DVR System

CCTV DVR System or IP NVR System?

DVR is digital video recorder, supporting analogue video signal input. The DVR can compress, record, playback, internet access for the video signal. But the highest resolution only reach to 960H (928*576) or D1 (704*576).

NVR is network video recorder, NVR works with IP cameras, with function of recording compressed digital video signal, and local playback and video streaming. The resolution can support from QCIF to 1.3MP, 2MP, 3MP, 5MP…etc HD video signal.

Chinese standalone digital video recorder network setup

Majority of standalone digital video recorder with built-in virtual server, after connect the standalone digital video recorder to local Lan network, you must config the DVR and router correctly. Herein we provide tutorial on how to config the network for Chinese made standalone DVR.

Step 1: Find the correct setting for your network. This step help you to find the IP address and subnet address, as well as DNS address for your network, and it will help your DVR communicate with your local router.

Difference between NVR, HD-SDI DVR, HVR, DVR, HDCVI

Introduction to NVR

Network video recorder (NVR) is advanced video recorder which is designed to record compressed video footage to hard disk drivers (HDD). The NVR can receive the video/images or even audio through an Ethernet network (cat5/cat6) from IP cameras. Typically, NVR can support high definition recording including 1280x720 (720P) and 1920x1080 (1080P), some advanced NVRs with capability to record 3 megapixel and 5 megapixel resolutions for ultra HD video surveillance applications. Therefore, when compared to a DVR and analogue cameras system, an NVR and IP cameras is more expensive, however, it provides much higher resolution and superior image qualities.

FAQ and solutions for standalone DVR

If you recently bought a new DVR for your video surveillance project, now you are facing problems, you can turn to manufacturers or dealers to help you solve the problem, or you can solve by yourself for problems with easy solution. We herein provide some FAQ for the standalone DVR

Forgot DVR password, how to generate temporary password or reset?

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Forgetting the admin password turns to be a nightmare for the users. We herein provide you the simple instructions on how to generate a new super password to allow you login the DVR, then reset the password. We provide this instruction based on premise that you have ordered DVRs from us, or you are using similar DVRs with same embedded firmware like our products. Random super password generation requires you with the password generation software. 

How to choose the right security DVR

Since the developing of technology, DVR is widely used in CCTV system. There are many brands of DVR with low level quality unit or high end unit in the security market. How to choose right standalone DVR ? please check following information.

How to connect DVR to alarm systems ?

Everyday we will receive many inquiries about how to connect the DVR to alarm system, this motivate me to write this article. Actually, connect DVR to alarm system or alarm system to DVR is very simple. Before connect these systems, you must get the right system,  the standalone DVR must contain alarm input and output, also the alarm system must contain with hard wired zones. So if your alarm system only with wireless zones, then it can not connect to DVR. After make the correct wiring between sensors and DVR, when sensor is triggered, the DVR system will start to record the video for that channel. When you make connection between alarm system and DVR, when security cameras detect the motion, the DVR system will not only start to recording, but also trigger the alarm system.

Integrated solution of video surveillance systems and alarm systems

Video surveillance systems and alarm systems are parts of a security system. Video surveillance systems can work individually to achieve the function of monitoring. Alarm systems with multi-purposes of crime deterrence, intrusion detection, fire detection, medical help, and even automation. As we know CCTV works as active surveillance system effectively for crime discovery, examination and investigation, but CCTV requires security guard or person to watch the monitor, and CCTV will not detect anything or anyone. As an opposite, alarm systems are passive monitoring device that can detect the event and trigger the alarm without people watch the video.

Introduction to Hisilicon DVR/NVR

HiSilicon (Chinese:海思) is one of famous processor designer and manufacturer which is with offices in China, USA and Sweden, the company headquarter is in Shenzhen, China. Almost made-in-china DVR/NVR are adopting HiSilicon ARM processor.The company is one of major sub-company of HuaWei.

HiSilicon provides ASICs and solutions for communication network and digital media. These ASICs are widely used in over 100 countries and regions around the world. In the digital media field, Hisilicon has already released the SoC and solution for network surveillance, videophone, DVB and IPTV.

The performance of processor determined the video recording resolution and functions. In order to get the accurate parameter for DVR, today, we are making simple introduction for the HiSilicon based digital video recorder and network video recorders.

NVR system vs DVR system, which one do I purchase?

When considering the video surveillance system. There are two kinds of security system are available in the market; DVR security system and NVR security system. As we know, digital video recorder (DVR) and network video recorder (NVR) come in diverse different features, models and types. Understanding the function of them and difference between them is very important when you want to choose one system to meet your needs.

Digital video recorder (DVR) vs Network video recorder (NVR)

Undoubtedly, we are entering into digital era. Even the digital video recorders have very powerful network function, hence the difference between DVR and NVR can be confusing to many.

DVR system vs NVR system

Software compression dvr card or hardware compress card ?

PC-based DVR system with the higher stability and flexibility also is easy to customize. DVR cards are the core component for PC-based DVR systems. Through adding more compression DVR cards, the PC-based DVR system can support more video channels and other desired functions.

The advantage of video surveillance dedicated HDD for DVR

From incomplete statistics, the 60% of problems for standalone DVR are derived from the hard driver (HDD). With the new technology development, video data storage are increasing with geometric growth speed, it’s very tricky, once hard driver with problem and lost data. When these problems happen, security installer need to offer free door to door maintenance service for customers, this will not only increase the business cost, but also damage the reputation.

Surveillance DVR

Troubleshooting tips for standalone dvr

This article is about troubleshooting tips for standalone DVR, then content as below:

What differrence between 960H DVR and D1 DVR ?

When you are searching for standalone digital video recorder, you will see QCIF, CIF, D1, 960H parameters in every standalone DVR technical information table. CIF, D1, 960H are the recording and playback resolution for security DVR. These parameters are very important factors determined your video recording surveillance performance and resolution.