Not too long ago having a digital video recorder (DVR) in one’s home was a luxury that only the wealthier were able to afford. Today, however, personal home video archiving/indexing in the form of CCTV monitoring has become not only much more popular, but much more affordable too.
What is a DVR Home Surveillance System?
The DVR system is a form of CCTV monitoring and provides a respectable range of features and benefits for the user. Here are just a few of those:
- Long recording time while homeowner is away
- Email alerts and notifications to one’s mobile device
- Motion detection
- Greater deterrent for burlars/thieves
- Freedom from security gates and barred windows
What else are People Using DVR Systems for?
Not only do people use the DVR home surveillance system for theft and burglary prevention, but people have also found peace of mind in these other everyday purposes. Other features that the DVR system can offer include the following.
- Smoke detection
- Heat detection
- Carbon monoxide detection
- Insurance benefits (reduced premiums)
- 24-hour protection via recordings
Which Features to Pay Attention to
When choosing your DVR system for the home, pay attention to the following features:
- Size of the Hard Drive (250 GB is usually adequate for home surveillance needs)
- Number of Channels (4-8 channels is typical, although up to 32 is available)
- Camera Resolution (three categories are available and correspond in cost)
- Wired or wireless camera
- Night vision capabilities
Going Mobile Means more Freedom
A final advantage that the DVR system provides is mobility. Homeowners today can link their DVR system to their mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, making access to recorded footage that much easier.
If you are looking for a way to customize your DVR system or adapt it for personal home video recording, storage and indexing, contact iRecord today.