Selecting the DVR Features You Need
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Selecting the right system can be difficult for people who aren’t familiar with security camera installs. This can be due to the fact that every type of CCTV user has different needs and requirements.
These can be broken up e.g. the needs of a home user are different to the needs of a retails store. Basic requirements for all users of DVR systems are Triplex, the ability to back it up, strong technical support, and ease of playback.
Triplex DVR’s can record, backup and view live video all at the same time. Anytime you have to stop recording to view playback, you run the risk of something happening while the system is down. You also run the risk of a user leaving the system in a non-recording mode when they finish with it.
Backing up the video incase of an incident can be helpful if an incident occurs where police need to watch the footage to identify thieves. CCTV systems can also be useful in other legal matters or personal injury lawsuits because making a CD of an event could stop a costly lawsuit before it began.
Ease of playback has to be strongly considered. The reason tape systems are fading out is that trying to wade through days of footage to find an incident would take hours.
Strong technical support is very important. If the system isn’t working properly then there’s no protection. You trust the system to protect you therefore you need a company that will stand behind its products. You want to work with a company that is local to you or has strong support e.g. buying a cheap DVR from China might save a few pounds now but cost a lot more in the long run.
These are the very basics that all users should be looking for. If your system doesn’t meet these requirements it’s not going to help you very much.
For further information on DVR systems specific for your CCTV requirements, do not hesitate to contact us.