What Is An NVR Recorder?

What Is An NVR Recorder and What Does It Do?

NVR Recorder for CCTV

CCTV is important in most businesses today but a CCTV surveillance system needs to be supported by other equipment to record and store data for later retrieval.

A network video recorder (NVR) is a software program that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card or other mass storage device.

So what is the difference between a DVR and an NVR?

An NVR  or Network Video Recorder differs from a DVR mainly in the sense that it is not limited in its location and can be placed pretty much anywhere. An NVR Recorder just requires to be on the same LAN network to the IP based cameras that you are using in your CCTV Surveillance System.

To put it simply, an NVR Recorder or Network Video Recorder offers a distinct differentiator to that of its predecessor, the DVR or Digital Video Recorder, and that is that its input is assigned over a network rather than through a direct connection to a video capture card.

Video that is recorded on a DVR is encoded and processed at the point of the DVR, whereas video on an NVR is encoded and processed directly at the camera and is then streamed to the NVR for storage or remote viewing.

What Functions Does An NVR Recorder Offer?

There are a range of NVR Recorders available for use and all offer slightly different features and flexibility of use.

Take for example, the SRN 1670D Samsung NVR Recorder. This NVR is a high-quality, high performance network video recorder which can support up to 4 network streams. It also offers real-time recording capability at 360fps, CIF resolution and supports H.264/MJPEG dual codec makes to enable selecting proper codec that meets the requirements of its user. This NVR Recorder also supports a DVD writer and USB ports to allow a user to perform easy backups.

Or instead you may consider the SRN-1000 NVR Recorder. This NVR is an intuitive Network Video Recorder which offers the capability to continuously increase and develop your new or existing security system by offering flexibility and scalability. The SRN-1000 is capable of recording 100Mbps of video bandwidth and can record on up to 64 cameras. Supporting a wide range of resolutions from VGA to 5 megapixel in H.264, MPEG4 and MJPEG formats, it provides amazing flexibility with the storage of data and offers a built in 1TB HDD, a maximum of 8 internal HDDs & support for 2 external storage expansion units (SVS-5E).

So depending on your individual circumstances, there is an NVR recorder to suit. Samsung Communications Centre specialises in CCTV and can provide support and advice on what type of NVR recorder is best suited to your needs.

Want to Know More on NVR Recorders and CCTV Surveillance Options Suitable to You? Then contact Samsung Communications Centre today.