Video Recorders

DVR - Digital Video Recorder - works with analog cameras
NVR - Network Video Recorder - works with IP cameras
Hybrid DVR - works with analog and IP cameras

PC based DVR vs. Embedded DVR

The PC based DVR is Windows based, which, unlike EMBEDDED systems is very flexible and very user friendly. Includes CD R/W, keyboard & Mouse. Does not include Monitor.

The standard HDD is 2TB and additional HDD space can be easily added for expanded archiving.
NVR's - is used with IP cameras only. The video quality of the IP cameras is many times higher than the analog cameras.
The IP cameras are Megapixel cameras, which is related to the camera resolution. The higher the MP, the higher the resolution and much crisp image. In this case The Hard Drive is mesured in TB(Terra Bytes) as the images for storing are much higher definition.
The newest development is toward compression of the images (H.265) to use less HDD.
We started using IP cameras from 2005, from 1MP to 12MP. The IP cameras that we have used are Vivotek, Geovision, Axis.
The NVRs Geovision, also Windows based. The Geovision software is installed on PC or Server. The cameras are Geovision or if they are different brand they have to be compatible with  Geovision and use Geovision NVR licence for 3rd party cameras. Be aware that the IP cameras are not interchangeable as the Analog Cameras. Check Geovision site for the List of supported IP cameras.
As with the DVR + Analog cameras systems, the NVR + IP camera system has Remote Monitoring, the live and recorded images are  accessible from anywhere via computer, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone or Blackberry.
Hybrid Recorders - they work with analog and IP Megapixel cameras. If there are existing analog cameras they can be used and add more IP Megapixel cameras. Armour Alarms has been using Geovision Hybrid Systems for many years. The IP cameras are also from Geovision, or if different make of IP cameras, we can use the Geovision licence for third party cameras. Check Geovision site for the List of supported IP cameras.
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