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With the evolving technology, each day we get to know something fascinating about it. Well, with the advancement, the technology is gradually moving towards from analog cameras to IP cameras. Similarly, the devices used for storing video surveillance is gradually conforming to Network Video Recorders (NVRs). Network Video Recorders are primarily the video recording devices that are used with IP cameras. Now, there are certain key features that buyers miss while buying the product. A few of them are listed below:


The needs of an organization keep growing, with each passing day. Thus, it expected that technology in the security domain should also continuously evolve. In other words, it should not be just limited to a single premise of the organization. Hence, customers should ensure that the Network Video Recorders should be able to cascade and should provide footage of IP cameras located at other multiple locations. Otherwise, it can be a complicated task to get real-time footage of the IP cameras, if it is located at a secondary location.

For instance, if the organization has equipped a 64 IP channel NVR for its present needs but it needs to add security at another branch and monitor it too on a single location. In case of such a requirement, cascading is a hassle-free option as the company saves cost when the recorders are connected on a single network. Furthermore, it offers some handy features like proper sequencing of the cameras.


Another feature that customers miss out while buying the recording devices is the compression technique used by the device. It should be the prime concern for security personnel that the recording device compression technique is not outdated.

The compression technique of the NVR can save a lot of bandwidth as well as on the storage. For instance, if there are two 16 IP channel NVRs equipped at an organization, out of which one uses the H.264 compression technique while the other uses H.265 compression technique. As a result, the latter would be able to store more data as compared to the former one. To add to this, the video recorder can save up to 50% of storage as it uses the latest compression technique.


Finally, one of the things that customers overlook is the failure rate of the Network Video Recorders (NVRs). Both the aspects, in this case, should be considered whether the hard drives are configured on RAID that improves performance or the hard drives are configured in a way which offers redundancy and speedy retrieval.

To elaborate, if there are two 32 IP channel NVRs, one with two hard drives and one with 4 hard drives. The redundancy of the latter one will be much higher as compared to the former one. This is due to the NVR with four hard drives can support RAID 5 and RAID 10 which will plunge the chances of failure.

Matrix has been a name in the video surveillance market for years. The manufacturer not only offers video cameras but also Network Video Recorders (NVRs) which provides customers with products that are best in the technology. So, even if they overlook the important aspects while buying the product, it wonโ€™t affect the performance of the product.

Matrix NVRs are equipped with the cascading feature that links one NVR to 20 other NVRs on a network. Also, it uses the latest compression technology H.265 which not only saves bandwidth consumption but also on the storage. Apart from this, the NVRs support RAID 0,1,5, and 10 which offers redundancy in video storage.

So if youโ€™re looking into setting up a new surveillance and security system, Matrix IP cameras should be a wise choice for your business.
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