Analog Video Management / DVR Recording
We talked earlier about hybrid systems, which allow you to incorporate analog CCTV cameras into a networked surveillance solution. Managing video in this type of system requires a digital video recorder (DVR). With a DVR, your software, hardware, and video storage are all combined in a single unit that accepts analog camera feeds and digitizes them.
Benefits of DVR Technology:
Almost all DVRs now support remote monitoring over the internet. While the analog CCTV systems of the past were limited to dedicated security monitors in a central location, today’s DVR systems let you access your camera feeds in real-time from any web-enabled computer, and some systems even enable viewing via handheld devices.
Password protection ensures that only authorized users can access footage remotely.
Helping to further optimize storage space, digital video recorders support a variety of compression formats, from Motion JPEG and MPEG-4, to leading-edge H.264 technology. These compression technologies help to reduce video file sizes while maintaining optimum image quality.