I have been using the Hikvision iVMS-4200 client and iVMS-4200 Storage Server (I dedicate 1 drive for the Storage Server) on my desktop workstation running 24x7. I'm using 6 Hikvision high end POE cameras on my 1 Gig home network and I event record using the camera analytics (line crossing, intrusion dectection, and motion detection) to trigger recording. Cat 6 cable from all cameras to the network. Performance is very good when my system hasn't crashed.
I am using Win 10 x64 and every couple of days my system has a forced reboot which kills iVMS because it leaves the workstation at the login screen and the iVMS-4200 not operating. Always happens between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. I've checked "Windows Reliability History' and it tells me nothing except Windows shut down unexpectedly. So, a dedicated NVR looks good.
I contacted Hikvision and for their high end cameras (3 of mine are 4K cameras) they recommended the DS-9632Ni-I8:
Sounds like it will work but I need some advice on using the NVR.
- I want to manage the NVR using a web browser. No monitor or keyboard on the NVR-just a stand alone black box like the Synology Diskstation Surveillance Package. (can't use that because it doesn't support my high end Hikvision cameras with the analytics I use). Anybody try this and how does it work.
- Is the built in software on the NVR going to allow me to use the camera analytics to trigger event recording?
- My current iVMS-4200 storage server (on the workstation) uses a 2TB drive so I don't need much NVR storage (probably get 4TB. I like this one: https://www.123securityproducts.com/ds-9632ni-i8-4tb.html
As long as I can treat the NVR as a stand alone box and login in to manage, playback and live view it from my Desktop I'd be happy. Then I could shut my workstation down at night and, hopefully, get the reliability I seek.
Any help is appreciated.