NVR vs. DVR: Which system is right for you?
In most cases, we’d recommend choosing an NVR system, but your personal needs may vary.
Why choose an NVR system?
The biggest benefit of an NVR system is that it’s wireless. This means the system is much easier to install, but it also means you have more placement options when you’re deciding where to put cameras.
Plus, since NVRs are more modern and more popular, you may have access to newer, nicer cameras if you choose an NVR system over a DVR.
NVR systems usually cost more than DVR systems, but you’re paying for more convenience and flexibility.
Why choose a DVR system?
The main reason to choose a DVR system is that they usually cost less than NVR systems.
DVR systems are becoming less popular because they’re harder to set up. Plus, since cameras have to be connected to the DVR with cables, you don’t have as many options when deciding where to put your equipment.
While less flexibility is a downside, using cables often means you have a more reliable signal between the camera and the DVR.