Complete Guide to Choosing Wired NVR Camera System for Business and Home

If you are looking for a reliable and easy-to-install security camera system for your business or home, you might want to consider Camius NVR camera system. PoE stands for Power over Ethernet, which means that the cameras can receive power and transmit audio and video data through a single Ethernet cable. NVR stands for Network Video Recorder, which is a device that stores the audio and video footage from the cameras on a hard drive disk.

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Simple IP Camera System Installation

You don’t need to run separate power cables or outlets for each camera, which reduces the wiring complexity and cost. You also don’t need to configure each IP camera individually, as the Camius NVR can automatically detect and assign IP addresses to the PoE cameras. The Camius IP camera system makes the process plug and play without any hassles of configuring the network. Any users can setup the system at his home, office, retail shop, etc.

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Less cord clutter with Ethernet Powered Security Cameras

A single Ethernet cable can carry both power and data, which makes the system with wired ethernet powered security cameras neater and more organized. You also don’t need to worry about power adapters or extension cords

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Consistent PoE Camera Connection

A PoE NVR camera system uses a wired connection, which is more stable and secure than a wireless connection. You don’t have to worry about signal interference, bandwidth limitations, or hacking risks.

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No need for Wi-Fi network

A PoE NVR camera system can work independently of your home or office network, which means that you don’t need to share your internet bandwidth with the cameras. You also don’t need to worry about Wi-Fi dead zones or weak signals.

Type of PoE Camera

However, not all PoE NVR camera systems are created equal. There are different types of cameras, NVRs, and features that you need to consider before buying a PoE NVR camera system. PoE cameras come in different shapes and sizes, such as bullet, dome, turret, and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ). Each type has its own pros and cons, depending on your needs and preferences.

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Bullet Cameras

Bullet cameras have a cylindrical shape and a fixed viewing angle. They are easy to install, flexible, fit on any surface, and offer great image quality. They also look like a camera, which can deter potential intruders. Check Camius BOLTX536R and SPOT828A-R cameras

Turret and Dome Cameras

Dome cameras have a rounded housing that protects the camera lens from weather and vandalism. They are discreet and can blend in with the environment. They also have a wider viewing angle than bullet cameras. Turret cameras are a type of dome camera that have a compact design and a fixed viewing angle similar to dome cameras. They are less prone to glare and offer great night vision. They are also easy to adjust and reposition. If you are looking for turret cameras, check out the IRIS528R or IRIS8R

PTZ Cameras

PTZ cameras offer enhanced surveillance capabilities with pan, tilt, and zoom functions, providing detailed views. However, their higher cost, complexity, bandwidth requirements, storage needs, and maintenance make them better suited for large commercial or public installations with dedicated security operators, and they may create potential blind spots due to their narrow-angle view and varifocal lens.



The most common resolutions for PoE cameras are:

  • 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels): This is the standard resolution for high-definition (HD) video. It offers good image quality and clarity, but it may not capture enough details for some applications.
  • 2K  (2880 x 1620 pixels): This is an intermediate resolution between 1080p and 4K. It offers better image quality than 1080p
  • 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels): This is the highest resolution for ultra-high-definition (UHD) video. It offers superb image quality and clarity
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NVR Network Video Recorder types for home and business security camera systems

The NVR is the device that records and stores the audio and video footage from the cameras. It also provides power and network connectivity to the cameras through its built-in PoE switch. The most important factors to consider when choosing an NVR for your home or business security camera systems:

Number of Channels

When selecting an NVR, it is crucial to consider the number of channels it supports to accommodate both your present and future camera requirements. Certain NVRs offer additional channels beyond the available PoE ports, allowing for the incorporation of extra cameras using a separate PoE switch or injector. Camius provides 8-channel NVRs equipped with a 10TB maximum capacity local hard drive. For increased storage needs, consider our 16 or 32-channel NVR recorders, which feature 2 and 8 hard drives, respectively, along with an external SATA port.

NVR Camera Systems Resolution

The resolution of a POE camera determines how clear and detailed the image is. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality. However, higher resolution also means more bandwidth and storage space are required. With Camius, we solved this problem since all our NVR camera systems have the highest bandwidth and bitrate in the industry. We do not limit customers by selling them low-bandwidth NVR recorders like many other manufacturers in the industry.

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Number of Channels

This determines how many cameras the NVR can support. You should choose an NVR that has enough channels for your current and future needs. Some NVRs may have more channels than PoE ports, which means that you can add more cameras using a separate PoE switch or injector.

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This determines the maximum resolution that the NVR can record and display. You should choose an NVR that matches or exceeds the resolution of your cameras. All Camius NVR recorders support 4K video resolution!

H.265 is a video compression standard that reduces the file size and bandwidth consumption of high-resolution video without compromising image quality. It can save up to 50% of storage space and bandwidth compared to H.264 compression.

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Storage Capacity and Playback

This determines how much video footage the NVR can store. You should choose an NVR that has enough storage space for your desired recording duration and resolution. Some NVRs may have a pre-installed hard drive, while others may require you to install your own hard drive. You can also expand the storage capacity by adding an external hard drive or cloud storage service.

This allows you to review and search the recorded video footage on the NVR or a connected monitor. You can also export or backup the video files to a USB drive or cloud storage service.

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Remote Access

Remote access allows you to view and control the NVR and the cameras from anywhere, using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can also receive alerts and notifications when the NVR detects motion or other events.

Camius NVR camera systems work with PCs and Mac desktops, have broad web browser compatibility, and have their own smartphone app for iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets

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This feature allows the IP security camera to capture sound for listen-in and recording. Spotlight cameras have a built-in speaker in addition to a microphone for a loud siren and two-way audio.

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This feature allows the camera to detect movement and sound in its field of view and proximity and trigger an alert or recording. Camius PoE cameras have advanced motion detection features, such as person or vehicle detection, which can reduce false alarms and save storage space.

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Night Vision

Experience exceptional visibility even in low-light or complete darkness with the powerful Night Vision feature. Camius IP cameras utilize infrared (IR) LEDs or lasers to provide superior night vision capabilities. With our cameras, you have the flexibility to customize night vision settings, including adjusting the strength of LED beams and selecting between color or black and white imagery, ensuring optimal surveillance performance tailored to your specific needs.

Equip your home or business with wired outdoor security cameras offering lights, siren, 2 way audio, centralized NVR recording, and remote access or use it offline standalone security system. Experience enhanced security with the ability to emit a siren sound or light when motion or other events are detected, with built-in siren and lights available in our 4K spotlight cameras, while external alarm devices may be required for non-Camius IP cameras.
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Access from Any Device: IP Surveillance Software, Web Browser & Security Camera App

Camius ethernet powered security cameras and NVR recorders offer more than just HDMI and smartphone monitoring. Their free NVR software transforms desktops, laptops, PCs, or Macs into 24/7 surveillance stations. Users can monitor live video and audio, playback, and manage multiple cameras from different locations, displaying multiple cameras on a single desktop.

Camius View, the Smartphone Security Camera App, grants full camera access from anywhere on your iPhone, iPad, and Android. Add your security cameras to the app on iOS and Google Play stores. View, playback, listen, and remotely control your Camius cameras.

Camius security NVR, DVR recorders, and best home security cameras are compatible with web browsers for quick access and remote settings—those web browsers include Google Chrome, Edge, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.


A NVR security system is a modern surveillance solution designed to capture, record, and manage video footage from IP cameras (also called network cameras). Unlike traditional DVR systems, which work with analog cameras, NVR systems are specifically tailored for use with IP cameras, offering higher resolution recording, greater scalability, cost effective wiring using a single Cat5e, Cat6 cable which delivers power and data. Camius offers a range of NVR systems to meet various surveillance needs, providing reliable and efficient video management solutions.

Choosing between an NVR and DVR security system depends on several factors, including the type of cameras you plan to use, desired recording resolution, and system requirements. Generally, NVR systems are considered superior for modern surveillance setups due to their compatibility with IP cameras, higher resolution recording capabilities, and advanced features such as remote access and analytics. If you already have analog cameras and prefer a more cost-effective solution, a DVR system may be suitable. Camius offers a hybrid DVR security system that lets you enjoy the benefits of the latest technologies, including remote access, high-capacity hard drives, smart detection with no false alarms, complete privacy, and the ability to add IP cameras with audio and deterrence. Camius offers both NVR and DVR camera systems, allowing customers to select the option that best fits their needs

No, an NVR does not typically require a separate computer for operation. NVR systems are standalone devices equipped with built-in processing power and storage capacity, allowing them to manage video footage from connected IP cameras independently. However, depending on your surveillance setup and preferences, you may choose to access the NVR’s interface and footage remotely via a computer or mobile device using dedicated software or apps provided by Camius.

An NVR is essential for modern surveillance applications due to its ability to efficiently manage and store video footage from IP cameras. NVR systems offer several advantages, including higher resolution recording, advanced features such as remote access and analytics, and greater scalability compared to traditional DVR systems. Whether for home security, business surveillance, or commercial applications, an NVR provides reliable and comprehensive video management, ensuring enhanced security and peace of mind

When it comes to selecting the best NVR (Network Video Recorder), several factors must be considered, such as video quality, storage capacity, ease of use, and compatibility with various camera types.

Camius NVR recorders stand out in the industry due to their exceptionally high bandwidth capabilities, ranging between 128 Mbps for 8 channel models and 320 Mbps for 16 channel NVR models. This high bandwidth ensures smooth and uninterrupted video recording even at the highest quality settings. Additionally, Camius NVR network video recorders support high bitrates, further enhancing video clarity and detail.

Another significant advantage of Camius NVRs is their support for high-capacity hard drives, with each SATA port accommodating up to 14TB. This allows for extensive storage, making it ideal for long-term video retention and large-scale security setups. The combination of these features, along with advanced functionalities like remote access, smart  detection, and AI-based functions, makes Camius NVRs one of the best choices for both home and business security needs.

An NVR (Network Video Recorder) and an IP camera (Internet Protocol camera) are both crucial components of a modern security system, but they serve different roles. An IP camera captures and transmits video data over a network, allowing for high-resolution and real-time monitoring. NVRs, on the other hand, are devices that receive, store, and manage video footage from IP cameras. The main difference lies in their functions: IP cameras are the source of video data, while NVRs handle the recording and management of this data. Camius offers a range of IP cameras and NVRs that work seamlessly together, ensuring top-tier security and efficient audio and video management.

When selecting security cameras for business use, it’s essential to consider factors such as image quality, reliability, advanced features, and scalability. Camius security camera systems are highly recommended for business environments due to their superior performance and comprehensive features. Camius offers a range of 2K and 4K wired IP cameras that provide exceptional clarity and detail, crucial for identifying individuals and incidents. Camius cameras are equipped with features like color night vision, smart motion and pedestrian detection, and AI-based functions, including human, vehicle, and perimeter intrusion detection, enhancing security monitoring capabilities. Additionally, Camius NVR recorders are among the best, offering plug and play setup, advanced features without limiting users, and the systems are designed to be user-friendly and scalable, allowing businesses to easily expand their security network as needed.

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