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Video Recording Devices - DVRs (digital) and VCRs (Analog)

One of the most important pieces to your surveillance system is your surveillance video recorder. Whether you have one, four or sixteen cameras you have to take what those cameras see and store that video for reference or possible evidence. Now you need to decide whether you want to record digitally to a DVR or record onto VHS tapes using a VCR. So which video recording system would be best for your application?

Well below is a simple description of the different ways to capture video. There are two forms of capturing video; Analog and Digital. Analog video capture would be through the use of a VCR where the video is stored on a magnetic tape. We no longer sell any analog recording device as the digital recording devices have become very affordable and provide so many more features than the old-style VCRs.

VCRs - VCRs record to a video cassette tape which creates the need to change tapes. So we built our VCRs with time-lapse and video motion detection features. Video motion dection allows the VCR to begin recording only while motion is detected. Time-lapse is a series of images taken in a set number of time intervals. This means that not every frame is recorded as it is with Real Time. Time-lapse and motion detection help space on your video tapes.

Digital Video Recorder (DVR) - Unlike VCRs, DVRs record video to a computer hard drive or other media such as a CD or DVD. This makes a DVR easy to maintain because there are no bulky tapes to change or the risk of losing video quality when recording over previous footage. Except for the World's Smallest DVR, all of our other DVRs can be operated and monitored remotely from anywhere in the world using the Internet. While the surveillance video data is stored on the DVR it can be protected from loss caused be operating errors, tampering and accidents.

VISEC Surveillance Software - VISEC is a software that is installed on an existing computer that you own. VISEC turns that computer into a surveillance system. You can connect up to four cameras to the computer and the video can be set-up to record to your computer, VISEC's server or an FTP site. VISEC can be run in hidden mode, which means that anyone using your computer would not know it's running.

4 Channel DVR
Total of 120 frames per second with this Real Time DVR. Record up to 4 cameras. 160 gigabyte hard drive. Includes a CDRW so you can burn recordings to a CD.
World's Smallest DVR
The World's Smallest DVR can Record up to 40 Hours of video at 320x240 Resolution. Less than one pound. Perfect for body worn & covert applications and fits easily into a fanny pack.
8 Channel DVR
Total of 240 frames per second with this Real Time DVR. Record up to 8 cameras. 250 gigabyte hard drive. Includes a CDRW so you can burn recordings to a CD.
VISEC Surveillance Software
With VISEC you can keep an eye on everything you ever wanted without spending a fortune. This is very helpful for monitoring your home, office, cars and valuables.
16 Channel DVR
Total of 480 frames per second with this Real Time DVR. Record up to 16 cameras. 500 gigabyte hard drive. Includes a CDRW so you can burn recordings to a CD.
GeoVision DVR Cards
We carry a complete line of the highest quality digital video recording cards on the market.
8,16 channel embedded DVR
Total of 120 frames per second with these Real Time embedded DVR. networkable and able to view live on Internet. 250 GB or 500 GB Hard Drive Included..
4 channel embedded DVR
Record up to 4 cameras with this Real Time embedded DVR. 160 GB hard drive. Not networkable, and can't be viewed on the Internet.


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