Why use a NAS for Surveillance?
You may already own a NAS at home or at the office that provides a centralised storage of you files & media. Many applications running on the NAS empower this data by allowing you to sorting and share photos, stream your favourite videos and music or simply backing up and restoring your data securely.
Similarly, surveillance recordings can be overwhelming to monitor and cumbersome to maintain. Using an intelligent monitoring and easy-to-use video management tools can help you safeguard your assets effectively.
If you don’t already have a NAS, check out our NAS 101: Buyer’s Guide to get started
Surveillance at a glance
Monitor feeds in real time and seamlessly scrub through the timeline
8300+ cameras supported
A wide range of devices and deep integration of advanced camera features
Using industry-standard AES-256 encryption, encrypt archives, and restrict access.
Mobile app support
Use iOS, or Android™ mobile device to monitor anytime, anywhere
Deep Video Analytics
Expand you camera’s capabilities and take advantage of advanced analytics features
Choosing the right solution
1Select the right camera
With any surveillance solution, the camera will play a key role and define the rest of the solution. Depending on the environment you are placing these cameras, the specification of the camera can vary. Below are some feature to look out for and some camera recommendation for home and business enviroment. We also have an extensive 8300+ camera compatibility list to ensure the best experience with Synology NAS.
2Estimate storage requirements
How long do you need to keep recordings for? For businesses, this is determined by your own business policy or legal requirements. For home users, it is much more flexible and down to personal preference. To keep it simple, here is a general formula.
3Select series and model
No matter the amount of cameras you need, there is a NAS for every type of need. Below are a few recommended models to get your started! 1
Setting up Surveillance Station
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- Each Synology NAS comes with atleast two camera licenses or eight camera licenses for Synology DVA series. To connect more cameras to the NAS or NVR, additional lifetime licenses are required.