When it comes to choosing cameras or DVR/NVR (recorders) for each other, we may follow the below rules to make it a working match as possible as we can.
Choose from the same brand
The DVR/NVR/Camera comes from the same brand have been (or can be) tested by the seller, thus it's the most suggested way to make a working match.
|ANNKE C800 Turret||Arlo VMS3130|
|ANNKE N48PAW||Compatible||To be confirmed|
|Reolink RLK8-810B4-A||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
Pay attention to the maximum resolution
Basically, a DVR/NVR can only work with the cameras with an equal (or lower) resolution.
For example, a 6MP DVR will work with a 5MP camara, but won't work with an 8MP camera.
Some cameras may support more than one resolution, which means we may lower the camera resolution to make it compatible with the DVR/NVR.
Know the difference between DVR and NVR matching
1) For DVR:
- When choosing an Analog camera, we need the camera's HD signal mode (TVI/AHD/CVI/CVBS) to be supported by the DVR;
- When choosing an IP camera, we need both the DVR and the camera to support ONVIF protocol.
For example, this ANNKE DW81KD DVR can work with a 5MP TVI Analog camera and a 6MP ONVIF IP camera, but it won't work with a 5MP AHD Analog camera.
2) For NVR:
Both the NVR and the IP camera should support ONVIF protocol.
For example, this 1080P Onvif camera can be added to the ANNKE N48PAW NVR.
Double-check with the device provider
Before making a purchase, it's always recommended to double-confirm the compatibility with the device provider. Because they might have actual case(s) to tell you if the camera and DVR/NVR is compatible or not.
Notice: For any other questions, please feel free to contact ANNKE technical support at firstname.lastname@example.org by email.
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