- How to Configure NVR for IP Camera on a Network?
How to Configure NVR for IP Camera on a Network?
What makes network video recorders (NVR) a better choice for businesses than any other security solution is that they are able to detect anomalies quickly. They also have the ability to access high-quality footage from their digital storage systems in no time at all and this gives them an edge over many surveillance solutions available today. In order to setup NVR, you’ll need IP cameras connected through an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi connection
Security of property and people is important for every business across the world as it ensures safety against various threats including theft, fire accidents, etc., Today’s enterprises not only invest in expensive equipment but also go beyond by investing in tools that can improve risk management & provide efficient surveillance system such as Network Video Recorders(NVR).
What is NVR?
A Network Video Recorder (NVR) is an all-inclusive system designed to collect and store the videos captured by multiple cameras wired into a network. NVRs record video on mass storage devices, but this software application can be operated on any device with enough memory capacity like computers or smartphones. They are usually employed in IP surveillance systems that stream data through one cable using industry-standard protocols for real-time viewing of live footage.
A Brief Introduction to NVR Setup
There are two types of network video recorders: those with and without Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch. PoE switches can be used for cameras that have been designed to work with a PoE NVRs as they do not require separate power adapters – just plug into the port on the back of an NVR, whereas non-PoEs need all ports plugged in using the individual power adapter. In addition, if you’re looking at purchasing either type it’s important to note there is also a “scan” function found only on Non-POES which lets them scan through compatible channels automatically instead of having someone manually doing so every time more than one camera needs scanning.
For configuring your NVR for IP camera, you will need some components and accessories: a power cable to connect the device with an outlet; Ethernet cables (cat-5e or cat-6) which allow communication between devices in order to stream video footage; SATA cables necessary if using external hard drives because they determine how much data can be transferred at one time. You should also get security screws that secure all of these wires into place so no unauthorized persons tamper with them. Lastly, it is helpful not only having additional documentation but also contacting technical support if needed during the installation process.
How to Configure NVR for IP Camera with a PoE Switch?
You can find Ethernet switches for IP surveillance in different configurations. The configuration starts with a hardware setup, which includes:
1) Take the Ethernet cable from the router and connect it at the back of the NVR
2) Ensure that NVR is connected to the internet using other ethernet cables
3) Use an HDMI or VGA cable to connect NVR and TV/monitor.
When the setup is done properly, then connecting an NVR or IP camera to your computer will be easy. Software installation is next in line for configuration, which you can easily do by following the manual provided with the purchase.
How to Configure NVR for IP Camera without PoE Switch?
The non-PoE NVR has no Ethernet ports at its back panel. It can be configured with a PoE switch or an external power adapter to function properly.
As discussed before, the configuration of NVR for IP camera without a POE switch also begins with the hardware configuration process:Take an Ethernet cable and connect it from your router’s LAN port on one end and then use another length of Ethernet cables to link all other devices such as cameras that are not connected via their own switches/adapters (like in this case). The last step is powering up everything by connecting them between each other through RJ45 sockets using more long lengths of ethernet cables which will ideally run over walls throughout rooms where you plan on placing cameras.
Why NVR must be connected to the Internet?
The NVR only records the videos when it is connected to an internet source. The recordings will be saved on the cloud storage, but they won’t be remotely accessible without WiFi connection. If there’s no Internet access available, then you’ll still have video record-keeping capabilities and can watch them later at any time!
What is the maximum transmission distance of the camera from the NVR?
The maximum transmission distance of the Ethernet cable connecting an NVR and IP camera is 100 meters. This limited due to attenuation, which occurs when a signal travels over long distances or through obstacles such as walls. An extender can be used to extend this range beyond 100m by regenerating the original signals that were weakened at each connection point along its path and then outputting these stronger signals down another wire (the “extend” part).
The importance of compatibility with IP cameras is mentioned in this post. It also talks about the challenges faced while connecting high-resolution security camera systems to NVRs and what can be done about it, including using quality PoE media converters by Version.