November 21, 2012
I had a customer call me today asking how they can covertly co-record their DVR offsite. When it comes to Techpro DVRs you have a couple solutions to either co-record or use a backup scheduler. There are benefits and downfalls to both solutions. When you want to co-record simultaneously an NVR is the way to go ether on site or off.
With a Techpro DVR being your DVR you can use a Techpro NVR (Network Video Recorder), which is generally used for IP cameras, to login to the DVR and add the channels of the DVR into the channels of the NVR and it will also do the recordings simultaneously. The advantage of this is that it is recording in as close to realtime as possible. The main drawback to this is when it comes to offsite recording you are subject to the internet speed of the site of the DVR and the download speed of the site of the NVR. If you have decent internet speeds this should be no problem. I like this method because you can place the NVR anywhere there is an internet connection. This is nice if you don't want to run a cable from the unit to the monitor, you can just have an internet connection anywhere in the location place the NVR close and then you can have a TV attached for live view and control of the recordings as well.
If this isn't in your budget then you can use the backup scheduler found here http://support.techprosecurity.....-Scheduler. This can be running on a computer on or offsite to also backup the footage. The TechproSS-PC software can also be used to login to a Techpro DVR and at a specific time it can download the footage for the day. The biggest draw back with using the backup scheduler and the TechproSS-PC software is that there has to be a computer running in order for the backup to occur and if something happens to the DVR before it's scheduled backup you will not get the footage.
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