Camera Playback is utilized when there is no need for recording or storing any video data. Camera feed can simply be viewed from a monitor or computer interface.
Stand-alone digital video recorders (DVRs) are the most common storage and playback devices. Multiple camera feeds are sent to the DVR which then distributes the video to a single or multiple monitors.
Hybrid video recorders (HVRs) are a good choice for businesses that are in the process of migrating from analog cameras to digital cameras. HVR's will send data streams from both types of cameras.
Enterprise-class video management systems are utilized when multiple sites need to be viewed from a centralized location.
Hosted Video - Provides opportunity for small to medium sized businesses to store their camera feed on a secure, hosted, server. The video data is made available to the client from an internet website. There is monthly fee, the amount is dependent on the number of cameras and amount of storage required, but does require the client to purchase a DVR.
Smart ‘App’ Camera Viewers Many camera security camera and DVR manufacturers have smart phone and tablet apps that allow video viewing either from the camera itself or through the DVR.
For many smaller companies, camera feed only needs to be sent to 1-3 monitors or computer stations.
A Video Wall is appropriate for large organizations with many cameras and locations that need to be monitored. A Video Wall is a tiled wall display that partitions content or acts as a single ultra-high resolution desktop, on a large-sized scale. A Video Wall is generally used for Multiple Security Camera Feeds, Network Operations Centers, Command and Control Centers and Transit Systems.
An extensive array of video management tools are available, that allow remote viewing and control of your networked locations.