When talking in security and surveillance camera system circles, you may have heard “DVR for IP Camera” mentioned. That’s understandable because these systems are becoming very popular these days very fast. In the following article will explain what all the abbreviations mean, how a typical system works verses a DVR for IP camera, and what an NVR is.
First, let’s talk about a non-IP or non Internet Protocol security camera system. This system typically consists of digital video cameras (non-IP), a Digital Video Recorder or DVR, and one or more monitors. In simple terms, the cameras are needed to capture the video image, the DVR records the images, and the monitor displays them.