One of the most
important pieces to your surveillance system is your
surveillance video recorder. Whether you have one, four or
sixteen cameras you have to take what those cameras see and
store that video for reference or possible evidence. Now you
need to decide whether you want to record digitally to a DVR
or record onto VHS tapes using a VCR.
What surveillance video recorder is
right for you?
Digital Video Recorder
(DVR) - Unlike VCRs, DVRs record video to a computer hard
drive or other media such as a CD or DVD. This makes a DVR easy to
maintain because there are no bulky tapes to change or the risk of
losing video quality when recording over previous footage. Except for
the World's Smallest DVR, all of our other DVRs can be operated and
monitored remotely from anywhere in the world using the Internet.
While the surveillance video data is stored on the DVR it can be
protected from loss caused be operating errors, tampering and
VCRs - VCRs
record to a video cassette tape which creates the need to change
tapes. So we built our VCRs with time-lapse and video motion
detection features. Video motion detection allows the VCR to begin
recording only while motion is detected. Time-lapse is a series of
images taken in a set number of time intervals. This means that not
every frame is recorded as it is with Real Time. Time-lapse and
motion detection help space on your video tapes.
Software - VISEC is a software that is installed on an
existing computer that you own. VISEC turns that computer into a
surveillance system. You can connect up to four cameras to the
computer and the video can be set-up to record to your computer, VISEC's server or an FTP site. VISEC can be run in hidden mode, which
means that anyone using your computer would not know it's running.