Are you confused by all the different types of DVR or digital video recorders on the CCTV market? The descriptions used on websites can seem rather complicated with lots of different numbers used in specifications some of which are incorrect or misleading. You don't want to buy the wrong thing because a DVR is the heart of any CCTV system and it's important to make sure it will perform the job. We have put together this guide to help you make sense of everything. If you would rather speak to someone then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We aren't just a website we are a real company with real live breathing people full of CCTV knowledge which we are happy to share.
We cover all the key areas you need to consider when buying a DVR. Things like recording resolution, do you want a standard definition or high definition recorder? Many people want to be able to remote access their CCTV system over the internet so we discuss what is involved in the remote access section. The footage is stored on a hard drive within the DVR, we talk you through different types of drive, storage times and so on. We talk about some of the things to watch out for when comparing DVR recorders, and common areas where retailers and manufacturers try to pull the wool over your eyes.
Use the links in the menu on the left to navigate through the different topics. Don't forget you can always contact us if you need specific help or advice when deciding which DVR to buy.