If you want to record and store footage from your surveillance cameras, you will need either a digital video recorder (DVR) or a network video recorder (NVR). A DVR is typically used with analog cameras, while an NVR is used with IP cameras. Both devices can store and manage video footage, allowing you to easily access and review footage as needed. Some advanced models also offer features like remote access, motion detection, and alerts. It’s important to choose a DVR or NVR that is compatible with the cameras you plan to use and offers enough storage capacity to meet your needs. Keep in mind that you may need to hire a professional installer to set up and configure your DVR or NVR system.
However, if you only want to monitor live footage from your surveillance cameras without recording it, you may be able to use a simple monitor or display device instead of a DVR or NVR. This can be a cost-effective option if you don’t need to store footage for later use.