Let’s first understand what an NVR is. A network video recorder popularly called NVR is a software program that enables recording surveillance video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, memory card or other similar mass storage device. An NVR doesn’t have any dedicated video capturing hardware. However, the software uses a dedicated device, most often than not with an embedded operating system. Alternatively, in addition, to help support increased functionality and serviceability, standard Windows operating systems and Linux are used with standard Intel processors and video management software. An NVR is typically deployed in an IP video surveillance system. NVR home security systems are generally wireless, they tend to be easy to set up, can be accessed through a web browser, and allow the user to be notified by email if an alarm is triggered.
Keep reading and you’ll on the right path to locating the best NVR security cameras to your needs.
Different Types of NVR Security System
1. Wireless NVR Security System – ZOSI W4 Pro
One of the best wireless NVR security systems with security cameras 4 pack (four 3MP wireless IP cameras) and 8-channel NVR with built-in 2TB HDD for 24/7 recording, ZOSI W4 is popular with users looking for a reliable and complete NVR security system.
3MP Home Wi-Fi Mesh Security Camera System - W4 PRO
- AI Human Detection
- Light & Siren Alarm
- Mesh Wi-Fi
- 2 Way Audio
ZOSI W4 Pro security camera system is the best bang for the buck IP 4 camera system. Its exceptional video quality and solid-built cameras and NVR make your investment worthwhile.
- 3MP Super HD outdoor cameras
- 8-channel NVR controls up to 8 cameras with built-in 1TB (1000 Gigabytes) hard drive storage
- Motion detection & notification (push & email)
- Night vision capability (up to 100ft)
- Audio available (built-in microphone)
- Live streaming & remote access (iOS, Android, PC Windows, Mac, Web Browsers)
- Support 24/7 non-stop recording
- Wireless, simple installation, plug & play
- Support third-party software like Blue Iris/ Milestone/ iSpy/ Synology/ QNAP
It’s a do-it-yourself (DIY) home security system and plug-and-play home security system; homeowners can install all the security cameras and the NVR all by themselves, even though you are a beginner.
2. PoE NVR Security System – ZOSI C182
This PoE NVR security system can get your security cameras recording all the time, not only the video but also the voice, ZOSI C182, a PoE security camera NVR system, for example.
16 Channel 4K POE Security Camera System - C182
- PoE True Plug&Play Installation
- 4K Super HD HDR
- Starlight Night Vision
- 24/7 Video & Audio Recording
- Dual Deterrence Against Intruders
And the recording won’t mess up with your network, because they have their proprietary network to transmit the video, which means the video recording won’t ”eat up” your bandwidths. Only when you need remote viewing on your mobile phone or you want to get live streaming via a computer, will the security camera system access the Internet.
The most important thing you need to consider when recording security cameras is to select a suitable NVR. Many standalone NVRs only work for the cameras from the same brand, and other brands’ products may have incompatible issues.
Therefore, the best solution is to buy the cameras and an NVR from the same brand, or you can select a whole set.
3. Battery Powered NVR Security System – ZOSI C309
ZOSI C309 Battery Powered security camera with base station is undoubtedly the easiest home security camera type, with no wires, no drilling holes and minimal software setup.
Wire-free Home Security Camera System - C309 + Base Station
- 3MP Super HD
- Battery/Solar Powered
- Light Alarm
- PIR Motion Detection
- 2-Way Audio
The IP65 weatherproof design enables you to install this easy-to-use home security camera both outdoors and indoors. With the 3MP and 33ft night vision, you can see all objects clearly both day and night.
What You’ll Like:
- Flexible power supply (battery-powered & solar power)
- 3MP full HD & up to 33ft night vision
- Starlight night vision
- 130° wide field of view
- 2-way audio
- IP 65 weatherproof
ZOSI C309 is a wire-free battery-powered NVR security system, and it’s just a piece of cake for you to install and set up.
NVR Surveillance System: Pros & cons
|Can record video and audio; DVR only records video||Cost, typically NVR systems are more expensive|
|Better image quality||Software can be harder to use|
|More system flexibility|
|Better coverage, 1 camera has multiple lenses|
|Can be wired or wireless; DVR cannot be wireless|
|Only needs 1 cable for video, audio and power|
|Can be used to identify faces, license plates, etc. due to higher image quality|
How to choose NVR security systems
4 channel NVR Security System – This is an entry-level Network Video Recorder for your home, retailer store or small office applications. It is compatible with many IP cameras, with no specific hardware or software required—you just need to plug NVR into your LAN-connected device (switch or router) with few clicks and it will search and configure each connected IP camera, no more extra work needed. You can connect up to 4 IP cameras via the local area network or over the Internet simultaneously.
8 channel NVR Security System – Similar to a 4 channel NVR, this system is compatible with 8 IP cameras. Again no specific hardware or software required, you simply plug your NVR into your LAN-connected device and it will configure you’re each connected IP camera.
16 channel NVR Security System— For a big house or a big office space, you will require more cameras and consequently a bigger NVR. 16 channel NVR works similarly as 4 channel and 8 channel NVR work. Though you might need a bigger storage device to keep recordings of 16 cameras intact.
How to install the NVR Surveillance System
The NVR supports an external hard disk from the SATA interface. The built-in gateway helps in separating the network camera connection and the data network connection for the prevention of network congestion. Functional four digital inputs and one digital output interfaces are capable of integrating with the security sensors and alarms. This NVR ensures the best quality and highest performance in network video recording.
If you are using a network router / DHCP server in your system, you need to connect your Standalone NVR to your network on Ethernet Port1. Standalone NVR then tries to get an IP address from the router by DHCP. If your network does not assign any IP address automatically, then Ethernet Port 1 will use static IP address 192.168.0.10 after 30 seconds. On the back panel of your standalone NVR, the Ethernet port on the left is Ethernet Port1, on the right is Ethernet Port2. P2P network protocol has been added to approve more different network service companies. In most conditions, as long as you are connected to the internet, the strong network penetrating lets you easily visit your NVR remotely after the initial QR-Code scan setup.
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