NVR

Network Video Recorders

Seagate Ironwolf vs. Barracuda – Hard Drives Compared

One of the comon comparison requests I get is for the Seagate Ironwolf vs. the Seagate Barracuda. This is quite interesting because the Ironwolf is a NAS-focused drive and the Barracuda is an internal hard drive for PCs. Both are available in 2.5" ...

Best Outdoor Wireless Security Camera System with DVR

Does the thought of laying hundreds of feet of Ethernet cable up and down your attic, around the house and under the eaves fill you with dread? Outdoor security cameras paired with a video recorder are a great idea but is there a way to do it ...

QNAP QVR Pro vs QNAP Surveillance Station – NAS NVR Software Comparison

QNAP recently released QVR Pro, a new surveillance app for their beefier NAS models. So if your NAS makes the cut, you now have a choice between the default Surveillance Station app and the new QVR Pro app. But is it worth switching? Let's find ...

Seagate Ironwolf vs. WD RED – NAS Hard Drives Compared

When I was choosing the hard drives for my DIY NAS NVR system, I did a ton of research. I wanted to record all my IP cameras 24/7, so reliability and performance were very important to me. In this article, I will share all my findings so that you ...

Best 32-Channel PoE NVR – 2019 Recommendations

If you have a lot of IP cameras in your home, how can you view their video streams all in one place? This is the job of the humble Network Video Recorder, or NVR. An NVR is a central device that can manage all your cameras, and even take a backup ...

Best Surveillance Hard Drives for NAS NVR and Dedicated NVR – 2019 Recommendations

Hard drives are not really the first thing that comes to our minds when we are thinking about our CCTV setup. That honour goes to the camera right? Whether you plan to record just motion detection clips or 24/7 round the clock, the safety of your ...

How to set up your own DIY NAS NVR using QNAP Surveillance Station

If you have read my DIY home security camera system story, you know that I have gone the FullDIY route and created a DIY NAS NVR system. So I have a single box, the QNAP TS-253A running my entire home security system with redundant RAID storage, an ...

I just bought a new NAS – QNAP TS-253A Quick Review

When I first started toying with the idea of getting a NAS for our home, I didn't realise how much a part of our daily life it would eventually become. Let me take you back to where it all began... The problem My wife and I have separate ...

10 Best NAS for Home Surveillance – 2019 Recommendations

When I started using my NAS as my DIY NVR, it was more of an experiment than anything else. Here I had a NAS that I primarily purchased for backing up all our devices and media serving, but which could also serve as an NVR. So why not try that ...

Best DIY Home Security Camera System – 2019 Recommendations

There used to be a time when a professionally installed home security camera system was the only option for most of us. But in 2019 we live in the golden age for DIY enthusiasts. Why pay a 'professional' when you can select, buy and build your build ...

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