Video Recorder

A video recorder, commonly referred to as an NVR (Network Video Recorder), is a fundamental component in modern surveillance systems. NVRs serve as the central hub for storing, managing, and retrieving video footage captured by IP (Internet Protocol) cameras. There are different types of NVRs to cater to various needs, including PoE NVRs, WiFi NVRs, and traditional 12V IP NVRs.

PoE NVR: PoE (Power over Ethernet) NVRs are ideal for streamlined installations. They can power and connect to compatible IP cameras via a single Ethernet cable, simplifying the setup process. This is especially useful for homeowners or small businesses looking to set up a surveillance system without complex wiring.

WiFi NVR: WiFi NVRs enable wireless connectivity with IP cameras, eliminating the need for physical cables altogether. They are convenient for locations where wiring is difficult or impractical, offering flexibility in camera placement.

12V IP NVR: Traditional 12V IP NVRs are compatible with standard IP cameras that require a separate power source. They are versatile and can be used with a wide range of camera models, making them a common choice for various surveillance setups.

For small-scale applications like home security or small businesses, NVRs with 4 to 16 channels are often sufficient to monitor multiple areas effectively. However, if you need to accommodate more cameras, NVRs with 32 channels or even higher channel counts are available. These can be combined with PoE switches to expand your system's capacity.