A DVR security camera system offers basic protection for your house ad family. The word DVR means Digital Video Recorder. This security system is considered an older “legacy” option. It works with an analog camera or a couple of them, which does not process video footage. What it does is stream raw video to recorders through coaxial cables. From here, the recorder works on processing the video. Once the video is in the system, a person can use his or her smartphone to connect with the recorder and view the video footage. Compared to an NVR (Network Video Recorder) camera, a DVR security is a little bit old school. However, after the video is processed, both systems offer the same viewing option but with difference in audio and video quality. Each system has its sets of pros and cons. The type of camera you choose should depend on the area you live in and the level of criminal activity there.
One of the biggest benefits of a DVR security camera system is that it’s cheaper than its other counterparts. Some even have HDD capacity, which is what really matters. As long as a DVR system offers adequate video footage, which helps you identify the faces of the culprits that vandalized or robbed your house, it is perfect. Since a DVR system does not come under high technology, it is easier to set up. However, it does contain a lot of wires, which is why when installing the system, make sure the wires are not visible on the siding or they will become vulnerable to wear and tear. You can always access the video through a DVR port and can view it later. With an HD cable, the resolution offered by a DVR camera is 1080P, at a higher frame rate.
DVR security systems can also be connected to HD security cameras. The hardware chip used in them helps process and store footage coming from the cameras. As mentioned above, since setting up a DVR systems requires connection between multiple devices and cables, the link should be a “home run” from the DVR to the camera. DVR technology is slowly advancing and the newer technology offers better video quality and connection ease. However, if you are looking for a standard security system for your new house after moving in, this will do the trick of protecting you, your family and your house.