Look at Hikvision new cloud service....
They MAY have cloud storage feature as not sure where video is getting stored
Why can't you just put a second NVR on the network, and have the cameras set up to record on there as well? Have the second NVR located in a different area.
IPVMU Certified | 08/15/14 02:18pm
Thank you for the responses.
So there is not a problem with multiple NVRs capturing and recording the stream from the camera?
The networking portion of connecting them is not a problem.
Nice save Ethan! Yes agree, you can send the same video stream (main,sub) to multiple concurrent destinations via unicast. Though to be clear, from an IP perspective (wireshark) these would all be seperate unicast network streams with distinct endpoints, and each one would add some load and therefore eventually have some finite capacity, whereas multicasting would have no such limitation.
But since the number of concurrent connections to a given stream is typically > 5, having just 2 concurrent connections to 2 streams should be well within spec. So I recant and agree with Ethan.
If your client is really concerned about redundancy the two NVR setup maybe better than adding a NAS, since then there will be some downtime in case of failure, but not in the case of dual NVRs. Also with two NVRs (that are both physically accessible) its easier for the client to verify that the data is going to both systems, than with a NAS.
[Official Hikvision Response]
You have two options- use a NAS or a second NVR (if non-PoE NVR). The cameras support multiple connections so record directly to the NAS or second NVR directly. Hik Cloud is not an option. It is not available in US and currently is only accesses uSD recording.