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The only downside is that, because of the much higher resolution these security cameras record at, they require about 3 times as much hard drive storage capacity as standard analog systems. When it comes to enterprise level security, the benefits far exceed the costs on an HD SDI system and it will provide you with some of the the highest quality recordings that the surveillance industry currently offers. We are one of the very few companies that sell products with 1080 lines of resolution. Most companies max out around 720 lines of resolution. Our top of the line HD SDI DVRs and HD SDI cameras record at 30 frames per second AND at a cinema like resolution of 1080p—the highest ranking on any consumer DVR system you will find. Other Security Cameras and DVRs may boast that they record at 30 frames per second, but be aware—they don’t always do it at 1080p resolution, which means a noticeable drop in picture clarity.

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But if you want that luxury, plan ahead. Do you want automatic redundant storage?Most NVRs can record only to one hard disk. This means data storage is not redundant – a hard disk failure or theft of the NVR would mean that you lose all your recorded footage. USB backup is supported on most NVRs to mitigate against this risk but ideally the NVR should have at least 2 hard disk bays and automatically write a copy of the footage to the second hard drive. The other option to explore is whether the NVR can write the footage to a remote network location such as a NAS. To learn more about surveillance hard drives, check my latest guide. Best 4 channel NVR KitsBest Budget 4 ch NVR Kit: Amcrest 1080p 4 channel NVR Kit with 4 1080p PoE cameras and 1TB hard drive Amcrest NV2104E IP2M 852EB4 NVR Features4 channel recording @ 1080p supportedPoE enabled1TB hard drive included, max. possible is a single 6TB hard driveMotion detection with email alerts and push notificationRemote smartphone accessONVIF support allows you to connect 3rd party camerasIP Camera Features IP2M 842EB3 axis black colour camera2MP CMOS image sensor 1080pNight vision with 30m IR range, true IR cut filterRJ45 PoE portsIP 67 Weather ratedRead Amazon user reviews Amcrest is already on our recommended outdoor and indoor IP camera lists. These guys have just burst on the scene and come up with some very high quality products. This NVR security camera kit is an entry level model at a very budget friendly price. Amcrest bundles their NVRs and cameras in a wide range of combinations, so you are sure to find a kit that matches your exact needs.