Are you researching video storage options for your IP camera and unsure about the best option? You're not alone -- we get a lot of questions on when customers should opt for an NVR or DVR solution vs. cloud storage. There is also a lot of confusion on the difference between DVRs and NVRs. We'll try to answer those questions in this post.
IP camera storage options really come down to three choices.
1 - Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Standalone hardware device that connects directly to analog cameras via coax cables.
2 - Network Video Recorder (NVR). Network attached storage device that connects to IP cameras over a (typically) local IP network.
3 - Cloud Storage. Remote storage for IP cameras that can access cameras over the internet.