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Thread: (ADC-SVR100) Unboxing the alarm.com 2TB Stream Video Recorder

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    (ADC-SVR100) Unboxing the alarm.com 2TB Stream Video Recorder

    Just got the ADC SVR...(Vivotek 8TB NVR, with two purple SATA WD10PURX 1TB HDDs)

    The idea (at least in my case), is to have 2TB (user upgradable to 8TB) of local streaming video recording storage in event the broadband is somehow disabled, or internet connectivity for whatever reason should go offline, thus allowing the installed network cameras to remain operational and to continue to record, and for the 720p HD video feed(s) be saved locally to the NVR HDD array.

    Normally, if internet connectivity is lost (or purposely disabled/cut), the alarm.com cameras go offline...

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    ADC-SVR100 Installation and setup

    The SVR setup was pretty much painless. Its pretty much identical to setting up a camera...Ethernet to router, then navigate to www.alarm.com/addcamera, wait till the lights are green, and then start the setup.

    There were a few hiccups along the way, first few times the setup failed, but then it took. You have the option to run the HDD's in RAID 1 (mirrored) or not (RAID 0). I chose not to run a mirror config (RAID 0 striped).

    A few minutes to format...all in all, setup was quick.

    This SVR is LAN only. No wireless, and it can only use the newer HD ADC cameras (my V610PT was not a selectable option, but my V520IR was).

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    Mobile Alarm.com App SVR Timeline streaming access off the local storage drive:
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    ADC-SVR100 Diagnostics and maintenance

    Drive checks and maintenance features...

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    After playing with this for a few days, its not bad. I like the fact that all the recorded video is local behind your router/Modem firewall, and not stored on the alarm.com cloud. Bandwidth use/network resource impact is negligible.

    The only downside I see is there is currently no way to access the saved video locally via the LAN, and while the two USB ports appear functional, they dont seem to be supported for say plugging in a thumbdrive or hard drive to copy time based clips at this time.

    The only SVR/NVR interface is cloud based on alarm.com, website or mobile app, and any saved time based clips (30 sec up to 5 min duration), must be uploaded to, then downloaded from the ADC cloud (which has a direct impact on the image quality of the clip and is on par with other ADC cloud based video/Image clip downloads).

    Currently only the newer x20 series alarm.com cameras (e.g., V520, V620, V720/V721, V820, etc), are supported.

    Up to four ADC cameras are supported for each SVR/NVR, but you can install and run multiple SVRs.


    Supported ADC x20 series video cameras, servers, and gear:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rive View Post
    I like the fact that all the recorded video is local behind your router/Modem firewall, and not stored on the alarm.com cloud.
    Question on that specifically. From what I'm understanding, The NVR is holding all of the stored video and overwriting the oldest data like a regular NVR/DVR. In order to access that footage, you have to go to Alarm.com and tell it to upload the footage.

    Are you not able to have BOTH the local storage AND the Cloud recording uploads as we currently have (Door Unlocks, 30 Second clip uploads to ADC. Alarm goes off, 2 minute clip to ADC) ?

    For instance, what I'm wanting is: Alarm goes off, camera is recording, clip is getting uploaded to ADC. Burglar grabs the NVR and leaves with it. Obviously my NVR is gone, but the clips that did manage to upload are available at ADC and maybe I can still i.d. the bad guy.

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    You get local, and you can also configure cloud storage based on recording rules/events.

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    With the way the new cloud based storage is set up, you should not be using low res, low compression (quality), low frames (fps), or 30sec clips... or even the medium defaults.

    Cloud Storage is not size based anymore, but clip number based (1,000 clips regardless of size).

    So set highest res supported, highest quality, highest frames, and longest clip duration


    http://www.2gigforum.com/threads/172...storage-limits
    Last edited by rive; 04-23-2015 at 01:03 PM.

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