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Find the right CCTV recorder for you

Our CCTV Recorders are available in Analogue (SD), HD-CVI, HD-TVI and we also offer IP CCTV NVRs. You have the option of buying a CCTV recorder with or without a hard drive, and they are available with 4, 8, 16 or 32 channels (or even more), so we have a solution for every application.

We offer a range of CCTV recorders from some of the largest manufacturers in the world and all can be networked and viewed from your smartphone. This will require configuration on your router, so please feel free to ask our expert team for advice.

Our digital video recorders (DVRs) are available with different channels, namely the number of cameras that can be connected to the recorder. For example, a 4-channel CCTV recorder can be connected to a maximum of 4 cameras.

Operating your CCTV recorder

Most of our CCTV recorders will have either a HDMI or VGA video output (some have both), so you can connect your DVR directly to a suitable monitor or HDMI TV. Once it is set up and configured on your network, you will also be able to log in to the DVR using the manufacturer’s CCTV recorder software (this usually comes on a CD with your DVR) and view everything on your PC. This is particularly helpful if you have located the recorder in a secure place that is not easy to access.

To physically control your DVR, we highly recommend using a USB mouse, which comes as standard with most DVRs. Some have a remote control, which is useful if trying to control the DVR from a distance, but for close-up control, a USB mouse navigates through the menu system much quicker.

All of our DVRs record to the hard drive and will overwrite the oldest recordings once full. Recording times vary depending on hard drive size, number of cameras connected, resolution and frame rate. For more information about recording times, take a look at our CCTV Recorder buying guide.