As you will soon discover that when buying a stand alone DVR most of them automatically come with DVR software loaded already on to them. However for those of you who are looking to set up and then run a PC based DVR surveillance system you will need to also install some DVR software as well. So what should one be looking for when it comes to surveillance DVR software?
Below we take a look at some of the features that you should be looking for when choosing the right kind of DVR software for your surveillance system.
Motion Detection Function
Today there are many different levels of motion detection function that different DVR software programs can offer you and which you should be considering. But at the very least you should look for software which has the capabilities to start the camera recording as soon as any kind of movement is detected. However if you want you can go for software which actually allows the camera to remain focused on the object in question and track it.
Control and Configuration of Cameras
Look for software which allows you to adjust the images on each camera that you have on an individual basis. Although some of the more basic software applications will allow the system to automatically adjust the images being shown based on a pre set configuration, but it is not as good as able to actually manually adjust the cameras for yourself. Also look for those software programs that allow you to not only adjust the resolution of the images but allow you to use other camera functions such as zoom, tilt or pan features.
Maintenance of Alarm / Event Logs
The software you choose should provide you with the facility to be able to record and track all events that have caused the surveillance system to be triggered. By having this feature included in your software application it will provide you with a better understanding and see what has caused the event to occur.
Storing and Search Feature
If you can choose a surveillance DVR software program that provides you with the feature to not only store the video images being recorded but also allows you to carry out any searches through the use of a specified set of criteria. Having this will actually make the process of being able to review the information that has been recorded and stored much easier to do and there before make your surveillance system much more efficient.
Therefore by spending a little time carry out research in relation to the kind of surveillance DVR software application and keeping the above mentioned features in mind you should be able to find one that meets your own particular requirements. Plus it will also help to ensure that you get the maximum use out of your surveillance system as well.