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Your First Home Security System – Part 3: NVRs and Storage Solutions

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Hikvision DS-7716NI-I4-16P 16 Channel Network Video Recorder
 

In this third part of our multi-part series on setting up your first home security system, we’ll be looking at network video recorders (NVRs) and the different storage options available to you as a first-time buyer. We’ll cover NVR hardware and how to balance footage quality with storage space and network bandwidth.

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New Hikvision NVR Models For 2016 – DS-7716NI-I4-16P and DS-7608NI-I2-8P

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

New Hikvision NVR Models for 2016 - Available from www.use-ip.co.uk!

We’ve just received in the office two new Hikvision NVR models brand new for 2016 – the DS-7716NI-I4-16P and DS-7608NI-I2-8P. Both represent fantastic upgrades from the previous range, combining improved hardware with a wide range of support for cameras up to 4k in resolution!

They are perfect for use with Hikvision 4MP IP cameras, and therefore make a great base for any new IP camera CCTV system in 2016.

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QNAP Security NVR Firmware Update V3.5.0

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Taiwanese Network Video Recorder specialists QNAP Security have released their latest Firmware update V3.5.0 for their VioStor NVR series for free. Their press release describes the key improvements of this version and new features such as:

  • Dynamic E-map: allows users to pinpoint the position of each IP camera on a multi-layered digital map.
  • Video Segment Backup to External USB Device: users can now back up specific video segments of the camera channels from the VioStor NVR to an external USB storage device.
  • Real-time Digital Watermarking: real-time digital watermarks are embedded to the videos of the IP cameras as soon as they are recorded to the VioStor NVR.
  • 16-channel Simultaneous Video Playback: the new V3.5.0 firmware has largely increased the maximum number of channels for simultaneous remote playback from 4 to 16 to enhance the efficiency of video investigation.
  • New IP Cameras Support: in addition to more than 1,000 models of IP camera and video server, QNAP Security has added the support for Samsung, Yokogawa, and ONVIF-compliant Bosch, EverFocus and Hunt IP cameras to its compatibility list for the VioStor NVR series.

 

For more information, the QNAP press release, the firmware download and our product pages for QNAP VioStor NVRs please use the links below:

 

How many MegaBytes in a GigaByte?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Google logoHard disc drives continue to get larger all the time, especially when you need them to record megapixel CCTV cameras 24hrs per day.

As unlikely as it seems, we are now headed towards 2 TeraBytes on an SD card!

We’ve covered this topic of MegaBytes, GigaBytes, TeraBytes and PetaBytes before, but we realise that it still confuses people, so we just thought it might be worthwhile mentioning Google’s inbuilt converter and calculation functions for those that aren’t already aware of them.

If you want to know exactly how MegaBytes compares to GigaBytes (or whatever), just type your query into Google’s search box in the following format:

500MB in GB

Google’s first ‘search result’ will be:

500 megabytes = 0.48828125 gigabytes

You can use this for any conversion using:

KB = KiloBytes

MB = MegaBytes

GB = GigaBytes

TB = TeraBytes

PB = PetaBytes

It also works for other conversions:

4 pounds in kilos

4 pounds = 1.81436948 kilograms

2 feet in cm

2 feet = 60.96 centimeters

Google will also tell you the current time in most World Cities:

time Brisbane

10:18am Wednesday (EST) – Time in Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane, California 4:18pm -1 day PST

Hope that’s handy to know?

2TB SDXC Cards – Coming Soon!

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Two TeraBytes on an SD card!SDXC Card

That’s incredible.

Spotted over at ZDnet as just another new gadget announcement from the CES show in Las Vegas this week.

The SD Association have announced a new SD XC format which will be capable of storing up to 2 TB (a TeraByte is 1,000 Gigabytes).

What’s more, read/write speeds of up to 300 Mbits/second are on the product roadmap.

From the SD Association website:

A 2 TB SDXC memory card can store 100 HD movies, 480 hours of HD recording or 136,000 fine-grade photos. Faster bus speeds will enable professional-level recording in compact consumer camcorders and increase the number of frames shot in a second with SDXC cameras.

Put one of these in the back of a surveillance camera and you’ve got yourself a built-in 20-day HD Digital Video Recorder!

There’s a good write-up over at the CES Show site.

We shall have to wait and see how long before any manufacturer actually releases a product that can live up to the potential in this new specification – product being; either SDXC cards with the above capability OR devices able to utilise it …