Network Video Recorder (NVR) is a complete computer system with video management and recording software that includes everything it takes to record the video from IP camera (e.g. thermal IP camera) on your network. An NVR helps you both install and manage an IP camera and a good NVR can even enable you to set up a recording schedule for your IP camera or utilize the alarm function like ‘motion detection’ to kick-start any recording. You can either select the Video Management Software System (VMS) which can be purchased for your own Windows computer or an integrated NVR System.
What makes a good NVR then? First, a good NVR needs to be equipped with 4K recording and playback capability. It is best if the NVR allows detailed analysis of specific areas in a scene, along with a wide-area situational overview, and provides specific video output functions such as ‘evidence shot’ to capture high resolution still image that is ideal for providing evidence. Second, an ideal NVR can allow multiple users to simultaneously and securely access live or recorded videos via their smart devices anywhere. Third, an NVR is considered very convenient if it gives a single operator a complete overview of and control over the entire monitoring system. Finally, an NVR is worth buying if it is equipped with a highly reliable and redundant RAID HDD system because you can be rest assured that the data is safely stored.
It is time to pick a thermal IP camera to go with the NVR. A thermal IP camera in general has multi-palette: white, black, and pseudo-color. Usually, it can support light flash when abnormal temperature is detected and capture multiple faces simultaneously. As for an ideal thermal IP camera, it usually has a built-in dep learning AI algorithm to support functions such as ‘face detection’, ‘automatic face tracking and measuring temperature’, and ‘face capture and screening’.