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Security Camera DVR’s – Which one is right for you?

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Here at SecurityCameraKing.com, customers always want to know how to pick the best Security DVR to suit their needs and handle their analog security cameras.
Resolution is very important in viewing detail. For example, if you have an office building and you are robbed and need to see the details in the intruder’s face, then the higher the resolution the better. When you turn in your surveillance video to the authorities, you will want to give them the best recording possible. In addition to Security Camera DVR resolution, the frame rate is important for smooth viewing. The lower the frame rate in a recording, the fewer images per second are viewed and the viewing might be a little jumpy and erratic. The higher the frame rate in a recording, the more images per second are viewed creating a smoother view.

It’s all about the resolution and frame rates:

• Our Elite Series Security DVR records in D1@7fps on all channels
• Our Ultimate Series Security DVR records in D1@30fps on all channels
• Our Federal Series Security DVR records in 960H@30fps on all channels
• Our HD-SDI Series Security DVR records in 1080p@30fps on all channels

The Elite Series Security DVR

The Elite Series Security DVR is by far our most economical series in the Analog Security Camera DVR arena that we sell. Here is an example recorded video in D1@7fps shot with our 700TVL Weatherproof Varifocal IR Bullet Security Camera at the widest setting and recorded on our 4-Channel Elite Mini DVR . I am standing 25 feet from the camera:
Which one is 4-Channel Elite

As you can see, the Elite Series DVR records a decent video for this affordable solution. You can make out that I am indeed in the parking lot, but you cannot see the detail of my face or the sign that I am holding. For those with a bigger budget can step up to our Ultimate Series DVR for even better resolution.

The Ultimate Series Security DVR

The Ultimate Series Security DVR records at a full 30 frames per second on all channels giving the D1 resolution an amazing quality recorded video. Here is an example of a recorded video in D1@30fps shot with our 700TVL Weatherproof Varifocal IR Bullet Security Camera at the widest setting and recorded on our 4-Channel Ultimate Mini DVR . I am standing 25 feet from the camera:.
Which one is right Ultimate Series Security DVR

From the above video, you can see that there is definitely a difference in the quality of the recording as opposed to our Elite Series DVR. There are over 4 times the images per second in the Ultimate Series than in our Elite Series Security DVR. You will notice as I am walking, it looks smoother at 30fps vs 7fps. Now, for an even better recording, you will want to take a look at our Federal Series Security DVR’s

The Federal Series Security DVR

The Federal Series Security DVR records at a whopping 960H at 30 frames per second, while giving you the ability to record in wide screen. Basically, it’s the same resolution as the D1 with the ability to capture a wider area, so that when you view the recording on a wide screen monitor, there is no loss in viewing are or distortion (which could occur with viewing D1 on a wide screen monitor. Here is an example recording from The Federal Series DVR in 960H@30fps shot with our 700TVL Weatherproof Varifocal IR Bullet Security Camera at the widest setting and recorded on our 4-Channel Federal DVR. I am standing at 25 feet from the camera:
Which one is right Federal Series Security DVR

The above video clearly shows that the Federal Series Security DVR can give you a great resolution recoding in a wide screen format without stretching or distortion. And, just because this DVR is called the federal does not mean it is only for the government. All different kinds of companies use these such as office buildings, schools and hospitals as well as government buildings. For the best that you can get with an analog cable system, it’s time to take a look at our HD-SDI Security DVR.

The HD-SDI Series Security DVR

The HD-SDI Series Security DVR records at a full 30 frames per second on all channels at a whopping 1080P! Now for the first time in the analog security camera DVR arena, you now can record in true High Definition Megapixel resolution without changing any of your old analog wires. All you have to do is attach HD-SDI cameras to this system…and keep your old wiring system! Here is an example of a recorded video from our HD-SDI Series in 1080p@30fps shot with our HD-SDI Box Camera and recorded on to our 4 Channel HDSDI DVR. I am standing at 25 feet. (Be sure to view at full screen and click on the gear icon and change the setting to 1080P).
Which one is right HD-SDI Series Security DVR
From the above video, you can see how recording in True HD produces an amazing quality video recording. Imagine (hopefully this will never happen) that you experience a vandal or intruder and wanted to see every feature of the assailant so that you can help the police in their investigation. The more detail in the recording, the more you can zoom in and see the detail. A tattoo, eye, color, scars are just some of the details that come to mind.
Here is another video at the same specs with the same system, and this time I am standing 50 feet away! (Be sure to view at full screen and click on the gear icon and change the setting to 1080P).
Which one is right Elite
In Conclusion:
To sum it up which Security DVR is best for you really depends on your budget and your security needs. If you have a bigger budget, the higher the resolution the greater detail in your recording. If you need an economical solution, you can still get away with a lower resolution and still be rest assured that even the lower resolution still has great features.
All of our Security DVRs have the benefits of being a stand-alone unit (meaning you don’t need to connect it to a computer and worry about viruses and people hacking into your system). The Linux system that runs our security DVRs is easy to use with the On Screen Display (OSD). Most of our DVRs come in 4, 8, 16 or 32 channels and can be equipped with 2-8 internal hard drives in addition to the capability in adding more devices through USB 2.0 and E-SATA.
If you would like more information on any of our Security Camera DVRs take a look at our product pages at SecurityCameraKing.com or call us at 866-573-8878.

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