Sunba IP Camera Recording Option
Note an IP camera can work standalone without a NVR, which is different from a traditional analog system where Digital Video Recorder is a must-have.
In terms of recording, there are few options you can select from:
A. Record to a computer. This requires you to have a dedicated computer that is on for 24/7. This means if you shut down your PC/Mac, then the recording will stop as well.
B. Record to a TF card. Most Sunba IP cameras would have a built-in TF card slot that support up to 128GB micro SD card. 405-D20X can have the TF card pre-installed before shipment if you order from our website. 406-D20X, 305-D4X 405-ECO don’t have any built-in TF card slot (as of 12/31/2019). 405-ECO and 305-D4X would support micro SD card in the future. Please refer to the product detail page for the latest specification.
The limit for the TF card is 128 GB, Class 10 (Kingston recommended), so it is great for recording small motion detection clips instead of recording 24/7. This is also a good alternative/back-up for videos recorded on PC or elsewhere.
C. Record to a NVR. NVR is a dedicated recording storage device for IP cameras and it also has the benefit of viewing multiple different cameras together. In China and most East Asian countries, NVR is used very common. In USA and western countries, Blue Iris and other software + PC combo is used as an alternative to NVR. If you use Sunba IP camera with NVR from another manufacturer that is also ONVIF compliant, then basic functions such as PTZ, recording shall work but there is no guarantee that presets, motion detection will also work perfectly.
D. Record to a NAS. Your NAS must either support ONVIF or support Sunba private protocol. You will have to add our camera in the specific NAS’s interface instead of in Sunba camera’s interface.