A User's Guide to Digital Video Surveillance


compatibility IP

IP cameras require a network video recorder (NVR) or browser that will communicate with each particular model of camera, which is proprietary and unique. Each time you add an IP camera, you have to make sure that the NVR supports that particular model. An NVR may also support only a limited number of cameras from a particular manufacturer. Many IP camera producers have a large variety of communication protocols.

Any analog camera can plug into any DVR. There are no compatibility issues when changing either the DVR or any of the cameras.

As a note, many DVRs today are hybrids wherein they have seamless communication and management with both IP and analog cameras on a common software interface.


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