Selecting your NVR

Choosing the right Network Video Recorder (NVR) will reduce ongoing costs and maximise efficiency.

Your NVR holds your storage and records the images from your cameras based on the rules and instructions that you define, such as image quality, frame rate and times.

Several NVRs may be used together to provide a single surveillance system, so it is not a problem if you outgrow your predicted requirements.

Which NVR is best for me?

We visit you and establish the initial and longer term predicted requirements, so you do not need to look into a crystal ball to predict the future!

By estimating the likely number of cameras you would like will help determine the specification of the NVR.

For smaller sites and systems, the NVR selected could include Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports, so to support the new cameras without additional electrical supplies or network switches.

Typically you view and record a single image (stream) from a camera = 1 channel, so you select an NVR with sufficient channels to support your likely requirements

For example 16-channel NVR supports up to 16 cameras.

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What do you want to do in the event of a power failure?

Without an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) your NVR(s) will stop working, so some clients prefer to keep their system running by using a UPS battery solution.

For larger sites where cameras are connected to network cabinets, additional UPS systems must be fitted to keep the cameras working if the main power supply fails.

We help you choose the most appropriate solution.

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