Network Video Recorder (NVR) is a full computer system with recording software and video management that comprises of everything it takes to record videos 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 allow you to set up a recording schedule for your IP camera or utilize the alarm function like ‘motion detection’ to kick-start any recording. It is up to you to pick either an integrated NVR system or the Video Management Software System (VMS) which can be bought for your Windows computer.
What makes a good NVR then? To begin with, a good NVR needs to provide 4K recording. It is best if the NVR enables detailed analysis of specific areas in a scene, a wide-area situational overview, and offers specific video output functions like ‘evidence shot’ to capture high resolution still image which is ideal for evidence provision. Secondly, an ideal NVR can allow several users to concurrently and securely access videos, be it live or recorded, using their smart devices. Third, an NVR is deemed very useful if it gives one operator a complete overview of and control over the monitoring system as a whole. Finally, an NVR is perfect if it has a very reliable and redundant RAID HDD system since you know you can depend it to safely store your data.
Now that you have some idea about how a good NVR should be like, it is time to pick a thermal IP camera to go with the it. In general, a thermal IP camera has multi-palette: white, black, and pseudo-color. It supports light flash when it detects abnormal temperature and it can capture several faces at the same time. As for an ideal thermal IP camera, it generally has a built-in dep learning AI algorithm to support functions like ‘face detection’, ‘face capture and screening’ and ‘automatic face tracking and measuring temperature’.