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NVR Features with Security Camera king

NVR Features with Security Camera king
SCK is here to talk to you about many of the coolest, and best  NVR features available on our network video recorders today. It’s important to understand what an NVR, or Network Video recorder, events and why these different features will matter to you!

As mentioned above NVr is short for Network Video Recorder and they are the successor and counterpart to another recorder which has been around longer called a DVR .’DVR’ is also an acronym and it stands for Digital Video Recorder. Now, we can tell one thing for sure so for with the information that’s been given, and that is that both of these machines are designed to record video, as is implied by their names. Clearly, they must be different in some meaningful way if they are sharing a function but have different names.

DVRs are older, and recorder video by connecting to CCTV, or closed-circuit-television cameras by coaxial cable. This cable can send an analog, or more recently, a digital video signal to a DVR to record that video data, digitally, to a hard disk or disks. All of the processing is done on the DVR.

With an NVR, the goal is ultimately the same, capture video from cameras around the premises and record it digitally. However, the way this is accomplished is very different. With an NVR, this device connects to a computer network on-site, or its own private network. On this network, there would be network cameras- also known as IP cameras- sharing the network. Over this digital network, the NVR can connect to the IP cameras and record their video data. Unlike with DVRs, NVRs let their IP cameras do all the coding and processing of the video data, to be handed off to the NVR for recording. 

Many people often wonder if there is a difference, or if one choice is better between NVRs and DVRs. An NVR is most beneficial for those who are doing a brand new installation, need many cameras, require the newest NVR features, and need dynamic control over those cameras. NVRs, while offering many features that DVRs do not, can not work with COAX cameras at all. So if you have an existing coax system, a DVR might be a ‘better choice. Most DVRs can, however, add IP cameras to themselves- though their feature compatibility might be limited. What this means is that you need to assess your circumstances and deduce what works for you.

For brand new installations, consider using an NVR for the convenience of only needing to run one cable for each camera connected to the system, this can keep labor costs down significantly. The highest resolution standards available today are achieved almost exclusively via IP. Furthermore, the best NVRs will be able to use features found in IP cameras that are not at all found in their COAX counterparts.

One of the nicest NVR features in CCTV tech today is the ability to access a camera’s internal settings easily and effectively. Until IP, the only way to do this was by using a PTZ controller- which often had poor interactivity or response. You’d have to use this PTz controller to access the camera’s OSD- or on-screen-display and navigate through a list of text-based menus, hoping to find what you need. Image setting, day/night settings might be there, might be hard to find, and the OSD also often has finicky behavior that sometimes isn’t clear how to operate, or if a setting took effect.

With IP cameras on a network, you can access their settings directly from the NVRs interface. Additionally, you can use a PC to connect to these cameras over their IP address and bring up a direct web interface exclusively for the camera you’re working with! This means the deepest most specific settings in the camera are far more easily accessible and easier to manipulate. There is also a much clearer indication of whether or not the effect of your settings. 

Additionally, resolutions such as 4k are doable using h264 video compression on the best NVRs we carry today. These units are able to save you tons of space by squeezing that super high-quality resolution into file seizes up to 65% smaller than h642 compression at 4k! That’s alot more recording time!

Here is a list of some of the newest, and most high tech IP Camera / NVR Features available on our recorders and cameras right now:

  • Facial Capture
  • Facial Recognition
  • People counting
  • Human Body Detection
  • Vehicle detection
  • AI IVS
  • Thermal Technology
  • Human Feature logging
  • Person vs Vehicle elimination

If you’re convinced NVR is the way to go, you’re going to want to pick from a List of the Best NVRS out there, click the link below to see what we have to offer.

We highly recommend that you reach out to one of our sales Pros to learn even more about compatibility, and set expectations for the equipment capabilities! There’s still no way to “enhance” blade runner style using any CCTV system, even with the best AI. outside of that, our NVRs are some of the most advanced on the market today, and all at a price that makes the equipment work for you!

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