Video Recording

DIY Surveillance Pro offers the latest in Video Recording for your surveillance needs. There are 2 options to choose from for your new security surveillance system. The 1st option is the Digital Video Recorder or commonly known as the DVR the 2nd option is the Network Video Recorder or better known as the NVR. No matter which option you choose both our DVRs and NVRs are plug and play.

The DVR has been around for about 2 decades and offers reliable recording and ease of use. The main thing to remember with a DVR is that the cameras are connected via coaxial cable (like you use in your cable TV system) at home. The cameras that connect to the DVR are called analog cameras and are the main type of cameras used over the past 20 years.

Many cameras can be connected to one DVR. Our DVRs generally come with 4, 8, 16, camera inputs, however you can go larger if you need to. DVR’s allow you to view all of these images at once or one at a time, and all of the video is saved to the on board hard drive.

The NVR has been in mainstream use for over the last 5 years and our Network video recorders are distinct from digital video recorders (DVR) as their input is from a network rather than a direct connection to an analog camera. A good rule of thumb is that NVR’s connect to either an IP switch or directly to IP cameras, while DVR’s connect directly to cameras. Also, video on a DVR is encoded and processed at the DVR, while video on an NVR is encoded and processed at the camera, then streamed to the NVR for storage or remote viewing.

Our NVRS come in 4, 8 and 16 channel options and can be expanded to larger systems if required. Besides the easy setup process that NVRs offer the main area that you will benefit from is that the IP cameras that connect to the NVR offer far better video quality, including megapixel or high definition signals just like your high def TVs at home. The Video quality is by far better than standard analog cameras. Another great feature is that the IP cameras and NVR only need 1 cable pulled to NVR location. The cameras are powered by the same cable the video signal is traveling on. This is achieved by using what is called Power over Ethernet (POE) Network Switch. In fact most of our NVRS come with built in POE network switches so you won’t need an extra switch/router to make the system work. This saves time and money.

One of the most important parts of the DVR and NVR is the storage which we offer in many different hard drive sizes, from 500 GB to over 4TB of storage. The amount of storage you pick is directly related to how many days of storage you will get. The larger the hard drive the more storage you will retain. For example a 500GB hard drive may get a few days, while a 4 TB hard drive may get you up to a month or more of storage.

Other great features that our DVR and NVR’s offer is Remote View connection via laptop, iPad and smartphone. This means you will be able to see your cameras while you’re not at home or at your business. Are DVRs and NVRS are easy to install and offer years of reliable service.

DIY Surveillance Pro offers many different DVR and NVR options to fit your needs. Please review our offerings and let us know if you need any help we are here to assist. If you have any questions please call us at 800-930-6875.

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