DVR/NVR Selection Guide 2016

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NVR: TVN70

Brand: TruVision

Supplier: UTC Fire and Security

* Up to 400 Mbps camera bandwidth with 128 camera channels

* 96/64 TB embedded storage with or without RAID

* Recorder failover, network and PSU redundancy

* Truvision Navigator and mobile app (licence free)

* External integration via SDK and full support for PSIA and ONVIF

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 128

Maximum video resolution per camera: 6 MP

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Android, iOS

Maximum number of concurrent users: 256

Type of protection & levels: User access levels for operator and admins

Hardware format: Rack mountable Standalone / Desktop

Storage type: SATA/RAID

Maximum storage capacity: 96 GB

External storage & HDD extendable: Internal storage of 16 x 6 TB drives, external storage via eSATA

Backup types: eSATA, NAS, SAN

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: IP only 10/100/1000 Mbps

Camera configuration & management features: IPv4, DHCP

Camera video stream protocols: Live streaming: 256 Playback: TCP: 256 UDP: 16 Streams per camera: 128

Data export formats: AVI, JPEG

Physical video outputs: VGA, HDMI

Physical user interface: Joystick, keyboard, mouse

Alarm or analytics services: 16 alarm inputs, 8 outputs

Integration with other systems: Integration software packages such as Lenel Onguard, TruPortal, Advisor Manager and Mastermind. An SDK is also available for possible integration into third party systems.

Certifications: CE, N4131, UL, ICEES-003

Warranty: 3 years

Contact: Randhir Seodutt randhir.seodutt@fs.utc.com (+27) (11) 5797300


NVR: DS-9632NI-I8

Brand: Hikvision

Supplier: Card Control Systems

* 32 channel IP video input

* HDMI/VGA

* Up to 12 MP resolution recording

* HDD hot swap with RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID10

* Max 48 TB storage

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 4 channels @ 4K, 16 @ 1080p, 24 @ 720p or 32 @ VGA

Maximum video resolution per camera: 4K (3840x2160) /60 Hz

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows Desktop, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile

Maximum number of concurrent users: 128 remote connections

Type of protection & levels: 3 user level management, HTTPS

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: 8x SATA, 1x eSATA

Maximum storage capacity: 48 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: eSATA, NAS

Backup types: USB, DVD-RW, LAN

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Camera configuration & management features: UPnP, SNMP, NTP server, Telnet, PPPOE, RTSP, HTTP

Camera video stream protocols: H.265, H.264, H.264+, MPEG4

Data export formats: MP4

Physical video outputs: 2x HDMI, 2x VGA

Physical user interface: Keyboard, mouse, front panel

Alarm or analytics services: Face search, people counting, plate search, behaviour search, heat map, face recognition, face detection, line crossing, vehicle detection, unattended baggage detection

Integration with other systems: 16x inputs, 4x outputs, Point of Sale, Control 4 Smart Home

Certifications: CE, FCC, CAN ICES - 3 (A)/ NMB - 3(A)

Warranty: 3 years

Additional information:

* 320 Mbps incoming bandwidth 256 Mbps outgoing bandwidth

Contact: Sakkie Coetzee sakkie@cardcon.co.za (+27) (11) 907-3192


NVR: Horizon/Latitude NVR

Brand: FLIR/DVTEL

Supplier: Graphic Image Technologies

* The Horizon NVR is for small to mid-sized installations and comes pre-configured for easy setup and operation. The Latitude model has flexibility in managing IP video, audio and data.

Embedded or PC based: PC-based technology

Operating systems: Windows 7, 8 and 10

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 2000

Maximum video resolution per camera: 4K

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Android, iOS

Maximum number of concurrent users: 5 upwards, depending on licensing and hardware specs

Type of protection & levels: Password protection, SHA1 based digital signature, 1024-bit RSA encryption

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: DAT, CD-RW, external HDD

Maximum storage capacity: As per client requirements

External storage & HDD extendable: Yes, extendable

Backup types: DAT, CD-RW, external HDD

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: Up to 2000 cameras

Camera video stream protocols: H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG

Data export formats: FLIR/DVTEL proprietary format or AVI

Physical video outputs: VGA, HDMI, DVI

Physical user interface: Keyboard, mouse, CCTV keyboard

Alarm or analytics services: Server based and edge device analytics available

Integration with other systems: ONVIF Profile S, Snapshot search

Certifications: ADA, CE, CSA, EIA, ISO 9001, NEMA, NFPA, NTSC, PAL, UBC, UL

Warranty: 3 years

Additional information:

* Hardware: three-year ProSupport and next business day, on-site service. Software: One year including updates.

Contact: Laurence Smith laurence@git.co.za (+27) (11) 483 0333


NVR: 4, 8, 16, 32 channel NVR

Brand: Sunell Security

Supplier: Sunell Security

* Up to 16 channel 6 MP IP cameras access

* Easy to use GUI/web/client

* Up to 4 SATA hard disks up to 4 TB

* RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps network interface

* 16 POE ports

* Simultaneous HDMI and VGA up to 1080p output

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 16

Maximum video resolution per camera: 6 MP/ 5 MP/ 4 MP/ 3 MP @ 15 fps; 1080p @ 25 fps (PAL), 30 fps (NTSC)

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows desktop, Android, iOS

Maximum number of concurrent users: 4

Type of protection & levels: User level

Hardware format: Rack mountable Standalone / Desktop

Storage type: Up to 4 SATA HDD

Maximum storage capacity: 16 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: USB attachment

Backup types: Standard

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: 16 channels 6 MP/ 5 MP/ 4 MP/ 3 MP/1080p/960p/720p/D1/VGA/CIF/QCIF

Camera configuration & management features: IPv4, DHCP server

Camera video stream protocols: H.264. MPEG

Data export formats: AVI, TS

Physical video outputs: VBGA, HDMI

Physical user interface: Screen, keyboard, mouse

Alarm or analytics services: 2 alarm channels, built-in analytics

Integration with other systems: ONVIF compatible

Warranty: 3 years

Contact: Sunell Security sales@sunellsecurity.com (+86) (755) 26754336


NVR: DSS7016D

Brand: Dahua

Supplier: Reditron

* General Surveillance Management Centre

* Supports 2000 channels (500 input devices)

* Supports unlimited accounts management and 8000 online users

* Supports 700M local storage capability

* Supports 2000 devices to auto-register

* Supports 100 ONVIF devices

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 2000 channels (500 input devices)

Maximum video resolution per camera: 1080p

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows Desktop, Mac Desktop, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Mobile

Maximum number of concurrent users: 1000

Type of protection & levels: Linux

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: SATA

Maximum storage capacity: 70 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: Supports local storage and IP-SAN storage

Backup types: eSATA, USB, ISCSI

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: 4x 1000 Mbps Ethernet port

Camera configuration & management features: IPv4, IPv6, DHCP server, NTP server, UPnP, SNMP

Camera video stream protocols: H.265, H.264, MJPEG

Data export formats: WMV, AVI

Physical video outputs: 2x HDMI, 1x VGA

Physical user interface: USB, mouse, keyboard

Alarm or analytics services: Network alarm input from camera and analytics

Warranty: 3 years

Contact: Lisa Bowles sales@reditron.co.za (+27) (87) 8072288


NVR: DIVAR IP 7000 R2

Brand: Bosch

Supplier: Bosch Security Systems

* RAID-5 protected (standard configuration), all-in-one, up to 128 channels

* Secure operation with real-time access

* Instantly find what you are looking for

* Advanced user and alarm management

Embedded or PC based: PC-based technology

Operating systems: Microsoft based OS

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 128 channels

Maximum video resolution per camera: UHD

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows Desktop, Android, iOS, Bosch Video Management System, Bosch Video Security Client

Maximum number of concurrent users: 10

Type of protection & levels: Standard Microsoft Server authentication and password policies

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: Data: SATA and OS: SSD

Maximum storage capacity: 64 TB but can expand

External storage & HDD extendable: 4x additional DIP 6000 R2 units which can allow for a maximum of 64 TB per unit.

Backup types: iSCSI, export to USB

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: 2x IP (10/100/1000 Mbps)

Camera configuration & management features: IPv4, SNMP

Camera video stream protocols: H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG

Data export formats: AVI, MP4, MOV, ASF

Physical video outputs: 1x VGA port, 4x Mini DisplayPort

Physical user interface: Joystick, keyboard and mouse

Alarm or analytics services: All analytics are camera based

Integration with other systems: Software integration via Bosch SDKs

Certifications: CE, UL

Warranty: 3 years

Additional information:

* Stream balancing: Automatic bandwidth management of multiple transcoded streams Professional graphics adapter with four DisplayPort outputs

Contact: Jason McGregor jason.mcgregor@za.bosch.com (27) (11) 651 9809


NVR: GeoVision Video Management Software (VMS)

Brand: GeoVision

Supplier: GeoVision SA

* GV-VMS is a comprehensive video management system that records up to 64 channels of GeoVision and/or third-party IP devices. GV-VMS comes with a variety of intelligent video analytics to offer precise monitoring and to reduce the need for manual supervision.

Embedded or PC based: PC-based technology

Operating systems: 64-bit Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 /Server

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 64

Maximum video resolution per camera: 12 MP (4000x3000)

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, BlackberryCMS

Maximum number of concurrent users: 50

Type of protection & levels: •Support for up to 1000 accounts for logins and passwords

Hardware format: Rack mountable Standalone / Desktop

Storage type: SATA, USB, NAS, iSCSI, GV storage

Maximum storage capacity: 120 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: eSATA, external USB, NAS, GV-Storage, GV-Backup Centre

Backup types: HDD, NAS, CD, DVD and more

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: IP only - 10/100/1000 Mbps

Camera configuration & management features: IPv4, DHCP, NTP, UPnP, SNMP

Camera video stream protocols: MJPEG, H.264, H.265

Data export formats: AVI, EXE, JPEG

Physical video outputs: Software supports up to 8 high definition monitors

Physical user interface: Touchscreen, keyboard, mouse, joystick

Alarm or analytics services: •Object counting •People counting •Intrusion alarm •People counting •Intrusion alarm •Face detection•People counting •Intrusion alarm •Face detection•People counting •Intrusion alarm Object counting; people counting; intrusion alarm; face detection; motion detection; crowd detection; scene change detection; unattended and missing object detection

Integration with other systems: Software integration. Also includes mobile tracking and monitoring integration.

Certifications: CE, FCC

Warranty: 2 to 3 years - extendable

Additional information:

* No yearly licence fees; 24/7 support

Contact: Jacques Taylor sales@geovisionsa.co.za (+27) (12) 6640411


NVR: NVR3-32800(2U)

Brand: Provision ISR

Supplier: HiTek Security Distributors

* Up to 32 channels at 4 MP real-time over network

* H.265 and dual-stream video compression

* HDMI (1920x1080) and VGA (800x600/1024x768/1280x1024) video output

* Alarm in x16 / Alarm out x4

* Remote video playback

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 32 @ 30 fps

Maximum video resolution per camera: 4 MP @ 30 fps

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows Desktop, Mac Desktop, Android, iOS, CMS

Maximum number of concurrent users: 20

Type of protection & levels: 20 users online with professional authority management

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: SATA

Maximum storage capacity: 48 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: - Up to 8 SATA (6 TB each) - eSATA

Backup types: USB, eSATA, network

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: 32 channels over network (1000 Mbps)

Camera configuration & management features: TCP/IP, DHCP, DDNS, NTP, SMTP

Camera video stream protocols: H-265 and H-264 compression

Data export formats: AVI, DAT

Physical video outputs: HDMI, VGA, CVBS

Physical user interface: Mouse, remote control

Alarm or analytics services: Face search, people counting, plate search, behavior search, heat map, face recognition, face detection, line crossing, vehicle detection, unattended baggage detection

Integration with other systems: Integration with alarm and access control

Certifications: CE, FCC, UL, IEC

Warranty: 3 years

Additional information:

* 2 x RS-485 PTZ control AC 110 V/ 220 V power supply 1 channel audio output

Contact: Priscilla Gildea priscilla@hiteksecurity.net (+27) (21) 9463344


NVR: NVR5216-16P-4KS2

Brand: Dahua Technology

Supplier: Dahua Technology

* Up to 16 channel IPC input H.265/H.264/MJPEG/MPEG4 codec decoding

* Max 320 Mbps incoming bandwidth

* Up to 12 MP resolution preview and playback

* Max 4ch@4K/16ch@1080p H.265/H.264 decoding

* HDMI/VGA simultaneous video output

* Supports 2 SATA HDDs up to 1 2TB, 2 USB (1 USB3.0)

* Supports IPC UPnP, 16PoE ports

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 16

Maximum video resolution per camera: 4K

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows Desktop, Mac Desktop, Android, iOS

Maximum number of concurrent users: 128

Type of protection & levels: AES

Hardware format: Rack mountable Standalone / Desktop

Storage type: SATA

Maximum storage capacity: 6 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: eSATA

Backup types: USB, FTP

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: IP, POE

Data export formats: DAV, AFS

Physical video outputs: 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

Contact: Fritz Wang overseas@dahuatech.com (+86) (571) 8768 8883


NVR: DS-9600NI-I16 Series

Brand: Hikvision

Supplier: Regal Distributors

* 16, 32 or 64 channel H.265/H.264/MPEG4 video formats

* Supports third-party network camera integration

* Up to 64 IP cameras can be connected

* Supports recording, live view, storage and playback at up to 12 MP resolution

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 64 @ 25 fps per channel

Maximum video resolution per camera: 4K (3840x2160)/ 60 Hz

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows desktop, Mac desktop, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile

Maximum number of concurrent users: 32

Type of protection & levels: AES-256 encryption, digital watermark

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: SATA, RAID

Maximum storage capacity: 16 SATA x 6 TB = 96 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: 1x eSATA interface, NAS, RAID, IPSAN

Backup types: USB, FTP

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: IP only, 2 X RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet interfaces

Camera configuration & management features: IPv4, IPv6, DHCP server, NTP server, UPnP, SNMP

Camera video stream protocols: H.264+, H.264, MPEG-4

Data export formats: MPEG-4

Physical video outputs: 2x HDMI, 2x VGA

Physical user interface: Front panel key interface , jog shuttle, mouse

Alarm or analytics services: -Automatic number plate recognition -Line crossing detection -People counting -Intrusion detection -Heat mapping -Foreign object detection -Motion detection -Face detection -POS overlay

Integration with other systems: -Software integration with Hikvision access control, POS & data generation systems -16 x dry contact inputs -4 x digital outputs

Certifications: CE, FCC, UL, RoHS

Warranty: 3 years

Contact: Quintin van den Berg hikvision@regalsecurity.co.za (+27) (11) 5533300


NVR: ND9541

Brand: Vivotek

Supplier: MiRO

* Plug & play, one-button auto setup

* VIVOTEK camera configuration and VAST CMS integrated

* Live and playback fisheye dewarp

* Up to 12 MP camera live view and playback

* Dual LAN network ports with failover function

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 32

Maximum video resolution per camera: 12 MP

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Windows desktop, Mac desktop, Android, iOS, iViewer (iOS/Android), EZConnect (iOS/Android), Installation Wizard 2, ST7501, VAST

Maximum number of concurrent users: 64

Type of protection & levels: -User account: 16 -User account time limit: 10 mins -User level: administrator / regular user -User feature definition: by camera

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: SATA

Maximum storage capacity: 6 TB x 4 bays = 24 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: None

Backup types: USB storage

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: 2 RJ-45 10M/100M/1000M self-adaptive Ethernet interfaces

Camera configuration & management features: IPv4, DHCP server, NTP server, SMTP, web browser, CIL 5

Camera video stream protocols: MJPEG, H.264, H.265

Data export formats: EXE

Physical video outputs: HDMI x1, VGA x1

Physical user interface: 2 x USB 2.0 front; 1 x USB 3.0 back; Alarm in x 8; Alarm out x 4; Audio: 3.5 phone jack audio output x 1 and 3.5 phone jack audio input x 1; RS-485: 1 port

Alarm or analytics services: Continuous, schedule, manual, event, activity adaptive streaming

Integration with other systems: None

Certifications: CE, LVD, FCC, VCCI, UL

Warranty: 3 years

Contact: MiRO Sales sales@miro.co.za (+27) (12) 6570960


NVR: UN-NVR308-32E

Brand: Uniview

Supplier: MiRO

* Uniview 32 channel NVR

* 320 Mbps incoming bandwidth, 320 Mbps outgoing bandwidth

* 8 bay HDD storage

* H.265/H.264 recording and 4K resolution

* HDMI-VGA output

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 32

Maximum video resolution per camera: 8 MP

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows Desktop, Mac Desktop, Android, iOS

Maximum number of concurrent users: Depending on available streams and bandwidth, 128 remote connections

Type of protection & levels: -Username/password -IP control (white-list/black-list)

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: SATA

Maximum storage capacity: 6 TB x 8 bay = 48 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: eSATA

Backup types: USB storage

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: 2 RJ-45 10M/100M/1000M self-adaptive Ethernet interfaces

Camera configuration & management features: IPv4, DHCP server, NTP server, SMTP, UPNP, RTSP, IP filter, PPPOE, DDNS, FTP, IP server, P2P

Camera video stream protocols: H.264, H.265

Data export formats: .mp4

Physical video outputs: 2x HDMI, 1x VGA

Physical user interface: Keyboard, mouse

Alarm or analytics services: Motion detection, tampering detection

Integration with other systems: Alarm output

Certifications: CB test certificate

Warranty: 3 years

Additional information:

* Check firmware upgrades for more functionality

Contact: MiRO Sales sales@miro.co.za (+27) (12) 6570960


NVR: DHI-NVR616DR-128-4K

Brand: Dahua Technology

Supplier: Dahua Technology

* Max 128 channel IP cameras connection

* Max 384 Mbps incoming bandwidth

* Up to 12 MP resolution preview and playback

* Supports RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60

* Supports N+M hot standby

* Supports iSCSI and Mini SAS to expand storage space

Embedded or PC based: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported at maximum resolution: 16 channels @ 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Maximum video resolution per camera: 4 channels @ 3840×2160

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Web browser interface, Windows Desktop, Mac Desktop, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile

Maximum number of concurrent users: 128

Type of protection & levels: LDAP authentication

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: SATA

Maximum storage capacity: 96 TB

External storage & HDD extendable: 48 HDD max. 108 TB

Backup types: iSCSI Mini SAS USB

ONVIF compliant: Yes

Video inputs: 4 RJ-45 ports (10/100/1000 Mbps) 4 Ethernet ports joint working or 4 independent -1000 Mbps Ethernet ports 2 Gbps optical fibre interface

Data export formats: H.265/H.264/MJPEG

Physical video outputs: 2 HDMI (up to 3840x2160), 1 VGA

Certifications: CE/FCC/UL

Warranty: 3 years

Additional information:

* 3 year software upgrade plan

Contact: Fritz Wang overseas@dahuatech.com (+86) (571) 8768 8883






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