If you have more than one camera, an NVR is a great thing. It's the heart of a video surveillance system and, besides storing all video recordings so you can quickly search for them later, it often also powers the cameras through the network cables, so you can get by with just pulling a single cable to each camera.
Many NVR recorders have intelligence, allowing them to perform facial recognition or filter out uninteresting push notifications before they reach your mobile phone. This can breathe new life into older cameras that are not intelligent on their own. When you get a push notification, it's because something interesting is happening.
NVR with PoE
Often the most obvious choice for a private home. If you choose a recorder with built-in PoE, the camera just needs to be connected to the recorder with a network cable. The camera is then powered via the network cable, while simultaneously delivering its recordings to the NVR recorder through the same cable.
NVR with AI
Choosing a recorder with artificial intelligence allows for facial recognition. With facial recognition, the recorder can send you a push notification when a known face passes by.
The artificial intelligence can also be used to upgrade some older cameras, which typically do not have built-in intelligence - and therefore cannot themselves distinguish between a dog and a human.
NVR with Integration Options
Many of our cameras have built-in speakers and/or strobe lights, so they can "welcome an intruder". It has a good deterrent effect - and instead of having to remember to turn it off when you have a barbecue party, a popular solution is to arm the cameras automatically when the alarm is activated.
In addition, an NVR with inputs and outputs can also be used to control, for example, Philips Hue systems.
If you're unsure about how large a hard drive you should choose for your recorder, see the calculator at the bottom of the page, or give us a call.
Note to the professional: NVR recorders with four or more disks often have fault-tolerant disk systems (RAID), multiple video outputs that can be controlled individually, and multiple physical inputs and outputs.