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NVR vs DVR. How do we choose the recorder type!

Understanding the difference between NVR vs DVR will help to get a better decision on what security system suits your requirements and feasibility as it involves certain camera wiring.

nvr vs dvr

Security NVR and DVR recorders are responsible for video recording. DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder, and NVR stands for Network Video Recorder. These two types of camera recorders differentiate how they process data.

How does the NVR vs DVR process the data?

DVR recorder processes the video data at the recorder. In contrast, NVR processes the data at the camera, which transmits that to the NVR recorder, used for footage storage and online viewing. DVR and NVR systems handle the video data differently, working with different types of cameras. NVRs require IP digital cameras that can take not only video but audio as well. In contrast, a DVR requires analog cameras. It’s vital to mention that a security camera DVR system is wired, whereas NVR systems can be a wired or wireless system.

But Camius DVRs of the Trivaut series work not only with analog but security IP cameras well by supporting an XVR mode.

Storage of NVR vs DVR

A smart security camera system isn’t complete without reliable storage. Both digital and network video recorders come with single or multiple internal SATA hard drive ports. IF you are purchasing a security DVR or VR without a pre-installed internal HDD storage, and install it on your own, make sure to power off the recorder before operating it. Camius NVRs offer a dedicated section with details about the health of installed hard drives. The process is named SMART, which is short for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. The advantage of this technology running in the background and on-demand is that the user can stay up to date on the hard drive’s health.

Remote Access

When you compare NVR vs DVR, note that both types of security recorders come with a free video management software (VMS)designed for PC and Mac users and Camius View phone app for iOS and Android handheld devices (smartphone, tablet)

For a full range of Camius Digital and Network Video Recorders see below:

  • For more details about Camius DVR models and features, visit this link
  • For the Camius NVR range, click here