Computers can be converted into security camera recorders. Geovision is considered an industry leader in the manufacture of computer DVR cards. A Geovision DVR card installs onto the motherboard of a computer and has external connectors for plugging in security cameras. Recording software is included with the purchase of a Geovision capture card. The easy to use graphic user interface lets users quickly configure cameras.
A computer capture card can reduce the cost of a surveillance system by using an existing computer's resources to record video onto a hard drive. Capture cards can reduce maintenance costs by consolidating the devices onto one machine. Geovision DVR cards come in 4, 8, 16, and 32 (combining two 16 channel capture cards) channels. They have the ability to record in full frame rate and full resolution. DVR cards can be paired inside of a computer to increase the number of cameras a user can record. The software included with the capture card can be configured for motion detection, scheduled recording, and distribution over several hard drives among other things.
Geovision software comes with an extensive feature list and several accessory options making an excellent solution for almost any surveillance application. One excellent feature that comes with the software is the ability to record IP cameras. The recording software included with the capture card comes ready to record IP cameras on the same network. This means a user can record both traditional CCTV cameras and high definition IP cameras simultaneously.
All of these features are included at no additional cost and the optional accessories are very reasonably priced. The easy to use software and quality hardware makes the capture cards from Geovision an excellent choice when considering a surveillance system.