Wireless Recorders

Wireless Recorders

A wireless NVR or wireless network video recorder is similar to the wired alternative with the distinction that it is specifically designed for wireless, Wi-Fi, or internet protocol security cameras. These video recorders provide a security camera system with a central point for recorded video footage and make connecting each applicable device easy while within a relatively short period. 

Wireless Recorders

What is a wireless NVR?

A wireless NVR or network video recorder is similar to the wired alternative with the distinction that it is specifically designed for wireless, Wi-Fi, or internet protocol security cameras. These recorders provide a security camera system with a central point for recorded video footage and make connecting each applicable device easy while within a relatively short period. The system includes the latest in security technology to deliver an excellent point for wirelessly managing surveillance in homes, businesses, worksites, facilities, and more by using the local Wi-Fi network. Whereas previous systems were expensive and required a lengthy installation process, the wireless NVR is specially crafted to be a cost-effective solution for anyone needing security.

What are the advantages of a wireless NVR?

Like any other system, the advantages of each wireless NVR vary from model to model. However, nearly all share similar capabilities in that they allow for an effortless and easy-to-understand setup process. Not only that, but common characteristics typically also include:

  • A compact design
  • Automatic camera detection
  • Cloud setup option
  • Software capability
  • Remote viewing support
  • Video playback

By design, setting up a modern wireless NVR to the local network and then to each security camera is an overly simple process. Moreover, physically each system offers seamless integration when used as the managing hardware for the overall security camera system thanks to inputs and outputs like:

  • HDMI output
  • Network port
  • USB port
  • VGA output

As seen, these ports combined with the power input make for a severely reduced physical design typically meant to connect only with a monitor and router physically. Less size, in this case, equals not as much need for the wiring and labor required for a more expensive installation found in wired systems. Furthermore, the system can be implemented upon activation into homes, businesses, and more at an unbelievably faster rate.

How does a wireless NVR work?

Most modern wireless NVR systems are easy to install and configure within a location that has a previously installed wireless network. The entire process can be summed up as:

  1. Power on the wireless NVR
  2. Attach monitor, mouse, and keyboard (if applicable)
  3. Configure the device to your specifications
  4. Connect the device to the local network
  5. Pair the recorder to each camera

Whereas a wired security recorder would have physical ports or channels for each camera to be connected to, devices defined as a wireless NVR typically only have the ports listed above. Instead of having physical ports for channels, each wireless recorder has a limited capacity of channels they can connect with over a network. The detection of a wireless camera by an established network video recorder is then made through the local Wi-Fi network or, in some cases, a cellular network.

Does a wireless NVR need to be connected to a router?

Yes, for any functionality, a wireless NVR absolutely needs to be connected to a router. Such a connection is crucial for the device to connect with wireless, Wi-Fi, and internet protocol security cameras.

How do I view Wireless NVR on my phone?

Most manufacturers of wireless NVR systems also offer applications meant to accompany the recorder. These applications can be downloaded onto a cellular phone and paired with the specific network video recorder. Vivotek, Dahua, and Hikvision, for example, offer apps that can be downloaded for such a reason.

Each internet protocol camera can also be viewed individually after the wireless NVR is configured. This is done by entering the IP address of the specific camera into the address bar of an applicable web browser. Whereas in the past, a particular version of Internet Explorer was required, Google Chrome has been developed to provide support for many security cameras in this regard.

Where should NVR be placed in a home?

When it comes to any recorder, placement is dependent on the router and where it is most secure. Typically, this can look like a closet, a room that can be easily secured, an attic, or elsewhere both specific parameters are possible. For further information on placement, security, or more, contact A1 Security Cameras!