Network Video Recorders (NVRs) from Q-See come in a variety of styles and feature an array of sophisticated capabilities. Most provide at least 2 to 4 terabytes (TB) of internal hard-drive (HDD) storage space. Some allow for expanded storage, with space for additional HDD drives. Taking advantage of this feature will allow you to dramatically expand your unit’s storage capacity, should the need arise in the future.
Channels and Ports
Depending on the model you choose, your NVR from Q-See will accept and display feeds from four to 32 separate digital cameras, and allow you to record any of those channels in high definition. Your NVR will also include ports that enable you to quickly connect your NVR to a standard video monitor and/or your Mac, PC, or high definition television. Additionally, many NVRs allow for remote control/viewing of camera feed(s), using your smartphone, an Internet connection, and free remote viewing apps.
NVRs are designed to work with today’s high definition digital cameras, such as IP HD. Most cameras conveniently connect with a single cable, such as Power Over Ethernet (POE), which supplies power to the camera, while allowing the camera to send digital video files back to your NVR. Choose 720p or 1080p HD cameras for general surveillance coverage, or select 3 or 4 megapixel (MP) cameras, for more sensitive areas that warrant the most-detailed HD surveillance possible. Many NVR models also provide for motion detection, alarms, notifications, and prescheduling of camera activities.