Choosing a DVR that will suit your analogue CCTV solution. (Part 2)

June 2014 Technical Tips

With so many products available, how do you choose a DVR? Don’t look at all the different systems available, first look at the following list from Syntech and make your choices from there.

Audio: Do you need to have your cameras linked with an audio feed? Most DVR’s allow for audio input/output.

Frame rate: How many frames can it record per second? The higher the frame rate, the better the picture and the real-time image. Most recorders in the South African market work on the PAL system and are therefore able to view up to 25 frames per second per channel.

Resolution: The better your resolution the more detail your recorded images will be:

QCIF - 176 x 120 pixels

CIF - 352 x 240 pixels

D1 - 704 x 480 pixels

960H - 960 x 480 pixels

For more information contact Geoff Malkin, CCTV product manager, Syntech, +27 (0)21 514 5300,


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