We are doing a small MDU with 8 penthouses and they have asked for 8 cameras for the ground (common) areas. They asked for a DVR for each client (penthouse) and maybe for a common one in the ground floor. They "designed" it like this so that each customer can view and search the recordings. We can certainly do what they want using splitters (distribution amps) and analog systems but I do not like the design and there is too much cabling.
I would like to change to an IP system so that we can simplify the cabling and only use one simple NVR. NVR and cameras would be on their own router and network. This is an inexpensive system using probably Dahua NVR and cameras. My problem is how to provide easy customer access in each penthouse. We will install the networks in these penthouse (I would prefer to keep all the networks simple and separate), but I would also like to give them a screen and mouse and keyboard for easy access to the NVR. Any ideas?