Keep an eye on the things that matter to you most 24/7. Once their home network is up and running, many people are using their network to add cameras. They are now affordable and unobtrusive providing excellent images. They can be used as baby monitors whilst you are at home or pet cams whilst you are away. Of course, they can also be used to monitor outside areas such as outhouses or anywhere you have valuables you want to protect. All cameras can now be easily accessed using a smart phone or tablet, whilst connected to your home network or whilst you are away via an internet connection.
A network video recorder (NVR) is a separate piece of storage specially designed to record images from your cameras. You could record images to your existing NAS drive. However, using an NVR keeps valuable space free for your music, photo’s and movies.