Safire, X-Security, Dahua and Hikvision
All these brands have a wide range of IP recorders. The recorders start with 4 channels and go up to 5000 channels, there are recorders with and without PoE, with PoE recorders the camera gets a direct 12 volt power supply from the recorder, with recorders without PoE (so-called network recorders) the camera must be powered separately. You can power a camera using an adapter directly on the camera or using a PoE injector on the UTP cable. In some cases, it may be easier to work with a network recorder. Most recorders nowadays are equipped with a Dutch menu. When choosing a recorder, it is important to consider the following aspects;
- Number of channels
- PoE or not
- How many hard drives are possible
- How many MP the recorder can process
- What is the maximum bandwidth?