The DVR, or digital video recorder, was the longtime standard security system for banks and credit unions. NVRs, or network video recorders, now sit at the cutting edge of security systems, and Verint EdgeVR is one such product suite your institution can consider adopting.
At Wittenbach, we keep a finger on the pulse of electronic security systems to ensure that your branch—including employees, clients, and infrastructure—are protected around the clock. Not only are we a trusted Verint partner, our trained technicians and account managers can design a system to keep your location safe and secure, provide theft deterrent, and help you keep control over your assets.
NVR vs. DVR technology: What’s the difference?
Cloud security company Solink advises, “On the surface, both [NVR and DVR] systems serve the same purpose: they capture video footage transmitted from the cameras and store that stream so you can play it back later. The main difference between DVR and NVR systems is how they communicate and transmit video data.”
DVR security systems use analog cameras to pass raw feed to a recorder via coaxial cables. The recorder then processes and stores the video. A simpler product than the NVR system, the presence of a DVR still helps your branch meet legal security requirements, and it can successfully deter theft and break-ins. The cost of replacing a DVR analog camera is also much lower than an NVR, and these can typically be interchangeable with any brand; however, you must have a separate power source as analog cameras cannot power themselves. On the downside, DVR systems–and especially their older cameras–have a much lower resolution than NVRs, often losing definition such as faces and license plates during security incidents, which could impact the outcome of a security incident at your branch.
NVR security systems run on IP or hybrid cameras, and their data is transmitted via Ethernet, allowing for much sharper images. The upfront cost and time investment of installing an NVR system is greater than DVR, as the technology is newer, and the components are more intricate and less interchangeable. It is important to note that network video recorders can be hacked, and may also suffer performance issues if Wifi is down.
Samsara explains, “An NVR camera system can be as small as one camera or span across thousands of cameras in multiple locations globally. Indoor and outdoor cameras can be positioned in various places around buildings and properties. They usually are operating 24/7 and can be customized to alert in response to certain activity during specific times of day.”
Why is NVR technology the natural evolution for your institution?
- Increased security: network video recorders can exist virtually anywhere in your branch; as they aren’t wired, cameras can be located in places they couldn’t be before. That flexibility, coupled with superior resolution, audio, and surveillance analytics, helps your institution keep all eyes on safety.
- Keeping up with technology: Innovation is focused on NVRs over DVRs. If you seek to modernize your branch and take advantage of all cutting-edge security capabilities, it is time to upgrade.
- If you are upgrading at a large volume of branches, you’ll see a faster return on your investment if you install NVR security systems at numerous branch locations at a time. You can calculate savings in issue deterrence, fewer hardware replacements, and scalability of your security operations.
How do you choose the Verint EdgeVR security product that’s best for your branch?
As you consider implementing an NVR security system across your branch or branches, deciding factors should include your existing IT infrastructure, budget for new equipment, your institution’s appetite for new technology, and the costs of both installation and maintenance. It is important to also understand your state’s legal requirements for branch video retention. Bearing those factors in mind, it is time to meet Verint’s family of next-generation network video recorders:
- The Verint EdgeVR 300 is the company’s most superior product, designed for large-scale implementations. Per the manufacturer, this system operates “with Verint EdgeVMS Guard Center, Edge VMS Video Investigator™ for investigation/monitoring and with Verint EdgeVMS Op-Center™ for centralized NVR management. At its peak, the EdgeVR 300 can accommodate 64 IP and analog video cameras.
- The Verint EdgeVR 80 is next in line; still featuring the same powerful H.264 video compression engine that the EdgeVR 300 possesses, this model is designed with a slightly smaller operation in mind, accommodating up to 12 cameras at once (including analog, IP, and megapixel cameras.)
- The Verint EdgeVR 60 seamlessly integrates with Verint’s own IP cameras, and its smaller size allows this security system to fit in places that others may not. This model also comes with RAID support, its own embedded operating system running on Linux technology. Verint says, “Don’t let the small size fool you though as this NVR is packed with Verint’s latest technology and is fully integrated with our industry-leading software including EdgeVMS Op-Center™ for central enterprise wide NVR operation and managment, EdgeVMS Vid-Center™ for remote enterprise-wide NVR viewing and Verint Video Investigator software with a more intuitive and simplified interface that saves time and is easy to use.”
- The Verint EdgeVR 40 features the Vid-Center Embedded application that allows users to control one monitor output and view up to four camera inputs. Users can search for and view video by time, date, transaction, or event to quickly pinpoint video of interest. The Verint EdgeVR 40 also boasts advanced video quality, while offering performance capability across ATMs, point-of-sale systems, alarm systems, tellers, and more.
Other Verint software offerings can complement your EdgeVR purchase, creating a suite of products that support your institution’s transformation:
- Verint’s Central Data Services (CDS) is a powerful solution that allows banking and credit union customers to strengthen intelligence gathering, streamline investigations, and combat and resolve bank fraud.
- An advanced enterprise-class video management solution, Op-Center enables organizations to monitor and manage Verint-networked NVRs from a central location in a secure, centralized manner.
- Perhaps most importantly, Verint EdgeVMS provides scalable, enterprise-class video monitoring, recording, and analytics capabilities specifically designed for banks and credit unions.
Let Wittenbach do the heavy lifting when it comes to your NVR decision making! We understand that converting to new system is a significant investment; we want you to feel confident that you’re purchasing top-of-the-line network video recorders, and that the Verint EdgeVR is the right security system for the job. When you are ready for further information or guidance, please reach out to our experts!