Enhance Home Security With an 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder
Let the combination of a camera and an 8-channel DVR keep a virtual watchful eye on a home or office. Use the device to provide answers about any mysterious incidents. Use advanced audio and video features designed to contribute to a reliable playback.How does an 8-channel DVR setup work?
Channels refer to the number of different cameras you can connect to the recording device. An 8-channel DVR lets you connect up to eight cameras simultaneously. Each channel captures and records the video/audio feed of the corresponding camera's subject matter. The images are recorded onto a hard drive. The amount of space on the hard drive varies, but significant amounts of 1 TB or 2 TB are common.What are the main features of an 8-Channel Security DVR?
To maximize the security capabilities of the camera and related DVR system, 8-channel devices usually come with added features, including:
- Night vision: With a night-vision feature, low-light scenarios do not automatically come with grainy or otherwise difficult-to-see video images. The recorded video presents better clarity.
- Motion detection: Rather than record hours of no activity, the DVR can be set to capture definitive movement. Through being sensitive to unusual motion, the DVR and cameras react when something out of the ordinary occurs on the property.
- Mobile device access: View the video feed on the DVR through a smartphone or other mobile device. The video feed could be viewed through an internet browser or via iPhone or Android devices.
- Real-time recording: Real-time recording captures images at 30 frames per second. Security camera images usually record at 15 frames per second. The 30fps recording delivers an enhanced display for better determinations of the subject matter on the video. 1080p-resolution recording capabilities further improve picture quality as well. See the manufacturer site for details.
An HDMI cable allows the audio and video to travel from the DVR recorder to a television or other monitor for viewing the playback. The cable connects to the appropriate and compatible HDMI port. The DVR recorder may contain multiple output ports, such as Video Graphics Array (VGA), Ethernet, and BNC ports.What is the purpose of the USB port?
Additional devices can be connected to the DVR through the USB port. This facilitates the copying of any recorded images to create a backup. Once copies of the audio/video are made, images on the DVR's hard drive can be erased to free up internal storage space.