Security camera recorders are specially designed for recording camera images. These recorders have a hard disk or an SD card for recording the images and often a video output such as VGA or HDMI to connect the recorder to a TV or monitor. When buying a recorder for a security camera, it is important to pay close attention to certain matters, such as compatibility with the security camera for which you want to use the recorder and whether the connections fit any existing equipment.
Models recorders for security cameras
The different recorders can be roughly divided into 2 groups. The first is the DVR which stands for Digital Video Recorder and is used for cameras that have a BNC or Tulip video connection. In addition, there is the NVR, which stands for Network Video Recorder and is used for cameras with a UTP cable video connection. Both systems are now able to run both the video and the power via the same cable, so that it is no longer necessary to have a power connection at the location of the camera.
Advantages and disadvantages of camera recorders
Many security cameras have the option to use it standalone or in combination with a recorder. The advantage of using a recorder for surveillance cameras is that with multiple cameras, they can all be managed from one location. More memory can be placed in a recorder for storage and a recorder often works more stable than recording on the security camera itself.
A recorder takes up extra space and a cable must be drawn from the recorder to the security camera or WiFi or Powerplugs must be used.
Choosing the right recorder model
It is often best to choose a recorder that is of the same brand as the security camera. This is often more difficult with a somewhat older camera system and fortunately at Sitcon we also have a universal recorder in our range that almost always works. To be on the safe side, we therefore advise you to send us a photo, stating the type and model of the camera and any old recorder. This way we can check whether the recorder is suitable for the security cameras you have or want to connect.
Buy a recorder online or in the store
At Sitcon you can order a recorder for surveillance cameras online, but it is also possible to visit one of our stores. If you want to buy a recorder in the store, we advise you to check the product page of the recorder under the heading "store stock" to see whether the desired model is available at the location.