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Skyhawk AI vs Ironwolf PRO

Skyhawk AI vs Ironwolf PRO – ST16000VE00 vs ST16000NE00 Besides a warranty of 5 years with Pro drives versus 3 years with Skyhawk, surveillance drives are better drives.     Surveillance AI ST16000VE00 Ironwolf Pro ST16000NE00 Speed 250MB/s 250MB/s MTBF 1.5m 1.2m Warranty 3y 5y    

Reolink Duo 2 Camera Review – 4K ,180° Lens, Colour Nightvision, WHAT!

Review of the Reolink Duo 2 WiFi Camera – Any Good? I have quite a large number of cameras here on the blog/video and I think it would be fair to say that although most are all functional and reliable bits of kit, they are not particularly exciting! Security cameras are not designed to be […]

Synology DVA1622 2-Bay AI Surveillance NAS Now Available

The Synology DVA1622 Deep Video Analysis 2-Bay NAS Released Synology today announced the launch of the Deep Learning NVR DVA1622 as it expands its successful line of deep learning network video recorders with a solution for smaller deployments. Synology previously launched the four-bay DVA3221 to put AI-powered surveillance in the hands of small and medium-sized businesses. The new two-bay […]

Add Annke i91bf POE to Synology Surveillance station

Add Annke i91bf POE to Synology Surveillance station   Connect via POE/injector/ LAN Get IP address of the camera enable ONVIF (Network/Advanced settings/Integration Protocol/ Enable add ONVIF user Open Synology Admin panel/ Open (Install) Surveillance Station Open IP Camera app / Click add Select a camera and click Next Click authenticate and add credentials   […]

DVA1622 specs released

DVA1622 specs released model DVA1622 DVA3221 processor Processor model Intel Celeron J4125 Intel Atom C3538 processor architecture 64-bit 64-bit processor clock 4-core 2.0 burst up to 2.7 GHz Quad Core 2.1 GHz Hardware Encryption Engine (AES-NI) GPU GPU model Intel UHD Graphics 600 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Remark – Display output is not supported. Memory […]

Synology DVA1622 Surveillance NAS Hardware Update

Update on the Specifications on the Synology DVA1622 NAS In order to understand why the DVA1622 NAS/NVR is such a big deal, you have to look a little beyond the hardware and into the software that the brand provides. Synology’ surveillance station platform is a genuinely groundbreaking piece of software that is included with every […]

SkyHawk AI 20TB NVRs HDD

SkyHawk AI 20TB NVRs HDD Introduction This manual describes the functional, mechanical and interface specifications for the following: Seagate® SkyHawk® AI Serial ATA +Rescue drive models. These drives provide the following key features:  256 MB data buffer.  7200 RPM spindle speed.  Full-track multiple-sector transfer capability without local processor intervention.  High instantaneous […]

Surveillance Station 9.0 for Synology NAS is Now Available in Beta

Synology Launch the Surveillance Station 9.0 Beta for Public Testing Good news for any Synology users who have been waiting for an update to the popular enterprise-level NVR platform, Surveillance Station, with the release of the Beta for Version 9.0. With many of its new features revealed in the Synology 2022 event last year, many […]

Synology 2022 Event Review – EVERYTHING Covered in SRM 1.3, Routers, Mac Support, DSM 7.1, New NAS, C2, Photos and Surveillance

Review of the Synology 2022 Event – Everything Synology Revealed It’s that time again, almost as regular as clockwork, with the return of the annual Synology event. Synology has been extraordinarily business and enterprise-focused throughout this year, with numerous significant updates in services on their C2 cloud platform, Cloud assisted services and (of course) the […]

Reolink RLC-510WA compatible with Qnap

Reolink RLC-510WA compatible with Qnap Is reolink wifi camera RLC-510WA compatible with QNAP TS-453D? I want to use NVR but I cannot find it on the WA wifi cameras in qnap compatibility website. The answer is yes. Reolink cameras that support FTP or ONVIF protocols could be used on NAS including Qnap and Synology all models. Model Supported […]

WD Purple PRO now available

WD Purple PRO now available. For those who use Surveillance solutions such as Synology with AI object and smart movement detection. With PRO type of drives, you can increase responsiveness (IOPS) that is crucial for an AI-based system. Available capacities WD8001PURP WD101PURP WD121PURP WD141PURP WD181PURP Purple PRO 8TB 10TB 12TB 14TB 18TB Features: Engineered with […]

New upgraded Synology Surveillance DVA3221 Deep Learning NVR

  Previous models gets new GPU and more RAM. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. Check comparison here : Read more at userbenchmark   Here come specs : processor Processor model Intel Atom C3538 Processor architecture 64-bit Processor clock Quad core 2.1 GHz Hardware encryption engine (AES-NI) GPU GPU model NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Remarks Display output […]

Seagate SkyHawk AI 18TB Released

Seagate Launches SkyHawk AI 18TB Hard Drive Designed for AI-enabled and Large Enterprise Smart Video Systems FREMONT, Calif. – October 1, 2020 – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced it is shipping 18TB SkyHawk™ Artificial Intelligence drives in volume. SkyHawk AI is the world’s first […]

WD launches 18TB surveillance HDD, 1TB microSD card for AI cameras

Western Digital Fuels Growing AI-Enabled Video Recording Systems Market With Expanded Family of WD Purple Solutions Combination of New 18TB HDD, 1TB microSD card, and Proven Software Optimized for 24/7 Streaming Workloads Provides the Capacity, Performance and Durability Required for Recorders, Smart Cameras, Deep Learning-Enabled NVRs and Video Analytics Applications SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sep 23, […]

Which Reolink cameras work with Qnap, Synology and other NAS

reading your 2yr old review of IP cameras for synology. Want the RLC-422 you recommend but looks like that is no longer in production. Curious if the successor would be the RLC-522 or the RLC-423 (or something else), and if that is compatible with the synology?   Which Reolink Cameras Can Record to NAS? Sarah […]

Reolink IP camera compatibility with NAS like Qnap and Synology

RLC-520 I was wondering if you know if the RLC-520 will work with the synology security suite. I saw a note somewhere saying it only works with a reolink device. Looking to connect via cat6 to a synology NAS Yes, all IP cameras which are not add-on items of their NVR closed system or battery-powered […]

Transcoding engine for Surveillance?

DS118, DS228, NVR1218 Hi, I have a DS215j running 2 x 4MP cameras at H265 (with a 4TB Seagate NVR HDD). I am hitting about 40% RAM use and about 52% CPU when streaming both cameras Live. I am looking to add another 2 same spec cameras and suspect I will be needing something beefier. […]

NAS / IP Surveillance Recommendations Q&A

NAS / IP Surveillance Recommendations Hello from the US – I hope you continue to remain healthy in the UK during the current COVID-19 crisis. I have recently discovered your NASCompares channel on Youtube – I have found it to be very informative. I had a circa 2006 Infrant ReadyNAS NV that died a few […]