What is a DVR System?
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DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder. View and Record 24 hour surveillance of your home or business from anywhere in the world.
DVR is a tool to record movies on a computer equipped with a video DVR card. It can record and compress data in real time, using recent codecs like MJPEG or MPEG4. DVR has a Graphical User Interface (GUI) in order to choose parameters of recording.
A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) which will work best for your needs depends on 2 factors
1) The # of cameras that you will need
The Number Of Cameras That You Will Need
It is important to purchase a DVR system that will support the number of cameras that you will need now and in the near future.
The Frames Per Second (FPS)
As a benchmark, a television show is broadcasted at 30 FPS which provides crisp clean motion. In security systems a full 30 FPS is only necessary when you need to monitor close activity like a cash register where cash will be counted or in casinos where fast action is taking place. For example, a 4 camera system with 30 fps would give you about 7 fps per camera which is more then adequate for most security needs. With all of our units, you will be able to set the frame rate per camera.
DVR Cards vs. Complete DVR unit
DVR cards are great if you have a spare computer that meets our System Specs and if you are capable of installing the unit and software on your own. It can save you money but will require time on your part to install and troubleshoot if needed.
The DVR complete factory built unit is simply a matter of plugging in the cameras and turning the unit on. If you are short on time and computer technical skills then the complete system is right for you.
You can view your cameras remotely either by connecting directly to the system using a modem, or through the internet, or through your company’s network.