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Camius 16 Channel NVR Recorders using the Power over Ethernet (PoE) Technology

Camius 16 Channel NVR recorders are designed with Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports, enabling them to power and record up to 16 IP security cameras using a CAT5 Ethernet cable or higher, up to 328 feet in length. This setup simplifies the installation process by combining power and data transmission over a single cable, ensuring a clean and efficient configuration.

Advanced User Interface and Compatibility

The Camius NVR security camera system offers a sophisticated user interface with highly customizable settings, facilitating a plug-and-play installation when paired with Camius IP cameras. While the system is optimized for Camius cameras, it may also support IP cameras from other manufacturers, albeit with limited functionality such as basic video motion detection.

High Capacity Storage and Remote Access

With the capability to store recorded footage on local hard drives for extended periods, the Camius NVR can be expanded to accommodate up to 42 terabytes. The 4K Ultra High Definition output and Gigabit WAN port ensure exceptional video quality and bandwidth. Additionally, the Camius View App and advanced VMS software provide the ability to live view, playback, and manage your PoE NVR system remotely and securely, offering 24/7 video recording and motion-triggered alerts, keeping you informed even when away from the property.


  • What is a Network Video Recorder used for?

A Network Video Recorder (NVR) is used for the centralized recording and management of video footage from IP (Internet Protocol) security cameras. The Camius 16 channel NVR recorders capture and store high-definition video streams from up to 16 connected IP cameras, providing a secure and reliable method to monitor and review security footage. The footage can be stored on local hard drives for extended periods and accessed remotely through applications the Camius View App, Camius Desktop Software and Web Browser Application.

  • What is the difference with DVR and NVR?

The primary difference between Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) lies in the type of cameras they support and how they handle video data. DVRs work with analog cameras, converting analog signals to digital for recording. In contrast, NVRs work with IP cameras, which digitize video data at the camera level and transmit it over a network.

NVRs, like the Camius 16 channel models, provide higher video quality, better image settings customization, and easier installation due to Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. This PoE feature simplifies installation by combining power and data transmission in a single cable. However, Camius also offers unique hybrid DVRs that function as non-PoE NVRs. This hybrid technology allows them to support both analog and IP cameras, providing flexibility and advanced features, higher resolution outputs, and greater versatility compared to traditional DVRs and NVRs.

  • How many cameras can be connected to a 16 channel NVR?

A 16 channel NVR can connect up to 16 IP cameras simultaneously. The Camius 16 channel NVR recorders are specifically designed to manage and record not only video but audio feeds from 16 cameras, making them suitable for comprehensive surveillance setups for both business and home environments.

  • What is the difference between 16 channel NVR and DVR?

The difference between a 16 channel NVR and a DVR includes the type of cameras they support and the method of video processing. A 16 channel NVR, like those from Camius, supports up to 16 IP cameras and processes video data over a network. DVRs, on the other hand, are traditionally limited to analog cameras and process video data by converting analog signals to digital formats but the Camius is an exception since it offers hybrid DVR solution where users can add not only analog cameras using BNC video inputs but IP cameras over the networks. With Camius 16 channel DVR you can have not only 16 analog but also 8 IP cameras over the network.

  • What are the 2 types of NVR?

The two main types of NVRs are:

PoE NVR (Power over Ethernet): These NVRs have built-in PoE ports that provide both power and data connections to IP cameras through a single Ethernet cable. The Camius 16 channel NVR is an example of a PoE NVR.

Non-PoE NVR: These NVRs do not provide power to the cameras and require separate power sources for each camera. They typically connect to cameras via a network or PoE switch. Camius offers 4K 32 channel non-PoE NVR.

The difference between PoE NVRs and non-PoE NVRs is that PoE NVRs have built-in PoE ports that provide both power and data connectivity to IP cameras via a single Ethernet cable. Non-PoE NVRs require separate power sources for each camera and typically connect cameras through a network switch. The Camius 16 channel NVR, being a PoE NVR, simplifies setup providing a quick plug-n-play installation with Camius PoE IP cameras.

  • What is a PoE NVR?

A PoE NVR (Power over Ethernet Network Video Recorder) is a type of NVR that includes PoE ports, allowing it to power and transmit data to IP cameras through a single Ethernet cable. The Camius 8 channel and 16 channel NVR recorders are PoE NVRs, which simplifies installation, reduces the need for additional power cables, and eliminates the time-consuming process of configuring IP addresses for each IP camera.

  • Will any PoE camera work with any NVR?

PoE cameras compatibility with certain NVR can be varied. The Camius 16 channel NVR recorders are optimized for use with Camius IP cameras, ensuring full functionality and seamless integration. Other manufacturers’ PoE cameras also may work with Camius NVRs but could have limited features such as basic video motion detection missing on smart detection powered with A.I.