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Top 10 NVRs of 2016

Top 10 NVRs of 2016
The second in our series of 2016’s top 10 security products, highlights the top 10 network video recorder (NVR) products from 2016, based on page views from
The second in our series of 2016’s top 10 security products, highlights the top 10 network video recorder (NVR) products from 2016, based on page views from

To qualify for the top 10, the products on this list all adhere to the following guidelines:
  • The main purpose of the NVR must be for professional security, no NVRs targeted at the smart home sector were included.
  • Only one NVR per company were chosen.
Viewing distribution charts are provided for each product to show from what regions each product is being viewed. Regions included in the charts are as follows: Asia, Americas, Europe and Oceania.

Technological advancements in this modern day world have raised the basic standards of NVRs. From the increasingly higher resolution IP cameras, and the larger areas that require secure monitoring, internal storage, faster recording speeds and supporting channels has become a main focus in today’s NVRs. Moreover, the standard features of NVRs include mobile surveillance as well as real-time monitoring.

The popularity of NVRs for SMB applications have grown, with manufacturers such as Wavestore, QNAP, Hikvision Digital Technology all releasing NVRs that support 4 to 8 channels that made the top 10 ranking. While based on the data collected, enterprise level NVRs are designed to allow room for future scalability, such as Milestone Systems and Surveon Technology’s NVR which is preloaded with Milestone’s XProtect VMS.

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1. Wavestore A-Series NVR

The ultra-compact desk or monitor mount Wavestore A-Series NVR from Wavestore is suitable for applications that require up to 8 IP channels. With the ability to connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse, the A-Series provides a single box solution for day-to-day operation with up to 2 TB of internal storage and delivers up to 100Mbit/s throughput. Compatible with all levels of Wavestore’s VMS they come complete with a one-year warranty.

2. QNAP VS-2204 Pro+ VioStor NVR


The QNAP 2-bay VS-2204 Pro+ VioStor NVR, available in a tower form factor with 4 channels, is designed micro-size with rich functions to convey high cost-efficiency for SMB and SOHO users. Compact but fully loaded with advanced features, the VS-2204 Pro+ series supports Full HD 1080p local display, built-in alarm GPIO for enhancing security management, QSCM Lite for central management of multiple NVRs and more.

3. Merit LILIN NVR408M H.264 1080p real-time multi-touch vehicle standalone NVR

Merit LILIN’s NVR408M mobile NVR is designed for use in moving vehicles, remote locations or rugged environments working in harsh and demanding conditions to deliver quality video surveillance solutions. A rugged compact design with GPS navigation option is also available. The NVR is EN50155 certified, which ensure the use of railway applications and able to withstand sever vibration and shock.

4. Milestone Husky M50A NVR


The Milestone Husky M50 Advanced is a high-performance, rack-mounted unit with XProtect advanced software already pre-configured and optimized. It offers premium features such as the XProtect smart wall display, while maintaining the simplicity and fast deployment of a Milestone Husky NVR. The NVR is ideal for large-scale and distributed surveillance operations. It can handle up to 120 cameras and works with Milestone Interconnect to combine with multi-site XProtect video management installations.

5. Hikvision DS-96128/2561NI-E16(-E24) Embedded Super NVR


The DS-96128/2561N1-E16(-24) embedded NVR by Hikvision supports simultaneous outputs with up to 6 channels HDMI, 1 channel VGA at up to 1920x1080p and 1 LCD touch screen. The NVR also supports third-party network cameras and redundant power supplyto improve the system stability. Other features include up to 8 MP resolution recording and HDD hot wap with RAID0,1,5,10 storage scheme configuration.

6. Hunt HNR-16GSQ NVR

The Hunt Electronic HNR-16GSQ NVR supports up to 16 channels, VGA and HDMI dual output, as well as plug and play support for easy installation. The NVR features a time-point backup function under Ethernet remote control mode, allowing users to select any time period to process backups remotely. Other features include S.M.A.R.T HDD detection as well as playback smart search. Support for Mac Safari browser, iPhone and Android for mobile surveillance function is included.

7. Dahua DH-NVR5216/5232-16P-4KS2 NVR

The DH-NVR5216/5232-16P-4KS2 NVR by Dahua Technology is a 16/32 channel 1U 16 PoE 4K and H.265 professional NVR. It is equipped with HDMI and VGA simultaneous video output with up to 12 MP resolution preview and playback. The NVR supports H.265, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG4 codec decoding, with a maximum of 320 Mbps incoming bandwidth. Moreover, the DH-NVR5216/5232-16P-4KS2 supports multiple brands of network cameras, including Dahua, Arecont Vision, Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, Brickcom, Canon, CP Plus, DynaColor, Honeywell, as well as many others.

8. Verint Nextiva EdgeVR 100/200 Series NVR

Verint Systems' Nextiva EdgeVR 100/200 Series NVR is an enterprise-class, IP-based NVR designed for large-scale geographically distributed operations. Available with hybrid IP/analog capabilities, this IP video solution more readily scales to IP video operations than analog-based, hybrid NVRs for greater long-term value and lower migration costs. Other features include high-quality imagery, optimized bandwidth utilization, and a secure embedded operating system.

9. EverFocus Commander 2 ENVR8008 NVR

The EverFocus Commander 2 ENVR8008 is a rack-mount type enterprise-level NVR, supporting up to 64 channels. Featured with 8-bay hot swappable SATA II HDDs and RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 functionality with the highest data protection, the NVR is able to record at 250 Mbps in speed with approximately 64 channels working simultaneously at 2 MP at 30 fps with H.264 codec without remote playback. Operating on a Linux-based system that is free from PC crash and virus attacks, the Commander 2 ENVR8008 provides a storage capacity of up to 32 TB (4 TB per drive). Powered by EverFocus Genie XMS, an in-house designed open platform central management software, the Commander 2 ENVR8008 is able to connect all EverFocus devices such as IP cameras, DVR, NVR and access control systems. Other ONVIF conformant IP cameras can also be connected to the NVR.

10. Surveon NVR7800 series

Surveon NVR7800 series is an enterprise-grade security solution pre-loaded with Milestone XProtect VMS, which supports up to 150 channels 3 MP cameras with continuous recording and 316 HDDs with high density 4U 60-bay expansion enclosure (maximum capacity of up to 2.5 PB with 8 TB HDD). Its hybrid and cableless design ensures excellent system reliability and easy maintenance for medium to large applications.

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