First of all, it is important to understand that CCTV means Closed-Circuit-Television. Security Cameras these days are becoming more and more popular due to the increasing crime rate in Melbourne. Security Cameras help protect your family, your home and your pets. They provide an instant deterrent for possible crime as homes not under surveillance are more likely to be targeted.
What does DVR stand for?
Digital Video Recorder that records HD Cameras connected via coax cables.
What does NVR Stand for?
Network Video Recorder that records IP Cameras transmitted via network cables.
Why choose a DVR or an NVR?
- There is not much difference in quality.
- DVR Camera Units are usually cheaper than NVR’s.
- NVR’s are future proof! This meaning in the future if you ever need to upgrade or expand the unit you can! DVR’s have served their purpose so they will eventually fade out.
- NVR units allow you to have IP Cameras.
- DVR units allow you to have up to 4MP cameras whereas, with NVR’s there is an endless supply of camera qualities.
- NVR IP Cameras have a wider field of view.
Which one should you choose?
Ultimately it comes down to your budget and what you will be using the cameras for. If the cameras are just used as a deterrent than any cameras will suit your needs. However, if you are wanting them for security reasons and want good quality cameras that can eventually be upgradable, NVR is the way to go for you.
If you never want to worry about paying for a full camera system again than NVR is the way to go. In the future NVR IP Cameras will be the most popular on the market, therefore DVR units will become a thing of the past.
Still not sure?
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