In addition to the latest cameras, your Allcooper CCTV system will include a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or Network Video Recorder (NVR).
These pieces of hardware store the footage your cameras record, so you can review at a later time. Cameras connected to a DVR can only store footage locally to the recorder itself, whilst an NVR can connect to your business’s IT network and any IP cameras also linked to it.
As an NVR CCTV system can connect to your network, it opens up a world of possibility. The biggest benefit of this is being able to stream live and recorded footage directly to your smartphone or tablet. This is because the footage stored on your NVR can also be uploaded to a cloud-based location, which you access securely from anywhere with an internet connection.
An IP NVR system supports High Definition (HD) images from megapixel IP cameras. The images are encoded and compressed by the cameras themselves, then transferred to the NVR recorder. This allows you to view better quality images.
If you want to experience better quality CCTV with an NVR camera system, making the step up from analogue to NVR CCTV can be easier than you think. The first step is to upgrade your analogue cameras to IP cameras. In most cases, we can even use your existing cable infrastructure, removing the need for extensive rewiring. We’ll then upgrade your recording hardware to an IP NVR. NVR CCTV enables each NVR camera to be linked together on the same network, so you can take advantage of benefits such as HD images and remote access.
If you would like to discuss an NVR CCTV system for your business, please contact us to arrange your free-of-charge surveyor visit.