior to that of analog DVR cameras, which record with lower resolutions and frame rates. NVRs can also record in 8K, which is high definition (HD). 8K equates to a pixel resolution of 7,680 horizontal and 4,320 vertical pixels when viewed on a monitor. This results in a much clearer, cleaner recorded video image.
Different models of IP cameras offer varying degrees of resolution; however, resolution isn’t the only factor that determines the quality of the captured image. At a high-level, frame rates, lens type, and infrared night vision also impact the clarity of footage. Many IP cameras have advanced features, such as facial recognition, motion detection and night vision capabilities.
This technology can benefit many levels of enterprise business.
The fact that NVR systems are cloud compatible means that storage is scalable by adding additional servers. Cloud storage means that, with the appropriate set up and permissions, business owners and surveillance staff can view footage remotely using their preferred devices—any time, any place. This allows companies to operate security systems around the clock without needing to worry about running out of space.
Remember, not every IP camera will work with every NVR, so, you’ll need to know whether your cameras will be compatible with a given video recorder before investing.