Network Video Recorder

NVR System
The Network Video Recorder includes a computer with special video recording and management software.  This is a complete system, that includes everything you need to record the video from IP cameras on your network.

Select the integrated NVR System or use your own Windows computer to create a Video Management Software System (VMS). If you’re not sure which recording system to use, take a look at our IP camera video recording system comparison table.

Exacq NVR System for IP Cameras

Exacq-NVRExacq has a very large number of NVR choices. The servers support up to 128 cameras. There are also a number of hybrid NVRs available that support both analog and IP cameras.

Benefits: This is a flexible system that allows for expansion. You can select systems that support 16 cameras or up to 128 cameras.  The Video Management Software has many functions and features that make it a very powerful tool. The server runs on Windows or Linux platform. You can add camera licenses and storage to these flexible NVRs. Multiple servers can work together to create an IP camera system with thousands of cameras.

Feature Summary:

  • Very easy to install. It auto-detects the cameras
  • Very easy to use, featuring an excellent user interface.
  • Map displays allow you to visually select cameras
  • Access live and recorded video on local, remote and mobile devices
  • Continuous motion, timeline
  • Easy export of selected video for evidence
  • Many powerful features for finding the video you need and exporting for evidence
  • Continuous motion, time or alarm-based recording configurable per camera
  • Search recorded video with a timeline search or graphical thumbnail search, playback multiple cameras simultaneously
  • Easily control PTZ cameras
  • Export audio, video and pictures to be easily e-mailed or saved
  • View an instant replay of video from any camera with exacqReplay

Proprietary NVR Systems from HikVision and Samsung

NVR-HanwhaHikvision and Samsung (Hanwha) have a large number of NVR choices.  The servers support up to 64 cameras.  They also have hybrid recording systems that support both IP cameras and the older analog cameras.

Benefits:  These NVRs work very well with the manufacturer’s cameras, and also support cameras that conform to the latest OnVIF standards.  They are lower cost solutions that are a best used with the specific manufacturer’s cameras.  For example, if you are using Hanwha (Samsung) cameras, you can select NVR systems from Hanwha that support from 4 cameras to 64 cameras.  Hikvision has a range of NVRs, with one model that supports up to 128 cameras. In general, these NVRs provide simpler functions than the open systems such as Exacq or using your own computer and VMS such as Ocularis.   You can add camera licenses but are limited by the total capacity of the NVR selected.

Cons:  Support a limited number of camera brands.

Feature Summary for Hanwha NVRs:

  • Very easy to install. It auto-detects the manufacturer’s cameras
  • Very easy to use, featuring an excellent user interface.
  • Access live and recorded video on local, remote and mobile devices
  • Easy export of selected video for evidence
  • Some features for finding the video you need and exporting for evidence
  • Select 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 channel NVRs.
  • HDMI up to UHD (4K) Resolution
  • PoE+ Ports (for NVRs with up to 16 channels)
  • OnVIF Camera Compliant
  • Control PTZ cameras
  • Export audio, video and pictures to be easily e-mailed or saved

Samsung models: 4 Channel, 8 channel, 16 channel and 64 channel. Hard drives sold separately with total capacity depending on the model. Contact us for details.

CyberShield-NVR | A Smart NVR with Security Features

CyberShield NVRThe CyberShield-NVR not only supports your choice of video recording and management software, but it also adds an important level of security. This enhanced network video recorder is an all-in-one appliance with a server, storage and managed PoE switch. It is built for security and engineered for performance.

This appliance provides security managers unmatched video recording, scalability, reliability, and cloud-based cybersecurity and health monitoring features all in one unit. The enhanced NVR provides the following features:

  • Embedded server, managed PoE switch and storage
  • Available with preloaded video management software (licensed separately)
  • Select 8, 16, or 24 PoE-port NVR system
  • Models available that support up to 80 TB of High-performance enterprise-class HDDs with optional RAID (0, 1, 10, JBOD)
  • Easily removed HDD trays
  • Supports onboard video viewing through HDMI port
  • Support the latest 4K camera resolutions
  • Integrated cybersecurity with CameraDefense™
  • Health monitoring with VyneWatch™
  • Open and certified by leading VMS providers
  • 3-year warranty with an optional 5-year advanced replacement plan
  • Choice of desk or rack-mount

Models available:

Features CyberShield-NVRPro CyberShield-NVREnt
PoE Ports 8/16/24 24
Processor Quad-core i5, i7, or Xeon Xeon-E3-1275
Video Storage 8TB to 24 TB 16TB to 80 TB
Hard Drive Surveillance class HDD Enterprise Class HDD
RAID 0/1/10/JBOD only available with Xeon processor 0/1/5/6/10/JBOD
PoE Output Up to 487W Up to 700W
RAM 8/16 GB 16 GB
Redundant Power
Warranty 3-year 5-year

These NVRs are bundled with video management software (VMS) of your choice, so it is ready for your IP camera surveillance system. You can select VMS such as Ocularis, TruViewIP, and more.

To learn more about how to protect your IP Camera system, take a look at our article, How to Protect IP Camera System from Cyber Attack.

The Alternative | Use Video Management Software on Your own Windows Computer

This system includes separate IP camera recording and management software and requires a Windows computer with appropriate storage.

Benefits: It is more flexible allowing you to add cameras as required as well as additional storage. It provides the additional capability not available in most NVR systems and can support thousands of cameras.

Cons: It’s a more complex solution requiring the installation of software.

NVR system

Step 1:  Select Video Management Software
Step 2:  Select your cameras, but always make sure they are compatible with the software.
Step 3:  Select your Camera lenses, mounting hardware, and enclosures
Step 4:  Select the computer that supports your camera system
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We have complete enterprise systems available that include the computer with storage and the video management software.
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