Video surveillance has historically been largely a hardware market – cameras connecting to recorders, enabling viewing of live or recorded footage on monitors. Back in the analog era, recording equipment (i.e., video cassette recorders [VCRs] and later digital video recorders [DVRs]) set the standard in terms of system performance, and also provided the benefits of plug-and-play installation and appliance-like functionality that was simple, predictable and robust.

This white paper will examine the advantages of embedded NVRs as central components in new, simplified end-to-end IP video solutions. Among the topics discussed include: 

  • Benefits of a "one-box" design

  • How embedded NVRs give customers dependability they require

  • Choosing the right embedded NVR product

  • The video market trend of greater usage of NVRs

  • Lowering costs