GeoVision just released their new line of compact DVR’s that accept analog CCTV cameras, and have all the features of a GeoVision DVR when connected to the recently updated Center V2 Central Monitoring Software v8.5. The GeoVision GV LX4C3D1 Four Channel Compact DVR is a small format, 4 camera digital video recorder that will let you connect 4 of your old, or high quality new CCTV cameras, and record on up to 2TB of storage in the one bay unit.
So lets say you got a store or two with some decent cameras and a VCR or ancient DVR. Well that thing will one day break, or you can’t find, or are sick of messing with video tapes, and want to enter the 21st century of video surveillance. How easy would it be to migrate to this? How about taking the same cables that run from the cameras, and connecting them to this puppy, and you are recording to a tiny box that has a foot print smaller than a piece of paper (9.6 x 7 x 3.4 inches, 244 x 176 x 86 mm for you foreigners). It’s like installing a GeoVision DVR card in your PC and turning it into your recorder without the hassles of the PC platform.
The benefits of this is that it’s an embedded Linux O/S, NOT Windows, so it’s immune from viruses, constant annoying Windows reminders, and uses much less electricity, so you can say you are a green company saving the planet.
GeoVision has been the leader in DVR cards for years, and their GeoVision Center V2 Central Monitoring Station Software is up to version 8.5. After spending 3 days getting certified in it last month, we have developed a deeper love, almost a lust with GeoVision. Not only can you access the video from up to 500 DVR’s from all over the world, you can view the live images from up to 800 cameras.
However, that don’t mean squat if you got 2-3 stores and just want to keep a handle on them. The free version lets you watch up to 160 cameras from 5 DVR Card based DVR’s, NVR’s, or Compact DVR’s. Installing 1 of these at each location, and not having to drop some coin on replacing the cameras yet is a great way to transition to the 21st century. When you are ready, GeoVision makes some great IP cameras, though when you can still get decent 550+ line analog cameras for 1/2 the price, and you are on a budget, this product is a God send. When you are ready to go digital, we’ll take you there.
Wendell the Chameleon
Spy & Surveillance Products Expert
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