The recorder hard disk has a capacity of 160GB, equivalent to seven videotapes. This allows continuous or time-lapse recording for a week or longer, depending on recording quality and speed settings. There’s the usual date/time or alarm events, with images retrieved almost instantly.

Simple front panel controls, – including jog/shuttle – make it straightforward to navigate through the menu, select options and view images. For greater flexibility in viewing, storing and sharing, individual frames or video can be exported to a Compact Flash card then transferred to a PC.

The DVR1C records both video and audio signals. It can connect directly to a single camera, or to multiple camera inputs routed via a multiplexer. It offers consistently superior image and audio quality when compared to traditional time lapse recorders, with no degradation of recorded images.

Recording can be triggered via an alarm connected directly to the DVR. Footage recorded before the alarm, already stored in the buffer, is automatically transferred to the hard disk for later viewing.