One of the faster growing segments of the burgeoning home networking movement comes from the video surveillance category, and home networking specialist D-Link is addressing the space with new mydlink Network Video Recorder offering the ability to monitor expansive spaces like large homes or small businesses with a network of cameras.
The Fountain Valley, Calif.-company’s model DNR-312L, which is shipping now at a $349.99 suggested retail price, offers HDMI output and the ability to monitor areas of businesses locally using a mouse and HD monitor, or remotely with a phone, tablet, or PC.
The system has the ability to view and manage up to nine cameras simultaneously.
Setup is plug and play, with the DNR-312L automatically finding and recording video and audio from D-Link network cameras. Video can be set to record continuously, on a schedule or based on motion.
The system includes a single storage bay that accepts up to a 6 TB hard drive, providing a recording retention period of 30 days or longer.
A scheduled back-up function allows one or more camera recordings to be backed up to a USB drive, network storage or an FTP server.
“The ability to plug the DNR-312L directly into a 1080p monitor and be able to view, play back and export video without the need for a computer makes this NVR an ideal solution for a small business,” said Vance Kozik, D-Link Systems IP Surveillance marketing director. “The 1080p monitor support also enables a store owner or manager to display live video so customers are aware of the store’s surveillance without having to dedicate additional resources.”
The system allows viewing images from a web browser, mobile app and the native HDMI port. D-Link provides a graphic user interface. Functions include camera search, e-map support and on screen display of date, time, camera name, frame rate, and bandwidth.
The DNR-312L supports two independent streaming profiles from D-Link network cameras. One stream is high resolution and a second lower resolution stream for the nine-camera view and for mobile app use. Both streams are simultaneously recorded.
Other features include two USB ports for mouse and optional storage back-up; pan/tilt/zoom controls for PTZ cameras; an E-Map function that shows a map of cameras with activity icons; drag and drop camera support; and included mydlink service.
D-Link said it is distributes Network Video Recorders and IP surveillance cameras through D-Link’s channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors.