The Best 32 Channel NVR Camera System

Lorex, GW Security and Q-See are three of best surveillance vendors that offer various bundles of full high definition (full HD) 1080p (2.0MP), 4MP or even 4K 32 channel DVR or correctly is the NVR camera system, many people are still stuck with the term DVR instead of NVR even though the technology is different. Which bundle of NVR camera system is suitable to your business need?

For 32 channel NVR system without the IP cameras kit, click this link High speed 32 channel NVR system.




 

Why 32 Channel

Larger number of cameras in surveillance system is ideal for industrial, plants, campuses, or residential that require monitoring large number of spots. Businesses are mostly growing by times. You never know should you purchase 16 channel surveillance system, someday when you require more spots to monitor your NVR camera system is out of channel to add more cameras. That is why should you see that it is likely you need more spots to monitor in the future in line with your business is growing, choosing the 32-channel NVR is reasonable than 16-channel DVR system that is currently suitable to your business needs. See also high performance GW Security 16 channel NVR system.

DVR or NVR

In a large environment that requires large number of cameras, you should have a good planning whether you should choose DVR or NVR camera system. DVR is commonly related to analog CCTV camera and connection between camera and the DVR is BNC. You have to run individual BNC cable each of the camera direct to the DVR. While in the NVR system, each of your camera can connect to everywhere within the local network (LAN) of your computer networking. Your IP camera doesn’t need to connect directly to NVR system. Even though some models of NVR device come with built-in 4, 8, or 16 port POE switch you can connect each of your IP camera with POE (power over Ethernet) feature directly to the NVR.

IP camera with POE support is preference since each of the camera requires a single UTP CAT5e cable to transfer the video data and to inject the power to the camera. This is a good thing that you can position the camera in location where no power outlet is available. So you can run only a single CAT5e network cable for data and power. This is contrarily when you select DVR where each of the analog camera requires both BNC and power cable.

Best 32 Channel DVR

Each of surveillance vendors offer you various DVR / NVR bundle including 16, 24 or 32 with included IP cameras. And three of them which are currently offer high performance 1080p up to 4K NVR camera system are GW security, Lorex and Q-See.

GW Security 32 Channel with 32x Dome varifocal cameras

Each of surveillance vendors offer you various DVR / NVR bundle including 16, 24 or 32 with included IP camera. And two of them which are currently offer high performance 1080p high definition NVR camera system are GW security and Q-See. Now, have a look at the following specification comparison table between the products to help you understand should you choose one of them or other bundles from different vendors.

Q-See 32 channel NVR Kits with 16x cameras

Both bundles of 32 channel NVR offer high resolution of up to full HD 1080p clear and large images than other 720p resolution NVR. And off course it requires full HD 1080p IP camera to produce large full HD 1080p resolution images.

Now, have a look at the following specification comparison table between the products to help you understand should you choose one of them or other bundles from different vendors.

All the three products can support up to 5.0MP cameras, and Lorex up to 4k security cameras, you can add 1080p (2MP) cameras, 2K (4.0MP) or 5.0MP cameras in addition of 4K cameras for Lorex.

Have a look at the following comparison image to show you how image quality between 720p, 1080p and  5.0MP resolution (image courtesy of GW Security):

Resolution comparison for 5MP cameras

 

Analog camera normally offers you up to 960H (960 x 480p), see examples of DVR system offered by Amcrest and Lorex security system with 960H resolution. Other low end 32 channel DVR system offer lower resolution of 2CIF, CIF or D1 resolution.

Now, let’s talk about the difference between GW Security, Lorex and Q-See 32 channel NVR, remember not 32 channel DVR and table 1 represents the main spec comparison to help you understand more insight.

Resolution

GW and Lorex offer the same simultaneous recording up to 32 cameras @8MP, however Q-See can only record up to 5.0MP @30 fps per channel.

However the live / playback on the monitor is only up to 4 channel @4K resolution for both GW and Lorex, Q-See doesn’t specify concurrent playback and live view.

ONFIV

ONVIF is a standard communication or the same language that can be understood between IP Camera devices and other similar security hardware including NVR. With ONFIV standard, your NVR can communicate to other IP camera from different vendors which are compliant to ONFIV standard too. Both IP camera and 32 channel NVR offered by GW security are compliant to ONFIV agreement. This is beneficial so you can add more IP cameras from different vendors (with ONFIV compliant) when someday you need to replace the camera for some reasons.

Q-See and Lorex don’t specifically mention that the products are ONFIV compliant. So you cannot guarantee that the NVR camera system can work with other third party IP cameras from different vendors.

P2P support

P2P (peer to peer) is technology that helps you forget the complicated of configuring router and DDNS to allow you remote viewing the video via your mobile devices anywhere you are in the world as long as you can access the internet with the palm of your Android and iOS mobile devices. And off course your 32 channel DVR / NVR camera system is connected to your local internet network. This is what GW security offers to you with its NVR bundle.

Many home IP cameras are featuring P2P technology for easy deployment and setup the remote viewing with mobile devices such as Fujikam Vimtag 361.

The included cameras

Both GW Security and Lorex 32 channel NVR kits come with full 32x outdoor POE cameras. On the other hand, Q-See comes with only 16x outdoor cameras with three different models.

GW Security

GW security in this 32 channel DVR system kit comes with all 32x 5MP bullet model outdoor POE IP cameras with manual varifocal lens. With manual varifocal lens you can adjust the angle of view manually to fit your area to cover ranging from 2.8mm ~ 12mm focal length providing you field of view angle ranging from 98 degree ~ 22 degree (full zoom in).

GW Security 5MP Dome Camera

GW Security 5MP Dome Camera

All the cameras support night vision with 30 pcs IR LEDs ranging up to 100 ft(30 meters).

Q-See

Q-See offers you 16x IP cameras with three different models of 3MP IP camera including 8x fixed and 8 varifocal cameras; 8x QTN8037B bullet model fixed lens, 4x QTN8039B bullet with varifocal lens, and 4x QTN8040D dome with varifocal lens.

Q-See 4MP IP Cameras

Q-See 4MP IP Cameras

With only 16 cameras, you need more 16 cameras for complete 32 cameras in your 32 channel NVR system.

You can add Q-See dome cameras around $200 each with 100 ft included cable, for total of $3,200 in addition of current bundle price which cost around a total of $6,585. You can compare with GW Security with included 32x dome cameras for only $5,000.

Lorex

Lorex NR9326 series comes with 32x LNB4421B 4MP bullet cameras with 2K resolution , 130ft COLOR night vision, 83 degree field of view angle.

LNB4421B 4MP bullet cameras

You may also add any PTZ cameras to the system, the ONVIF compliant PTZ camera with POE supports

Now take a look more detail at the following comparison table.

Table 1 GW Security Vs Q-Lorex 32 Channel NVR

Model GW Security GW5532NP Lorex NR9326
# Channel 32 channel 32 channel
Recording resolution 8.0mp(4k), 5.0mp, 4.0mp, 3.0mp, 2.0mp(1080p), 1.3mp(960p), 1.0mp(720p) 960fps @ 720p/1080p/3MP/4MP/8MP
Live/playback 8.0mp(4k) Up To 4 Channel @30 fps, 4.0mp Up To 8 Channel @30 fps, 3.0mp Up To 11 Channel @30 fps, 2.0mp Up To 16 Channel @30 fps 1CH/4CH @4K, 8CH @4MP, 16CH @2MP
HDMI & VGA output Yes Yes
Video output resolution VGA & HDMI Up to 3840 X 2160 pixels 3840×2160, 1920×1080, 1280×1024, 1280×720, 1024×768
Ethernet Port 1x 10/100/1000Mbps POE 10/100/1000-Base-TX, RJ-45
Storage Disk drive Pre-installed 8TB disk drive Pre-installed 6TB HDD
SATA Port 2 SATA ports 2x SATA (2x 6TB; up to 12TB)
Connection to camera CAT5e network cable (PoE) for both video data and power CAT5e network cable (PoE) for both video data and power
Cable length 300 ft camera to PoE Switch, up to 300 ft PoE switch to DVR for total length up to 600 ft from camera to DVR 300 ft camera to PoE Switch, up to 300 ft PoE switch to DVR for total length up to 600 ft from camera to DVR
ONVIF agreement Yes, ONVIF 2.6 specification Lorex Cameras only
P2P Support Yes, Built-P2P service No
Mobile surveillance support Yes, GWCamview app Yes, FLIR Secure app

 

Table 2 GW Security vs Q-See

Model GW Security GW5532NP QT8716-4 32 Channel NVR System
# Channel 32 channel 32 channel with built-in 16-port PoE switch records up to 16 cameras simultaneously
Recording resolution 8.0mp(4k), 5.0mp, 4.0mp, 3.0mp, 2.0mp(1080p), 1.3mp(960p), 1.0mp(720p) 4MP@30fps per Channel with 4MP IP cams

1080p@30fps per Channel with 1080p IP cams

720p@30fps Per Channel with 720p IP cams

Live/playback 8.0mp(4k) Up To 4 Channel Real-Time, 4.0mp Up To 8 Channel Real-Time, 3.0mp Up To 11 Channel Real-Time, 2.0mp Up To 16 Channel Real-Time Unspecified
HDMI & VGA output Yes Yes
Video output resolution VGA & HDMI Up to 3840 X 2160 pixels VGA & HDMI Up to 1920 x 1080 pixels
Ethernet Port 1x 10/100/1000Mbps POE Yes
Storage Disk drive Pre-installed 8TB disk drive Pre-installed 4TB disk drive
SATA Port 2 SATA ports 2 SATA ports up to 4TB each
Connection to camera CAT5e network cable (PoE) for both video data and power CAT5e network cable (PoE) for both video data and power
Cable length 300 ft camera to PoE Switch, up to 300 ft PoE switch to DVR for total length up to 600 ft from camera to DVR 300 ft camera directly to DVR, up to 300 ft PoE switch to DVR for total length up to 600 ft from camera to DVR
ONVIF agreement Yes, ONVIF 2.6 specification No
P2P Support Yes, Built-P2P service No
Mobile surveillance support Yes, GWCamview app Yes

 

Click link below for spec details and current price in Amazon:

  1. Click here for 32 channel GW Security technical spec details and current price
  2. Click here 32 channel Q-See technical spec details and current price
  3. Click here for Lorex 4K 32 channel NVR kits

Summary,

GW Security offers you easy to configure 32 channel NVR camera system with P2P technology, larger pre-installed disk storage, higher recording resolution up to 5MP 1080p and more economical compared with Q-See and Lorex 32 channel DVR kits.

See also other comparison between Lorex and GW Security 32 channel NVR kits – click here for Lorex vs GW Security 32 channel NVR kits.
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