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PC Based DVR(Digital Video Recorder)

Basic PC based DVR

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The PC based DVR is a computer that uses a Video Capture Card and  a software to record video from multiple cameras on a hard disk drive, software normally is installed on a hard drive using a windows or lynux based operating system.

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Advantages of PC based DVR

Compatible with surveillance softwares such as facial identification, license plate recognition, missing item detection, point of sales cash register, etc. Can be integrated with other security systems.

Disadvantages of PC Based DVR

Less reliable and less stable than Stand  Alone DVR, more vulnerable to viruses and hackers. More expensive than Stand Alone DVR.

Video Compression Types:

  • JPEG
  • MJPEG (Motion JPEG)
  • MPEG 4 (Good)
  • H.264 (Better)

Compression quality Comparison:

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When selecting a DVR consider:

  • Number of cameras supported or (channels)
  • Viewing/Recording in Frames per second (fps)
  • Compression technology (Video Compression)
  • Hard drive size (how long retain files)
  • TV and/or VGA and HDMI outputs
  • Network connection / remote viewing capability
  • Motion detection recording
  • Scheduling recording
  • Ability to save video and audio to a CD or flash drive
  • Easy and comprehensive search capabilities
  • User interface should be intuitive and easy to operate
  • Alarm handling capability
  • Remote viewing compatibily with diferents browsers, operative sistems and actual more used mobility devices
  • Cost of operation and others factors
  • Total Cost Ownership (TCO)

Recording Rate Comparisons:

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